Carow · Architects Plus LLC, founded in 1979, provides services in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, site and urban planning, pre-deign analyses, and organizing and administrating design competions.

The firm is led by Jay R. Carow, a former senior design associate with C.F. Murphy Associates, a 500-person firm in Chicago, and a full professor of architecture at universities in the U.S. and abroad. His work is influenced by studies under Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and close working relations with Mies disciples: Jacques Brownson, Gene Summers and George Danforth.

Carow · Architects is noted for its fresh solutions to a wide range of design challenges. Its primary experience is with public, educational, corporate and historical projects. Each project is carefully planned and developed to find the right balance between aesthetics and function, incorporating solutions that are also cost effective, respecting neighbors, and responsive to LEED requirements. We ask our clients to partner with us in making decisions that best meet not only their needs, but also their dreams. Our clients have included state and municipal entities, corporations, private developers. museums, zoos, theaters, corporations, and residential owners and managers. We have in-depth specialization in design of educational facilities, libraries and historical buildings, as well as preparing pre-design programs, financial and market analyses, and conceptural site and building alternatives.

Mr. Carow has consulted for over thirty years as an expert witness on architectural and related issues and reviewed library grant funding applications for the States of Illinois and Massachusetts. For more information on Mr. Carow's expert witness services, please visit

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