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Frank Gartner, AIA, LEED AP



Frank leads planning and design across a range of project types, with expertise in commercial, PK-12, higher education and retail mixed-use environments. Based in our Chicago office, Frank has partnered with clients around the world to design facilities that keep them at the forefront of innovation. Frank’s collaborative efforts create solutions that best translate our clients’ vision and organizational needs into engaging and economically successful environments.

Architecture and design at any scale springs from a unique set of physical, social and economic conditions seen within the context of a particular client’s goals or needs. For me, design at its best translates these varied forces into site-specific solutions that provide highly functional environments that also inspire; they push innovation in ways that are both sustainable and financially feasible. In my experience, the most successful projects have been ones dedicated to a collaborative process; a journey together for all involved to explore, challenge assumptions and contribute from a diverse set of insights and skill sets.

Frank Gartner, AIA, LEED AP