Four projects have been shortlisted for the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) for Emerging Architecture. Announced by the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and its Dean Wiel Arets, the prestigious prize aims to recognize an emerging practice with the most outstanding built work in the Americas. The winner, which will be announced in May, will be awarded a $25,000 prize and an IIT research professorship that will focus on rethinking the metropolis.
Spanning the Americas from Chile to Canada, the shortlisted projects are...
Maximilian’s Schell; Los Angeles, California, US / Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues
An esteemed jury will experience the finalists’ work first hand before inviting them to present their ideas at the IIT’s legendary S.R. Crown Hall on May 20. Here, the jury will engage in a direct dialogue about the works, before ultimately deciding the MCHAP winner after the presentations conclude.
The 2014 MCHAP Jury, includes:
- Wiel Arets, Dean of the College of Architecture and Rowe Family College of Architecture Dean Endowed Chair at IIT, Chicago
- Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at GSAPP, Columbia University, New York
- Jorge Francisco Liernur, Architect, Professor at Torcuato Di Tella University, and Researcher of Argentina’s National Council for Scientific and Technical Investigation, Buenos Aires
- Dominique Perrault, Founding Principal, Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris
- Sarah Whiting, Dean and William Ward Watkin Professor, Rice School of Architecture, Houston