JAKE EBLE


EDUCATION

Eble received a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2015-17). While at Illinois, Eble was a part of the Chicago Studio, working alongside the Chicago Housing Authority, Department of Transportation and Alderman to create a masterplan that would reinvigorate the Cabrini Green neighborhood. Eble also participated in the AIA CRAN Here + Now National competition, studying single family homes that were informed by context, culture, and vernacular while embracing 21st century technology. His project Revitalizing the Rural was selected as a winner amongst over 500 entries across the country. Eble was also the winner of the Universities’ design excellence award for his Highrise and Habitat project Pinnacle. In addition to receiving his Masters degree, Eble also received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2011-15).


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since joining THOMAS SHAFER ARCHITECTS LLC in 2018, Eble has served as an architectural designer on several residential projects under the guidance of Mr. Thomas Shafer, AIA and Mr. Scott Crowe, AIA including; Glencoe Residence in Glencoe, IL (in progress), Chicago Condo (in progress), Longboat Key Florida Condo (in progress), and Woodland Modern (in progress).

Prior to joining THOMAS SHAFER ARCHITECTS LLC, Eble worked as an Architectural Designer at Krueck + Sexton Architects. At Krueck + Sexton, Eble worked on U.S. Embassies and Consulates in several locations around the globe including Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, Dhaka, and Nairobi. His primary focus was the development of a master plan for a new U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, Israel, which included a 200,000 sqare foot office building and the development of several other government buildings on a 16-acre site. He was also involved in the renovation of the firm’s award winning project Spertus Institute in Chicago.

In addition to his work at Krueck + Sexton, Eble was a part of a research team at Perkins + Will that focused on a masterplan for a large undeveloped area of land on the south branch of the Chicago River that was featured in the 2018 Chicago Biennial. He has also served as an architectural intern at FGM Architects and Archideas.

Eble is currently working toward his professional licensure through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).