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Key Architecture Studios in Illinois, United States of America Building Designers

post updated April 7, 2023

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This page contains a selection of major Chicago architects firms, with links to individual practice pages. We’ve selected what we feel are the key Chicago Architects, but additions are always welcome. The focus is on contemporary architects in Chicago but information on traditional architecture studios is a lso welcome.

The most celebrated Chicago architect from the past is Mies van der Rohe, Architect. He was born in Aachen, Germany, but moved to the US at the time of the Second World War. A few of this buildings in the city are world-famous, notably Crown Hall at IIT, the IIT Masterplan, and the Lake Shore Drive apartments.

Daniel Burnham and John Wellborn Root (Burnham and Root) deserve a mention as they placed the city firmly on the world map with their early skyscraper designs.

Frank Lloyd Wright designed many key buildings early in his career in Chicago, although his architecture studio was later based in Taliesin West.

Bruce Graham and Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill were celebrated skyscraper building designers in the latter part of the 20th Century.

Currently the most notable architecture practice are Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Goettsch Partners, Jahn and Perkins+Will Architects – all with international work.

Additions for the Chicago Architecture Studios page welcome

Chicago Architecture
Chicago Architecture
Millennium Park Pavilion picture from architect

Links to Chicago Architect Studio Information – Illinois Architect Practices listed alphabetically by surname

Major Chicago Architect Practices

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture – AS+GG

Goettsch Partners formerly Lohan Caprile Goettsch Architects

Krueck & Sexton

Murphy/Jahn – Helmut Jahn

Perkins+Will Architects

Studio Gang Architects

Chicago Architects Practices

Destefano & Partners (Chicago + Los Angeles)

Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects

Zoka Zola Architecture + Urban Design

More architect studios in Illinois online very soon

Buckingham Fountain Chicago:
Buckingham Fountain design by Chicago Architects firm
picture © Joe Lekas

Major 20th Century US Architect

Walter Netsch – former SOM partner

Major 20th Century Illinois Architects not yet listed

Daniel Burnham, Architect
Louis Sullivan, Architect

Chicago Seven
James Ingo Freed
Tom Beeby
Larry Booth
Stuart Cohen
James Nagle
Stanley Tigerman
Ben Weese

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Famous Architects connected to the city

Frank Lloyd Wright

Mies van der Rohe

SOM – Skidmore Owings Merrill

Chicago Buildings
Aqua Tower building design by Chicago architects office
photo courtesy of Jan Klerks

Illinois Buildings

American Architects

New Chicago Skyscraper design
Chicago Skyscraper
picture from architects

Comments / photos for the Chicago Architecture StudiosIllinois Design Offices page welcome

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