Adam Lund - President    adam.lund (at) perkinswill.com   Adam is a licensed Architect with SCB in Chicago. Originally from Minneapolis, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota, he came to Chicago inspired by the city’s rich architectural and urban history. Adam has extensive experience designing and managing award winning architectural and planning projects at varying scales, from small rooms, to entire neighborhoods and is committed to maintaining and improving Chicago’s urban fabric. Adam was awarded the AIA Illinois John Wellborn Root Young Architect Award in 2014.


Adam Lund - President

adam.lund (at) perkinswill.com

Adam is a licensed Architect with SCB in Chicago. Originally from Minneapolis, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota, he came to Chicago inspired by the city’s rich architectural and urban history. Adam has extensive experience designing and managing award winning architectural and planning projects at varying scales, from small rooms, to entire neighborhoods and is committed to maintaining and improving Chicago’s urban fabric. Adam was awarded the AIA Illinois John Wellborn Root Young Architect Award in 2014.

   Tanvi Parikh - Vice President    tanvi.parikh (at) som.com   Tanvi’s career has focused on the revitalization of inner cities, promoting diverse and distinct neighborhoods, sustainability and smart growth and creating thoughtful plans that integrate the needs of the users and residents with both the urban and natural environment into the cityscape. She has experience working with a variety of downtown mixed-use projects, transit-oriented developments as well as regional initiatives. She has worked on projects across the world transforming downtowns and large urban districts into exciting mixed-use and environmentally friendly communities. She believes there is inextricable link between intelligent urban planning and high-quality design and planning. Besides the experience in design, in her current role, she has years of innovative and proactive management experience, assuming the seamless delivery of the professional services required for each project.  Tanvi has lived and worked in three different continents but calls Chicago her home. She has been in the City of Chicago since early 2000 and experienced the growth and transformations within downtown and its neighboring areas. Her interest in keeping and promoting a strong downtown goes beyond her profession. It is a passion that she has lived with since a young age.  Tanvi holds a Masters degree in Urban Planning and Policy from University of Illinois & an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Center for Planning and Technology in India. It was CMAP’s Philip Peter’s fellowship that first brought her to Chicago and she says she could never leave after that.


Tanvi Parikh - Vice President

tanvi.parikh (at) som.com

Tanvi’s career has focused on the revitalization of inner cities, promoting diverse and distinct neighborhoods, sustainability and smart growth and creating thoughtful plans that integrate the needs of the users and residents with both the urban and natural environment into the cityscape. She has experience working with a variety of downtown mixed-use projects, transit-oriented developments as well as regional initiatives. She has worked on projects across the world transforming downtowns and large urban districts into exciting mixed-use and environmentally friendly communities. She believes there is inextricable link between intelligent urban planning and high-quality design and planning. Besides the experience in design, in her current role, she has years of innovative and proactive management experience, assuming the seamless delivery of the professional services required for each project.

Tanvi has lived and worked in three different continents but calls Chicago her home. She has been in the City of Chicago since early 2000 and experienced the growth and transformations within downtown and its neighboring areas. Her interest in keeping and promoting a strong downtown goes beyond her profession. It is a passion that she has lived with since a young age.

Tanvi holds a Masters degree in Urban Planning and Policy from University of Illinois & an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Center for Planning and Technology in India. It was CMAP’s Philip Peter’s fellowship that first brought her to Chicago and she says she could never leave after that.

   Dora Moore - Secretary    djmoorechicago (at) gmail.com   As a planning consultant in Chicago and in the Washington D.C. area, Dora's projects ranged from downtown revitalization to analyses of federal housing programs. Her diverse experience has also included lecturing and teaching English at universities in China. Dora returned to Chicago in 2009, after 16 years in the D.C. area and in Montreal, Quebec. She has a passion for urban Chicago and the vitality of its neighborhoods. While excited about recent development, Dora is also concerned about preserving and enhancing Chicago’s unique character.


Dora Moore - Secretary

djmoorechicago (at) gmail.com

As a planning consultant in Chicago and in the Washington D.C. area, Dora's projects ranged from downtown revitalization to analyses of federal housing programs. Her diverse experience has also included lecturing and teaching English at universities in China. Dora returned to Chicago in 2009, after 16 years in the D.C. area and in Montreal, Quebec. She has a passion for urban Chicago and the vitality of its neighborhoods. While excited about recent development, Dora is also concerned about preserving and enhancing Chicago’s unique character.

   Bonnie McGrath    bonmcgrath (at) aol.com   Bonnie   is a Chicago lawyer and an award-winning journalist. She writes a blog for ChicagoNow.com called "Mom, I think I'm Poignant." She has lived in downtown Chicago since 1981, both in the Central Loop, and now in the South Loop-- and has written extensively about living in both areas for 30 years. She is on the board of the Dearborn Park Advisory Council, Project Onward, Art Encounter and is on the Chicago Bar Association editorial board and Public Affairs Committee. She is also a docent at the Glesser and Clarke House museums at 18th and Indiana, and is involved in a number of South Loop activities.


Bonnie McGrath

bonmcgrath (at) aol.com

Bonnie is a Chicago lawyer and an award-winning journalist. She writes a blog for ChicagoNow.com called "Mom, I think I'm Poignant." She has lived in downtown Chicago since 1981, both in the Central Loop, and now in the South Loop-- and has written extensively about living in both areas for 30 years. She is on the board of the Dearborn Park Advisory Council, Project Onward, Art Encounter and is on the Chicago Bar Association editorial board and Public Affairs Committee. She is also a docent at the Glesser and Clarke House museums at 18th and Indiana, and is involved in a number of South Loop activities.

