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.
Instruct the public, lessen the burdens of government & promote activities and events
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Design Evanston awards owners who invest in good design in our community