Josh Saeger has a reputation for taking on multiple projects. At a previous firm, he worked on site concept renderings, construction document details, and schematic drawings for four projects simultaneously.
His relationship with Legat began during a 2017 summer internship with the Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB). As an intern, Josh joined CDB’s project manager on routine visits to College of Lake County to document the construction of its Science and Engineering Building designed by Legat.
Now a member of Legat’s Chicago studio, Josh has worked on Metra’s 59th and 60th street station renovations and Metra’s Morgan Park – 115th Street station rehabilitation project. Before joining Legat, Josh worked on health club, municipal, multifamily residential, and educational projects while employed at smaller firms.
Josh’s venture into architecture started after his junior year of high school during a two-week summer program at the University of Kentucky. While there, Josh realized that “architecture isn’t only about making something aesthetically pleasing but also something functional for people and a community to better their lives.”
In his free time, Josh likes cooking, trying new recipes, and riding his bike along Lake Michigan. Each year, he joins his family for the Bike MS event, during which they ride 50-75 miles to raise money to combat multiple sclerosis.
Josh holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture (with a focus on urbanism and community design) from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.