Grunsfeld III, Ernest Alton

Grunsfeld III, Ernest Alton

(1929–2011)
In 1956 Grunsfeld joined Wallace Yerkes, formerly a partner of his father, noted Chicago architect Ernest Alton Grunsfeld, Jr., in a small residential practice in Chicago. Before long, Yerkes and Grunsfeld became the architects of choice for many prominent clients in Chicago’s NorthShore communities. Grunsfeld continued in private practice, designing private houses, apartments, and commercial projects across the United States. Working in a modern aesthetic, Grunsfeld is highly regarded for his sensitivity to site and landscape, architectural massing, and building materials.