Wold Architects & Engineers - Collaboration

Palatine, Illinois

Our Illinois office aligns itself with the best architecture firms in the region.

The Palatine-based Illinois office boasts a successful history of providing unique solutions to our public sector clients across Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin. As our company flourished, Wold saw a need to diversify our geographic reach. In 1996, the Illinois office was launched, thus establishing our first branch office. This office has seen ever-increasing growth since its inception and is always seeking to inspire innovative results for our clients such as achieving Wold’s first LEED Gold certification project.


Palatine, Illinois

220 N. Smith Street, Suite 310
Palatine, Illinois 60067

Phone — 847.241.6100

Fax — 847.241.6105

Email — illinois@woldae.com

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Our Philosophy

Our everyday mission is to make a difference in the communities we serve. We achieve this through meaningful collaboration with our clients and partners -- bringing their vision forward to create outstanding environments and outcomes. Some of the largest architecture firms tend to miss the mark in building personal relationships with their clients, while our firm prioritizes such relationships. Each client has unique needs, and we believe taking the time to truly understand those needs is crucial to a project’s success. Through long-term partnerships with client communities across the United States, we have created a legacy of continued growth, innovation, and client service. We are committed to delivering on a clients’ needs --no matter the distance.

"Wold works diligently to keep all phases of the project on schedule, keeping the design and document development moving. They have done an excellent job of holding contractors accountable to schedule and have involved the county and represents our interests in an outstanding manner."

— Tammy Speidel, Director of Facilities, Scott County, Iowa

Wold Architects & Engineers - Work Environment
Our Office

Our Illinois office is located in the Village of Palatine, a northwest suburb of Chicago right on the Metra commuter train line. Our newly created modern office environment allows Wold employees the opportunity to be flexible in their work space preferences. The top 500 design firms would all agree that collaborative spaces are necessary in architecture offices. Our Illinois office is a living example of how crucial it is to also have an abundance of natural daylight, visual transparency, a variety of flexible seating arrangements and mobile technology to support individual work styles.

"Our office provides a studio-like environment, which is conducive to the type of teaming and collaboration our diverse team of professionals thrive upon."

— Matt Bickel, AIA, LEED AP

Wold Architects & Engineers - Team Culture
Our Culture

We pride ourselves on an office culture rooted in the values of mentoring and connectedness. We place a strong emphasis on providing opportunities for all of our employees to engage with the exciting mix of clients and project types. We believe it is necessary to provide these experiential pathways for our team to grow in their professional development. We encourage a positive work-life balance as well as participating in social events such as team competitions, potlucks, dress-up days, outdoor social events and other community activities. We believe the best architecture firms incorporate creativity, collaboration and authenticity into their everyday work, which is why we take pride in our team’s culture.

Giving Back to the Community

Our team has helped shape various projects throughout the region including within our own community of Palatine where our team has completed projects for the Village, School District, and Park District. Going beyond the project scope, team members are also actively involved in local community organizations and often support, including the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Palatine. Additionally, staff from Wold’s Palatine office support various charities in the area in helping to make a lasting impact. These include organizations such as Feed My Starving Children, Clearbrook, local food drives and other events throughout the year. Our goal is to make a lasting impact in the community in which we work and live.

Ruck Pate

In 2017, Wold announced its acquisition of Ruck Pate Architecture. The acquisition expanded Wold's presence in Illinois and further advanced our office's design capabilities. The best architecture firms are held to the highest standards, and we are committed to upholding these standards.

"Ruck Pate had a strong reputation for smart design and superior client service, which mirrors our approach to client relationships. Together, we have a broader range of resources and expertise to offer our clients."

— Roger Schroepfer, AIA, Partner