"I would highly recommend Todd and Carlson Architecture to provide architectural and design services for your church."

Larry Breeden - Building Administrator

"Todd Carlson exceeded our expectations with his ability to translate our vision onto paper. He was able to capture the beauty of the lake from every room, while maintaining the cozy home feel we were seeking. His idea to use exposed natural materials really compliments our surroundings. Working with Todd was an excellent experience from beginning to end."

“Everything has been very well thought through and the end result has been a well put together Worship Center that is providing Harvest with a great space for worship...”

Scott Poling - Senior Pastor

“... we hired CA to redesign our kitchen addition. The creativity and ease of communication with CA has made the whole process enjoyable. ”

“I trust that your experience with Carlson Architecture will be as positive as ours."

Scott J. Ziegler - Senior Pastor

“Carlson Architecture designed our custom home and worked with us through to its completion. We could not be more pleased with the service we received and the home in which we now live. We especially liked the way Carlson Architecture worked with us; listening to our needs/desires and then implementing them into a creative design. It was a seamless and enjoyable process. ”

“As we moved through the design process it became evident that the Carlson team had a wide breadth of experience working with churches and understood the special challenges involved.”

Scott Engle -  Committee Chairman

"My husband and I loved our experience with Carlson Architecture. Todd Carlson designed a beautiful home which we continue to enjoy every day since it was completed. Todd was a dream to work with."


The Orchard Evangelical Free Church

“We are very pleased with the results of your design and planning and believe we are in process to create the best campus possible at this location. ”

Gary Griffin - Board Chairman

"Todd Carlson designed a kitchen addition for our 40 year old house. His creative design causes people to say, "I love your kitchen." They cannot even tell it is an addition because it connects seamlessly with the existing structure, but at the same time it looks completely modern, like something in Architectural Digest."

"We have enjoyed partnering with Todd and his team throughout this process. They worked quickly and creatively. They were patient with us while we figured out the scope of the project."

David W. Jones Senior Pastor

"Todd did a fantastic job working with us in creating plans for our addition project. He was responsive, creative and worked through the questions we had with class and professionalism."

"You will find in Todd and his team a commitment to excellence while at the same time a close personal touch to develop plans which are unique to your ministry setting.”

Mark Boster - Senior Pastor

"Todd help our family design an addition to our house. We had a wonderful time of sitting down at the kitchen table with Todd and the builder, and he was exceptional at listening to us and discerning our needs and turning it in to something absolutely perfect for us."

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

"We found Todd Carlson to be creative, responsive, responsible, and thorough in his work. He was a good listener translating our ideas and dreams into structural form."

Dennis Perryman - Lead Pastor

"Carlson Architecture designed a sun room addition to our home using many pictures that were collected over several years. Todd was innovative in incorporating the ideas to a room that has become the focal point of our living spaces."


"You were able to take our ideas, inject your ideas, and give us not just a building, but a church home that is very welcoming and warm.”

Kenneth R. Volkening - Committee Chairman

"Todd helped me rework a very out dated lay out to my kitchen, dining, and front hall way. Loved his suggestions, and very nice to work with. When work begin he was there to answer any questions my carpenter had. Would recommend, and would use again."

“We have spent numerous hours together and I have learned something of his skills as an architect and his commitment as a believer in Jesus Christ. ”

Kerry L. Bauman - Senior Pastor

"Todd listened to our needs and provided us with some unique options to finish the space. We've received lots of complements about both the completed interior and exterior."

"The project had very tight design, engineering, and construction schedules. We were pleased to celebrate the Grand Opening on the target date. We will recommend others to consider Carlson Architecture for their next project.”

Galen Hiestand - Executive Pastor

"Todd was flexible in adopting our suggestions and required changes. We are very happy with his work and his accommodation of our desires. His treatment of our building activities was very professional and exceptionally creative."

Wheaton Public Library

"We found Todd Carlson to be a very competent and congenial architect to work with, sensitive to the needs of the client and functionality of the building, as well as appearance."

Sarah Meisels - Library Director

"Todd Carlson was awesome!! He was extremely professional and always very polite. We absolutely loved the work he did for our home in Deer Park."

Hinckley Big Rock School District

“I will gladly give you a recommendation of high regard. The test of the work is how well the building does what we need it to do. The high school has served our purposes well since we have occupied all of the new and renovated spaces. ”

Glen Littlefield - Superintendent

"Todd Carlson did a wonderful job of listening to what we envisioned for our porch project and even included some thoughts of his own that we ended up incorprating. Best of all - his projects are often reviewed by Palatine's inspectors and they are familiar with his work."

Envangelical Covenant Church

"In my position working with over 750 churches nationwide, it is important to have a good network of local professionals who bring both technical expertise and familiarity with church-related dynamics. I consider you to be one of those professionals.”

Gary Walter - Executive Minister

"Todd Carlson was wonderful to work with over the course of the project. We wanted to a lot w/ a relatively small space, and he was able to make it all happen. There were multiple design options and we provided feedback and changes throughout the design phase. Ultimately the design was perfect. Todd Carlson over saw the project and ensured it was completed to our satisfaction. Great job and would highly recommend the firm!"


Wheaton Christian Reformed Church

" You were realistic and honest with us in what we could and could not accomplish. In short, our experience with you and your company has been most gratifying. We thank God for you."

John F. Schuurman - Pastor

"Todd Carlson provided personal service and design concepts that were second to none. He was able to verbally and illustrate through his architectural renderings, design concepts that would and would not work."

Efraim Carlson and Sons Construction

“Over the past eight years, our firm has worked with Todd on many different projects, including several churches. I have found his drawings to be well thought out and very detailed, which has made the construction of these projects flow smoothly. ”

Dave W. Hillstrom - General Contractor

"We hired Carlson Architecture in 2005 to design our (his) Work Shop at our property in Kildeer, IL. The attention to detail was great. Years have past and many people think we have a second home on our property."

Professional Constructioin Management

"Todd has the best interests of the Owner, therefore the project, at all times and is readily available and willing to assist the contractors with their questions during the course of construction..”

Michael Rankin - President

"Carlson Architecture did a fantastic job listening to our needs and wants to add a second story to our house. Todd took our desires and made it into a fully functional and useable house that we love to call HOME!"

Harper College

“A word about Todd himself. As a person, he is detailed, conscientious, and responsible. He pursues excellence, submits timely and accurate work, and responds authoritatively to client questions.”

Bill Punkay - Professor

"We were very pleased with our renovation and working with Todd Carlson. He made it less stressful and exciting. We now have the home we always wanted."


"The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you're talking about building a house, you're talking about dreams". - Robert A. M. Stern