“Over the past several years, PURE architecture studio has been a key partner on major banking center projects including remodels and ground up facilities. Their ability to listen to our needs and incorporate those ideas into the design is a major strength. As with many construction projects, cost control was a significant constraint. PURE was able to meet our budget requirements and deliver quality projects. We intend on continuing our relationship with PURE and highly recommend them for your design team and construction process representative.”
Lee Harms
Midland States Bank
Effingham, IL

“Our team at Agracel enjoyed working with Bob and PURE architecture studio on the design of our new office.  He had tremendous vision and creativity to design an office environment that incorporated the aspects of our industrial development business with interior brick, steel and wood, while still maintaining an open an inviting atmosphere for our team.  The out of the box ideas Bob was able to suggest throughout the design process and material selection make for an inspiring work place.  His follow through and attention to detail were unparalleled with any other architect we have worked with in the past.  We would highly recommend Bob Rowe with PURE architecture studio for your next project.”
R. Dean Bingham
Agracel, Inc
Effingham, IL

"Our firm has worked with PURE architecture studio on many building projects. Bob is an excellent architect who pays attention to detail and understands the big picture of coordinating team members. I highly recommend Bob Rowe and PURE architecture studio as an architect on any building project."
Randy Elliott

Pierce Engineers, Inc.

Milwaukee, WI

“We had the privilege to work with Bob Rowe and PURE architecture studio to design an extensive renovation to our Corporate Office in Effingham, IL. Working with Bob Rowe, he was extremely professional, personable and responsive. Bob did a wonderful job listening to our ideas and incorporating our visions as well as coming up with his own original enhancements to create our professional office space. The stages of the design process and the cost were detailed out before we started and came in line with our expectations. Bob was always prompt and stayed in the framework of the project timeline. Once Bob had drawn up a comprehensive design plan, he also helped us engage a local contractor and they ultimately worked with Bob to manage the construction process. Our corporate office is truly a comfortable and functional space for our employees and visitors. The details of the design from day one to the final phase exceeded our expectations and our own vision for our corporate office. We highly recommend Bob Rowe and PURE architecture studio.”
Brad Waldhoff
Chief Operating Officer
Effingham, IL

“We worked with Bob Rowe of PURE architecture studio on the design of our new home. We were looking for an architect that could design a sustainable, energy efficient home as unique as our property. This rustic-contemporary house will be situated on the edge of a cliff overlooking a river on one side with spectacular views of a meadow on the other. His innovative thinking and collaborative approach were exactly what we needed. Some of the features he incorporated into the design include closed-cell foam insulation in the walls and roof, radiant in-floor heat and “green” locally sourced products. In fact, the stone fireplace and siding will be harvested from our property and the structural members will be salvaged from a barn. It has been a pleasure working with Bob and we can’t wait to move in to our new home.”
Jessy Draves

Effingham, IL

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with PURE architecture studio and Bob Rowe. From the very beginning, Bob listened acutely to not only what we wanted, but also how we wanted to live.   He contributed design and functionality that was tailored for us. We had never built before and Bob did a great job making us comfortable by outlining the process in detail. He was consistently on time and when we needed something last minute he came through for us. Bob drew a house for us that fits our personality as well as our lifestyle. This has helped us create the home we’ve always dreamed of having.”
Madalaine and Jerry McDaniel
Lake Sara Homeowner
Effingham, IL

“Our home in Effingham, Illinois was designed to look like the original manor house which became Augusta National Golf Club’s clubhouse.  We wanted to add one of the wings which ANGC now has.  Bob worked closely with us and our contractor to insure a perfect final product; not only esthetically true, but easy and fun to live in!  We’ve recommended Bob to a lot of our friends and acquaintances.”
Dwight and Karen Erskine 
Effingham, IL

“Just wanted to tell you how impressed my wife and I were with your work on the lake.  We saw them from the water for the first time yesterday.  Each home is a truly unique design and they are incredibly beautiful.  Congratulations on having such a positive and lasting impact on Lake Sara!”
Bob and Audra Schultz
Lake Sara Residents
Effingham, IL

“We were referred to Bob Rowe, PURE architecture studio, by a mutual friend. A quick look through his diverse portfolio could have certainly been intimidating, considering the small cabin project that we were meeting to consult with him on. He’s a great listener, paying close attention to what our hopes and needs were for our cabin in the woods. We enjoyed working with Bob, and appreciated his ideas and encouragement to add the little touches that put the finished cabin ‘over the top’. Highly recommend him for any project, large, or small.”
Sandra Cearlock
Vandalia, IL 

"I had the pleasure of working with Bob Rowe on many projects, and his insight, vision, and dedication make him an asset to any design & construction team. Perhaps Bob's greatest asset is his ability to see the big picture and balance the varying interests of a project; driving design of an attractive, unique building or space, but doing so in a cost-effective manner that suits the needs of the client & community. Working with Bob, he successfully completed many complex projects which required a strong, creative vision in transforming underutilized properties into attractive locations to do business. Bob utilizes his passion for green building techniques, as well as his understanding of his client's needs & their desired customer experience to create dramatic results. Overall, Bob is a joy to work with!"
Will Cvengros
Construction Project Manager

Jacobs Engineering 

"Bob Rowe is a leader. He is a confident designer and manager, I enjoyed working with him. Bob encouraged me to take on more than I thought I could, but never let me feel like I wasn't going to be able to manage it. His guidance and leadership helped me get to where I am today. I would happily recommend Bob!"
Angie Streckenbach

Conceptual Designs, Inc. 

PURE architecture studio, llc

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