Managing Principal & Architect
Danielle Tillman’s specialty is built environments that naturally integrate into their communities. As Managing Principal of Chicago-headquartered bKL Architecture, Tillman has become an expert at infusing architecture with social mindfulness. Throughout her career she looks to cultivate relationships with neighborhood leaders and residents, synthesizing their requirements and feedback into the project program. Danielle’s global portfolio includes mixed-use and residential developments including Chicago’s Wolf Point West and Exhibit on Superior, The Selby in Toronto Canada, and select projects in China. Key educational and institutional projects include GEMS World Academy, numerous Chicago Public School projects, and the renovation and expansion of the Whitney Young Public Library.
Danielle earned a BS in mathematics from Spelman College and a master’s in Architecture from the University of Michigan. She holds a Certificate of Real Estate Development. Danielle is a member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), the AIA Chicago Foundation Board, Business Leadership Council, the International Women’s Forum (IWF), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Chicago Women in Architecture (CWA) and CREW Chicago. She is a licensed architect in the state of Illinois.