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 Professional
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Chris Talsma

    NCARB Certified
    Chicago Self-Cert Architect
    University of Michigan - M. Arch
    Albion College
  • Bryant Pitak

    LEED Certified
    Professor, IIT
    University of Illinois at Chicago - M. Arch
    University of Cincinnati
  • Karoline Burg

    Illinois Institute of Technology
    NAAB Accredited Program


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.








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