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Who We Are

For over 30 years, Bouril Design has been designing for the Wisconsin area and beyond. Based in Madison, WI, we offer design services for custom homes, additions, remodels, as well as small commercial projects. Bouril Design has a special interest in waterfront homes. 

our philosophy

Functional Design

In architectural philosophy, ornamentation is the delightful touch to a well-constructed base, emphasizing the importance of a solid foundation. Our approach pays homage to tradition, rooted in indigenous architecture and shaped by context. We believe in the harmony of form and function, where geometry unlocks endless creative possibilities. Our designs transcend fleeting trends, focusing on timeless functionality.

Collaborative Design

Our organization champions teamwork within a creative studio, fostering client interaction with our entire design team. With extensive experience and technical expertise, our team members contribute to a diverse array of projects. Our structure promotes internal collaboration in a creative environment, striking a balance between ongoing staff interaction and specialized expertise. Knowledge-sharing is integral to our work dynamic, enhancing collaboration throughout each workday.

Sustainable Design

As architects, we educate our clients about eco-friendly options in design and construction, believing that small choices add up to significant environmental impact in a home's lifetime. We value input from homeowners on decisions affecting their living environment and surrounding ecosystems. While building single-family homes can harm the environment through land consumption, we promote eco-friendly practices that may require initial investment but save money in the long run. We encourage clients to discuss these responsible design choices. Sustainability is a buzzword, and many products promote greener living. However, in home design, it's essential to distinguish true sustainability from marketing hype. 

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our team

Jesus Abreu Project Manager Architectual Designer
Jesús Abreu 
Partner - Designer

Jesus graduated from University of Zulia (Venezuela) with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture in 1994. His diverse experience in Venezuela included residential, light commercial, worship, and educational projects. Since moving to the United States in 1998, he has been involved in residential, commercial, multifamily, and senior housing projects. Jesus is an AIA associated member. He believes “good design is not limited by money - the creativity and imagination of the designer makes the difference”. Jesus loves soccer and enjoys traveling and spending his free time with his wife and children.

Jeff Maertz Architect AIA Project Manager
Jeff Maertz
Partner - Architect

Jeff graduated from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, School of Architecture in 1987 and became a Wisconsin licensed architect in 1990. He has worked for Bouril Design Studio since 1992. He has 27 years experience in a wide range of project types including both residential & commercial architecture. Projects include health care, office, childcare, retail, restaurant, liturgical, recreational, custom homes, & multifamily.  Jeff enjoys remodeling as well as new buildings with project sizes from the very small to projects over 40,000 SF. Thru continuing education courses & seminars, Jeff continues to update his skills & knowledge base.  He believes that architecture can greatly contribute to a better sense of place to enhance people lives as well as one of many tools that can improve our local communities & society. His hobbies include drawing in various media, historical camping, remodeling his house, & raising two beautiful children.

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Julia Webster
Partner - Designer

Julia received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2022. In school, her thesis explored the importance of design informed by vernacular architecture through the program of a university agricultural research facility.  She believes the value in architecture is its ability to shape experiences. During her time at Bouril she has worked on all scale of residentinal projects.  Julia's hobbies include drawing and painting, board games, and spending time with her wife.

Robert Lackore Project Manager Architectual Designer
Robert Lackore
Designer

Robert received an Associate Degree of Applied Science degree in Architectural Technology from Madison Area Technical College in 1995. Before joining Bouril Design Studio in 1998 he worked in engineering and commercial property development.  Robert’s experience includes residential, institutional, & commercial projects. His design involvement focuses on the building sciences, structural evaluation, and code compliance. Robert is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Association of the United States Army, & enjoys spending his free time with his wife and children.

Bob Bouril Owner Principal Architect
Robert Bouril
Founder - Architect

Bob graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, School of Architecture in 1981 & became a Wisconsin licensed architect in 1985. In his 30 years of practice he has been recognized in publications 52 times, has received 6 design awards, & has served on 9 architectural design review boards & competition committees. He is personally involved in the design of every project & possesses both traditional hand-sketching design skills as well as computer-aided 3-D modeling abilities. Bob is an avid outdoorsman, nature lover, home gardener & environmental steward of the land.  He is a member of the US Green Building Council, Nature Conservancy, Wisconsin River Alliance, American Institute of Architects & Madison Area Builders Association.

 

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