A Letter From RaMona

Time flies when you're having fun! I can hardly believe that twenty years have come and gone. But I realize that it has been a long time since I used a pager or a fax machine as I did every day in 1995 when I started this business. (How did we get anything done?)

Thank you to the clients, consultants and employees who made this anniversary possible. Your trust, expertise, passion and determination made it possible for us to bring positive change to the built environment in many of Chicago’s neighborhoods.

It has been an exciting journey and I’m looking forward to more creative challenges together as we begin our third decade of practice.

Happy 20th Anniversary, Brook Architecture!

Transforming Environments

Founded in 1995 by RaMona Westbrook, we are a Chicago-based practice providing design services to public, private and non-profit organizations. We design buildings and spaces for living, learning and playing.

We begin our work with careful listening, comprehensive analysis, and an appreciation for the context of each project. We believe this approach will always lead us to straightforward and honest responses to the complex problems our clients bring to us.

Visit our Project Gallery to see our work or our Contact Us page to find out how to reach our design staff.

Recently Completed

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Illini Union Study Zone

Brook Architecture transformed the Illini Union’s computer, exercise and health service areas into a study space with a snack service station and two conference rooms. Half-height walls create an open space while delineating separate study areas. Raised flooring, decorative resin panels, study counters, casework, new lighting and a rezoned HVAC system were part of the renovation.

Our Values

Respect – We hold our clients, co-workers and collaborators in high regard because they make our work possible.

Truth – We listen attentively to our clients and provide honest and straightforward solutions.

Knowledge –We continually seek innovative ways to design buildings where people live, learn and play.

Community– We seek to improve the quality of life in our community through the work entrusted to us by our clients.