Northbrook, IL Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Northbrook home architect to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire an architectural designer, you are not only hiring someone for their architectural services, but also to manage and coordinate other parties involved in the project. As you search through Northbrook, IL interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Named Remodeler of the Year by National Association of Home Builders 2016! Michael Menn has been providing... Read More
North Shore/Chicago Premiere Architect Best of Houzz 2014-2017
One of the most prestigious firms on the North Shore, Fraerman Associates Architecture, Inc. has won numerous...
Lenore Weiss Studios was founded on the belief that architecture must be inspirational, eminently functional, and... Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 807-1492
  • 5 miles from Northbrook, 1 project in Northbrook
Chicago's Luxury Architect | Best of Houzz 2012 - 2018
Here at Burns and Beyerl Architects, we strive for the optimal solution for every design challenge to create...
We create uniquely personal living and working spaces. As owner of Mark Eric Benner – Architects, Ltd. with... Read More
Chicago’s Top Rated Architect for Inspiring Bespoke Design
Lenore Weiss Studios was founded on the belief that architecture must be inspirational, eminently functional, and...
DeBaker Design Group is a licensed design firm specializing in Custom Homes, Additions and Residential Remodeling... Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 807-1121
  • 8 miles from Northbrook, 2 projects in Northbrook
Chicago Area's Award-Winning Architecture Firm | Best of Houzz
At TA we understand that your house may be your single largest asset, but it is much more than just a financial...
OCGG Architects is an Architecture and Interior Design Firm established in 2001 by Gregory Geslicki and Okhee... Read More
North Shore Architecture Firm | Best of Houzz 2015-2018
We are dedicated to providing high quality architectural services to each of our unique clients, regardless of...
Recognized as Chicago’s premier award winning sustainable architectural practice, Kipnis Architecture + Planning... Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 864-9650
  • 9 miles from Northbrook, 1 project in Northbrook
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Award Winning Chicago Architect - Best of Houzz 14, 15, & 17
Architects with 20 years of Midwestern experience in custom residential building. We pride ourselves on being...
Best of Houzz 2013-2018 Chicago & North Shore Architect
Our new construction and renovation projects provide integrity & functional design value. We are consistently...
Roig Associates LLC is a Limited Liability Corporation with an Illinois Design Professional Firm Registration in... Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 609-4044
  • 17 miles from Northbrook, 2 projects in Northbrook
Award Winning Architects + Construction Managers of Chicagoland
We are architects and builders committed to green and sustainable design and construction principles. Our passion...
Chicago's Award-Winning Architecture Firm 3x Best of Houzz!
We are full service residential architects. We specialize in new construction, renovations, additions, and...
Besch Design Ltd. works very closely with each and every client in order to assure that the desires and dreams of... Read More
  • Click to Call(773) 598-8014
  • 10 miles from Northbrook, 1 project in Northbrook
Chicago's Luxury Architect | Best of Houzz 2013 - 2018
At Morgante-Wilson Architects, we believe the optimum client-architect relationship results from closely working...
Greater Chicago's Exterior Designer and Project Management Specialist
With Pella DesignWorks, you get the design expertise you'd expect from an architect and the project management...
Brehm Architects, Ltd. was founded in 1996 by Greg Brehm with a focus on the architecture of single family... Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 698-0288
  • 8 miles from Northbrook, 1 project in Northbrook
Chicago Full-Service Design Build & Architectural Firm - Best of Houzz
Best of Houzz Winner 2017! Whether you’ve outgrown your home or you’re just looking for a change, you can rely on...
Chicago's Design Driven Architectural Firm -Best of Houzz 2016-2018
We apply the critical elements of place, space, light and scale to create a one-of-a-kind home that you will find...
Recognized as the ultimate, award-winning, sustainable architecture + construction management practice of... Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 565-1337
  • 7 miles from Northbrook, 1 project in Northbrook
North Shore Architect Best of Houzz 2017!
We built a reputation for responding to our clients' needs & desires bring top quality design while working...
Studio Carney Architecture is passionate about helping our Clients achieve their vision. Our firm is based on the... Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 558-6682
  • 23 miles from Northbrook, 1 project in Northbrook
Serving Chicago and the North Shore with Fine Architectural Design
allan j grant & associates, architects, focuses on quality residential projects for individual homeowners. our...
John Allan Wilson III is proud to present the credentials of J.A.Wilson & Associates Architects as a Professional... Read More
  • Click to Call(312) 492-6264
  • 14 miles from Northbrook, 1 project in Northbrook
North Shore's Distinguished Design Build Team
IMAGINE-DESIGN-BUILD-ENJOY is the motto of Roberts Architects & Construction. David Roberts' award-winning and...
dSPACE Studio is an award-winning architecture firm dedicated to architecture, interiors, and landscape. The... Read More
North Shore's Renowned High-End Architect & Designer Best of Houzz
Neri Architects is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity...
Elizabeth Taich Design is a full-service interior architecture and design firm that specializes in sophisticated... Read More
Chicago's Award Winning Architectural Firm
We create architecture that delights and inspires. By listening well and crafting thoughtful projects that are...
Mandy Brown Architects PC is an award winning full service architectural firm with emphasis on quality and... Read More
Premier North Shore Design Build Firm 3x Best of Houzz Winner
An architect-led design|build firm specializing in high-end residential projects. The firm's philosophy is to...
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Northbrook, IL
Michael Menn Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in Northbrook, IL
