Contemporary Building Arts

Steve Economou

Steve has been participating in architecture, construction and real estate development for over 30 years.  His experience ranges from residential to a broad spectrum of commercial work. From community sports facilities, to hotels and interiors, Steve brings a commitment to projects as only someone with the soul of an artist could (Steve is a former professional musician and remains a painter as well as an architect).   


Education Bachelor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois  

Bob Pontarelli

Bob has been participating in architecture, construction and real estate development for over 30 years.  Bob is passionate about service and leadership, especially in communicating what is often complex information for most people and brings an entrepreneurial spirit to projects. His background includes studies and practices in the arts, industrial design, real estate as well as urban planning. 


He is also an instructor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in the Department of Industrial Management.   


Education Bachelor of Fine Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois Master of Architecture, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois   


Board of Directors, Causes for Change International  


Relationships Drive Design

We believe that great relationships produce great designs and yet at this moment in history we also believe that we must turn our professional attention toward mutual self-reliance, self-sufficiency and resiliency while we are propelled toward a future of very rapid change.


We are currently researching, developing strategies and systems that reduce dependency-somehow, on existing infrastructures of all kinds.


The work below represents past yet not our most recent work, now being documented.