In 1994, John W. Myefski began his own architectural design practice as John W. Myefski, AIA, Architects, Inc. John pursued a career path that has relied on and broadened his design talents as evident in his curriculum vitae. The firm’s workload expanded rapidly and in 1995 Myefski Cook Architects, Inc was formed and based its operations in Glencoe, Illinois. The firm grew from its inception by providing a primary focus on design, service, and attention to detail. Then in 2009 Myefski Architects, Inc was launched and is proud to call the historic landmark Chandler Building in downtown Evanston, Illinois its home. Conveniently positioned between the City of Chicago and the Northshore this location is ideal for the firms’ commitment to serving it wide range of clients.
Services provided by Myefski Architects, Inc include Master Planning, Schematic Design through Construction Observation phases for projects ranging from Residential Renovations/Restorations to complex Mixed-Use Commercial projects. We are committed to sustainable design and building practices to achieve a more energy efficient and environmentally conscientious project. These ‘green’ concepts can be implemented through the use of the National Association of Home Builders' Green Homebuilding Guidelines. We also offer expertise to achieve various levels of LEED certification.
Project types include: restaurants, hotel facilities, retail, athletic clubs, banking facilities, townhomes, condominiums, and new single family homes, and residential additions.
Our firm's design philosophy :: defer judgment :: build on the ideas of others :: one conversation at a time :: encourage wild ideas :: visualize it :: stay focused on the topic ::
John W. Myefski
John W. Myefski gained his experience as an Architect at highly respected firms like Murphy/Jahn, Winsor/Faricy and Albert Kahn. While at Murphy/Jahn Architects in Chicago, he was Project Architect for such projects as Kempinski Hotel and Munich Airport Center in Germany and the Principal Financial Group Headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. As a Project Designer at Winsor/Faricy Architects in St. Paul, he directed design phases for Collier County Courthouse in Naples, Florida and Cray Computers Research Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As an Architectural Designer at Albert Kahn Associates Architects in Detroit, Michigan he worked on major corporate, medical and industrial projects.
After earning his Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark in conjunction with a Fulbright Research Grant. He has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, College of Architecture, and an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a State Licensed Architect in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and California. As a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) member, we can become licensed in any of the 50 states through an expedited filing process.
Myefski Architects, Inc. currently supports a network of computers running on the Windows platform. Architectural drawings are brought through all stages of development from preliminary design to completed construction documents using AutoCAD 2009 and Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010. Computer files may be shared with Contractors to facilitate project coordination from base drawings to project completion. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and QuarkXPress are also implemented for marketing and presentation purposes.