Vanessa Wiltshire has over 12 years of experience in the architecture and design field and has worked on retail, hospitality, commercial, multi-unit residential, and community related projects. She has worked thought the U.S. and has experience working with national corporate accounts, local community groups, as well as municipal districts, including the City of Chicago.
Prior to collaborating with Bruce Nagel + Partners, Vanessa was an Associate Principal and Project Manager at a Chicago based firm. She was in charge of leading multi-disciplinary project teams through all phases of design, documentation, and construction. In practice she values a holistic design approach, and believes good architecture is a delicate balance between materiality, mechanics, detail, and design.
Vanessa received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Master of Architecture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While studying at the Art Institute, she pursued a Certificate in Historic Preservation. She studied at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles in France and developed a strong interest in how modern architecture merges with the old.
Vanessa is a registered architect in the state of Illinois and a LEED Green Associate professional.