Who we are

Marc Anderson Architects is a Chicago
based full-service architecture and design
firm. Our focus is on finding the best design
for each of our clients and each of our
projects. We start by listening to our clients
to learn and then adopt their goals as our
own. These goals focus our work.

MAA is prepared to help you plan a
beautiful, functional space that fits your specific needs.

Our experience covers multiple market
sectors including commercial build-outs,
tenant improvements, residential, mix-use
developments, public institutions, and
daycare centers.



Marc S. Anderson, AIA

Marc received his Master of Architecture degree from the Ohio State University with an interest in the role surveillance has played in urban design. His undergraduate degree was from Purdue University in animation where he enjoyed telling engaging stories with moody backdrops.

With experience designing award-winning projects including higher education classroom and iconic landmark buildings, Marc enjoys translating client goals into functional, efficient, and attractive spaces.

Marc is a Chicago Registered Self-Certification Architect.
He is licensed in Illinois and Connecticut.

How we work

Design Process

At heart we are problem solvers. We choose to move deliberately through a design process with our clients that first resolves large issues then weighs priorities as we narrow down on the final design. We don’t pretend good ideas come from nothing and can be quickly scribbled on a napkin. They come from thinking deliberately about the challenges while keeping the goals front of mind.
This is our process. This is how we work.

What they say about us

“Marc is a phenomenal architect.
He designed plans that reflected
the history of our 135 year old
Victorian while attending to
modern living in a way that
maximized space and light. His
process is user centered. He spent
many hours measuring and walking
the house and having conversations
with us about our needs.”


“I consider your designs to be
of extraordinary quality!”


“We bumped into Marc after
meeting with several, over priced
architects. We had a pretty good
idea of our remodel goals as my
wife is a designer.. and Marc helped
us execute. Marc was responsive
and did a lot of leg work that he
could have thrown back on us.

Responsive, practical, detailed, easy
to work with.”