Who We Are
TR Knapp Architects
Thomas R. Knapp, Architect
About Us
Currently celebrating 25 years in business - We are a Small Full Service Architecture Design Firm specializing in Custom Residential and Small Commercial Projects. We Custom Design each project around the homeowner and therefore, each of our projects has a different design aesthetic based on the Owner's Personal Needs.

In business since 1995, TR Knapp Architects has completed a wide variety of Residential and Commercial Projects. We work with the Project Owner to design the Interior and Exterior around their specific needs and personalities to make the finished product a representation of their family or business.

We will take on any size project, from small Kitchens and Bathrooms and Basement Remodeling Projects, as well as larger complete home renovations and new construction. We believe that Kitchen and Bath Design is much more than a simple cabinetry replacement - you can make small changes to the structure of a house that can have a big impact on the design of your kitchen or bathroom. By hiring an Architect at the outset, you can rest assured that we will do everything possible to create a positive change that your family will enjoy for many years to come.

We firmly believe that Client Satisfaction comes from listening to the needs of the client and working towards the best possible design solution that fits their budget.
20 Reviews
Jerome Turbyville
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2018

My wife and I hired TR Knapp Architects for our front porch project. Thomas was a pleasure to work with. He prepared architect plans quickly to submit to the city building department, and also made se...Read More

MJ Unger
Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2016

I highly recommend Thomas Knapp. He is very pleasant to deal with and he has a great sense of design. Thomas suggested the addition of a patio with arbor to our redesign and that suggestion (along wit...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2015

We were introduced to Tom through our general contractor. Tom was very professional and reliable. He brought new ideas to the project that we did not even think of that help enhance our project to im...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2015

Tom Knapp was highly recommended to us by close friends; our contractor also encouraged us to pursue Tom for our home improvement project. We have not regretted our decision to hire Tom as his visi...Read More

41 West
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Nov 2015

As a builder in Naples, Florida, we recommend Thomas and his team at TR Knapp Architects to anyone in the Chicago Metro Area, as well as anyone who owns in Naples, Bonita Beach, or Marco Island, who w...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2014

I had a fire in July 2014 and was told of Mr. Knapp and his company by my ex-husband's niece; who at the time was not an licensed Architect yet is now. She spoke very highly of him and recommended Mr...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2014

TR Knapp Architects designed a bedroom/bath/walk-in closet addition over our 2 car garage and designed the necessary changes needed to repurpose an existing bedroom into a second floor laundry room. ...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2014

We hired Tom to design a gut renovation on the 1st floor and an addition of a 2nd story. He had fantastic ideas for possible layouts and gave us ideas on how to use space that we would never have cons...Read More

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