Lucas Staib

Lucas Staib

Chicago, IL, US



Lucas is an open minded and professional architectural and graphic designer in Chicago, Illinois with exceptional outcomes in domestic and international design and construction, especially in high-end residential design. A team player committed to creating the best possible experience for clients and communities.


Moment Design, Hinsdale, IL, US, Architectural Designer

May 2017 - current

Chipman Design Architecture, Des Plaines, IL, US, Architectural Designer

Design, drafting, and permit documets for retail prototypes.

Jan 2017 - May 2017

Charles Vincent George, Naperville, IL, US, Project Coordinator and Materials Library Coordinator

Responsibilities and experience in all phases of design and construction; from sales calls to site visits, and everything in between.

Job Captain: Working directly with lead designers on translating their ideas and sketches into schematic presentations, 3D models and renderings, design development drawings, and fully functioning construction documents.

Project Coordinator: Lead designer, client relations, CD creation, contractor/consultant/engineering coordination, materials selections, and overall experience management.

Materials Library Coordinator: Organizing, updating, and curating of the latest and greatest building materials and finishes to facilitate the needs of a high-end, contemporary firm.

May 2013 - Jan 2017

Play-Well TEKnologies, Chicago, IL, US, Lead Instructor

Encouraging creativity, problem solving, and excitement in the Engineers, Architects, Designers, and Builders of tomorrow.

Jul 2012 - May 2013

Searl Lamaster Howe, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Designer/Draftsman

Temporary position as architectural designer / draftsman for the Dwyer Residence. My work as the primary drafter and producer of construction documents for the project required strong independent initiative and very organized coordination between principal architect, client, structural engineer, and local construction consultant to ensure that the concepts, ideas, and sketches of the architect and client were transposed in to working architectural drawings. The result is a full set of plans, sections, elevations, details, schedules, and diagrams to what will be a truly beautiful vacation home. Other work included detailing, revisions, and coordination of architectural drawings for other projects including the Wesbury Residence.

Feb 2012 - May 2012

LEGO Group, Cleveland, OH, US, Store Supervisor

Hired as Sales Associate, I was soon promoted to Store Supervisor based on ability to quickly assimilate and promote corporate culture and build an effective and efficient team in a newly opened store. Part of my responsibilities included implementing customer and employee focused programs and surveys for which I achieved 90% or higher on all customer satisfaction surveys and management evaluations. Other responsibilities included supervision of customer service, employee development and relations, positioning of product and promotions, measuring & reporting store results and numerous make the place run duties including the opening and closing of the store.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2011

Haman & Pawlowski Architects, Johnstown, PA, US, Architectural Intern

As an architectural Intern for Mr. Jeff Haman, AIA and Mr. Edwin Pawlowski, AIA, I was part of a design team responsible for the design development and detailing of many projects, such as The Bach Wellness Center, a 14,436 square foot health and fitness addition to Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. My contributions to the design and development of the Wellness Center can be seen through out the building, but most directly in the window and door detailing. My responsibilities, as part of the design team, included the production of construction documents and working hand in hand with the custom window manufacturers, meeting natural day lighting requirements and the aesthetic desires of the clients. Other responsibilities included the organization and duplication of construction document sets; preliminary site visits, photo documentation and measurement taking; client meetings, and general office organization and communication.

May 2008 - Aug 2009


Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, MArch, Architecture

Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative | Cleveland, OH
Masters Degree in Architecture with a focus in Urban Design

Graduate Semester Abroad
KSU Florence | Italy | Palazzo Cerchi | August - December 2010
Italy . Germany . Denmark . Sweden . Ireland . France . The Netherlands

Aug 2010 - Aug 2011

Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, BArch, Architecture

Kent State University | Kent, OH | Graduated Cum Laude | May 2010

First Year Experience Instructor (3 Years) for incoming Freshmen to Kent State University's College of Architectural and Environmental Design.

Undergraduate Semester Abroad
KSU Florence | Italy | Palazzo Cerchi | January - May 2009
Italy . Germany . The Netherlands . Greece . Spain . Egypt

Aug 2006 - May 2010


Revisioning Weinland Park (Publication), Honorable Mention

Urban Design Collaboration | Weinland Park | Columbus, OH | 2011
The results of my research and designs, under Professor Maurizio Sabini PhD, RA, were a significant contributor to Revisioning Weinland Park [Volume 2] by Jonathan Leonard. Through working with community leaders the developers of the sites in Weinland Park in Columbus, OH, we were able to prove the importance of strengthening community interaction and the prevention of further gentrification through the use of mixed-income housing and urban farming. Published May 26, 2011 by Ohio State University and International Poverty Solution Collaborative.


European Cities Exhibition, Other

Palazzo Cerchi | Florence, Italy | 2010
As a final project for the graduate European Cities course, instructed by Giovanni Damiani, I designed and organized The European Cities Exhibition, as well as presented my material along with my colleagues. The exhibition displayed analytical and investigatory projects ranging from videos, diagrams, photography, models, sketches, and interactive installations explaining the urban, architectural, and detailed discoveries on our architectural tours to Berlin, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; and The Netherlands.

Instructor: Giovanni Damiani


Kent State University's Integrated Design Competetion, Honorable Mention

Kent State University’s Integrated Design Competition is the comprehensive final project for their fourth year design studio. The project was a proposal for a new CoOp Branch for the Baltimore International College and focused on all aspects of building design and construction including site work, design development, building efficiencies, code requirements, mechanical systems, electrical and plumbing, structure, and sustainability and regenerative operations.

Partner: Logan Marhefka
Architectural Consultant: Charles Frederick
Mechanical Consultant: Matthew Setzekorn
Electrical Consultant: James Stadelman
Structural Consultant: Hollee Becker


Areas of Specialization