Passionate architects and interior designers, we work as one integrated team with one another and with our clients.

Together, we use the power of design to unlock value.

We believe that a successful project begins with a successful partnership, and that is why we strive to establish a long-term, trusting relationship with each client.


We started over twenty years ago with a simple mission: to provide the highest level of design and service to the most demanding clients. In our first five years alone, our team of talented professionals completed more than 5 million square feet of projects.

We’ve grown even more since then, expanding our portfolio of work from an initial focus on corporate headquarters and commercial office buildings to include interior architecture, education, hospitality, laboratories and multifamily buildings. In 2007, we moved our team to an open/collaborative space in the historic Marquette Building in Chicago’s beautiful Loop.

Established 1996

Over 5 million square feet of projects in our first 5 years


We work hand-in-hand with our clients to design spaces that help solve their business challenges. This starts with achieving a mutual understanding of not only what they seek, but why they seek it. We bring together interior designers and architects on a collaborative team, believing best ideas always surface when we work as one.

With respect for our clients and our colleagues, we engage in thoughtful listening and value the insights we gain from working collaboratively. By considering clients’ needs, aspirations and economics, we design creative solutions that generate excitement.



  • Stephen T. Wright, AIA, LEED AP, Principal
  • Roger Heerema, AIA, Principal
  • Daniel J. Elkins, AIA, Principal
  • Ken Wardingley, AIA, Principal, Bio & Pharma Lead
  • Daniele Mannucci, Associate Principal
  • Otniel Tigu, LEED AP BD+C , Associate Principal
  • Scott Rubel, AIA, Technical Director, Associate Principal
  • Aaron Coon, LEED AP, Architect, Associate
  • Ellen Lieder, IIDA LEED GA, Interior Designer, Associate
  • Luke Heerema, Director of Business Development, Associate
  • Laurel Sieber, Project Manager, Associate


We are talented. We are qualified. We are award-winning.

Our work has been recognized by some of the industry’s most respected organizations. Following are a few examples of our recent accolades.