AIA Announces Look Up Film Challenge Winners at Chicago Biennial

AIA Announces Look Up Film Challenge Winners at Chicago Biennial

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the winners of the Look Up Film Challenge at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Out of 26 entries for the competition launched earlier this year, a jury of architects and media professionals selected three top prize winners and recognized seven additional films in themed categories. The winning pieces best represent the competition’s call for films that highlight the impact that architects have on communities.

The winners of the Look Up Film Challenge are:

Grand Prize

“My City Listens,” filmed in in downtown Los Angeles, the film looks at how discovering a city is tied to personal identity and observing the interplay of textures and surfaces by Andrew Jeric and Soha Momeni.

Second Prize

“The RED Office,” about a San Diego-based real estate development company by the same name, and their multifaceted business model that incorporates architecture into the pursuit of a more livable city by Jeff Durkin and Dragan Radoicic.

Third Prize and People's Choice

“Mixed Plate Hawaii,” by Honolulu-based designer Kaoru Lovett, a film about how Hawaii’s diverse cultural heritage has proffered a diverse built environment over time or, as Lovett says, “life in four dimensions.

Community Impact: Designing for Progress

Design Resiliance: Cradle to Cradle

Historic Preservation (tie): Architect Tim Boden & Looking

Design & Health: Hometown Care

Diversity & Inclusion: Mixed Plate Hawaii

Emerging Professionals: High Line

Learn more about the competition, and the greater public awareness campaign, iLookUp, here.

Update: Since the announcement of the winners, "Mixed Plate Hawaii" has received the People's Choice Award. Changes to the original article has been made to reflect that. Congratulations to its creators! 

News via the American Institute of Architects.

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "AIA Announces Look Up Film Challenge Winners at Chicago Biennial " 03 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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