Chip von Weise




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. 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 is a member of the American Institute of Architects Chicago chapter, the Architecture and  Design Society at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Francis Parker School Construction Committee, and the Racquet Club of Chicago Facilities 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


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Adjunct Professor
Fall 2015


US Green Building Council
American Institute of Architects
Art Institute Architecture and Design Society
Francis Parker School Construction Committee
Racquet Club of Chicago Facilities Committee


The Carton Residence
2012 Illinois AIA Mies van der Rohe Citation of Merit Award
The Buckingham at Columbia College
2010 Richard A. Dreihaus Foundation “Adaptive Use” Preservation Award
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
2001, Notable Design Award Winner
City of Chicago Visitors Center Design Competition
2001, Jury Selected Finalist
TKTS Times Square Ticket Booth Design Competition
2000, Exhibition Selection


Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago, Spring/Summer 2016, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois
Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago, Winter/Spring 2016, “Best of Design”
Interior Design, December 2015, “10 Questions with Chip von Weise”
Office Snapshots, May 2015, Ryan Partnership, Chicago, Illinois
Curbed Chicago, April 2015, Cards Against Humanity Headquarters, Chicago, Illinois
Office Snapshots, March 2015, Stowell & Friedman Law Office, Chicago, Illinois
Architectural Digest, November 2013, GE Monogram Design Center, Chicago, Illinois
Modern Luxury CS, March 2013, GE Monogram Design Center, Chicago, Illinois
Green Building & Design, March-April 2013, Private Law Office, Chicago, Illinois
CS Interiors, Spring 2012, Private Residence, Covert, Michigan
Veranda, vol. XXV, Issue No. 4, May-June 2011, Private Residence, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
CS Interiors, Summer 2009, Private Residence, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Chicago Home + Garden, vol. 15, May-June 2009, Private Residence, Chicago,
Metropolitan Home, vol. 36, Issue No. 5, September 2004, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Home + Garden, vol. 14, Issue No. 2, March-April 2008, The Silken Tent Spa,
Glenview, 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 Polytechnic Institute and State University, Winter 2004 – present
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


Quest-to-Learn School, Chicago International Charter Schools, Chicago, Illinois
Educare Family Center, Chicago, Illinois
Lycee Francis de Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
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 Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

Corporate Interiors:
Windhorse Capital Management, Chicago, Illinois
DOM Capital Group, Chicago, Illinois
Cards Against Humanity Headquarters, Chicago, Illinois
35 E. Wacker Spec Suite, Chicago, Illinois
Ryan Partnership, Chicago, Illinois
Legacy Marketing Partners, Chicago, Illinois
Insight Consulting Group, Chicago, Illinois
Stowell + Friedman, Chicago, Illinois
ROC Group, Chicago, Illinois
PortaeCo., Chicago, Illinois
Quixote Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
Ounce of Prevention Fund, Chicago, Illinois
Spencer 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 Publicade, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Creative Werks, Elk Grove Village, Illinois
363 West Erie, Chicago, Illinois
150 North Wacker Drive building renovation, Chicago, Illinois
200 North LaSalle Street building renovation, Chicago, Illinois
101-75 North Federal Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Concord Corporate Centre, Concord, California
Park Place, Seattle, Washington
Gateway Center, Phoenix, Arizona

GE Monogram Design Center, Chicago, Illinois
The Silken Tent Wellness Spa, Glenview, Illinois
Tai Ping Carpets/Edward Fields, Chicago, Illinois
North Bridge Mall, Chicago, Illinois

Berman Center, Chicago, Illinois

Multi-unit residential:
1320 N. State Parkway Condominiums, Chicago, Illinois
1200 N. Lake Shore Drive Condominiums, Chicago, Illinois
189 E. Lake Shore Drive Condominiums, Chicago, Illinois
Clark and Dickens Townhomes, Chicago, Illinois
Evanston Condominiums and mixed-use, Evanston, Illinois
Perico Condominiums, Bradenton, Florida
Wilmington Squash and Fitness Club, Wilmington, Delaware
Wabash Lofts, Chicago, Illinois

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

Single Family Residential:
Over 70 projects in 8 states from renovations to historical rehabilitation and ground-up construction.