Kenneth DeMuth 40th Anniversary

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Kenneth DeMuth, AIA, Partner

Ken DeMuth is celebrating an impressive four decades with PH, having joined the firm in 1984 as its 7th employee. This pivotal position earned him the affectionate nickname “007” among his colleagues. Ken’s architectural passion centers on adaptive reuse and historic renovation, particularly focusing on transforming downtown office buildings into residential and mixed-use functions. He has been involved in over 80 such projects in Chicago and the surrounding areas.

Beyond his exceptional work at PH, Ken serves as an advisory panel member to the City of Chicago on ongoing building code matters and as an advisor to the American Institute of Architects. He played a key role in Chicago’s recent Building Code modernization, helping to shape the future of the city’s architectural landscape.

Ken’s exceptional contributions to the architecture profession have not gone unnoticed. His accolades include the AIA Chicago Distinguished Service Award, City of Chicago Preservation Excellence Award, Landmarks Illinois Driehaus Award, and ULI Chicago Vision Award. His peers affectionately refer to him as "Professor" for his wealth of knowledge and commitment to mentoring others.

Ken is a staunch advocate for sustainability through the transformation and revitalization of existing buildings. He dedicates himself to promoting environmentally friendly practices and preserving our architectural legacy through lectures and presentations at various professional organizations.

Outside of his professional commitments, Ken channels his passion for conservation by volunteering with the Cook County Forest Preserve, restoring native vegetative habitats of the Midwest. His enduring commitment to adaptive reuse, historic preservation, and environmental stewardship exemplifies his profound impact on the built environment and the community.

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