JLK Architects turns 30!
Founded as Johnson Lasky Architects in 1992 by Walker Johnson and Larry Lasky, JLK is one of the most established preservation architecture firms in Chicago.
JLK is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity WomenBuild!
Help us reach our goal so we can help these women unlock the benefits that homeownership provides and prove that there is nothing a committed group of women can’t achieve when they come together.
KAM Isaiah Israel in the news!
KAM Isaiah Israel undergoing multimillion-dollar renovation, and JLK is proud to be a part of it.
Glessner House Great Chicago Fire Gala
On Friday, September 10, an event at Glessner House was possibly the earliest in the tributes Chicago institutions and media outlets have been paying to those who rebuilt the city with a courage and speed that was admired worldwide.
Grand opening of Illinois Street Residence Hall
JLK’s project with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is having a grand opening celebration on Sept 9th.
Pullman National Monument Ribbon Cutting
“It’s like a dream come true”: Ribbon cutting held at Pullman National Monument.
JLK projects in the news!
Meg Kindelin and Susan Turner speak at the Traditional Building Conference
Meg and Susan were featured speakers at the Traditional Building Conference this past November.
Meg Kindelin named Chair of Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council
We are proud to announce Meg’s appointment to the Chair of this prestigious body.
20 in 2020!
We’ve really grown in the past 12 months, and we’re grateful to everybody who helped us with our expansion. We added 8 new faces bringing our staff total to 20 people in 2020!
Meg Kindelin speaks on a virtual book tour- Modern in the Middle
Meg was delighted to be a guest on the virtual book tour presented by Landmarks Illinois for Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-75.
Battledeck House honored with Award for Restoration
The City of Highland Park recently awarded JLK’s restoration of the Battledeck House with an Award for Restoration in their 2020 Historic Preservation Awards.
Terry Sullivan speaks at SEAOI 17th Annual Midwest Bridge Symposium
Terry Sullivan was a featured speaker the SEAOI Midwest Bridge Symposium, speaking on “Enhancing Bridge Design with Architectural Lighting”.
Target given new life as a vertical farm
Our project is in the news, giving new life to this former Target as a vertical farm in Calumet.
Meg Kindelin honored in Crain’s 2020 Notable Women in Construction and Design
Meg Kindelin, JLK’s President and Owner, was recently featured in Crain’s Chicago as one of 2020’s Notable Women in Business.
UIUC Foellinger Auditorium Entrance Reconstruction receives a Heritage Award
JLK is honored to have received a Heritage Award from the City of Champaign Preservation and Conservation Association for our renovation of the monumental stairs of UIUC’s Foellinger Auditorium.
Katie McNamee has been named to the Landmarks Illinois Skyline Council!
We are proud to have Katie as a part of this important council, focused on young voices in historic preservation
Wilder Fields in the news!
Vertical farming brings high-tech approach to metropolitan agriculture.