Cordogan, Clark & Associates is a full service architectural, planning and engineering firm of innovative professionals committed to excellence. We provide advance value planning and accurate research to develop projects of high design quality, functional efficiency, and cost effectiveness. By completing projects within budget and on schedule, CCA has earned its reputation as effective architects and problem solvers.

The structure of our firm allows close, personal participation by principals and key personnel on each project. Assisted by an excellent staff of trained professionals, the principals guide each project from programming and conceptual stages through construction and occupancy, providing experienced project management and consistent design quality. CCA believes in providing each client's project the continual, personal focus of a trained team of professionals, whose level of expertise is achieved through years of on-the-job experience. Our design methodology encourages a high level of client involvement as an informed, integral member of the team, through all phases of the project. This collaborative process has proven highly successful in creating distinctive architecture that exceeds our clients' expectations.


News & Events

Cordogan Clark & Associates Wins Competition for Mixed-Use Complex in Wuxi, China
12/24/2013

The city of Wuxi, China grew up along the banks of the large Lake Taihu. Much of its historic architecture arose along its banks, and along the waterways that feed into it. The playful reflections of architecture in water inspired this multi-use Hotel, Retail, and Apartment complex.

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John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School a New Education Model
11/22/2013

Construction has begun on an innovative learning facility designed to address regional and national deficiencies in science, technology, engineering, and math education. Next year, 200 elementary and middle school students will attend new John C. Dunham STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Ma....

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Student Residence Renovation Gives Students Room to Grow
11/10/2013

In the fall of 2013, Northern Illinois University reopened its residential Gilbert Hall after a state-of-the-art renovation as part of NIU's Vision 2020 initiative.

"We are working hard to create the best possible living-and-learning environment as part of our focus on student career suc....

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First-of-Its-Kind Supportive-Housing Development in the Northwest Suburbs: Myers Place in Mt. Prospect Provides New Home for Special Needs Residents
7/12/2013

Myers Place is an innovative, supportive, affordable housing project in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. Residents with mental disabilities who are able to live independently, all originally from Chicago's Northwest Suburbs, have found a new permanent residence here. This $13.2 million four-story development....

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Centennial Hall Provides Lifestyle Transition
6/11/2013

The new four story Centennial Hall at Aurora University represents the University's commitment to meet the growing demand for on-campus student housing. A private liberal arts institution in a historic neighborhood district in Aurora, Illinois, Aurora University has enjoyed significant academic and ....

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Mount Prospect Community and Project Partners Celebrate Grand Opening of Myers Place
6/4/2013

Community leaders, project partners and local residents celebrated the grand opening for Myers Place, a new $13.2 million mixed-use supportive housing development located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Myers Place, located in Mount Prospect, fills a vital need for supportive housing....

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New Clinton Elementary School Starts Construction
2/15/2013

Construction is already underway on Clinton's new 70,000 SF Elementary School.

The community of Clinton, Illinois overwhelmingly passed a bond referendum late last year to build a new High School for its Unit School District 15. The Clinton community strongly supported the school distric....

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City of Aurora to Build New State-of-the-Art Public Library
10/13/2012

The City of Aurora will construct a new LEED-certified 97,000-square-foot Main Library as part of its commitment to improving the City and its infrastructure. The downtown Library, which serves more than 500,000 patrons each year, has exhausted its current building. To reposition it for the new mil....

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Zhengzhou Center City Master Plan Competition
10/13/2012

In Fall 2012 Cordogan Clark & Associates was one of five firms, and the sole US firm, invited to compete in the competition for the new Masterplan for Zhengzhou, China. Using traditional Chinese graphic metaphors as inspiration, our urban design is designed for functional efficiency and sustainabil....

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Waubonsee's New Campus Celebrates First Anniversary
6/6/2012

Since its opening, Waubonsee Community College's downtown Aurora Campus has brought new life to the heart of Aurora's downtown. It has transformed an entire block of underused buildings into a new state-of-the-art multi-use educational campus. In just a year, it has served nearly 9,500 students, w....

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Northern Illinois University Completes New Fay-Cooper Cole Hall: Spring Semester 2012
2/22/2012

This spring semester, Northern Illinois University unveiled the newly renovated and expanded Fay-Cooper Cole Hall. The 1960s-era building, located at the heart of campus, has been transformed into a collaborative-learning environment that university officials believe will be looked to as a national ....

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Cole Hall Reopens Today
1/17/2012

High-tech facility could become model for collaborative learning :

With the spring semester beginning today, NIU unveiled a new crown jewel on campus — the renovated and super-high-tech Fay-Cooper Cole Hall.

What had been one of the university’s most outdated facilities is ....

