Cordogan, Clark & Associates is a full service architectural, planning and engineering firm with broad experience in academic, commercial, institutional, and residential projects. We have extensive experience in the design and technical development of building systems and the management of complex projects. We provide advance value planning and accurate research to develop projects of high design quality, functional efficiency, and cost effectiveness. By completing innovative projects within budget and schedule, we have earned a reputation as effective professionals.

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Waubonsee Community College Celebrates Grand Opening of New Field House


With Field House Opening, Waubonsee's 2020 Master Plan Now Complete - Ahead of Schedule and On Budget

Waubonsee Community College opened the doors of its new Field House addition and renovated Erickson Hall in March on the college's....

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Suzhou Villa Master Plan


Cordogan Clark & Associates is providing master plan and architectural design for a multi-family villa site in Suzhou, China. This master plan and design for a prominent and historically sensitive site integrates water, nature, and architecture. It r....

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Multi-Family Housing Systems Building


Residential Construction Processes Through the Years

Imagine that when you buy a car you first select a designer and a master assembler. Parts and materials arrive from different states and countries for on-site fabrication. You're ....

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Zhou B Art Center, Museum and Sculpture Garden - Beijing, China


This project for internationally recognized artists the Zhou Brothers provides a museum, exhibition space, multi-purpose area, restaurant, and sculpture garden in Beijing’s Olympic Park.

Cordogan Clark & Associates have worked as architec....

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Innovative learning facility opens for 2014-2015 school year on Aurora University Campus


The John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School: A New Education Model

Since August 2014, 150 elementary and middle school students have been attending the newly completed John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School at Aurora University. This....

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South Side Lake Shore Drive pedestrian bridges finally get funding


Blair Kamin’s article in the Chicago Tribune focuses on the recently announced funding for the Lake Shore Drive pedestrian bridges, as well as the politics and process behind it.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin announced federal ....

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Clinton Elementary School


The new Clinton Elementary School in Clinton, Illinois opened on schedule and on budget. Clinton Community School District administrators and teachers began moving into the new 70,000 sq. ft. building during the first week of July.

The com....

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Cordogan Clark & Associates Wins Competition for Mixed-Use Complex in Wuxi, China


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 Ho....

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John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School a New Education Model


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. Du....

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Student Residence Renovation Gives Students Room to Grow


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 envi....

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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


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 residen....

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Centennial Hall Provides Lifestyle Transition


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, Auror....

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Mount Prospect Community and Project Partners Celebrate Grand Opening of Myers Place


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 P....

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New Clinton Elementary School Starts Construction


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 Clint....

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City of Aurora to Build New State-of-the-Art Public Library


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 ....

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Zhengzhou Center City Master Plan Competition


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 ....

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Waubonsee's New Campus Celebrates First Anniversary


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 j....

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Northern Illinois University Completes New Fay-Cooper Cole Hall: Spring Semester 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 ....

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Cole Hall Reopens Today


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 on....

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Cordogan, Clark & Associates in Limited International Competition


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, in Beijing. This is a major a....

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China Charcoal Corporate Headquarters


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

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Cordogan, Clark & Associates featured in Chicago Gallery News


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


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 enrollme....

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Marmion Academy Completes New Phase of a Multi-Phase Campus Expansion: Fall, 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 tr....

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Washington Park, Chicago


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....

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Roquette America Opens Innovation Center


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 ....

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Waubonsee Celebrates Aurora Campus Opening


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 se....

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Aurora Police Headquarters Garners Another Award


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....

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Illinois State University: Watterson Towers Renovation


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-styl....

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NIU unveils plan for remodeled Cole Hall: Fall 2011 reopening planned


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 desi....

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Aurora Police Headquarters


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 t....

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Sugar Grove Public Library


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 ....

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Green Bank Design Pays Dividends


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 h....

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41st and 43rd Street Bridges
City of Chicago


"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 road....

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Aurora University's Institute for Collaboration


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 "Richardson....

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