Studio Talo Architecture
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Studio Talo is dedicated to helping owners achieve their unique goals by crafting inspiring spaces that creatively balance desires with resources.

We believe that good design means creating enduring relationships among materials, spaces, resources, people and the planet.

We help clients define their needs and priorities and provide vision and leadership throughout design and construction.

We employ the most advanced software tools, and the occasional cocktail napkin, to collaborate effectively with clients, consultants and contractors at a range of scales.
We listen in order to understand our clients’ values as well as their requirements. This allows us to imagine elegant solutions that exceed their expectations.

Our firm's small size (we are four) allow us to provide extremely personalized attention that leverages everyone's unique strengths.

Firm owner Thomas Ahleman trained at Washington University, Harvard and the Helsinki University of Technology where he studied on a Fulbright Grant. Thomas has taught architecture, construction and sustainability at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has lectured at MIT, Harvard and IIT.

Services Provided
3D Rendering, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Construction Drawings, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Green Building, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, New Home Construction, Space Planning, Structural Engineering, Sustainable Design, Universal Design

Areas Served
Broadview, Chicago, Elmwood Park, Evanston, Forest Park, Glencoe, Glenview, Glenview Nas, Golf, Harwood Heights, Hines, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Maywood, Melrose Park, Morton Grove, Niles, Norridge, Northbrook, Northfield, Oak Park, Park Ridge, River Forest, River Grove, Skokie, Techny, Wilmette

Certifications and Awards
Illinois Architecture License, LEED AP, Certiified Passive House Consultant, City of Chicago Self-Certified Architect, AIA Emerging Visions Finalist, Fulbright Scholar, Design work published in Home Trends and Chicago Magazine.
Evanston Preservation Award, Design Evanston Award
Contact: Thomas Ahleman
Location: 1234 Sherman Ave. Ste. 202
Evanston, IL 60660
Typical Job Costs: $150,000 - 4,000,000
Fees and services are tailored to each individual clients particular project and needs.
Commented: Hi, can you please provide a source for these light fixtures? The owners picked out those beautiful pendants aand I'm afraid I don't have the info you asked for.
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Commented: Paint color I wish I could help. That project was finished about eight years ago and I don't remember the colors. Sorry!
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Commented: Vanity unit dimensions The width of the vanity are just over 6' adn the depth is 22".
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Commented: What kind of wood was used for the vanity? Love it all!! The vanity is walnut, thanks so much for the interest!
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Commented: Mirror The mirror was purchased by the client, and yes it is beveled at the edges. Thanks for the question!
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Commented: Grout I can get the exact color for you if you need it, but it's a dark gray for the walls.
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