Dacre & Youngquist Archieture and Interior Design Chicago, IL Keith Youngquist


Team ·  Founder
Direct Line: 312.656.6369


Licensed States


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Developed Projects


Our goal is to bring your ideas to life. It is not to create an award winning project for our portfolio, although that would be nice as well! We understand that your time is valuable and you do not take great pleasure in doing things over and over again. Yes, we have seen a lot of things and have been involved in hundreds of projects. We have a lot to offer in terms of expertise and experience; however none of this matters unless we are committed to listening to your goals for your project and setting out to accomplishing all of them. Communication and commitment in this business is the most important aspect of what we do.


My foray into architecture and design started at a very young age. My architect father used to take me along on project site visits and I was fascinated to watch buildings being meticulously assembled. My career path was locked in at age 5. After graduating from the University of Illinois I became one of the youngest licensed architects in the State and co-founded Aumiller Youngquist, P.C. at the age of twenty-six. While at AYPC my partner and I each received the Platinum Circle Award for lifetime achievement in Hospitality Design. Thirty years, two offices, and thousands of projects later, it is time to get back to a more intimate relationship with my chosen profession.

Dacre & Youngquist, LLC is the next step in allowing me to do just that. I am stimulated and excited when I see a client talk about their project goals and immediately begin to think of ways to achieve the highest success with their program. I am not a problem solver, as there is rarely ever a real problem. I am a solution’s expert. The solution is always there, it just needs to manifest itself in a way that everyone can embrace. I maintain licenses in 20 States as you never know where the next great client may be hiding. If that client should be you, I cannot wait to meet and hear about what keeps you up at night. I have a solution for that!


Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BSAS),
1976 University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana


Dacre & Youngquist, LLC. (2012- present)
Chicago, IL

Aumiller Youngquist, P.C. (1980 - 2012)
Chicago, IL

Jerome Robert Cerny Associates
Glenview, IL

Werner Associates
Glenview, IL


American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Illinois AIA
Chicago Chapter AIA
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
Hospitality Design “Platinum Circle”
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)


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