Record #: R2022-710   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 7/20/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 7/20/2022
Title: Tribute to late Nicholas Anthony Bilandic
Sponsors: Lee, Nicole T.
Attachments: 1. R2022-710.pdf
City Council July 20. 2022


WHEREAS, Nicholas Anthony Bilandic has been called to eternal life by the wisdom of God at the age of 94 to his eternal reward; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of his passing by the Honorable Nicole T. Lee. Alderwoman of the 11th Ward; and

WHEREAS, Nicholas Anthony Bilandic. 94 was a Structural Engineer and graduate ofthe Illinois Institute of Technology, Nick was retired as the Director of Structural Engineering and Associate Partner at the architectural/engineering firm of Holabird & Root. Over a long career, he worked on a wide variety of projects such as the Michael A. Bilandic Building in Chicago and the Northwestern University Sports and Aquatic Center and the Chandler Building adaptive reuse in Evanston. Friend and architect Walker C. Johnson writes: '"Nick Bilandic was an excellent structural engineer with a unique aesthetic sense which magnified his skill. Whether the project was a new building or restoration of a landmark, his solutions always enhanced the design goals ofthe architectural engineering team; and

WHEREAS, Actively participating in many professional activities, Nick was a president ofthe Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI), a member of the Chicago Mayor's Advisory Committee on Building Code and a long-time member ofthe Chicago Committee on Standards & Tests. He wrote many technical papers and received the American Institute of Steel Construction Citation Award in 1984 and The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois 1985 John F. Parmer Award. Nick's wife Janet says that Nick absolutely loved the profession of engineering, providing extensive pro bono services to St. Jerome Croatian Catholic and Nativity of Our Lord churches in Bridgeport, St. Nicholas Church of Evanston, Deborah's Place, and the Salvation Army's Advisory Council, among others; and

WHEREAS, He served on the Evanston Hospital Neighbor Liaison Committee. Evanston Civil Service Commission, an...

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