Cohen Hacker appreciates the quality of a good door handle. The firm's first choice for hardware is Estate Collection lock and levers from Baldwin Hardware. The solid forged brass knobs are pick-resistant, saw-proof, and kick-proof, the manufacturer says. Numerous finishes are available. Baldwin Hardware, 800.566.1986;

Julie Hacker and Stuart Cohen, FAIA
stuart cohen & julie hacker architects
evanston, ill.