Chicago Award-Winning Architecture Firm
dSPACE Studio is an award-winning architecture firm dedicated to architecture, interiors, and landscape. Projects include new construction and large renovations. We are based in Chicago and our work takes us across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and beyond.
We approach all projects individually. Each project starts with an exploration of client needs and evolves from budget, location, and context without imposition of preconceived styles or solutions. We strive to integrate environmentally sustainable design with green technologies and materials, whenever possible.
We are dedicated to client satisfaction by meeting mutually agreed upon project requirements and goals. We are committed to effective communication and attention to detail through all phases of design and construction.
This retreat is perched atop a residential building in Lincoln Park. The penthouse below is a combination of two units, allowing a 3,400 sf roof space. Program requirements included a kitchen, dining area, lounge, sun deck, outdoor shower, and sport court.
Our design feels like a rooftop yard. Terraced steps connect levels of decking made from hardwood and large-format porcelain tiles. Planters contain ornamental grasses, allium, mint, and wild oregano. Decking is set back from the parapet wall to reveal the green roof and a border of flowering sedum.
Set on a wooded lot above the Fox River, this contemporary home quietly attracts attention while blending into its surroundings. The owners, a couple with three children, wanted a home that promotes family interaction and outdoor living in this sportsman’s paradise. The design direction was to create a floor plan that maximizes views with common spaces generously sized for family gatherings and entertainment. Program requirements include a great room, library, mud room accessible from the second floor by a fireman’s pole, lap pool with integrated hot tub, boat house with guest suite, and a zip line from the main house to the boat house.
This 1890s home, located in Chicago’s Wicker Park landmark district, was a rental three-flat for decades and had fallen into disrepair. The new owners wanted to revitalize the structure in a way that respects its history while appealing to their strong modern aesthetic. Program requirements included five bedrooms, contemporary kitchen with butler’s pantry, children’s play space, and a two-car garage.
The owners of this Lakeview property wanted to create outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining. Their vision was to transform the yard to promote an open-air lifestyle that reminded them of California wine country, where they have roots. Having acquired an adjacent lot, they increased the width of their standard city lot by 10 feet.
This Old Town home was built in 1972. Designed by Bruce Graham, architect of the Sears Tower, it remained unaltered by the original owner until our client purchased it. The exterior had deteriorated beyond repair and the interior needed a new floor plan to accommodate the client’s lifestyle, including flexible space for parties of 100 people.
This Lakeview home was designed for a couple and their three children. They wanted a home with a strong connection to the outdoors that preserved privacy in their dense urban neighborhood. Program requirements included open-plan living with space for art, master suite with deck, gym, sport court, and live-work space.