Green Home Building North Shore – Architecture and Construction

Scott Simpson Design + Build is an experienced, unified team of architects and builders specializing in designing and building new construction homes with eco-conscious and green building sophistication. We invite you to visit our office in Northbrook and to tour some of our award-winning green projects in local North Shore communities. Until then – have a look at some of our favorite custom eco-conscious design-build projects and be inspired to build your own green home!


This was the first LEED gold certified home in Glenview – featuring sophisticated green technologies – while still creating a beautiful and comfortable home tailored to one-level living.

Glenview Green New Home Construction


Numerous, future-forward, cost-saving and eco-conscious technologies allowed us to design and build a unique, environmentally sensitive home in Wilmette.

Wilmette Green New Home Construction Exterior Balcony


The first house in Wilmette to be certified LEED-H Platinum minimizes impact on the environment while offering guilt-free comfort to an energetic family of four.

Wilmette Green Builder

Modern Tudor

After years in a beautiful, LEED Platinum-certified house we built for them in Glencoe our second build with this family was focused on finding a more private, larger lot that could allow them to spread out a bit.



Blocks from Lake Michigan, this new construction home in Kenilworth meets the demands of a young, busy family with warmth and cheer and eco-conscious building choices that are environmentally-friendly.

Kenilworth New Construction Custom Luxury Home


This growing family raising 3 boys in Northbrook needed a home that could handle mud and sports equipment as easily as it could a houseful of dinner guests – with green construction techniques to minimize impact.



Natural elements are the centerpiece of this Northbrook new construction’s thoughtful design and unique details.

Northbrook Contemporary Farmhouse New Construction

Rain Gardens

We created the first village-approved rain garden in Northbrook, IL, which uses vegetation, soils and other elements to manage water conscientiously.

Building a Rain Garden Video Scott Simpson Design + Build


While the work is its own reward, we are often recognized for our innovative building techniques, which fortify the homes we build, safeguard budgets and respect our environment.

Wilmette 1800s Historic Home Greek Revival Ionic-style Capitols

Custom New Construction

Our unified team of architects and builders can guide you to a beautiful, realistic and cost-efficient custom new construction home!


We have won multiple historic preservation awards by using craftsmanship to restore historic homes, while making updates that meet current family needs.

Additions, Remodels and Renos

Sometimes all that’s needed is a reconfiguration, reimagining or revisit to make a space everything you need.

Winnetka Historic Home Restoration