Jeffrey Zdenahlik, AIA

Associate Principal

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North Dakota State University
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

An Associate Principal, Staffing Director, and Project Manager at SCB, Jeff Zdenahlik has 22 years of experience at the firm and 35 years in the profession. As a Project Manager, he oversees all phases of a project and serves as the principal contact for the client. He is passionate about meeting and monitoring clients’ programs, project schedule, zoning and code compliance, technical quality, and working to ensure projects are delivered in accordance to the established budget and schedule.

Jeff’s experience as a Project Manager includes numerous mixed-used urban developments, high-rise residential, hospitality, senior housing, laboratory, and commercial office projects. Over the course of his tenure at SCB, Jeff has managed 15 large-scale, high-profile residential tower projects, including the 44-story Hubbard Place and the 48-story Kingsbury Plaza luxury rental buildings in Chicago’s River North community; the 35-story Sinclair mixed-use development in Chicago’s Gold Coast; the 46-story luxury rental tower at 500 Lake Shore Drive in Chicago; the 45-story Murano luxury condominium tower in Philadelphia; and the 38-story luxury rental Marquee at Block 37 tower in Chicago. He is currently managing the historic Tribune Tower condominium conversion project in Chicago.

Jeff is an integral member of the firm’s leadership team and has led the SCB intern program since its inception 20+ years ago. His dedication to mentorship and continuing education has made Jeff an invaluable resource and champion for young architects. In addition to his leadership within the firm, he serves as a Trustee of the Chicago Academy of Sciences and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Jeff is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and earned his Bachelor of Architecture from North Dakota State University.