Jonathan Orlove







University of Illinois at Chicago

Bachelor of Architecture


Jon is a Principal and Managing Director of SCB’s Chicago office. He brings nearly three decades of experience to the firm with a background in managing a wide range of award-winning projects including large-scale mixed-use developments, Class-A office towers, urban multifamily residential, and cultural projects in both the United States and around the world.

Jon believes in the value of collaboration with the entire team and organizes projects for success at their start. With a comprehensive knowledge of the design process, his proactive management approach benefits the client, the design team, and ultimately, the project.

Prior to joining SCB, Jon held leadership roles at, most recently, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, where he served as Director of Project Management, and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill as an Associate Partner.

Jon’s passion for the practice of architecture is evident through his participation in various professional organizations. He is currently serving a ten-year assignment on the AIA Documents Committee, and regularly speaks at national and local AIA conferences and events. He is a licensed architect in the State of Illinois, registered with NCARB, and holds a Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.