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Welcome To Michael Menn Ltd. Architectural and Construction Excellence in the Chicago Area

Architectural and Construction Excellence in Chicago Area

Michael Menn – Architect, AIA, CGR, CAPS, CGP

If you strive for excellence in your life, you have found the people who have turned residential and commercial architectural and construction dreams into reality for more than 30 years.

Michael Menn Ltd. is your premier source for both design (architecture) excellence and build (construction) excellence. We strive to exceed the goals of our clients, be it for renovation, remodeling, additions or new construction. Get started on your new project today! See why having a single source for design and construction is important. On the residential side, we design and build kitchens, bath suites, and complete home projects, including exteriors. We provide these services for single family homes, townhouses, multi-family dwellings and high rise living units. On the commercial side, we design and build everything from restaurants and retail spaces to office buildings to healthcare facilities and more. I encourage you to take your time as you navigate through this site. Read about our services, look at our work. But make sure you read about our values. Those are what truly set us apart. Then, when you are ready, call us or drop us an e-mail. We can’t wait to hear from you. Sincerely, Michael Menn Michael A. Menn AIA, NCARB, NKBA, CGR, CAPS, CGP

Recently on Blueprints Blog by Michael Menn

Technology, We Can’t Live Without It!

I have enjoyed partnering with Joe Barrett at Barrett’s Technology Solutions for a number of projects.

Joe helps us to help our clients integrate technology into the spaces that we have created for them, truly rounding out their home experiences.


Technology integration is the practice of designing spaces where technology is both accessible and future-ready. Technology integrators work with architects and their clients to define technology needs, and then handle the design and installation of customized home automation, security, entertainment and related sub-systems.

Today’s homeowners want features like distributed audio, custom home theaters or open concept entertainment areas, and automated control systems. From a more practical standpoint, they’re interested in security systems, energy efficiency, and secure remote access that not only protects what’s inside but also ensures their network and personal information are secure.


Landscape Company – How to Choose the Right One for You

Landscaping: How do you choose the right company for you and your home?

Today’s post comes from a great friend and colleague of mine. Toni Callahan at Schmechtig Landscapes. Read below on how to make the best choice in choosing the landscaping company for your home.

Many of us choose to hire a landscape company to care for our homes property and given that they are caring for your home, you want to choose the best company for your needs.

Your search should begin with assessing your own requirements. Do you want a new landscape design to include a complete outdoor kitchen with dining area and living room featuring a fireplace or fire pit? Are you looking for a lawn service company to mow your lawn each week or do you require more services like weeding, planting seasonal flowers, container pot service, lawn fertilization, plant fertilization and irrigation service?


Landscape companies vary in size and their offerings. Some firms provide basic lawn care while others provide the additional services needed to care for your home’s outdoor spaces throughout the year like spring and fall cleanups; weekly grounds service which includes mowing your lawn, removing and disposing of debris before lawn mowing; pruning and trimming selected … Read More »