Thomas J. Ryan, Jr. ~ Architect CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE TELEPHONE: 630-428-3830 INFO@TJRJARCH.COM I would describe my work as rooted in traditional forms with personalized solutions inspired by site conditions and my client's vision of home. The play of shadow and light by day and night figure prominently in the homes that I design. Strategically positioned windows and doors allow a home to come alive with sunlit-filled interiors and a warm and welcoming glow on a cold winter night. I believe that interior spaces should be crafted by the exterior form of a home, not just left as empty boxes for someone to decorate. Thoughtful design can inspire us in our daily lives as we sleep, bathe, cook, entertain and unwind. The projects represented on this site (a small, revolving sample of my work to date) are the result of a close collaboration between the homeowner, architect and builder.