Boomgaarden Architects LLC

About Us

  • Boomgaarden Architects LLC specializes in renovations and additions to existing homes, historic preservation, custom residential and interior design. The firm consists of Chad Boomgaarden (Principal) and Irv Kaage (Associate Architect). Most of the firm's work has been in the Chicago metropolitan area and Villages along the North Shore of Chicago and can be seen in publications such as The Chicago Tribune, Renovation Style, Chicago Home + Garden, Better Homes and Gardens, and Chicago Home Improvement. See our international project map here!

    Chad Boomgaarden - Principal

  • Education
    BS Architecture, University of Kansas
  • Licensure and Accreditation
    NCARB Certified with transferable license to 46 states
    Registered Energy Professional
  • Membership
    American Institute of Architects
  • Volunteering Groups
    Eagle Scout - Silver Palm - Vigil Honor
    Former Cub Scouts - Tiger and Wolf Den Leader
    Former Chairman - Buildings and Grounds - First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette
    Coach - Youth Soccer, Basketball, Baseball
    Avid Softball, Basketball and Volleyball player
    Former Historical Preservation Awards Judge - Winnetka & Highland Park
    Former University of Kansas Senator for the School of Architecture and Urban Design
    Former Vice President AIAS, School of Architecture and Urban Design
    Former Fundraising Chairman AIAS, School of Architecture and Urban Design
    Former Strategic Planning Committee, School of Architecture and Urban Design
    Former Student Council, School of Architecture and Urban Design

Awards


Testimonials

 | 12 REVIEWS
Alexis
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Oct 2018

Boomgaarden Architects designed our bungalow conversion, counseled through each step of the process, provided referrals- including our General Contractor (who we hired and was terrific), and checked i... Read More

M W
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Mar 2016

We used Boomgaarden Architects for a master bathroom remodel. We were living abroad while this work was being done. Chad Boomgaarden and his contractor were absolutely professional and so easy to wo... Read More

Student - AEC & Design
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Oct 2012

Chad was fantastic to work with. We did a gut of a 100+ year old house and are ecstatic with the results. This was our first project; Chad walked us through each step with as much, or as little, hand-... Read More

holdenh29
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jan 2013

Chad was a great architect to work with, he listened to our ideas and help develop them into our design. He was very flexible and approachable and we would highly recommend him Read More

hpkhpk
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jan 2012

Excellent service -- thoughtful, detailed and appropriate for location. Chad did an excellent job designing our basement remodel. Worked well with us and the builder. Helped with the permitting pro... Read More

Joan
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Apr 2010

Chad was great to work with. He was very prompt, thorough, and easy to work with. He had great design ideas and was also very open to our ideas and wants. He is very talented and good at his work. Read More

trj888
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Apr 2012

We experienced Mr. Boomgaarden as a consummate professional in every aspect of our dealings with him. We were impressed with his obvious design skills and gratified by his always gracious willingness ... Read More

astressler
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jul 2013

We are very pleased with the design and the service that Chad provided throughout the construction of our first floor addition. He took the time to understand the needs of our family and the challenge... Read More

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