HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!



 HOLIDAY CELEBRATION  The  SLH family  had phenomenal dinner and party to celebrate a fantastic year! 

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

The SLH family had phenomenal dinner and party to celebrate a fantastic year! 


 LUXE INTERIORS+DESIGN:  DATE BOOK   A shared love of inspiring spaces brought together Chicago architects  Pam Lamaster-Millett  And  Greg Howe  nearly 20 years ago. Ever since, they've served as full-time principals at Searl Lamaster Howe Architects.

LUXE INTERIORS+DESIGN: DATE BOOK

A shared love of inspiring spaces brought together Chicago architects Pam Lamaster-Millett And Greg Howe nearly 20 years ago. Ever since, they've served as full-time principals at Searl Lamaster Howe Architects.


 STUDIO PIET BOON    Haute Living  hosts an evening with  Piet Boon .

STUDIO PIET BOON 

Haute Living hosts an evening with Piet Boon.


 EGGERSMANN PIZZA NIGHT  SLH crew enjoys a night of creating pizza at the  Eggersmann showroom .

EGGERSMANN PIZZA NIGHT

SLH crew enjoys a night of creating pizza at the Eggersmann showroom.


  VOYAGE - CHICAGO   Meet  Gregory Howe  of Searl Lamaster Howe Architects

VOYAGE - CHICAGO

Meet Gregory Howe of Searl Lamaster Howe Architects


  VUE53  COMPLETED  The residences in Hyde Park was recently completed as a joint effort with  VDT  and SLH who provided the design of interiors and furnishings. 

VUE53 COMPLETED

The residences in Hyde Park was recently completed as a joint effort with VDT and SLH who provided the design of interiors and furnishings. 

  BETWEEN STATES   Check out the  Between States exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Foundation  where  SLH made a 1/50 contribution . Part of the 2017  Chicago Architecture Biennial . Thanks to  CAF , and Martin Felsen with  Urbanlab  for making it happen.

BETWEEN STATES

Check out the Between States exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Foundation where SLH made a 1/50 contribution. Part of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Thanks to CAF, and Martin Felsen with Urbanlab for making it happen.



 UCAN HEADQUARTERS   A collaborative design effort by  Johnson & Lee ,  Moody Nolan , and  Searl Lamaster Howe Architects , the new facilities bring together various programs for  UCAN .

UCAN HEADQUARTERS 

A collaborative design effort by Johnson & Lee, Moody Nolan, and Searl Lamaster Howe Architects, the new facilities bring together various programs for UCAN.


 CHICAGO BIENNIAL  The  SLH Team  attended the opening night for the  Chicago Biennial  celebrating architecture and design at the Chciago Cultural Center.

CHICAGO BIENNIAL

The SLH Team attended the opening night for the Chicago Biennial celebrating architecture and design at the Chciago Cultural Center.


  DWELL : CHICAGO  PIED-À-TERRE    Water Tower Flat 's master bathroom renovation highlighted on Dwell.

DWELL: CHICAGO PIED-À-TERRE

Water Tower Flat's master bathroom renovation highlighted on Dwell.


 NEW OFFICE, NEW LOOK  SLH moved up one floor and recently finished their new office!

NEW OFFICE, NEW LOOK

SLH moved up one floor and recently finished their new office!


  ALGOMA  FEATURED IN  CRAIN'S   An  Algoma  retreat for a pair of Chicago marketing execs.

ALGOMA FEATURED IN CRAIN'S

An Algoma retreat for a pair of Chicago marketing execs.


  NON-PROFIT  CONSTRUCTION WITH DIVERSITY    Ucan's new 7-acre campus , under construction. The project cost $42 million, 60 percent of which was spent with minority- and women-owned firms.

NON-PROFIT CONSTRUCTION WITH DIVERSITY 

Ucan's new 7-acre campus, under construction. The project cost $42 million, 60 percent of which was spent with minority- and women-owned firms.


  NICHE MODERN  FEATURES  WATER TOWER FLAT   Bathroom pendant lighting adds sophisticated touch to couple's condo.

NICHE MODERN FEATURES WATER TOWER FLAT

Bathroom pendant lighting adds sophisticated touch to couple's condo.


