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OKW Architects

USGBC member

600 West Jackson Blvd.
Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60661


Service area: 200 miles

OKW provides leadership to our clients and communities by encouraging environmentally responsible design and construction. As a member organization of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and with over 40% of our professional staff LEED A.P., we recognize the growing appropriateness and demand for green design and believe it will be the standard of the future. We encourage our clients to consider greening opportunities early in the design process and offer services that balance creativity and practicality.

OKW continues to facilitate projects through the USGBC’s green building rating system LEED. The firm’s LEED projects have included single family homes, retail, mixed-use residential, and core and shell office buildings. The firm has also successfully qualified projects to be admitted into the City of Chicago’s Green Building Permit Program.

During the conceptual design of a project, OKW takes the opportunity to evaluate the potential to responsibly incorporate green design strategies into its scope and budget. We create value through a synthesis of financial, practical and environmental goals. It is our hope that better understanding of the impacts of green design will allow for an easier adoption of these strategies and create more economical, efficient, and environmentally friendly building.

U.S. Green Building Council Member
U.S. Green Building Council Member

The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. More...