Grace Rappe

Grace Rappe, AIA, LEED AP

Managing Principal

In her role as managing principal for the Chicago architecture studio, Grace oversees the studio’s staff and sets the strategic vision for the practice. She develops and retains talent, delivers design excellence and technical quality to our clients, and strengthens the firm’s presence in Chicago and the surrounding area.

Grace brings over thirty years of experience to her role. Her portfolio includes architecture and landscape architecture projects in retail, mixed-use, education and civic in both the private and public sector, many of which are located in Chicago and the surrounding area. She has a particular interest in how public-private partnership and interdisciplinary collaboration can help create meaningful spaces and experiences that often defy traditional building or landscape typologies.

A long-time Chicago resident, Grace is active with both the local industry and the greater community. She has previously served on the board of directors for the Magnificent Mile Association, Chicago Gateway Green Association, and the Chicago Women in Architecture Foundation.