Landmarks Illinois Board Chair (2003-2005)
Joe Antunovich has been a principal contributor to Landmarks Illinois’ adaptive reuse studies and building assessments that demonstrate preservation of historic places is possible. He has specialized in the design of historic preservation and adaptive re-use projects that celebrate the rich urban context and history of cities across America. He is a larger-than-life advocate who played a pivotal role in the preservation of Old Cook County Hospital in Chicago and the Farnsworth House in Plano. He has participated passionately in many preservation projects that have ensured that our marvelous historic buildings are preserved for future generations. Joe’s volunteer service, which continues to this day, has included four terms on the Landmarks Illinois Board of Directors, with two of those years as board chair (2003-2005). He was named Landmarks Illinois Legendary Landmark in 2014 in recognition of his service, generosity and preservation achievements.