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.



Natural elements and reclaimed materials are the centerpiece of this Northbrook new construction’s thoughtful design and unique details as well as the first village-approved rain garden in Northbrook, which helps the whole neighborhood.

Northbrook Contemporary Farmhouse New Construction


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.


Green Home Building Videos From our Custom Home Projects

There are lots of ways to design and build in an eco-friendly way that make a huge impact.


Deconstructing this Kenilworth home piece-by-piece (instead of just bulldozing it) is a labor of love, but very green and renewable behavior.


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


A tight building envelope separates living space from outside moisture, air, light and noise – keeping energy bills low for this Wilmette custom home.


Reclaimed Barn Beams

We cut and manually installed 400-pound reclaimed barn beams (from Wisconsin) into a custom design-build home in Northbrook.


Foundation Recycling

Masonry, concrete block and steel can be carefully sorted and sent to different recycling plants, a very green and renewable construction behavior.



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

North Shore