Stanley Tigerman, FAIA is principal of Tigerman McCurry Architects along with his wife, Margaret McCurry. He received both his architectural degrees from Yale University.
A professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago for more than 20 years, Tigerman has served as director of the School of Architecture for eight years. Founder of the Chicago Architectural Club, as well as co-founder and former director of ARCHEWORKS, a socially oriented design laboratory, Tigerman remains a commentator on, and critic of, his Chicago’s architecture, fighting to save historic buildings, criticizing bad architecture, condemning public inertia, and working with community activists and the local AIA to achieve affordable housing, among other goals.
The author of six previous books on architecture, Tigerman had two books released in 2011: Schlepping Through Ambivalence: Essays on an American Architectural Condition (a collection of his previously unpublished papers on Chicago architecture, architectural theory, and commentary on contemporaries) and Designing Bridges to Burn (a memoir of his career).
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