Jennifer Costanzo

Operations Principal, STR Partners

Jennifer L. Costanzo


Jennifer Costanzo, AIA, LEED® AP serves as the Operations Principal at STR Partners. In this role she manages the firm’s resources, assigning project teams and leading the internal Quality Assurance/Quality Control process to ensure technically strong construction documents that document the owner's intent and goals. She is an advocate for sustainable and green design, working with clients to show them the advantages and methods to make their schools more environmentally aware and energy efficient. Jennifer acts as the Technical Principal on most projects, but also as a project manager.

In working with contractors, she brings a fair and logical approach to solving conflicts while maintaining the design intent, project schedule and budget. Her belief that environmentally sensitive and energy efficient buildings create better learning environments has led her to focus on educational facilities in her career. Jennifer heads the team for the firm’s work with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) through the Public Building Commission. Most recently, she completed the LEED Platinum-certified Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy. The Calmeca Academy, another urban prototype school for CPS, achieved LEED Gold. The Calumet Middle School Replacement is scheduled for completion this year, and will be presented for LEED Gold. She has been involved with client presentations and community town hall meetings, as well as presentations and meetings with many city departments.