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Hallstar HQ wins 2023 Architecture MasterPrize

2023 Architecture Master Prize - Workplace Interior

Situated within an existing warehouse with 35’ ceilings, this new space for a growing Chicago company includes a new corporate office, laboratory, manufacturing area, and warehouse space for the production of their products.

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Crain's Chicago features Lake Geneva Residence

“See the homes Chicago architects love. A Wisconsin country house set into a restored prairie and a sleek rehab of a historical two-flat into a single-family home: These are among the top home designs of the year, according to the local American Institute of Architects chapter.”

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Lake Geneva Residence featured on Vibia

"Chicago Architecture Firm Selects Scotch Fixture for Wisconsin Farmhouse. Designed by Chicago-based architecture firm Collective Office, a modern farmhouse nestled amid the rolling prairies of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, seamlessly integrates with its surroundings. Seeking to create an indoor-outdoor sensibility open to the landscape, they conceived of a single-story structure that mirrors its environment rather than dominating it.”

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Lake Geneva Residence featured on Uncrate


Sited on 19 rolling acres in Southern Wisconsin, the Lake Geneva Farmhouse pays homage to the local prairie vernacular. Collective Office comprised the modern farmhouse as three staggered volumes connected by a single walkway. Clad in Alaskan yellow cedar shingles and black standing seam metal..."

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Lake Geneva Residence Featured on Dezeen

"Three gabled volumes form Wisconsin home by Collective Office.

US architecture practice Collective Office "updated the rustic farmhouse typology" for this house in Wisconsin, which comprises three gabled units clad in black metal siding and shingles." By Bridget Cogley...

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Lake Geneva Residence featured on Curbed

"Collective Office built outwards instead of upwards. The prairie is a place of openness, where the sky is big and the land is flat. Anything built on top of it becomes a focal point on the big horizon, which is why Chicago architecture studio Collective Office designed this house to commune with the prairie instead of overwhelm it." by Liz Stinson

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Lake Geneva Residence featured on Dwell

"A Minimalist, Scandinavian-Style Home Rises on a Flourishing Wisconsin Prairie. Three connected, pitched-roof volumes comprise a new home for retirees on 19 acres in Southeastern Wisconsin." by Melissa Dalton

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Timber Lane Residence Featured in Crain’s

The Timber Lane Residence was designed as a modern minimilist iteration to the popular southwest Michigan cottage. We've designed an efficient 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house, with the focus on how a young family would use the residence on this corner lot. The material choices are common to residential vernacular in the area, used in a thoughtful way to distinguish this home in the neighborhood.

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Curbed Publishes West Loop Loft

Curbed author Mary Jo Bowling sat down with Jeff Klymson and the client for our West Loop Loft project to learn the details of how to complete a quick design and execution of a loft renovation in Chicago. Thanks to all that contributed their time and effort on this amazing project!

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