Posted by on October 21, 2013
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“…While a student at Trinity College, William Bickford and his roommate spent many nights talking about their passion for architecture and how to best forge a path to professional success and personal happiness…”

Read the full article here: Chicago Tribune Article October 21, 2013

Posted by on September 09, 2013
WSJ II

“…A two-year renovation transformed the interior of the 4,200-square-foot home, which now features contemporary
furnishings, modern-art pieces and an open-concept kitchen with stainless-steel cabinetry. …”

Read the full article here: Wall Street Journal Article September 6, 2013

Michigan Barn project page

Posted by on August 11, 2013

Chicago Tribune Article August 11, 2013
“…’We were able to access the original hand drawings by (the architectural firm of) Holabird and Roche,’ Bickford said. ‘They were inspiring, and we totally gutted the building’…’This was not a renovation but a re-creation…'”

Read the full article here: Chicago Tribune Article August 11, 2013

Graceland Cemetery project page

Graceland Chapel project page

Posted by on August 11, 2013

Chicago Tribune Magazine August 11, 2013
“…William T. Bickford, and E. Austin DePree of Chicago-based architecture firm Northworks have started building weekend retreats from simply smaller to teeny tiny, for clients who realize that small = simple = real relaxation…”

Read the full article here: Chicago Tribune Magazine August 11, 2013

Mountain Retreat project page

Hill Country Retreat project page

Posted by on July 01, 2013
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“…We’re working with those [architects’] legacies in a very personal way. It’s not their buildings or their plans for Chicago; it’s their resting place and the very specific symbolism of who they were and what they did…”

Read the full article here: Chicago Architect Jul-Aug 2013

VIDEO: Watch Bill Bickford dicuss the Graceland Chapel Project

Graceland Cemetery project page

Graceland Chapel project page

Posted by on June 07, 2013
1a3

“…a small guest house that packs a really big punch… this gorgeous, charming property set along a winding stretch of the Guadulpe River will leave your guests wanting to come back and stay again and again…”

Read the full article here: Home Adverts May 30, 2013

Hill Country Retreat project page

Posted by on June 03, 2013
Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design May 29, 2013

“…What inspired you to start your company? During our college years, my business partner Austin and I agreed that the profession of architecture is most rewarding when you personally connect with each client as principals of your own practice…”

Read the full interview here: Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design May 29, 2013

Posted by on May 28, 2013
Marina City Online May 28, 2013

“…while they enjoy Dover Sole in Champagne Truffle Sauce, we cannot get over how 5,562 square feet of utterly empty space has been transformed into one of the city’s nicest upscale eateries…”

Read the full article here: Marina City Online May 28, 2013

Tortoise Club project page

Posted by on May 24, 2013
Chicago Tribune Article May 24, 2013 Icon

“…As many clients embrace smaller, more functional homes, porches can play a role in reducing interior square footage, DePree said. His firm, which does work in 12 states, designed a two-bedroom, two-bath guest cottage on a Texas property in which the porch served as the main gathering space.

‘We spend more and more of our lives in conditioned space,’ DePree said. ‘To gather outside is refreshing’…”

Read the full article here: Chicago Tribune May 24, 2013

Hill Country Retreat project page

Posted by on May 15, 2013
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“…from a distance, the new house looks like a traditional barn. Up close, though, there’s no question that it’s a smart modern home. ‘We maximized the views,’ says Bickford. ‘And the house functions in the most low-maintenance, energy-efficient way possible.'”

Read the full article here: Chicago Home + Garden Summer 2013

Thistle Hill Farm project page