Raymond Hartshorne

Steel-Timber Research Project Steering Committee

Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, Partner and Co-founder | Chicago, United States


Raymond Hartshorne is the co-founder of Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture (HPA), an award-winning architecture, planning and interior design firm that practices nationally from its Fulton Market studio in Chicago. HPA specializes in large-scale, privately funded real-estate work.
Ray’s experience spans over 35 years across a range of building types that include Commercial, Residential, Interiors, and Planning. His portfolio of notable, award-winning projects includes 1KFulton, the corporate headquarters of Google Chicago; the LEED Platinum-rated Green Exchange, the country’s largest development for green-focused enterprises; and Randolph Tower City Apartments, a 43-story landmark and one of Chicago’s tallest terra cotta-clad towers.
Ray’s success lies in collaborating with his team to develop unique design identity and brand reinforcement, seen in projects such as Soho House Chicago, the…

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Steel-Timber Research Project Steering Committee (2022 – Present)


18 January 2012

A Future for Tall Building History

Raymond Hartshorne & Paul Alessandro, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture

Looking at Chicago's or New York's skylines, one feature that sets apart the first skyscraper cities from the recent ones is the rich history of...


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