Austin Bower

Chicago, IL

Austin is a Chicago native with a passion for exploring his city on bike rides, embracing nature by hugging trees, and expressing his creativity through drawing. As an architect, he is motivated by the profound impact buildings can have on community identity and pride. With a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Austin’s artistic background and appetite for exploration inform his approach to design, as he strives to create spaces that uplift and inspire.

In his spare time, Austin nurtures a sense of adventure, dreaming of one day traveling to the moon. He also harbors a unique fun fact: he possesses the impressive ability to devour an apple in a single bite.

Growing up, Austin wanted to play the triangle in the school orchestra.