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Residential Project for a young couple. Transforming an existing single story house adding an addition to the back of the house with attached garage. New brick veneer, limestone banding, casement windows, stone at new covered entrance and dormer on main elevation.


Remodeling Project for an existing residence


Second floor remodel - removing an existing wall and adding four venting skylights. The area of skylights was originally an opening in the roof itself. The project consisted of enclosing this space and making it habitable while bringing in a lots of light and ventilation to the second floor area.


Working with a family of five who bought a home recently in the suburbs of Illinois.
The project consists of remodeling of the existing first floor and adding a new second floor.
The original home is photographed in black and white.
We worked through numerous sketches before arriving at a floor plan and exterior elevations that all were happy with. Stay tuned for updates as we go through construction this year.

Two design options for the view from the street were discussed - the top rendering was chosen for the final design and implementation.

Some construction photos as work progresses



Wisconsin Retreat

A new residence that will be built in Greenbay, Wisconsin
for a couple who are looking to retire here.
They have planned additional sleeping quarters for when their children visit them.
Scheduled to be completed in the Fall of 2014.


Competition Sketches and Renderings for the School of Business at Lewis University

Final Rendering

Roof Removed for Interior View


Went back for a visit to a project I had done in Park Ridge, IL.
New front elevation consisting of a new covered porch and two story turret.
The landscaping has grown nicely as well.


Working on a theoretical 8 story Residential Tower while experimenting with some rendering programs. There are (4) units per floor which each unit having access to an exterior balcony.
Used Sketchup software and then rendered in Maxwell. Last rendering is a close up of the unit's balcony. This project was inspired by Alfred Caldwell from IIT.


Hinsdale Coffee Shop Proposed Elevation Update

Proposed Exterior of a Coffee Shop in Hinsdale, IL. The original image is shown in black and white.
Removing the hexagon window and adding a new window with flanking wood shutters. Then adding longing wooden shutters below in the closed position (no window) for better window alignment.
Client wanted to show the development of the coffee bean from beginning (on the vine) to the roasting process then ready for consumption. A new awning was added over the existing storefront entry. Flower planters added to make the location more inviting and soften the hardscape.


A rendering for a proposed Assisted Living Project addition in Colorado - Click on image for Enlarged View.


A design for a corporate client wanting an area for their employees that would serve as an kitchen / vending / break out area. The table near the kitchen area is my custom designed table.


Interior Views of a Nursing Home

In these examples I've using a stanealone 3D modeling program and then with a Rendering program of the same view. Take a look!


Windmill Project

A sketchup model of an existing windmill in Burgstemmen.
10 meters (32.75 feet) diameter at the base and a height of 12 meter (39.25 feet) high.


Proposed Addition Layout - Version 3

This is version 3 - bumping out the family room by two feet - increases the room size and provides some exterior relief to an otherwise straight exterior wall. New kitchen location open to breakfast area and family room. Small wall construction contains TV, Fireplace and means of separation between family room and breakfast area. Wall Construction would stop short of the ceiling by approx. one foot.


New Family Room and adjoining Kitchen - Version 2

A proposed addition consisting of a new 
Family room and separate Breakfast area. Relocated and enlarged Kitchen with casual breakfast bar counter. A wall that stops short of the ceiling separates the two areas and contains a TV, Fireplace and Book shelves.

Proposed Family Room and Adjoining Kitchen - Version 1

A Proposed addition consisting of a Family Room open to a new and enlarged Kitchen - floor to ceiling Storage wall with a Planning Desk. A low cabinet runs along and under three new windows for additional storage.


Commercial Project

Hand drawn sketches that I did for a proposed Down Syndrome facility - front elevation above and rear elevation below. Proposed masonry, stone and siding for exterior walls and standing seam metal roof.


3910 S. Garden Avenue - Construction Progress

Five and half months into the project and the fiber cement siding has been installed, stone veneer at the base - new windows and entry door along with a new covered entry way - not to mention that this was a second floor addition project. Stay tuned for more photos.


3910 S. Garden Avenue - Western Springs

Construction photos of the exterior -

This project consisted of a new second floor addition. The first floor was gutted as well as removal of all existing exterior finish material. New windows throughout and new fiber cement horizontal siding and trim along with stone veneer at the base of the house. A new three season room addition was added off of the existing kitchen area. Plenty of windows facing the north yard to enable the young couple to watch over their children playing outside.