 CHICAGO AIA  SMALL PROJECT AWARDS   SLH team attended the SPA in celebration of architecture from small firms across Chicago. 

CHICAGO AIA SMALL PROJECT AWARDS

SLH team attended the SPA in celebration of architecture from small firms across Chicago. 


  ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST  FEATURE  A Cramped Kitchen and Dining Room Become One  Ideal Entertaining Spot

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST FEATURE

A Cramped Kitchen and Dining Room Become One Ideal Entertaining Spot


 SLENDER IN PROFILE  Newly installed railing awaiting oak cap.

SLENDER IN PROFILE

Newly installed railing awaiting oak cap.


 MICHIGAN SNOW COVERED RETREAT  Barren trees give vast views into the forest surrounding the new house.

MICHIGAN SNOW COVERED RETREAT

Barren trees give vast views into the forest surrounding the new house.


 FULL HOUSE AT  CAF   Creative reuse of aging buildings successful with  Pam 's presentation of the  Wolcott Bath House Residence

FULL HOUSE AT CAF

Creative reuse of aging buildings successful with Pam's presentation of the Wolcott Bath House Residence


  HERMITAGE  FIREPLACE FRAMED  Fireplace finishing touches with blackened steel panels; both enticing and durable.

HERMITAGE FIREPLACE FRAMED

Fireplace finishing touches with blackened steel panels; both enticing and durable.


 CREATIVE REUSE OF AGING BUILDINGS   Pam  presents the inventive redesign to make a  bathhouse  relevant again, while also re-invigorating the buildings' surroundings. 

CREATIVE REUSE OF AGING BUILDINGS

Pam presents the inventive redesign to make a bathhouse relevant again, while also re-invigorating the buildings' surroundings. 


 RESIDENTIAL PRACTICE: HERE AND NOW  This event will cover three topics: how to find clients and promote the firm; using Building Information Modeling in a small custom residential firm; and specifications in custom homes. Our goal is to help architects stay up-to-date on evolving topics and give them information they can put to use immediately.

RESIDENTIAL PRACTICE: HERE AND NOW

This event will cover three topics: how to find clients and promote the firm; using Building Information Modeling in a small custom residential firm; and specifications in custom homes. Our goal is to help architects stay up-to-date on evolving topics and give them information they can put to use immediately.


 RIDGE PROJECT MEETS WITH NEIGHBORS   Frances Kao  with SLH is planning to develop new  multi-use building  on Ridge Ave that focuses on universal, sustainable, and accessible design. 

RIDGE PROJECT MEETS WITH NEIGHBORS

Frances Kao with SLH is planning to develop new multi-use building on Ridge Ave that focuses on universal, sustainable, and accessible design. 


 WINDOWS FRAME FOREST BEYOND  The entry hall and long glulam beam unfolds into the house with each step, landing in a living room surrounded by stunning views.

WINDOWS FRAME FOREST BEYOND

The entry hall and long glulam beam unfolds into the house with each step, landing in a living room surrounded by stunning views.


  HOUZZ 2017 AWARDS  ANNOUNCED!   SLH awarded  Best of Design  for their celebrated portfolio and awarded  Best of Service  for highest level of client satisfaction. 

HOUZZ 2017 AWARDS ANNOUNCED! 

SLH awarded Best of Design for their celebrated portfolio and awarded Best of Service for highest level of client satisfaction. 


 WINTER WARMTH   the Michigan retreat construction continues through winter with window installation. 

WINTER WARMTH 

the Michigan retreat construction continues through winter with window installation. 


   HERMITAGE  IN THE SPOTLIGHT   Here's a radical idea: Accessible housing that doesn't look institutional

HERMITAGE IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Here's a radical idea: Accessible housing that doesn't look institutional


 VUE53 - CURBED CHICAGO   Hyde Park’s newly opened  Vue53  apartment development shows off its modern interiors.

VUE53 - CURBED CHICAGO

Hyde Park’s newly opened Vue53 apartment development shows off its modern interiors.


  VUE53  GRAND OPENING  SLH attended the opening of the new apartment complex in Hyde Park. 

VUE53 GRAND OPENING

SLH attended the opening of the new apartment complex in Hyde Park. 


