“Over the years, I have had the pleasure to work with Mark on several fronts, including having his architectural talents in designing our family home in Riverwoods, Illinois. Mark is a creative, imaginative, thoughtful and on the cutting edge of BIM design. Mark Eric Benner Architects, Ltd. is poised for growth and any client or industry colleague would be benefit from working with his firm.” Wendy CohenPowerhouse Smart
“Mark Benner is so great to work with. His creative talent, combined with brilliant technology savvy, especially with his unique computer aided drawing program, helped me bring my vision of a contemporary rustic master bathroom to life! It felt like magic, that's how effortless it was. His calm and kind demeanor, both around me and the rest of the project team, including my clients, brought a warm and positive energy to our project. I can't wait to work with Mark again.” Rebecca PogonitzGoGo Design Group
“I have no adequate words to rave about Mark! We had maybe the ugliest split level house in the universe; he developed a creative solution (one that no other architect had previously thought of) and created a beautiful, open home which nearly doubled our living space. He is remarkably organized, economically and environmentally minded, and creative beyond measure. Additionally, he has a calm and kind manner which came quite in handy managing contractors. Thank you, Mark!” Stephanie Zwilling"Un-Split" Addition
“Mark Benner was just terrific in all aspects of our work. We had a major reconstruction of our house and out of all the architects we interviewed, he was by far the best. We were very impressed from the initial meeting when he was willing to brainstorm and share ideas with us before even signing a contract, which made it easy to sign on. He was extremely knowledgable (engineering and construction background), very innovative and worked with us on multiple iterations to be sure we got everything just right. He also worked well with our outside contractor, even though he had not worked with him before our job.
The best part of Mark is that he's just easy and a pleasure to work with. Very accommodating to our schedules, willing to come out mid job for additional feedback and truly an overall nice guy. We give him our highest recommendation.” Caryn AltmanHighland Park Addition and Remodel
“Not only is Mark a delight to work with, he is resourceful, service driven, conscientious, and reliable. We have worked together on numerous occasions since 1995 and he always was immediately responsive and a man of his word. I hope that we have an opportunity to work together again.” Susan SchreiberRealtor and Developer
“I built a custom home designed by Mark and had a great experience.Matt PollackOwner - RedRock Custom Homes, Inc.
Construction went well and the home turned out great.”
“I've worked with Mark on multiple projects over the years and have found him to be very knowledgable, creative, and detail oriented. His understanding and responsiveness to the needs of his clients and team mates makes him a pleasure to work with.” June HappDesigner at David Heigl Design Group
“Mark is an outstanding architect and professional. I love working with Mark on various projects to find the sweet spot for comfort and cost. Mark's ability to relate to owners and translating their needs and budget into their dream space! Mark has a superior understanding of design and functionality! In addition to Mark's architectural understanding, Mark is also a go to person for me when I need an introduction as his network is VAST!” Tom DeckerChicago Green Insulation, Inc.
“As an interinor designer, I am so grateful to have connected with Mark Benner! I recently worked with him on a Master Bath remodel, that involved drawings for a unique and challenging space plan and conceptual design. Mark, along with his state of the art and innovative drawing program allowed us to hone our vision so that now my client's dream bathroom is coming to life! Mark was so easy to work with, passionate about his work, and a terrific person. I highly recommend him.” Rebecca PogonitzGo Go design group
“I have had the pleasure of working with Mark on many successful projects. His expertise in a wide range of subject matter related to architecture and construction shined through project after project. I found Mark to be very artistic, open minded to new concepts, and always looking to ride the crest of the wave. Mark is a very well seasoned architect who can handle any size of project from beginning to end and capable of working as an individual and as a great team member. Mark was very helpful with introducing me to the processes involved with creating a project on the computer. His knowledge, intuitiveness and natural feel for working with the computer always astounded me.” Len Eckhoff, AIA, ALAPrincipal at Designs by Len Eckhoff Architect
“Mark is one of the most talented and hard working residential architects in the country. His consistent excellence helped drive Orren Pickell Builders to be a top Chicago area custom builder. ” Ed SuchermanBroker Associate at Baird and Warner Real Estate