2020

THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED. COVID-19 CHANGED THE WAY WE WORK, THINK, OPERATE, AND MOVE THROUGH THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND US. IT HUMBLED US. IT FRUSTRATED US. IT TESTED US. IT SHOWED US THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY AND LISTENING TO THOSE AROUND US. IT REVEALED THAT EMPATHY IS THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS OF OTHERS. THESE NEEDS OFTEN REVOLVED AROUND THE IDEA OF WELLBEING. HOW ARE WE FEELING MENTALLY? ARE WE STAYING ACTIVE AND HEALTHY? HOW CAN WE ALTER THE URBAN FABRIC AROUND US TO BE MORE HUMAN-FOCUSED? HOW DO WE CREATE SAFE PUBLIC SPACES FOR PEOPLE IN THESE TIMES? WE CAME UP WITH SOME STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS FOR THESE ISSUES, AMPLIFYING THE ROLE OF AN "ARCHITECT" TO MORE THAN JUST A DESIGNER OF BUILDINGS. WE CREATE SPACES THAT AMPLIFY THE HUMAN SPIRIT. WE RESEARCH, LISTEN, MEASURE, QUANTIFY, COLLABORATE, AND DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR PROBLEMS. WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF THE ARTS, THE GLUE THAT BINDS A COMMUNITY TOGETHER. 2020 WAS TOUGH, BUT WE WERE ALL IN IT TOGETHER

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COVID WINTER 

CHICAGO PROMENADE PLAN

JUNCTION GROVE ARTIST LIVE / WORK

ESSENTIAL HOMES

EDGE ATHLETE LOUNGE

SOUTH SIDE RECORDING STUDIO

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We are a multidisciplinary architecture firm in Chicago, IL. We believe that architecture exists to enhance society’s experience of the world around us - to challenge convention, envision new programmatic combinations, and elevate quality of life.  Now more than ever, architecture needs to be deliberate in designing  public and private spaces for our communities that establish inspiring, safe and comfortable areas for all to develop and thrive. Beautiful, thoughtful architecture is for everyone, and is essential to our collective growth.  Creating this kind of lasting work is our mission. Contact us to inquire about your project, potential job opportunities, or just to say hello.