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Paul Benigno is a licensed and insured architect practicing in Los Angeles and Chicago for over 20 years. His design experience covers a variety of projects and building types, including Residential and Commercial work as well as Child Care Centers and Special Needs Housing.

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As a designer, I was able to work with Paul Benigno from Turn Collaborative on a complete gut rehab of an 1880’s home on a double lot in a landmark district in Chicago. Paul was great to work with from every facet – creative and thoughtful, with a broad and deep knowledge of construction. I highly recommend working with him and hope to have the opportunity to work with him again in the near future!

Claudia Martin, ASID

Paul did a great job and we will certainly use him for our next project. Paul is creative, technically sound and target date oriented. He listens well and is very easy to work with.

Stu F.

Paul took on a small job – a two-bedroom condo – and turned it from cookie cutter into unique at a reasonable cost.


We hired Paul to design a first floor renovation to a 100-year old bungalow. Paul helped us work out a new traffic flow and new floor plan that fixed a number of problems with the original design. The new design flows smoothly and works well for a wide variety of situations. We get consistent compliments on the house and Paul’s design work is a core element of that success.

Jim M.

Paul helped create plans for an expansion to our existing home including a full second story addition. The project did grow in scope from what was originally anticipated.  He is a true artist. My project would not have had the beauty it does without Paul. He brought amazing ideas that I would not have thought of on my own. When others saw the transformation of the property, they were amazed.

N. Geo

Paul has worked with us on two projects at our house, a master suite addition and a front porch/back yard space combination. In both cases, he was outstanding with listening to our feedback, generating ideas, and really designing the space for us and our specific needs. We get TONS of compliments on the designs, particularly the front porch design he did for us in 2016.

Mike A.

Paul brought in vision, design & commitment to our project. Months after we built we continue to discover new and delightful aspects to the design. We took a 1950s ‘block’ of a home and turned it into organic living space that we’ll enjoy for years. Very pleased….advise to consider Turn Collaborative! Make no small plans!

Charles P.

Using our limited budget Paul was able to take our 1950s ranch house and turn it into an arts & crafts style 2-story home. He came up with 3 options that exceeded our expectations. His designs and explanations helped us to decide on the best option for our family. He was personable and patient, creative and considerate of our needs and desired style. We continue to believe our house has curb appeal, flow and comfort.

Guido & Susan M.