Name: Jason Lembke
Job Title: Director, K-12 education
Firm Name and Location: Legat Architects, Chicago
Age: 36
Professional Credentials: AIA, LEED AP, CDB Certified Project Manager
Education: BS, Architectural Studies, Southern Illinois University
Accomplishments:

Leads Legat’s K-12 education practice, which accounts for more than 40% of firm’s annual revenue ($13.6 million in 2010, according to BD+C’s 2010 Giants 300 report). Instrumental in growing this practice over the last decade.

Collaborates with America’s Schoolhouse Council (a consortium of the nation’s top U.S. educational architects) to develop reference materials and virtual tools for an inquiry-based classroom model.

Participated in “Flip This Classroom” in 2010, pro bono classroom makeover projects at Chicago Bulls College Prep and Glen Crest Middle School, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

RECENT PROJECTS

325,000-sf campus master plan, Mundelein (Ill.) High School

LEED-NC Joliet (Ill.) Junior College

Vision planning, program requirements, and educational specifications, Lincoln County School District 2, Afton, Wyo.

Extracurricular:

Member, board of directors, Lakeside Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit focused on the art and history of McHenry County, Ill.

Off the Clock:

Favorite food: pizza with ham and pineapple.

Wife’s also an architect, so home improvement projects never end.

Secret Life:

Owns a 1947 Case SC tractor, a keepsake from his grandparents’ farm.

 

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