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  • Dining room of the Craftsman Modern Tavern Restaurant in Naperville, IL. Image shows wood beam ceiling, glass railing, steel moment frame, exposed brick wall, integrated mechanicals, and common table dining.
    The Craftsman
    Modern Tavern Restaurant | Naperville, IL
    Building Architecture | Architectural Identity
    Restaurant Design | Integrated Mechanical and Lighting Design
  • Outdoor roof deck terrace with ipe paver floor above 2 car garage in Chicago, IL. Privacy screen and fireplace with integrated planters behind.
    Bathed in Light
    LEED Platinum Home | Chicago, IL
    Exterior Architecture | Interior Design
    LEED Design | Sustainable Design
  • Brewing tanks in the Kinslahger brewery in Oak Park, IL.
    Kinslahger Brewing Company
    Brewery + Taproom | Oak Park, IL
    Exterior Architecture | Interior Design | Brewery Design
    Historic Preservation | Architectural Identity
  • Kitchen Island with galley workstation in stone counter with wood edge eating area.  Reclaimed wood beam + integral color plaster ceiling above.
    Home Re-envisioned
    Single Family Home | Winnetka, IL
    Exterior Architecture | Interior Design
    Master Planning | Kitchen Design
  • Outdoor gallery + poetry reading space. Exposed brick walls provide privacy and beauty on a tight urban lot. Rainwater from the roof is captured in the reflecting pool which overflows to water the tree.
    Sector 2337
    Art Gallery + Performance Space | Logan Square, Chicago, IL
    Exterior Architecture | Interior Design
    Master Planning | Site Design
  • Exterior view of renovated historic East Lake View home in Chicago, IL at dusk. Modern penthouse and rear addition compliment the historic front facade.
    New Arrival
    Single Family Home | Chicago, IL
    Exterior Architecture | Interior Design
    Historic Preservation
  • View of lounge in The Third Floor Craft Cocktail Lounge in Naperville, IL.  Bar with zinc countertops beyond.
    The Third Floor
    Craft Cocktail Lounge | Naperville, IL
    Exterior Architecture | Interior Design
    Bar Design | Architectural Identity
  • Traditional Dutch Gambrel home we renovated in Winnetka, IL.  Copper gutters and dormer addition and limestone fireplace featured in this view.
    Trading Spaces
    Single Family Home | Winnetka, IL
    Exterior Architecture | Interior Design
    Master Planning | Building Analysis and Recommendations
  • View of interior of Sancuary at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Chicago, IL
    Cooling a Cathedral
    Church Renovation | Chicago, IL
    Mechanical Design | Building Analysis + Recommendations
    Sustainable Design | Building Economics Analysis
  • View of light garden in LEED Platinum single family home in Chicago, IL
    Bathed in Light
    LEED Platinum Home | Chicago, IL
    Exterior Architecture | Interior Design
    LEED Design | Sustainable Design
  • Ipsento 606
    Artisan Cafe Along 606 Trail | Chicago, IL
    Exterior Architecture | Interior Design
    Architectural Identity | Restaurant Design
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Elements Architectural Group

Overview

Elements Architectural Group is an Architecture and Design firm located in Oak Park, IL. Included in our award winning portfolio are residential renovations, new luxury home design, restaurants, breweries, retreat and resort projects. We’ve built a reputation on client and site responsive design solutions that are experientially rich, finely detailed, unexpected, and always beautiful.

Our Unique Approach

Through our experience in over 300 projects, we’ve come to categorize design considerations into three segments or leaves—Art, Science, and Economics. At the intersection of these three leaves is the heart of our work. By considering the entire picture simultaneously, continuously and collaboratively, we fully engage in making your project a success. Critical thought, creative insight, design rigor, experience, and industry connections— in continuous pursuit of a building’s higher purpose—that’s The Elements Way

Unparalleled Customer Service

Our group was founded in 2006 by William Scholtens to revolutionize the way architects and clients interact. With wild curiosity and deep, careful listening, we work to establish a unique story-telling design to fit each family or business. Rather than dictate our vision, we collaborate with each and every one of our clients to curate a one-of-a-kind, luxury residential or commercial space.

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Contact us: 708.848.4750
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