Interactive Is Our Defining Philosophy
We chose our name carefully and purposefully. Interactive represents, in a single word, the experience of working with us – two-way. Responsive. Hands-on. Direct. We believe that words have power in their ability to effectively capture the essence of experience. Interactive Design sums us up well.
RELATIONSHIPS ARE OUR TOP PRIORITY
We are relationship architects, building responsive and lasting connections with clients that best suit our capacities. We work collaboratively to reveal, develop and ultimately realize a client’s vision and, in so doing, earn our greatest asset – their trust. Successful projects are the outcome of our work because thriving relationships are our goal.
OUR PROCESS IS PATIENCE
To build positive, lasting client relationships, we know that we must begin with understanding. Years of experience and hundreds of projects have confirmed that the path to success hinges not only on the design process, but on thoughtful listening and patient attention and positive constructive feedback to the particulars of each client and their culture.
CREATIVE COLLABORATION IS KEY
IDEA is committed to innovative collaboration and the opportunity to create, learn, and interact with other thought leaders both in the profession and in allied fields. We team actively with some of leading architects of our time and maintain our strong commitment to diversity in all its forms, including our MBE/WBE certifications to offer the greatest value possible to a client and project.
SMALL, BY DESIGN
We know that communication is better when it is direct. Ours is a curated staff of experienced and capable leaders working to ensure our clients get exactly what they need – skill, discernment, creativity, attention.
Interactive DESIGN ARCHITECTS (IDEA) IS AN MBE/WBE CERTIFIED ARCHITECTURE DESIGN FIRM.
Since IDEA’s founding in 1992, we have consistently emphasized listening, creativity, discernment, and versatility to realize client goals. IDEA excels at working with multi-layered organizations such as the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, the U.S. General Services Administration, the City of Chicago, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Our ongoing relationships with these clients illustrate our capacity for inclusive, participative, and responsive design. Our experience is strong in sensitive contexts, ranging from feasibility studies to renovations, interior remodeling, and new construction in diverse campus environments. We are proud of our continued collaboration with each of our clients on multiple projects, assisting them in meeting or exceeding their project goals, over the past several decades and extending into the future.