Log House
Gilbert-Bogusch Kitchen
Carr Chapel
October 12, 2010:
Douglas Gilbert recently spoke at the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) conference in Denver, Colorado.  He was co-speaker with Tina Roach for a session titled "The Intersection of Sustainability and Preservation in Europe."  The session reviewed how European countries are addressing climate change and the impact on historic preservation, both positive and negative.  Mr. Gilbert's talk was based on his research conducted while traveling in northern Europe as the 2009 Plym Traveling Fellow from the University of Illinois School of Architecture.
October 19, 2010:
Annie May Swift Hall won a 2010 Design Evanston Award for Rehabilitation/Renovation.  Douglas Gilbert served as preservation project architect on this restoration for Northwestern University while employed at Harboe Architects.  For more information about the project, see "Past Projects."


October 26, 2010:
The Haskell, Barker and Atwater Buildings, part of Sullivan Center, won a 2010 Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Restoration.  This award is presented by Landmarks Illinois.  Douglas Gilbert served as project architect on this restoration while employed at Harboe Architects.  For more information about the project, see "Past Projects."


February 10, 2011:
Douglas Gilbert gave a lecture titled "Building on the Past: Adding to Historic Structures in Europe" to the AIA Chicago Historic Resources Committee.  The lecture focussed on his research while traveling in Europe as the 2009 Plym Traveling Fellow from the University of Illinois School of Architecture.  The topic addressed the often challenging issue of designing new buildings in historic neighborhoods as well as interior modifications and new additions to historic buildings and how new design should relate to that context.


July 24, 2011:
Douglas Gilbert has been appointed to the Oak Park Plan Commission to serve a three-year term.  The Plan Commission reviews planned developments and zoning changes throughout the village.  Douglas was previously the chair of Oak Park's Historic Preservation Commission from 2002 through 2008.


October 29, 2011:
Sullivan Center, formerly the Carson Pirie Scott Building, won the 2011 Driehaus Foundation Preservation Project of the Year Award.  This award is presented by Landmarks Illinois.  Douglas Gilbert served as project architect on the phase for terra cotta and window restoration while employed at McClier.  


March 22, 2012:
Douglas Gilbert has been appointed to the board of the Pleasant Home Foundation.  Pleasant Home was designed by George W. Maher in 1897 for John Farson and is considered one of Maher's best Prairie Style designs.  It is a National Historic Landmark and an Oak Park Landmark.  The Pleasant Home Foundation operates and works to preserve and restore the home, which is owned by the Park District of Oak Park and open to the public as a house museum.  Douglas has been an active volunteer for several years and in 2011 served as the Foundation's representative for the restoration of the historic iron fence.

April 13, 2012:
AIA Illinois announced that Sullivan Center, formerly the Carson Pirie Scott Building, was awarded its 2012 Crombie Taylor Honor Award.   Douglas Gilbert served as project architect on the phase for terra cotta and window restoration while employed at McClier, and for the exterior restoration of the Wabash Avenue storefronts while employed at Harboe Architects.  


November, 2012:
Douglas Gilbert Architect was awarded an Oak Park Historic Preservation Award for Restoration for the window restoration of the Pleasant Maple Condominium.  The project involved the exterior restoration of over 800 original wood windows and included an option for unit owners to have their window interiors restored. For more information, see "Architecture."
September, 2013:
The Downtown Plainfield Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 18, 2013.  The nomination was prepared by Douglas Gilbert Architect for the Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission.  For more information, see "Consulting."
March, 2015:
Douglas Gilbert has been elected Board President of the Pleasant Home Foundation.  Pleasant Home was designed by George W. Maher in 1897 for John Farson and is considered one of Maher's best Prairie Style designs.  It is a National Historic Landmark and an Oak Park Landmark.  The Pleasant Home Foundation operates and works to preserve and restore the home, which is owned by the Park District of Oak Park and open to the public as a house museum and for public events.  Douglas has been on the board since 2012.

September, 2015:
The Central Berwyn Bungalow Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The nomination was prepared by Douglas Gilbert Architect and the Lakota Group for the City of Berwyn.  For more information, see "Consulting."