“With the zig-zaggety lightning streak she carved into the 27-story glass facade of the Wit hotel, architect Jackie Koo, of Koo and Associates, injected high voltage energy onto State Street. Not bad for a Plato-loving former philosophy student who changed her path. “Architecture uses the best of your mind,” says Koo. “You really have to use everything. It starts with an idea” — ­and consumes every nook and cranny.”

Chicago Tribune
Barbara Mahany
February 11, 2011