Searl Lamaster Howe Architects is committed to realizing inspiring spaces for clients who value where they live, work, play, and learn. Each project is approached as a unique opportunity with a distinct set of needs and aspirations. Client collaboration at each step of the design and construction process is key to the quality of the office's work. A project's aesthetic is complemented and shaped by a detailed study of program, context, technology, and budget. The studio shares a commitment to creativity, innovation, sustainability, detail, and materiality. The firm portfolio includes residential, commercial and institutional projects that range from master planning to renovations to restorations to new construction. It is a member of the United States Green Building Council and offers full LEED services. The office is a certified Female Business Enterprise (FBE) at the state level; it also holds Women Business Enterprise (WBE) status in Chicago, its home base. The firm works nationally and abroad and is licensed in Illinois, Florida, New York, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Alabama. Our work begins with you. Searl Lamaster Howe listens to your needs and concerns, evaluates your program, site, goals, and budget and assembles a team to support the successful implementation of your goals. We take your project from initial conception through construction administration and occupancy support, assisting with the myriad issues that develop through the course of the project.