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ABOUT WDN

  • WDN Architecture, LLC was founded on a devotion to building client relationships based on trust and dedicated personal attention through all project phases. It is our central belief that a relationship based on these two principles will produce exceptional design within the project’s financial parameters. Our mission is to see that every project meets these goals. We are located in Oak Park, Illinois and provide comprehensive residential, commercial, retail and institutional architecture and planning services to private and public clients throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Our single family residential works ranges from historic renovations and additions to clean and efficient modern architecture, both utilizing the latest green building technologies.
  • DREW NELSON, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C
  • WDN Architecture, LLC, Oak Park , IL , 2004 to present, Owner
  • Drew Nelson’s professional career has given him over twenty-five years of experience in design, planning, construction and rehabilitation. Project types include institutional, commercial, retail, single and multi-family residential and high-rise design. Drew worked as a Sr. Associate at DeStefano and Partners in Chicago and has worked on many notable projects. This breadth of design and building experience motivated him to open his own Oak Park architecture studio in 2004.
  • Professional Associations:
  • AIA - The American Institute of Architects
  • NCARB – National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • LEED BD+C - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional
  • Registrations:
  • Registered Architect, State of Illinois
  • Registered Architect, State of Michigan
  • Registered Energy Professional, City of Chicago
  • Registered Permit Self-Certification Architect, City of Chicago
  • Education:
  • Master of Architecture, University of Michigan, 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Iowa State University, 1988