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IRA COVID-19 Outdoor Dining Resource Guide

The Illinois Restaurant Association team continues to work around the clock to provide all forms of necessary relief and guidance to Illinois restaurants and their team members during this crisis.


In partnership with the Illinois Restaurant Association, City Open Workshop is offering pro bono design and technical assistance in June, July and through August 6th for interested restaurants and small businesses.


Advisory services will consist of conditions assessment, DOB guideline review, permit navigation and concept design. Actual permitting and stamped drawings would involve a more formalized engagement with a design firm. 


If you are interested in learning more and partnering with professional architects, landscape designers, and zoning professionals, please see the following directory or submit an inquiry HERE.


In addition, City Open Workshop is hosting a series of virtual design sessions and office hours for small businesses. For more information and to sign up, click here




Aria Architects
Joe Vajda
Phone: (708) 445- 8400

Booth Hansen
Mark Pomarico
Phone: (239) 565-4236

Civic Projects
Monica Chadha
Phone: (312) 217 1570

Collabo Planning + Design
Adam Rosa
Phone: (312) 442-2004

DLR Group
Marina Berrones
Phone: (312) 780-1018


Integro Rehab LLC
Allyson Case Anderson
Phone: (312) 213-6321

Latent Design
Katherine Darnstadt
Phone: (773) 715 7041

O'Kelly Kasprak
Belinda O'Kelly
Phone: (312) 962-5977


Raino Architecture Office
Ryan Arnaudov

Phone: (773) 621-8659

Eli Lechter
Phone: (312) 763-7203 

Sam Schwartz
Stacey Meekins
Phone: (312) 736-2547

Brett Weidl
Phone: (312) 586-4748 

Teska Associates
Heather Faivre
Phone: (847) 563-9731 

Mark Lawrence
Phone: (312) 733-9800


The IRA makes no representations or guarantees about the design advice provided to the members.  Because the IRA is merely facilitating contact with these architects, you will have a relationship solely with the architect.  The IRA is receiving no referral or other fee in connection with offering this information.

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