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Nicholas Design Collaborative Limited has been in existence for more than twenty seven years in Chicago as an architecture and design firm. It delivers services such as construction, interiors, architecture, design-build, and planning. It produces award-winning designs through combining high level of design with knowledge of materials and construction techniques. It can act as a general contractor to coordinate with different craftsmen and service providers. Nicholas Design Collaborative Limited has different awards such as two ALA 2015 Awards of Merit, 2013-14 Trends Top 50 American Kitchens, and 15 Best Architects in Chicago 1015 of Build Direct Magazine.
My wife and I worked with Peter on an extensive gut renovation, both for master plan as well as overall guidance throughout the project. Peter was a pleasure to work with. His ideas were creative and practical. His insights and guidance at each step of the way were spot on. Peter incorporated unique design elements, based on our lifestyle and family's needs as well as working within the constraints of renovating a 100 year old structure. Peter's expertise was well appreciated from guiding us on the selection of small aesthetic materials all the way to the larger structural options and everything in between.My wife and I worked with Peter on an extensive gut renovation, both for master plan as well as overall guidance throughout the project. Peter was a pleasure to work with. His ideas were creative and practical. His insights and guidance at each step of the way were spot on. Peter incorporated unique design elements, based on our lifestyle and family's needs as well as working within the constraints of renovating a 100 year old structure. Peter's expertise was well appreciated from guiding us on the selection of small aesthetic materials all the way to the larger structural options and everything in between.
Peter Nicholas is a phenomenal architect and I could not recommend him more highly. My husband and I chose Peter to gut renovate a 3400 square foot apartment due to among other reasons, his design aesthetic, attention to detail, and the fact that he's just a great person to work with. Peter pushed us out of our comfort zone at times, and in retrospect I am grateful for every time he did so. Our project was a true collaboration and Peter listened to our needs and worked hand in hand with us to craft a home we truly love.
My wife and I hired Peter Nicholas to assist us with a gut rehab that we did on a condominium we purchased through a short sale. Peter did a masterful job coming up with innovative and creative solutions to get the maximum use out of the space, while at the same time giving life to the modern aesthetic we envisioned. Not only did he find a way to transform the space from a 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom into 4 bedroom/3 bathroom, he also found a way to harmonize the building's vintage charm with our contemporary palette. Peter offered valuable advice and guidance, but also listened carefully to our needs and concerns. While our project ended up costing a bit more than we anticipated, Peter tirelessly worked with us to keep our costs low - often taking time on the weekends to go with us to vendors to help us make informed decisions. In the end, we couldn't have been more pleased with Peter's services and we are already brainstorming ideas for our next project with Peter.
Since 1990, Dirk Denison Architects has been a full service architecture firm in Chicago. It offers services such as site analysis, preparation, interior furnishing and furniture design, post-construction analysis, design, administration of construction documents, and programming. The firm is popular for its prize winning residential work and has experience on a variety of scales and projects such as commercial, multi-family, and institutional projects. Dirk Denison Architects has won design prizes from the National Association of Home Builders, the American Institute of Architects, and the Chicago Architectural Club.
We had the pleasure of handcrafting an extremely large fenestration package for an outstanding traditional style residence designed by Dirk Denison Architects in Adrian, MI. The scale and complexity of the project demanded perfection in detail and execution. From our sales staff to the shop floor, we thoroughly enjoyed the design challenge and ultimately the magnificent results of this impressive project.
Bernhard Woodwork Ltd. just finished a private Residence with Dirk Denison and Michael Flath. DDA truly created a radically different space with flowing curves and expansive views of the lake. The woodwork we furnished was extensive but not overpowering of the space. Highly recommended firm!
This is one of the best firms out there they do fantastic work and I am always impressed by their designs . They pick the most cutting edge finishes for the best end result. Hire them!
Architect in Chicago, IllinoisThis is an architecture and design firm that was established in 1980 in Chicago. Its projects entail cultural, multi-family, educational, single family, and commercial designs. Booth Hansen has a qualified team that focuses on various aspects of the practice such as management, technology, research, design, sustainability, and communications. The firm has obtained over ninety national and local honors, thirty six from the American Institute of Architects. Booth Hansen earned the Grand Award Winner at the 2016 Gold Nugget Awards for the Best Custom Home recently.
