About Us

Silva Architects is a professional design firm specializing in architecture, land planning, interior design and space planning. Our goal is to solve the challenges created by clients endeavoring to build commercial, retail and industrial facilities. With a focus on economic, environmental, and health & safety issues, we provide excellent service in response to client needs.

Mr. Silva is recognized for his highly creative abilities to transform the client’s ideas and vision into a realized project. Mr. Silva personally attends to all phases of the development and construction project with the singular objective of surpassing the client’s expectations. Steve’s experience and understanding of governmental and regulatory process as well as his developer/construction manager perspective brings added value to the design and planning process.

Mr. Silva received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois – Chicago in 1986. He is a current member of the American Institute of Architects, sits on the City of Elgin Building Commission and Property Maintenance Commission and has been actively involved in the City of Elgin. Mr. Silva enjoys his family life, skiing, golfing and sports cars.

Since he received his Construction Technician title from Technikum Budowlane, Opole, Poland (1990) Marcin has been involved in many aspects of the construction process. Prior to his arrival in the USA, Marcin co-ran a family business specializing in commercial glazing systems. Since settling with his family in the Chicago suburbs in 2002, he has consistently worked to improve his knowledge and skills within the construction industry. While working in the trades as an EIFS & Stucco installer and a rough carpenter, he completed a vocational program in CAD drafting.

Starting as a draftsman at Silva Architects in 2005 Marcin continued to develop his architectural knowledge. Working on a wide range of commercial and residential projects and performing tasks from draftsman to production manager to project manager position helped him to complete necessary training and examination for architect’s license in the State of California in 2017. He actively spends time with his family and dog, enjoys outdoor sports and carpentry.

We Welcome Your Project

Silva Architects Ltd. focuses on serving the needs of clients throughout Elgin, IL and across the heart of the Fox Valley Region. We typically work with design-build contractors, developers and project managers, however we also work directly with homeowners to design luxury residential plans. We invite you to bring us your project details and let us help you turn them into viable design plans that culminate in the facilities you need.

We’re also your resource for land planning and space planning, to ensure our final designs meet the criteria of the project. Reach us today through the form below for more information about our capabilities or to consult with a member of our experienced team.