ABOUT

JOEL BERMAN

ALA, LEED-AP, NCARB

State of Illinois Licensed Architect

Chicago Self-Certified

+1 773.275.5968

Joel@BermanArchitecture.com

5212 N Clark, Suite 3

Chicago, IL 60640 USA

Joel Berman  is the founder and president of Joel Berman Architecture & Design, Ltd., a Chicago architecture firm specializing in adaptive reuse and heritage restoration for restaurant, hospitality, institutional and residential development. Project work includes the award-winning preservation and renovation of a 1920s White Castle Hamburger building, and conversion of a 1906 Chicago fire station into a major video production and editing facility.

Joel is a registered architect, and he is a member of the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA).  He is certified as an Accredited Professional in Building Construction and Design by the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-AP BD+C). He is designated by the City of Chicago as a Self-Certified Architect.

Joel emphasizes the use of clear and fast sketching as part of the design process. He has extensive experience as a teacher of architectural sketching at Columbia College Chicago, The Chicago Architecture Foundation, and The Ontario Association of Architects.

INSTRUCTOR / SPEAKER VITAE

June, 2018: Instructor, Urban Sketchers Chicago, Annual Conference, Chicago Illinois. How to Sketch like an Architect.

May 31, 2018: Instructor, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Architects’ Association of New Brunswick, Annual Conference, St. John, New Brunswick. Freehand Sketching for Architects:Will teach licensed architects how to sketch at various locations on site in downtown St. John, New Brunswick.

May 24-25, 2018: Instructor, Ontario Association of Architects, Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario. Freehand Sketching for Architect: Will teach licensed architects at various locations on site in Downtown Toronto.

May 10, 2018: Instructor, Alberta Association of Architects, Annual Conference, Banff, Alberta: Will teach Licensed Architects how to sketch at various sites in Downtown St. John, New Brunswick.

May, 2017: Instructor, Ontario Association of Architects and Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. Immersion [Joy of Sketch]. Taught licensed architects to freehand sketch at various locations in downtown Ottawa, ON.

May 13, 2017: Instructor, Chicago Urban Sketchers, Chicago IL. How to sketch like an architect. Full day seminar at various locations on the Chicago Riverwalk.

April, 2017: Adjunct faculty, Highland Park High School, Illinois. Taught 15-20 high school students how to sketch.

Summer, 2016: Instructor, Kendall College Chicago, Illinois. Hospitality Design.
July 2016: Instructor, Urban Sketchers Chicago Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois. How to Sketch Like an Architect.

May 2016: Instructor, Ontario Association of Architects Annual Conference, Hamilton, Ontario: Freehand Sketching for Architects: One Day Immersion [or – The Joy of Sketch]. Taught full day seminars of 15-20 architects at various locations on site in Downtown Toronto, ON.

July, 2015: Instructor, Urban Sketchers Chicago Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois: How to Sketch Like an Architect.

May 2015: Instructor, Ontario Association of Architects Annual Conference, Hamilton, Ontario: Freehand Sketching for Architects: One Day Immersion [or – The Joy of Sketch]. Taught full day seminars of 15-20 architects at various locations on site in downtown Hamilton, ON.

July, 2014: Instructor, Urban Sketchers Chicago Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois: How to Sketch Like an Architect.

May 2014: Instructor, Ontario Association of Architects Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec: Freehand Sketching for Architects: One Day Immersion [or – The Joy of Sketch]. Taught a full day seminars of 20 architects at various locations on site in the Old City of Montreal.

March 2014: Consultant, International Home and Housewares Show, Chicago, Illinois: Remodeling or Building, a Specialty Retailer Consulting Session – worked one on one with retail store owners.

July 2013: Instructor, Chicago Architecture Foundation & The National Endowment of the
Humanities (NEH) Landmark Series: The American Skyscraper
, Transforming Chicago and the Nation. Taught 30 primary school teachers from around the United States how to freehand sketch and how to teach freehand sketching.

July 2012: Instructor, Chicago Architecture Foundation & The National Endowment of the
Humanities (NEH) Landmark Series: The American Skyscraper
, Transforming Chicago and the Nation. Taught 30 primary school teachers from around the United States how to freehand sketch and how to teach freehand sketching.

2005-2011: Instructor, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, Illinois: How to Sketch Like an Architect. Taught classes of 15-25 students of all ages on site at various locations in downtown Chicago.

July 2010: Instructor, Chicago Architecture Foundation & The National Endowment of the
Humanities (NEH) Landmark Series: The American Skyscraper
, Transforming Chicago and the Nation. Taught 30 primary school teachers from around the United States how to freehand sketch and how to teach freehand sketching.

July 2009: Instructor, Chicago Architecture Foundation & The National Endowment of the
Humanities (NEH) Landmark Series: The American Skyscraper
, Transforming Chicago and the Nation. Taught 30 primary school teachers from around the United States how to freehand sketch and how to teach freehand sketching.

August 5, 2010: Tour Guide, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago River Architectural Kayak Tour through the Loop.

June 17, 2010: Tour Guide, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago River Architectural Kayak Tour through the Loop.

March 2009: Speaker, International Home and Housewares Show, Chicago, Illinois: Designing Your Store: Including Sustainability from the Build Out to the Merchandising.

1997-2005: Instructor, Columbia College Chicago, Illinois: Adjunct Faculty. Taught Masters and Undergraduate courses in freehand sketching and AutoCAD.