Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

About bKL Architecture

At bKL Architecture, they are committed to designing projects that only enhance the contexts in which we build, responding to the needs of clients, users and surrounding communities, while anticipating future uses and desires.

Founded by Thomas Kerwin in 2010 with the support of James Loewenberg, bKL is a team of passionate designers and practitioners with expertise in a variety of markets and project types. They design sophisticated, inspiring spaces and structures that are timeless yet forward-thinking.

bKL Architecture’s open studio environment encourages a spirited exchange of ideas. Their culturally diverse team brings together a broad range of skills, experiences and backgrounds to create a vibrant atmosphere and design process. At the center of their process is a focus on in-depth analysis, intensive experimentation and collaboration.

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bKL Architecture at CTBUH

CTBUH Staff Reaches New Heights at Chicago's Vista Tower

CTBUH Staff Reaches New Heights at Chicago's Vista Tower

14 Dec 2018, Tour Report – To bring a successful year to a close, CTBUH staff enjoyed an extensive tour of the…

CTBUH Staff Taste Riverfront Lifestyle at Chicago’s Wolf Point

CTBUH Staff Taste Riverfront Lifestyle at Chicago’s Wolf Point

8 Dec 2017, Tour Report – As a treat for a long year of hard work, CTBUH staff members took a top-to-bottom…

Wolf Point West Tower Tour

Wolf Point West Tower Tour

27 Aug 2015, Tour Report – CTBUH Chicago hosted a tour of Wolf Point West Tower, a new building currently under…

bKL Architecture at CTBUH

CTBUH Staff Reaches New Heights at Chicago's Vista Tower
14 Dec 2018, Chicago – Tour Report
To bring a successful year to a close, CTBUH staff enjoyed an extensive tour of the under-construction Vista Tower, a residential and hotel development in Chicago's Lakeshore East.
CTBUH Staff Taste Riverfront Lifestyle at Chicago’s Wolf Point
8 Dec 2017, Chicago – Tour Report
As a treat for a long year of hard work, CTBUH staff members took a top-to-bottom tour of Wolf Point West, a luxury apartment tower that sits on the Chicago River.
Wolf Point West Tower Tour
27 Aug 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
CTBUH Chicago hosted a tour of Wolf Point West Tower, a new building currently under construction along the Chicago River.
YPC Holds Student Workshop on Coast at Lakeshore East
20 Mar 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The Young Professionals Committee hosted its first student workshop at the University of Illinois at Chicago on the Coast at Lakeshore East.
Climbing the Coast: Tour Report of New Chicago Skyscraper
24 Jul 2012, Chicago – Tour Report
With only two floors left before topping out, the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee organized a tour last week of the Coast at Lakeshore East.

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Charles Hasbrouck

Charles Hasbrouck

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2019
Chicago, United States

Carl Moskus

Carl Moskus

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2019
Chicago, United States

Jon Gately

Jon Gately

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
Chicago, United States

Tall Buildings Involving bKL Architecture

1   Vista Tower 2020 363 m Chicago
2   The Selby 2019 171 m Toronto
3   Wolf Point West 2016 148 m Chicago
4   Coast at Lakeshore East 2013 142 m Chicago
5   Cascade 2021 138 m Chicago
6   MILA 2016 135 m Chicago
7   Garrison Point Tower 1 2020 127 m Toronto
8   Exhibit on Superior 2017 109 m Chicago
9   Renelle on the River 2019 67 m Chicago
10   Union West Tower 1 2020 59 m Chicago
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Shenzhen Tower - 642 m Shenzhen
2   Vista Tower 2020 363 m Chicago
3   Lakeshore East I Tower 2023 290 m Chicago
4   UBTECH Headquarters - 212 m Shenzhen
5   193 North Columbus 2021 183 m Chicago
6   The Selby 2019 171 m Toronto
7   Cirrus 2021 170 m Chicago
8   300 NMA - 158 m Chicago
9   501 Brazos Street - 154 m Austin
10   Wolf Point West 2016 148 m Chicago
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Proposed