CTBUH Silver Member

bKL Architecture

About

Member Since: 2012

Member Offices: Chicago

Website: http://www.bklarch.com

At bKL Architecture, they are committed to designing projects that only enhance the contexts in which we build, responding to the needs of clients, users and surrounding communities, while anticipating future uses and desires.

Founded by Thomas Kerwin in 2010 with the support of James Loewenberg, bKL is a team of passionate designers and practitioners with expertise in a variety of markets and project types. They design sophisticated, inspiring spaces and structures that are timeless yet forward-thinking.

bKL Architecture’s open studio environment encourages a spirited exchange of ideas. Their culturally diverse team brings together a broad range of skills, experiences and backgrounds to create a vibrant atmosphere and design process. At the center of their process is a focus on in-depth analysis, intensive experimentation and collaboration.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Interior Design; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2012

Member Offices

  • Chicago

Buildings

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Shenzhen Tower

642 m / 2,106 ft

2

St. Regis Chicago

362.9 m / 1,191 ft

3

Lakeshore East I Tower

289.6 m / 950 ft

4

UBTECH Headquarters

212 m / 696 ft

5

Cirrus

171.4 m / 562 ft

6

The Selby

170.6 m / 560 ft

7

300 NMA

157.6 m / 517 ft

8

Wolf Point West

147.8 m / 485 ft

9

Coast at Lakeshore East

142.2 m / 467 ft

10

MILA

135.5 m / 444 ft

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Shenzhen Tower

Shenzhen

642 m

2,106 ft

2

H700

Shenzhen

608 m

1,995 ft

3

St. Regis Chicago

Chicago

363 m

1,191 ft

4

Lakeshore East I Tower

Chicago

290 m

950 ft

5

UBTECH Headquarters

Shenzhen

212 m

696 ft

6

201 North Columbus

Chicago

196 m

642 ft

7

Cirrus

Chicago

171 m

562 ft

8

The Selby

Toronto

171 m

560 ft

9

300 NMA

Chicago

158 m

517 ft

10

501 Brazos Street

Austin

154 m

504 ft

11

Wolf Point West

Chicago

148 m

485 ft

12

Coast at Lakeshore East

Chicago

142 m

467 ft

13

MILA

Chicago

136 m

444 ft

14

Garrison Point Tower 1

Toronto

127 m

417 ft

15

Cascade

Chicago

123 m

403 ft

16

Exhibit on Superior

Chicago

109 m

357 ft

17

5th & Brazos

Austin

109 m

357 ft

18

Gio Midtown

Miami

106 m

348 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 31 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,095 other buildings of the same residential function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

19

Renelle on the River

Chicago

67 m

221 ft

20

Union West Tower 1

Chicago

59 m

193 ft

21

Union West Tower 2

Chicago

57 m

186 ft

22

GEMS World Academy - Chicago, Lower School

Chicago

47 m

156 ft

23

193 North Columbus

Chicago

- m

- ft

CTBUH Initiatives Involving bKL Architecture

Chicago Future Leaders to Tour Vista Tower (Sold Out)

08 August 2019

The CTBUH Chicago Future Leaders Committee will lead a tour of Vista Tower, which upon completion will be the tallest Chicago building designed by a woman.

CTBUH Staff Reaches New Heights at Chicago's Vista Tower

14 December 2018

To bring a successful year to a close, CTBUH staff enjoyed an extensive tour of the under-construction Vista Tower, a residential and hotel development in Chicago's Lakeshore East.

CTBUH Staff Taste Riverfront Lifestyle at Chicago’s Wolf Point

08 December 2017

As a treat for a long year of hard work, CTBUH staff members took a top-to-bottom tour of Wolf Point West, a luxury apartment tower that sits on the Chicago River.

Wolf Point West Tower Tour

27 August 2015

CTBUH Chicago hosted a tour of Wolf Point West Tower, a new building currently under construction along the Chicago River.

YPC Holds Student Workshop on Coast at Lakeshore East

20 March 2013

The Young Professionals Committee hosted its first student workshop at the University of Illinois at Chicago on the Coast at Lakeshore East.

Climbing the Coast: Tour Report of New Chicago Skyscraper

24 July 2012

With only two floors left before topping out, the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee organized a tour last week of the Coast at Lakeshore East.