Stephen Rankin Associates (SRA) was founded by Stephen Rankin in January of 1987. Brian Hirami joined Stephen Rankin Associates in July 1987 and was promoted to equity partner in 1994. The firm is made up of highly skilled professionals who work with leading technologies and has many years of quality experience in a wide variety of building types, such as libraries, education, office, healthcare, industrial, retail, interiors, and residential.

Stephen Rankin Associates is a Professional Services Corporation with licenses in several states. Our staff of architects operates from our office in downtown Chicago. The firm is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Code Council (ICC). Stephen Rankin is a LEED accredited professional. Brian and others are registered energy professionals. Brian is a registered self-certified professional with the City of Chicago.

At SRA, we provide distinctive architectural design and planning for the built environment.

What makes us distinct?

We listen — because it is vital to understand what our clients do and how we can help facilitate their activities more efficiently. We don't assume. We look at everything with careful, relevant, responsible consideration. Then we evaluate by defining what is essential, important, and preferable.

We are assertive — on bringing value & quality to each project. We bring an innovative, comprehensive problem-solving approach to each project. We believe a structure is more efficient, more practical, and more affordable precisely because it is rationally designed. We owe it to our clients who are trusting us. It is why they rely on us.

We are responsive — and get our clients what they need whenever it's needed. We place a high value on being accessible to our clients who desire instant, tangible communication. We actually answer the phone when it rings.

We are satisfied — when our clients are satisfied. It brings us true satisfaction to design space environments that best accommodate our clients' activities and functional requirements.