• Master of Architecture, University of Illinois, 1981
  • Ecole des Beaux Arts, Versailles, 1976; Paris, 1978
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Illinois, 1977, Highest Honors

  • Registered Architect: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, New York, Michigan, Florida
  • NCARB Registration

Professional Activities
  • Member American Institute of Architects
  • Board of Directors, Waubonsee Community College Foundation, Aurora, Illinois
  • Board of Directors, Fox Valley Montessori School, Aurora, Illinois
  • Board of Directors, Plum Landing Retirement Center

Management Profile

John Cordogan heads the firm of Cordogan, Clark & Associates, founded by Louis Cordogan in 1951. John took over the firm after completing a Masters Degree at the University of Illinois and studies abroad. The firm has an extensive portfolio of institutional work including, college and university projects, performing art centers, museums and libraries. The firm has also completed over 300 financial institution projects over its 48 year history.

John maintains an active, daily involvement in the firm's operations. He reviews the development and production of the firm's projects; and has general management and administrative responsibility for quality control of the firm, including architecture, planning, building and site technology, and computer services.

John has served on building, design, historic preservation, and civic commissions, helping establish guidelines and procedures for the improvement of municipal architecture and design.

He devotes much of his time to thoroughly understanding client needs to help ensure the firm responds effectively to those needs in all aspects of its service. He has specific expertise with a wide variety of building construction systems and materials, environmental, engineering, cost control, and scheduling.

His work has received awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Precast Concrete Institute, and has received Community Beautification Awards from Aurora, Illinois. His work is included in the permanent collection of The Chicago Historical Society and the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Design.

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