Jacob Wahler, AIA, CDT, LEED Green Associate | Senior Associate

Jacob Wahler
Jacob is a leadership-oriented designer, project manager, and licensed architect specializing in schematic project planning, conceptual design, master planning, sustainably integrated building envelopes and facades. With more than 10 years of architectural experience including work in international healthcare, education, mixed-use development and residential markets, Jacob’s work demonstrates a diverse range of project skills from project team building to construction administration. Recognized as a diligent teacher and mentor to individuals seeking professional development and digital best practices, Jacob is dedicated to building firm culture through conscience, craft, and community.


Recent clients include: After School Matters, Rush University Medical Center, Midwest Orthopaedics, University of Chicago Medicine, NorthShore University Health System, Adventist Lagrange Hospital, Ingalls Health System, Alexian Brothers Health System, Partners In Health, Canadian Pacific, Saint Xavier University, De La Salle Institute, Old St. Patrick’s, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation.


When I am not at ESA, I enjoy…
Playing golf, reading, cycling


My two favorite materials would have to be…
Concrete and wood


What do you find most rewarding about design/architecture?
Trying new things, seeing them built. The constant problem solving.


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