Alan Schachtman

Director, Residential Business Unit Leader

As Director of Clayco’s residential business unit, Alan provides design, planning, technical and financial oversight and delivers full-service building solutions to clients on a national level. He has over 35 years of experience in the design of a wide range of residential, multi-use, hotel and hospitality projects. Alan looks for clients, projects and relationships that understand and embrace the partnering concept in pursuit of great opportunities to deliver impactful results for our clients.

What Inspires You?

“What inspires me is the big idea – looking at the fabric of a city and determining how sites and buildings can fit into and improve the fabric of the city and the life of those who use it and live there.  Executing that big idea and seeing it through to completion is both inspiring and satisfying.”

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Chicago Architecture Foundation, former Board of Trustees
Urban Land Institute, Member
Urban Land Institute, Instructor, Advanced Real Estate Development Course
Adjunct Professor, Real Estate Development course at Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
Chicago Building Council, former Board of Trustees, Development Entities Chair
Chicago Area Homebuilders, ARO Task Force
AIA, member, Advisory Task Force to Commissioner of Buildings, City of Chicago


Master of Architecture University of Illinois – Champaign, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis, Missouri


Expertise in large, complex projects, residential high and mid-rise projects, multiple structural and enclosure systems.