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Morgante Wilson Architects Promotes Alicia Chlebek Blakely To Associate Of Architecture

May 14, 2021

Evanston, Ill.-based Morgante Wilson Architects, Ltd., a leading architecture and interior design firm, today announced it has promoted Alicia Chlebek Blakely from project manager to associate of architecture.

“One of the things we’re most proud of as a family-owned firm is the long tenure many of our team members have with us as they develop professionally and reach new milestones in their careers,” said Fred Wilson, co-founder and co-principal of Morgante Wilson Architects (MWA). “Alicia has been an important part of Morgante Wilson for nearly eight years, and it has been extremely gratifying to watch her step up to new challenges and responsibilities. As we build on the growth trajectory this company has been on in recent years, Alicia is part of our next generation of leaders that will see us into the future.”

In her new role, Blakely will continue her focus on single-family residential design, and will also take on new responsibilities, such as planning and managing internal professional development seminars for MWA staff. Additionally, she will be involved in promoting sustainable design ideas and managing MWA’s social media channels.

Blakely joined MWA in 2013 as a project manager, a position in which she was involved in all aspects of the design process, including completing technical drawings, ensuring compliance with construction and building codes, and evaluating project sites. In addition to her residential work, she has project experience across other building types including mixed-use, healthcare, commercial, retail and education.

A graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, Blakely is active in Chicago Women in Architecture and is currently pursuing her architecture license and certification with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

About Morgante Wilson Architects:
Morgante Wilson Architects, Ltd. is an architecture, interior design and urban planning firm specializing in residential and commercial design, as well as LEED certification. Founded in 1987, Morgante Wilson Architects has designed innumerable projects throughout Chicago, the Midwest and the country. Morgante Wilson has received AIA Chicago’s prestigious “Young Architect Award,” AIA Special Recognition Award for Interiors, as well as awards for several historic rehabilitation projects. The firm’s work has been featured in an array of noteworthy publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal and Chicago Tribune to Traditional Home, while its projects have been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Chicago Architectural Foundation and the Chicago Athenaeum. For more information on the company, visit To learn more about Morgante Wilson Architects’ projects and approach to design, visit its blog, “Show & Live Well,” at


Alicia Chlebek Blakely has been promoted from project manager to associate of architecture at Morgante Wilson Architects.