Jake’s first taste of inspired architectural design happened at a young age living in Oak Park, where he found himself surrounded by many of Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned works. Early in his professional career, he has already contributed to projects ranging from urban developments in Dubai to interior build-outs in the Chicago metropolitan area. Since joining VDTA, Jake has played a key role on a few complex renovation projects including the Freehand Chicago Hostel and the UIC Lecture Center. His versatile experience and skills are helping him become a critical member of the office while pushing him closer to his goal of becoming a licensed architect in Illinois.


Master of Architecture

Illinois Institute of Technology


Bachelor of Science in Architecture

University of Michigan


Member, The American Institute of Architects