Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Paul Janicki

Paul Janicki has spent over forty years as an architect in Chicago. Mr. Janicki grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and later Lake Forest, Illinois. It was in these places that Paul observed firsthand some of America’s finest residential work.

Before opening his own practice, he worked for some of Chicago’s premiere architectural firms. His experience at these firms ranged from smaller residential projects to large apartment buildings, university architecture and commercial high-rises.

Paul lectures on architecture and served as the past President and current Vice President of the Evanston Preservation League. He has also serves as a judge for Preservation Awards in towns along the North Shore including Lake Forest, Highland Park and Winnetka. He has been active in saving houses in Historic Districts from demolition. Paul has served as a juror for The University of Illinois at Chicago, The University of Illinois-Champaign and The Illinois Institute of Technology. Paul was a finalist for the Steedman Prize, given annually to America’s best young architects.


Michael Rabe

Michael graduated with his bachelor's degree and Master of Architecture degree from Judson University in Elgin, IL. During this time Michael participated in the program's European Study Tour, as well as being a member of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts. He was a finalist for the Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal award. One of Michael's student projects was selected as a winner of the 2017 John Russell Pope Student Award by the Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture.

Michael has worked in the Chicago area for a number of years on various projects including residential, commercial, and mixed use. He has experience with many architectural styles, but has a special interest in Classical and traditional architecture. Michael also has a strong interest in historic preservation and reuse, as well as architectural watercolor rendering.

Michael joined Paul Janicki Architects in August of 2016.