Our Founding Principal and Head of Design, Rada Doytcheva, PhD, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C was recently named as one of Crain’s 2020 Notable Women in Construction and Design, where her career as an architect and designer in the male-dominating field was highlighted. Congratulation, Rada! Very well deserved! Click to read.

Congratulations to our own Richard Rucks, Senior Architect & the whole AIA Chicago/Chicago Department of Buildings Working Group for receiving AIA Chicago‘s Distinguished Service Award for their work on Chicago Building Code! Kudos to DOB Commissioner Frydland, too! The award was presented at the AIA Chicago Holiday Party on 12/5/18.  

Robert Yuen, intern in 2005 – Currently Co-Founder of Monograph, San Francisco, CA and Adam Lisak, intern in 2003 – with RADA Architects since then. Former interns, Adam Lisak (far left) and Robert Yuen (second from right) with RADA principals, Rada Doytcheva (far right) and Aram Garbooshian (second from left) Great to have had Cynthia Sigamony as this year’s intern [Hello…]

Is Architecture a meaningful profession? An “Enrichment” Afternoon with BSC South Loop Year 9 Students An afternoon in April with Year 9 students at the British School of Chicago was spent answering this question as part of School’s Enrichment Day — with an overview of what architects do by Rada, and putting it to action with three project assignments: New [Hello…]



Rada’s NeoCon 2017 Seminar Presentation on Humanizing Diagnostic Spaces – Draws Interest Advances in medicine have led to an increasing demand in hospitals for fully integrated labs that provide a complete array of diagnostic platforms within a single operating suite.  In these sterile, potentially intimidating spaces, often bristling with ominous technology, it is vital to create a calming environment for [Hello…]

This Spring, RADA Architects generously loaned their Junior Architect, Bryan A. Hadley, to lead a team at Community Christian Alternative (CCA) Academy in North Lawndale to brainstorm strategies for Chicago’s historic boulevards to become safer, cleaner, and greener. Through a partnership with the USGBC, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Chicago area schools, Bryan mentored a student team through a [Hello…]

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