Founded in 1980, Design Evanston is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit advocacy organization promoting good design in Evanston, Illinois. Design Evanston attracts a wide range of professionals living or working in Evanston, including architects, planners, graphic designers, landscape architects, web designers and industrial designers.
Design Evanston is an active and vocal observer of the city's review process and a supporter of early review of projects for owners and organizations. Since its founding, Design Evanston has prepared design guidelines for the Public Library design competition, sponsored public forums on design excellence, and has granted over one hundred awards for completed projects of merit through its Design Evanston Awards program.
Design Evanston Manifesto Click here
We're working on a book to be published during Evanston's 150th celebration—"Evanston: 150 Years 150 Places". Look soon for our invitation to help support this important project.
Instruct the public, lessen the burdens of government & promote activities and events
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Design Evanston is a member supported organization
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Design Evanston awards professionals and projects that exemplify good design in our community