Mallory Rabeneck, based in our Chicago studio, interacts with clients to identify and tackle facility shortcomings, and she coordinates consultants to keep deadlines on track. Her renderings, collages, hand drawings, and other media build excitement and reveal how a design addresses challenges. Her visual representations might, for instance, show how student life interacts with cafeterias, entry spaces, or outdoor areas.
Mallory’s portfolio includes the John Hancock College Preparatory High School and research for the A.E.R.O. Therapeutic Center, one of the largest special education facilities in the Midwest.
She also contributes to the architectural community in Chicago and beyond. In grad school, she worked on the American Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2021. She also contributed to the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2021 by curating designs and research for potential collective spaces in vacant Chicago neighborhood lots.
Mallory joined our Chicago studio after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky. She then attended the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) three-year graduate program while working at Legat during summer and winter breaks, as well as part-time during semesters when she didn’t have a TA position. After earning her Master of Architecture at UIC, she resumed her full-time position at Legat.
In her spare time, Mallory enjoys hiking, exploring new areas of the city, and trying crafts like candle making, embroidery, and screen printing. She sometimes misses the small-town feel of Kentucky but still loves Chicago and absorbing lessons in architecture just by living there.