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Stuart Cohen


Stuart Cohen holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in architecture, where he studied with Colin Rowe. Before returning home to Chicago in 1973, to open his own architectural practice and to teach, he worked in New York City for Richard Meier and Associates and for Phillip Johnson and John Burgee. Cohen’s work and the work of his firm has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving awards for design excellence from Progressive Architecture magazine, Interiors magazine, the American Institute of Architects and the American Wood Council. As an educator, Cohen was a faculty member at the University of Illinois, Chicago from 1973 to 2002 and is currently a full professor of architecture emeritus. Cohen is the author of four books on the history of Chicago architecture as well as numerous articles. He was the Chicago correspondent for Progressive Architecture magazine in the 1970s and early ’80s and served for four years as the book review editor for the Journal of Architectural Education. In 1985 Cohen was elected to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects in recognition of his contributions in the areas of design and education.


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Helmut Jahn (1940-2021)

Remembering architect Helmut Jahn and his work