• Bachelor of Architecture, 1971
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


  • Licensed Architect in Illinois, 1979—#001-009471
  • Licensed Architect in Indiana,
  • 2009—#AR10800105
  • Licensed Architect in Wisconsin, 1977—#4414
  • Licensed Architect in Colorado, 2005—#400532
  • Licensed Professional Design Firm—#184-000221
  • NCARB Exam, 1990

Professional / Community Affiliations

  • River District Association President
  • Burpee National History Museum
  • Erlander Museum (past president)
  • Haight Village Restoration Society (past president)
  • Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois (past president)
  • Salem Lutheran Church Council
  • Northern Illinois American Institute of Architects (past president)
  • Mid Town Lutheran Parish (past president)

Gary W. Anderson

Principal Architect

Gary has over 40 years of experience in renovation, restoration, construction, and development. As the firm owner and lead architect, Gary helps clients visualize and articulate the vision for their project. As Project Manager, Gary performs site observations and coordination. He is actively involved in all phases of a project depending on client needs and project scale.
Recently, Gary was presented with the Gold Medal Award, the highest honor given by AIA Illinois in recognition of outstanding lifetime service by an AIA member.

Project Experience

  • Ingenium Technologies
  • Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen
  • Sterling Park District—Duis Center Renovations
  • P.A. Peterson Center for Health Renovations
  • Crusader Community Health
  • Burpee Museum of Natural History
  • Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Barn
  • Midway Village & Museum Center
  • Culver’s Restaurant—Ft. Collins, CO
  • Winnebago County Courthouse
  • Winnebago County Administration Building
  • Edwards Apple Orchard
  • Rockford Bank & Trust Co.
  • Northwoods Cabin
  • Prairie Street Brewhouse

Areas of Focus

  • Design
  • Historic Preservation and Restoration
  • Building Space Conversion
  • Mixed Use Development
  • Neighborhood Redevelopment
  • Planning
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