Jack Callahan, AIA


Jack R. Callahan, AIA joined the bba Architects team in early 2018. He has been a licensed architect since 2017 and has been practicing in Illinois since graduating in 2012 from the University of Notre Dame’s Bachelor of Architecture program. While in school, he won several research travel grants which allowed him to explore Greece and China, in addition to the year he spent studying in Rome, Italy. The program instilled in him an appreciation of history, admiration of craftsmanship, and an ongoing interest in discovering new cultures.  

Jack has worked on a variety of residential, institutional and commercial buildings. His main area of expertise is custom residential design (new construction, single family, and historic preservation). While primarily experienced in the City of Chicago and North Shore projects, highlights of his previous work have been in Jackson (WY), Lake Tahoe, and even China. Since joining bba Architects, he has led many Chicago area projects ranging from a Lincoln Park Transformation, Wicker Park Landmarks Renovation/Addition, and new English Style Northshore Estate.  He loves residential architecture because it offers such a rewarding interpersonal experience as we collaborate with our clients to make their dreams a reality.

When he isn’t pouring his passion into designing great buildings, he enjoys exploring Chicago and relaxing around his residing neighborhood of West Town/Wicker Park. His favorite hobbies include cycling around the city, grilling on his patio, boxing, discovering new cocktail lounges, and using his Spanish language skills.  He is constantly considering his next travel destination and challenge.  Jack dreamed of becoming an architect since the fifth grade and feels very fortunate to be practicing today.



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