Associate Principal

Vanessa Wiltshire

  • AIA
  • Certificate in Historic Preservation
  • Registered Architect in Illinois
Vanessa Wiltshire, Associate Principal

Vanessa Wiltshire is an experienced project manager, architect and designer with 10 years of experience in the field. In her previous roles, Vanessa worked with clients throughout the U.S. and in various parts of the world. Her previous work focused primarily in the commercial, retail, hospitality and restaurant industries, with experience in LEED sustainable design and historic preservation.

Vanessa received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Master of Architecture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While studying at the Art Institute, she pursued a Certificate in Historic Preservation. She studied at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles in France and developed a strong interest in how modern architecture merges with the old.

Vanessa is a registered architect in the state of Illinois, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and a LEED Green Associate. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends and family, and playing soccer.


Master of Architecture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Certificate of Historic Preservation, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Vanessa Wiltshire, Associate Principal

In a parallel universe, what would your profession be?


What motivated you to become an architect?

The fact that it was multi-disciplinary (design, technical and business related)

Ideal superpower?

To freeze time

If you could live in another era, which would you choose?

Ancient Rome

Thing you're most competitive about?

Soccer (or sports in general)

Dream retirement location?

Hawaii, Italy or Spain (can’t choose)

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