Your Home, Our Signature
About MB Architecture
In 1988, Michael and Sue Buss opened the MB Architecture doors with a simple goal: discover our clients’ hopes and dreams and bring them to life in form and function. Since the beginning, our team of dedicated designers has challenged themselves to create one-of-a-kind designs unique to each client and challenge the status quo of residential architecture.
Our design services provide custom residential homes, additions, remodeling, and complete home renovation. We recognize that homes are where we live, love, celebrate, dream, and take refuge. That’s why we get to know every client before creating a one-of-a-kind home that’s an expression of their personality and lifestyle. Our collaborative design-build process produces homes unlike anything else on the planet. Our open communication and attention to detail in every step means clients can relax and enjoy the experience of building a home that’s stunning to look at and a joy to live in.
We have had the pleasure of working with clients throughout the United States. You can find our designs 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 Hinsdale, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, Lemont, Downers Grove, Inverness and more.
As a local residential design-build company, we understand our Western Suburbs neighbors’ trends, style preferences, and personalities. We cherish our role in creating spaces that transform simple residences into spaces for entertaining, living, and thriving outside of Chicago.
Guiding Pillars of Design
At MB Architecture, we understand that each project is unique and requires a keen eye to create one-of-a-kind homes. Our team brings our best and most creative design ideas to our clients each day. We strive to blend our clients’ dreams with personalized and functional designs that they will cherish for generations. Our industry experience, passion for design, and innovative design-build process set us above the rest.
During our initial meetings with a client, we begin by getting to know their wants, needs, and lifestyle. As 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 begins building with the first “hello.”
If you are looking for a unique, luxurious design to transform your home in the Western Suburbs area and beyond, we will exceed your expectations. Whether you have a complete idea of what you’re looking for, or have questions, we’re ready to help you begin your design project.
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.
Experience, Dedication, and Passion
Michael Buss, ALA, NCARB is a licensed architect in Western Suburbs, IL. As an Illinois native, he proudly attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While earning his degree, Michael had the distinct honor of learning from renowned architects Botond Bognar and Dr. Michael Kim. With these notable mentors, Michael was able to ignite his love of professional residential design and construction.
Along with his design talents, Michael has an extensive construction background in carpentry, roofing, and the family concrete business. Michael seamlessly blends his passion for architecture, his experience in construction to create successful architect lead design-build projects.
As a dedicated architect, Michael invests himself in his process. You often find him sketching on scrap paper, designing late into the night, and tirelessly reworking designs to achieve his clients’ visions. With this passion, 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.
Our team of innovative and passionate designers strives to discover our clients’ hopes and dreams and bring them to life in form and function. We strive to create lasting relationships with our clients through our unique approach to architecture. Our open communication and attention to detail in every step means clients can relax and enjoy the experience of building a home that’s stunning to look at and a joy to live in.
Meet Michael & Sue Buss
Industry Leaders and High School Sweethearts
As our clients soon discover, Mike and Sue are high school sweethearts. Mike worked for his dad, a flatwork cement contractor, so many of their dates started with Mike checking on a job site. Sue was familiar with construction with her experience working at the local lumber and supply store. You might even say, their education in construction and design started on those dates. While Mike initially started his college education as an engineer, Sue knows he was always an architect at heart. If not for one professor to listen and guide him, their lives would be very different.
Since 1988, Mike and Sue have worked alongside each other as designer and coordinator. Our team approach means our clients benefit from personal service and a seamless process.
Project Managers and Friendly Faces
Our team approach means our clients benefit from personal service and a seamless process. Juan and Bill are the key team members that help make that possible.
As our project managers, Juan and Bill help direct and monitor the progress of each residential design and build. As a client, you can expect to see Mike, Juan, Bill, and Sue’s friendly faces onsite throughout the construction process.