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Chicago, IL

Jason Lembke



  • Architecture
  • K-12 Schools
  • Principal
Jason Lembke
  • Principal
“The creation of new things, whether they are single spaces or buildings, drives me. If I don’t push myself, there is an opportunity lost. If I don’t push clients, there is an opportunity cost. Together, we can make any dream possible.”

Jason is an instigator of innovation for design teams across the firm. As a mentor to young professionals, he provokes designers to help them arrive at original and progressive solutions that elevate education for students, teachers, and communities across the globe.

Jason is a K-12 designer with expertise in the planning and design of 21st century learning environments. Practicing from the firm’s Chicago studio, he leads visioning and community engagement processes for school districts, securing funding and creating successful road maps for their future. His portfolio includes new school construction, and facility modernizations and renovations for Pre-K and K-8 schools to major high school campuses.

"The best part of designing schools is the realization that we are helping teachers and students.  Great design allows them to do more and be better by simply giving shape and space to support their daily needs.”

He associates some of his favorite career memories with the process of creating and designing. According to Jason, the people and process make a project come to life, and although design can be timeless, it should adapt as a school evolves.

Jason has been recognized as a 40-Under-40 honoree by Engineering News Record Midwest and Building Design+Construction. He also is an active member of the Association for Learning Environments.