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

DIRECTOR OF INTERIORS

Amanda Geddes

DIRECTOR-BOZEMAN

Austin DePree, AIA

FOUNDING PARTNER

Bill Bickford, AIA, LEED AP

FOUNDING PARTNER

Brian Fryzel, RA

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Brian Settle, LEED AP

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Bridget Farley

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Caitlin Brainerd

PROJECT MANAGER

Carl Petersen, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Carolyn Amber

PROJECT DESIGNER

Catherine Kanter

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Charlotte Naegele, AIA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Chirag Patel, RA

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Christian Talbot

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Christina Conant

Interiors Coordinator

Christopher Smith

PROJECT MANAGER

Colton Crum

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Cordelia Kotin

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Corinne Wicke

DIRECTOR - DRIGGS

Elaina Tsarwhas

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Eleni Kroi

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Garrett Harabedian, RA, LEED AP

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Gwen Sutton, AIA

DIRECTOR - ASPEN

Hanna Schickert

INTERIORS INTERN

Hannah Sheppard

OFFICE MANAGER - JACKSON

Iva Balderacci

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Jess Leeper, NCIDQ

PROJECT DESIGNER

Jocelyn Huey

INTERIORS ASSOCIATE

Joe Bongiorno

PROJECT MANAGER

John Carson

Architectural Intern

John Zeien, AIA

PARTNER

Josh Smith

PROJECT MANAGER

Juliet Bibla

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Katie Benson

PRINCIPAL

Katie Min, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Katie Pell

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

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

Max Pozen

ARCHITECTURAL INTERN

Michael Kring

PROJECT MANAGER

Molly Douglas, AIA

DIRECTOR - SAN FRANCISCO

Nathan Bowman, RA, LEED AP

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Nathaniel Lielasus, AIA

VICE PRINCIPAL

Neil Young, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

DIRECTOR - PHILADELPHIA

Nélida Ramos

SENIOR BIM MANAGER

Olivia Paul

INTERIORS ASSOCIATE

Oren Schumaker, AIA

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Paul Stanley AIA, NCARB

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Peyton Smyth

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Rachel Oleinick, AIA

VICE PRINCIPAL

Rachel Thompson

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

PARTNER

Rebecca Workman

INTERIORS ASSOCIATE

Robert Berner, AIA, LEED AP

PARTNER

Ryan Fowler

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Sadiyyah Harris

OFFICE MANAGER - PHILADELPHIA

Shirin Reklaoui, AIA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Sydney Sisk

PROJECT MANAGER

Theresa Pangelinan

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

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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