Chip von Weise

BA., MArch., AIA., LEED AP


Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
Master in Architecture with Distinction, 1993

Amherst  College
Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, 1986

Chip originally started von Weise Associates in 1999. After a brief merger with 4240 Architects in 2004 and part of 2005, he restarted von Weise Associates in November 2005. Prior to von Weise Associates Chip was a founding principal at VPR Architects and before that a project manager at Booth/Hansen and Associates, all in Chicago. His project experience is varied and includes many project types and scales from single family residences to hotels, corporate interiors and office buildings.

Being actively involved in the community, Chip currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Redmoon Theater and the Saddle and Cycle Club. He is also an active member of the American Institute of Architects Chicago chapter, The Chicago Architecture Club, the Architecture and  Design Society at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Francis Parker School Construction Committee.


von Weise associates
Chicago, IL
Principal 1999 – 2003, 2005 – present

42I40 Architecture
Chicago, Illinois
Principal 2004 – 2005

VPR Architects
Chicago, IL
Principal 1997 – 1999

Chicago, IL
Project Manager 1993 – 1997

Peter Forbes Assoc.
Boston, MA
Project Architect 1992 – 1993


US Green Building Council
American Institute of Architects
Chicago Architecture Club
Art Institute Architecture and Design Society
Saddle and Cycle Club, Board of Directors
Redmoon Theater, Board of Directors
DePaul University East Campus Planning Committee
DePaul University Neighborhood Advisory Committee
Francis Parker School Construction Committee


Webster residence
2008 Good Neighbor Award, Chicago Association of Realtors
Polk Bros. Foundation Offices
2003 Chicago AIA Design Award
Investment Bank Offices
2003 Chicago AIA Design Award
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Design
2000 Chicago AIA Design Citation of Merit
Big Shoulders Small Schools, Chicago Public Schools Competition, Notable Design Award Winner, 2001
City of Chicago Visitors Center Design Competition, Jury Selected Finalist, 2001
TKTS Times Square Ticket Booth Design Competition, Exhibition Selection, 2000


CS Interiors, Summer 2009, Private Residence, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Chicago Home + Garden, vol 15, May/June 2009, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois
Metropolitan Home, vol. 36, Issue no. 5, September 2004, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Home + Garden, vol. 14, Issue no. 2, March/April 2008, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois
House Beautiful, vol. 140 no. 9, September 1998, Private Residence, Lakeside, Michigan
Chicago Tribune Magazine, May 13, 2007, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Tribune Magazine, March 11, 2001, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois
House & Garden, vol. 170 No. 4, April 2001, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois.
Architecture for Education: New School Designs from the Chicago Competition, BPI Press, Big Shoulders Small School design competition entry


Virginia Politechnical Institute, Winter 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Illinois Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Fall 1998, Spring 1999, Fall 1999
University of Illinois at Chicago Fall Housing Studio final review 2001, 2002, 2004
University of Michigan graduate school, winter 2001


Lycee Francais de Chicago
Buckingham Dormitory for Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Building Dormitory for the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
St. James Cathedral renovation, Chicago, Illinois
Episcopal Arch Diocese of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
DePaul University classroom and office building, Chicago, Illinois
Northfield Village Hall, Northfield, Illinois
Museum of Contempory Art, Chicago, Illinois

Corporate Interiors:
Quixote Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
Ounce of Prevention Fund, Chicago, Illinois
Spencer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
The Poetry Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
Frye-Louis Capital Management, Chicago, Illinois
Polk Bros. Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
Concrete Graphic Design, Chicago, Illinois
Transwestern Investment Company, Chicago, Illinois
Transwestern Commercial Services, Dallas, Texas
Hometown America, Chicago, Illinois
Leo Burnett Pulicidade, Sao Paulo, Brazil

150 North Wacker Drive building renovation, Chicago, Illinois
200 North LaSalle Street building renovation, Chicago, Illinois
101-75 N. Federal Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Concord Corporate Centre, Concord, California
Park Place, Seattle, Washington
Gateway Center, Phoenix, Arizona

The Silken Tent Wellness Spa, Glenview, Illinois
Tai Ping Carpets / Edward Fields, Chicago Illinois

Berman Center, Chicago, Illinois
Wilmington Squash and Fitness Club, Wilmington, Delaware
Evanston Condominiums and mixed-use, Evanston, Illinois

Multi-unit residential:
Wabash Lofts, Chicago, Illinois
Clark and Dickens Townhomes, Chicago, Illinois
Evanston Condominiums and mixed-use, Evanston, Illinois
Perico Condominiums, Bradenton, Florida

Purgatory Lodge, Durango, Colorado
Hotel Allegro, Chicago, Illinois
Hotel Monaco, Chicago, Illinois
Belmont Hotel, Chicago, Illinois