Kipnis Architecture + Planning, founded in 1993, is based in Evanston, Illinois. The firm's scope of work includes a wide range of projects in the Chicago area and Great Lakes region.
Complimenting a reputation for excellence in design, the organization specializes in energy conscious and environmentally responsive designs for both residential and commercial applications. KAP is dedicated to combining a client's challenging requirements with excellence in design and environmental awareness.
KAP also specializes in the thoughtful architectural integration for historic homes and other significant projects in the Chicago area. This challenging work ranges from seamless additions and renovations to full historic restorations, with many homes 130-years old or more. In addition to aesthetic and structural restoration, mechanical systems can be updated throughout while maintaining their distinct vintage character. Many projects have successfully met the requirements for the State of Illinois Historic Preservation Agency's tax Assessment freeze program.
The firm's commitment to affordable housing is evidenced by their unique position as the only firm in Chicago to be involved with the ‘New Homes for Chicago' program, ‘Scattered Site Housing', ‘Green Homes for Chicago' program and the ‘Green Bungalow Initiative'.