A charming little hometown, Hinsdale offers scenic views of breathtaking natural beauty and a friendly community atmosphere. Both are great and make the town an ideal base for commerce, education, and suburban living. Despite its small, simple way of life, Hinsdale has its own share of impressive, talented architects.

Our editorial team decided to look for the best residential architects in Hinsdale. Aside from having the years of experience needed to serve all kinds of clients in the area, these architects are skilled in crafting homes in a number of different styles, everything from the usual traditional style homes to the more charming rustic and eclectic styles. Many of these homes have brought these architects press features in the pages of magazines like Luxe Interiors + Design, Qualified Remodeler, and Traditional Home. Many of these firms are also award-winners led by teams of highly skilled professionals with a strong passion for craftsmanship.

If you are thinking about building a custom home, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.


Parsons Architect

28 Springlake Ave., Hinsdale, IL 60521

A firm with over 25 years of experience in the industry, Parsons Architect specializes in crafting custom residential architecture. Despite having a portfolio dominated by traditional and modern designs, Parsons Architects is also known for not being constrained: the firm is more than willing to explore other styles as required by the unique vision of a client.

Aside from providing clients with awe-inspiring designs, Parsons Architects also considers every client’s individual budget and needs, making sure that both are accounted for and that the home is delivered on schedule. 


G.O. Architectural Design

127 S Stough St., Hinsdale, IL 60521

G.O. Architectural Design has more than 20 years of designing hundreds of new homes, custom homes, room remodels, and historic renovations. Regardless of the project type, the firm uses a design approach where the interiors reflect the lifestyle and vision of the homeowner while its exterior compliments the environment and the community.

So far, the homes G.O. Architectural Design has completed include the shingle, French, and Craftsman. With experience in a wide variety of projects, the firm has provided clients with painstaking attention to detail and personalized service that always results in robust customer satisfaction.


Kramer and Associates LLC

701 North York Rd., Hinsdale, IL 60521

Kramer and Associates has designed over 800 beautiful residential homes in the traditional style and a range of other designs. Over the years, the 48-year old firm expanded its services to designing other structures including golf clubhouses, other recreational facilities, and light commercial projects.

With a high capacity for providing clients with beautiful outputs, the firm has been recognized by magazines like North Illinois Real Estate magazine and Chicago Golf Now. Currently, it is managed by the principal and director of design, Peter Kramer. Mr. Kramer has over 40 years of experience in clubhouse, commercial, and residential architecture.


Craftstone Architects

14150 S. Route 30, Suite #201 Plainfield, IL 60544

Established in 2000, Craftstone Architects is known for crafting eye-catching designs for homes and commercial spaces. Energy-efficient and budget-conscious, these homes have been the result of high-quality design and great customer service. Due to its skill, 80% of the firm’s customers are referrals or repeat clients.

For such well-planned and crafted designs, the firm has been awarded honors like the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC)’s 2016 Key Award and the 2014 Gold Key Award. Aside from award-winning residential homes, Craftsone Architects also extends its service to remodels and additions, exterior and interior spaces, and even commercial space build-outs. 


SGE & Associates Inc.

805 West Hickory St., Hinsdale, IL 60521

SGE & Associates Inc. is a firm that has completed projects that have been featured in a number of neighborhood house walks and publications. Over the years, those publications have included Luxe Interiors + Design and the locally prestigious North Shore Magazine. The SGE portfolio currently showcases luxury homes in the traditional, English, and modern styles.

These high-class homes have been created for many famous local clients, including sports stars, CEOs, and coaches. Among the over 400 residential homes the firm has completed, all exemplify a balance between the team’s creativity for design and technical knowledge.


Caprio Prisby Architectural Design PC

106 South Washington St., Hinsdale, IL 60521

Caprio Prisby Architectural Design PC is a firm that redevelops perceptions of architectural design to restore the aesthetic aspects of a given community. With an experienced and educated design team, the firm has provided a variety of work including high-end residential homes and small commercial designs. To make sure its work has a consistent look, the firm also offers services for interiors and cabinetry design in a way that maintains the home’s aesthetic unity. 


This colonial-style residence in Hinsdale is just one of the firm’s many notable projects. A Hinsdale Historic Preservation Award winner, the historic early twentieth-century home was fully restored. Currently providing nearly four feet more than the old height restrictions, the home’s exterior includes the waving and zigzag siding details and half-round windows in the main gables. The home has many other notable features that portray the firm’s key ability to execute historical preservation. Over time, the firm has completed homes in other styles including the Victorian, eclectic, rustic, Craftsman, and traditional. Because of its capabilities, the home has been featured in Fine Living Network, Better Homes and Gardens Remodeling Ideas, and Chicago. 


