Monika joined Burns + Beyerl Architects as a Project Architect in December 2012. She received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1988 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, with concentrated studies in the History of Art and Architecture. During her third year at UIC, Monika attended the E’cole de Architecture in Versailles, France.
Monika was born and raised on the north side of Chicago. She began her career in her first year of college, working for several small Chicago firms specializing primarily in custom single-family home renovation. She has also worked on several school, commercial office, restaurant and religious renovation projects throughout the Chicago and neighboring suburban area, often serving as the onsite architectural representative. Monika excels at coordinating the architectural design with the various consultant designs into a built environment, which meets the Client’s desired program. When it comes to design renovation, Monika believes in enhancing the heart and soul of the existing structure, bringing it to its’ full potential.
Monika and her husband reside in Arlington Heights with their two daughters. She enjoys sharing her love of art and architecture with the local school community by giving interactive art presentations in the classroom and building drama sets for numerous productions