Hicks Architectural Group brings over 40 years of technical experience and award‑winning design to the Chicagoland community.
When you’re making a change, the right design can maximize value and unlock hidden potential.
At Hicks Architectural Group, we do more than examine and repair, we rethink and refine — designing from the ground up or adding new design to existing structures, grounded in our deep knowledge of context, construction, feasibility, and budget.
We excel at getting to the source of problems, communicating clearly, and offering pragmatic, cost-conscious solutions — drawing on 40 years of satisfying a wide range of clients.
Have a problem or project you’d like to discuss? We’d love to help.
An Illinois licensed architect and expert in building technology, William Hicks has 40+ years of experience helping to fix, renovate, expand, and build hundreds of local projects for a wide variety of clients.
Who We Are
An Illinois licensed architect, William Hicks is a proud co-founder of the Edgewater-Uptown Builders Association (EUBA), and longtime member of the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) Panel of Construction Arbitrators, and the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA).
Since establishing his own practice in 1976, Bill has used his expertise to help fix, renovate, expand, and build hundreds of local projects for varied commercial and residential property managers, design-builders, homeowners associations, co-ops, and private clients.
Bill received his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago, with an emphasis in Building Technology. He cut his teeth at Yosh Nakazawa and Associates, then led the production of construction drawings and supervised the construction of several high-rise residential towers for Gordon and Levin Architects prior to starting his own firm.
Hicks Architectural Group
Bill manages a small office of architects with numerous design awards and LEED AP credentials, who are experienced with historic preservation, technical detailing, visualizing, planning and constructing high-end and multi-unit residential, corporate, institutional, educational projects, and commercial interiors.
Our team has worked together for many years and maintains long-standing relationships with professional consultants. As a result, each project receives a continuity of personnel, communication, and quality of services throughout the work.
What We Do
At Hicks Architectural Group, we offer our clients a unique combination of know-how and strong design skills, creating technically designed solutions. We offer tremendous combined experience with varied types of construction and design, applicable for restoration, repair, renovation, adaptive reuse, building addition, and new construction.
Our work focuses primarily on the following:
We apply a deep knowledge of building science and best practices to revitalize aging buildings. We’ve performed facade and roof inspections, Condition Assessments, preserved historic buildings, and designed masonry and roof mitigation repairs for dozens of properties.
Hicks Architectural Group creates expertly designed solutions that are perfectly suited for your specific property, goals, and budget. We help you visualize, and hone your vision to maximize value with creative, technically-sound solutions to your unique building problems.
We design occupied roof decks with green landscaping features, path lighting, and custom furnishings for both residential and commercial clients. We make the outdoor common areas in large buildings vital amenities for all residents or employees, as well as a unique selling feature.
If you’re off-site or don’t have the expertise to evaluate construction, how can you be sure that your project is getting built well and within budget? We have years of experience acting as an owner’s agent on all manner of projects, providing a wide range of expert services.