SCB’s headquarters is Chicago through and through, combining this design capital’s legacy of big plans with the fast pace and rigor expected from a leading design firm, all the while remaining true to our down-to-earth and friendly Midwest nature.


Our firm was founded here nearly a century ago, and since then has grown to become one of the largest in the city and the country. SCB Chicago is home to six design studios; two commercially-focused architecture studios, an integrated campus environments studio, interior design studio, and a planning and urban design studio. In 2019, we created StudioORD, a joint venture with four partner firms, to compete in and ultimately win an international design competition for the new O’Hare Global Terminal.

SCB Chicago works hard and plays hard. In addition to a variety of design-focused groups and activities in the office, we are also active in supporting and bettering our city. From hosting studio pin-ups and convening research & development initiatives, to volunteering on community-focused projects and competing in city-wide sports leagues, there is a way for everyone to be part of the unique mix here at SCB.