With over 20 years of work experience in K12, higher education and residential disciplines, Lori Day has led the design and implementation of many notable, award-winning projects. She is recognized for her innate ability to help clients translate their aspirations into forward-thinking design solutions that positively influence teaching and learning. Her passion for creativity, mentorship, and dedication to empowering the next generation of architects led her to teach a Graduate architectural design studio at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

Lori’s love of art early in life evolved into a love of architecture, as her experiences framed how fine art, architecture, and human behavior intersect. She offers a thoughtful perspective and creative ideas that help elevate design. Her approach to architectural projects brings a keen and sensitive design sensibility, while being mindful of technical constraints. Her leadership is characterized by kindness, humility, discernment, and good judgement.

Lori received her Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design from Ball State University. She is a licensed architect in the state of Illinois and is AIA and LEED AP accredited. She was elected to the 2023 Chicago AIA Board of Directors, Co-chair of the AIA Design Knowledge Committee, member of the Chicago Professional Women in Construction and Chicago Women Architects, and elected to the Gene Siskel Film Center Advisory Board.