Howard M. Hirsch founded Hirsch Associates LLC in 1994 to offer Architectural and Planning Services to a wide range of clients on a variety of project types. Hirsch Associates has grown continuously since inception into a talented collection of architects and staff. As Founder and President of the firm, Howard is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the firm’s operations and output. He takes a personal responsibility and an active role in all projects, whether large or small. He has designed numerous award winning, and RFP selected projects.
Howard brings with him over 30 years of experience as an Architect, Designer, Project Manager and Land Planner. His past experience includes work on residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects. Howard has worked closely with some of the brightest members of the development community as an integral part of their development team, often involved from the inception of the project. He has a very strong working knowledge of the development process including programming, conceptual studies, budgeting, municipal presentations and approvals, and market analysis.
Howard prides himself on his involvement in successful residential and commercial developments. Howard has always attempted to expand his knowledge and capabilities by working on projects of all sizes, types and scales and sees the practice of architecture as a continuing education and learning process.
Howard is a registered architect in Illinois, Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin and Tennessee and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Association of Licensed Architects, Lambda Alpha International and has NCARB certification and is LEED accredited. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture Degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign and a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Prior to founding Hirsch Associates, Howard was an Architect at Braun Skiba Ltd. of Chicago. When Braun Skiba merged with McClier Corp., Howard’s responsibilities included Project Design, Project Management, and ultimately Management of the Industrial Design Group.