Stepping Out

Meet the 2015 class of 30 Under 30 and go behind the scenes at the cover photo shoot.

May 13, 2015

The 2015 class of 30 Under 30 got its foothold during the dark days following the financial crisis. The tenacity and resilience that got them through those tough times are now propelling them to new professional heights. Whether you’re a newcomer or a veteran of the business, you’ll gain inspiration from these young stars who dedicate themselves to getting the job done no matter the obstacles.

Click on the profiles below to learn more about this year's honorees.

Also go on location at this year's photo shoot at Architectural Artifacts in Chicago. Find out what goes into choosing the ideal backdrop, and meet the six honorees featured on the cover.




alex belcherallison goodhartalyssa hellmanamanda allen jorgensenamy-campbellbradley loisjay obrieneric rollokendahl mcintyrenelson duquematthew barkerkelly hendersonderek spraguedanielle rileydaniel thomasdaniel randjeffrey borstelljordan grandlundjustin helmuskaitlyn gillinghamlauren hassonlawrence wongleslie marie moenlisa robertssaliq khawarsarah pomerleauscott myerssubhi gharbiehtara moorewhitney harvey


Contributing writers: Grant Boelter, Erica Christoffer, G.M. Filisko, Pamela Dittmer McKuen, Maggie Sieger, Sam Silverstein, Zachary Wilmes, and Graham Wood