CTBUH Silver Member

bKL Architecture

About

Member Since: 2012

Member Offices: Chicago

At bKL Architecture, they are committed to designing projects that only enhance the contexts in which we build, responding to the needs of clients, users and surrounding communities, while anticipating future uses and desires.

Founded by Thomas Kerwin in 2010 with the support of James Loewenberg, bKL is a team of passionate designers and practitioners with expertise in a variety of markets and project types. They design sophisticated, inspiring spaces and structures that are timeless yet forward-thinking.

bKL Architecture’s open studio environment encourages a spirited exchange of ideas. Their culturally diverse team brings together a broad range of skills, experiences and backgrounds to create a vibrant atmosphere and design process. At the center of their process is a focus on in-depth analysis, intensive experimentation and collaboration.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Interior Design; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2012

Member Offices

  • Chicago

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Never Completed

Proposed

Vision

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

St. Regis Chicago

362.9 m / 1,191 ft

2

Cirrus

171.4 m / 562 ft

3

The Selby

170.6 m / 560 ft

4

300 NMA

157.6 m / 517 ft

5

Wolf Point West

147.8 m / 485 ft

6

Coast at Lakeshore East

142.2 m / 467 ft

7

MILA

135.5 m / 444 ft

8

Garrison Point Tower 1

127.1 m / 417 ft

9

Cascade

122.9 m / 403 ft

10

Exhibit on Superior

108.8 m / 357 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Global News

13 August 2019

Glass-Clad Mixed-Use Tower to Replace Old Brick Building in Chicago

Just weeks after securing a zoning change from city officials, developer Sterling Bay is moving forward with its plans to demolish an older building on...

Global News

23 July 2019

A Condo Tower Will Break Ground in Chicago in September

A 47-story condo tower known as Cirrus readies to break ground in Chicago. Located steps from Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, Maggie Daley Park, and the...

Global News

10 July 2019

Shenzhen to See New 212-Meter-Tall Headquarters

bKL Architecture has unveiled their winning design for the new UBTECH Headquarters located in Shenzhen, China. The 71,360-square-meter tower includes office, dormitory, retail, and research...

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

3 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential, 12 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete, 16 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

 
 

*Based on 20 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

Gross-to-Net Height

NOTE: Gross-to-Net Height is defined as architectural height minus height of highest occupied floor. Therefore, the Gross-to-Net Height is only calculated for buildings that have both the architectural height and the highest occupied floor height recorded.