Studio21 Architects

5012 Fairview Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515

Studio21 Architects is composed of professionals quite experienced in designing additions and renovations for single-family homes and commercial projects. After over 35 years, the firm has built up a portfolio of homes that carry various designs including the traditional, rustic, farmhouse, and contemporary.

Regardless of the project type, the firm has been repeatedly recognized for an approach to design that does not compromise quality service. With this type of client-centric approach balancing all the variables required for a great end result, it’s no surprise that the firm has gathered a following of loyal, long-term clients.  


Michael Abraham Architecture

148 Burlington, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

A firm that strives to create high-end residential spaces, Michael Abraham Architecture has crafted homes that mix both the old, traditional styles—like the farmhouse—with contemporary designs, including the transitional. These interesting fusions have been featured in publications like Luxe Interiors + Designs, Traditional Home, and Hinsdale Living. And, not surprisingly they’ve brought home the award hardware as well.

Among the firm’s many projects, its most notable project might be the traditional styled 7th Street residence which has a beautiful kitchen that offers subtle elegance in the way of quartz counters and plaster coves.


Derrick Architecture

506 S. Gables Blvd., Wheaton, IL 60187

A modern traditional architectural firm, Derrick Architecture is known for creating luxurious modern spaces inspired by history. Combining innovative materials and techniques with experience and versatility, Derrick Architecture creates elegant homes that are inviting and comfortable. Over time, these classically beautiful projects have been recognized by publications like Luxe, Qualified Remodeler, Decatur Magazine, Professional Builder, and many others.

The firm has also received several awards including the 2020 National Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence and the 2020 Gold Master Builder Award for Remodeling Excellence.


CVG Architects 

1245 E. Diehl Rd. Suite #101 Naperville, IL 60563

Despite the use of contemporary planning concepts and design materials, CVG Architects is recognized for the signature traditional designs interpreted through transitional architecture. These homes also come in other eccentric styles including the Andalusian,  French, Grecian, and Tudor, as well as the usual contemporary and modern designs. Regardless of type, CVG Architects consistently produces spaces that combine art and architecture.

These spaces are recognized for presenting designs as unique as the firm’s clients themselves. The firm follows the project from beginning to end, first gathering data about the clients and the chosen area for building, then conceptualizing the design, and eventually discussing sustainable building. The firm has been featured in a number of publications including Architectural Digest, Luxe, Chicago Magazine, and Western Suburban Living.


Michael Buss Architects

9324 S Roberts Rd., Hickory Hills, IL 60457

Michael Buss Architects has been in the industry since 1988. During that time, the firm has been recognized for crafting a large variety of homes in designs that include the Victorian, eclectic, contemporary, and traditional. Alongside the skill of completing these beautiful homes, the firm is capable of incorporating energy-efficient and sustainable designs for all kinds of projects. Whether it’s a new custom residential home, addition, remodel, or renovation, Michael Buss Architects sticks with its clients from the design schematic to the development, construction documentation, and eventual construction.


The firm’s rich experience and collaborative approach has led to recognition from publications like Luxe Chicago, Real Estate Magazine, Architecture-Art-Designs, and Chicago Tribune. And the firm has pulled down a number of awards, including the HBAGC’S 2015 silver Key Award. The firm’s most notable project might be a two-story Tudor-style home with a monochromatic palette that exudes class and traditional elegance. The contrasting texture of its brick stone façade provides a particularly unique visual appeal.


Schwarz Lewis Design Group

1550 Spring Rd., #100, Oak Brook, IL 60523

An award-winning architectural firm and custom home builder, Schwarz Lewis Design Group is a 12-year old firm with a portfolio filled with various types of homes. From the traditional to the French to the contemporary, this firm has completed designs that have brought the firm three of the HBAGC’s 2014 Key Awards for Best Design as well as the 2019 Platinum Key for Custom Home.

In addition to these awards, the firm has also been featured in a fair number of magazines: Elegant Homes, Beautiful Kitchens and Baths, Traditional Home, and Chicago Magazine among others. The firm is also experienced in producing historic preservation, military housing, apartments and condominiums, and other commercial projects.


About Our Rankings

This list takes a range of ranking criteria into consideration, including but not limited to: work history, customer satisfaction, awards and recognition, geographic area of work, cost, building permits, and clientele. We spent over 40 hours researching local contractors before calculating the final ranking for this post. If there is additional information about your business that could affect these rankings, please fill out this form and we will take it into consideration.


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If you are thinking about building a custom home, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.