GREGORY HOWE, AIA

As a principal at Searl Lamaster Howe Architects, Greg is an award-winning architect who oversees projects from inception through completion. He is responsible for the design and construction administration of projects ranging from modest home additions to large-scale commercial projects. He approaches his work with a strong analytical and creative impulse and is noted for projects that are uniquely tailored to the specific needs of a client and context. His work has been exhibited and nationally published. Prior to joining Searl and Associates in 2000, he gained experience in urban design, multi-family housing, and historic restoration while working at Booth Hansen and DLK, both Chicago architecture firms. His previous tenure in the office of a developer provided a valuable opportunity to see the construction process from a different perspective. Greg received a Bachelors in Economics and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His graduate studies focused on urban design and he earned a minor in architectural history. In addition to being licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin, Greg is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is regularly involved in local American Institute of Architects functions and is an active member of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Greg participates in a number of civic organizations including the Friends of Downtown and the Lakeview Community Association. He has served as a guest lecturer, visiting critic, and competition jurist at the University of Illinois.