Senior Principal

John Syvertsen, FAIA, LEED

As the leader of the firm’s environmental sustainability and community outreach efforts, Syversten has dedicated himself tirelessly to design excellence. Throughout his 30+-year career as an architect, his primary focus has been on projects of all sizes and typologies for higher education.

Civic engagement is a hallmark of Syvertsen’s philosophy. A former Chair of the American Institute of Architect’s National Committee on Design, he is currently President of the Board of Trustees of the Graham Foundation and immediate-past chairman of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. John serves on the Board of the American Architectural Foundation, the University of Washington Architectural Commission, the University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor’s Design Review Committee, the Overseers of the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology and Family Focus, Illinois.