Jennifer Meakins

Jennifer Meakins

Chicago, IL, US





University of Illinois - Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Visiting Teaching Associate

Aug 2012 - current

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Design and Research Intern for the Architecture and Design Department

Assisted with research, exhibition design, writing, and curatorial decisions for the Building: Inside Studio Gang exhibition (Open Sept 2012 - Feb 2013). Also assisted with the research and writing for the exhibition catalog by the same name.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Undergraduate Architecture and Theory teaching assistant

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

Community Studio, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Architecture Intern

Produced drawings and executed building code research for agency submittal and client presentations for both new construction and building re-use projects. Prepared drawings for schematic, design development and construction documents. Participated in design and construction client presentations and contractor meetings.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2012

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, US, Bachelors, Environmental Geography

Aug 2001 - May 2005


UIC Portfolio Day, Faculty Choice Award, Honorable Mention

My portfolio was chosen as one of 15 from over 100 by graduate students at UIC School of Architecture. Awarded the Faculty Choice Award Honorable Mention.


Year End Show, Selected Exhibitor, Nomination

Selected as one of four from graduate class to present project from Fall 2011, Re-Telling Pruitt-Igoe for award consideration. Studio Critics: Sam Jacob (FAT) and Grant Gibson (CamesGibson)


Schiff Foundation Fellowship Nominee, Nomination

Founded by Harold Schiff in 1988, the Schiff Foundation Fellowship for Architecture is among the most prestigious prizes for architecture students in the United States. Each year the Illinois Institute of Technology, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago nominate a select group of students to submit projects developed in advanced design studios. The award serves as an important primer for future architectural competitions and has enabled winners to complete graduate degrees, pursue internships at firms around the world, and launch their own architecture offices.

Following in the early 20th-century tradition of annual juried architecture exhibitions at the Art Institute, this presentation of the 2012 submissions to the Schiff Foundation Fellowship is a testament to the vibrant culture of architectural research and education in Chicago. The wide range of approaches to subject matter, research, and presentation in these projects reflects the goals of studio courses at the three schools, while highlighting important contemporary issues in the architectural profession at large. From buildings that respond to local ecology and recent political events, to critical reappraisals of historical districts and architectural styles, these topical proposals explore how architects engage with the world today.


Women's Architectural League Scholorship, Scholarship


UIC SOA Portfolio Day, Nomination


Full Tuition Waiver, Scholarship

Awarded Merit-based full tuition waiver for Fall 2010 semester.