John Benware

John Benware

Oak Lawn, IL, US



I have made the exploration of the practice of architecture, from the practical to the artistic, one of my life's pursuits. I see architecture as a practical art which requires the ability to look at problems from many different points of view, from engineering to aesthetics to economic, and to craft the best solution for my clients.



JFBjr Architect, P.C., Oak Lawn, IL, US, Owner

For the past number of years, I have been responsible for the operation of my own architectural firm. I am responsible for all aspects of the business. In addition to the design and production of documents relating to buildings for my clients, I am also responsible for business development, the selection and hiring of consultants, and accounting relating to each project and the business as a whole.

Jan 2009 - current

Silhouette Design Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Project Architect

Apr 2008 - Nov 2009

Linden Group, Inc., Orland Park, IL, US, Project Architect

I was personally responsible for the handling of a client who developed office condominium spaces marketed primarily to health professionals. We acted as the design consultants in a design-build type situation. I designed offices for doctors of all specialties, including pediatrics, plastic surgeons, and general practice physicians. I was also called upon to design plans for MRI testing suites, which included the MRI equipment, and other testing equipment like X-Rays and nuclear medicine equipment. In addition to medical clients, the developer also attracted other tenants, including a day care center, attorney offices, and computer data centers. I was the project architect for all the projects from this particular client, and created a series of templates and standards to speed the process for myself and the client.

Mar 2002 - Apr 2008


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, US, Masters, School of Architecture

Sep 1986 - May 1992

Areas of Specialization