The Best 16 Architects in the Chicago Area

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Why is it important to hire an Architect you can trust? Regardless if you’re remodeling, renovation or new construction project is small or large, finding a talented architect you can trust is essential to the experience and the overall outcome of your project. We want to make it easier for you with our vetted list of the Top Licensed Architects in the Midwest and globally.

Richard BeckerBecker Architects | Richard Becker | 847.433.6600
Full service firm specializing in Residential, Commercial and Auto Dealership Design. We handle a variety of commercial & residential projects, from new construction to rehabilitation and additions. The firm’s expertise is in three specific areas: Residential, Automobile Dealerships & General Commercial. Most of our projects are in the Chicago and New York metro areas.

Tom NahabedianBUREAU of Architecture and Design | Tom Nahabedian | 312.386.5860
A nationally-recognized boutique architecture and design firm committed to design excellence. Founded in 2012, the Chicago-based firm has built its reputation through a wide range of projects, including residential, hospitality, institutional and commercial.


Richard Scherer

Deep River Partners | Richard Sherer | 414.276.8550
Deep River Partners, Ltd., uses the tools of imagination and creativity to provide solutions for our clients. Our unique gifts enable us to enhance our clients’ lifestyles with expertise in needs assessment, residential architecture, interior design, and construction administration.

Christopher DerrickDerrick Architecture | Christopher Derrick | 847.606.6460
An architectural firm that specializes in residential design, renovation and interiors. Derrick Architecture’s primary goal is to provide thoughtful and dedicated professional service to its clients by producing the highest levels of design quality possible while adhering to our clients’ tastes and budget.

Daniel BaigelmanFull Circle Architects | Daniel Baigelman | 847.432.7114
Full service architecture, engineering, and interior design firm. Dedicated to delivering built environments that enhance people’s lifestyles. Let every successful project run Full Circle.


Scott FortmanGibbons, Fortman & Associates | Scott Fortman | 312.482.8040
The firm’s partners have worked together for over 25 years. The firm’s continued success is a result of quality design and listening to our clients. Each one of our projects is custom designed to be a reflection of the people who live there. Our designs range from classical to modern, paying close attention to detail which is revealed in the finished product.

Nate KipnisKipnis Architecture + Planning | Nathan Kipnis | 847.864.9650
Recognized as one of Chicago’s premier award winning and sustainable architectural practices. KAP specializes in energy conscious and environmentally responsive designs for both residential and commercial applications. KAP also specializes in designing luxury additions, renovations and restorations of historic homes.

Jason BernardLake Geneva Architects | Jason Bernard | 262.429.9155
Jason’s architectural expertise and client vision has produced profound results of excellence. With over twenty years of experience in both commercial & residential architecture, Jason’s problem-solving skills are ideally suited to designing your home to meet and exceed your needs and expectations.

Lenore WeissLenore Weiss Studios | Lenore Weiss | 847.302.0285
Art-chitecture meets anthro-tecture. Found on the belief that architecture must be inspirational, eminently functional, and delightful to all the senses. Provide homes that mirror the wishes, hopes and dreams of the people who live there — create a supportive sanctuary enhancing the lifestyle of its occupants.

Mark BennerMark Eric Benner – Architects | Mark Eric Benner | 847.412.0692
Residential and commercial design for new construction and remodeling projects. Specialize in sustainable design that integrates intelligent and cost saving efforts with designs that improve the usefulness and enjoyment of space.


Ken and RonMcCormack + Etten Architects | Ken Etten/Ron McCormack | 262.248.8391
Located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in its 25th year, M+E is a nationally recognized design firm combining a wealth of diverse architectural experience and talent spanning over four decades. A boutique firm known by its clientele for their high level of personal service and attention to their needs.  The result: the firm’s client list is a Who’s Who of regional executives and celebrities.  M+E is best known for their uncompromising creative design work in a variety of architectural styles, specializing in estate, golf course, vacation, and urban homes.

Michael MennMichael Menn Ltd | Michael Menn | 847.770.6303
Premier source for both design (architecture) excellence and build (construction) excellence.  On the residential side, we design and build kitchens, bath suites, and complete home projects, including exteriors. On the commercial side, we design and build everything from restaurants and retail spaces to office buildings to healthcare facilities and more.

Stuart ShaymanStuart D. Shayman Associates | Stuart Shayman | 847.441.7555
Offers complete architectural design services for custom residential projects, both new construction & renovation. We guide our clients through the design process to develop projects that synthesize the attributes of the site surroundings with our clients’ program requirements.

Kim NigroStudio Nigro Architecture + Design | Kim Nigro | 773.817.4527
Melds design and performance to help you live well. We craft the settings for everyday moments that become cherished memories. We construct healthy environments that nurture our families, our workplaces, and our planet. We do all of this together through efficient use of the project’s resources- spatial, natural, and financial.

Wade WeissmanWade Weissmann Architecture | Wade Weismann | 312.753.3213
A nationally recognized, full-service boutique architecture firm with projects spanning the U.S. and abroad. From small-scale renovations to master planning estates and residential enclaves, we draw inspiration from environments that have endured time, in order that we might create classics, refreshed to reflect today’s modern lifestyle.

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