Welcome

Thanks for Visiting! New Space Architects Ltd. is a full service architectural design and construction management firm serving the Chicagoland area. The small scale of our business, combined with our architect’ vast experience, allow us to deliver a degree of personalized attention hard to find anywhere else. We understand the needs of our clients and welcome enquiries from parties interested in learning more about our projects.

We created this site to enable a larger audience to become acquainted with our business and the unique features which we provide for our clients.

References

We come recommended. We have a long history of success completing projects in and around Chicagoland. We would be happy to show you why so many of our first time clients come back to us, again and again. For a list of References, please email contact@newspacearchitects.com with your name and telephone number and references in the subject line.

For examples of our previous work, please visit our design portfolio, above.

The Design/Build Process

How We Work:

New Space is pleased to offer an unusually high degree of personal attention to the homeowners and developers we work with. We will aide you through project development from conception to completion. Our architectural process is divided into two phases: conceptual drawings and technical documents.

During the conceptual phase,

We meet with you and discuss your needs, desires, and means. If you are remodeling an existing house, we will measure it and discuss possibilities for expansion that complement the existing structure. For new homes, we consider the lot, project environment, and your ideas about the kind of house you’d like to build and live in. To this end, we encourage you to look around our portfolio and other houses that appeal to you, to get an idea of the kind of space you’d like us to help you create.

In the conceptual phase, we create sketches, models, and conceptual drawings to give you an idea of how we envision your future space. We meet with clients and guide them through the design process; eventually creating plans to represent our mutual decisions on how best to use your space.

During the technical documents phase,

We ensure that our plans will provide a firm foundation for your future home. By interfacing with surveyors, structural, and civil engineers, we make sure the building materials we decide on are appropriate for the project site. We continue to revise and clarify the original plans to take into account input from these outside sources.

We help prepare all of the construction documents necessary for obtaining a building permit, for the client. Once the client submits his request for a building permit to his respective municipality, we can also recommend a contractor able to bring his project into completion. New Space will continue to assist the client in construction-observation, making sure that the building process runs smoothly. We guarantee that the houses we create will succeed as lasting personal investments for our clients.

Our Services

We are an architecture design firm that specializes in new home construction, small-scale commercial design, and the remodeling of existing homes and businesses. We offer personal, comprehensive design and architectural plan development services for our clients that include:

Initial consultation

At no obligation to you, the client, we will meet together to discuss your ideas and options. Your property and neighborhood will be researched to determine building codes, zoning regulations, and market conditions. After measuring and evaluating the existing property, we define goals and priorities for the project. Preliminary design ideas, investment limits, and timelines are discussed, as well as the property’s current strengths and areas requiring improvement.

Design development

Our architects will draw up a space plan to show the overall flow and function of the new and improved space. We incorporate your ideas into scaled plans and illustrative drawings to give you a better feel for your new space. After establishing a budget and time frame for construction, more detailed floor plans, elevations, or colored renderings will be prepared for review or comment. A design retainer is paid by the client to partially offset the cost of this effort.

Architectural plan development

A more detailed site measure is completed by our staff with an emphasis on preventing unplanned work from becoming necessary during construction. Detailed floor plans, interior and exterior elevations, sections, and mechanical plans or the proposed construction are drawn.

Review and material selection

We help you select lighting, cabinetry, and other finishes to further enhance your project. We give you the freedom to work independently or in consultation with other designers in making your selections and completing a comprehensive schedule for all selections, including color and finishes for materials such as flooring and wall treatments, windows and doors, cabinets and trim.

Timely Construction

We can provide our clients with contacts to several experienced independent contractors with who we have worked with in the past. Otherwise, we can assist our clients in evaluating competing bids from different building firms, and provide a smooth transition between the design and build stages of project development.