  RETREAT  TAKING SHAPE  Framing and building envelope in progress as winter approaches.

RETREAT TAKING SHAPE

Framing and building envelope in progress as winter approaches.


 PLAYFUL PATTERNS  Hermitage house segues into finishes. 

PLAYFUL PATTERNS

Hermitage house segues into finishes. 


 CHICAGO'S SKYLINE AT ITS BEST  As part of the  LED Specifier Summit ,  SLH  attended a spectacular boat party hosted by  Pinnacle Architectural Lighting  on Lake Michigan.

CHICAGO'S SKYLINE AT ITS BEST

As part of the LED Specifier Summit, SLH attended a spectacular boat party hosted by Pinnacle Architectural Lighting on Lake Michigan.


 FINISHED PROJECT COMING SOON...  A full day of photography with  Alyssa Rosenheck  on the  Water Tower Flat . Final shots coming soon.

FINISHED PROJECT COMING SOON...

A full day of photography with Alyssa Rosenheck on the Water Tower Flat. Final shots coming soon.


 A CRITIQUE OF PROVINCIAL DESIGN FROM ARCHITECT LUCIEN LAGRANGE.  While the project was approved, Commissioner Linda Searl offered a critique of the pseudo-French Provincial design from architect Lucien Lagrange. "We’re now in the 21st century and here we have a building style that’s been around since the 19th century," stated Searl. "We would hope that future projects would bring forward more creative and interesting designs, especially in the South Loop."

A CRITIQUE OF PROVINCIAL DESIGN FROM ARCHITECT LUCIEN LAGRANGE.

While the project was approved, Commissioner Linda Searl offered a critique of the pseudo-French Provincial design from architect Lucien Lagrange. "We’re now in the 21st century and here we have a building style that’s been around since the 19th century," stated Searl. "We would hope that future projects would bring forward more creative and interesting designs, especially in the South Loop."


  WOLCOTT BATHHOUSE  AT OHC  Nearly 2,000 visitors turned out to see the historic Chicago bathhouse. See the presentation  here .

WOLCOTT BATHHOUSE AT OHC

Nearly 2,000 visitors turned out to see the historic Chicago bathhouse. See the presentation here.


 SLH CELEBRATES RON + AMY  Saturday was spent with friends and family of Ron and Amy commemorating their union.

SLH CELEBRATES RON + AMY

Saturday was spent with friends and family of Ron and Amy commemorating their union.


 CONGRATULATIONS TO RON AND AMRITA  From architecture license to wedding license, SLH toasts to the newly wed couple.

CONGRATULATIONS TO RON AND AMRITA

From architecture license to wedding license, SLH toasts to the newly wed couple.


  WOLCOTT BATHHOUSE  FEATURED IN  OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO   The Lincoln Street Bath House is arguably the most architecturally interesting bath houses in Chicago, inspired by the architecture of ancient Roman monuments. 

WOLCOTT BATHHOUSE FEATURED IN OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO

The Lincoln Street Bath House is arguably the most architecturally interesting bath houses in Chicago, inspired by the architecture of ancient Roman monuments. 


 CONGRATS TO RON AND ROSS   Ron Dapsis  and  Ross Holden  have finished their architectural exams to become licensed architects! 

CONGRATS TO RON AND ROSS

Ron Dapsis and Ross Holden have finished their architectural exams to become licensed architects! 


  EASTWOOD RESIDENCE  FEATURED ON HOUZZ   Houzz Tour : Modern Design With a Nod to the Past.

EASTWOOD RESIDENCE FEATURED ON HOUZZ

Houzz Tour: Modern Design With a Nod to the Past.


 CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS COMPLETED   Searl Lamaster Howe  has been working with this international industrial and commercial supplier incorporating executive offices, integrating the latest in technologies, and outfitting two employee lounges at the 500,000 sqft+ central warehouse.

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS COMPLETED

Searl Lamaster Howe has been working with this international industrial and commercial supplier incorporating executive offices, integrating the latest in technologies, and outfitting two employee lounges at the 500,000 sqft+ central warehouse.


 BOARDMAN RIVER COTTAGE FINISHED  This cottage along the Boardman River in northern Michigan was envisioned to serve as a serene fishing retreat. 

