Kelly Somers







University of Notre Dame
Bachelor of Architecture


As Principal and Senior Architect, Kelly works closely with clients, consultants, contractors, and regulatory agencies to ensure the highest quality in the design, coordination, and execution of projects. Her collaborative and solution-focused approach to project management fosters strong team relationships and champions the core SCB values of innovative design and technical expertise throughout all project phases.

During her career at SCB, Kelly has overseen projects in various market sectors across the country, including high-rise residential, hospitality, commercial office, and campus environments. Some of her most notable projects include The Laurel, a mixed-use luxury condominium high-rise on historic Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia; Hanover Boulevard Place, a mixed-use office and apartment tower in Houston; and The Summit at University City, a mixed-use retail, dining, and student housing high-rise on the campus of Drexel University.

Kelly has distinguished herself as an influential firmwide leader. She oversees one of SCB’s commercial architecture studios in the Chicago office, managing aspects of firm operations and performance while emphasizing an open and collaborative working environment. In her role, Kelly is also dedicated to fostering career growth and professional development for SCB’s talented staff.

Kelly is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and Chicago Women in Architecture. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional and certified with NCARB. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame.