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Donald Hackl, FAIA


Donald Hackl joined the firm in 1963 and has served as President of Loebl Schlossman & Hackl since 1975. As CEO for the past 36 years, the firm has expanded its services to clients worldwide and is internationally recognized for the quality of its design.

A Fellow and 63rd President of the American Institute of Architects, Mr. Hackl has been actively involved in practice leadership and professional and community affairs domestically and globally. He has also held numerous other AIA offices at the local, state and national levels. In addition, Mr. Hackl currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of the Union Internationale Des Architectes (UIA) in Paris, France, and is a Honorary Fellow / Member of UIA Architectural Societies in Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, Korea, Japan, Mexico and Spain.

Don has lectured extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad to professional groups, universities and governmental agencies. He has served as a Special Planning Consultant for the Cities of Changchun and Shenyang, China. He established the design policy within the firm for Sustainable Design.

He has authored numerous monographs on topics related to the profession and has been a frequent guest on radio and television programs and a contributing architectural expert to the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Crain’s Chicago Business and The Wall Street Journal on the subject of architecture and urban planning.