BOARDMAN RIVER COTTAGE FINISHED

This cottage along the Boardman River in northern Michigan was envisioned to serve as a serene fishing retreat. 


 5 SECRETS TO SOCIAL MEDIA SUCCESS  SLH attends  Chicago Design Summit  seminars including social media strategies.

5 SECRETS TO SOCIAL MEDIA SUCCESS

SLH attends Chicago Design Summit seminars including social media strategies.


 ARCHITECTS ADVOCATE WEBSITE LAUNCH  "On September 1st 'Architects Advocate' will publicly launch. As architects dedicated to healthy and livable communities, and guided by scientific consensus and reason, we Advocate for action on Climate Change."

ARCHITECTS ADVOCATE WEBSITE LAUNCH

"On September 1st 'Architects Advocate' will publicly launch. As architects dedicated to healthy and livable communities, and guided by scientific consensus and reason, we Advocate for action on Climate Change."


 LORENIS BACK TO SCHOOL  The  SLH team  celebrated at  IO    before our intern, Lorenis, heads back to school.

LORENIS BACK TO SCHOOL

The SLH team celebrated at IO before our intern, Lorenis, heads back to school.


  LOFT RENOVATIONS  FOR OFFICER BURGESS  "I have this amazing  architect  that I hired and they are helping me because it’s basically a gut renovation."

LOFT RENOVATIONS FOR OFFICER BURGESS

"I have this amazing architect that I hired and they are helping me because it’s basically a gut renovation."


 FOLLOWING TOPOGRAPHY  Lawless Retreat undergoing framing through nice sunny summer days.

FOLLOWING TOPOGRAPHY

Lawless Retreat undergoing framing through nice sunny summer days.


 URBAN ROOFTOP OASIS  Rooftop presents a balanced collection of materials with expressed detailing.

URBAN ROOFTOP OASIS

Rooftop presents a balanced collection of materials with expressed detailing.


 CRAN FEATURES  ALGOMA  AND  ASBURY   The Custom Residential Architects Network [CRAN] showcased  Algoma Cottage  and  Asbury Residence  in their  July Chronicle .

CRAN FEATURES ALGOMA AND ASBURY

The Custom Residential Architects Network [CRAN] showcased Algoma Cottage and Asbury Residence in their July Chronicle.


 ROOFTOP ADDITION NEARING COMPLETION   Grilling area and bar is taking shape overlooking Chicago.

ROOFTOP ADDITION NEARING COMPLETION 

Grilling area and bar is taking shape overlooking Chicago.


 UCAN CELEBRATES HEADQUARTERS GRAND OPENING  Collaborations with Johnson & Lee, Moody Nolan, and  Searl Lamaster Howe Architects , have resulted in  UCAN 's new headquarters.

UCAN CELEBRATES HEADQUARTERS GRAND OPENING

Collaborations with Johnson & Lee, Moody Nolan, and Searl Lamaster Howe Architects, have resulted in UCAN's new headquarters.


 FIVE AWARD WINNING ARCHITECTS   Five architects from the  AIA Chicago Small Project Award s, including  Greg Howe , gave presentations on their award winning projects and the design process with the client. The evening was a resounding success with a great turnout.

FIVE AWARD WINNING ARCHITECTS 

Five architects from the AIA Chicago Small Project Awards, including Greg Howe, gave presentations on their award winning projects and the design process with the client. The evening was a resounding success with a great turnout.


 FIVE HOMES: ARCHITECTS, CLIENTS, AND WHAT THEY MADE   Wednesday, June 29 | 5:30–7:30pm  Pella Crafted Luxury , Merchandise Mart, #100 Citation of Merit Award Winners 1 LU / HSW  How do architects and clients work together to create a home? What led the clients to their architects, and how did they move through design development and construction to achieve a completed project? 2016 AIA Chicago Small Projects Award winners  Greg Howe, AIA , Searl Lamaster Howe Architects; Elissa Scrafano, AIA, Scrafano Architects and Linc Thelen, Linc Thelen Design; Gary Beyerl, AIA, Burns + Beyerl Architects; Kevin Toukoumidis, AIA, dSPACE Studio; and Tom Shafer, AIA, Thomas Shafer Architects, LLC, will be speaking, along with several of their clients.

