UrbanWorks approaches projects with an aesthetic eye and functional expertise; effectively balancing complex user programs with tight budgets, aggressive construction schedules, accessibility, and newly developed energy concerns to create successful projects for contemporary community needs.
 
The firm’s designs are increasingly large and complex, reflecting new institutional requirements and concerns in the twenty-first century. When collaboration is critical, UrbanWorks has an outstanding track record developing and leading design efforts with engineers, architects and clients.
 
Public clients have included Cook County, the City of Evanston, City of Gary, City of Chicago, Chicago Public Building Commission, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Field Museum, Chicago Housing Authority, State of Illinois Capital Development Board, Chicago Department of Aviation, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority, and Chicago Department of Transportation. 
 
Private clients have included the Preservation of Affordable Housing, Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Resurrection Project, United Neighborhood Organization, Development Management Associates, A Safe Haven, Concordia Place, Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation, and Related Midwest.
 
UrbanWorks was founded in 1993. The firm’s principals, staff, clients, and buildings represent the city’s great diversity indicative of the twenty-first century. A minority women-owned firm, UrbanWorks operates as a State of Illinois corporation.
 
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Institute of Architects
United States Green Building Council
American Planning Association
Enterprise Green Communities
 
Owners
Patricia Saldaña Natke
Robert E. Natke
Employees
13
Founded
1993
Specialties
Community
Cultural
Institutional
Multifamily Residential
Commercial
Green Design
Planning