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West Studio is a dynamic award winning architectural firm that was established in Elmhurst, IL in 1986. Led by Stephen Jaskowiak, ALA, the studio offers complete architectural, interior design and construction services on both a local and national basis. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Chicago Prairie School of Architecture, West Studio designs express clean lines, continuity of details, natural materials and a human scale with balance.
West Studio Construction Services is the Builder arm of the architectural studio that offers clients the unique opportunity to work with an Architect led design/build service. This provides clients the many advantages that were once associated with the “Master Builder” concept including:
- Architect led process from design conception through project completion insuring that the integrity of the design vision will not be compromised.
- Architect expertise in construction methods and building costs which insures that the design and budget will mesh at the earliest stages of the project. This empowers the client to make early decisions regarding design, materials, finishes and fixtures. Clients will know how these decisions will fit into the project budget before completion of construction drawings.
- Architect provided interior design services insuring a unified cohesive design theme inside and out.
- Seamless design/construction process that results in a on budget unique architectural expression of the client’s program.
Stephen Jaskowiak, Principal Architect
Certified by NCARB, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Licensed Architect in the State of Illinois, Pennsylvania & New York
Member of ALA, Association of Licensed Architects
Member of ICC, the International Code Council
Member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Bachelor of Architecture in Building Technology, University of Illinois at Chicago
What Our Clients Are Saying:
“Steve designed and built our gorgeous prairie style home in unincorporated West Chicago. He brought forth the design of our dreams and then managed the entire process from start to finish. He was calm and professional throughout. He listened well and adjusted design and construction elements. His subs are first rate: respectful and skilled. He uses quality materials. Steve is a joy to work with. We feel that we not only have the home we always wanted but have gained a friend in the process. We recommend him without hesitation or reservation.”
Kevin Porter, West Chicago, IL
“Steve Jaskowiak and the West Studio Architects team provided us complete design and construction of our new prairie style home. Steve’s insight into the features we wanted was amazing. His supervision of the skilled construction team was exceptional; he cared that the build was done correctly. He created a beautiful home that is totally easy to live in. Highly professional team and quality work from start to finish.”
Teresa M., Geneva, IL
“Our experience with West Studio Architects and Construction was excellent. Architect Steve Jaskowiak designed our beautiful and unique home. Very receptive to our input and involved us in every step of the design of our dream home. Very wonderful experience working with Steve, very knowledgeable and capable in Prairie design and construction. The construction of our home was performed by West Studio as well. Once again, Steve and his crew did an amazing job of making his design a reality. The whole experience of designing a home and constructing it could not have been made any easier. The home was built in a timely fashion and he met all deadlines for construction. In addition he kept costs within the projected budget. We have been in our home for 7 years and are very happy with the quality work and materials used to construct our home. I would highly recommend West Studio to anyone hoping to design and construct their dream home.”
John Ortega, River Forest, IL
“Steve not only designed the house, but was also the general contractor for the building process, assuring us of a relatively painless build. He was on-site daily, and his organization and professionalism assured that every process was completed in a timely and well-organized fashion. The sub-contractors he uses are unbelievably talented craftsman who go above and beyond to assure that the work they do is of the highest quality.”
“Steve produced for us a house that is extremely well built and more beautiful than we could have imagined. We were very lucky to have worked with him!”
Kathleen Waszak, Elmhurst, IL