Who is Design Group JEDI?

We are a minority-owned, experience-based firm, consisting of multi-national and multi-lingual practitioners, headquartered in Chicago, with regional offices in Houston, TX, and Phoenix, AZ.

Our work comprises new construction, adaptive reuse, and historic preservation projects, encompassing 25+ years of built work. We specialize in residential, multi-family, commercial, office, institutional, and retail buildings and spaces.

As proponents of Adaptive Reuse, we encourage and are adept at repurposing existing buildings for uses other than intended. We strive to position new buildings within a contextual framework that embraces the urban space. 

We strive to integrate art into the fabric of design with architecture that creates a sense of place that is visually engaging, contextually responsive to the community, and timeless. 

We have built our foundation and reputation with many satisfied clients throughout the years.

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.

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