About Scott Simpson Design + Build

Thinking about designing new construction from the group up or gutting your existing home? Congratulations!

Home improvement is at once a wonderful family adventure, a crash course on patience, and a financial leap of faith.

You know what you want, and we know how to build it. On your project we will form a united architecture-construction partnership that includes our licensed architects, builders, project management team, long-standing subcontractors, suppliers, craftspeople and – most importantly – you.

We’ll collaborate with you to create a completely unique home — one that embraces your own personal style and is designed specifically for your family’s needs. We have processes that prioritize your input and offer guidance – with transparency – to economize, organize and strengthen your decision-making along the way.

A single vision under a single contract with a lockstep workflow and a constant perspective of the “big picture” opens the door to:

  • cross-discipline insights that save money
  • concurrent productivity and advance information that saves time
  • open-book information that solidifies expectations
  • focused expertise that promotes innovation and inspiration
  • higher responsibility that elevates standards

Offering Architecture-Construction under one roof allows us to tackle the most challenging projects on the market. It is the best way we know to ensure your goals are supported by beautiful, realistic and cost-efficient design and construction plans – made even better with our three-year warranty and 24-hour emergency service.

When you hire Scott Simpson Design + Build, you partner with a seamless team that is authentic, accessible and has devoted their lives to the craft of elevating spaces. Let’s get started on a home that matches your family needs, evolves timelessly, is kind to the environment and delivers inspiration and beauty with grace.

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Scott Simpson Design + Build is a North Shore home builder specializing in new home construction, historic renovations, and eco-conscious, green building projects. We mainly serve the following communities:

  • Chicago
  • Evanston
  • Glencoe
  • Glenview
  • Highland Park
  • Kenilworth
  • Lake Bluff
  • Lake Forest
  • Northbrook
  • Wilmette
  • Winnetka
Amy Mangold, Architect Scott Simpson Design + Build
Amy Mangold
Kathleen Henrikson CEO of All Things Scott Simpson Design + Build
Kathleen Henrikson
CEO of All Things
Paige Wenk
Director of Sales and Project Coordination

Committed to Our Values

At Scott Simpson Design + Build, we are highly dedicated to our clients, our work, and our community.
In every single thing we do, we live and work by these core values.


Our clients are everything. We will work for you — to realize what you and your family have been dreaming about for your home. We will work with you — collaborating to deliver an elevated and beautiful space.


We thrive on the challenges inherent in designing, building and restoring the North Shore’s most distinguished homes. We’re committed to the highest quality in craftsmanship, selecting the most appropriate and unique materials, and respecting a home’s architectural intent — its environment, distinct features, and day-to-day practical functions.


A great homebuilder is one who can produce beautiful work, with environmental sensitivity and conscientiousness. Scott Simpson Design + Build aims to make sustainability more accessible — and attainable — to every homeowner. We adopt green practices and recycle, reclaim and reuse materials as often as possible.


We don’t just donate to causes within our community — we’re also deeply involved in them – offering our time, energy, and creativity. We actively support causes that will improve quality of life — both within our North Shore community and nationally. Learn more about the organizations we support, and how you can get involved.

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