Sponsor Directory

The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter extends its sincere gratitude to the following organizations for their 2019-2020 support.

627 Grove Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201
847-869-2015

www.teskaassociates.com

 

Teska was launched in Evanston, Illinois in 1975 by the man himself, Robert B. Teska. Famous for saying, “Good design is good business,” Bob Teska’s team of creative planners, designers and landscape architects has since grown and expanded, now with offices in both Evanston and Plainfield, IL. With over 40 years experience, Teska is a leader in urban planning, landscape architecture, site design, economic development, and community engagement. We are solid believers in the power of the people, and by providing the right tools, we take interaction to the next level.

2019 APA-IL Tier I Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2015 APA-IL Gold Sponsor | 2014 APA-IL Gold Sponsor| 2012 APA-IL Silver Sponsor| 2011 APA-IL Gold Sponsor| 2010 APA-IL Town Sponsor| 2009 APA-IL City Sponsor| 2008 APA-IL Copper Sponsor | 2006 APA-IL Gold Sponsor

188 West Randolph Street, Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60601

312-372-1008
www.hlplanning.com

 

Houseal Lavigne is an innovation-based urban planning and design firm, which prides itself on creativity, collaboration, and the delivery of quality. Our team approach is built on strong relationships, the exchange of ideas, and a commitment to the integration of technology. Our firm’s priorities are to do good, have fun, work hard, and provide responsive, visionary, and viable solutions. Over the last 15 years, Houseal Lavigne has worked with more than 300 communities nationwide. In that time, we have directed more than 90 comprehensive plans, 90 corridor plans, 35 downtown plans, 17 TOD plans, 40 special area plans, 25 zoning and design guidelines assignments, and much more.

2019 APA-IL Tier I Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier I Sponsor | 2015 APA-IL Platinum Sponsor | 2014 APA-IL Platinum Sponsor | 2012 APA-IL Platinum Sponsor | 2011 APA-IL Bronze Sponsor | 2010 APA-IL Metropolis Sponsor | 2009 APA-IL Metropolis Sponsor | 2008 APA-IL Platinum Sponsor | 2007 APA-IL Conference Corporate Co-sponsor

221 N La Salle Dr, # 820

Chicago, IL 60601

312-424-4250

www.sbfriedman.com

SB Friedman Development Advisors provides analytical, strategic and financial consulting services to help our clients conceive and implement high-impact development and redevelopment projects. Founded in 1990, we serve a full range of clients in the public, private and nonprofit/institutional sectors. Our mission is to guide and enable our clients to create high-quality places through the practice of real estate economics, development finance and urban planning.

2019 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2015 APA-IL Gold Sponsor | 2014 APA-IL Gold Sponsor | 2012 APA-IL Gold Sponsor |2011 APA-IL Gold Sponsor | 2010 APA-IL City Sponsor | 2009 APA-IL Town Sponsor |2008 APA-IL Gold Sponsor | 2007 APA-IL Conference  Corporate Co-Sponsor | 2006 APA-IL Platinum Sponsor | 2005 Annual Conference Co-Sponsor | 2004 Annual Conference Co-Sponsor | 2003 Annual Conference Co-Sponsor

140 S. Dearborn Street, 6th Floor

Chicago, IL 60603

312.782.7606

www.ancelglink.com

 

2019 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2015 APA-IL Bronze  Sponsor | 2014 APA-IL Bronze Sponsor | 2012  APA-IL Silver sponsor | 2011 APA-IL Exhibitor

Muse Community + Design

1658 N. Milwaukee Ave. #277
Chicago, IL 60647
312.636.4624

www.musecommunitydesign.com

Muse Community + Design was founded in 2014 to provide creative and inspiring solutions to improve places for people. Muse is an urban planning firm that creates plans, policies and processes to help communities achieve the goals they establish for themselves. Muse employs a people-focused approach to develop realistic, tailored solutions that celebrate communities’ unique assets. Muse Community + Design is a certified WBE and DBE. 

2019 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor

910 Woodlands Parkway

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

847-735-1000

www.rolfcampbell.com

2019 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL New Sponsor

412 South Peoria Street, MC350

Chicago, IL 60607-7064

312-413-8088

http://cuppa.uic.edu/

In one of the world's great cities, Urban Planning & Policy (UPP) at UIC has led the way in preparing students for careers for over 40 years. Grounded in social equity and sustainability, we teach students to use innovative concepts and technology to address urban issues. UIC planning students take all classes in Chicago, study in Chicago, and live and breathe in Chicago. Where better to learn the art of planning great cities than in the city of Daniel Burnham?

2019 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2015 APA-IL Silver Sponsor | 2014 APA-IL Silver Sponsor | 2011 APA-IL Sponsor

111 Temple Buell Hall

611 Taft Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-3890

www.urban.illinois.edu

 

The University of Illinois has a long and rich history in the training of urban and regional planners. The Department of Urban and Regional Planning is one of the very few programs that offers three degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning, a Master of Urban Planning, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Regional Planning. It also offers a Minor in Urban Studies and Planning, as well as joint master's degree options, including with Law, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture.

2019 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2015 APA-IL Gold Sponsor | 2014 APA-IL Gold Sponsor | 2011 APA-IL Sponsor

Monadnock Building

53 W Jackson Blvd #650

Chicago, IL 60604

312-408-1661

www.farrside.com

Farr Associates is a group of optimistic architects, planners, and urban designers who help visionaries create the most sustainable buildings and places to embolden leadership and accelerate change. As designers, we work very hard to answer this one question: How can the thoughtful design of the built environment give our children and grandchildren a better world than the one given to us? 

