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Studio Talo Architecture

Studio Talo Architecture
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


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