IllinoisCRE CallisonRTKL announces new hire in Chicago, Sarah Wicker February 17, 2020 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Sarah Wicker has joined the Chicago office of global architecture, planning and design firm CallisonRTKL as vice president, director of research. Wicker will oversee the development and direction of the new firm-wide research team. A creative thinker and skilled strategist, Wicker will focus on advancing human-centered strategy processes—creating a platform for better design through relevant and impactful research. This is a return to CallisonRTKL for Wicker, as she previously worked in the firm’s Dallas office as vice president, brand strategy and office director. Most recently, she was director, Americas for London-based Portland Design, responsible for leading and building the multi-disciplinary design agency’s first practice in the Americas region.