Thomas Leo Prairie, AIA, NCARB-Principal

Mr. Prairie has over thirty years of experience in the architectural and interior design professions. His experience with his own and other firms includes multiple school, library, museum, public housing, social service, commercial, office and residential work.

Mr. Prairie began his career as draftsperson in 1962, was educated formally at the School of Art and Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago 1968 to 1973, and established his own architectural firm in 1978.

Mr. Prairie has had extensive experience in historical, residential, commercial, and institutional rehabilitation, with a speciality of working with older and existing buildings.

Experience includes:

  • First National Bank of Chicago (*)
  • IBM Building - Chicago (*)
  • Various Projects at O’Hare Airport (*)
  • Malcolm X College (*)
  • J. Edgar Hoover Building - Washington, D.C. (*)
  • Cook County Juvenile Center - Chicago (*)
  • Multiple elementary and high schools (*)
  • Multiple libraries (*)
  • Village of Downers Grove Program and Feasibility Study (*)
  • Morton International Kilbourn Avenue Facility Office space planning and implementation
  • Operation Brotherhood Lawndale Facility - Chicago office and social service space planning and implementation
  • Family Focus Lawndale Facility - Chicago, office and counseling space planning and implementation
  • Cathedral Shelter of Chicago administrative, counseling and social service offices planning and implementation
  • Polish American Association - Chicago, office rehabilitations
  • Discovery Center of Chicago office and classroom space planing and implementation
  • Multiple residential renovations, rehabilitation, and additions
  • (*) Indicates project while employed with or consultant to other firms

    Mr. Prairie is an Arizona Licensed Architect and Registered Interior Designer. He holds National Council of Architectural Registration Boards certification and is a member of the American Institute of Architects