BUREAU|AD is a nationally-recognized boutique architecture and design firm committed to design excellence. Founded in 2012, the Chicago-based firm has built its reputation through a wide range of projects, including residential, hospitality, institutional and commercial; bringing an interdisciplinary approach to every project. The firm’s work is punctuated by a rigorous attention to detail, programming and space planning, contextuality, materiality, sustainability and innovation.
Principal Tom Nahabedian is a Designer with an Architecture pedigree. He trained at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign [Bachelor of Arts in Economics] and the Illinois Institute of Technology [Master of Architecture]. Following years employed with architecture firms in Chicago and Los Angeles, Nahabedian started his own design practice, NC Collaboration, in early 2000 in Los Angeles before moving back home to Chicago. His work has been nationally and locally recognized in publications and awards for outstanding hospitality and residential design completed throughout the United States. Life as a husband and father of two children occupy the majority of Tom’s time away from the drafting table; as well as involvement in community issues.
Bureau|AD has proudly received the following awards.