Rex, our office dog
Rex, our office dog

About us

Stephen R. Knutson

Steve received his BA from Dartmouth College and Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. After working in the office of Wilbert R. Hasbrouk, Steve established his own firm in 1985, specializing in the restoration, alteration and expansion of older North Shore residences. His work has been published in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Metropolitan Home, Better Homes & Gardens, The Chicago Tribune, numerous Better Homes & Gardens specialty editions, other specialty kitchen & bath publications, Country Living, Professional Remodeler, AIA Focus and the Evanston Review. He has received the Marjorie B. Perkins Award for the Gross Point Lighthouse restoration, the Driehaus Preservation Award, and three Evanston Preservation Awards for residential projects. Steve has served as chairman of the Evanston Preservation Commission, board member and vice president of the Evanston Historical Society, and member of the Evanston Plan Commission. He is a life member of the Kendall County Historical Society, and is currently involved with the Village of Millbrook Planning Committee. Steve and his wife Mary have lived in Evanston for the past 34 years.

Susan Bedard

Susan received her BA from Oberlin College and Master of Architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. She is a licensed architect, and has been with the firm since 1991.

John Baldwin

John received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Southern Illinois University. He has worked exclusively in residential design, and has been with the firm since 2005.