2019 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2015 APA-IL Gold Sponsor | 2014 APA-IL Gold Sponsor | 2011 APA-IL Exhibitor | 2010 APA-IL City Sponsor | 2009 APA-IL Hamlet Sponsor

781 Elmgrove Road

Rochester, New York 14624

Toll Free: 800.836.8834

www.generalcode.com

 

Trusted by over 3,000 local governments, General Code delivers a higher standard of codification services for your municipal ordinances and Zoning laws. With more than a half century of codification expertise and an unmatched commitment to client care, we’ve transformed the industry by developing the most feature-rich, user-friendly electronic Code platform and innovating revolutionary Visual Zoning™ services.

2019 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor

625 Forest Edge Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Telephone: 847-478-9700
www.gha-engineers.com

Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. (GHA) is a Professional Engineering firm licensed and registered in the State of Illinois. For almost 40 years, GHA has been providing transportation planning and engineering, civil engineering, and surveying services to municipal governments, townships, county and state agencies, school districts, park districts, colleges and universities, and private organizations and firms.

2019 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2012 APA-IL Bronze Sponsor | 2011 APA-IL Silver Sponsor

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

Hanley Building
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764

www.idot.illinois.gov

Over the past century, Illinois businesses, residents, and visiting travelers have seen the steady development of one of the largest and most effective multi-modal transportation systems in the nation including roadways, passenger and freight railroads, transit and commuter services, bikeways, airports, waterways and canals, port districts, and inter-modal facilities. It is IDOT’s vision to transform transportation for tomorrow.

2019 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL New Sponsor

9575 West Higgins Road, Suite 400

Rosemont, Illinois 60018

847-518-9990

www.kloainc.com

 

KLOA, Inc. provides transportation and parking consulting services to public and private sector clients. Practice areas include multi-modal transportation planning, corridor studies, TOD planning, traffic impact analysis, parking demand studies, pedestrian and bicycle safety studies, speed studies, traffic data collection, and traffic signal design.

2019 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2015 APA-IL Bronze Sponsor | 2014 APA-IL Bronze Sponsor | 2012 APA-IL Exhibitor | 2011 APA-IL Bronze Sponsor

807 Davis Street, #2004

Evanston, Illinois 60201

847-864-8895

kretchmerassociates.com

 

Kretchmer Associates is a 34-year old real estate and urban planning consulting firm based in Evanston. We specialize in real estate market analyses and economic development strategies for municipalities, regional planning and transportation agencies, housing authorities, developers, property owners and lenders. Our key areas of expertise include affordable and market rate housing, senior housing, retail, office and industrial properties. 

2019 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2015 APA-IL Bronze Sponsor | 2014 APA-IL Bronze Sponsor | 2011 APA-IL Sponsor

NBC Tower

30 W Monroe St #500

Chicago, IL 60603

312-465-2359

www.ratiodesign.com

 

RATIO is an international, interdisciplinary practice of thought leaders, designers and planners. We believe in the power of design to create a better world.

2019 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier II Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2015 APA-IL Bronze Sponsor| 2014 APA-IL Bronze Sponsor | 2010 APA-IL Hamlet  Sponsor| 2008 APA-IL Gold Sponsor

Sam Schwartz Consulting

303 W. Erie Street #600

Chicago, IL 60654

773-305-0800

www.samschwartz.com

2019 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2010 APA-IL Hamlet Sponsor | 2009 APA-IL Village Sponsor

625 N Michigan Ave, #800

Chicago, IL 60611

312-896-1100

www.scb.com

 

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) is an award winning planning, architecture, and interior design firm that practices nationally and internationally from offices in Chicago and San Francisco. Since 1931, SCB has made a lasting impact on the nation's skylines, campuses, and neighborhoods, helping its clients across the country achieve their goals, serve their constituents, and create unique built environments. 

2019 APA-IL Tier III  Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier III  Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier III  Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier III  Sponsor | 2015 APA-IL Silver Sponsor | 2014 APA-IL Silver Sponsor | 2011 APA-IL Exhibitor | 2010 APA-IL Hamlet Sponsor

116 W. Illinois St., Floor 7

Chicago, IL 60654

312-467-5445

www.thelakotagroup.com

 

The Lakota Group is a team of talented designers, planners, and communicators powered by a passion to offer creative solutions. Since the firm’s conception in 1993, Lakota has completed award-winning assignments in more than 500 towns and cities across the country, gaining recognition for its work in landscape architecture, waterfront planning, site planning, design, and community engagement.
 

2019 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2018 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2015 APA-IL Silver Sponsor | 2014 APA-IL Silver Sponsor| 2009 APA-IL Village Sponsor

5101 Tennyson Parkway
Plano, Texas 75024
972-713-3700

www.tylertech.com

Tyler Technologies is the largest software company in the nation solely focused on providing integrated software and technology services to the public sector — cities, counties, states, and school districts. Public sector software isn’t just what we do, it’s all we do.

2019 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2017 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2016 APA-IL Tier III Sponsor | 2015 APA-IL Bronze Sponsor | 2014 APA-IL Bronze Sponsor

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The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) is the premier authority on urban planning issues and professional development for Illinois' urban planners.

 

The APA-IL is the official membership association for practicing planners in the State of Illinois.  We strive to inform, educate, and connect our members to resources and tools that advance the practice of planning throughout the state.  We pride ourselves on "Making Great Communities Happen" all across Illinois.  

 

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