Frank Soldano is Vice President of Architecture and Planning at Related Midwest. Since joining the company in 1992, Soldano has served in both construction and architectural project management positions on adaptive reuse, historic preservation and new construction projects that range from mixed-income developments to luxury high rises. In his current role, Soldano is responsible for technical coordination and quality control across projects. He helps establish sustainability goals for all Related Midwest developments, overseeing the certification process in programs that include LEED, Enterprise Green Communities and Green Globes.
Over his nearly three decades with the company, Soldano has been involved in the development of multiple LEED-certified projects in Chicago, including 340 on the Park— Chicago’s first LEED Silver certified residential high-rise building—and Lathrop, certified LEED Gold in 2018 and our first LEED Neighborhood Development project. His portfolio also includes several LEED Silver and Gold certified projects, including the 70-story One Bennett Park and the Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library.
Beyond LEED, under Soldano’s leadership Lathrop’s first phase also received Enterprise Green Communities certification. Another of his projects, The Row, will soon receive the Green Globes certification.
Soldano completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies, a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in architecture. He is a licensed architect and became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2008. Soldano also serves on the advisory board of The Building Energy Resource Hub, which provides stakeholders in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois’ building industry with critical training and resources to meet aggressive climate action goals while building an inclusive green economy.