FIVE HOMES: ARCHITECTS, CLIENTS, AND WHAT THEY MADE

Wednesday, June 29 | 5:30–7:30pm
Pella Crafted Luxury, Merchandise Mart, #100
Citation of Merit Award Winners
1 LU / HSW

How do architects and clients work together to create a home? What led the clients to their architects, and how did they move through design development and construction to achieve a completed project? 2016 AIA Chicago Small Projects Award winners Greg Howe, AIA, Searl Lamaster Howe Architects; Elissa Scrafano, AIA, Scrafano Architects and Linc Thelen, Linc Thelen Design; Gary Beyerl, AIA, Burns + Beyerl Architects; Kevin Toukoumidis, AIA, dSPACE Studio; and Tom Shafer, AIA, Thomas Shafer Architects, LLC, will be speaking, along with several of their clients.


 MONDIAL RIVER WEST  The new rooftop addition for the party room recives its new cladding of  Trespa  panels; promoting the  Mondial 's signature blue.

MONDIAL RIVER WEST

The new rooftop addition for the party room recives its new cladding of Trespa panels; promoting the Mondial's signature blue.


 LAWLESS RETREAT  Michigan retreat takes form with excavation and foundations.

LAWLESS RETREAT

Michigan retreat takes form with excavation and foundations.


 NEOCON 2016  Searl Lamaster Howe attends Neocon at  The Mart  for all the latest in office furnishings, textiles, and surfaces. 

NEOCON 2016

Searl Lamaster Howe attends Neocon at The Mart for all the latest in office furnishings, textiles, and surfaces. 


 GREGORY RESIDENCE  Gardens now fill in around the newly finished residence.

GREGORY RESIDENCE

Gardens now fill in around the newly finished residence.


 NEW YORK RESIDENCES GRAND OPENING  The New York Private Residences celebrated their grand opening of the newly renovated party room with about 100 attendees! 

NEW YORK RESIDENCES GRAND OPENING

The New York Private Residences celebrated their grand opening of the newly renovated party room with about 100 attendees! 


 PRADO & RENTERIA  Nearing completion on the  accounting office  in the south loop with perforated metal detailing over the windows help screen western sun.

PRADO & RENTERIA

Nearing completion on the accounting office in the south loop with perforated metal detailing over the windows help screen western sun.


 MARVIN ARCHITECTS CHALLENGE  See the complete lineup including the  Asbury Residence  when voting for the people's choice awards.

MARVIN ARCHITECTS CHALLENGE

See the complete lineup including the Asbury Residence when voting for the people's choice awards.


 A HOME FOR LIFE  New multi-generational, handicap accessible home takes shape with large windows installed.

A HOME FOR LIFE

New multi-generational, handicap accessible home takes shape with large windows installed.


 EVANSTON PRESERVATION AWARDS  Greg and Pam attended the reception for the awards ceremony. The  Asbury Residence  won the Award for Appropriate New Construction.

EVANSTON PRESERVATION AWARDS

Greg and Pam attended the reception for the awards ceremony. The Asbury Residence won the Award for Appropriate New Construction.


 UCAN NEW OFFICES   Glazing in progress for the large curtain walls for the lobby and meeting spaces at  UCAN 's new location.

UCAN NEW OFFICES 

Glazing in progress for the large curtain walls for the lobby and meeting spaces at UCAN's new location.


 WATER TOWER FLAT  The residence at Water Tower is almost complete with minimal and clean detailing accompanied by brass accents.

WATER TOWER FLAT

The residence at Water Tower is almost complete with minimal and clean detailing accompanied by brass accents.


 AIA SMALL PROJECT AWARDS  The Searl Lamaster Howe team celebrated wining an award on the  Asbury Residence .

AIA SMALL PROJECT AWARDS

The Searl Lamaster Howe team celebrated wining an award on the Asbury Residence.


 SEARL LAMASTER HOWE HOLIDAY  SLH enjoys celebrating the holiday at  Nico Osteria .

SEARL LAMASTER HOWE HOLIDAY

SLH enjoys celebrating the holiday at Nico Osteria.