213 South Euclid Avenue
Oak Park, Illinois 60302
Telephone: (708) 267-1352
Heitzman Architects is an architectural and interior design firm committed to preserving and enhancing the historic traditions of the Chicago region 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 are committed to achieving high-performance, energy efficient buildings through a collaborative team approach, promoting cooperation among the building owner, facility manager, users, engineers, designers and contractors.
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Frank Edward Heitzman is the founder of the architectural firm of Heitzman Architects located in Oak Park, Illinois. His firm has completed several well-known projects, including buildings for the Park Districts of Evanston and Oak Park, public libraries in the Chicago region, The Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and The Children's Place, the first private institution in Chicago for young children with HIV infections. Mr. Heitzman has had extensive experience in building restoration, preservation, rehabilitation, interior design and adaptive use projects.
Heitzman graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Master of Architecture degree, is licensed in Illinois, and is an NCARB Certificate-holder. Mr. Heitzman is Past-President of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the Chicago / American Institute of Architects Foundation. He is former chair of the Oak Park Universal Access Commission, and of the Oak Park Historic Preservation Commission. He currently is past chair of Pleasant Home Foundation in Oak Park, and a member of its Restoration Committee.
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."
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