Culture

Our Mission

At Northworks, we believe that working as a team is the best way forward. To us, this means the opinions and ideas of all collaborators matter; it is the catalyst that allows the flow of creativity and expertise to meet the aesthetic, functional, sustainable and budgetary goals of our clients.

2021 Northworks Retreat
2021 Northworks Retreat

Our Services

Northworks is a full-service architecture and planning firm, with offices in Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Aspen, Driggs, Bozeman, and Jackson, WY.  Our team offers new building design, historic preservation, site planning, construction management, building conditions analysis and interior design services, including custom furnishings.  Northworks has LEED accredited professionals and is licensed in various states across the country.

Northworks Architects and Planners is a Chicago architecture firm.

Our Team

We established Northworks in 2005 inspired by a shared passion for the built world. In the years since, we have successfully combined our visions, resulting in a range of projects that are refined, yet approachable; classic, yet forward-thinking and always reflective of our clients’ lifestyles and design goals.  We are not alone in these accomplishments.  The depth of experience and talent within our team allows us to learn and grow while cultivating a style of practice united by common values: a belief in partnership, excellence in design and an appreciation for individuality.  These are the notions upon which we founded Northworks.

Abigail Petri, RA

DIRECTOR - JACKSON

Adam Janak, AIA

PARTNER

Amanda Faber, NCIDQ, ASID

PRINCIPAL

Amanda Geddes

DIRECTOR - BOZEMAN

Anna Matthews

OFFICE MANAGER & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Austin DePree, AIA

FOUNDING PARTNER

Bill Bickford, AIA, LEED AP

FOUNDING PARTNER

Brian Fryzel, RA

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Brian Settle, LEED AP

DIRECTOR - CHICAGO

Bridget Farley

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Caitlin Brainerd

PROJECT MANAGER

Carl Petersen, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Carolyn Amber

PROJECT DESIGNER

Casey Ryan, AIA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Catherine Kanter

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Charlotte Naegele, AIA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Chirag Patel, RA

PRINCIPAL

Christopher Smith

PROJECT MANAGER

Cordelia Kotin, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Corinne Wicke

DIRECTOR - DRIGGS

Elaina Tsarwhas

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Eleni Kroi

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Garrett Harabedian, RA, LEED AP

DIRECTOR - CHICAGO

Gwen Sutton, AIA

DIRECTOR - ASPEN

Hanna Schickert

INTERIORS ASSOCIATE

Hannah Sheppard

MARKETING ASSOCIATE - JACKSON

Ian Fichter

FINANCE ASSOCIATE

Iva Balderacci

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Jess Leeper, NCIDQ

PROJECT DESIGNER

Jocelyn Huey

INTERIORS ASSOCIATE

Joe Bongiorno, AIA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

John Carson

Architectural Intern

John Zeien, AIA

PARTNER

Josh Smith

PROJECT MANAGER

Juliet Bibla

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Katie Benson

PRINCIPAL

Katie Min, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Keith Labutta, AIA

PRINCIPAL

Kelli Bessenaire

PROJECT MANAGER

Kevianda Huggins

OFFICE MANAGER

Kiley Peart, RA

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Kim Daul, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Lauren Hillock

INTERIORS ASSOCIATE

Lauren Marion

PROJECT MANAGER

Lauren Wick

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Lindsey Michelson, RA, LEED GA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Luke Anhorn

Architectural Intern

Mallory Mecham, AIA

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Marie Anne Sommers, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Matt Van Wagner, AIA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Michael Kring

PROJECT MANAGER

Molly Douglas, AIA

PRINCIPAL

Nathan Bowman, RA, LEED AP

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Nathaniel Lielasus, AIA

PRINCIPAL

Neil Young, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

DIRECTOR - PHILADELPHIA

Nélida Ramos

SENIOR BIM MANAGER

Nolan Metzler, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Olivia Paul

INTERIORS ASSOCIATE

Paul Stanley, AIA, NCARB

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Peyton Smyth

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Rachel Oleinick, AIA

PRINCIPAL

Rachel Thompson

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

PARTNER

Rebecca Workman

INTERIORS ASSOCIATE

Robert Berner, AIA, LEED AP

PARTNER

Ryan Fowler

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Shirin Reklaoui, AIA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Sydney Sisk, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Theresa Pangelinan

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Tom Huynh

FINANCE ASSOCIATE

Zak Channell

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Join Us

We are always looking for creative and energetic individuals to join our team.  Sense of humor and a positive outlook are a plus! Please submit your cover letter, resume, and work samples to employment@nwks.com for consideration.

Our Founders

An enthusiasm for architecture and construction led Partners Bill Bickford and Austin DePree to found Northworks.  After a fateful introduction as undergraduates at Trinity College – Hartford, they laid the groundwork for a unique, unpretentious firm rooted in collaboration and innovation.

Our Culture

The team at Northworks, juxtapose professionalism with play.  As architects, planners, and preservationists, we believe in sound methods of practice and production.  We also value our private time as motorcycle enthusiasts, marathoners, writers, photographers, and parents.  In our studio environment, we inspire, create, learn, and accomplish.

Together, we are Northworks.

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