Performance Driven, Poetically Crafted Architecture

Jenna Staff

A former Jackson County “Princess” (tiara and all!), Jenna grew up on a small farm near Northfield, Wisconsin before attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. It wasn’t until she met a British architect while teaching English abroad after graduation that she considered switching paths and pursuing a career in architecture and design.

Jenna then headed back to school to earn her Master of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture. Now living in Chicago, Jenna loves to run in her spare time and recently completed her first ultra-marathon – a whole 50K!


When she was 15, Jenna created a dance school for elementary-age children and had dreams of going to college for dance.