CTBUH Silver Member

bKL Architecture

About

Member Since: 2012

Member Offices: Chicago

Website: http://www.bklarch.com

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

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

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

14 January 2021

Developer Scales Back Chicago Lakeshore High-Rise Plans

The developer of a big high-rise proposed just north of Millennium Park has scaled back its plans, slashing the number of hotel rooms in the...

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Global News

10 December 2020

Residential Tower Tops Out at 122.9 Meters in Chicago

Construction on Cascade has topped out 396 feet (120 meters) over Lakeshore East. Officially addressed at 455 E Waterside Drive, Cascade is part of the...

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Global News

25 November 2020

Chicago’s Third Tallest Building Gets A New Name

The soaring Vista Tower, the newest addition to Chicago’s famed skyline, now has a new name: St. Regis Chicago. The skyscraper also has a new...

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Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

3 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (75%), 12 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (100%), 16 Buildings

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

Total: 16 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 16 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 16 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.