The residential work of ZED Architects includes new construction, renovations of single and multi-family units, renovations and additions to single-family houses and garages, as well as complete building conversions. The work involves programmatic assessment of the clients needs, critical review of existing building structures and mechanical systems and recognition of evolving patterns of living in the neighborhood context.
Projects develop from an understanding of optimizing light and ventilation, access to the outdoors, and lifestyle demands. The economic use of space and the introduction of natural light make urban living feel lighter, spacious and connected to the outdoors. With more than 25 years of experience in Chicago, Nabil Zahrah and Catherine Wetzel are familiar with the changing market values of residential properties and the balance of economic investment in personal space for family use.