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-David Harnish, President of Charter Hall Homeowners Association



J. Hershey Architecture specializes in unique restaurant types for individual restaurateurs. Our focus is on full-service casual dining, fine dining and café type spaces. Mr. Hershey has provided designs for multiple restaurant owners with projects including new stand alone buildings, shopping mall space renovations, existing restaurant upgrades, strip center build-outs, new infill construction and as part of mixed-use developments. J. Hershey Architecture provides services from programmatic design through permit drawings and construction administration. Our design work covers all aspects including back of house kitchen design, front of house design with table layout, and selection of fixtures, furnishings and equipment.

J. Hershey Architecture provides design services for a variety of small commercial projects from 2,500 – 10,000 square feet in size.

J. Hershey Architecture provides design services to assist tenants, developers and property managers with commercial build-outs and renovations of existing spaces.

  •  Restaurants
  •  Retail
  •  Office
  •  Transit Oriented Mixed-Use Developments
  •  Additions/Renovations
  •  Interior Renovations and Build-outs
  •  ADA / Accessible Design
  •  Green / Energy Efficient Design
  •  Design / Build
  •  Commercial Repair Bid Documents
  •  Contractor Bid Analysis
  •  Construction Administration




“The Exercise Coach enthusiastically recommends John Hershey of J. Hershey Architecture for your architectural needs! John has exceeded our expectations. Having John’s years of experience to draw on (pun intended!) was invaluable to us. We are very pleased with John’s work, and highly recommend him for anyone needing architectural services.”
- Kevin & Carol Coleman, Owners
The Exercise Coach, Libertyville & Palatine
“John Hershey helped us translate our vision into a functional retail space. John was an invaluable asset and guided us through the design and layout specifications provided by RMCF. We never knew there would be so many challenges when converting a 100 year old space into an attractive space that passed a plethora of inspections with ease! John was a wonderful business partner who I would highly recommend.”
Pam Lockowitz,
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory | Libertyville, IL
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