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.