Lucien Lagrange

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“I learned a sense of craftsmanship that I still infuse into all of my work.”

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Previous Firms:

Lagrange + Matthews, Montreal

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago

Education:

Bachelor of Architecture, McGill University

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, McGill University

Bachelor of Science, Sherbrooke University

College Classique et Moderne de Montelimar

Lucien Lagrange

Founding Principal | AIA, NCARB

312.282.9072

More Information +

Previous Firms:

Lagrange + Matthews, Montreal

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago

Education:

Bachelor of Architecture, McGill University

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, McGill University

Bachelor of Science, Sherbrooke University

College Classique et Moderne de Montelimar

We’re known for classical architecture, but in reality we design places where people feel welcome, relaxed, secure, and at home. We think everyone needs a place that makes them feel valued and protected: a home.

I grew up on a farm in Northern Provence, France. I was free to roam and spent a lot of time alone, just deep in thought. I would build treehouses and little shelters in the woods as a place to protect. That’s where it started for me.

Substance, reliability and comfort. Those are the focus of everything we do at Lucien Lagrange Studio. Architecture is about people and their lifestyles before it’s about anything else.

We believe in personal relationships with our clients. We want to collaborate with them because we know from experience that there is more than one way to develop a project and work with what they bring to the project. In the end, what’s important is that the structure best serves the client, the buyer, and the community.

I have a great love affair with Chicago. I came here because of the Beaux-Arts architecture on Lake Shore Drive. There’s nothing like it. It transports you to an older era of elegance.

Our process considers history, culture, and demographics to build what’s right for each neighborhood. My father was a stonemason. From him, I learned a sense of craftsmanship that I still infuse into all of my work.

Nothing caps off a day better than a bottle of Côtes du Rhône and a group of good friends.

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