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Lake Forest Preservation Foundation

Restoration Award 1995, 2009

Rehabilitation Award 2007, 2007, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2022

Heritage Award 2004

New Construction Award 1998, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2022

Reconstruction Award 2014

Renovation Award 2004

Preservation Award 1995


Highland Park Historic Preservation Commission

Preservation Honor Award 2003

Rehabilitation Award 2004, 2007, 2007, 2015

Adaptive Reuse Award 2009


Glencoe Historic Preservation Commission

Rehabilitation Award 2005

Preservation Award 2003

Addition Award 2004

New Construction Award 2015


Winnetka Landmark Preservation Commission

New Construction Award 2010


National Trust for Historic Preservation & Restore Media, LLC


Great American Home Award 2003


Chicago Athenaeum

Ingenious Solutions Award 2003

Best Homes in Chicago Award 2003

American Public Works Association

Project of the Year Award 1997


The Architectural Woodwork Institute

Award of Excellence 1989

Illinois-Indiana Masonry Council

Excellence in Masonry Award 2008


Brick Industry Association

Brick in Architecture Award, Silver 2010, 2011


The 2002 Home Book Design Excellence

Silver Award


Period Homes, magazine

Forest & Bluff, magazine

Kitchen & Bath, magazine

Shelter Interiors, magazine

Dream Homes of Chicago, book

Professional Roofing, magazine

Pioneer Press, newspaper

Chicago Tribune, newspaper

Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago Magazine

Legendary Locals of Lake Forest, book

Spectacular Homes of Chicago, book

Chicago Home Book

Marvin Architect’s Challenge 2013 & 2014, books

Traditional Building, magazine

Garden, Deck & Landscape, magazine

The Practice of Fine Architecture, self-published book

CBS 4 News, website article 

CBS 42 News, website article 

Fox 59 News, website article 

The Spruce, published blog 

REALTOR® Magazine, website article 


Melichar credits the following Photographers:

Barry Rustin

John Eckert

Jon Miller

Dave Burk

Tricia Shay

Matt Mansueto

Robert Mauer

Paul Schlismann

Don Bishop

HNK Architectural Photography, Inc.

VHT Studios

Jessica Binkley

Cecily George Photography

Brian Fritz Photography 

:: recognizing their work in publications in addition to images on this site ::

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