Carow · Architects has been noted for its historic building analysis, renovation, restoration, and adaptive reuse design since the founding of the firm. Our firm was one of the first in Chicago to provide specialization in historic adaptive reuse and renovation. Examples of this work include Chicago's national historic landmark Auditorium Building (1889) by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler with multiple projects for its present owner, Roosevelt University, over a twenty-five year period and other historic buildings by Burnham, Root, Wright, Sullivan, H. H. Richardson, Van Doren Shaw, Perkins, and Jenney. Historic Library work includes the renovation of and addition to William Drummond's historic landmark River Forest Public Library and the first new buildings on Eero Saarinen's modernist campus for Concordia in Fort Wayne.
Adlai Stevenson Home and Stable
Lake County Park District
Libertyville, Illinois
Churchville (Fischer) School   
Elmhurst, Illinois
Bonner Heritage Farm   
Lindenhurst, Illinois

Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University   
Chicago, Illinois
River Forest Public Library   
River Forest, Illinois

Columbus Park Refectory   
Chicago, Illinois
Portage County Public Library   
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Public Building Commission of Chicago   
Chicago Board of Education
Chicago, Illinois