February 2018  | Chicago Architects

The Best Commercial Architects in Chicago

Ever since claiming the world’s first skyscraper in 1884, the Windy City has been a leader in design innovation — a tradition that continues today. Chicago architects drive eco-friendly and smart city design practices, create new ways of thinking about the relationship between people and urban spaces, and push the limitations of the sky. Among their recent accomplishments, Chicago-based architects designed the first net-zero energy skyscraper, the tallest building in the world, and the tallest building in the world designed by a female-led firm. Chicago-based firms are ranked below based on innovation, high quality, previous accolades and experience, and on their active contributions to shaping the city’s urban landscape.