Welcome to Interactive Design Architects Chicago, Loading site...



Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins...

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe


IDEA Chicago Interactive Design Architects

Interactive Design Architects

Interactive Design, Inc. Architects (IDEA) is an MBE/WBE Certified architectural design firm founded in 1992 on one basic principal—to provide excellence in design services that enrich the human experience. After more than two decades, our work ranges from major museums, university buildings and fire stations to zoo and animal care facilities, laboratories, libraries, office environments, existing building recladding, temporary structures and the preservation of cultural heritage landmarks.

Services

architecture : : interior design and FF&E : : visualization : : wayfinding : : strategy : : programming : : engagement : : AOR and associate partnership : : project management : : construction administration

Expertise

higher education : : science and technology : : arts and culture : : workplace and office : : zoological : : community repositioning : : municipal government : : high security : : courts : : federal agencies

Competencies

design strategy : : new construction : : building additions : : interior renovations : : façade recladding : : historic restoration and preservation : : adaptive reuse : : masterplanning





in·ter·ac·tive: [in-ter-ak-tiv] adj.
[1] Of or relating to something that responds to user activity (e.g. design) [2] Actions or attributes in close relation with each other; interacting [3] A unique design firm in Chicago



Good design adds value to a project faster than it adds cost.

Thomas C. Gale


IDEA Chicago Interactive Design Architects

hello

Creative, technical, analytical and sensible are just a few adjectives that describe the diverse skill set of the Interactive Design Architects team. We believe in a truly interactive design process that brings the brightest minds to the table to uncover the highest value for our clients.

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

Steve Jobs


IDEA Chicago Interactive Design Architects

Projects

Below is a sample of our recent projects. For additional information, Contact Us...


The Modern Wing at the Art Institute

Art Institute: The Modern Wing

ARTS & CULTURE

William Eckhardt Research Center

University of Chicago W.E.R.C.

HIGHER EDUCATION & SCIENCES

Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

ZOOLOGICAL

Carlson Cottage Restoration

Carlson Cottage Restoration

HERITAGE PRESERVATION

West Town Public Library

West Town Public Library

LIBRARY & RESOURCE CENTERS

A.J. Celebrezze Federal Building

A.J. Celebrezze Federal Building

FACADE & ENVELOPE

The Anti-Cruelty Society Facade

The Anti-Cruelty Society Facade

FACADE & ENVELOPE

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Academy

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Academy

PUBLIC EDUCATION

Chicago Federal Center Facade Restoration

Chicago Federal Center Restoration

FACADE & HERITAGE PRESERVATION

Chicago Fire Department Stations

Chicago Fire Department Stations

PUBLIC SAFETY

Wilmette Public Library Renovation

Wilmette Public Library Renovation

LIBRARY & RESOURCE CENTERS

Milwaukee Federal Building Restorations

Milwaukee Federal Building

HERITAGE PRESERVATION


Somewhere between what we've accomplished and what we are capable of is your next great design project.

IDEA Chicago Interactive Design Architects

BIG IDEAS

The interdisciplinary design team at Interactive Design Architects provides clients with additional capabilities beyond basic architecture by integrating technology, industrial and graphic design, and subject matter expertise among other competencies—producing truly unique IDEAS.


Let's see how we can put these and other IDEAS to work for your organization.

newideas@idea8.com
t +1 312 482 8866, f +1 312 482 9904

308 West Erie Street | Suite 506 | Chicago, IL 60654-3924

© 2013 Interactive Design Architects [IDEA]