OFFICE DESCRIPTION

RANGE is a Chicago-based Architecture and Design firm focusing on the intersection of Art, Architecture, Design, and Landscape.

We believe that good design is not precluded by real-world constraints. In fact, we welcome them, often finding inspiration in reconciling seemingly competing demands placed on a project. We view these intersections as opportunities.

Considering all aspects of the work including the physical, cultural and economic context along with our client’s vision, budget, and schedule we seek to reach a balance of the pragmatic and the poetic.

Our collaborations range in scope from the design and construction of intimate pavilions, large-scale mixed-use renovations, new construction multi-family residences, and speculations.

PEOPLE

CASIMIR KUJAWA AIA LEED AP

Casimir Kujawa is a principal of Range Design and a former Adjunct Assistant Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture.

Prior to founding Kujawa Architecture he spent eight years with the distinguished Chicago firm, Frederick Phillips and Associates, working on a variety of building types including cultural, retail, and single-family residences. In 2013, long-time associates Mason Pritchett and Patrick Johnson joined the firm as Partners and the studio was re-branded as Range Design in 2014.

Notable projects included the Tower House (Architectural Record October 2002) and Glade House (AIA Housing Award). Casimir graduated with Honors from Montana State University, Bozeman with a Master of Architecture.

MASON PRITCHETT AIA

Mason Pritchett is a licensed Architect and Principal at Range Design. His professional experience includes residential, institutional and cultural buildings while at Charles Rose Architects, and design and fabrication of small structures, furniture and sculpture with Medicine Hat Inc.

In 2007, Mason won the Rotch Travelling Fellowship to research architecture in Brazil, China and India. Joining Archeworks as a faculty member in 2009, he co-directed the Mobile Food Collective project featured at the 2010 Venice Biennale American Pavilion. Mason graduated with honors from Montana State University in 2003, earning a Master's degree in Architecture.

PATRICK JOHNSON AIA

Prior to joining Range Design in 2009, Patrick worked for two notable Chicago firms, gaining valuable exposure to a great variety of building types and methods. He began his professional career at Nicholas Clark Architects focusing on residential work which ranged in scale from single-family homes to multi-family developments and included both new construction and renovation work. At Built Form Architecture he gained international experience working on large-scale, mixed-used projects located in Sochi, Russia and Doha, Qatar.

Patrick is a licensed Architect and Principal at Range Design. He graduated with honors from Montana State University in 2003, earning a Master's degree in Architecture.

LE NGUYEN

Le Nguyen is a designer at Range Design. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, she began her career at Office dA and later went on to Bestor Architecture in Los Angeles. Her experience includes digital fabrication, modern single-family residential, multi-family housing and adaptive commercial re-use.

Le earned her Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan while working as a research design assistant fabricating installations, participating in competitions such as MoMA PS1, and working with local community organizations. She is currently on her path towards licensure.

HONORS & AWARDS

2017 AIA Chicago Small Projects Honor Award

AIA Chicago's annual Small Firm/Small Projects award program recognizes high-quality work from small architectural firms and exceptional small local projects.

Hopewell Brewery
2016 AIA Chicago Small Projects Honor Award

AIA Chicago's annual Small Firm/Small Projects award program recognizes high-quality work from small architectural firms and exceptional small local projects.

Photographers Balcony
2012 Future Prentice Exhibit

Chicago Architectural Club, Chicago Architecture Foundation, and AIA Chicago partnered to make possible "Reconsidering an Icon", an exhibit focused on alternative solutions and critical conversations about the fate of one of Chicago’s most architecturally significant modern buildings, Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hospital.

Prentice Futures
2010 Development of Distinction

This award, given by the nationally certified consulting firm Novogradac Community Development Foundation, acknowledges the catalytic nature of the project to promote the revitalization of Historic Uptown Butte.

Historic Sears Building
2008 Burnham Prize

Kujawa Architecture's Union Station 2020 competition entry was selected for recognition as an honorable mention. The project was exhibited at the Chicago History Museum along with the other winning entries

Union Station 2020

PUBLICATIONS

2017 Chicago Architect

Honor Award Hopewell Brewing Company

CHICAGO ARCHITECT, MAY/JUNE 2017
2017 Chicago Magazine, June

Who's Got Next: Keep your eye on these bold, innovative Chicagoans. From politics and activism to art and architecture, they’re poised to make big changes in their fields—and beyond.

THE MASTERS OF LIGHT AND SPACE
2016 Chicago Architect

Honor Award Photographers Balcony

CHICAGO ARCHITECT, MAY/JUNE 2016
2010 Architect's Newspaper

Kujawa Architecture featured in the October edition of The Architect's Newspaper. The article features a firm profile and several recent projects including Cosmology of Yard, Trost Residence, Wayne Residence and LoHI Flats.

ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER STUDIO VISIT
2009 Chicago Home+Garden

One couple’s creativity, hard work, and openness to serendipity turn an Oak Park house into the modernist dwelling of their dreams

URBANE RENEWAL

CONTACT

1757 North Kimball, Suite 2SW
Chicago, Illinois 60647
773 292 1358 Tel

Employment Inquiries:
We are not currently hiring for full-time positions, however we keep resumes and work samples on file. Please submit a resume, cover letter and work samples in a single PDF to this email: