The Dream Home Seminar Series

Our new Seminar Series will feature an industry professional each month, with our inaugural event on Wednesday, February 28th – 7:00 pm at the offices of Studio 21 Architects. Our guest speaker that evening will be Rick Atkins of Bright Life, Inc. who …

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Outdoor Living

By: Rick Akins Over the last decade or so, outdoor living spaces have become key components within the homes of many families we work with. These spaces have turned into entertainment centers, work spaces and even high-end kitchens. Today, five …

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Project Spotlight: Birch Place Townhouse

Construction of the Birch Place Townhomes in Lisle, Illinois has been well underway this winter despite the weather. Studio21 Architects worked with developer Tolentino Quarcini Homes to develop this unique, six-unit, townhome development that is like nothing seen in the …

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Project Spotlight: East Village Apartments

The first building of the East Village Apartments is nearing completion. Designed by Studio21 Architects, this three story, 10 unit building, just blocks from downtown Downers Grove has 9 two-bedroom, two-bath units and 1 one-bedroom, one-bath accessible first floor unit. …

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Fond Memories Last: A Luxury Home for My Family

What can be more exciting than designing your own dream home? It can be a lifelong dream for many, including myself. Soon after starting our Design+Build process many years ago, the opportunity finally came along. I had sold a speculative …

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Virtual Reality How VR leads to better design

By: Manho Lam The environment we live in is three dimensional, and in recent years more and more design software and tools are available for architects to design in three dimensions. Yet, the first time an architect steps into the …

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Our 5th Annual Gingerbread House Building Event

Studio 21 Architects held their 5th annual Gingerbread House Building Event on December 9th with the biggest turn out yet. A total of 82 children built their gingerbread dream homes by the time the day was over. Each child was …

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Right size Your Home: Design to the Human Scale

“Define Your Own Sense of Home” has been our design mantra through the years but I’ve discovered that people, if not properly guided in the design process, aren’t always happy when they do. In particular, prospective clients might start off …

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