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Palmyra Geraki, AIA

David Cordaro

Palmyra Geraki is a practicing architect, educator, writer, and editor. She is the founding principal of Palmyra PLLC, an award-winning full-service WBE-certified architecture and interior design practice based in Chicago. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Chicago and a Skyline Editor at the New York Review of Architecture. Before founding her own practice, Palmyra …

Lynda Dossey

Lynda Dossey

David Cordaro

Lynda Dossey, AIA, is a Director at Jahn leading teams with a focus high-rise, community buildings and urban streetscapes. In addition to managing projects at Jahn/ she has been an adjunct professor at IIT and serves as AXP mentor for Jahn/ staff. Lynda frequently volunteers her time and has been an architectural tour guide, a reviewer of code revisions, a …

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Gracia Maria Shiffrin

David Cordaro

Trained as an architect and attorney, Gracia has forged a unique career path in the public and nonprofit sectors. Her past work as a municipal funder and affordable housing developer has strengthened neighborhoods, preserved Chicago’s historic fabric, and promoted economic development. Currently, her efforts are focused on the Midwest stabilizing FHA-insured multifamily housing and nursing homes and providing oversight of …

Pina Paradowicz

Gina (JinHwa) Paradowicz

Linh Chuong

JinHwa has 20 years of experience in architecture and design, and currently manages and directs the design for senior living, hospitality, residential, and mixed-use projects. She offers keen insight into design philosophies and current industry trends. Responsible for leading projects from master planning through construction documents, JinHwa is skilled in understanding and responding to the technical implications of design decisions …

Mary Woolever

Mary K. Woolever

Linh Chuong

Prior to her position at the Art Institute, she worked in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings &. Merrill and in the Art History Department of Northwestern University. She also serves on the boards of Glessner House, the Walter Burley Griffin Society of America, and Third Coast Percussion.

Roberta Feldman

Roberta M. Feldman

Cierra Brown

Roberta Feldman is an architectural educator, activist, and researcher committed to democratic design. She has worked with community leaders in Chicago’s public housing and over fifty community organizations and development corporations in Chicago’s low income neighborhoods to address their visions for shaping, revitalizing, and preserving their designed environments. Dr. Feldman has been honored for her work including: the Women’s Leadership …