Life-long learning is a core value of Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects.

Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects devotes a percentage of time annually to basic research on topics designed to develop, expand and create new knowledge in the field of architecture and design.



Occasionally we travel together in pursuit of learning and inspiration. Our firm has traveled as far as Berlin, and as nearby as the Milwaukee Art Museum.



Mr. Worn has spoken and taught extensively on accessible design, sustainable design and affordable housing in locations across the nation.

  • UIUC The Illinois School of Architecture (2010 to present)
  • UIC School of Architecture, Chicago, IL (2001-2010)
  • Designing for Changing Acuities, American Geriatric Society, Chicago, IL (May, 2006)
  • RE:Thinking, Arts Club, Chicago, IL (July, 2006)
  • Passive Solar, Thermal Comfort, Chicago Center for Green Technology, Chicago, IL (September, 2004)
  • Green Buildings for Viability, Field Museum, Chicago, IL (April, 2004)
  • Indoor Air Quality, Green Building Symposium, Chicago, IL (October, 2003)
  • Earth-Day and Environmental Justice, UIC, Earth-Month Celebration, Chicago, IL (April, 2003)
  • Accessibility and the Church, Missouri Lutheran Synod, Riverside, IL (March, 2003
  • The Tenant Workplace Equation, Interface, Chicago, IL (February, 2003)
  • Third Stream Green, Friends of the Downtown, City of Chicago Cultural Center (August, 2002)
  • Affordable Green Housing, Urban Revitalization II Conference, Chicago, IL (July, 2002)
  • Faith-Based Accessibility, Conference on Church accessibility, Elmhurst, IL (June, 2002)
  • New Principles of Universal Design, Building Today for Tomorrow, Green Bay, WI (April, 2002)
  • Design Matters Symposium, Chicago, IL (October, 2001)
  • Energy Considerations in Affordable Housing, Urban Revitalization Conference, Chicago, IL (July, 2001)
  • Green Homes for Chicago, AIA professional Development Conference, Chicago, IL (June, 2001)
  • Fair Housing Act: the Architect\’s Role, AIA professional Development Conference, Chicago, IL (June, 2000)
  • Arthritis and Access, National Hardware Institute, Chicago, IL (1999)
  • Disability Basics, the American Institute of Architects, Chicago, IL (1998)
  • Universal Design and Affordability, Building Dreams through Accessible Housing, Chicago, IL (1995)
  • The Architect’s Role, Building for Everyone, New York, NY (1995)
  • Affordable Universal Housing, Universal Accessibility Conference, Washington DC (1994)