Joseph Dolinar


Joe Dolinar serves as a managing partner on projects. Since starting in 1981, he has worked on some of the firm’s largest and most challenging assignments. Select projects include the more than $600 million redevelopment of Soldier Field and North Burnham Park; the proposed Chicago 2016 Olympic Stadium, a key component of the city’s bid to host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games; the Park Monroe, which involved the conversion of the top 10 floors of the Mid-Continental Plaza building at 55 East Monroe into 219 luxury condominiums; and corporate and government headquarters projects in Cleveland, Ohio; Birmingham, Alabama; and Kansas City, Missouri.

Recent projects include the new 678,000-square-foot Headquarters for the Americas for Japanese pharmaceutical company Astellas in Glenview, Illinois, and the addition of 24 stories atop 300 East Randolph in downtown Chicago. The 300 East Randolph building primarily serves as the headquarters of Health Care Service Corporation and its Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois division. It was initially designed and completed by the firm in 1997 as a 33-story facility with the potential for future expansion. The “vertical completion” of the building is noted as the world's largest such addition and fulfills the vision of the initial plan.

Mr. Dolinar received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame and his master’s from Ohio State University. He is a member of the AIA and currently serves on the board of directors for the Chicago affiliate of the ACE Mentor Program, a national program that serves high school youth who are exploring careers in architecture, construction and engineering.