Learn more about your local architect in Chicago, IL

Guider Group, LLC was formed in 2015 and currently serves as a Full-Service Architecture Firm operating out of Chicago, IL. The Firm specializes in the Single-Family and Multi-Unit Residential sector as well as the Commercial sector, with a specific specialty in Restaurant and other Food Service related project types. The Firm has designed 50+ projects and completed about 35 projects.

Karl F. Guider is the 100% Owner and serves as Principal of Guider Group, LLC. Karl F. Guider earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a licensed Architect in the State of Illinois.

His professional practice began with an Internship in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the firm Hobbs + Black Architects while still earning his Master's Degree. His post-graduate professional practice has been in the Chicagoland area for multiple firms and with the City of Chicago as a member of the government sector.

His professional experience has focused mainly within the health care and hospitality sectors of the design industry. He has also worked within the residential sector in the Chicago area, as well as the civic sector while working for and with the City of Chicago.

Philosophically, he believes that great Architecture explores the vast materials available in the 21st century market, and that each Project should utilize this availability as much as possible. Designs should be devoid of any particular "style", and rather should be an amalgamation of various design strategies to achieve a Project that is functional, yet provocative.