Kenneth Demuth


Partner, AIA

Ken joined Pappageorge Haymes Partners in 1984 and became a partner in 2016. His area of practice and expertise has focused on adaptive re-use and historic renovation particularly of downtown located office concessions to residential and mixed use functions. His leadership on such projects as the Pedro Albizu Campos Apartments, The Midway Technology Centre, the Armour Institute, Stewart School Lofts, the Motley School Apartments, Elizabeth Peabody School 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 collaborated with several noted local architects and artists, including: Holabird & Root, Ken Schroeder, Bauhs & Dring, Verginio Ferrari, and Robert Gordon. Prior to joining PH. Ken also worked briefly 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. He joined the Chicago Committee for High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) in 2020 and is a member of the Real Estate 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.

University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor of Architecture, 1982
University of Illinois Extension, Master Naturalist, 2021

Licensed Architect, State of Illinois
Registered Energy Professional, City of Chicago

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member
Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings, Member
Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, Member
AIA Chicago and The City of Chicago, Department of Buildings Working Group, Member
The Spring Creek Stewards, Barrington, Member