Scott A. Rappe, AIA

Scott Rappe is an architect and fourth generation Chicagoan with a passion for old buildings, local businesses and walkable neighborhoods. He sits on the boards of the East Village Association and Preservation Chicago and is a Vice President of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

When he is not waiting for the phone to ring at Kuklinski+Rappe Architects, he is out advocating for sustainable living, right-zoning, responsible development and preservation of neighborhood character.

Stories from Scott A. Rappe, AIA

"Significant building" to swallow Pizza Hut site

Date: 
03/15/2012
ViewFrmPolTri

After five years of uncertainty and concern, an empty lot at the southwest corner of the Polish Triangle may finally be getting the respect it deserves.

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What do we lose, when we lose our buildings?

Date: 
06/09/2011
WoodDemolBldg

We have not had to face this question for awhile, but with tentative signs of economic improvement, East Village, Wicker Park and Bucktown are beginning to see rampant tear downs again.

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The need for appropriate development at the Polish Triangle

Date: 
01/23/2010
Crown Theatre

Decades ago two neighborhood landmarks, the Division Street YMCA and the Crown Theater, which stood at the southwest corner of Ashland and Division were demolished.  When a Pizza Hut was proposed for the site, residents stood in firm opposition. 

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