Orders is the independent architectural practice of Jordan Hicks. Through careful attention to shapes and materials, Jordan designs buildings and spaces which are monumental yet intimate, playful yet composed, efficient yet gently psychedelic. The resulting spaces are a mise-en-scène for daily life where people can be calm, curious, and relaxed in the present moment.

As part of his practice, Jordan also designs and builds furniture. These pieces work simultaneously as components of architecture and as small-scale tests for new design techniques and sensibilities. Additionally, he writes to explore concepts about buildings, geometry, and meaning; his work has been published in Midwestern Architecture Journeys, The Avery Review, Avery Shorts, MONU, PLAT, Dimensions, and elsewhere.

Jordan is a registered architect in Illinois and a LEED Green Associate. By day, he works at Studio Gang Architects. Since 2013, he has contributed to many projects, including the award-winning MIRA tower, O’Hare Global Terminal, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, UCSC Kresge College, and other residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan’s Taubman College, Jordan also teaches graduate courses in architectural drawing at Illinois Institute of Technology. He lives in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood with his writer partner.

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