"Michael Menn designed and constructed with the help of his experienced pool of subcontractors the kitchen of my dreams in an older home that I love for both its tradition and its memories. It is a pleasure for me to come down in the morning to a space so much in keeping with the style of our home and offering me at the same time all that is in modo contemporary for the our time. Michael Menn is a gentleman who honors his word amd his contractural agreements. He was always available to me and responded promptly to any and all concerns or questions that I may have had. Michael is in addition someone with whom one could easily make a lasting friendship. I would not hesitiate for a minute to recommend him to others nor to contact him for any future projects that I had in mind."
- momulan
Lenore Weiss Studios, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Northbrook, IL
"My home is a beautiful haven, and it's because of Lenore Weiss. She designed and supervised the work on the remodels of two bathrooms, kitchen, family room, living room, dining room, and screen porch. From appliances, to layout, to color, to furniture, to area rugs, to tile, every step of the process was carried out under Lenore's gentle scrutiny, keen design sense, and attention to detail. The jobs were always on schedule, the disruptions minimal, and the final products works of beauty. She is aware of the lifestyle and taste of her clients, and she works to create surroundings that will make them feel at home. I recommend her with confidence and with gratitude."
- nancygrossman
Mark Eric Benner - Architects, Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in Northbrook, IL
"I have no adequate words to rave about Mark! We had maybe the ugliest split level house in the universe; he developed a creative solution (one that no other architect had previously thought of) and created a beautiful, open home which nearly doubled our living space. He is remarkably organized, economically and environmentally minded, and creative beyond measure. Additionally, he has a calm and kind manner which came quite in handy managing contractors. Thank you, Mark!"
- stephaniezwilling
DeBaker Design Group, Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in Northbrook, IL
"Very talented, very easy to work with and gave great advise. Highly recommend their services. Great contracts with up front pricing."
- jameyer10
OCGG Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Northbrook, IL
"OCGG was the architect and design firm for our split level remodel. It was a challenging project. Greg is extremely creative and came up with amazing ideas. Okie is extremely organized and really assisted moving the project along and getting permits. Because the remodel and roof line were so challenging, our framing crew and GC had questions in the field. Greg showed up in the field at 7am when needed so the project did not get slowed. As changes and opportunities came during the project, Greg would show up and offer ideas. They are also amazing designers and give many ideas. I love the style, creativity and responsiveness of this firm. I highly recommend."
- dhively
Kipnis Architecture + Planning
Architects and Building Designers in Northbrook, IL
"My husband and I hired Nate Kipnis and his firm after interviewing several architects about the design of our vacation property. Our wish was to build a second home with green features, and the Kipnis firm was without question up to the task. He educated us about the options for building materials, helped us select a contractor, then worked closely with the contractor to make sure he understood all of the innovative design features. Other members of his staff were equally professional. Nate was highly knowledgable, yet he listened to our input and designed a home that remains today a huge source of pride for our family. He was a pleasure to work with every step of the way!"
- Carol Klobucar
Roig Associates LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Northbrook, IL
"I have worked with Roig Associates in the past, from project management, to GC work and field supervision on several (7) projects throughout Chicagoland. The level of creative expertise and ability to work with clients providing solutions to what seemed like difficult scenarios, is just a couple of the areas where Roig Associates excels. The efficient use of space to create the best value for your money is smart and Charles is always on hand for exceptional customer consultation and service every step of the way! Kudos to Roig Associates for making major jobs much easier, well done and stress reduced for their clients."
- Bob the DJ
Besch Design, Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in Northbrook, IL
"Steve Besch of Besch Design worked as our architect on our historic home rehab project in Chicago, IL. As the home was built in the 1920's and had multiple additions over the years, it proved a challenge to modernize. Steve's thoughtful, innovative and comprehensive design and engineering work laid the foundation for a beautiful outcome. He redesigned a house full of small, dark rooms to achieve a spacious, livable floorplan that maintained its original architectural integrity. Steve partnered with us throughout the project -- from idea conception, plans and permits, contracting and construction, to finish work. He interacted effectively with our contractors and made himself available for all our questions. When needed onsite, he was timely and efficient, keeping us on schedule. His experienced, hands-on approach was invaluable during our project. To achieve success in a home build or design project, it is critical to have vested partners -- without hesitation, Steve Besch and Besch Design was that partner. We will not hesitate to bring him in on our next project or recommend him to others."
- nicmilz
Brehm Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Northbrook, IL
"Project was an addition to our dining room and porch. Our house was built in the 1920's and Greg Brehm listened to what we were trying to achieve and presented us with several options. He kept the feel of our older house and we are most pleased with the end result. He handled necessary contacts with the city to get approval for the project, and when an issue arose he took care of that as well. I have recommended him and will continue to do so when the opportunity arises."
- joansandrik
Smarthaus + Wexler/Kollman P.C., Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in Northbrook, IL
"The GreenBuilt Home Tour is honored to have an innovative home by Michael Kollman on our 2014 Chicago area showcase event. As an initiative of the USGBC-Illinois Chapter, the GreenBuilt Home Tour requires that all dwellings featured on the tour meet stringent requirements for energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability. The SmartHaus by Wexler/Kollman is cited as a model for continued "green" design and construction in the Village of Northbrook, Illinois. As an organization that seeks to promote sustainable building practices and technologies, the USGBC-Illinois is proud to acknowledge the achievements of Wexler/Kollman P.C., Ltd."
- Illinois Green Alliance
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How do I find the best Northbrook architect for my home design project?

