Working primarily out of Studio Gang’s Chicago office, architect Todd Zima guides the design of multiple projects, focusing on institutional work with special attention to cultural-ecological connections and community-influenced design. His recent projects range in scale from the 10,000-sf Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College to the 400,000-sf University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons. Todd’s interest in the tensions and synergies between nature and the city informed the Studio’s design for the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, a project that transformed an artificial pond into a renewed ecological habitat.
Todd earned his Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois, where he spent a year in the Versailles, France Study Abroad Program. He has lectured at the University of Illinois and Kalamazoo College and has juried student reviews and competitions at the University of California, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Rhode Island School of Design, among others.
Registrations & Certifications
Registered Architect, Illinois
Member, American Institute of Architects
Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)