“12 years ago we had the pleasure of working with Michael Buss to design our house. So in 2011 when we decided to add to the house we contacted Michael to design the addition and we were treated to an architectural wonder. Michael designed (and with his team built) a garage connected via a bridge to the main house. We all watched in amazement as this architectural challenge unfolded into a true masterpiece within 2 months, right on schedule.”

Emmanuel and Jeanette, Burr Ridge, IL

“His firm does not just draw plans for houses; they bring you through a process, a process of designing your dream home. It is a gift that Michael has; to listen, understand, and interpret what his clients want. His work is outstanding.”

Maggy & John, Downers Grove, IL

“I think Mike’s true talent lies in his ability to visualize the look or “feeling” that we were trying to achieve even when we were unable to quite verbalize it…. He understood not only our project “must haves” but also our “would like to include…” amenities…. He translated the emotional impressions we wanted to convey with our home design and transformed them into reality. ”

Michelle & Tim, Palos Park, IL

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“My vision for this room was a very open feel with doors overlooking a pool and covered patio plus a lot of windows utilizing the amazing light and natural setting.   Mike was able to take that vision and my love for west coast architecture and turn it into something amazing.   Exposed beams, sunrise to sunset light and a grand fireplace to tie it all together.  It is the perfect room for peace or family gatherings.”

Deanna, Lemont, Il

“The joy and harmony of living in a well designed home emanates from the hearts of both architect and homeowner.”

Maurice Doyle, Gentleman Architect as told to me on fringe benefit night.


“Judy and I would like to sincerely thank you and your staff for doing an outstanding job designing our home and watching over the construction for our best interests. As you know, I have been in the construction industry for over 47 years and I feel that I am a pretty good judge of talent in my business and you are extremely good at what you do…. We would wholeheartedly encourage you to have any future clients contact us…You are truly an idea person that is very gifted and we thank you very much.”

Judy & Rich Scheck, Scheck Industries, IL


“This is the second home Mike Buss has designed for us.  Mike has a great eye for detail in his design, added things we never thought of that bring a unique look to our home.”

Mary, Palos

“From our very first meeting, we felt confident in Michael Buss Architects. They asked the right questions and listened to what was important to us. The attention to detail and their great ideas really helped make our house special. The whole process turned out to be fun, exciting and effortless thanks to them. We love the finished product.”

Vicky & Mark, Countryside, IL

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“As we walk around our house, we can see the things we wanted in a floor plan – the kitchen island, the extra door into the laundry room – but we can also see where Mike helped us come up with something better than what we originally wanted – the breakfast nook, the master bath. We also look at our hallways and remember him looking at some floor plans we found on the Internet and explaining what features would make the house more expensive to build. From the very start, he had it in mind to draw the best house for our budget.”

Andrea & Ken, LaGrange, IL

“How does one know that they are going to work with the right Architect when building the home of their dreams?  They don’t.  The ‘right’ Architect though makes everything seamless & easy and eliminates those fears.   This is Mike Buss.

Working with Mike was such a pleasure because he could understand my vision, even at times when things may have been vague and challenging.  He listens, he is a wealth of knowledge, knows what will work best and understands what people want in today’s home.  When it was all said and done and my home was done, it was beyond all expectations.  It all started with Mike. ”

Marie, Lemont, Il


“When we decided to design and build our custom home in 2010, we met with several architects to determine the best fit. We chose Michael Buss because he provided a different approach and blend of ideas that peaked our interest. He was concerned about designing a home that would suit the living habits and compatibility of us as a couple. As we worked through the design process, Michael asked many questions to determine the most suitable layout that would fit our current and future family’s needs. He was also able to incorporate our preferences for placement of rooms based on daily living and entertaining purposes. Michael has a good sense of humor, is very patient and is exceptionally talented. We are extremely happy with the finished product and feel that all of our goals were met through working with Michael Buss on the design of our home. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is embarking on this incredible journey of creating your dream house.”

Michelle & Michael, Homer Glen, IL


“I have worked with Mike over a span of almost 20 years. He is an accomplished architect, who finds creative solutions and designs trend setting facades and layouts. He is deeply knowledged about codes and local village ordinances. He has designed several projects for me that have been selected as “Home of the Month” and featured in Builder/Architect magazine. I have enjoyed working with Mike over the years, and I will continue to employ his expertise on future jobs.”

Wally, Donlin Builders, IL