Jay Longo is a Principal at Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) and serves as part of the firm’s commercial office leadership team. He has more than 20 years of experience, along with an impressive portfolio of office, urban mixed-use development, and institutional projects. His design work focuses on high-performance façades, digital fabrication, and sustainable strategies for clients across the world.
Jay leads the design process from start to finish on projects varying in size and complexity. His past commercial office projects include the LEED Gold Panduit world headquarters in Tinley Park, IL; AMCOL headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL; and the headquarters for Reinsurance Group of America in Chesterfield, MS. Prior to joining SCB, Longo served as President of Forum Studio and a Founding Partner of The Longo Park Design Workshop. He has also held leadership positions at Gensler, where he was a principal, design director, and co-leader of the firm’s headquarters practice area.
Jay serves on the Alumni Board of Governors at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and Urban Land Institute (ULI). He has lectured and given numerous presentations regarding sustainable commercial building design at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago History Museum, USGBC Chicago Chapter, Green Build, University of Illinois (both the Chicago and Champaign-Urbana campuses), and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan.