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Kipnis Architecture + Planning

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Kipnis Architecture + Planning
Evanston, IL


Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C is the principal of Kipnis Architecture + Planning, recognized as one of Chicago’s premier sustainable architectural practices.

He received his Master of Architecture with an emphasis in Energy Conscious Design from Arizona State University in 1985 and his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1983.

Mr. Kipnis currently serves on the National AIA’s 2030 Commitment Working Group to represent the small practice area. He helps promote the benefits of the Commitment and energy modeling though various outreach methods including extensive lectures and webinars.

Mr. Kipnis also lectures frequently on topics related to sustainable design, climatically based architectural design, and renewable energy. He has been an invited speaker at numerous professional and academic venues and his opinions and projects have been extensively sought for publication. Through his pro bono work with Citizens' Greener Evanston, Mr. Kipnis was instrumental in developing the concept of the Evanston offshore wind park. 

High Design/Low Carbon™ is what the firm is all about. Great sustainable Architecture!


Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, United States
Master of Architecture, 1985
Energy Conscious Design Emphasis
1983 To 1985

University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Bachelor of Environmental Design, 1983
Architecture/Solar Design
1979 To 1983

Job History

Kipnis Architecture + Planning
April 1993 - present