Here’s the list of top 50 architecture firms in Chicago for people seeking best architects in the city of Chicago. Each of the mentioned firms is involved in producing the best architectural projects. Please note that the names are arranged in alphabetical order and NOT ranked in any manner. There’s a chance we might have missed a few, if you feel there are more firms need to be included in the list, do write to us. Cheers!

Becker Architects

Scope of services: Construction, rehabilitation and additions.
Types of Built Projects: Residential, auto dealerships and commercial.
Locations of Built Projects: Mainly in Chicago Illinois but they’re also licensed in New York, New Jersey, Arizona, and Wisconsin.
Style of work: Versatile and flexible design, with adaptive reuse approach in renovations and rehabilitations.
Website: beckerarchitects.com

Becker Architects’ residential work has earned national and local awards and recognition in publications such as AIA Chicago Architect. Highland Park’s Historic Preservation Commission has awarded them nine awards since 1991.

Top 50 Architecture Firms in Chicago - Becker Architects
(Residential) Red House Renovation and Addition by Becker Architects. © Becker Architects

bKL Architecture

Scope of services: Architecture & Urban planning.
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Civic, Office, Educational Mixed use & Interior design.
Locations of Built Projects: Worldwide.
Style of work: Modern & Contemporary Architecture with industrial looking interiors.
Website: bklarchitecture.com

Top 50 Architecture Firms in Chicago - bKL Architecture
(Mixed-use) Jinhua tower in China by bKL Architects. © Bkl Architects

Blender Architecture

Scope of services: Architectural Design.
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Retail, Office, Community, Educational.
Locations of Built Projects: Almost all of their projects are built in Chicago.
Style of work: Multi-sensory design, the use of materials that sculpt light, build texture and layer color. They believe that well-designed physical space can support a healthier life, because of how space affects the body.
Website: blenderarchitecture.com

Blender Architecture received the 2012 AIA Small Project Award for the Bucktown Residence design-build.

Top 50 Architecture Firms in Chicago - Blender Architecture
(Residential) Corner warp Bucktown, Chicago by Blender Architecture. © Blender Architecture

Booth Hansen

Scope of services: Architectural and Urban Design.
Types of Built Projects: Commercial, Cultural, Educational and Residential.
Locations of Built Projects: Majority of their projects are built across various cities in Illinois.
Style of work: Environmentally engaged and free from the constraints of style.  Website: boothhansen.com

Their office is organized into teams that focus on different aspects: Design, Management, Technology, Communications, Research, and Sustainability.

Top 50 Architecture Firms in Chicago - Booth Hansen
(Educational) Moraine Valley Classrooms in Paolo Hills by Booth Hansen. © Booth Hansen

Brininstool + Lynch

Scope of services: Architectural and Urban Design.
Types of Built Projects: Office, Cultural, Educational and Residential.
Locations of Built Projects: Majority of their projects are built across various cities in Illinois.
Style of work: They follow the rigorous modernism of Mies van der Rohe,  Frank Lloyd Wright’s marriage of building and landscape and the pragmatic Chicago tradition. 
Website: brininstool-lynch.com

Top 50 Architecture Firms in Chicago - Brininstool + Lynch
(Residential) MP3 in Wisconsin by Brininstool+Lynch. © Brininstool+Lynch

Burns and Beyerl Architects (BBA)

Scope of services: Architectural & Interior Design.
Types of Built Projects: Residence and Villas.
Locations of Built Projects: Chicago, Illinois.
Style of work: Eclectic and Contemporary. BBA tries to balance ideals, program, aesthetics and budget while keeping an environmentally friendly approach.
Website: bbaworld.com

Most recently, Booth Hansen won the Grand Award Winner for Best Custom Home at the 2016 Gold Nugget Awards

Top 50 Architecture Firms in Chicago - Burns and Beyerl Architects (BBA)
(Residential) Tryon Farm House by Burns & Beyerl Architects. © BBA

Cannon Design 

Scope of services: Architectural & Interior design, Urban Planning.
Types of Built Projects: Educational, Office, Hotel, Residential, Mixed use and Landscape.
Locations of Built Projects: All over the world.
Style of work: Ranges from traditional architecture and engineering to integrated design
Website: cannondesign.com

In 2017 and 2019, Fast Company named them one of the most innovative companies in the world.

Top 50 Architecture Firms in Chicago - Cannon Design
(Health) Healthcare Anchors by Cannon design in Montreal. © Canon design

Chipman Design Architecture 

Scope of services: Architecture & Interior design.
Types of Built Projects: Hospitality, Restaurant & Retail.
Locations of Built Projects: Mainly in Illinois.
Style of work: Modern and contemporary Hotel designs with luxurious interiors. Website: chipman-design.co

Top 50 Architecture Firms in Chicago - Chipman Design Architecture 
(Hospitality) Hotel Versey in Chicago by Chipman design. © Chipman design

Collective Design 

Scope of services: Architectural & Interior design.
Types of Built Projects: Educational, Office, Residential & Institutional.
Locations of Built Projects: Majority of their projects are built across different cities in the state of Illinois.
Style of work: Modern and contemporary design with industrial looking interiors using materials like steel and wood. Collective design also has experience in Adaptive reuse.
Website: collectiveoffice.com

Top 50 Architecture Firms in Chicago - Collective Design 
(Office) Honor HQ in Michigan by Collective Design. © Collective Design

Cook Architectural Design Studio

Scope of services: Architectural Design
Types of Built Projects: Commercial and Residential buildings
Locations of Built Projects: Chicago, Illinois but also has projects in California, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Style of work: Green Technology, energy conserving techniques and sustainable solutions. They produce dynamic design with acute attention to details.
Website: cookarchitectural.com

They received various awards from Historic Preservation to Outstanding New Design.

Top 50 Architecture Firms in Chicago - Cook Architectural Design Studio
(Educational) Toyota Technical Institute in Chicago by Cook Architectural design Studio. © Cook Architectural design Studio

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