R. Scott Javore and Associates, Ltd. (RSJAL) formed in 1991 around a set of core values: providing the highest level of design integrity possible in residential architecture, while supplying the North Shore community with authentic and responsible historic preservation. Since that time, our Glencoe-based firm has expanded its scope to include new residential construction, interior design, as well as commercial, municipal, and religious architecture, and even house-moving, working throughout Chicago, northeastern Illinois, and in the state of Wisconsin.


  • Architectural Design
  • Interior Design
  • Historic Preservation
  • Custom New Construction Homes
  • Home Additions/Extensions
  • Energy Efficient Homes
  • Site Preparation
  • Spatial Planning
  • Structural Engineering
  • Sustainable Design
  • Home Remodeling
  • Kitchen Remodels
  • Bathroom Remodels
  • Basement Remodels
  • Laundry Room Remodels


Our design professionals are capable of providing a complete range of services including programming, architectural design, millwork design, and the selection of interior finishes and fixtures. We develop close work relationships with our clients and General Contractors providing them with detailed construction documents, coordination of bidding and negotiations, and construction administration. A successful project is on that develops a functional design, achieves appropriate aesthetics, and maintains an established budget. The quality of our service is assessed by means of open communication, frequent vigorous reviews, and well-documented decisions.


Determining the needs & objectives of the client. Review of appropriate government ordinances for codes & restrictions, site setbacks & height to floor ratio parameters.

Schematic Design

Site plan development including areas of construction with applicable setbacks. Preliminary Floor Plans & Exterior Elevations. Preliminary Interior Elevations with millwork & lighting design. Preliminary fixture & finish selection.

Design Development

Final development of Floor Plans & Exterior Elevations. Final development of Interior Elevations and millwork design. Final selections of finishes and fixtures.

Construction Documents

Preparation of Construction & Bid Documents including Site & Floor Construction Plans, Utility Plans, Door Window & Finish Schedules, Details, Sections & Elevations, & Specifications


Coordinate and issue project bid packages to General Contractors. Assist in bid evaluations and contract awards.

Construction Administration

Provide construction administration services including field inspections, project meetings, payout review, & shop drawing analysis. Prepare final punch-list items.


We understand the importance of preservation, of maintaining a home's own unique history, while also updating it to provide a new level of comfort and sophistication. Our design philosophy is one of innovation, where we use classical theories of proportion and order to offer solutions to contemporary architectural issues. We strive to provide the highest level of design quality and dedicated professional service to our clients, while also adhering to agreed upon budgets and schedules. RSJAL professionals are capable of providing a complete range of services, from programming and architectural design to millwork design, fixture and finish selection, construction documents, bidding, and negotiation coordination, as well as construction administration.


Scott Javore, Principal Architect

Scott has known since the fourth grade that he wanted to be an architect. He went to the University of Illinois, where he earned his degree in Architecture and also earned a Master degree in Architectural History. 

Scott worked at Hague Richards when he graduated, followed by ten years at Otis Associates. In 1991 he started Javore Architects in Glencoe.

Scott is truly dedicated to his hometown of Glencoe. In his spare time he is a member of the Glencoe Historical Society Board where he is Chairperson of the Frank Lloyd Wright Centennial Celebration, the North Shore Exchange Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Philanthropy Committee, a member of Glencoe Rotary Chamber of Commerce, a member of the North Shore United Methodist Church Board of Trustees, a member of the Village of Glencoe Sesquicentennial Committee, and a member of CPCG Northern Illinois.



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