Neighborhoods, Master Plans and Tivoli Lights: An End of The Year Lakota Group Update

By Nick Kalogeresis  |  December 22, 2011

An old Lakota Sioux proverb says that it takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.  We thought it would be a good opportunity to provide a brief update on our project portfolio – projects that showcase the depth and talent of our team of planners and designers. From all of us at Lakota, we... Read More

Categories: Around the Office, Project Stories

Main Street Momence Does A Master Plan

By Nick Kalogeresis  |  December 2, 2011

Over the years, The Lakota Group has had the privilege and opportunity to work in many rural towns and small communities throughout the Midwest, ranging in assignments from designing new waterfronts to designing streetscapes and preparing downtown master plans.  During the last three years, our Main Street revitalization and historic preservation work has also taken... Read More

Categories: Ideas + Research, Project Stories

Pullman 20 years later – Lakota Participates in ULI Technical Assistance Panel for the Pullman State Historic Site

By Nick Kalogeresis  |  October 24, 2011

In April 1991, under former Governor James R. Thompson, the State of Illinois purchased the Pullman Palace Car Company Factory Complex and the adjacent Florence Hotel as part of a newly established state historic site. Those of you may recall from your college history or urban planning classes that Pullman was one of the country’s first... Read More

Categories: Awards + Accolades, Ideas + Research, Project Stories

Naperville recognized for its historic preservation efforts

By Nick Kalogeresis  |  October 13, 2011

The Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association recognized the City of Naperville’s historic preservation program with a 2011 Chapter “Best Practice” Award during the Illinois Chapter’s annual conference last week in Evanston.  Naperville undertook a two-year community engagement process to strengthen its local historic preservation program by revising its historic preservation ordinance, reconstituting the... Read More

Categories: Awards + Accolades, Project Stories

Welcome to the Lakota Group Blog

By Nick Kalogeresis  |  October 11, 2011

“It is observed that in any great endeavor, it is not enough for a person to depend on himself” – Lakota proverb. The Lakota Sioux Native-Americans of the Great Plains lived their lives according to the ideals of community, cooperation, generosity and strength.  For the Lakota, strong communities are not possible without cooperation, trust and... Read More

Categories: Around the Office