The SWA Architects team in front of their new Downers Grove office. From left, Tess Kliros, office manager; Gregg Stahr, licensed architect, NAHB accredited Green Verifier, LEED, AP; Bill Styczynski, firm principal, licensed architect, NAHB accredited; Tom Fend, licensed architect, and ManHo Lam, CAD manager.
DOWNERS GROVE -- SWA Architects recently moved into new offices in Downers Grove at 911 Rogers St.
The firm will host a come-as-you-are open house for current and past clients, as well as community residents from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday June 22.
“Our motivation in moving closer to downtown Downers Grove was to have greater visibility than our previous Downers Grove location and also to better serve the needs of the immediate residential and commercial community,” said Bill Styczynski, president and architect at SWA Architects.
As part of its current relocation, the firm has updated its logo and simplified its name to SWA Architects. The firm was previously known as Styczynski Walker & Associates, with offices in Willowbrook until June 2009, when SWA relocated to their previous Downers Grove address.
SWA Architects has designed thousands of homes and over a hundred businesses during the past 33 years throughout the Chicago area, including Downers Grove, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, LaGrange, Wheaton, Elmhurst and Naperville; to name a few. Notable projects designed by the firm include the Oak Brook residence for former White Sox first baseman Frank Thomas and Illinois’ first Emerald Certified Green Home in Wheaton.
In recent years, the firm has designed several Certified Green-Built homes in Wheaton, Elmhurst, and LaGrange. Those homes received some of the highest honors with Gold and Emerald-level certification as part of the National Green Building Standard. The firm is currently designing another green certified home in River Forest, which will use super-insulating building techniques in the ceilings, walls and foundation of the home.