Waechter Architects, PC
Design for people

Waechter Architects, PC – A Veteran owned Business
WA is an architecture and design company on the north side of Chicago in the Ravenswood neighborhood.  We have decades of experience in designing everything from kiosks to kilns, from patisseries to car dealers, and from university spaces to your space.  Principals Charlie Friedlander and Michael Waechter have worked together for over twenty five years on projects throughout the Chicagoland area.  Contact us to discuss your needs. 

Our experience includes working with private clients, institutions, municipalities and government agencies. We have provided our clients with a variety of services including Feasibility Studies, Land Use Planning, Space planning, Zoning Analysis, Building Design, Permitting, and Owner’s Representation.  

Can we…? Should we…?  How…?

Often the most difficult part of a project is simply starting it.  We understand that google doesn’t alway have all of the answers and there isn’t alway a youtube video to get you through – we have the experience to answer your specific questions.  We help people and companies get projects started.  Come to us with an idea and let us help you make it real.


Portfolio of work
Residential Design services
WA has helped hundreds of homeowners get through the task of creating a better living space.
Commercial Design
We have worked with dozens of business to help them promote their products and identity
Office design
Many offices have benefitted from our  expert space planning and workspace design.
Accessibility upgrades
Historical structures have been made to accommodate differently abled people without forfeiting their look and feel. 
Corporate partners
Working within corporate guidelines to deliver exceptional products that support a national identity 
Exterior Spaces
Expand your area by taking advantage of exterior spaces


 Michael Waechter, AIA, NCARB 
michael (at) w-arch.com
4536 N. Ravenswood Ave 
Chicago, IL 60640 
(773) 728-3920 
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