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Lucas Goldbach, Associate AIA

Lucas, a Pittsburgh native, is a magna cum laude graduate of Miami University and School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received his Master’s Degree. At Miami University Lucas was on the rowing team, an honors student and participated in a design-build studio in Ghana. Graduate school brought Lucas to Chicago after a working as a high school English-Language Arts teacher in Memphis Tennessee.

In graduate school, Lucas was nominated for the Schiff Foundation Design and Writing Fellowships, a merit scholarship recipient and received Portfolio honors. As a graduate teaching assistant in the Design History Department, Lucas worked with students on Graduate level research and writing projects for Modern and Contemporary Design History.

Lucas’s graduate research and design explored his interest in Modernism, design psychology, and the visual nature of urban life. His thesis, Space Subverting Inhibitions: Gawking at Modernism, explored the transparent nature of Modern architecture in a dense urban environment and the ways that privacy and modesty are subverted by Modern spaces. The thesis was included in SET OFF (SAIC) Exhibition and Lucas was a featured panelist at the show’s opening.

Professionally, Lucas has worked in high end residential architecture in the Chicago area at Morgante-Wilson Architects and Massey Associates Architects before joining Mike Shively Architecture in 2016. Lucas brings an attention to detail, materials, and proportion to the projects he works on. Outside the office, Lucas is an avid marathon runner, donut enthusiast, and volunteers at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.