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ABOUT d 1 1 

DII Architecture is a design/build company specializing in custom residential and commercial architecture; plus high-end remodels/renovations. We aim to creatively solve functional needs, while instilling graceful solutions for any project; small to large. DII strives for a honed, mature & warm modern feel. We pride ourselves on high customer care & personal relationships, and try to let the work speak for itself. Usually, a sense of highly crafted work is the result of a smaller scale materials & furniture background.  Given the luxury of time, we relish the opportunity to experiment w/ as many design ideas as possible; ultimately to reach the best solution.  This is our passion!

As an architecturally licensed and fully insured company, DII adheres to the highest level of quality standards while working within each project’s budget. We believe that anything is possible and welcome and foster any/all custom challenges.  Whenever possible, we also try to incorporate green materials & infuse environmentally conscious design concepts.  DII believes that after rigorous due diligence via our design & build phases, the final product will be inventive, highly functional, & will hopefully inspire.

Owner B i o  

Jereme Smith, AIA/ALA


Smith obtained his master's degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Champaign, IL. During his tenure, he received two fellowships, & the opportunity to study architecture in Europe for a year. 


Prior to founding Design Insight Inc. in 2002, Jereme worked for a variety of prominent firms.  Most notably, Kenyon & Associates Architects, Techline Inc, & Osterhaus McCarthy Architects.  He's won many awards including the Chicago 'Key to the Future' housing competition & the New York HumanScale office design competition. 


Jereme has been published in various publications like the Sun Times, Chicago Home magazine, & I4 Design.  His work has been displayed at the W Hotel through the IDSA, at the Art Museum of Virginia for the C2C eco-home exhibit, & I-space Gallery in Chicago.  Smith has his architectural license, as well as architect/engineer and design/ builder insurance.  DII is also a member of the American Institute of Architects(AIA) & the Association of Licensed Architects(ALA).


Ryan Sarros, Workus Studio.. Scott Thomas, draftsman.. Matt Cochran, GC, DBC Construction, LLC.. Joe Colosi, Milk Design & Fabrication

Jesse Haas


Vio Filip

General Contractor

services & areas 

Pre-Design, Schematics, Design Development, Construction Drawings & Documents, Permit Drawings, 3D Renderings, Interior Design, Site Observation, Space Planning, Product Research, Consultations, Construction Management, General Contracting, Custom Carpentry & Fabrication

Chicago & Northwest, West, & North Suburbs



Assoc. of Licensed Architects Design Award, 2021

member of AIA, American Institute of Architects

Alan F. Bombick, Design Excellence Award 2017

member of ALA, Association of Licensed Architects 

Best of Houzz; 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

People Love You on Yelp Award '16 & '17 (5 Star Rating)
'A' rating on Angie's List 
Key to the Future Housing competition winner 
HumanScale office design winner 

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