Until his retirement in 2017, Stanley Tigerman was a principal in the Chicago architectural and design firm of Tigerman McCurry and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, designing over 450 buildings and installations around the world throughout his 51 years in private practice. He was the founding member of “The Chicago Seven” as well as the Chicago Architectural Club. In 2008, Mr. Tigerman was named the recipient of the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education as well as the AIA Illinois Gold Medal in recognition of outstanding lifetime service.
In 2018 Stanley Tigerman was honored by AIA Chicago with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2015, Tigerman participated in and later praised the first ever Chicago Architecture Biennial, which paid homage to the architect by naming its first edition “State of the Art of Architecture”—the name of a 1977 conference at the Graham Foundation which was organized by Tigerman.