― Our History

Celebrating 85 years of making the world a better, more beautiful place.

Our firm was founded in Chicago in 1935. Since then, we’ve collected and preserved thousands of paper sketches, plans, photographs, notes, and even hand-drawn doodles from some of our greatest designers. For our 85th birthday, we invite you to take an unprecedented tour of our archives through a curated digital museum experience.  

Explore a timeline of some of the most defining moments in our firm’s history.

Architect Bill Brubaker had one of the longest tenures in our firm’s history. Explore a selection of his work and illustrative sketches from our archives.