January 11, 2008


Dear Friends,


You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi


Happy New Year! Thank you for your support over the years and interest in the changes at Wolbrink Architects Chartered.


This year promises to offer challenges and rewards as we continue to build the “Green” Design Build side of our firm. A building built to Wolbrink Architects standard specifications will exceed Chicago’s Green Homes 1star rating and in many cases 2star rating out of a possible 3stars! We believe green begins with energy efficiency and indoor air quality. We utilize local natural materials whenever possible in our buildings because this contributes to the creation of our region’s identity. In the process we support our neighbors and lessen transportation costs.  


Architect Led Design Build means, in addition to superior design expertise, we will guarantee a price and time frame to have your dreams built. Your project, from start to finish, is put into our capable hands. We’re used to the ways and language of the construction industry and can spot inconsistencies before they become a problem. Our team partners are qualified general contractors who share your and our interest in seeing Wolbrink Architects’ designs built as specified in the construction documents.


Did you know 2020 Green Dream was built by Wolbrink Architects and is the 1st ENERGY STAR certified 3 flat in Chicago? We wanted to change the building industry. 2020 Green Dream illustrates how Architect Led Design Build projects can be “green” when working with a typical construction budget. In fact, validation of the changes we aspire to was provided by Mayor Daley. We won the GREENWORKS AWARD for Market Transformation!


We grow only through referrals and grassroots efforts and we’d like your business. Please keep us in mind for any future remodel/rebuild or new construction projects you have in mind and please tell your friends about us too.


Please stop in whenever you’re in the area, we’d love to catch up and/or meet with you. Also, we appreciate feedback. Please feel free to call 773.276.7026 or email us@WolbrinkArchitects.com with your questions/comments or to arrange a private consultation. 


Many wishes for a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2008, we look forward to hearing from and changing with you!


Best regards,




Victor Wolbrink, AIA NCARB