Local Custom Residential Architects Network

Looking for a Custom Residential Architect? Get to know the Chicago-area Custom Residential Architects Network.

Leadership

Celeste Robbins
Celeste Robbins, AIA
Celeste Robbins is the Founder and Principal of Robbins Architecture, an award-winning residential firm in Chicago’s North Shore. A graduate of Cornell University, Celeste started her practice over 20 years ago. Her work has become known for its modern livability, warmth and timeless beauty. While Robbins Architecture has grown to include a talented team with commissions across the United States, Celeste remains personally involved with each project—a hallmark of her passion for design and dedication to her clients.
Eric Rothfeder
Eric Rothfeder, AIA, LEED
Eric Rothfeder, AIA, LEED, received a B.A. with Distinction from Yale University and an M.Arch from Princeton University. He has taught architecture at several universities, most recently as a full-time Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His research and design projects have been exhibited at the BSA Space in Boston, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the Fondazione Sandretto in Italy; and published in Domus, Bidoun, La Vanguardia (Barcelona), Competitions Magazine and the Architect's Newspaper. His design studio, ERA, is based in Chicago.
Greg Howe
Greg Howe, AIA
Greg is a principal of Searl Lamaster Howe, a firm distinguished by a portfolio ranging from residential renovations to urban planning. While based in Chicago, Greg and his colleague Pam Lamaster work nationwide and have received international recognition. This is all balanced by a hands-on, client-centered design process. In addition to his current post as Co-Chair of Chicago’s CRAN chapter, Greg has served as a guest lecturer, design critic, and competition jurist at several schools and cultural institutions.
Stuart Cohen
Stuart Cohen, FAIA
Stuart Cohen is a practicing architect, an author, professor of architecture emeritus at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a fellow of the AIA. He is the author of three books on the history of Chicago architecture, most recently a book on the houses of Howard Van Doren Shaw. Cohen & Hacker Architects LLC specializes in work on both historic houses and new construction. A monograph on their work, Transforming the Traditional, was published in 2009.
Julie Hacker
Julie Hacker, FAIA
Julie Hacker is a partner in the firm Cohen & Hacker Architects LLC and a Fellow of the AIA. Her award winning firm’s residential work has been published nationally and internationally. Her work is the subject of a book Transforming the Traditional and she and her partner received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 from the Chicago Merchandise Mart. She has lectured widely and currently is a City of Evanston Preservation Commissioner and CoChair of the Custom Residential Architect’s Network of Chicago AIA.

The Firms

2rz
2rz
34-TEN, LLC
34-TEN, LLC
Abode Architects, Ltd.
Abode Architects, Ltd.
Aetheric Studio Architects
Aetheric Studio Architects
Archi/Build Group, Inc.
Archi/Build Group, Inc.
Axios Architects & Consultants, LTD
Axios Architects & Consultants, LTD
Brinckerhoff and Associates LLC
Brinckerhoff and Associates LLC
Brininstool + Lynch, Ltd.
Brininstool + Lynch, Ltd.
Burns + Beyerl Architects
Burns + Beyerl Architects
Canopy/ architecture + design, LLC
Canopy/ architecture + design, LLC
Cohen & Hacker Architects LLC
Cohen & Hacker Architects LLC
Collective Office, P.C.
Collective Office, P.C.
Constantine D. Vasilios& Associates, Ltd.
Constantine D. Vasilios& Associates, Ltd.
Cynthia Winter Architects LLC
Cynthia Winter Architects LLC
Dirk Denison Architects
Dirk Denison Architects
dSPACE Studio, LTD
dSPACE Studio, LTD
Florian Architects
Florian Architects
Kipnis Architecture + Planning
Kipnis Architecture + Planning
Kuklinski + Rappe Architects
Kuklinski + Rappe Architects
Lake Effect Architects
Lake Effect Architects
Laura Garcia Design
Laura Garcia Design
Lichten Craig Architecture + Interiors
Lichten Craig Architecture + Interiors
Melichar Architects
Melichar Architects
Morgante Wilson Architects
Morgante Wilson Architects
moss
moss
Northlight Architects LLC
Northlight Architects LLC
Northworks Architects + Planners
Northworks Architects + Planners
RANGE Design & Architecture
RANGE Design & Architecture
Rivetna Architects inc
Rivetna Architects inc
Robbins Architecture
Robbins Architecture
Searl Lamaster Howe
Searl Lamaster Howe
SPACE Architects + Planners
SPACE Architects + Planners
Studio West Architects
Studio West Architects
Tom Bassett-Dilley Architect, Ltd
Tom Bassett-Dilley Architect, Ltd
UrbanLab
UrbanLab
Vinci Hamp Architects, Inc.
Vinci Hamp Architects, Inc.
Vladimir Radutny Architects
Vladimir Radutny Architects
von Weise Associates, LLC
von Weise Associates, LLC