  Charles Hasbrouck    chasbrouck (at) bklarch.com   Charlie Hasbrouck joined bKL Architecture after serving as Director and Project Manager at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Over the course of his 30-year career, his experience has encompassed every aspect of architectural services, from initial proposals through construction administration, on a variety of project types ranging from new large-scale mixed-use buildings and master plans for new cities, to the adaptive reuse and historic preservation of existing buildings.  Charlie leads project teams, acts as the firm’s liaison with clients and consultants, and ensures that the firm’s services are accomplished in a timely and professional manner. He takes a collaborative approach to architecture and is known for his ability to understand and address different aspects of the building process, while delivering buildings that maintain a standard of design excellence.  Charlie has used his expertise far from home, in countries such as Oman (Al Duqm Master Plan), Qatar (Nozul Lusail Marina Hotel), Kuwait (Kuwait Economic Zones Master Plan), Moscow (OKO Tower, a 4.5 million square foot mixed use complex) and India (Wave Noida Master Plan).  In addition to his professional memberships in the American Institute of Architects and Lambda Alpha International, Charlie is the past president and a board member of The Cliff Dwellers Club, secretary and a board member of The Glessner House Foundation, and a member of the University Club of Chicago. He earned a Master of Architecture from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois.

Charles Hasbrouck

chasbrouck (at) bklarch.com

Charlie Hasbrouck joined bKL Architecture after serving as Director and Project Manager at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Over the course of his 30-year career, his experience has encompassed every aspect of architectural services, from initial proposals through construction administration, on a variety of project types ranging from new large-scale mixed-use buildings and master plans for new cities, to the adaptive reuse and historic preservation of existing buildings.

Charlie leads project teams, acts as the firm’s liaison with clients and consultants, and ensures that the firm’s services are accomplished in a timely and professional manner. He takes a collaborative approach to architecture and is known for his ability to understand and address different aspects of the building process, while delivering buildings that maintain a standard of design excellence.

Charlie has used his expertise far from home, in countries such as Oman (Al Duqm Master Plan), Qatar (Nozul Lusail Marina Hotel), Kuwait (Kuwait Economic Zones Master Plan), Moscow (OKO Tower, a 4.5 million square foot mixed use complex) and India (Wave Noida Master Plan).

In addition to his professional memberships in the American Institute of Architects and Lambda Alpha International, Charlie is the past president and a board member of The Cliff Dwellers Club, secretary and a board member of The Glessner House Foundation, and a member of the University Club of Chicago. He earned a Master of Architecture from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois.

  Fiona Royer    fiona_royer (at) yahoo.co.uk   Originally from the United Kingdom, Fiona is now a citizen of the United States, passionate about her adoptive city of Chicago. She has a particular interest in architecture and urban planning, and is a LEED accredited professional in Building Design and Construction and a member of the USGBC Illinois Chapter. She has also held an Executive Position on the Auxiliary Board of the Chicago Architecture Foundation.  As an Economics graduate, Fiona began her career in the London fashion industry. She then pursued her creative calling, training as an Interior Designer, writing about architecture and teaching design. As the Stewardship Manager at Lincoln Park Zoo, Fiona is proud to apply her various skills within a prestigious Chicago cultural institution. Working and living in the city, Fiona is committed to the mission of Friends of Downtown.

Fiona Royer

fiona_royer (at) yahoo.co.uk

Originally from the United Kingdom, Fiona is now a citizen of the United States, passionate about her adoptive city of Chicago. She has a particular interest in architecture and urban planning, and is a LEED accredited professional in Building Design and Construction and a member of the USGBC Illinois Chapter. She has also held an Executive Position on the Auxiliary Board of the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

As an Economics graduate, Fiona began her career in the London fashion industry. She then pursued her creative calling, training as an Interior Designer, writing about architecture and teaching design. As the Stewardship Manager at Lincoln Park Zoo, Fiona is proud to apply her various skills within a prestigious Chicago cultural institution. Working and living in the city, Fiona is committed to the mission of Friends of Downtown.

  Isaac Persley    ipersley (at) blkarch.com   Isaac Persley has spent much of his career on projects that focus on place making. From large urban districts to campus planning to individual buildings of a myriad of sizes, Isaac looks at design as creating something that is greater than its individual parts. Balancing the design and technical aspects of architecture, he enjoys the search for novel solutions to design. Having worked on award winning projects in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, he brings a global outlook towards his extensive experience in high rise, mixed use, campus and large scale projects.  Hailing from Kentucky, Isaac has lived in Boston, MA and Zürich, Switzerland. He chose Chicago to live after his education because of its outstanding architectural heritage and its vibrant environment for architects and planners. Isaac has studied and had an interest in the growth and development of Chicago since his studies in graduate school. He has lived in downtown Chicago since the early 2000s.  Isaac received a Bachelor of Science degree in Art and Design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master in Architecture degree from Harvard University.He is a registered architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED accredited professional

Isaac Persley

ipersley (at) blkarch.com

Isaac Persley has spent much of his career on projects that focus on place making. From large urban districts to campus planning to individual buildings of a myriad of sizes, Isaac looks at design as creating something that is greater than its individual parts. Balancing the design and technical aspects of architecture, he enjoys the search for novel solutions to design. Having worked on award winning projects in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, he brings a global outlook towards his extensive experience in high rise, mixed use, campus and large scale projects.

Hailing from Kentucky, Isaac has lived in Boston, MA and Zürich, Switzerland. He chose Chicago to live after his education because of its outstanding architectural heritage and its vibrant environment for architects and planners. Isaac has studied and had an interest in the growth and development of Chicago since his studies in graduate school. He has lived in downtown Chicago since the early 2000s.

Isaac received a Bachelor of Science degree in Art and Design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master in Architecture degree from Harvard University.He is a registered architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED accredited professional