What to expect.
Programming / Deciding What to Build
Schematic design/rough sketches
Design development/refining the design
Preparation of construction documents
Hiring the contractor
Buildings taking form.
What clients say.
Good history of projects, references, licensed. Gillespie had everyone on staff or access to them. Shared four innovative ideas the ﬁrst week. They were open to constructive feedback. Project came in under budget. Allowed for collaboration. Offered alternatives at various costs. Saved us money. Created a pleasing atmosphere. Took our ideas and made them a reality.” Jim Scholtz, Director
McHenry Public Library
“Dave - you helped shape, hone and create the most beautiful building we could ever (or never) have imagined. Your knowledge, patience, kindness and generosity have been greatly appreciated every step of the way! The building is so much more beautiful, effcient and
‘smarter’ than anything we could imagine...it's crazy good!“
Sara Foszcz, Board President
Main Stay Therapeutic Farm
On a scale from 1 to 10, I would give them a 20. He’s very good at what he does for us - commercial, office interiors, industrial buildings, office warehouse and industrial. He understands manufacturing needs. Architects used to be project managers and Dave still is. He’s a good manager. He’s a bread and butter, competent architect.” Robert Peron, VP Construction
Van Vlissingen and Co.
Dave came up with a simple solution that no one else had thought of. Gained a lot of insight in the process. We talked a year before putting anything to paper. Great perspective with an interesting approach to relationships and ringing down emotions at the jobsite. He brings his reputation to the Village. Portrayed our image of what we wanted the building to be. Dave has a great construction site manner. He is the calm within the storm. “ Bill Collazo, Owner