About Scott Simpson Design + Build

Thinking about building a custom home from the ground up or gutting your existing home? Congratulations!

You know what you want, and we know how to design and 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.

Offering Design + Build under one roof provides extraordinary financial and communication advantages to the homeowner and 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.

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, custom home construction, historical renovations, and eco-conscious, green building projects. We mainly serve the following communities:

A great way to get to know us is through our clients! After 25 years of designing and building custom homes on Chicago’s North Shore for so many families, we are truly grateful for their kind words and lasting friendships.

Amy Mangold, Architect Scott Simpson Design + Build
Amy Scruggs
kathleen henrikson ceo at scott simpson
Kathleen Henrikson
Partner, CEO of All Things
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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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