I had the pleasure of interviewing architect Angela Spadoni, the director of residential architecture at Skender. On this podcast episode, we discuss how the company is taking the industry forward with modular construction.
Skender is one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019”. Last year, the Chicago-based construction, design and manufacturing firm launched Skender Manufacturing to produce modular apartment units. We discuss the company’s new, vertically integrated business model, what makes it stand out, and the value it will provide to stakeholders.
Angela Spadoni, AIA is the director of residential architecture at Skender where she oversees multifamily design projects, including the design of housing modules produced in Skender’s new Chicago manufacturing facility. With more than 10 years of international and domestic experience, Spadoni brings to Skender an impressive background in multifamily, condominium, retail and high-rise design.
Prior to joining Skender, Spadoni was a director at bKL Architecture in Chicago. She oversaw the design of numerous large-scale apartment high-rises in Chicago, including three towers on North Lake Shore Drive and East Wacker Drive; Union West, comprising two 15-story apartment towers in the West Loop; and was a member of the design team for Wolf Point West, a 48-story LEED Silver luxury tower in River North. She also helped design The Selby, a 49-story luxury apartment tower in Toronto. Other notable projects include two mid-rise buildings for Chicago’s K-12 GEMS World Academy, as well as a privately-owned 10-story residential building geared towards Northwestern University students in Evanston.
Spadoni earned a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in design from Arizona State University. An active member in Chicago’s architecture community, Angela currently serves as vice chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Local Chicago Product Council.