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Innovation In Every Project

A true collaborative architectural firm in Delavan, we work directly with our clients to develop innovative spaces that exquisitely combine appearance and function. Featuring an in-house team of architects, engineers, and designers, DePietro Design Associates Inc. delivers impressive results.

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About Us

Here at DePietro Design Associates, we will be a partner you can trust.

"Architecture" is the practice of problem solving involving context, function, space, structure, and aesthetics. Not only is architecture a time-intensive practice, but an increasingly complex one as well. To accomplish this creative act it requires a combination of disciplined training, historical knowledge, personal experience, and a natural eye for design.

DePietro Design Associates, founded in 1985, specializes in architecture, engineering and design. We are Licensed in both Wisconsin and Illinois and take pride in providing each client with exceptional service. Our staff has over 40 years of combined experience in the areas of custom home, commercial, office, hospitality, multi-family, and retail design.

DePietro Design Associates was founded on the belief that design has the power to transform our lives, our culture, and our communities. Our projects custom homes are beautifully designed, user friendly, and technologically advanced - tailored to each individual client.

Our firm believes our clients should feel that they are understood, that their ideas are integral to the design, and they should have the confidence that the building's design will ultimately reflect the architectural vernacular and values of their vision. The client's input throughout the project is considered to be at the core of the planning process. By engaging our clients in a rich dialog during the design process we gain a holistic view of their budget, goals, objectives, needs, and vision.

Each project is approached individually. At DePietro Design Associates we foster a team dynamic that gives everyone a voice while providing the right expertise at key decision points. We begin with our clients and their communities and extend to the multidisciplinary consultants with whom we collaborate from the earliest stages of the project. Our design approach begins with a detailed analysis of each site, program and community, identifying the economic, environmental and social forces that will give form to the design solution. We then synthesize these unique characteristics with broader criteria for habitat creation, watershed protection, mobility, energy production, sustainability, and indoor environmental quality.

Our belief is that successful buildings are a carefully constructed collage of forms and spaces that are at once dynamic, aspiring and meaningful.

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At DePietro Design Associates, we work closely with each client forming a partnership in the design process, providing our knowledge and expertise to help you navigate through the design process with ease. The beginning of each project involves meeting with the client to determine the needs, use, desires, budget, and personal identity for the project. We believe that the design process should be a memorable experience for our clients. This is a period of creation, a rare opportunity to develop their dreams.

Our staff then provides a preliminary layout that suits those criteria, followed by the development of the exterior aesthetics according to architectural design & the surrounding environment. Code revisions (both municipal & state), environmental checklists, green material guidelines, new materials, and in general new technology all contribute to the burgeoning intricacy of the design process. We integrate creativity and innovation, to solve complex problems and transform our client's vision into a reality.

Next, the design is tweaked & adjusted until all the pieces become entwined in balanced harmony. Throughout the entirety of each project, our staff keeps you, the client informed on topics involving design, finish, material, timeline, & all other concerns or questions that may arise.

We believe "An educated customer is our best client". At DePietro Design Associates we will be a partner you can trust.


We as architects are constantly massaging all aspects of the project into one fluid, functional design. To accomplish this creative act it requires a combination of disciplined training, historical knowledge, personal experience, and a natural eye for design. Once finalization of the design, we provide on-site observation of the project from beginning to completion.