KAM Isaiah Israel Synagogue

JLK is working with the KAM Isaiah Israel congregation to restore their 98-year-old Byzantine styled synagogue by architect Alfred Alschuler.

George C. Hall Library

JLK is providing architectural design services for this City of Chicago landmark and cornerstone of the Bronzeville community.

Lake Street Bridge Rehabilitation

Lake Street Bridge is an important historic icon to the City of Chicago.

City of Chicago Offices

JLK is the architect for the programming and space planning, design, and construction for 750,000 square feet of office space for 28 City of Chicago departments over 12 floors.

Urban Kayak

JLK is design lead for Urban Kayak’s new state of the art kayak launch.

31 years of design excellence!

Proudly serving & preserving our built environments since 1992.

About JLK

JLK Architects is a full service WBE architecture firm specializing in the renovation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, historic preservation, transit/infrastructure, and new construction projects. We are a team of close knit creatives and producers who enjoy collaborating to design better spaces and inspiring results.

Our Expertise

Founded in 1992, JLK is the leader in Historic Preservation Architecture in Chicago. We are known for high quality work for many different kinds of clients, from high end house museums to budget conscious, developer-led reuse projects making use of the historic tax credits. We tailor our services to your project and budget, but our hands-on approach always remains consistent throughout our practice.

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Our Services


JLK provides design services to public and private sector companies and organizations to help them work smarter and to meet their bottom line through efficient planning.


JLK was founded with a specialty in historic preservation. We have worked with many important historic buildings and structures all over Illinois and the Midwest and from all eras, from 1840 to 1975.


JLK understands the importance of transit in our daily lives in moving people safely and quickly throughout the Chicagoland area.

I’d also like to commend the owner Aaron for hiring JLK Architects, for those of you who do not know them, they are a… WBE firm in Chicago that is doing excellent design work on the City Project.

Maurice Cox

Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development, City of Chicago

Find Us

JLK Architects
230 West Huron
Suite 510
Chicago, Illinois 60654


tel. 312.357.1221
fax. 312.357.0737