Best Architects in Chicago

Why These Architects?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Chicago Architects on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Fortress Home

Established in 1999, Fortress Home is a family-owned real estate development company that serves residential and commercial clients in Chicago and its surrounding areas. The company is composed of professional builders and architects who construct single-family and condo units for each client. Fortress Home follows a strict evaluation process during lot construction, allowing the team to provide their expert opinion on zoning variances that allow real estate sellers to raise property prices. Fortress Home is currently managed by Vladimir Barabakh's two sons, Vladimir and Andrew. 

934 North California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

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Searl Lamaster Howe Architects

Searl Lamaster Howe Architects is a Chicago architecture and design studio that works with clients through each step of the design and construction process. Searl Lamaster Howe Architects' portfolio includes commercial, residential, and institutional projects that range from master planning to renovations to restorations to new construction. The office is a certified Female Business Enterprise (FBE) at the state level and holds Women Business Enterprise (WBE) status in Chicago. Searl Lamaster Howe Architects is an award winning firm and has received multiple AIA awards including Chicago Small Project - Citation of Merit, Distinguished Building Award, and Interior Architecture Award.

Chicago, IL 60654