Managing Director

Chad Wentz, AIA, IIDA

Fun Fact

Chad is from the Midwest and has 35 first cousins on his mother’s side of the family. His competitive mindset started very young, vying for Grandma Gertrude’s favoritism.

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As a Managing Director at Silling, Chad works to ensure we approach each project with a client-centered focus and deliver on the firm’s mission of providing critical design with servant humility.  With over 25 years of experience, Chad first started his career in corporate workplace design and grew a client base to include several Fortune 500 companies, leading complex multi-disciplinary projects that required assembling high-performance teams to deliver on strategy, branding, technology integration, and sustainability.  Prior to joining Silling, Chad led design studios for 12 years at Gensler and Little, focusing on the practice areas of Workplace, Aviation, Multi-family, Retail and Mixed-Use projects.  His leadership approach is predicated on listening and focusing on what matters most.


American Institute of Architects (AIA)
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)


Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kent State University


Santa Clarita Courthouse Design Criteria Package
Signature Aviation, Corporate Headquarters*
Signature Aviation, Fixed Base Operator (FBO) and Hangar Projects*
Finastra, North American Headquarters*
Duke Energy, Florida Regional Headquarters*
Tavistock Development Group, Corporate Office*
Tavistock Restaurant Collection, Corporate Office*
AdventHealth, Corporate and Medical Offices*
Fairwinds Credit Union, Corporate Offices*
Universal Creative, Corporate Office*
City of Orlando*
The Good Pour*
State Farm, Regional Corporate Offices*
American Express, Corporate Offices*
ConocoPhilips, Government Affairs Office*
Arizona Public Service, Government Affairs Office*

* Projects completed with prior firm