Design Principal

Bo Baltis is a licensed architect with Master of Architecture Degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and also from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Before beginning his own practice, he practiced at several firms in Chicago including Vinci/Hamp Architects and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

As Design Principal, Bo leads building design in the firm. His work is distinguished by an emphasis on the design of a total habitable space and the continuity between exterior and interior.

Past projects have included custom residences, building additions and renovations in Chicago, Evanston, and Glencoe. Recently he completed design for renovation of a series of video editing studios for a leading post-production house in Chicago. Previous projects have also involved restoration of architecturally significant Chicago residences and university buildings. Uniquely characteristic of his designs are custom interior furnishings which are often included as enhancements to his design projects.

Bo is currently engaged in designing several new residences which deviate from the conventional, neo-traditional residential styles that have dominated Chicago’s residential market in the recent past. By contrast, Bo’s designs are characterized by gracefully reshaping the exterior building to achieve more expansive, free-flowing and luminous interior space. His goal is to create a residence that is thoroughly modern is able to beautifully respond a clients current lifestyle, and is unencumbered by false history and predictable expression.


Joanne Mascaro is a licensed architect in Illinois and New York. She has a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and pursued additional graduate study at Illinois Institute of Technology where she studied with Myron Goldsmith.

She has been an architect with several leading Chicago architecture and interior design firms including Harry Weese & Associates and Lohan Associates, where she was an Associate of the firm.

She has experience working on a wide range of architectural design and planning projects, including projects for corporate clients and colleges and universities. She recently completed designs for campus and facility renovations at several universities in the Chicago area as well as the interior design of post-production studios for a Chicago corporation. She continues to work on custom residential designs and residential interiors for individual clients. Most recently she has been involved in large scale land-planning and residential design for new development projects outside of the U.S.

Joanne’s work remains dually focused on the design of residential architecture and college and university campus planning and facility design. She works closely with her clients from concept to technical details, including the design of the interior lighting and furnishings that will complement the client’s residence and life-style.