JAMES & KUTYLA Architecture is a full service architecture and design
firm located in Chicago since 1984. Its principals are William James and
Leonard Kutyla. Our range of work includes theatres, TV studios and
galleries, office interiors, retail spaces, as well as hotels, ecclesiastical
facilities, multi-unit residential buildings, restaurants, and single-family
residences. James & Kutyla’s staff prior experience includes design of
several other building types including museums, hospitals, and
JAMES & KUTYLA Architecture offers complete Architectural Services
including programming, master planning, schematic design, site and
land planning, modeling, presentation and contract documents, as well
as construction contract administration.
Our Interior Design Services include programming, use analysis, as well
as finish, fixture, and furniture design and/or selections.
The focus of our design effort is to give each client’s project aunique and
refined solution, based on their project’s specific needs, circumstances,
opportunities, and constraints at the time. As a result, our portfolio of
work includes a broad span of design “styles” and building “types”, which
yields other benefits, as well. As you can infer from the range of our work
noted above, we feel that the quality of an architectural response to a
client’s needs is related as much to the breadth and depth of our
experience as it is to our commitment and talents. The opportunity to
cross-pollinate ideas from one building type to another helps to inform
both the design and construction process. (For example, the insights
gained from having designed theaters helps enormously in the design of
other spaces such as restaurant and retail spaces, which also need to
confront issues of entry and egress, accessibility, heating and cooling,
acoustics, sight lines, and lighting.)
Accordingly, our office is structured to allow this experience, commitment,
and talent to be applied to each and every project we are entrusted with.
While the Principal-in-Charge is responsible for the project’s smooth
progress (and remains intimately involved from beginning to end), the
other Principal is available for periodic reviews and counsel. A Project
Architect is also assigned to the project to help ensure the thorough and
detailed execution of our design and documentation services.
We have attached the CV’s of both principals and our senior project
architects for your review.