The firm’s most tenured partner, Ken offers unique expertise in the design and execution of technically complex projects, particularly in the category of adaptive re-use and historic renovation. His leadership on such projects as the The Midway Technology Center, the Armour Institute, Stewart School Lofts, 739 N. Ada Apartments, Residences at 202 E. Walton, ARC at Old Colony, Infinite Apartments, Metropolitan Tower, The Buckingham, Scottish Rite Cathedral, and the LEED® Platinum Pomeroy Apartments, has been recognized with such distinguished awards as the J. Timothy Anderson Award for Historic Rehabilitation, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award, the Urban Land Institute Chicago’s Vision Award, and the Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence.
Early in his career, Ken was a part of the original Donohue Studio Group in Printer’s Row, founded by Harry Weese in 1977. He later worked with many local architects and artists, including: Holabird & Root, Ken Schroeder, Baus & Dring, Verginio Ferrari, and Robert Gordon. Prior to joining PH, Ken worked at H.S. Nathan & Associates as an engineering consultant specializing in electrical reconstruction and code compliance.
Ken is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, presently serving on an advisory panel to the City of Chicago for ongoing building code matters and the 2019 modernization of the Chicago Building Code. Additionally, he sits on the local Revere Park Advisory Council and is a member of the RealEstate Building Industries Council for Landmarks Illinois. Presentations and Lectures include events for Landmarks Illinois, American Institute of Architects, Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Open House Chicago, the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the Barrington White House.