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    Paul  Pettigrew

    Paul Pettigrew

    Studio Associate Professor
    Curator of Undergraduate Year 1

    Office Hours: By appointment
    Phone: 773.294.1475
    Fax: 312.567.5820
    Email: pettigrew@iit.edu
    Web: http://www.paulpettigrewarchitect.com


    • Residential architecture and product design


    • M.Arch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Design Studio w/Antoine Predock, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
    • B.S. Architectural Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Ecole des Beaux Arts, Unite Pedagogique #3, Versaille, France

    Curriculum Vitae

    Courses Taught

    Research & Major Accomplishments

    Product Designs Produced/In Production:

    Modular Product Display System, Bella Taylor/V.H.C. Inc., Prototypes Units and 150 Production Units to Date all locally sourced, fabricated & distributed

    “Chop Chop Table”, cb2, Chicago (Winter 2011), Tables Using Chicago-Area Trees Harvested Seasonally due to the effects of wind, damage and age. Tables Sourced, Milled, Kiln Dried, Fabricated, Packaged & Shipped Locally To Global Customers/Destinations

    "Ulysses", Picture Frames, Modulus Incorporated, Chicago. One example from the series, "33 Picture Frames Designed in 33 Days and Fabricated in 33 Days Initiated 66 Days Before My 33'rd Birthday."

    “Wedding Gift Registration Kiosk”, Crate & Barrel Stores, Multiple Versions of This Kiosk Design Can Be Found In Each Of The More Than 100 Crate & Barrel/CB2 Stores Throughout The United States, Canada & As Far Away As Dubai

    Shelving Systems, Display Systems, Sales Counters & Various Other Store Fixtures Designed/Coordinated With Crate & Barrel, Fabricated By WW Displays, Mundelein, Illinois, Found In Each Of The More Than 100 Crate & Barrel/CB2 Stores Throughout The United States, Canada & As Far Away As Dubai

    Custom Architecture/Furniture in Private/Corporate Collections:
    Galgano Residence 1, Naperville, Il. 
    Private Residence, Bridgman, Mi. 
    Pettigrew Residence, Chicago, Il. 
    Reiman Residence, Chicago, Il. 
    Turf Residence, Winnetka, Il.
    Turf Residence, Lakeside, Mi.
    Arenson Residence, Chicago, Il. 
    Eileen Fisher Stores, United States 
    Turf Group Hdqtrs., Skokie, Il.
    Patricia Locke Boutique, Oak Brook, Il. 
    Segal Residence, Chicago, Il.
    Crate & Barrel Hdqtrs, Northbrook, Il. 
    Crate & Barrel Stores
    CB2 Stores
    McKenna Residence, Winnetka, Il. 
    Pitt/Ladew Residence, Evanston, Il. 
    Rodriguez/Cole Residence, Chicago, Il. 
    O’Donnel Residence, Chicago, Il.
    Bella Taylor Vendors, United States 
    Galgano Residence 2, Naperville, Il. 

    Student/Faculty Exhibitions:
    "Idea Tree: 40+ Furnishing Ideas From Single Storm-Felled Tree”, Exhibit At Chicago Center For Green Technology, Chicago, Illinois September 6 – October 12, 2012

    “Objects In Space: A Collection of Furniture & Objects Designed & Made In Chicago”, Living Room Gallery, Chicago, Illinois June 22 – August 4, 2012

    “Idea Tree: 40+ Furnishing Ideas From Single Storm-Felled Tree”, Exhibit at the Inland Steel Building, Chicago, Illinois, May 31 – June 29, 2012

    Enzo Mari, Design Exhibit, Italian Cultural Institute, Chicago, Illinois, September 18, 2008 – November 4, 2008. Elaboration of 3 Enzo Mari chair designs.

    “Furniture From Lost Trees” @ the Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois. Architecture & Furniture Spring 2008 & Summer 2008 furniture & gift shop items designed for and installed at the Morton Arboretum August & September 2008

    “Smart Home” @ the Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago. Architecture & Furniture Spring 2006 benches (re)installed as part of landscape architecture for the pre-fabricated Smart Home May - January 2008 - Current

    “Live At The Charnley House” @ the Charnley House, Chicago. Architecture & Furniture Spring 2007 installation of furniture designed and fabricated for Loius Sullivan & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Charnley House May 2007 

    Current Projects


    • American Institute of Architects, Education Honor Award



    Selected Publications

    National Conference On The Beginning Design Student, Penn. State College, University Park, Pennsylvania, March 29-31, 2012, Paper Delivered/Presented, “Full Scale: 13 Years of Building Full Scale In The First Year Studios/Crown Hall Illinois Institute of Technology

    NAAEE (North American Association For Environmental Education), 2011 Fall Conference, Raleigh North Carolina, Paper Delivered/Presented, “Where Does Wood Come From? Harvesting The Urban Forest”

    ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture), 2011 Fall Conference, Houston Texas, Paper Delivered/Published, “Local...Global: Design, Resource & Produce Locally...Disseminate, Reveal & Provoke Globally.” Pier Reviewed/Selected Paper published by ACSA.

    Invited Guest Blogger, Rangine Corporation/Rakks, “My Design Life Before I Discovered Rakks” & “Half Nelson: My Design Life After Discovering Rakks”

    Daily Journal of Commerce, GGN and Olson Kundig get into the furniture business, March 14, 2011, interview w./Lynn Porter

    The MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago 2012 Whiteboard Challenge, May 26, 2010, “Giving Tree Project”, Paul Pettigrew Presentation Finalist

    “Sullivans Travels”, LIIT, Illinois Tech Spring 2010 Writing Contest

    “IIT Students Rise to the Challenge”, Illinois Trees, The Quarterly Publication of The Illinois Arborist Association, Volume 24, Issue 3, Winter 2009

    “ABC In Chicago”, Robin Segal, Murray Hill Books, LLC; 1’st edition

    "High Rise Living," Andrew Weaving, Gibbs Smith. Layton, Utah, 2004 

    Professional Society Memberships

    Editorial Board Service

    Professional Society Service

    • Licensed Architect Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan
    • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

    Grants and Fellowships

    Community Service