Stuart Cohen holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in architecture, where he studied with Colin Rowe. Before returning home to Chicago in 1973, to open his own architectural practice and to teach, he worked in New York City for Richard Meier and Associates and for Phillip Johnson and John Burgee.

Cohen’s work and the work of his firm has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving awards for design excellence from Progressive Architecture magazine, Interiors magazine, the American Institute of Architects and the American Wood Council. He was chosen by Town and Country Magazine as one of the top fifty residential architects in the country and in 1992 he was included in Architectural Digest’s AD100, their choice of the top 100 residential architects in the world. He was selected for inclusion in 40 under 40, forty architects under the age of forty, in 1979, and he was one of twenty architects chosen to represent the United States at the 1980 Venice Biennale. In 2007 his firm was recognized by Residential Architect Magazine as one of the 50 top residential architecture firms in the U.S. and received the magazines “RA Leadership Award.”

As an educator, Cohen was a faculty member at the University of Illinois, Chicago from 1973 to 2002 and is currently a full professor of architecture emeritus. He has been a visiting professor and guest lecturer at universities throughout the country including Harvard, Columbia, Penn, and Notre Dame. In 1988, he received an Excellence in Education Award from AIA Illinois. Cohen is the author of four books on the history of Chicago architecture as well as numerous articles. He was the Chicago correspondent for Progressive Architecture magazine in the 1970s and early 80s and served for four years as the book review editor for the Journal of Architectural Education.

In 1985 Cohen was elected to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects in recognition of his contributions in the areas of design and education.

For a list of publications and exhibitions of his work and of his writing see below.

Academic Positions and Lists of Articles, Books, Book Reviews and Lectures Written by Stuart Cohen

Interview with Sutart Cohen from the Art Institute of Chicaco’s Department of Architecture Oral History Project

For a list of exhibitions and publications of his work see Press/Awards
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