Denise Close

Denise is skilled in listening to clients, stakeholders, and community members and translating complex requirements into resourceful design solutions. She appreciates the challenge of demanding renovation projects as well as new construction and expansions.

Her portfolio includes high-profile civic and performing arts projects, museum modernizations, and urban infill projects that have helped to revitalize communities.

Denise believes strongly in the connection between architecture and human behavior, recognizing that the built environment has the power to affect emotions, health, lifestyle, and healing.


Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998

Master of Architecture, The University of Michigan, 2000


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