We have had the pleasure of collaborating with Booth Hansen on several residential projects throughout the country. Their work is based on a both commitment to their fundamental principles and a dedication to their clients. Projects our firms have worked together on were highly successful, in no small part due to Booth Hansen’s creativity and collaborative nature, inherent to every member of their firm. We always look forward to collaborating with Booth Hansen.
"Very, very good. Innovative, creative and easy to work with. Always has a fresh idea." "Gutted an old factory in the city. Booth managed to keep the feel but added warmth and serenity." "One of the best in Chicago." "Sense of calm and peace due to symmetry laid out by the architect." "In part, it was an intellectual process for us all."
Northworks Architects was started in 2005 in Chicago as a full service planning and architecture firm. It specializes in historic preservation, construction management, interior design, building conditions analysis, building design, and site planning. This firm is credited by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and was awarded Best of Design three consecutive years.
Northworks attention to detail, customer service and commitment to a collaborative design process result in a finished product that Clients revere.
Northworks' collaborative approach is based on a both commitment to their fundamental principles and a dedication to their clients. Their professionalism, creativity, and commitment to excellence are unmatched. It is a distinct pleasure to work with this talented group of individuals, and we look forward to the next opportunity to work with the Northworks team.
Architect in Chicago, Illinois
This is a design and architecture firm in Chicago that works with clients in every step of the construction and design process. Searl Lamaster Howe Architects specializes in residential, institutional, and commercial projects that vary from renovations to master planning to new construction to restorations. In Chicago the firm holds Women Business Enterprise position and is accredited by the Female Business Enterprise. Searl Lamaster Howe Architects being an award winning firm has received various American Institute of Architects (AIA) prizes such as Distinguished Building Award, Interior Architecture Award, and Chicago Small Project-Citation of Merit.
We hired Searl Lamaster Howe Architects to design our new garage and rooftop deck in the city of Chicago. It’s hard to imagine more talented, dependable, and personable architects. From the very beginning, Greg Howe and Ross Holden were a pleasure to work with and showed amazing dedication throughout the whole project, especially when dealing with the new zoning rules. They thoroughly listened to what we wanted, and managed to incorporate all of our needs into a creative and beautiful design. We give Greg and SLH Architects our highest possible recommendation.
Even as an Interior Designer like myself, the process of finding the right Architect for any project can truly be a shot in the dark. My husband and I were very fortunate to have just finished an extensive 3 yr reno on a house we designed and built over 20 yrs ago. We enlisted Greg Howe from SEARL- LAMASTER-HOWE ARCHITECTS to execute our plan. Greg and Ross Holden, the project manager, were both very attentive to every detail on "each" of our wish lists. They considered all of our needs and concerns and executed everything to the very end. They are both highly professional,competent ,creative, and attentive. The end results were even beyond my own expectations (not easy to accomplish) ! Sleepless nights you will not have with SLH ARCHITECTS at the helm. Mary Gesualdo Mauro
We hired Searl Lamaster Howe to combine two units in a Mies van der Rohe building for us. Our intention was to create our new home in a way that was respectful of Mies while being contemporary, playful, and beautiful. Pam Lamaster was the lead architect on the project, and the whole office worked on it. One of the big challenges in this building is how close the sister building is to one side of our apartment. They came up with a brilliant floor plan which maximizes our space and gives us a little buffer from the neighbors. From our first meeting with them through the celebration of completing the project, we experienced that we had an amazing team. They provided an unbeatable combination of listening to us and hearing what we wanted even when we couldn’t articulate it while providing their creativity and expertise. It was a joy to create with them. And still today I walk around our wonderful apartment struck by how well they heard and understood us.
This firm was founded in 1999 as a design and architecture studio in Chicago. von Weise Associates specializes in commercial, office buildings, hospitality, residential, and institutional projects. von Weise Associates has motivated and brilliant architecture professionals who are dedicated to offer quality design. This firm won the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Mies van der Rohe Citation of Merit Award. Its work in an article and on the cover was also featured by the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Modern Luxury Interiors.