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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
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Links to Chicago Architect Studio Information – Illinois Architect Practices listed alphabetically by surname
Major Chicago Architect Practices
Goettsch Partners formerly Lohan Caprile Goettsch Architects
Murphy/Jahn – Helmut Jahn
Studio Gang Architects
Chicago Architects Practices
Destefano & Partners (Chicago + Los Angeles)
More architect studios in Illinois online very soon
Major 20th Century US Architect
Walter Netsch – former SOM partner
Major 20th Century Illinois Architects not yet listed
Daniel Burnham, Architect
Louis Sullivan, Architect
James Ingo Freed
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Famous Architects connected to the city
SOM – Skidmore Owings Merrill
photo courtesy of Jan Klerks
New Chicago Skyscraper design
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