Design Evanston

Founded in 1980, Design Evanston is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit advocacy organization promoting good design in Evanston, Illinois. Design Evanston attracts a wide range of professionals living or working in Evanston, including architects, planners, graphic designers, landscape architects, web designers and industrial designers.

Design Evanston is an active and vocal observer of the city's review process and a supporter of early review of projects for owners and organizations. Since its founding, Design Evanston has prepared design guidelines for the Public Library design competition, sponsored public forums on design excellence, and has granted over one hundred awards for completed projects of merit through its Design Evanston Awards program.

Design Evanston Fountain Sq Review pdf
Design Evanston Manifesto pdf
Design Evanston Chronology pdf

2005 Design Preference Survey pdf
Design Evanston @35 book pdf

Buy our book: "Evanston: 150 Years 150 Places" for clients, friends and family.
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See our one-hour August 2013 presentation at the Evanston Public Library on YouTube.

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Our Purpose

Instruct the public, lessen the burdens of government & promote activities and events

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Meet our volunteer officers and board members

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Design Evanston is a member supported organization
Become a member

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Past and upcoming events. Join our email list for event updates

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Design Evanston awards owners who invest in good design in our community