March 26, 2024

Wright Heerema Architects Welcomes John Kolb as Interior Design Director

CHICAGO, IL – March 26, 2024 – Wright Heerema Architects, a Chicago-based architectural and interior design firm, is thrilled to announce John Kolb as WHA’s new Interior Design Director.

Kolb brings over 30 years of experience in high-quality interior design solutions and has successfully led projects spanning various sectors, including commercial, hospitality, and multifamily residential. With a rich leadership background, he has spearheaded design, documentation, and construction processes, aligning strategic client objectives with team goals.

One of his standout achievements features the Warsaw Financial Center in Warsaw, Poland. He led interior design for the iconic 32-story office building, overseeing a dynamic team of designers and engineers. Notable tenants within include Altheimer & Gray, Cameron McKenna, Chase Bank, General Electric, and World Bank.

While commercial real estate continues to rapidly evolve, companies realize it’s vital to provide offices that promote employee engagement, collaboration, and well-being. Alongside our talented design team, Kolb’s diverse perspective will play a key role in strengthening our clients’ business performance through innovative workplace design.

“John brings a wealth of experience to Wright Heerema Architects, particularly in workplace and multifamily residential amenities,” said Stephen T. Wright, WHA’s Principal and Founder. “His unique experience will add another dimension to our deep understanding of the heightened expectations of today’s workplace occupiers and their staff. This allows us to continuously deliver spaces that not only inspire tenants, but also bolster our clients’ property investments.”

Kolb, an honors graduate in Environmental Design from Kendall College of Art and Design, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He is a Registered Interior Designer in Illinois and a professional member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Furthermore, he is recognized as a LEED Accredited Professional by the United States Green Building Council.