Category Archives: Products

Renovation Renderings

Written on May 22, 2019 at 4:51 PM, by

We love that our Enscape renderings allow our clients to explore different tile and finish options for their renovation project before construction even breaks ground. A variety of Benjamin Moore paint colors, Daltile tile selections, and Trustile doors bring the space together. Knowing that the finished product will look this good makes enduring the dustContinue Reading


Opening Day – Cubbies!

Written on April 8, 2019 at 5:39 PM, by

Buy us some peanuts and…mudroom cubbies! Check out some of our homeruns in cubby design while enjoying the Cubs opening day in Chicago!


Millwork Monday – Mudrooms

Written on January 21, 2019 at 7:25 PM, by

After the weekend we just had, we’re dreaming about these mudrooms. They are the perfect place to leave your snowy boots, throw your work bag, or set up the dog’s food bowl. Big or small, a well-designed mudroom makes life better!


Hakwood Flooring Feature

Written on August 22, 2018 at 3:21 PM, by

Shoutout to Hakwood flooring for featuring our Luminous Lanier Residence! We love how it turned out! Check out the link to see more photos and read all about our design process to bring the vision to life.


Transformation Tuesday – Under Construction

Written on July 17, 2018 at 4:43 PM, by

Construction on our MAuN Residence is underway! The shell is nearing completion with the interior construction soon to follow. Retractable glass walls will allow the interior and exterior space of the pool house to bleed together to make a seamless entertaining space. The open concept will allow the perfect backdrop for summer entertaining.


Window Wednesday

Written on June 6, 2018 at 4:16 PM, by

When done right, windows can convey style, function, and creative expression, oh- and they bring in daylight and natural ventilation too! Check out the wide array of design solutions we have created with unique window forms!


New Website Material

Written on April 5, 2018 at 4:44 PM, by

Check out the newly updated renderings section of our website! Follow the link below! Residential Rendering Gallery


Neolith: Style, Flexibility

Written on March 11, 2015 at 7:18 PM, by

  Neolith is a sintered compact surface material that can be used on many different applications. This product can be used on exterior facades, flooring, wall cladding, kitchens, baths and sinks. Its wide range of uses makes it a very appealing architectural resource. The products compact nature affords it with great strength but also aContinue Reading


Resin Panels Accenting your Home

Written on November 13, 2014 at 2:44 PM, by

  These architectural resin panel inserts are a versatile alternative to traditional glass inserts. Our clients are seeking LEED Silver Certification for their home, so we specified resin panels by Lumicor for the inserts at their cabinetry in their dining room and bar alcove. The panels are made from 40% recycled resin content and areContinue Reading


Marvin Windows – New Shade Solutions

Written on September 30, 2014 at 5:27 PM, by

We are excited about a new product that Marvin Window is offering: integrated shades for their doors and windows. As architects we try to use French doors to help connect living spaces to outdoor terraces and porches, but they generally posed a problem for window treatments. With Marvin’s new product, problem solved, they are integratedContinue Reading


Finish Selections Brought to Life

Written on September 26, 2014 at 1:08 PM, by




Written on September 19, 2014 at 1:54 PM, by

Carpenter Bees love to burrow into wood and are a very big concern for a house we are designing in Georgia so we recently requested presentations from Hardie Board, CertainTeed and LP Smart Corp to see what they offered to combat this problem. We learned about the various products attributes and gained insight into theContinue Reading


KONE Elevators

Written on July 28, 2014 at 10:07 PM, by

  We met with KONE to learn more about the MRL elevators that require less space and use less energy than a typical elevator. With their new Ecospace and Monospace lines, the controller can be conveniently located in the jamb of the elevator opening eliminating the need for control rooms or closets. This is greatContinue Reading


Southern Charm in Chicagoland

Written on July 22, 2014 at 9:12 PM, by


Versa Lift Attic Lift

Written on July 10, 2014 at 8:02 PM, by

Versa Lift manufactures attic storage lift systems for residential applications. We are currently installing this lift system to ease the burden of moving things to and from storage in the attic space. To learn more about Versa lift and their lift system options checkout their website here .


FiberFrame Windows and Doors

Written on June 12, 2014 at 1:36 PM, by

Recently, FiberFrame dropped by the office to give us insight into what’s new with their fiberglass windows, doors and sunrooms. Fiberglass offers many great features including, strength of material, energy efficient, lifespan and durability. Our office has used fiberglass windows in the past with very good results, so these products shouldn’t be overlooked! To learnContinue Reading


Lalique Las Vegas Signage

Written on April 1, 2014 at 7:53 PM, by




Written on March 21, 2014 at 3:04 PM, by

Always striving to be on the leading edge of product building materials, we recently met with Azek to learn the latest on their PVC trim products. Our office continues to use Azek as a superior alternative to exterior trim applications for its longevity and visual appeal. You can learn more about Azek here .


Solar Powered Velux Skylights

Written on March 4, 2014 at 2:47 PM, by

Although we have been specifying Velux skylights for decades, we recently completed a seminar provided by Velux to learn about their latest and greatest offerings and are already putting our new knowledge to good use! We have an addition/renovation project currently under construction in Chicago’s north shore, where the owners have chosen to use Velux’sContinue Reading


ClassicFlame Electric Fireplace Inserts

Written on February 17, 2014 at 8:22 PM, by

Our client has selected to use ClassicFlame fireplace inserts for their condo renovation. These ventless units provide a quality fireplace feel, but work seamlessly within the high rise condominium parameters. You can learn more about their products here .


Luminii Web Feature!

Written on February 10, 2014 at 2:56 PM, by

Our recently completed, D.L.Couch Showroom, has been featured on the Luminii website for our use of integrated LineLED housed inside of a SlimLine extrusion to highlight the client’s products! Check out the portfolio page here .


Benjamin Moore Williamsburg Paint

Written on November 1, 2013 at 9:50 PM, by

We have just narrowed down the entry door color on one of our current projects. The home owner selected Williamsburg Wythe Blue to help their front door stand out from the crowd. Take a look at the great new selection of paint colors from Benjamin Moore in their Williamsburg Color Collection Which one will youContinue Reading


CAds Barry Residence Featured on Houzz

Written on May 11, 2012 at 1:57 PM, by

COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio was featured in this week’s article on window treatments on The article describes the subtle techniques of projects that successfully employ dark curtains in light spaces. CAds Barry Residence is featured as a prime example of how different dark hues can be layered in a window treatment to alter theContinue Reading


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