Joseph Peltier

Joseph Peltier

Chicago, IL, US



I am a licensed architect in Illinois. I hold a Master of Architecture degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL and a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning from Arizona State University

With a background in urban planning, I have a strong interest in civic architecture, the design of public space, and socially responsible design.

I see design as a means to explore the concurrences of culture, politics, ecology, and urbanism and I am interested in architecture’s capacity to act as a commentary on society. I also have an appreciation for the act of building and I believe that successful architecture confides in refined craft and detail to gild our surroundings. 



Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Architect

Design team member for innovative, large-scale projects in Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Project typologies include office, residential, retail, and civic/governmental.

Aug 2018 - current

SCB, Chicago, IL, US, Designer Technical III

Worked directly with the Design Principal and Assoc. Design Principal from conceptual phases onward for more than 5 mixed-use residential high-rise projects. Project budgets averaged $80 million or greater.
Generated initial designs and concepts to procure new projects.

Aug 2015 - Aug 2018

Brubaker Architects, Wilmette, IL, US, Intern Architect

Integral team member on a series of related projects for Aurora Healthcare in Milwaukee, WI. Projects included new Neuro-Operating rooms with viewing gallery, a 32-bed Intensive Care Unit, Research Labs, and hospital-wide life safety documents.

Oct 2013 - Aug 2018

Visualhouse, New York, NY, US, Junior Artist

Creating design and marketing images for high-profile projects.

Oct 2012 - Oct 2013

Panto-Ulema, Chicago, IL, US, Intern Architect

Prepared permit sets for small commercial build-out projects.

Aug 2012 - Oct 2012

IIT College of Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Teaching Assistant

Created assignments, graded papers, and conducted research to assist in the instruction of the course 'Ecological Basis of Planning.'

Jan 2012 - May 2012

City of Scottsdale Advance Planning + Design Studio, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Intern

Completed various graphics, research, field-work and surveying projects to assist and compliment policy-making for long-rang city development.

Jul 2008 - Jul 2009


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2012

Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Bachelors, Urban Planning

Aug 2005 - May 2009


Exhibition: The Plant Exchange, Other

Opened December 2011 at the Plant Chicago, 1400 W 46th Street


Sun Devil Scholarship, Scholarship


ATHENA Scholarship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization