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From Historic Renovations to Contemporary Designs

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Work with the leading interior design and architecture firm in Chicago dedicated to preserving and enhancing historic buildings through innovative design solutions. Heitzman Architects preserves and enhances historic buildings using contemporary technical materials and methodology. We provide state-of-the-art in-house building information modeling at all phases of the project, from programming to facilities management. 

We strive for excellence in creating high-performance, energy-efficient buildings that not only meet the needs of our clients but also contribute positively to the environment. Our collaborative team approach emphasizes cooperation among building owners, facility managers, users, engineers, designers, and contractors to ensure successful outcomes for every project. Contact us today to learn more about our services. 

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Our Founder

Frank Edward Heitzman is the founder of the architecture firm Heitzman Architects in Oak Park, IL. He has had extensive experience in building restoration, preservation, rehabilitation, interior design, and adaptive use projects. With his leadership, the firm has completed several well-known projects, including buildings for The Children’s Place, the first private institution in Chicago for young children with HIV infections, as well as buildings for the Park Districts of Evanston and Oak Park, public libraries in the Chicago region, The Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago, and the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Mr. Heitzman is a highly accomplished and experienced architect. With a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he is licensed in Illinois and holds an NCARB Certificate. His impressive credentials include serving as the past president of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Chicago/American Institute of Architects Foundation.

He has also held key positions, such as former chair of the Oak Park Universal Access Commission and the Oak Park Historic Preservation Commission. Currently, he contributes his expertise as past chair of the Pleasant Home Foundation in Oak Park and is a valued member of its Restoration Committee.

In addition to his affiliation with prestigious architecture and interior design organizations, he has also displayed his expertise through his published work. Mr. Heitzman is the author of a book entitled The Architects Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and a brochure published by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency in September 1992 entitled “Illinois and Federal Accessibility Laws and Their Impact on Historic Buildings.”

Meet the Heitzman Family

The Heitzman Family

Back Row: Jerry Bestwina, Sandy, Nick, Pam Roberts, Chris 
Front Row: Grandma Ang, Frank, Xan, Rosemary

Meet the Heitzman family, proud residents of Oak Park, IL. Chris oversees facilities at the Oak Park Public Library, while Nick excels as an administrative manager at Publius Sapient in Chicago. Alexandra channels her creative energy as an architectural designer at Sevan Multi-Site Solutions in Downers Grove. As for Frank, he is an architect based in Oak Park, where his love for restoring old buildings shines through.