Client focused 
and design driven

Cook Architectural Design Studio is an award-winning architecture firm creating the highest quality commercial and residential designs throughout the greater Chicago area from downtown to the Northshore. Our expertise in high end-commercial and residential project types has also resulted in national commissions with luxurious projects all of the country from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to Naples, Florida.

We have recently completed projects in California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin and as an NCARB affiliated firm, we are always excited to expand to new communities.

Our work includes

Cook Architectural Design Studio embraces sustainable solutions and our LEED Accredited Professionals incorporate the newest building science with classic construction methods to optimize our designs. As a result, our projects have been the recipients of numerous design awards but more importantly continue to satisfy our clients.

Residential work experience includes new construction luxury single-family homes, renovations and additions. Our project scope ranges from sensitive additions to majestic water-front estates.  Click here to see examples from our residential portfolio.

Commercial work experience includes office buildings, corporate branding, tenant build-out, retail, restaurants and breweries, community centers, athletic facilities, medical offices, condominium and apartments, mixed-use developments, franchise prototypes, master planning, etc.  Click here to see examples from our commercial portfolio.

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What our clients are saying

Chuck Cook and his team were instrumental in designing, and running my 13-month long build of a 12,000 square foot home north of Chicago on Lake Michigan. Their firm spent countless hours meeting with me (the designer on the project) and my husband (the real client). Chuck and his team allowed us to personalize our home and they truly allowed us to design the home of our dreams without interfering with what can sometimes be in the architectural industry a professional ego. They were excellent at front end design so that the builder was able to seamlessly build a truly custom-built home down to every piece of trim being hand designed and custom cut. Chuck and his team helped us design a home that truly looks as if it has been on this property for a century but with all the perks a new home brings!

Lakefront Homeowner and Designer

We at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago were very pleased in working with Charles Cook and his architectural team in regards to the design and construction of our new 30,000 square foot space at 6045 S. Kenwood Avenue on the University of Chicago campus. The planning and design of our two floors was thorough and avoided any unexpected surprises. They accommodated our current and future needs in the plan and the design pushed the space so it is quite a spectacular work environment that draws praise from our visitors. They also worked closely with the general contractor to minimize construction problems and assure that quality work was being done, and with our landlord, the University of Chicago, to meet their goals of achieving Leeds certification. We were pleased with the attention that they gave to our project.

TTI Chief Administrator

I would like to commend Chuck Cook, Patrick Murphy and the entire staff at Cook Architectural for exceeding our expectations regarding our new home. They not only designed a beyond wonderful home for us but worked alongside our builder and all the other team members with professionalism & grace. I wake up each morning marveling at our home; the place where we will make wonderful memories with family & friends for our lifetime. They were at the helm of what I call our “A+” team! I would do another project with them in the future in a heartbeat! Thanks so much for a beautifully well executed project from beginning to end and beyond.

Single Family Homeowner

We could not have been more pleased with the work of Chuck Cook and his entire team. They provided the design and project oversight for a large-scale renovation and addition to our 100+ year old house and the reconstruction of our 2-story garage. They were very efficient saving us significant time. We liked that they took the time to listen to our needs. At our request, the team then provided a detailed design, led the permitting process (we needed an exception), gave very specific and tasteful recommendations for all our fixtures and was on site working well with our contractor. This was the second large project we have done with Cook and would not use anyone else.

Kenilworth Renovation Homeowner

Chuck Cook was essential to the opening of our Chicago Sales and Marketing office. He helped us find the right space, redesigned it to meet the specific needs of our team, and assisted with furniture selection and decor – all on tight timing and with great attention to detail. The result is an open, flexible and cool environment that is comfortable and fun to work in.

Farley and Sather’s CEO

Working with Charles Cook on the restoration of our home was a truly wonderful experience. The complete restoration of a historic home coupled with renovation and a significant addition presented hugely complex challenges. At every step of the way Chuck’s creativity, vision and passion for the project propelled us forward. His collaborative and thoughtful approach endeared him to us, the contractors and interior designers alike. He truly thought about every detail and how best to balance a design that respected the home’s history with contemporary needs for a family of six. We simply could not be happier with the end result.

Minnesota Homeowner

Working with Cook Architectural Design Studio was an amazing experience! Chuck listened very closely to our ideas and was able to turn them around into thoughtful, beautiful design concepts. My husband and I really enjoyed working with him to evolve our new home design. The final result of the design and build process was truly our dream house and we love it! We often reflect on Chuck’s talent and vision, as we enjoy our new home. We would love to do another project with him.

Chicago Homeowner

Get in touch today

We would love the opportunity to learn about your project and your goals, just send us a note. We are conveniently located next to the Merchandise Mart and its CTA station, just blocks from the Ogilvie Transportation Center and also adjacent to public parking.

350 N. Orleans, Suite 9000N
Chicago, Illinois 60654