December’s Architect of the Month: Santiago Calatrava

December’s Architect of the Month: Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava, UAE Pavilion at Dubai Expo, Dezeen Photo.Santiago Calatrava is a Catalan architect, engineer, and artist known for his beautiful, neo-futuristic buildings and bridges and his amazing ability to create visual statements. I admire his career and his...

October’s Architects of the Month: Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

October’s Architects of the Month: Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien are two architects that have designed some really impactful and beloved buildings around the world. They’re an outstanding team that have applied their craft to a wide variety of projects, from museums and embassy buildings to private...

August’s Architect of the Month: Adrian Smith

August’s Architect of the Month: Adrian Smith

Dezeen Photo. Adrian Smith is another architect with ties to Chicago that I admire, and he is the mind behind some of the most recognizable and enormous buildings in the world. He’s also the amazing architect who designed the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest...

July’s Architect of the Month: Carlos Martinez

July’s Architect of the Month: Carlos Martinez

Photograph by Eric Laignel, Interior Design.When I think of an architect who has made an impact on my life in a personal way, I’d say that Carols Martinez definitely holds that title. He’s a genuine and talented person who is deeply dedicated to his craft, and his...

June’s Featured Architect: Ralph Johnson

June’s Featured Architect: Ralph Johnson

Chicago Architecture CenterRalph Johnson is an award-winning architect who has a deep understanding and appreciation of his hometown of Chicago. His work is instantly recognizable by many who know the city well, and he has added to a long and proud tradition of the...

May’s Featured Architect: Frank Gehry

May’s Featured Architect: Frank Gehry

There are very few architects that are as widely celebrated and recognized today as Frank Gehry. Honestly, at this point, Frank stands alone at the top. A constant innovator, a disruptor of traditional practices, and a creative visionary, Frank has designed iconic...

April’s Featured Architect: Maya Lin

April’s Featured Architect: Maya Lin

Artist, architect, and memorialist Maya Lin was born in 1959, into a family of artists. Her mother was a poet and literature professor and her father a ceramicist and the dean of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts. Both of her parents fled China in 1948 in order...

March’s Featured Architect: Lamar Johnson Collaborative

March’s Featured Architect: Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Clayco added the discipline of architecture and engineering to the enterprise back in 1999 with the founding of Forum Studio. The idea from the start was to be a creative force with extraordinary technical strength to cultivate a culture of design-build within the...

February’s Featured Architect: David Adjaye

February’s Featured Architect: David Adjaye

At its core, architecture is about building for communities. No one does community-focused architecture better than my friend, Sir David Adjaye, which is something I’ve always admired about his work. Adjaye is a British-Ghanaian architect, born in Tanzania, who was...

January’s Featured Architect: Mario Botta

January’s Featured Architect: Mario Botta

Two architects that altered the way I think about design and buildings are Eero Saarinen and Mario Botta. Both have a striking shift in the paradigm of what buildings can do to change the very way we think about our everyday surroundings. Botta was born in Switzerland...

December’s Featured Architect: Jeanne Gang

December’s Featured Architect: Jeanne Gang

Architect Jeanne Gang, who was named Time Magazine’s most influential architect in 2019, deserves recognition for both her incredible designs and her work in raising awareness about ecological issues in the industry. Gang hails from Belvedere, Illinois, and went on to...

The Bottom Line: Appreciation

The Bottom Line: Appreciation

When it comes to weathering challenging circumstances, the bottom line is appreciation. The most important thing a leader can do is demonstrate a genuine appreciation for the people that show up, day after day, to do their job despite the difficulties at hand.  The...

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April’s Featured Architect: Maya Lin

April’s Featured Architect: Maya Lin

Artist, architect, and memorialist Maya Lin was born in 1959, into a family of artists. Her mother was a poet and literature professor and...