Jeffrey Parfitt, LEED AP BD+C, NP

Architect – Associate

Jeff joined IDEA in 2007 to provide strong experience with mixed-use commercial development, public libraries, aviation terminals, exhibition halls, commercial office buildings, academic facilities, retail and multi-unit residential projects. His technical background is significant, having performed engineering coordination as well as extensive on-site construction administration.

Jeff enjoys year-round bicycling, gardening, cooking, drawing, metal casting and ceramics. Jeff privately dabbles in historic preservation, actively maintaining the upkeep of his over-130-year-old Chicago Landmark home.

Selected Experience

  • Eckhardt Research Center, The University of Chicago
  • Alsdorf Gallery, The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Social Security Administration Service Center, General Services Administration
  • Engine Company No. 16, Public Building Commission for Chicago Fire Department
  • Chicago Federal Center (Kluczynski & Dirksen Federal Buildings), General Services Administration
  • West Town Branch Library, Public Building Commission for Chicago Public Libraries
  • Fieldpointe of Schaumburg, Draper and Kramer
  • Roosevelt Collection, Centrum Properties (with A. Epstein & Sons, Intl.)
  • McCormick Place West Expansion, MPEA (with A. Epstein & Sons, Intl.)
  • 3250 Lacey Road, Hamilton Partners (with De Stefano + Partners)
  • 2001 York Road Center, The John Buck Company (with De Stefano + Partners)


Bachelor of Architecture
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University


Licensed Architect
State of Illinois, 2004