Widler Architecture is a full-service architecture firm with over 20 years of experience in home design, historic remodels, and commercial development across the United States. We pride ourselves on a collaborative and communicative approach, acting as your advocate from the first meeting to the final walk-through.

With experience designing high-performance, LEED-certified projects, we can help you create a space with reduced environmental impact and carbon emissions. We believe in partnering with you every step of the way, from crafting innovative designs to coordinating with contractors, city officials, and neighborhood organizations.

At Widler Architecture, we thrive on bringing your visions to life through a collaborative, creative, and enjoyable process. Our goal is to create unique, high-quality designs that reflect your personality and vision. We look forward to celebrating the success of your project with you, turning your dream into a beautifully crafted reality.


Driven by a passion for innovative design, Brent Widler founded Widler Architecture with a commitment to excellence and meticulous attention to detail. With over 20 years of experience, Brent believes in the power of thoughtful decision-making and straightforward communication to bring all ideas to life.

Before establishing Widler Architecture in 2005, Brent honed his skills at TKA+Partners, WDW Design, Jordan Mozer, and Legat Architects. An Iowa State University alumnus with a B.A. in Architecture, Brent’s expertise and dedication have shaped the firm’s reputation for creating lasting impressions.

Brent resides in Downers Grove, IL, with his wife Lynse, their two sons, and their Chicago-style mutt, Tucker.


Julija brings a wealth of experience in project management to Widler Architecture, having spent 10 years at Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture where her passion for historic preservation blossomed. As a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional with a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois – Chicago, Julija brings a deep understanding of design and sustainability to our team.

Outside of work, Julija pursues a side passion project involving the acquisition, refinishing, and reupholstering of vintage furniture, which she showcases at Chicago’s annual Randolph Street market.

Julija resides in Forest Park, IL, with her husband and two young children.


Beth Ann brings over 30 years of experience in office management to Widler Architecture. Her diverse background includes key roles in Accounting, Customer Service, and Human Resources at Pepperidge Farm, Vertical Chimney Care, World Distribution Services, and Brand Solutions, Inc. This wealth of experience allows her to support our clients, office, and staff with ease and efficiency.

With a keen eye for organization and attention to detail, Beth Ann ensures that our operations run smoothly and meet our high standards.

Beth Ann and her fiancé reside in Plainfield, Illinois. They have four grown children and three adorable rescued mutts.


Colette graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Architecture. She joined the Widler Architecture team right after graduation and has been honing her skills and passion for over five years.

Currently residing in Chicago, Colette enjoys exploring the city’s vibrant architecture and culture in her free time.

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