Chip von Weise

Chip started von Weise Associates in 1999. Prior to von Weise Associates, Chip was a founding principal at von Weise, Petrie, Ronan 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, schools, restaurants and office buildings.

Chip hosts a Chicago residency program for 4th year Virginia Tech architecture students which combines the intellectual rigor of the academic studio with lessons and experiences from everyday practice. Each semester, fourteen students participate in an integrated design studio, a building technology seminar, and a professional practice course. Chip participated as a mentor and host firm from the inception of Chicago Studio in 2006 and has directed the program since 2015.

Being actively involved in the community, Chip is a member of the American Institute of Architects Chicago chapter, the Francis Parker School Board of Trustees, the Racquet Club of Chicago Facilities Committee, and Saint Chrysostom’s Church Facilities Committee.

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

Amherst College
Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, 1986


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Chicago Studio, 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


Chicago Architects, Winter 2018, "The Best Office Architects in Chicago"

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

Professional Experience

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

42/40 Architecture
Chicago, IL
Principal 2004 – 2005

von Weise, Petrie, Ronan Architects
Chicago, IL
Principal 1997 – 1999

Booth Hansen
Chicago, IL
Project Manager 1994 – 1997

Peter Forbes Associates
Boston, MA
Project Architect 1992 – 1993


Harvard University Graduate School of Design Josep Lluis Sert Council
US Green Building Council
American Institute of Architects
Art Institute Architecture and Design Society
Francis Parker School Board of Trustees
Racquet Club of Chicago Facilities Committee
St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church Facilities Committee


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Director Chicago Studio
Fall 2015 - present
College of Architecture and Urban Studies Certificate for Teaching Excellence 2018

Project Awards

Cards Against Humanity
2016 Illinois AIA Interior Architecture Award

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



Francis W. Parker School, Chicago, Illinois

Lake Shore Country Club, Glencoe, Illinois

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

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

Corporate Interiors

GE Appliance Corporate Offices, Louisville, Kentucky

DOM Capital Group, Chicago, Illinois

Cards Against Humanity Headquarters, Chicago, Illinois

Ryan Partnership, Chicago, Illinois

Legacy Marketing Partners, Chicago, Illinois

Insight Consulting Group, Chicago, Illinois

Stowell + Friedman, Chicago, Illinois

ROC Group, Chicago, Illinois

35 E. Wacker Spec Suite, 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


444 North Orleans, Chicago, Illinois

620 North LaSalle, Chicago, Illinois

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


Cards Against Humanity Game Cafe, Chicago, Illinois

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 North State Parkway Condominiums, Chicago, Illinois

1200 North Lake Shore Drive Condominiums, Chicago, Illinois

189 East 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 and Europe from renovations to historical rehabilitation and ground-up construction.