FTA team on site during the construction of Bennett Day School.
Filoramo Talsma Architecture is a Chicago-based, modernist architectural practice founded in 2002 by Mark Filoramo and Chris Talsma. The award-winning firm focuses primarily on local commercial and residential projects but has grown to practice across the US including Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, Florida and Nevada. Internationally, projects have included work in Canada, Colombia, Australia and Turks and Caicos; with future prospects in Germany, Poland, Italy and Brazil.
Filoramo Talsma Architecture collaborates every day with a diverse network of artisans, engineers, consultants and especially clients to produce work that is unique, well-rounded and well informed. Narratives are always at the beginning of any project, allowing FTA to choreograph how a design will be seen, how it will be used by its occupants and what its long-term effects will be. When a design is considered on multiple fronts, the final product becomes that of substance, innovation and something we’re proud of.
Filoramo Talsma Architecture
Mark Filoramo,NCARB Certified
ICC Registered Environmental
Protection ProfessionalUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Chris Talsma,NCARB Certified
Chicago Self-Cert ArchitectUniversity of Michigan - M. Arch
Bryant Pitak,LEED Certified
Professor, IITUniversity of Illinois at Chicago - M. Arch
University of Cincinnati
Karoline Burg,Illinois Institute of Technology
FTA offers a full range of specialized architecture services. Our practice has shaped projects ranging from custom fabrications, furniture, small + large scale renovations, single-family to multi-family residences, mixed-use developments, hospitality, corporate and manufacturing facilities.