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GRESLA ARCHITECTS works with a variety of clients to develop and implement design and spatial solutions for a full spectrum of project types including offices, retail spaces, dining and food establishments, religious/spiritual meeting places, as well as recreation and education facilities. Our Principal leadership offers a keen understanding and extensive experience on a multitude of project types to develop thoughtful and creative resolutions for your anticipated and identified facility requirements.

If you or your institution are seeking professional design expertise to address a new facility, growth, renovation, or improvement we look forward to beginning a conversation. Please give us a call or send us an email.


SUCCESSFUL AND MEMORABLE ARCHITECTURE is the product of vision, engagement, and collaboration between you and your architect working together to develop and implement your project ideas, no matter how abstract or specific they may be, into a creative and optimal design solution. Our design process is inclusionary and evolutionary. We evaluate design solutions on many levels – aesthetic, functional, environmental, and contextual aspects are measured – according to a client’s specific criteria and our professional standards. Whether it is a major project such as a new facility, or a smaller undertaking such as an addition or renovation, at GRESLA ARCHITECTS we passionately work to develop creative and individualized design solutions.

Let us begin a dialog on how our design expertise can serve to improve your facility and delivery of services. Please give us a call or send us an email.

A client’s satisfaction resulting from thoughtful and creative design solutions is our primary goal and greatest reward.

– Eric Gresla, AIA, Madhu Kerwell Gresla, AIA


In twenty years at GRESLA ARCHITECTS we have built a practice on a fundamental understanding that excellence in architecture and design arises from a particular and creative combination of form and function.

Timeless and valued solutions evolve from clear and fully considered needs, requirements, and opportunities. We seek and persist to achieve inherent aesthetic beauty as well as efficient function and effective workflow. Excellence in architecture does not merely emerge from the facile use of a sketchpad, drawing board, or digital modeling device. Excellence in architecture derives from the mind, the heart, and the soul.

At GRESLA ARCHITECTS  we approach each project earnestly and personally. If you seek an architect to passionately embrace your project please give us a call or send us an email.


Together, Madhu and Eric Gresla offer over fifty years of professional experience. As GRESLA ARCHITECTS they have completed over 150 projects of diverse types and sizes in several market segments locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Eric Gresla, AIA

Eric Gresla, AIA Founding Principal, CEO

As founding principal Eric offers over thirty years of professional experience with diverse project types which include healthcare, educational, corporate, public transportation, and residential design. Eric has completed a diverse range of projects throughout the United Sates as well as overseas in Japan and Indonesia.

Prior to founding Gresla Architects, Eric worked in leadership roles at nationally recognized architecture firms. Several projects to which he has made key contributions have received local, regional, or national awards, and have been published in national journals. Eric is a licensed architect in Illinois, and has been certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Madhu Kerwell Gresla, AIA

Madhu Kerwell Gresla, AIA Principal, President

Madhu offers twenty-eight years of experience in design and project execution of healthcare facilities. She provides vision and leadership, forming trusted partnerships with clients to create healing environments for a value based architecture. Known for her collaborative approach, Madhu focuses on delivering creative, efficient design and planning with a comprehensive focus. She has worked on complex expansion and renovation projects, in a leadership role with nationally recognized firms.

Madhu is licensed in Illinois, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Her work has won numerous national awards and has been published in national journals.


Gresla Architects, Inc.
2739 W. Jerome Street,
Chicago IL, 60645
(773) 616-7988

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    If you or your institution are seeking professional design expertise to address a new facility, growth, renovation, or improvement we look forward to beginning a conversation. Please give us a call or send us an email.