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Danielle Tillman

Danielle Tillman

Managing Principal, bKL Architecture

BKLOver the course of her career, Danielle Tillman has become an expert at infusing architecture with social consciousness. Her orientation toward community service and civic engagement has drawn her to education and institutional projects.

Danielle’s specialty is built environments that naturally integrate into their communities. With a focus on urban planning, she cultivates relationships with neighborhood leaders and residents, synthesizing their requirements and feedback into the project program. In addition to education and institutional projects, Danielle’s portfolio includes mixed-use and residential developments. She was a member of the team that developed the 2016 Chicago Olympic Village housing bid.

Danielle earned a BS in mathematics from Spelman College and a master’s in Architecture from the University of Michigan. She holds a Certificate of Real Estate Development and is a member of Chicago Women in Architecture, the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), CREW Chicago, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is a licensed architect in the state of Illinois.