Currently on display until August 22, AIA Chicago is honoring its Small Project Awards winners at 23 E. Madison in downtown Chicago as part of the Chicago Loop Alliance’s Pop-Up Art Loop initiative. Designed in collaboration with Chicago-based branding firm a5, the exhibit offers yet another opportunity for AIA Chicago and its Small Practitioners Group to showcase the smaller-scale innovations that architects work on in their day-to-day practice. The third annual Small Firm/Small Project Award program recognizes high quality work from small Chicago architectural firms and exceptional small local projects. More images information after the break.
2013 winners include:
-Blender Architecture’s “Articulated Pods”
-Harding Partners’ “DuPage A.M.E. Chapel and Administration Wing”
-dSPACE Studio’s “Historic Wicker Park 2-Flat Conversion and Modern Addition”
-SIDE architecture’s “Locomobile Lofts”
-Shapiro Associates’ “Music Box Films”
-SIDE architecture’s “Planted Environment”
-Architecture Is Fun’s “Treehouse Chapel” for St Chrysostom’s Day School
-SIDE architecture’s “Unit 4906”
-Kuklinski + Rappe Architects’ “The Very Expensive Refrigerator”
-David Genc’s “Art Studio in the Woods”
-SMNG-A Architects’ “Guest House”
-Tigerman McCurry Architects’ “Lakeside Studio”
-Wilkinson Design Corporation’s “Seeley Residence”
-The Archi/Build Group’s “Equilibrium”
-Wilkinson Design Corporation’s “Denim Wall”
Presented by the AIA Chicago Small Practitioners Group, the goal of this award program is to raise public awareness of the value that architects bring to small projects and to promote small practitioners as a resource for design excellence. All firms in the competition have nine or less licensed architects & architectural interns.
For more information on the exhibit, please visit here.