Studio West, Inc. Architects

elegant solutions to building design


Rachel O'Neill, RA, NCARB
President, Licensed Architect
Licensed Interior Designer
Principal, Director of Design

Rachel O'Neill established Studio West, Inc. Architects as a Nevada professional corporation in 1994, dedicated to quality and excellence.

Educated at the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus and Carnegie Mellon University, BArch, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, her experience takes one through the doors of some of the great master's offices and design studios.

Rachel has apprenticed with offices widely considered pillars in the architectural circles of New York and Chicago. Highlights of her past accomplishments are:

Designer, Holabird & Root Architects, Chicago, IL
410 room Mariott Hotel Complex, with two restaurants, ballroom, swimming pool facility and full back-of-house services.

Designer, Holabird & Root Architects, Chicago, IL
New wing addition to Northwestern University Law School and Law Library with 10 story office headquarters for American Bar Association, Chicago, IL

Architect, Hardy, Holzman, Pfeiffer & Assoc., New York, NY
Renovation of a prestigious landmark, The Rainbow Room, The Rockefeller Center Building, New York City.

Architect, Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Assoc., Chicago, IL
400 unit Loyola University dormitory with dining and support facilites, Chicago, IL

Designer, Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Assoc., Chicago, IL
Planning & Design of a Tri-tower, 15 story office complex, Southfield, MI

Architect, Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Assoc., Chicago, IL
New flagship store and home furnishings outlet for retail magnet "Crate & Barrel" Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Architect, Teng & Assoc. Engineers & Architects, Chicago
New Research & Development Laboratories, Greater Metropolitan Chicago Water Reclamation District, Chicago, IL

Designer, Architrave, LTD., Chicago, IL
Interior and exterior renovation of a four story corporate headquarter with significant historic values.

Architect, Louis Berger Associates, Las Vegas, NV
Resident architect for engineering design firm.

Hank Skonieczny, AIA, NCARB
Vice President, Licensed Architect
Licensed Interior Designer
Director of Architecture

Hank Skonieczny joined Studio West, Inc. Architects in 2000 as Director of Architecture with extensive managerial and technical experience at some of the most prominent architectural firms in the states.

His experience on a myriad of mega projects throughout the country and abroad proves his many talents. Studied at the University of Illinois, Structures in Architecture, and The School of the Art Institiue of Chicago, Design & Communication.

Hank has directed large teams of architects, engineers and consultants on many major project assignments and has proven his continued success from schematic design on through to construction administration. Highlights of his past accomplishments are:

- Arch./Assoc., Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Inc., Chicago
Rowes Wharf, 190M Mixed use development / hotel, Boston, MA. Hyatt Regency Woodfield, 350 rm hotel, Schaumburg, IL
Arab International Bank, office-condo tower, Cairo, Eqypt
Accredited, Hotel Design Guidelines, 2 Vol publication c1980
Canary Isle, Fosters Court, Stock Exchange, London, U.K.
Sears Tower, 110 sty Exterior Wall Survey Report, Chicago

- Architect, Hansen Nakawatase Rutkowski & Wyns, Chicago
Japanese American Senior Center, Sr. Housing, Chicago
Illinois Dept. of Transportation, Tollway Expansion, IL

- Proj. Manager, Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Assoc. Chicago, IL
Lake Geneva Resort Hotel, 500 rm 1,200 ac resort, WI
- Architect, Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers flagship, 1,200 rm Convention hotel, restaurants, health club & ballroom, Chicago, IL

-Architect, Teng & Assoc. Eng. & Architects, Chicago, IL
United Airlines Flight Kitchen Expansion, O'Hare Intl. Airport
American Airlines, Automated Parts Whse O'Hare Intl. Airport
Chicago Water Reclamation Dist. R&D Labs, Stickney, IL
Illinois Bell Tel. Operator Switching Center, Interior Design, IL

-Arch /PM, Paul Steelman, LTD., Las Vegas, NV
Caesars Magical Empire, Themed dining e
xperience, Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Desert Inn Hotel Resort & Casino renovation / addition, LV, NV
Greektown Casino renovation & addition, Detroit, MI











Crate & Barrel Flagship Store, Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL


Rowes Wharf Development - Boston, MA


Loyola University, Dormitory Tower, Chicago, IL


Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL


Northwestern Plaza, Tri-tower office complex, Southfield MI


Former Desert Inn, Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV



Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Flagship, Chicago, IL