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2017 New Years Greeting from Sally Swanson, AIA

Welcome 2017!

I visited Chicago recently for my University of Illinois class reunion and came away with many observations and insights. As an architect by profession, good architecture plays a key role in what shapes my vision of life in terms of city skylines. Chicago may be the windy city, but its buildings play to an architect’s heartstrings. When a city is as well-designed as this, with one building complementing another and each one thoughtfully sited, one almost doesn’t notice the exquisite symmetry.

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Profile in Accessibility
By Sally Swanson

There aren’t enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe Skye Parker. His ebullient spirit is captivating and contagious. A true creative. A brilliant mind. A genius. Ask anyone.

Most recently, Skye has been a member of my staff. His future holds basically whatever he envisions. Simply a remarkable young man.

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SSA | 36 Years

Founded in 1980, SSA has two practice specialties of comparable size — ADA Access Compliance, and Civic and Educational Design. Our 15-person, award-winning architecture and planning firm is known for work that meets clients’ goals with precision and creativity while exhibiting a heightened attention to the needs of people with disabilities. SSA offers complete architectural services from concept development through construction administration and enjoys recognition as one of the foremost providers of access compliance services. Additionally, SSA has consistently led the industry in applying the concepts of Universal Design to real architectural solutions.

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