We’re a Chicago-based architecture, planning, and interior design firm. Our work is defined by innovative problem-solving, client-centered service, technical expertise, and practical experience.

We collaborate with diverse organizations in the healthcare, educational, hospitality, non-profit, commercial, financial, and industrial markets to develop meaningful design solutions that enhance the lives of those who experience our buildings.



SIU-Carbondale Interior Design Students Visit Eckenhoff Saunders

Eckenhoff Saunders proudly hosted undergraduate students from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale’s Interior Design program at our office in One…

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Eckenhoff Saunders Hosts Career Panel for After School Matters Students

Earlier this week, Eckenhoff Saunders welcomed in students from After School Matters. This non-profit organization provides life-changing after-school…


345 N Morgan Wins Commercial Development of the Year

345 N Morgan received the Commercial Development of the Year Award at The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s 35th…


Celebrating 40 Years

Please join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary throughout 2023. We are committed to design excellence and fostering…


Riverside Healthcare’s New Emergency Department

Eckenhoff Saunders is proud to announce the recent completion of Riverside Healthcare’s newly renovated and expanded emergency department…


A Closer Look at 345 North Morgan

Eckenhoff Saunders, together with Skender Construction, completed a new 11-story, 230,000 sf ground-up commercial office building in Fulton…


Rather than specialize, Eckenhoff Saunders relishes in a broad diversity of practice. We enjoy designing places of learning and healing, rejuvenation and play, and places of industry, worship, and work. This variety of experience and passion for what’s next keeps our professionals nimble and engaged, always learning and always growing.

Interior Design

It’s through the lens of textures, patterns, colors and materials that the built world comes into focus and its character and moods are revealed.  By the deft use of this palette and scale, by showing restraint or taking a chance, our designers coax environments to communicate their living character. With each design, we seek to partner with the architecture to provide a rich landscape infused with meaning and that expresses the message our clients place in our care.

Master Planning

Where to?– It’s with a vision of the destination that each journey begins–but in which direction do we travel, what paths must we follow to get there?  By Masterplanning, we help you methodically navigate the due diligence process that lies between Vision and Building.  Every plan will travel a unique path of survey, assessment, programming, planning, and budgeting but each will arrive at your built destination with a clear understanding of why this is where you belong and with a plan of how you can get there.

Our Clients & Partners

We work with some of Chicago’s most exciting companies, schools, and institutions. At ESA, we take pride in the level of service we provide to every project, big or small. Below are just a few of the great clients we take pride in working with daily.