Justin Racinowski Architecture is a design practice based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  We believe that inspiring environments have a positive effect on people’s well being.  We partner with trusted consultants and contractors to produce award-winning architectural works, including new residential and commercial projects, renovations, additions and historic restorations.

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JUSTIN RACINOWSKI, Principal, AIA Associate

We are dedicated to creating unique buildings with beautiful, healthy, light-filled spaces that enrich our clients’ lives, our communities, and the environment.  Honesty of materials, clarity of form, and consideration of local climate and context are fundamental components to our design process.  Our hope is that the work we create today will someday be worthy of restoration by future generations.
 
Racinowski Architecture + Design is small and specialized, allowing us to give each project the attention it deserves.  Projects range in size from modest interior renovations to complex new buildings.  We engage in a multi-disciplinary approach involving close collaboration with engineers, consultants, fabricators, and builders to achieve a strong understanding of the construction process and attention to detail.
 
We work in conversation with clients, listening without preconception, generating ideas and possibilities together, and finding clear and compelling solutions.  We are a full-service design firm, including new residential and commercial projects, renovations, additions, historic restorations, adaptive reuse, and construction management.
 

We all impact the natural environment with our actions, and believe building design should promote environmental responsibility.  This can occur through the use of natural/recycled materials, minimizing energy and utility consumption, orienting the building with the sun, reducing construction waste…and many others.

Justin is a leading resource and proponent for the restoration and preservation of mid-century modern architecture in the local community.  He lives with his wife in a 1958 MCM home designed by local architect Abe Tannenbaum.

EDUCATION
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, 2000
Master of Architecture, 2003

PUBLICATIONS
Wrightscape: The Geometry of Frank Lloyd Wright, (with Mark and Linda Keane), 2001
How To Operate Your Home: An Owner’s Manual for Your Home, (with Tom Feiza, Mr. Fix-It), 2000

AWARDS
NARI Wisconsin Remodeler Award 2015 Gold – Cumberland Residence
 NARI Wisconsin Remodeler Award 2015 Gold – Mountain Avenue Renovation
 NARI Wisconsin Remodeler Award 2015 Silver – Brookfield Kitchen
 NARI Wisconsin Remodeler Award 2014 Gold – Wauwatosa Basement

ARTWORK

At my day job I am bounded by a set of standards, codes, budgets, and physical constraints–all of which are completely left behind when I paint.  My process is a purely visual and emotional exploration of dynamic shapes, colors, and landscapes, which are infused with elements of my favorite design movements, Expressionism, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Modernism.   Please email me to inquire about purchasing a painting.

CONTACT

RACINOWSKI ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
  • 7360 North Seneca Road, Fox Point, WI  53217

  • 414-939-3470

REACH OUT

I would love to talk with you regarding your project.  I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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