Artist Jo Hormuth founded Chicago Architectural Arts in 1984 after receiving an MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.


Avery Coonley House, Outstanding Restoration (Frank Lloyd Wright), Riverside, IL
Richard Driehaus Foundation and Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois

Powhatan Lobby, Chicago, IL
Paul Cornell Award, Hyde Park Architecture Society

David Davis Mansion, Bloomington, IL
Thomas H. Madigan Special Merit Award, State of Illinois and the
Capitol Development Board

St. Ignatius College Preparatory, Chicago, IL
National Historic Preservation Award

St. Ignatius College Preparatory, Chicago, IL
National Trust for Historic Preservation Award

Meyer May House (Frank Lloyd Wright), Grand Rapids, MI
President's Award for Historic Preservation
Award for Historic Preservation, American Institute of Architects

Courthouse Place, Chicago, IL
Chicago Bar Association Annual Award for Excellence in Architectural Preservation

Cathedral Church of St. James, Chicago, IL
IBD Award


2009-present Robie House, (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1909), Hyde Park, IL
2008-present Darwin Martin House, (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1905), Buffalo, NY
2007 Goodrich House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1896), Oak Park, IL
2001 Avery Coonley House, (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1909), Riverside IL
2000 First United Methodist, Chicago, IL
1999 Pleasant Home, John Farson House (George Maher, 1897), Oak Park, IL
1998 Powhatan Lobby, Hyde Park, IL (Charles L. Morgan 1929)
1998 Morse Ely House (David Adler, 1922), Lake Bluff, IL
1996 Wabash YMCA (pattern recovery, consultation), Chicago, IL
1994 The Art Institute of Chicago, Henry Crown Gallery
1993 Columbus Park Refectory, Chicago, IL
1993 Lucy Flower High School: Millman Mural (consultation), Chicago, IL
1993 Downers Grove Historical Museum, Downers Grove, IL
1992 David Davis Mansion, Bloomington, IL
1992 Ellwood Hovis House, Dekalb, IL
1992 Auditorium Theater (stencil preparation), Chicago, IL
1991 River Forest Library, River Forest, IL
1991 DuPage County Court House, DuPage, IL
1991 Holy Trinity Church (Louis Sullivan), Chicago, IL
1990 Tribune Tower Lobby, Chicago, IL
1990 Orchestra Hall (consultation, samples), Chicago, IL
1990 Kline Creek Farm, Glen Ellen, IL
1989 Pabst Mansion Museum, Milwaukee, WI
1989 Glessner House Museum, (consultation), Chicago, IL
1988 Graham Ginestra House Museum, Rockford, IL
1988 Ellwood House Museum, De Kalb, IL
1987 Meyer May House, (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1908), Grand Rapids, MI
1987 Gaylord-Lockport Building, Lockport, IL
1987 St. Ignatius College Preparatory, Chicago, IL
1986 Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Oak Park, IL
1986 St. Ignatius College Preparatory, Chicago, IL
1986 Ellwood House Museum, De Kalb, IL
1985 St. Ignatius College Preparatory, Chicago, IL
1985 Widow Clarke House, Chicago, IL
1985 Santa Fe Railway Exchange Building, Chicago, IL
1984 Cathedral Church of St. James, Chicago, IL
1984 Northwest Tower Building Lobby, Chicago, IL
1983 Holy Cross Church, Chicago, IL


Dallas Museum of Art , Newark Museum
Gustav Stickley and The American Arts and Crafts Movement, 2009
1903 Gustav Stickley diningroom for the Syracuse Arts and Crafts Exhibition

Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, Tate Liverpool
Doves and Dreams, 2006
1902 Frances and Herbert McNair Turin Room re-creation

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, San Francisco Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art
International Arts and Crafts, 2005
1903 Stickley Room re-creation
Re-configured and permanently installed at the Dallas Museum of Art

LA County Museum, Los Angeles, Milwaukee Art Museum
The Arts and Crafts Movement in Europe and America: Design for the Modern World, 2005
1903 Peter Behrens Room for the Wertheim Department Store
Permantly installed at the Musée de la Colonie d'Artistes, Darmstadt

The Wolfsonian Museum, Miami, FL
Leading the “Simple Life”: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain, 1999
1900 M.H. Baillie Scott Room from Glencrutchery on the Isle of Man

Hill House, Helensburgh, Scotland
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
1904 Principal bedroom appliqué panels re-creation (Margaret M Mackintosh), 1999


Crab Tree Farm Foundation, Lake Bluff, IL
1987-2011 Jo has been involved in the research and implementation of Arts and Crafts finishes and decorative art techniques, with an emphasis on those specified by Gustav Stickley in his magazine "The Craftsman", 1901-1916. She has created interiors in the Craftsman Style to house one of the most important collections of Gustav Stickley furniture and decorative art objects, as well as an extensive collection of works by his contemporaries.

Other design and consultation projects at Crab Tree Farm include: The Summer House, Harvey Ellis House, Craftsman Cottage, Lodge, Main Cow Barn, New Garage, Main House, Tennis House, Little House, and English Pavilion.

The Art Institute of Chicago Exhibition Installations:
James McNeil Whistler, 1998
Ancient West Mexico, 1998
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1997
The Ancient Americas, 1992

The Shedd Aquarium, Chicago balcony balustrade tiles design, IL, 2001-02
The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1999
Naper Settlement, Naperville, IL, 1999
Lakeside Inn, Lakeside, MI, 1998
Ellwood-Hovis House, Dekalb, IL
Gordon Beach Inn, Union Pier, MI
101 West Grand (Lobby), Chicago, IL
St. Paul’s Church, Decator, IN
219 East Lake Shore Drive (lobby), Chicago, IL
57 West Grand (Terra Cotta Building, lobby), Chicago, IL
Old Criminal Courts Building, Chicago, IL
Flatiron Building, Chicago, IL
Santa Fe Railway Exchange Building, Chicago, IL
St. Ignatius College Preparatory (library), Chicago, IL


Harvey Ellis: Concepts for a “Craftsman” Interior
2012 Peoria Fine Arts Society, Peoria, IL
2002 Gamble House, Pasadena, CA
2001 Victorian Society of America, Chicago, IL
2000 Arts and Crafts Conference, Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains, NJ
1999 Chicago Architecture Foundation, IL
1999 Historic Preservation Department, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Poetics Inherent In His Use of Materials and Techniques
1997 The Art Institute of Chicago - Docent training program for the exhibition: "Charles Rennie Mackintosh"

Research and recreation of the 1904 Peter Behrens Wertheim Department Store Dining Room
2006 Milwaukee Art Museum


John H. Bryan - Former Chairman and CEO Sara Lee Corporation
Robert Furhoff – Period Interior Historian/paint micro-analysis
Tim Samuelson – Historian for the City of Chicago
John Vinci - Vinci/Hamp Architects
Wendy Kaplan – Curator LA County Museum
Karen Livingston – Curator Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Pamela Robertson – Curator Hunterian Museum, Glasgow