Nathan Kipnis

Evanston architect Nathan Kipnis has been honored with a 2011 Chicago Magazine Green Award.

The award was given for his longstanding emphasis and wide range of work in sustainable architectural design, which includes affordable housing, and for his extensive pro bono work.

Kipnis’ involvement with conceptualizing the proposed Evanston offshore wind farm along with his contribution to the Chicago AIA’s 2030 Commitment tracking tool were noted as key examples.

Each year since 2007, Chicago Magazine has honored five groups of local eco-innovators.

Nathan Kipnis Architects, Inc. of 1642 Payne St. specializes in energy conscious and environmentally responsive designs for both residential and commercial applications including combining passive solar and other climatic design solutions with appropriate systems technology.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Award well deserved

    Nathan Kipnis does solid ecology friendly designs that use natural systems to minimize energy use.

    It appears to me he is not a high tech junkie, that thinks  complex systems will save energy.

    The other issues he are  involved in are secondary to what I consider his ability to use passive systems with his architectural design.


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