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Jennifer Skowlund, AIA, LEED® AP

Jennifer Skowlund, AIA, LEED® AP

Associate Principal - Urban Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Jennifer Skowlund is an Associate Principal for SOM Chicago’s Architecture and City Design Practice. She has spent her career navigating the balance between intelligent urban design and high-quality architecture. With over 15 years of experience in both architecture and urban design, Jennifer has led numerous large-scale, mixed-use urban redevelopment projects around the country, as well as many campus planning initiatives for higher education clients including, Harvard University, University of Chicago, and the University of California.

Notably, Jennifer is currently working on the 70-acre Lincoln Yards development leading the design, community engagement and entitlement efforts with Chicago developer, Sterling Bay. Located along the Chicago River’s North Branch, the development will connect three of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods while celebrating the site’s industrial heritage. Lincoln Yards is designed to meet the changing needs of Chicago’s business community and hospitality industry featuring contemporary office buildings flanked by a diverse offering of restaurant, retail, and outdoor amenities creating a dynamic place for Chicagoans and visitors alike.

Other ongoing projects she is working on include the Nashville Riverside master plan, the 305 S. Congress master plan, the District of Columbia Height Modeling Analysis; the University of Delaware Campus Framework Plan; as well as a campus vision building on a decade-long relationship with University of Chicago; and multiple neighborhood housing plans for the University of California San Diego, establishing a unique learning and living identity.

Skowlund is a graduate of the Mississippi State University