About Us

A collaboration of professionals, the NextHaus team is united by our High Design/Low Carbon™ approach. We provide the highest quality design and building services based on our commitment to creative design, technical excellence and attention to detail. We are guided by the idea that architectural design excellence need not be sacrificed for principles of sustainability. Rather, sustainable design expands the possibilities for innovative architectural forms, construction methods and use of materials.

Recognized as Chicago’s premier award winning sustainable architectural practice, Kipnis Architecture + Planning (KAP) was founded in 1993 and is based in Evanston, Illinois and Boulder, Colorado. A national leader in the philosophy of ‘High Design/Low Carbon™, KAP has a particular expertise is the architectural integration of passive solar and bioclimatic design.

Established in 1978, Berliant Builders specializes in a broad array of high-end contracting and carpentry services, including residential remodeling, renovation, remediation, structural repair, and new home construction. They provide expertise, vision, and value engineering to marry quality workmanship with fair and transparent pricing.

Hursthouse designs, builds, and maintains outdoor living spaces for discerning clients throughout the Chicago area. Their experience spans multiple areas, including native prairies and stormwater management.

Since 1996, Barrett’s has offered custom solutions in home automation, audio and video entertainment, lighting control, energy management, security, networking, and wellness. They design and install technology solutions that solve customer’s problems and enhance their lifestyles.

A residential interior design firm that creates unique and distinctive home designs characterized by comfortable furniture layouts, colorful, yet serene palettes, and respect for the architectural character of a home.

Founded in 2004, Lauren Coburn is a residential interior design firm that creates classic and distinctive interior architecture and design, customized for each client, and always preserving the architectural character of a home.

Our Partner Affiliates


Savant is a recognized leader in the field of home control and automation. Learn more about how we got started, what we’re doing now, and how you can help take us into the future.


Strikingly innovative windows and doors crafted with time-tested attention to detail; industry-leading energy efficiency; sustainable building practices that put the environment first, and service that puts you first. Welcome to windows and doors that never compromise, made by people who don’t either


At Night Light Inc, we provide design-build landscape products and services that are the most efficient, well designed, simple, longest lasting and tailored to the specific needs, values and budgets of our clients.

Mitsubishi Electric’s nonstop innovation has enabled commercial and residential buildings of all shapes, sizes and uses to experience unbeatable comfort and efficiency.

PAC-CLAD steel and aluminum roof and wall products are available in 45 standard colors that include a 30-year finish warranty. Most colors meet LEED and Energy Star requirements, and are rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council.

Vectorworks supports that inspiration by guiding the exploration of discovery and finding creative solutions. We provide powerful tools to help designers capture ideas, nurture innovation, communicate effectively, and realize their vision.

Velux is the market leader in the manufacturing of skylight and roof windows. A passion for daylight, fresh air, and better living environments: it’s what started the company over 80 years ago, and it’s what drives Velux forward today.