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Preliminary Meeting – Our first meeting is without charge and is a chance to meet each other and discuss the project, your budget, and our capabilities. A proposal for architectural services will then be prepared based on this meeting. Further meetings will outline what you need and desire for your project.

Schematic Design Phase – We will show some rough solutions, giving you a chance to direct the project.

Design Development Phase – We prepare scaled drawings showing the work to be done. You have a chance to select building materials, appliances, and to see how the buildings and rooms will look when complete.

Construction Document Phase – These detailed drawings and specifications will be submitted to the municipality for review and contractors will use these to prepare a bid.

Hiring the Contractor – We will work with you to hire the builder who can complete the work competently and at a price that you can afford. We will assist you in evaluating the bids and preparing the final contract with the builder.

Construction Phase Service – We can follow the entire construction project for you with on-site visits and inspections. We can also review the contractor’s billing and keep you informed of job progress.

  • Existing Condition Drawings
  • Site Planning
  • Schematic Design and Design Development Drawings
  • Interior Design Services
  • Design Visualization: Architectural Models and Renderings
  • Zoning / Building Review and Permit Processing
  • Construction Document Preparation
  • Client Representation: Zoning and Building Departments
  • Cost Analysis
  • Construction Phase Services
  • Outsourcing of Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Engineering Services
  • Outsourcing of Landscape Design Services

Christopher Goode, ALA, LEED AP – Principal Architect

Christopher Goode established Architecture and Conservation, P.C. in 1996. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked in the offices of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM), Chicago Associates Planners and Architects (CAPA), and others. In addition, he has taught architecture at Triton College, Illinois, Kent State University, Ohio, and Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts. Christopher Goode is a LEED Accredited Professional and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council – Chicago Chapter, Association of Licensed Architects (ALA), National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR).


John Slattery – Architectural Technician

John Slattery began work with Architecture and Conservation, P.C. in 2005 and has worked in the residential remodeling field since 1994. He is a graduate of the Architecture and Building Information Modeling programs at Triton College, Illinois, and a Revit Architecture 2010 Certified Professional. John is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council – Chicago Chapter.




Architecture and Conservation is an Oak Park / Chicago-based architectural office providing residential, commercial, and institutional design. We have special expertise in new home design, renovations, additions and historic preservation. Architecture and Conservation is committed to using green design principles to create sustainable, energy-conserving buildings. Our goal is to create places that are enjoyable, functional and enduring.


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