Stephen Coorlas

Stephen Coorlas

Northbrook, IL, US



Stephen Coorlas is Founder and Principal Architect of Coorlas Architecture PLLC. Stephen is a registered architect and licensed in Illinois with +15 years of design and construction experience on projects across the globe. While receiving his Master of Architecture at the University of Illinois Chicago, Stephen attended the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Spain and trained in advanced design and digital fabrication technologies. His cultured architectural background combined with an intimate knowledge of construction & 3D modeling is at the core of Coorlas Architecture’s unique offerings.

He is passionate about geometry & composition, and researches these interests across various fields including art, architecture, sculpture, carpentry, music, film, and photography. This portfolio contains his explorations that are aimed at discovering and unveiling the authentic and natural state of equilibrium within each object and every experience. 


Coorlas Architecture, Northbrook, IL, US, Founder & Principal Architect

Founder & Principal Architect

Jan 2018 - current


University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2010


AIA Small Projects Award - People's Choice, 1st Place

Members of the public selected Wanderlust Eyecare, a new eyecare facility in Northbrook, for the 2019 AIA Small Projects Award - People's Choice Award. The facility was designed by Coorlas Architecture.


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