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Renken Architects & Builders LLC

Renken Architects & Builders LLC is a full service Architectural Company specializing in traditional architecture.


Services include:

Architectural Design




Based in Chicago’s North Shore, we strive to carry on the rich architectural heritage of our communities. We offer architectural solutions for today’s lifestyles through a process that creatively enhances the lives of clients while respecting the budget and contextual setting.




No project is too big or too small. Our transformations include the renovation of a single room or expanding your home with a major addition. We have the architectural vision and construction expertise to take the existing space of your home or business and transform it into a space you never thought possible. Let us show you how our creativity and experience can maximize your investment and and enhance your lifestyle beyond your imagination. We are able to offer our transformation services as both the design architect and builder. 



Renken Architects & Builders LLC can take your ideas from the drawing board to completion. Should you choose to proceed with us to the building process, Renken Architects & Builders LLC will take you from the design phase and oversee every step of construction. We custom select each subcontractor for the specific needs and budget of your project. You will have the piece of mind of having the same team from conception to completion. We are also able to assist with land acquisition. Click HERE to search for properties in your area.



Renken Architects & Builders LLC work with clients every step of the way to ensure that their design is ready for construction. Our clients include Home Owners, Builders and Developers. The collaboration begins with your inspiration. That partnership continues with the experienced guidance of our Architectural Team and culminates with the highest quality of constructions documents. We listen to the specific needs of each client and turn problems and challenges into creative opportunities. Our designs are customized to your tastes, needs and aesthetics making each project we design a personal reflection of who you are.


Renken Architects & Builders LLC is the culmination of many years of experience and vision of its founder, Scott Renken, Architect.


After graduating from the University of Illinois with a masters degree in architecture, Mr. Renken began his career with Otis Associates, Northbrook where he established himself as a leading designer and Project Manager and ultimately vice-president. Mr. Renken worked with a wide variety of clients including builders, developers, homeowners, corporations and government bodies. Significant projects include The Reserve at the Merit Club, Cotswolds of Northbrook, Royal Ridge, The Woodlands of Darien and numerous others.


In 1996 he co-founded Greystone Builders and Architects Inc., and as President, helped establish Greystone as a Premier custom home builder on the North Shore. Having designed and built over 60 unique homes, Greystone set the standard for elegance and sophistication. Each home was monitored by Mr. Renken through the construction process to assure construction and aesthetic quality.


Renken Architects & Builders LLC continues this fine tradition of top quality performance by offering an array of services, including design only and design/build. We work with Builders, Developers and Home Owners in creating the finest finished product for each project with unsurpassed attention to detail and individual attention. Whether it be a small addition or a new home, you can be assured that the finished product will meet or exceed all expectations due to the hands-on approach of its principal in every phase. We hand pick our subcontractors based on suitability for the job and budget considerations. Through the architectural design, zoning review and construction phases, having an experienced Registered Architect direct the process ensures a quality finished product that combines aesthetics and fine detailing with sound construction.

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