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Cohen & Hacker Architects LLC

Stuart Cohen


Stuart Cohen, FAIA, is a practicing architect, educator, and author. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and is professor of architecture emeritus at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Cohen is the author of three books on the history of Chicago architecture including a book on the houses of Howard Van Doren Shaw. His latest book, out spring of 2021, is Frank L. Wright and the Architects of Steinway Hall: A Study in Collaboration. A monograph on the residential architectural work of his firm, Transforming the Traditional: The Work of Cohen & Hacker Architects, was published in 2009.Cohen received a 2018 Arthur Ross Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art for his contributions to architectural history and theory. Cohen & Hacker were the 2019 recipients of the Society of Architectural Historians award for Design, Academics and Scholarship. Their firm, Cohen & Hacker Architects LLC, specializes in the remodeling and restoration of historic houses as well as new construction. Their work has appeared frequently in “shelter” magazines and on HGTV.