UPDATE: The deadline for submissions for the Burnham Prize has been extended to September 7th, 2015 with the announcement of the winning entries to occur on September 30th, 2015. In addition, student entry fees have been reduced to $25.00.
Affiliated with this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Chicago Architectural Club has announced the 2015 Burnham Prize Competition: Currencies of Architecture. This year’s Burnham Prize was inspired by the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s title, “The State of the Art of Architecture,” and explores the question: what is the state of the art of architecture today? Entrants are challenged to create a single image that exemplifies a point of view on the current state of architecture – whether it is a celebration, a challenge, a statement or anything else.
In architectural history, iconic images representing the zeitgeist of the age have come and gone. Whether images of buildings themselves or renderings of hypothetical futures, these images captured and questioned the state of architecture in their time, not only representing the present, but also suggesting future trends. This competition asks what the iconic image of today’s state of architecture would look like.
Penelope Dean (Professor, UIC)
Zurich Esposito (Vice President, AIA Chicago)
Peter Exley (Founder, Architecture Is Fun & Professor, SAIC)
Vedran Mimica (Associate Dean, IIT)
Ben Nicholson (Professor, SAIC)
Stanley Tigerman (Tigerman McCurry Architects)
Zoë Ryan (Curator of Architecture and Design, Art Institute of Chicago)
TitleChicago Architecture Club Announces 2015 Burnham Prize Competition: Currencies of Architecture
OrganizersChicago Architectural Club
Registration Deadline24/08/2015 12:00
Submission Deadline24/08/2015 12:00