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Midwest Architect Round Up

Here at Modern Midwest we love well thought out design and beautifully executed design work, so we scoured the midwest for the best architects that represent those values and characteristics. Check out our round up of the best Midwest architects below and let us know what you think!


Hufft Projects | St. Louis, MO

Hufft Projects is a Missouri design collective that prioritizes craftsmanship with a robust stable of architects, artists, and designers use their mixed experiences and backgrounds to define a holistic approach to design. Jesse and Matthew Hufft are co-owners of Hufft Projects with Jesse running the company and day-to-day operations in order for Matthew to perform great design. The company’s basic design processes are fluid and ever changing but the goal stays the same: merge trade and technology to create beautiful and enduring designs.

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Snow Kreilich Architects | Minneapolis, MN

Founded in 1955 by Julie Snow, the Minneapolis based Snow Kreilich Architects focuses on producing architecture that successfully measures up against multiple benchmarks of design success. Their projects and buildings are well-conceived and carefully detailed leading to national recognition and various accolades for their midwestern work.


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Studio Gang | Chicago, IL

Jeanne Gang is an Illinois architect and MacArthur Fellow is the founding principle of Gang Studio, a collective that engages in varying projects with the goal of using design as a medium to connect people socially, experientially, and intellectually. The group has produced award-winning work including the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College and the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.


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Locus Architecture | Minneapolis, MN

Locus Architecture is a Minneapolis based company that crafts meaningful projects that focus on the space and what those spaces represent to their clients. Driven by a passion for human participation, innovative construction, and beautiful spaces, Locus creates better experiences and designs that are not held to industry restrictions of style or trends.


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Perkins + Will | Chicago, IL / Midwest

With offices scattered across the Midwest, Perkins+Will architecture is recognized as a preeminent sustainable design firm that focuses on how to transform lives and enhance communities through innovative practices. A fundamental aspect of Perkins + Will’s culture is social responsibility and every year, the company donates 1% of its design services to pro bono initiatives.

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