Design Evanston Awards

Design Evanston identifies significant aesthetic and functional improvements in the Evanston community and recognizes them with our Design Evanston Awards. Specifically designed not to be self-serving for design professionals, the awards are presented to owners responsible for the design excellence of local projects.

These awards may be presented for new commercial construction, additions, adaptive re-use, multi-family structures, sensitive in-fill, or single family residences, among other categories. In addition awards may be granted in urban design, interior design, landscape design, signage/graphic design and merchandising design.


2015 Award Winners

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2010 Award Winners

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2005 Award Winners

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2003 Award Winners

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2001 Award Winners

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2015 Awards

25-year Award

Schipporeit House


Excellence in Design: New Construction

Northwestern University Sailing Center


Excellence in Design: Rehabilitation/Renovation

Harris Hall


Excellence in Design: Interior Design

Bangers and Lace


Good Citizen Award: New Construction

Walgreens Net Zero Store


Citation of Merit: Rehabilitation/Renovation

Scott Hall & Cahn Auditorium


Significant Contribution: New Construction

AMLI Evanston


E2 Apartments


Trader Joe’s


101 Hamilton Street


Significant Contribution: Rehabilitation/Renovation

Christ Temple MB Church


Dawes House Geothermal


FEW Spirits


Seabury Hall


Seeley G. Mudd Library


Temperance Beer Co Tap Room


Heartwood Center


Ward Manufacturing


Significant Contribution: Additions

2110 Orrington


Significant Contribution: Interior Design

Craftjack Offices


Significant Contribution: Community Engagement

Art Truck