Since our founding in 1978, we have continued to contribute to the built environment as a design-driven real estate development firm.  We celebrate the fundamental connection between design and nature as an approach to serving the communities where we practice and the people who live there, while continuing to evolve and innovate.


We serve as the owner, the architect, the developer and the general contractor, providing unique degrees of freedom that allow us to work from a shared vision.

Our commitment to lasting design has positioned Optima as the nationally- and internationally-recognized recipient of over 100 prestigious awards, distinguishing us at the forefront of development and design.


Architecture MasterPrize

Residential Architecture – Multi Unit

October 18, 2022

Optima Sonoran Village

Arizona Division of Occupational Safety & Health (ADOSH)

Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)

August 1, 2022

7190 Optima Kierland


AIA Chicago

Firm of the Year

November 15, 2021


Chicago Athenauem

American Architecture Award

October 25, 2021

Optima Sonoran Village

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Glencoe, IL

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