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Cinda and Henri began 12/12 Architects with a leap of faith on one small project over 20 years ago. Since then, the size and scope of our projects have grown, shifting our primary services to designing custom luxury Legacy Homes. 

With the inception of 12/12 Homes in 2022, we aim to offer architect-designed homes more affordably to homeowners across the country.

Cinda K. Lester is an architectural storyteller, and comes to it honestly through both sides of her family tree. Though she considers herself a Chicagoan, Cinda has traveled and lived all over the US – finally reaching her 50th state in 2023. She and her husband Henri LamBeau met in architecture school at the University of Idaho, where they both received a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch). Cinda returned home from the Great American West, bringing Henri along with her, and received her Master of Urban Planning and Policy (M.UPP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

We are a family of messy creatives who live in a regular house, in a regular neighborhood, with a 100-pound mutt, and desperately wish we had more space for shoes in the mudroom. We live in suburban Chicago with our son Cooper and daughter Kellar, both architectural storytellers in their own right, with pencil, computer and LEGO. We spend every minute we can on the lake.

We hope one of our boutique designs is the home of your dreams and meets your needs. If not, we’re happy to design one that will!

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