Joel Berman, LEED-AP, is the founder and president of Joel Berman Architecture & Design, Ltd., a Chicago architecture firm specializing in inner city adaptive reuse and heritage restoration for restaurant, hospitality, institutional and residential development. Project work includes an award winning historic preservation renovation of a 1920s White Castle Hamburger building, and conversion of a 1906 Chicago fire station into a major video production facility.
For Joel, clear and fast sketching has been a factor in the success of his design work and architectural practice.
In addition to running a successful practice, Joel has taught architectural sketching at the Art Institute of Chicago (1997), Columbia College School of Interior Architecture (1997-2004), the Chicago Architectural Foundation Adult Education Program (2005-2011), and for the United States National Endowment for the Humanities/Chicago Architecture Foundation Urban Gateways Program (2009-2013).
At the seminar this summer Joel will be teaching Workshop 3: How to Sketch like an Architect.
Area of specialty in sketching
pen & ink and pencil
When Joel is not building, renovating, designing or sketching you can generally find him on the river, boating or kayaking.
See more of Joel’s work online:
Architectural Practice: www.BermanArchitecture.com
Freehand Sketch Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvsj30bekZs
Chicago Architecture Foundation Class: http://www.presentingarchitecture.com/directory/2011/08/29/architectural-drawing-how-to- sketch-like-an-architect/