Joel Berman is the founder and president of Joel Berman Architecture & Design, Ltd., a Chicago architecture firm specializing in adaptive reuse and heritage restoration for restaurant, hospitality, institutional and residential development. Project work includes the award-winning preservation and renovation of a 1920s White Castle Hamburger building, and conversion of a 1906 Chicago fire station into a major video production and editing facility.
Joel is a registered architect, is LEED accredited, and has NCARB certification allowing lquick licensure reciprocity with states and provinces. He is designated by the City of Chicago as a Self-Certified Architect.
Joel emphasizes the use of clear and fast sketching as part of the design process. Joel has extensive experience as a teacher of architectural sketching at Columbia College Chicago, The Chicago Architecture Foundation, and The Ontario Association of Architects.