We are deeply saddened by the loss of James R DeStefano FAIA, FALA, RIBA | March 19, 1938- August 30, 2022.

Jim DeStefano, age 84, passed away at his home in Evanston, Illinois, on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.  A native of Chicago, Jim graduated from DePaul Academy High School in Lincoln Park and studied architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology. While at IIT, Jim was in one of the last classes to study under the leadership Read More Read More

Wolcott School featured in Interior Design magazine

LVDA Makes the Most of a Simple Material for Chicago's Wolcott School Read More

Wolcott School- Illinois Green Schools

Congratulations to Wolcott School on being one of the three K-12 schools in Illinois recognized by the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools for their hard work to make their schools sustainable, healthy places to learn. Read More

Best Project- K12 Education

Legacy Charter School ENR Best Projects 2017 Read More

Kresge Hall is Northwestern’s first LEED Platinum building

LVDA's renovation of Kresge Hall serves as model for future construction and renovation at Northwestern University. Read More

Between States Exhibition at Chicago Architecture Foundation

LVDA is thrilled to participate in the Chicago Architecture Foundation's "Between States" exhibition! Read More

LVDA’s Judge Doyle Square Project featured in Madison’s Capitol Times

‘A truly elegant solution’: Key pieces of Judge Doyle Square project sail through Plan Commission. Read More

Wolcott School Continues to Transform West Town

The Wolcott School Arts and Athletics Center, designed by LVDA, broke ground on February 25, 2017. Read More

Kresge Centennial Hall Renovation Featured in Weinberg Magazine

LVDA is excited to announce that a photo spread on the renovation of Kresge Hall has been featured in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Weinberg Magazine.     Read More

New Legacy Charter School – COMING 2017

LVDA is excited to be part of this new PK-8 school in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood, which broke ground last week. Read More