The Firm

Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy (BHMS) was founded as Baranski Hammer & Associates in 1991 in Galena, Illinois, focusing primarily on historic preservation and custom residential work. The number of services offered grew based on demand by local and regional businesses and civic organizations.

Acquisition of Moretta & Sheehy

Baranski Hammer acquired the thirty-year old firm of Moretta & Sheehy Architects in December of 2006. Moretta & Sheehy’s vast resume of institutional and commercial work along with Baranski Hammer’s broad experience gives the firm the resources to provide expanded services to clients both large and small.

BHMS today

Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy has offices in Chicago and Galena, Illinois.

BHMS offers a wide range of architecture, master planning and design services. The firm has gained extensive regional experience through commissions for historic preservation, restoration and renovation, residential, commercial, religious, institutional, governmental, light industrial, space planning, ADA and life safety analysis, multi-family housing and mixed use projects.

BHMS’s primary strength is the creativity, talent and diversity of its employees. Each brings his or her own special set of skills to a project, either as designer or technician, that is essential to the success of our client’s buildings.