Kipnis Architecture + Planning

Founded in 1993, Kipnis Architecture + Planning (KAP) has long been recognized as one of Chicago’s premier sustainable architectural practices.  Our ability to creatively integrate great design with the highest level of sustainability is renowned nationally.

Our Mission Statement is simply ‘High Design/Low Carbon™’.  We are guided by the idea that architectural design excellence need not be sacrificed for principles of sustainability. Rather, we believe green design expands the possibilities for innovative architectural forms, construction methods and the use of materials.

We treat each project as a unique opportunity to design the physical embodiment of the owner’s vision, a carefully crafted response to the site’s context, and an energy and resource efficient building that expresses the best that we can design.  

As an early signatory and proponent of the AIA’s 2030 Commitment, we are dedicated to significantly reducing each building's CO2 emissions.  Our ultimate goal is to create a ‘net zero’ energy and ‘net zero’ carbon building that is an amazing home to enjoy life in.

Sylvester Construction

Our commitment to excellence in everything we do is one reason why we have earned the highest ratings from The Franklin Report, an independent survey based on customer reviews whose mission is to help homeowners identify the highest quality and highest value providers in the marketplace.

From classical homes reflecting Italianate influences, to Prairie School, Art Deco and Postmodern Contemporary, Sylvester Construction Services, Inc. management and staff has the experience and sensitivity to create inspired homes of unprecedented sophistication and beauty.

Our Process
Our unique approach brings together all those involved with the home's concept – owner, architect, interior designer, and landscape architect – and each party who will help bring that concept to successful conclusion – the construction leaders, key subcontractors, and Sylvester corporate management.

This open, collaborative method makes the process of building a home a pleasurable, seamless experience. It also allows the very best ideas, and the best communications, to evolve.

The Sylvester Construction staff is comprised of career construction professionals who have a passion for building spectacular homes, exceptional technical and collaborative skills and a commitment to meeting schedules.


Scott Byron & Co.

Established in 1983, Scott Byron & Co. is a landscape architecture design, build, and maintenance company with a mission to create “Art in Harmony with Nature”.

Our work together begins where your goals meet our understanding of every aspect of designing, building, and maintaining your outdoors.  All three are equally important to us and we deliver each with the same extraordinarily high level of service to you. That our work will grow and flourish is our commitment to you.

As a company full of Landscape Architects, Horticulturalists, Arborists, and other professionals trained in and attuned to working in and with our natural landscapes, we are pre-disposed to any and all conservation methods and techniques that respect our precious world and its natural resources.  Our company was founded on being out in front, bringing classical design and artistry to the affluent suburbs of Chicago and creating artistic landscapes in harmony with nature.  Now, thirty five years since our founding, we continue to seek appropriate ways to lead and be out front.

Barrett’s Technology Solutions

Since 1966, Barrett’s has remained the premiere choice for discerning clients in the Greater Chicago area. Whether you are looking to add increased safety and convenience through a custom home technology system or are in need of large-scale commercial audio/video integration, Barretts’ expert team of professionals will guide you every step of the way. We work closely with home and business owners, as well as architects, builders, and interior design professionals to create connected technology systems that enhance your life, while respecting the aesthetics of your home or commercial environment. Our dedicated team of system designers, project managers, and installers make the process as seamless as possible, from start to finish, all the while providing first-class service, now and for years to come.

We design, engineer, program, install, and maintain smart home technology. We provide simple control of integrated technology and automation comprised of audio, video, lighting, shading, climate control, energy and power management, networking, phone, and security components. Our extensive experience, customer-focused approach, and high quality of service makes it easy for you to experience all the benefits of customized technology solutions for your home or business.

Rest assured that Barrett’s will always help you make the best, most informed decision for your project. Technology changes, but our commitment to our clients and service never does.

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