High-performance architecture

“Design is so simple. That’s why it is so complicated.”

– Paul Rand


The CR-BPS team is comprised of highly qualified and experienced architects, engineers, passive house consultants, and building scientists. We are dedicated to designing comfortable, healthy, and efficient buildings, using the most advanced building science and sustainability practices available. Because of our integrated approach, CR-BPS delivers the highest quality buildings with the best long-term lifecycle values to our clients.

CR-BPS has a unique advantage in the market, combining architectural and asset management services.  Not only do we specialize in high performance architecture, CR-BPS also leads the industry in building asset management, including Facility Conditions Assessments (FCA) and Asset and Energy Management Programs (AEMP). Our team’s understanding of long-term building management and maintenance enhances our design process for both new and existing buildings. Clients benefit from our experience and insight across multiple fields, ensuring the best result for the best value.

Residential Architecture

Specializing in high-performance architecture, CR-BPS provides the same level of expertise, no matter the size or scope of your project. From remodels to additions to new construction, we will work with you to make your dreams a reality. CR-BPS has designed some of the most sustainable and energy efficient buildings in the Midwest; plus, we have worked within the parameters of the most challenging building standards, including Passive House, Living Building Challenge, LEED, and Net-Zero Energy homes.

Commercial and Public Architecture

Our team has extensive experience in both the public and private sector. Whether clients need new construction, additions, remodels, or simple building improvements, CR-BPS brings its combined building science, facility asset and energy management, and high-performance architecture expertise to every project.

Extreme Energy Retrofits

CR-BPS is an expert at retrofitting existing buildings to perform more efficiently. We help clients solve complex building issues to improve energy efficiency, comfort, indoor air quality, and building durability.  Our energy retrofits have drastically reduced building operating costs, while improving durability, longevity, and comfort, providing greater value to our clients.


The CR-BPS design process puts our client’s unique needs at the forefront. We work closely with each client as their project progresses through the following stages: pre-design, schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding or negotiation, and construction administration. We realize, however, that each project is unique and are committed to working with our clients to design a process that fulfills their needs and requirements.

Forming a collaborative partnership with our clients and paying attention to every detail in the design and build process has secured our position as a leader in this competitive field. Our clients appreciate the integrated and “whole-systems-thinking” approach we bring to the table. Our team’s rigorous analysis of collected data, energy performance, daylighting, enclosure analysis, and visuals results in the highest quality product.

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