Now Through November 1, 2020

We are proud to sponsor the North Shore Historic Homes trail of Open House Chicago 2020

The beloved architecture festival, hosted by the Chicago Architecture Center, will now span more than 20 of Chicago’s unique neighborhoods. This year’s event includes both online and outdoor events that showcase the fascinating history, architecture, and culture of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. In addition to the historic homes on the trail, we’ve included “The Orren Pickell Collection” of historically-inspired homes that we’ve designed and built. Click the blue circles on the map below for more information.

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About Open House Chicago

Now in its 10th year, Open House Chicago is one of the largest architecture events of its kind in the world. The free festival typically offers access to hundreds of sites across Chicago, from iconic locations to under-the-radar architectural gems.

This year, the event has been reformatted for outdoor and online participation to accommodate for social distancing and ensure the safety of all participants. The Open House itineraries will focus less of specific sites and more on larger themes—forgotten or under-celebrated architects, how community areas develop specific architecture styles, and important places for understanding the city’s history. This year’s highlighted neighborhoods include an emphasis on the South and West sides.

Although visitors are prohibited from entering participating sites, the new OHC 2020 mobile app will offer location based experiences to enhance any site. Utilizing the Open House Chicago website and the OHC 2020 app, visitors will explore neighborhoods as never before.

Orren Pickell Collection

This is just a small sampling of our work in Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northbrook. We’re grateful to the Pickell homeowners for allowing us to feature their homes on this parallel trail.


777 Michigan Ave
100 14th St., Wilmette


638 Abbotsford Rd., Kenilworth
100 Abingdon Ave., Kenilworth


775 bluff exterior


2567 walters ave northbrook
2567 Walters Ave., Northbrook