"U of I's Architecture curriculum required its students to become 'comprehensive generalists', knowledgeable about art, graphic design, architecture, urban planning, landscape design, structures, construction, history, mechanical electrical and plumbing engineering, sociology, and computer science, among other things. I took some great courses in all these subjects. Its faculty members were all very dedicated and talented. The curriculum provided a great liberal arts education, equipping its students to enter not only architecture but many other fields as well. The program gave me an excellent foundation with which to begin my apprenticeship. One of my classmates even became my business partner, and together we've had an excellent partnership with a comprehensive firm that is now in its 4th decade."
Cordogan Clark & Associates is a full service architectural, planning, engineering, and construction management firm of innovative professionals committed to excellence. The firm specializes in a comprehensive range of distinctive architecture. Projects include municipal, commercial, mixed-use, and residential architecture and environments, as well as community, urban, and regional planning.
Cordogan Clark has significant expertise in green design, sustainable design, and transit-oriented design (TOD). The firm is committed to sustainability. It has designed major LEED registered and certified municipal, residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects.
Cordogan Clark creates architecture that responds to its setting and environment, and that enhances the lives of those who use and experience it. It has received awards from The American Institute of Architects; The Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry; private and trade organizations, as well as community and municipal beautification awards. It has also won international design competitions.
The privately held firm now includes 50 professionals, including architects, engineers, and planners.