We create timeless buildings that forge generations of family memories.

Who are we?

In 1988, Michael Buss Architects, Ltd. opened its doors with a simple goal: to create spaces where people and beautiful design could coexist. Since the beginning, our team of dedicated designers has challenged themselves to provide innovative designs that challenge the status quo of residential and commercial architectural design from Naperville, to Oak Brook, Lemont, Western Springs, Inverness, IL (and beyond).

Our design services extend to providing custom residential homes, additions, remodeling and full home renovation, and professional offices. We passionately believe that architecture is a way to make a person’s life more comfortable and work closely with clients and contractors to provide a fully custom building. We have had the pleasure of working with clients throughout the United States, and our designs can be found in Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Colorado.

Of course, we are also thrilled to work with our neighbors here in the western suburbs outside of Chicago, Illinois. Our projects can be found throughout the area, including in Western Springs, Burr Ridge, Lemont, Downers Grove, Inverness and more.

At MBArch, Ltd., we believe that each project is a unique opportunity to provide a client with a space for creativity, love, life, and memories. That’s why each member of our team is passionately invested in the success of every project. As a local Western Suburbs architect, Michael Buss Architect, Ltd., understands the trends, style preferences, and personalities of our local residents. We love partnering on a new project with a client, because we can create a space that our clients (or, neighbors!) can cherish for years. As architects in Western Suburbs know, we have an important job of creating spaces that transform simple residences into spaces for entertaining, living, and thriving outside of Chicago.

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Michael Buss, ALA, NCARB is a licensed architect in Western Suburbs, IL. He has spent the majority of his life in Illinois, and proudly attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While earning his degree, Michael has the distinct honor of learning from renowned architects Botond Bognar and Dr. Michael Kim. It is with these notable mentors that Michael was able to ignite his love of professional residential and commercial design and construction.

Along with his design talents, Michael has an extensive construction background that includes carpentry, roofing, and the family concrete business. Michael seamlessly blends his background in construction work and his passion for architecture to create successful lead design-build projects.

As his clients know, Michael invests himself into his process and can regularly be found sketching on scrap paper, designing late into the night, and constantly reworking designs to achieve a master plan that will match his client’s vision. It is with this passion that clients are able to implicitly trust Michael with their custom home construction, knowing that he will always help to meet the needs of each client throughout the project.

During his free time, Mike loves history and reading. These two passions are some of the building blocks that help him understand where style originates. He loves muscle cars (and has been known to purchase collector vehicles across the United States). He also enjoys flying RC planes and studies Karate.

Michael Buss Architects Guiding Pillars of Design

Here at MBArch, Ltd., we understand that each project is unique and requires a keen eye to provide a fully customized product. Each day, our team brings our best and most creative design ideas to our clients. We strive to blend our client’s dreams with personalized and functional designs that will be cherished for years to come. We know that our industry experience, passion for design, and custom process, is what sets us above the rest.

During our initial meetings with a client, we like to chat about their goals for their project, while clients talk Mike begins to sketch. But what many clients don’t realize is that these sketches are not the first time Mike has considered their project. Mike, like many architects, begins building during his first conversation with a new client.

All of our projects are designed with energy-efficiency and sustainability in mind. We are continually challenging ourselves to improve and delight, and regularly provide our clients with innovation that outshines our competition.

If you are looking for a creative, luxurious, and innovative design to transform your home in Western Springs, IL (Chicago Suburbs and beyond), you will find that MBA, Ltd. will exceed your expectations.

Whether you have a complete idea of what you’re looking for, have questions, or are looking for quotes, we’re ready to help you begin your design project. Looking for more? Feel free to check out of portfolio, process, or dive into our library of fantastic reviews.

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