Jennifer Settle, Senior Associate (Chicago)
  • Senior Associate
  • Education: University of Notre Dame + University of California, Berkeley
  • Dog Breed: Boxer/Pit
  • Bicycle: Hybrid with a trailer

A proven leader in managing projects from broad scale thinking to concrete built form, focused on community goals and their vision for the future

Jennifer brings over 15 years of experience in transforming the built environment to enhance people’s everyday lives. In her career she has led numerous community design charrettes and played a critical role in neighborhood, city, and regional master planning projects. These visions formed the basis for innovative comprehensive and zoning plan overhauls, as well as the future build-out of important development sites. She holds the unique ability to craft projects from broad scale thinking to concrete built form. Advocating for intentional communities and resilient neighborhoods, she seeks to enrich the lives of each individual within a model of diverse housing where everyone receives the support of and access to vibrant and beautiful places. Jennifer collaborates with cities seeking to make their regulations better align with the goals of their community, vision for the future, and realities of their place.

She recently led the zoning code update for the City of South Bend, winner of the 2021 Richard Dreihaus Form-Based Code award.