FWC Architects is an established boutique architectural design firm serving the Chicago-Milwaukee Corridor & beyond, with the same dedicated team since 2000. We hold architectural licenses in Illinois and Wisconsin and membership in the American Institute of Architects and US Green Building Council. Our primary focus has been residential, including single family, multi-family, and remodeling. Light commercial projects, & green architecture also comprise an important part of our practice. We are comfortable working in a wide range of project types, from the simple and functional to the exotic and luxurious.
Our approach to design is human-centered, adaptive, and grounded in the natural world, not driven by any one aesthetic ideology. Our process begins with careful listening and learning about the nature of the project and the site. We facilitate the harmonization of the various parts, and collaborate to refine the concept, inside and out.
"Beyond meeting the utilitarian requirements, beyond any particular style, there is a deeper property inherent in a well-designed building that connects us to greater whole and imparts a sense of peace and happiness."
Our inspirations are as varied as our clientele.
- Christopher Alexander
- Frank Lloyd Wright
- Santiago Calatrava
- Steven Ehrlich
- Vashtu Architecture
- Feng Shui
- Principles of Sustainability
Winnetka Landmark Preservation Commission:
2016 Preservation Award in the category of Rehabilitation
Glencoe Historic Preservation Commission:
2002 Preservation Award in recognition of an addition to an existing home
2005 Preservation Award in recognition of new home construction
2007 Preservation Award in recognition of new home construction
2007 Preservation Award in recognition of an addition to an existing home
Highland Park 2013 Historic Preservation Award: