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Lori Day

Lori Day

Design Principal, JGMA

With over 25 years of work experience in K12, higher education and residential disciplines, Lori Day has led the design and implementation of many notable, award-winning projects. She is recognized for her innate ability to help clients translate their aspirations into forward-thinking design solutions. With a background in fine art and a love for architecture, Lori brings a unique perspective to her work, seamlessly blending creativity, technical expertise, and an understanding of human behavior. Her passion for creativity, mentorship, and dedication to empowering the next generation of architect led her to teach a Graduate architectural design studio at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

Lori actively contributes to the architectural community in her role as a Director on the AIA Chicago Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the AIA Chicago Design Knowledge Community whose mission is to highlight design excellence throughout Chicago, further solidifying her reputation as a thought leader in the field. Additionally, she is involved with organizations such as Chicago Professional Women in Construction, Chicago Women Architects, and is on the Gene Siskel Film Center Advisory Board.



Architecture must be a mirror of the rich human tapestry that we serve. When we value diverse voices and encourage inclusivity in our industry, the potential for creativity and innovation is infinite.