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Cordogan, Clark & Associates in Limited International Competition
10/26/2011

Cordogan, Clark & Associates was selected as the only U.S. architectural firm to participate in a limited international competition for the design of the new corporate headquarters of China Aviation Industry Corporation, or AVIC, in Beijing. AVIC is a major aviation company whose focus is to efficie....

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China Charcoal Zhuhai Corporate Headquarters
10/26/2011

In Fall 2011 Cordogan Clark & Associates was the U.S. firm invited to participate in the limited competition for the new China Charcoal Zhuhai corporate headquarters. Our design creates a strong and dynamic new corporate identity. The architectural composition is powerful and iconic. It is instantl....

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Cordogan, Clark & Associates featured in Chicago Gallery News
10/26/2011

Cordogan, Clark & Associates gallery projects have been featured on the cover of the preceding two issues of Chicago Gallery News.

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Science Wing and General Renovation - Argo Community High School
10/26/2011

Argo Community High School has provided the Village of Summit high level educational services for the past ninety years. During this time, the campus building has undergone several expansions to accommodate the growing community and student enrollment, now numbering 1,750 students.

Our ....

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Marmion Academy Completes New Phase of a Multi-Phase Campus Expansion: Fall, 2011
9/9/2011

When school resumed at Marmion Academy this fall, students were greeted by a new building on campus: the Regole Field House. This 36,000 s.f. precast concrete and glass structure contains three practice basketball courts, a running track, sprint track, golf / baseball practice cages, long jump pit....

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Washington Park, Chicago
9/9/2011

The "metadesign" for West Washington Park restores community life to a large blighted inner-city region. Cordogan Clark & Associates was commissioned to design this project after Chicago's Olympic Bid proved unsuccessful, for the same site that was to house much of the Olympics.

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Roquette America Opens Innovation Center
6/29/2011

The 40,000-square-foot first phase of the new Roquette Innovation Center, a sustainable, high-tech center for corn processor, was completed this spring. The facility includes test labs, a pilot production plant, a kitchen, an auditorium and meeting rooms. Sustainable features include water-efficien....

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Waubonsee Celebrates Aurora Campus Opening
6/28/2011

On Friday, June 3, Waubonsee Community College celebrated the grand opening of its new downtown Aurora Campus at an event that drew more than 1,000 people. In addition to building tours, attendees heard remarks from Aurora Mayor Thomas Weisner and several Waubonsee officials highlighting how student....

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Aurora Police Headquarters Garners Another Award
4/7/2011

The Aurora Police Headquarters and Branch Court Facility has another award to add to its display case after being recognized by the Chicago Metropolitan Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).

The police facility was named APWA's "Structures - $25 Million to $75 Million" ....

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Illinois State University: Watterson Towers Renovation
1/17/2011

Home to 2,200 Illinois State University students during the academic year, Watterson Towers is the tallest residence hall in the United States. Watterson is designed in room clusters, or "suites", as an alternative to traditional linear corridor-style residence hall. The 28-story twin-tower complex ....

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NIU unveils plan for remodeled Cole Hall: Fall 2011 reopening planned
9/17/2010

DeKalb, Ill. — Northern Illinois University today unveiled plans for a remodeled Cole Hall. When work is completed the building will include a state-of-the-art lecture hall, a new home for the NIU Anthropology Museum and a computer laboratory designed to cultivate collaborative problem solving sk....

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Aurora Police Headquarters
9/12/2010

The newly completed Aurora Police Headquarters and Branch Courts by Cordogan, Clark & Associates with McClaren Wilson and Lawrie, nationally recognized specialists in architecture for law enforcement and forensic sciences, features state-of-the-art technology, substantial increases in the amount of ....

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Sugar Grove Public Library
11/24/2009

The new 25,000 square foot Sugar Grove Public Library, designed by Cordogan Clark and Associates,in association with Leo A Daly, replaces the 6,000 square foot building that had housed the library for 37 years. The new Sugar Grove library celebrates the future as well as the past, blending a regiona....

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Green Bank Design Pays Dividends
7/8/2009

The architectural design of Devon Bank’s new Wheeling branch, designed by Cordogan Clark & Associates, shows that quality green design pays dividends. Soon after opening, this branch bank met its investment goals for the entire year. In addition to highlighting this bank’s superior customer service,....

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41st and 43rd Street Bridges
City of Chicago

7/8/2009

"As the ordinary directness of line in town-streets, with its resultant regularity of plan would suggest eagerness to press forward without looking to the right hand or the left… we should recommend the general adoption, in the design of your roads, of gracefully-curved lines, generous spaces, an....

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Aurora University's Institute for Collaboration
6/10/2009

The new Institute for Collaboration is an innovative, collaborative "real world" learning laboratory that incorporates tutoring, community service, and professional certification. Built on the south edge of campus, it complements existing "Richardsonian Romanesque" campus architecture while comforta....

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