What helps differentiate Studio21 Architects?

There’s an old black and white movie called “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House,” I’ve mentioned it before. In it, a young couple starts out in a New York apartment with, among other issues, a bathroom in which they can …

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How I Ultimately Became an Architect

No one in my family was an architect or even in the building industry, yet as a kid, I was always building things. My materials: Lincoln Logs, Kenner Building sets with their plastic columns & beams used to build skyscrapers, …

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Designing Couple’s Dream Ranch House in Glen Ellyn

Studio21 Architects worked together with Rich Van Ham of Apex Construction and their clients to collaborate on creating this 5,000 square foot ranch house in the western suburbs. The client had purchased their expansive lot and asked us to assist …

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How Racing Made Me a Better Architect

At a recent marketing conference, I confirmed something I always knew about myself. My number one personality trait is the need for competition, the second most dominate trait is the need for knowledge. That explains everything. I love competition. For …

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