Lena is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where she received her Masters in Architecture. During her last semester, she participated in the Chicago Studio Program where she was able to intern for OKW part time. Lena also interned for us last summer where she helped with design development and construction documents. Passionate about digital fabrication, Lena is planning to bring her 3D printer into the office this year to see what OKW can create!
Growing up on a fish farm in Southern Illinois, Lena enjoys all outdoor activities; bonus points if it there’s a lake involved. She’s excited to trade in fish ponds and cornfields for rooftops and skyscrapers and is already making the most of her new city life.
If I were not an architect, I would be: Working at a fashion magazine
I knew I wanted to be a designer/architect when: The top thing on my Christmas list was a new desk with a built-in tracing light…at the age of 6
Favorite cereal: Anything that’s mostly sugar :)
3 things I could not live without: Good food, a body of water to swim in, and people to enjoy it with