Firm Profile

Founded in 2009, TEAM A is a Chicago based group of architects, designers and thinkers committed to design excellence in the contemporary built environment. We stand for collaboration, both internally and among our broader team of clients & consultants, and we believe the best ideas must win. Therefore, our research, process and representation are non-linear / non-singular in nature and always tailored to the specific needs of each site and our client’s programmatic requirements.

TEAM A is a member of the USGBC and is committed to a more sustainable built environment. Through the talents of our design professionals and their knowledge of energy conservation we are ready to guide our clients in making informed decisions that benefit their bottom line while investing in the future for generations of users.


TEAM A_JoeJoe Buehler, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Joe Buehler’s passion for design excellence, research and collaboration has established a culture and identity for TEAM A. His diverse experience in commercial / residential typologies and public / private sector work contribute to his strength in finding thoughtful forward thinking solutions to projects of various scale and complexity. Joe is NCARB certified, licensed in Washington & Illinois and self-certified in the City of Chicago.


Architectural Design (concept – construction)
Interior Design
Custom furniture & objects
LEED certification
Building Information Modeling (BIM)