Frank Heitzman, AIA, CSI, ASID of Oak Park, Illinois holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is licensed as an architect in Illinois, and is an NCARB Certificate-holder. He has served as the IDP coordinator for the state of Illinois since 1994.
Heitzman is a Professor of Architecture at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois. He is the author of several books including Triton BIM Standards, The Architects Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and a brochure published by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, entitled "Illinois and Federal Accessibility Laws and Their Impact on Historic Buildings."
Heitzman is the founding principal of the architectural firm Heitzman Architects located in Oak Park, Illinois. His firm specializes in historic preservation and restoration of historic buildings and sites, historic research, accessibility design, and integration of accessibility in historic buildings and sites. His firm incorporates Building Information Modeling on nearly all of its projects.
He is Past-President of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the Chicago / American Institute of Architects Foundation. Heitzman is the former chair of the Oak Park Universal Access Commission, and the Oak Park Historic Preservation Commission. He is currently Chair of the national Uniform Drawing System Program Task Team whose purpose is to develop and maintain the UDS as part of the U.S. National CAD Standard and to educate the construction industry on implementation of the NCS in construction and classroom curricula.