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WHO WE ARE

BUGAJ ARCHITECTS offer full architectural services, from program development and schematic planning, to construction administration and interior design, with structural, mechanical and electrical engineering provided through its experienced team of consultants. Servicing Residential, Commercial and Institutional clients.

With care of details, the projects are executed in close relation to client and builders. Concept, design and construction are seen as inseparable issues to ensure an optimized final outcome. Bugaj Architects is Chicago based architectural practice with a STRONG DESIGN FOCUS. We enjoy a reputation for innovative design, highly personalized service, and efficient management of the most complex construction, renovation, and restoration projects. With aim at providing its clients with inventive and site responsive design solutions which confirms to the physical, social, cultural and budgetary parameters. It is very important for us to link architectonic components with intensive studies of surfaces that gain maximum impact through the use of a color or topography. This firm represents a method in which exterior architecture and interior architecture come together in a model combination.


HOW WE DO IT

The key to our work is in maintaining the connecting thread of the idea throughout the whole process, from the very beginning until the crucial phase of the works direction without loosing focus and freshness.

Bugaj Architects responds to each project with extensive research in architectural fields, materials, craft and environment to obtain unique solutions as varied as the individuals for whom they are designed. This attention to all elements of design has been a constant in the firm’s objective. In sense, the “what” is as important as the “how”. The project must be elaborated, taking the most general concept as only as a starting point and ending with the completion of the last detail that materializes it. From time to time we’ve been asked whether we have a philosophy, or set of rules, under which we work. Maybe, when looking at our work from outside, there is some sort of clear line that reads through our projects, a recognizable design - DNA. However-as we see it from inside –our work is an aesthetic of minimal clarity, Modern art, a sculptural idea. The only things that are important to us are to develop, to improve and never to repeat.


People

If you can't find it, design it!


  • Anna Bugaj

    Owner/Licensed Architect

The firm's principal licensed architect and register interior designer, Anna Bugaj, is alumni of University of Illinois at Chicago were she obtained her undergrads and graduates degree specializing in architectural technologies. Anna established her independent architectural practice in 2005. Today, with a growing staff of architects and designers, Bugaj Architects has built her designs in Chicago and all of surrounding metropolitan areas.

If you can't find it, design it! -her motto in the office. I am a problem solver, I'm not in business to create pretty things. As designers we have a responsibility to make things that are functional and long lasting. My design has strenght, I don't create limp design, sweet or breakable. This is what the Bauhaus was all about: simple things that work, that last, that are good, that are real. My...our favorite materials are simple, plain, and created long ago and their design and objective last a long time, in five hundred years from now, they will still be beautiful. There is no need to decorate it. Design is not a style to me. It's an attitude!

  • Artur Kaczmarek

    Partner/Licensed Architect

    Artur Kaczmarek has been with Bugaj Architects since its early beginnings. Being in a position of a Project Architect he has completed numerous projects ranging from residential to multi-use to commercial developments. Artur has graduated with Bachelors degree from University of Illinois at Chicago and obtained his Masters degree from the same School of Architecture as well. With his interest in architectural technology, as a project architect he emphasizes usage of innovative and as well proven construciton methods and materials, renewable energy sources and designs, to create projects that are environmentally and economically conscious. Artur is Licensed Architect in State of Illinois.

  • Alex Robbins

    Architectural Associate

  • Roger Villarreal

    Visualization Specialist

  • Damen

    Quality control

    Damen is in charge of office quality control. He graduated with highest honors in behavioral science from Pet Smart University at Chicago. Full of energy, Damen meets and greets all the clients. He also fills inn as a drafter, helps with 3d image visualizations and model building, and provides companionship, doggie love and energetic inspiration for the office.

    • Sarah

      Intern Architects

      Damen is in charge of office quality control. He graduated with highest honors in behavioral science from Pet Smart University at Chicago. Full of energy, Damen meets and greets all the clients. He also fills inn as a drafter, helps with 3d image visualizations and model building, and provides companionship, doggie love and energetic inspiration for the office.

      • Agnes

        Intern Architects

        Damen is in charge of office quality control. He graduated with highest honors in behavioral science from Pet Smart University at Chicago. Full of energy, Damen meets and greets all the clients. He also fills inn as a drafter, helps with 3d image visualizations and model building, and provides companionship, doggie love and energetic inspiration for the office.

        • Martin

          Intern Architects

          Damen is in charge of office quality control. He graduated with highest honors in behavioral science from Pet Smart University at Chicago. Full of energy, Damen meets and greets all the clients. He also fills inn as a drafter, helps with 3d image visualizations and model building, and provides companionship, doggie love and energetic inspiration for the office.


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