About Us

Award winning Widler Architecture is a full-service architecture firm with nearly 20 years of experience spanning home design, historic remodels and commercial development throughout the U.S. and Europe. Widler Architecture is led by collaboration and communication, and we act as your advocate starting with the first meeting to the final walk-through. We are your partner throughout the entire process, from working with you on innovative design to coordinating with contractors, city and neighborhood organizations.

With experience designing high-performance, LEED certified projects, Widler Architecture can work with you to design a space with reduced environmental impact and carbon emissions. We thrive on bringing your visions to life through a collaborative, creative and fun process, and we look forward to celebrating the success of your project with you.


Driven by a passion for innovative design, Brent Widler is the founder of Widler Architecture. With nearly 20 years of experience, he believes in an attention to detail that will leave a lasting impression.

Brent will work with you to bring your ideas to life and will provide you with straightforward communication and thoughtful decision-making as Widler Architectural helps you navigate the building process from start to finish.

Prior to starting Widler Architecture in 2005, Brent spent time with TKA+Partners, WDW Design, Jordan Mozer and Legat Architects.

An Iowa State University alumni with a B.A. in Architecture, Brent resides in Downers Grove, Il with his wife Lynse, two sons and Chicago-style mutt, Tucker.


With a master’s degree in architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology, Craig has over 15 years of experience as an architect and project manager. He has previously worked with Studio Dwell Architects, Cordogan Clark & Associates, and TKA+Partners. Craig and his wife reside in Highland Park, Il. with their three children.


Melisa brings nearly 20 years of experience to Widler Architecture, previously having spent time with Wendel Duchscherer Architects Engineers, Hamilton Houston Lownie, and Mann & Lovell Architects. A State University of New York alumni and licensed architect, Melisa, her husband and two boys reside in Evanston, IL.


Associate Architect


Business Manager

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