Designing and building to make the everyday extraordinary.


"Architects who have aimed at acquiring manual skill without scholarship have never been able to reach a position of authority to correspond to their pains, while those who relied only upon theories and scholarship were obviously hunting the shadow, not the substance. But those who have a thorough knowledge of both, like men armed at all points, have the sooner attained their object and carried authority with them."

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born ca. 80/70 BC; died ca. 25 BC) was a Roman writer, architect and engineer



Current Projects



Multi Family




Product Design & Custom Fabrication

Design Seed, Inc is a full service Architecture, Interior Design and General Contracting company that provides services in and around the Chicagoland area as well as abroad. 

With over 15 years of experience, Design Seed, Inc was founded in 2008 by Manuel J Hernandez, a licensed Architect and Builder and his wife Ildiko Szabo Hernandez, an Interior Designer.  Their projects include, custom residential, multi-family, hospitality and commercial.

Services Offered

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • General contracting
  • Full service Design/Build project delivery
  • Chicago permitting
  • Chicago Registered Energy Professionals (REP)
  • Certified Lead Safe Renovators
  • Interior furniture, finishes and equipment selection and procurement
  • Space planning
  • Custom Product Design and Fabrication (furniture, finishes, lighting, accessories, artwork)
  • Project cost estimating
  • Project programming 

Our ApproacH

  • Meet their customers needs
  • Exceed expectations
  • Design spaces that are appropriate for the end user
  • Make every space feel REALLY good
  • Always keep the budget in mind

Where we serve

Design Seed, Inc. has worked on projects in and around Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Boston, Florida, France, Dominican Republic and Mexico, just to name a few. 


For all inquiries, please call us, visit us, or use the form provided.

Design Seed, Inc

1965 W Montrose Ave

Chicago, IL 60613

Office: (773) 362-4230


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