Schwarz Lewis Design Group is an award winning  custom home and residential architectural firm. They are located in the Western Chicago suburbs, started by Brad Lewis and Bill Schwarz  to provide innovative designs and technical expertise to all of their clients’ new endeavors. Bill and Brad’s experience encompasses new construction and remodeling/renovation with a wide variety of project types ranging from residential projects including military housing, historic preservation, production housing, custom homes, apartments, and condominiums along with commercial projects including office buildings, retail stores, and recreational facilities. They also work closely with the client’s desires for each project to provide them with individualized designs that are aesthetically pleasing and offer an economical solution.

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Beautiful Kitchens & Baths

American Classic. Elegant millwork and furniturelike details imbue a new kitchen with the spirit of a historic home.


Dream Kitchens & Baths

Updated classic. Furniture-style details and elegant millwork bring welcome age and character to a new kitchen with family-friendly features.



Beautiful balance. Decorative millwork drenched in crisp white paint provides a classic backdrop for a couple’s easygoing transitional style.



Curbed Chicago

In collaboration with AMLI, Residential Towers is currently leasing residential units in both buildings.


Traditional Home

Holiday Home in Black and White. Gray areas never silence this family’s style—everything sings in beautiful black and white.


We have worked with the Scharwz Lewis team on many projects over the years. The projects ranged from 200 to 500+ units and included mid-rise and high-rise multifamily urban and suburban residential communities. Each project was unique and appropriately designed for our end user – the apartment resident. Both Brad and Bill worked very closely with us to design spaces with outstanding exterior architecture and extremely livable interior features. Brad is an exceptional design architect with the depth and expertise to create homes that people truly love. Bill is the best architect that we have ever worked on when it comes to floor plan design and execution. Both are client friendly and invested in their client being happy with the end result – a home.

We wanted an architect that would collaborate with us on our design ideas for our new house.  An architect that would design a home that is unique—but it had to be timeless. Schwarz and Lewis fulfilled all of those things and more.  They are knowledgeable, experienced, creative, helpful, personable and were willing to work with us throughout the entire project to always collaborate and find ways to improve on our design details.  We are very pleased with the finished result and very happy we chose them as our architects.

Schwarz Lewis has been our go-to architect firm for a number of years now. In that time they’ve been nothing short of consistent and honest in their price, product, and process. They define exceptionalism, working tirelessly to meet our needs while maintaining the level of quality we’ve come to expect in the high-end housing market. Collaboration is a must in our industry and Schwarz Lewis thrives in the often high-stress conditions demanded of them. It’s my pleasure to recommend these outstanding professionals for all things architectural.

After much deliberation and interviewing several architectural firms, we chose Schwarz Lewis because of their sensitivity and desire to create more than just a home.  We wanted an artistic eye with the knowledge to create a home with a soul.  Brad listened and collaborated with us to create something we feel is truly unique and casual enough to live out our daily lives in. We love our home.