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Peter Leoschke

Peter Leoschke

Senior Aviation Architect , Jacobs

There are many challenges in the construction industry today from the competition of enhanced building offerings and amenities to ever-changing new technologies and more complex regulations, but the greatest challenge comes from the current design and construction approach to delivering projects.  Peter is keenly aware of the intricacies and complexities of building in a fast pace high-tech world.

With over 30 years of design and construction experience in aviation, commercial high-rise, mixed-use, multi-family, education, healthcare, and commercial adaptive reuse / repositioning projects, Peter has led projects nationally and internationally.  Recent work includes leading architectural and engineering design services with a team of 30 consultants for two satellite concourses at O’Hare International Airport that total 1.2 million square feet at a projected cost of $1.4 billion, the re-positioning a retail mall into lifestyle center and a 750,000 square foot 18 story office high-rise. He has also held leadership positions on projects up to 10 million square feet.

As a senior project manager, Peter is passionate about strategically managing the design process and the power of design to maximize the value of the places we live, work, and play. Peter brings a wealth of tactical planning and problem solving, senior leadership and expertise on complex projects.  He has held leadership roles as a senior designer, senior aviation architect and technical architect as well as led firm innovation, technology, and project delivery committees.

Actively engaged in the building industry thought leadership, Peter has held leadership roles with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago’s Design committee and the AIA Planning and Urban Affairs committee, AIA Wisconsin Convention Committee as well as design competition juries. He is recognized in Chicago’s professional community for his work leading an AIA/Lean Construction Institute Joint committee, leading the effort to introduce Lean project delivery to the design community.