A leading design firm since
its founding in 1880,
Holabird & Root’s history
reflects the evolution of
American architecture.

As the birthplace of modern 
architecture, Chicago has been home to some of the world¹s greatest 
designers. The Great Chicago Fire set the stage for architects to invent new possibilities for the city and architecture. It is here that Holabird & Root
 designed some of the world¹s first skyscrapers that defined the Chicago
 School of Architecture. The innovation and originality that came out of this 
era continues to define our firm. Today, the firm¹s influence on design can 
be seen throughout Chicago and the rest of the world.