With 30+ years of project planning, design, management, and creative experience at leading architecture firms in Chicago, Kerl LaJeune’s leadership combines his vast knowledge and experience in strengthening projects of quality with great attention to detail. He has developed an acute professional capability in dealing with complex design problems and technical challenges. The familiarity and focus on project excellence and constructability have been the foundation of his career both professionally and academically.
At the PBC, Mr. LaJeune’s senior management as the Deputy Director of Planning and Design oversees new and renovated, municipal, commercial, K-12 educational projects, for public facilities and infrastructure on behalf of the City of Chicago per the Mayor’s Office, Cook County, and various sister agencies. He provides continued leadership, communication, technical and decision making on design, detailed design coordination, and QA/QC monitoring responsibilities over assigned architectural and engineering consultants.
Kerl’s past experiences have included over 13+ years as an Adjunct Professor in Architecture with a focus on design and technology at the three major architectural institutions in Chicago; UIC, IIT, and Archeworks. His active involvements and volunteerism have stretched from community-based organizations to not-for-profit groups, student enrichment with mentoring, and other affiliated activities linked to professional practice. The various executive-level Board of Director positions continue to be a worthwhile experience where he shares strategic opportunities, coupled with critical thinking for a unique perspective.