Zurich Esposito is the Executive Vice President for AIA Chicago, one of the nation’s largest chapters of the American Institute of Architects. Zurich’s responsibilities include overseeing continuing education programs and events for the 3000-member organization and his role as publication director and a contributor for CHICAGO ARCHITECT, a magazine published by AIA Chicago.
Zurich holds a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has taught architectural history at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and has participated on many design-related juries for academic institutions, organizations and awards programs, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Schiff Foundation Fellowship of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Architectural Club. Zurich is immediate past president of the board of the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association, a delegate agency of the City of Chicago. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Ragdale Foundation, the artist residency in Lake Forest, located on the historic summer estate of noted architect Howard Van Doren Shaw.
Additionally, Zurich serves on advisory committees of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce, the Schweiker House Preservation Trust, and the editorial advisory board for the Midwest edition of the Architect’s Newspaper.