Noah joined Wheeler Kearns Architects in January of 2013. He has been a licensed architect since 2009 and a LEED accredited professional since 2006. He has extensive experience in a wide variety of project types, including large-scale educational projects, historically sensitive adaptive reuse projects, and interior renovations for commercial and institutional clients. His experience includes the renovation of the Conaway Center for Columbia College Chicago, the Flaxman Library renovation for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Expansion which has received numerous awards including three AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards. Noah also was the project architect for the Howard Brown Health – Broadway Youth Center which includes a health clinic, multiple day-time community spaces, and private spaces for counseling, career, and social services.
Prior to joining WKA, Noah was the project architect on an award-winning LEED Gold renovation of a six-story office building in downtown Chicago for the General Services Administration.
While growing up in Chicago and in college at Columbia University, Noah has been fascinated by the complexity and richness of urban conditions. He studied philosophy as an undergraduate, but his interest in buildings, infrastructure, and technology led him to architecture, which he studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His thesis, “Playing on the Tracks” proposed a multi-modal rail station that used computation to render and memorialize the daily performances of the city (trains, commuters, tourists, students, and traffic). His interest in computation has led him to develop custom software applications for architectural graphic installations.
Noah and his wife Anne, a National Practice Leader at NELSON Worldwide, live in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood with their two children and dog Sophie. Both Noah and his wife are active in the volunteer community in Chicago, participating in such events as Diffa, Dining by Design, and Rebuilding Together Chicago.