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With over thirty years of experience as
an architect, Louis Wasserman has
developed a dynamic approach and an
impressive list of projects and

Wasserman received his undergraduate
degree in Architecture from the
University of Illinois-Champagne Urbana,
and his Masters in Architecture from the
Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Before establishing Louis Wasserman &
in 1982, he worked for
internationally recognized firms in
Stockholm, Boston and Chicago. Mr.
Wasserman is the recipient of numerous
awards, prizes and research grants
including the Progressive Architecture
First Award
, Design Arts Award, and two
premiated National Endowment for the
Arts Grants.

With M. Caren Connolly, Louis has

illustrated and coauthored four best
selling and award winning books for
Taunton Press and the Wisconsin State
Historic Press that build on their
award-winning research and diverse
interests to imbue this small firm with
a “big view.”

Louis Wasserman Member of the
American Institute of Architects and
NCARB certified.

Registration & Certification Licensed
in Wisconsin and Illinois. Previously
KY, MA, MO, MI, MN, OH, and IN.

CAP Assessor (Conservation Assessment
Program) by Heritage Preservation/
National Institute for Conservation.

Organizations Wisconsin AIA Director
at Large two years.

Education Master of Architecture,
Graduate School of Design, Harvard
University, Cambridge, MA

Bachelor of Architecture, University of
Illinois, Urbana, Illinois. Summa Cum

Ecole des Beaux Artes, Unite Pedagogique
d’Architecture 3, Versailles, France.

Professional Experience Louis
Wasserman & Associates. Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. Master Planning, Recreational
Planning, Research, for Commercial,
Historic Renovation, Institutional,
Residential Projects. 1982 to present.

Benjamin Thompson, Architects.
Cambridge, Massachusetts. Design
Architect for commercial revitalization,
Embassy, Educational, and Recreational

Cambridge Seven Associates. Cambridge,
Massachusetts. Architect for Miami
Transit Station, Designer for
Educational and Recreational

Jerome Butler, City Architect of
Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Design
Architect for revitilization of
Chicago’s Navy Pier Phase 2.

Harry Weese, Architects. Chicago,
Illinois. Medical Office Building for
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
Revitalization and hotel projects.

Academic Experience and Selected
Invited Lectures
School of
Architecture and Urban Planning,
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Assistant Professor teaching freehand
drawing, theory and design studios at

graduate/under graduate level.

Department of Architecture California
Polytechnic State University, San Luis
Obispo. Assistant Professor teaching
freehand drawing, design practice and

Visiting Lectures at Chicago AIA, AIA
Wisconsin, Monona Terrace Lectures,
University of California at Berkeley,
UCLA, California Polytechnic State
University at Pomona, and San Luis
Obispo, University of Illinois,
University of Oklahoma, University of
Minnesota, and Harvard GSD.

Publications and Awards Wisconsin's
Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes
, Written
and Illustrated with M. Caren Connolly
for Wisconsin Historical Society Press,

Cottage, America’s Favorite Home
Inside and Out
, Written & Illustrated
with M. Caren Connolly for Taunton
Press, September 2005

Updating Classic America Ranches,
Written & Illustrated with M. Caren
Connolly for Taunton Press, Second
Printing 2006

Updating Classic America Bungalows,
Written & Illustrated with M. Caren
Connolly for Taunton Press, third
Printing 2006

State of Wisconsin Energy Grant.
Daylighting in the Workplace. Written
and Illustrated.

WSA Merit Design Award for NITRO
Nightclub, Milwaukee WI.

Builders Choice Award for Historic King


Progressive Architecture Citation for
Applied Research for Film

National Endowment for the Arts. Grant
to study Architecture of Film Sets.

State of Wisconsin Grant. Main Street
is All Right
Drawing research recorded
in foldout “Roadmaps

Plym Traveling Fellowship. University of
Illinois, Urbana, Illinois. Sketch tour
recorded in foldout Roadmaps.

National Endowment for the Arts.
Themepark Study Merchandising
recognized for Design

Progressive Architecture First Award in

Research for Merchandising

National Endowment for the Arts. Grant
to study Architecture of Themeparks.

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