Kipnis Architecture + Planning

Kipnis Architecture + Planning (KAP) is recognised as one of Chicago's premier green & sustainable architectural practices. Our goal is to provide the highest quality architectural services, based on our commitment to creative design, technical excellence and attention to detail.


  • Green Luxury Home

    Green Luxury Home

    This classically proportioned home's design combines a number of green techniques and technologies to reduce its energy usage and associated carbon footprint. The key design element is the use of a th

  • Net Positive Home

    Net Positive Home

    The goal for this residence was to create a Net Positive home of minimal size to optimize yard space. The reduced size (2800 sq. ft.), tight construction bordering on Passivehaus levels, highly sustai

  • 1960s Ranch Green Rehab

    1960s Ranch Green Rehab

    This existing 1960's ranch was near its end of life when rescued by the owner. It’s interior was extensively gutted and renovated, thereby saving the embodied energy contained within the existing stru

  • Mid Century Modern Green Home

    Mid Century Modern Green Home

    This project is a significant renovation of a classic, modern 1956 residence, with the addition of a new wing. The original home’s design had a clear interior/exterior relationship through the use of