Archeworks mission is to use the power of design to challenge social, cultural and environmental challenges in Chicago. We do this by providing educational programs and creating collaborative design projects with our students, our members and the people of the communities we serve. Through our vast network of industry experts, civic leaders, award winning practitioners and successful social entrepreneurs, our students are given the tools and access to make a difference in the world, and the accountability to do so.


Archeworks was founded in 1994 by internationally known architect Stanley Tigerman, FAIA and award winning designer Eva Maddox, FIIDA. Over the past 22 years, we have collaborated with over 80 partners and completed more than 80 design projects in communities throughout Chicago. Past partners include community organizations, urban farms, advocacy groups, healthcare organizations, schools, municipalities, and cultural institutions. Our collaborative design projects have addressed subjects ranging from universal design and accessibility to community health, local food systems, and sustainable land use.

About Our Founders


Stanley Tigerman, FAIA
Principal of Tigerman McCurry Architects and the former Director of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, Stanley is a practicing architect and product designer whose work is internationally recognized.The author of six books, he has been a visiting professor at numerous institutions. The winner of over 125 design awards, he represented the U.S. at the Venice Biennale in 1976 and 1980.

Eva Maddox, FIIDA, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Eva is Principal of Perkins & Will | Eva Maddox Branded Environments, a research-based design practice she created to identify & integrate a client’s DNA into tangible experiences. She is the recipient of Chicago Magazine’s 2002 Chicagoan of the Year; and 2000 Star Award from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) honoring her outstanding leadership and contribution to design. In 1999, Eva was elected to IIDA’s College of Fellows and in 1992, she was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame.