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ABOUT HPZS

AWARD-WINNING HISTORIC & SUSTAINABLE PRESERVATION DESIGN SINCE 1976

HPZS and its predecessor firms have been providing innovative architectural, preservation, and interior design services to a wide variety of public and private clients since 1976. The conventional A/E services offered by the firm are complemented by unique and specialized experience with Historic Preservation, Sustainable Design, Adaptive Reuse, Prefabrication, and Building Materials and Systems Failure Analysis. HPZS has received numerous national, state, and local awards for its work in these areas, and looks to the future focused on continuing to provide its clients the most sustainable outcomes with a palate of services in support of integrated and energy-efficient design.

Our projects have successfully restored, renovated and even saved some of Chicago’s and the Midwest’s most iconic historic architectural gems, from the Henry Hobson Richardson designed Glessner House, to the Rookery Building by Burnham & Root, the Dana Thomas House by Frank Lloyd Wright, and Louis Sullivan’s Peoples Savings Bank in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

HPZS provides innovative design services for a wide variety of buildings and structures, both large and small, ranging from numerous projects at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and The Chicago Temple Building, to the development of a full block-long commercial district at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s South Campus, to the redevelopment of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Dearborn Homes. HPZS has a global influence, with new and preservation projects located both domestically and internationally.

HISTORY & FOUNDING

The history of HPZS spans nearly a forty-year period and is deeply intertwined with the history of historic preservation in Chicago. Wilbert Hasbrouck, the original founder of HPZS, began his architectural career in Chicago establishing the Prairie School Press in 1961, publisher of the Prairie School Review, and later opening and operating the world-famous Prairie Avenue Bookshop with his wife Marilyn. After his years as the executive director of AIA Chicago from 1968 to 1975, Wilbert started his firm, Historic Resources – The Office of Wilbert R. Hasbrouck in 1975. At that time Wilbert was one of only two architects in Chicago who seriously promoted the preservation and restoration of the buildings that comprise the historic fabric of the city.

WBE_color_rgb_web_PIn 1986, after collaborating on the award-winning restoration of the Grand Traverse County Courthouse restoration, Wilbert Hasbrouck and Jim Peterson founded Hasbrouck Peterson. In 1991, Henry Zimoch joined his office with the firm, and along with Jay Sirirattumrong, the firm became the name by which it is known today. Today, April Hughes leads the firm as a woman-owned business, bringing her expertise in award-winning sustainable design to the practice and leading the charge to “Preserve A Sustainable Future.”

HPZS has continued to work on historically significant projects locally, nationally, and internationally, including pioneering restoration work in Thailand which includes the 1768 former palace Boran Satan Phrachawangderm, currently occupied by the Royal Thai Navy, and the adaptive reuse of a 19th century finance ministry building as a Royal Textile Museum for the Queen of Thailand.

SERVICES

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION

RESTORATION & RENOVATION
HPZS has participated in and completed many projects involving all aspects of historic preservation, and worked extensively with many Historic Preservation Offices and Agencies on both a national and state level, providing it’s clients excellent and beautiful results.
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ARCHITECTURE

ADAPTIVE REUSE & AFFORDABLE HOUSING
With a strong and extensive adaptive reuse portfolio, HPZS leverages its knowledge of historic buildings in order to repurpose yesterday’s structures for today’s uses. Coupled with our expertise in affordable housing, we provide truly integrated seamless, creative solutions to unique architectural issues facing rehabilitation projects.
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INTERIORS

SPACE PLANNING & FINISH SELECTION
HPZS’s interior design services have provided both contemporary and historic restoration services for both residential and preservation clients. Our commercial interior design practice provides solutions for mixed use, retail, and hospitality projects as well as corporate interiors.
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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

INTEGRATED DESIGN PROCESS
HPZS believes in the quality of design through the auspices of the Integrated Design Process. Establishing relationships with the entire team of consultants and project stakeholders early on, providing goal-setting as well as a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach results in the most sustainable outcome.
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MATERIALS & BUILDING CONSERVATION

TESTING & ANALYSIS
HPZS frequently serves as a consultant to Owners and other architects and engineers for the testing and analysis of building material failure and conservation issues. The firm is particularly skilled at developing creative, cost effective solutions to the unique problems that historic buildings face.
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FAÇADE RESTORATION

CRITICAL EXAMINIATIONS & ONGOING INSPECTIONS
Providing building owners with the critical examination reports and on-going inspections required by the City of Chicago as part of the Façade Ordinance, our highly trained swing-stage certified personnel inspect and prepare maintenance programs for numerous buildings, as well as services for large-scale façade restorations.
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LEED FEASIBILITY

ANALYSIS & DOCUMENTATION
HPZS provides feasibility assistance early in the design process to help our clients make a determination regarding LEED certification. HPZS is skilled in providing LEED project assistance with specifications, as well as submission of LEED documentation and coordination with consultants and contractors.
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GRANT WRITING

FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY & SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
HPZS provides skilled grant writing services in order to help obtain funding sources for our clients ‘”green” projects, especially for those whom which are designated as non-profits and are looking to incorporate renewable energy solutions such as solar-electric and solar thermal technologies.

Awards

The Rookery

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Preservation Honor Award, AIA Chicago
Interiors Honor Award, AIA Chicago
National Honor Award, AIA
Interior Architecture Award of Excellence, AIA

The Delaware Building

Chicago, Illinois

Society of American Registered Architects,
Design Award in Recognition of Superior
Achievement and Professional Excellence

Grand Traverse County Courthouse

Traverse City, Michigan

Honor Award, National Association of Counties
Annual County Achievement Award

Honolulu House Restoration

Marshall, Michigan

Distinguished Interior Architecture Award,
Special Award for Technical Achievement,
AIA Chicago

John J. Glessner House Museum

Chicago, Illinois

Distinguished Interior Architecture Award,
Citation of Merit, AIA Chicago

Henry B. “Widow” Clarke Museum

Chicago, Illinois

Distinguished Building Award Honor Award,
AIA Chicago

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ

Skokie, Illinois

Distinguished Interior Architecture Award,
Citation of Merit, AIA Chicago

Fountain Square Building

Evanston, Illinois

Citation of Merit, Evanston Preservation
Commission, Evanston, Illinois

Dearborn Station

Chicago, Illinois

Excellence in Architectural Preservation
Architecture and the Law Committee,
Chicago Bar Association

The Cliff Dwellers

Chicago, Illinois

Distinguished Interior Architecture Award
Citation of Merit, Chicago Chapter, AIA

Private Residence

Winnetka, Illinois

Distinguished Building Award
Historic Restoration, AIA Chicago

Lake Shore Drive 59th Street Bridge

Chicago, Illinois

Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois
Honor Award

The Dana Thomas House

Springfield, Illinois

Distinguished Building Award, Historic
Restoration, Architect AIA Chicago
National Preservation Honor Award,
The National Trust for Historic
Preservation
The Thomas H. Madigan Outstanding
Achievement Award, Capital Development
Board
The National Historic Preservation Award,
Advisory Council On Historic Preservation

Peoples Savings Bank

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The President’s Historic Preservation Award
Advisory Council On Historic Preservation
Honor Award, AIA Chicago
Distinguished Building Award, AIA Iowa

Gross Point City Hall

Wilmette, Illinois

Wilmette Historic Preservation Commission
Historical Museum Adaptation Excellence
in Restoration Award