Ed Uhlir, FAIA, is a consultant and the President of Uhlir Consulting LLC and the Executive Director of Millennium Park Incorporated. As executive director, Mr. Uhlir is responsible for managing the comprehensive maintenance and improvement of the public art and gardens of Millennium Park.
- Appointed in 1998 by Mayor Richard M. Daley as the Director of Design of the Millennium Park Project
- Uhlir and Millennium Park have received over forty awards including the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence in 2009
- A recognized authority on park development has lectured to a wide variety of audiences all over the world and has authored Ark in the Park, The Story of Lincoln Park Zoo
- Has been a consultant to various private and public organizations regarding park planning and development, and is also an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
- A graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
Ed Uhlir passed away on November 22, 2017.
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