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I create uniquely personal living and working spaces –

I create VALUE

Mark Eric Benner
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Expert and creative design. We provide expert leadership and do the heavy lifting.

Premier Quality

Simply the best design solutions to meet your needs and your budget, creating superior value.

Superior Communication

Visual communication bridges the gaps and clarifies design solutions.

Coordinated Documentation

Integration and coordination from initial concept through final documentation.


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a contemporary home for art & science


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heartland township, MI


music room acoustic clouds

home for harmony without reverberation


garage band of light

connection made from light


shingle style home

modern interpretation for Highland Park family


illuminated kitchen

bright modern kitchen


community gateway

a cozy welcome to a Lake Geneva waterfront community


virtual reality

visual communication for clarity


spa sanctuary

luxurious spa-style master bath


lakeshore community clubhouse

sub-terranean clubhouse preserves lake views


cloverleaf community pool

pool with separate 'rooms'

This Month’s Featured Project

Art and Science Intertwined

Read more, click here.


art & science intertwined

a contemporary home for art & science


music room acoustic clouds

home for harmony without reverberation


garage band of light

connection made from light


illuminated kitchen

bright modern kitchen


Let's get pointed in the right direction

What type of project is on your mind…
Residential or Commercial?

Select your project type below to explore the next steps.

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about mark eric benner - architects
Creating uniquely personal living spaces


Chicago custom residential architects for custom home design, including new construction, whole-home renovation, and addition projects.

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Creating uniquely personal working spaces


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Construction projects are complex and can be daunting. Bewilderment is understandable.

Navigating complex construction projects can be overwhelming. Feeling lost or unsure where to start? Concerned about costs and time demands?

Discover a design solution for your space challenges. I’ve guided numerous clients like you to express their unique style and bring their vision to life.

Let’s collaborate to create or transform your environment into your dream space.

(And yes, we can help you to impress your friends and family too.)

Every project includes

Design Clarity

Building Information Modeling (BIM) supports high-quality design with deeper design team clarity, engagement, and drawings free from coordination errors.

The Right Design Team

Begin with the big picture and drill down into the details. Engaged and informed team members create value greater than the sum of its parts.

Mature Documented Process

No two projects are the same. However, success benefits from previous experience. A Step-by-step roadmap reveals what to expect and the timing of decisions.

The result is high quality, high value, and a highly enjoyable experience. Your project is delivered on-time and on-budget.

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Don't settle for uninspired design

A project that limits or confines your options prevents you from living your full potential.

The right space makes the most of you –
Let’s get you into the right space.

You’ll not only be surrounded by the beauty you’ve always dreamed of, but you’ll be proud to show it off.

The keys to your success, serenity, and joy

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Coordinated & Curated Team
  • Long Design Experience
  • Practical Construction
  • Interactive Design
  • Digital Design Communication
  • Online Design Research
  • Custom Client Portal
  • Independent Cost Estimates
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