Our Philosophy

Robert Flubacker Architects, Ltd. has several guiding principles that have made the firm a leader in residential architecture since 1991.

To provide the highest quality design of any firm in our market segment

RFA provides designs that are integrated and cohesive, whether they are new construction designs that are energetic and alive, or remodeling work that results in a strong, unified whole. The outcome is a project that is rich in character while meeting the needs of the client.

To provide high quality, complete, and accurate construction documents

These working drawings typically include details on interior finishes, exterior material selections, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing layouts and specifications. A focus on accuracy of the drawings, completeness of specification, as well as “buildability” lead to accurate and complete bids from contractors. RFA commonly receives referrals from contractors based on the quality of these construction documents.

To provide the highest value, most comprehensive customer service to clients

Perhaps the most important principle, this applies to all phases of the project, from the beginning of the design phase, all the way through to construction and completion of the project. RFA aims to be a strong resource to its client in many ways. This includes product selection during the design development phase, contractor selection after bidding, and assistance in the management of the construction process.

A Leader in Residential Architecture Since 1991

Robert Flubacker
Robert Flubacker

Robert Flubacker Architects, Ltd., located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has been providing its services to clients in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, as well as other regions in the U.S., since 1991. RFA provides comprehensive design services for residential remodeling, custom single family homes, residential design/build projects, and commercial projects.

Robert Flubacker graduated with High Distinction in Design and college honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. He began his architectural career in the Chicago branch of Charles Kober Associates, a Los Angeles based commercial architecture firm. Mr. Flubacker then became a project manager for O’Donnell Wicklund Pigozzi Architects, Inc., a firm located in Northbrook, Illinois, whose projects consisted mainly of health care projects. He then transitioned to the position of Project Designer/Project Manager for Eichstaedt Architects/Planners, where he was responsible for residential projects and office buildings across the nation.

Mr. Flubacker then became Vice President and Partner of James March Goldberg Architects Inc, where he held this title for 6 years. As a principal of this well respected, medium-sized, North Shore architectural firm, Mr. Flubacker’s responsibilities included acquisition of, design of, and management of the firm’s commercial and multi-family projects, as well as oversight of the design and production of numerous single-family projects. In 1991, Mr. Flubacker left the firm and started Robert Flubacker Architects, Ltd., in order to perform services for all aspects of both commercial and residential projects.