Who is Design Group JEDI?

We are a 100% minority-owned, State of Illinois, Professional Design Firm.

We are #Architects #Planners and #Developers.

We conceive the projects, select their locations, acquire the land, determine the target market, obtain the
financing, oversee the design and construction, and lease-up, or sale of the completed building.
We take on the risks, capture a significant share of the value created by their designs, and profit from the

We treat your projects, no different our own.

We together, are the future.

Meet the Team

Principal Architect
Chuks Okwuje RA, MBA, EIT

Chuks sets and leads the direction and quality of the firm’s design activities, directing the design of multiple significant projects within the office and expanding the firm’s business. He brings 20+ years of experience as an architect, real estate strategist and financial officer to his role as Chairman and Principal-in-Charge.

Associate Principal
Rex Jose, RA

As the Associate Principal Rex is responsible for managing firm projects from concept through completion while simultaneously managing staff and client relationships. He maintains and provides a variety of business development tasks and operations.

Consulting Engineer
Emeka Ukaga, PE

Emeka provides engineering design consulting to the firm along with ongoing marketing and professional media support. He has a strong background in engineering, architecture, and sustainable design.

We do more than design buildings, we leave legacies. Our work includes:

  • Site Analysis
  • Code Compliance
  • Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Design
  • Development
  • Architectural Services
  • Architectural Research
  • Construction Documents
  • Interiors
  • Historic Preservation
  • Construction Administration
  • Project Management
  • 3D architectural
  • Project Financing 
  • Development Services