It is best to hire a home architect who will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. The architect is often the first person you will hire for your project. If necessary, they might also help you select and hire Illinois subcontractors, which can include the builders, engineers and landscaper. Interior architects are also involved in negotiating contracts for all involved participants. It is for these reasons that it is extremely important for you to have a good relationship with the Northbrook residential architect you hire. He or she can be the tie-breaking vote between you and the general contractor and can be your biggest advocate during the construction process. Different architecture firms in Northbrook, IL provide different services, so the scope of the work can span from pre-design environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and finishes, depending on what your specific needs are.

What sort of process can I expect from a residential architect?

As far as the process goes, the architecture firm or individual that you choose will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3D renderings and videos, but that should not be assumed. There should be plenty of meetings between you and your building designer until you have agreed upon a design that you are completely happy with. Always keep in mind that the designer will have building codes to follow, and likely pre-existing design limitations when dealing with a remodel, so while they might not be able to execute your exact ideas they always have your safety and aesthetics in mind. One of the most important duties of a residential architect is to serve as managers and supervise most aspects of construction, as well as facilitate communication between all other contractors, so you can expect them to be present throughout the entire building process to ensure everything is executed as planned.

It is very important to hire the right professional for the job. Remember that the most well-known or established designer might not provide the best architectural services for your needs. It all comes down to the individual project. Research and ask people whose work you like for recommendations. It's important to have somewhat of an idea of the style of house architecture that you prefer, as well as the amount you would like to spend. Residential architects in Northbrook, IL are natural problem solvers. They will assess the entire situation and help you to solve your problems too. Don't settle for a single company too early. Call and interview a few. Make sure that you feel like your personalities will mesh well and that you like their professional perspective.

Questions to ask prospective Northbrook interior architects:

  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Do you have professional liability insurance?
  • Can you handle my special requests (ADA, LEED etc.)?
  • What types of renderings (3D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include? (It's best that the services are until construction is completed.)
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (This is important in case the architect's personal style will interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a general contractor and subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any complications you foresee with this project?

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