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TR Knapp Architects


About Us

Over 25 years in business, focusing on client satisfaction by tailoring every design to fit the client's budget and lifestyle and to suit their desires and dreams. We are a full service Architectural Design Firm specializing in Custom Residential and Small Commercial Projects. We take the Time to Listen to our Client's dreams, our finished product meets the Owner's personality, their function and their needs, enhancing their day to day lives for generations to come. We Custom Design each project around the homeowner and therefore, each of our projects has a different design aesthetic based on the Owner's Personal Identity. No Project Too Big nor Too Small - we will take on any sized project, from small kitchen and bathroom projects, home offices or finished basements. We believe that Kitchen and Bath Design is much more than a simple cabinetry replacement - making small changes to window and door locations can make a big impact on the functionality, design and value of your home or business. By hiring an Architect at the outset, you can rest assured that we will do everything possible to create a positive change that your family will enjoy for many years to come. We firmly believe that Client Satisfaction comes from listening to the needs of the client and working towards the best possible design solution that fits their budget.

Services Provided

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Attic Conversion, Basement Design, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Custom Home, Deck Design, Floor Plans, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Handicap-Accessible Design, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, Landscape Plans, Laundry Room Design, Mudroom Design, New Home Construction, Outdoor Kitchen Design, Pool House Design & Construction, Project Management, Rooftop Deck Installation, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Tiny House Construction, Universal Design, Custom Homes, Remodeling

Areas Served

Antioch, Gages Lake, Grayslake, Green Oaks, Gurnee, Hainesville, Lake Barrington, Lake Bluff, Lake Catherine, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Libertyville, Lindenhurst, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, Old Mill Creek, Round Lake Beach, Venetian Village, Vernon Hills, Volo, Wadsworth, Wauconda, Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Brookfield, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Chicago, Darien, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, La Grange, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, North Riverside, Palatine, Park Ridge, Roselle, Schaumburg, Villa Park, Warrenville, West Chicago, Western Springs, Oak Brook


Historic Preservation Awards for Residential Remodeling Renovation and Adaptive Reuse.

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10 Projects

Example of a mid-sized classic beige two-story stucco house exterior design in Chicago

Custom Home Exteriors

Chicago and Suburbs, IL
Example of a classic exterior home design in Chicago

Outdoor Spaces

Chicago, IL
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Contact TR Knapp Architects
Gurnee, IL 60031
Typical Job Cost $2,000 - 100,000
We typically see the following cost ranges for our designs, based on the project and scope of work: Architectural Design Only $2,200 - $30,000; Kitchen Remodel $30,000 - $100,000; New Construction $6,000 - $30,000; Bathroom Remodel $10,000 - $100,000; Home Additions & Extensions $6,000 - $15,000.
License Number Illinois Wisconsin