About STR

STR Partners is a full-service architectural firm led by four principals and a staff of talented design professionals. Founded in 1969, our firm has focused on the design of educational, institutional and corporate facilities. ENR Midwest Construction ranked us as one of the top 75 design firms in the Midwest.


Education is a life-long endeavor. Accordingly, our work encompasses the design of pre-kindergarten through graduate school facilities. Our clients include The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Governors State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, K-12 public schools, and private schools.


We have completed major projects for Fortune 500 Companies as well as local businesses. Our projects include corporate office buildings, research and development facilities, pilot plants, employee facilities, product showrooms and interior environments.


Community Values and Service are reflected in our municipal projects that include libraries, law-enforcement and fire-protection facilities.

  • Libraries
  • Police Stations
  • Fire Stations

STR projects are reflective of the culture, community and values of our clients.