CAMESgibson, Inc. is a full service architecture and design practice founded by Grant Gibson. The firm seeks to design environments and objects that are cross-pollinated with common social, political, economic interests and individual experiences and/or desires. We are openly interested in the use of form and graphics to establish authorship that challenges traditional occurrences, demands a heightened contextual awareness and creates programmatic uniqueness.

                                                       2618 North Francisco, Chicago, IL 60647-1704

Phone: 773.412.2732

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Grant Gibson, AIA (

As sole partner of CAMESgibson, Inc., Grant Gibson is responsible for the firm's design trajectory and financial strategy. In addition to overseeing the daily intellectual and aesthetic production, he also handles all client inquiries and relationships. Beyond his work at CAMESgibson, Inc., Grant is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he teaches design and building technology courses.

Prior to founding CAMESgibson, Inc., Grant was a project architect and manager at Garofalo Architects, where he oversaw the design and construction of a variety of projects, ranging from multi-family housing developments to small art installations to Olympic venue planning. His work with Doug Garofalo can most notably be seen in the development of Wabash Valley’s Urbanscape Furniture and the Sanders Residence in Jefferson City, MO and realizing UN Studio's design of the Burnham Centennial Pavilion.

Gibson is a registered architect, who graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has prior degrees from Purdue University in Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology.


T.E. Cames (10.1929-12.2010)

Fictitiously born in New Orleans in late October of 1929 and passing in late December of 2010, the late T.E. Cames was a founding partner of CAMESgibson, Inc.. He is credited with establishing the firm’s early financial strategy and human resource management protocols. Prior to the formation of CAMESgibson, Inc., T.E. has had numerous occupations, most notably as a roadie for various bluesmen in the late 50’s, annealing oven operator in a glass factory in the 60’s, a bartender in NYC’s Hells Kitchen in the 70’s and art dealer in the mid 80’s. In 2000, after trying to make a living on a small farm in New Mexico, Cames became interested in architecture, having heard that “an architect’s career usually doesn’t peak until late in their lives.”

As an amateur designer, with no formal education or training, T.E. countered charges that he was unqualified to participate in the creation of the built environment by sighting the percentage of buildings built in the United States not designed by a licensed architect. (72% according to a past AIA report based on the institute’s survey of firms and U.S. Census data.)


                                                     Aura Venckunaite (

Project architect at CAMESgibson, where she is currently working on Minor’s residence in Hyde Park. Her most recent projects include: schematic design for the remodeling of the Hyde Park Art Center Creative Wing and “High Life” collaboration with SOM for the Chicago Biennale. Also, Victory Column recently displayed at the Graham Foundation and collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago on the proposal for the Barack Obama Presidential Library Bid.

Aura joined faculty team at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she is Adjunct Asst. Professor and currently teaches undergraduate and intense summer courses.

Aura Venckunaite holds Master of Architecture & Bachelor of Science in Architecture, with a Studio Arts Minor from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  While studying at UIC Aura has been awarded with Women’s Architectural League Foundation Scholarship, Schneider-Kan Scholarship and Talent Tuition Award.


Present or Past Collaborators and/or Employees

David Mulder, Ryan Hernandez, Sarah Blankenbaker, Zack Morrison, Travis Kalina, Stanley Schultz II, Lorene Ford, Agata Siemionow, John MacGillis, Jordan Wankel, Brandon Horn