residential and commercial architecture firm



new house on existing foundations


We worked with our client to design a large addition around an existing house, using the original house's framing and foundations wherever possible. This unique house has a music room with a raised floor that opens up to the main living room to create a "stage" for at home concerts. 

the oaks -  lohan anderson

six new student residence halls 

carthage college, Kenosha, wi


Completed as Project Manager / Project Architect at Lohan Anderson over a period of 8 years, these 6 new student residences halls were built in a new development of park land covered by Oak trees, at the south end of campus.


landmarked 3 flat renovation, Chicago


This beautiful limestone three flat located on a landmarked historic street in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood was completely gutted and renovated into an owner's unit, and two rental units.


two flat addition and renovation, chicago 

A tenant fire initiated this two flat renovation, but the Owners were smart to rethink the layout of the units while they had the opportunity. They decided to add a second floor addition and deck at the back of the house in addition to completely renovating both units.

goethe - Lucien lagrange architects

new mid rise residential condo building chicago


Completed as Project Architect at Lucien Lagrange Architects, this mid rise luxury condo building in Chicago's Gold Coast incorporates high end materials including custom mahogany windows, hand forged wrought iron rails, and a zinc mansard roof.


Two condos combined into one, Chicago


Two adjacent condominium units were combined in to one in this interior renovation in a residential high rise building in Chicago. The combined unit spans the entire west end of the floor, with unobstructed southern, western, and northern city views.




One of our favorite project types! A common building configuration in Chicago, two flats consist of two apartments, typically stacked one on top of the other, in a two story building. We love to remodel two flats into single family homes and have a portfolio of many completed projects under our belt. 

(c) 2010 - 2020 LAURA GARCIA DESIGN


single family home renovation, Chicago


Many of this two story home's historic details, including stained glass windows at the front of the house, and the original tin ceiling and frieze in the living and dining rooms, were preserved during the gut renovation of this single family home in Bucktown.

Harmony ridge

straw bale eco cabin, Wisconsin


This cabin sits on stilts over a heavily sloped site- a natural bluff overlooking a river valley. The walls are composed of stacked straw bale, finished with a weatherproof 3 coat plaster. The building form and siting were developed using passive solar design principals.