McBA is a design practice whose work engenders elegance and warmth. Urban homes that want to be lived in. Sensitive to concise scale and flawless proportion. Attentive to composition and bespoke detailing. Our thoughtfully resolved urban homes convey the belief that architecture has lasting beauty.


We are in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago and welcome discussing your next project.


— Dennis Burgener, AIA, principal/owner

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Meet Dennis Burgener, AIA

Dennis Burgener, AIA, NCARB, is owner and principal of McBA. An Illinois native with a lifetime of practice throughout the Midwest. Graduated, with honors, Master of Architecture, Double Masters program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Licensed, practicing architect for more than 30 years. Multiple residential and commercial awards. Featured on Homes Across America, HGTV.