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Linda Searl of Searl Lamaster Howe Architects Attends Mayors' Institute on City Design

Linda Searl, FAIA participated in a three day conference for the Mayor's Institute on City Design.

Chicago, IL, December 16, 2009 --( Linda Searl, FAIA participated in a three day conference for the Mayor's Institute on City Design in Charleston, South Carolina this fall. The Mayor's Institute is sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and The American Architectural Foundation. An interdisciplinary team of eight design professionals were invited to work with seven mayors from around the country to discuss urban design issues facing their relative cities.

Searl is a principal of Searl Lamaster Howe Architects ( and currently serves as the chair of the Chicago Plan Commission. For further information, contact or see

From the Mayor's Institute Website:
The Mayors' Institute on City Design (MICD) is a partnership program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Architectural Foundation, and the United States Conference of Mayors. Since 1986, the Mayors' Institute has helped transform communities through design by preparing mayors to be the chief urban designers of their cities.

The MICD achieves its mission by organizing sessions where mayors engage leading design experts to find solutions to the most critical urban design challenges facing their cities. Sessions are organized around case-study problems. Each mayor presents a problem from his or her city for the other mayors and designers to discuss.


Searl Lamaster Howe Architects is committed to realizing inspiring spaces for clients who value where they live, work, play and learn. Each project is approached as a unique opportunity with a distinct set of needs and aspirations. Client collaboration at each step of the design and construction process is key to the quality of the office's work. A project's aesthetic is complemented and shaped by a detailed study of program, context, technology, and budget. The studio shares a commitment to creativity, innovation, sustainability, detail , and materiality. The firm portfolio includes residential, commercial and institutional projects that range from master planning to renovations to restorations to new construction; it is a member of the United States Green Building Council and offers full LEED services. Based in Chicago, the firm works nationally and is licensed in Illinois, Florida, New York, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

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312 251 9200

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