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Thomas W. Buckley, Registered Architect

Tom's interest in Architecture dates back to High School where he took architectural and mechanical drafting classes. Tom studied Architecture at the University of Miami (FL), and after serving in the Reserves, completed his undergraduate studies at Jacksonville University. Shortly after graduation in 1973, Tom moved to Chicago and began his career in architecture. After gaining several years of experience, Tom successfully passed the architectural examination, and became a licensed architect in 1977. After several years in the field, Tom moved to the construction side, and worked on numerous downtown projects. From 1983 to 1995, Tom worked for General Contractors, but still found time to freelance new homes and additions. From 1995 to present, Tom established his own firm and continues to concentrate on residential architecture. Tom is directly responsible for all design and client administration, and is strongly involved in all aspects of the practice. While referring to his practice as "Grassroots" architecture, Tom enjoys the successes realized through numerous projects that improve people's lives.

You may contact Tom directly at: tom@thomasbuckleyarchitect.com.



Kevin Kopterski, Associate

Aspiring to be an architect, Kevin has worked with Tom since 1998. Working initially part-time while attending Harper College, Kevin learned the basics of home construction. He continued his education at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Architecture. Following graduation, Kevin has been a full-time employee since January 2002. Kevin's responsibilities are numerous, but most importantly, overseeing production of construction drawings. He coordinates the efforts of our part-time drafting personnel, including CAD training and drawing. He implements the pre-established schedule for construction drawings, and oversees completion of plans for permit submittal. In 2007, Kevin will have compiled enough field experience to be eligible for the architectural licensing exam, at which time he can realize his aspirations.
You may contact Kevin directly at: kevin@thomasbuckleyarchitect.com.