JOHNSON LASKY KINDELIN ARCHITECTS is a full service architecture firm specializing in the renovation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings and historic preservation. Our portfolio of work includes the preservation of National Landmark buildings, as well as work for universities, government agencies, churches, public schools, engineering concerns, and private residences.
The office prides itself with numerous repeat projects and clients, maintaining many special relationships such as that with the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana. JLK is the first and only firm to be retained on a continuing basis by the university as advisers on building development and preservation. Since 1992, JLK has served corporate, governmental, institutional, and private clients. Projects range in size from $200,000 to $40 million. Our client list includes the General Services Administration, the Naval Station Great Lakes, the University of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Museum of Science & Industry, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
JLK’s extensive experience as historic preservation architects has led to involvement in many projects restoring and renovating Illinois’ infrastructure including: historic bridges at Great Lakes Naval Base, reconstruction of Wacker Drive, Well Street Bridge, Chicago’s bascule bridges, design of a new bridge in historic Batavia, Frederick Olmsted’s Animal Bridge and an 11 mile stretch of I-74 in Peoria, Illinois. JLK worked in close coordination with IHPA officials, engineers and municipalities to preserve and restore the historic nature of these structures while meeting modernization necessities and sensitively addressing context.
We are pleased to be a Woman Owned Business. WBE Certification with the City of Chicago and DBE Certification will be complete in June 2015.
The greenest building is the one that already exists. JLK is committed to helping our clients be good stewards of our built resources.
JLK Principals and staff are active in many organizations at the city, state, and national level.
American Institute of Architects AIA Historic resources Committee Society of Architectural Historians NCARB Association for Preservation Technology, International Landmarks Illinois National Trust Society for Industrial Archaeology