Jeff Conner, AIA, LEED AP | Associate Principal

Jeff Conner
Jeff’s international experience spans nearly 20 years and includes extensive work in the healthcare, hospitality, retail, commercial, and industrial sectors. He is skilled at managing highly technical projects and maintaining quality oversight throughout their duration.
 
Jeff currently serves as managing principal for the $110 million redevelopment of NorthShore University HealthSystem’s 20-acre Skokie Hospital campus. This multi-phased expansion includes a surgical pavilion addition, a bed tower façade replacement, a central plant, and a 130,000 s.f. ambulatory care center.
 
Other major projects include the award-winning, 26-story Dana Hotel and Spa in Chicago; the Ingalls Health System Family Care Center in Flossmoor, Illinois; and the expansion of Glenbrook Hospital’s surgery, ICU, GI, and PACU departments in Glenview, Illinois.
 


 
When I’m not at ESA I enjoy…
Home improvement, woodworking, family, golf, and tennis.
 
My two favorite materials would have to be…
Wood and stone.
 
What is the role of drawing in an increasingly digital practice?
The term ‘drawing’ as verb is replaced with ‘building’. Architectural concepts, building systems and assemblies are defined in a model, which is built, not drawn. Drawing implies 2- dimensional, building implies 3-dimensional.
 
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