For more than 33 years, George Pappageorge has been the guiding spirit behind a divergent body of work that has fostered public awareness and appreciation of architecture while enhancing our nation’s cities. At the age of 39, he earned the distinction of being one of the youngest members to be elevated to the prestigious American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. Over the years, he has lectured at numerous institutions and societies and has served on many design juries. His achievements have been published internationally and have been featured in numerous exhibitions.
Early in his career, he worked in Chicago as a designer and urban planner while learning the rigor of residential development through several small projects with David Haymes. By 1981, when both were in their late 20’s, he and Haymes decided to start their own firm. The firm’s innovative work on such projects as City Commons, Embassy Club and Willow Court inspired a new architectural language, expanding the growth of a new urbanism in neighborhoods both at home and in cities outside the Chicago area.
Pappageorge is currently principal-in-charge on large-scale planning and significant residential, mixed-use and retail projects in locations throughout the United States, including; Buckhead Atlanta; an architecturally diverse, mixed-use neighborhood encompassing 370 residences and 470,000 sq. ft. of retail space in Atlanta, Georgia, Iowa River Landing; a 180-acre retail and entertainment district along the I-80 corridor in Coralville, Iowa, River Oaks District; a large-scale, mixed-use development that includes designer shops, restaurants and upscale apartments in Houston, Texas, and Pullman Park; a 200-acre, mixed-use development located within the greater Pullman and Roseland Communities on the South Side of Chicago in Illinois.