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

Buildings

RANK
Name
Height
1 Shenzhen Tower

642 m / 2,106 ft

3 The St. Regis Chicago

363 m / 1,191 ft

4 Lakeshore East I Tower

290 m / 950 ft

5 UBTECH Headquarters

212 m / 696 ft

7 Cirrus

171 m / 562 ft

8 The Selby

171 m / 560 ft

9 300 NMA

157 m / 515 ft

11 The Roxy

148 m / 485 ft

12 Wolf Point West

148 m / 485 ft

13 Coast at Lakeshore East

142 m / 467 ft

RANK
Name
Height
1 Shenzhen Tower

642 m / 2,106 ft

2 H700

608 m / 1,995 ft

3 The St. Regis Chicago

363 m / 1,191 ft

4 Lakeshore East I Tower

290 m / 950 ft

5 UBTECH Headquarters

212 m / 696 ft

6 201 North Columbus

196 m / 642 ft

7 Cirrus

171 m / 562 ft

8 The Selby

171 m / 560 ft

9 300 NMA

157 m / 515 ft

10 501 Brazos Street

154 m / 504 ft

11 The Roxy

148 m / 485 ft

12 Wolf Point West

148 m / 485 ft

13 Coast at Lakeshore East

142 m / 467 ft

14 175 North Racine Avenue

137 m / 450 ft

15 MILA

135 m / 444 ft

16 6 Dawes Tower B

132 m / 433 ft

17 Garrison Point Tower 1

127 m / 417 ft

18 6 Dawes Tower C

126 m / 414 ft

19 Cascade

123 m / 403 ft

20 Exhibit on Superior

109 m / 357 ft

21 5th & Brazos

109 m / 357 ft

22 Gio Midtown

106 m / 348 ft

23 The Dylan

103 m / 338 ft

24 6 Dawes Tower A

102 m / 335 ft

25 170 North May Street

96 m / 315 ft

26 Renelle on the River

67 m / 221 ft

27 Union West Tower 1

59 m / 193 ft

28 Union West Tower 2

57 m / 186 ft

29 Hazel National Landing North Building

51 m / 167 ft

30 GEMS World Academy - Chicago, Lower School

47 m / 156 ft

31 Hazel National Landing South Building

41 m / 135 ft

32 193 North Columbus

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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.