Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces List of 2017 Participants

The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced the list of participants invited to contribute to the event’s second edition, which will be held from September 16 to January 7, 2018 in Chicago. More than 100 architecture firms and artists have been selected by 2017 artistic directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, founders of Los Angeles–based Johnston Marklee, to design exhibitions that will be displayed at the Chicago Cultural Center and throughout the city.

“Our goal for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial is to continue to build on the themes and ideas presented in the first edition,” explained Johnston and Lee. “We hope to examine, through the work of the chosen participants, the continuous engagement with questions of history and architecture as an evolutionary practice.”

“The City of Chicago is proud to host new projects by architects, artists and designers from around the world with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial,” commented Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the announcement. “We are pleased to announce another outstanding lineup of work and perspectives to build on the success of the inaugural 2015 edition. Not only will the breadth of work represented by designers from around the world showcase the future of architecture, but it will also further reinforce Chicago’s stature as a global city.”

The inaugural 2015 event was the largest architecture event in North America, attracting more than 530,000 visitors in its 3 month run. This year's list of participants is as follows:

  • 51N4E (Brussels, Belgium; Tirana, Albania)
  • 6A Architects (London, UK)
  • Ábalos+Sentkiewicz (Madrid, Spain; Cambridge, USA; Shanghai, China)
  • Adamo-Faiden (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • AGENdA agencia de arquitectura (Medellin, Colombia)
  • Aires Mateus (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Ana Prvački and SO-IL (Los Angeles, USA; New York, USA)
  • Andrew Kovacs (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Angela Deuber Architect (Chur, Switzerland)
  • Ania Jaworska (Chicago, USA)
  • ArandaLasch and Terrol Dew Johnson (New York, USA; Tucson, USA)
  • Archi-Union (Shanghai, China)
  • Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu (Ghent, Belgium)
  • Arno Brandlhuber and Christopher Roth (Berlin, Germany)
  • Atelier Manferdini (Venice, USA)
  • AWP office for territorial reconfiguration (Paris, France; London, UK)
  • Bak Gordon Arquitectos (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Barbas Lopes (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Barkow Leibinger (Berlin, Germany)
  • baukuh (Milan, Italy)
  • Besler & Sons LLC (Los Angeles, USA)
  • BLESS (Berlin, Germany)
  • Caruso St John (London, UK)
  • Charlap Hyman & Herrero (Los Angeles, USA; New York, USA)
  • Charles Waldheim (Cambridge, USA)
  • Christ & Gantenbein (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Daniel Everett (Chicago, USA; Salt Lake City, USA)
  • David Schalliol (Chicago, USA)
  • Dellekamp Arquitectos (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Design With Company (Chicago, USA)
  • Diego Arraigada Arquitectos (Rosario, Argentina)
  • DOGMA (Brussels, Belgium)
  • DRDH (London, UK)
  • ENSAMBLE STUDIO (Madrid, Spain; Boston, USA)
  • Éric Lapierre Architecture (Paris, France)
  • Estudio Barozzi Veiga (Barcelona, Spain)
  • fala atelier (Porto, Portugal)
  • Filip Dujardin (Ghent, Belgium)
  • Fiona Connor and Erin Besler (Los Angeles, USA; Auckland, New Zealand)
  • First Office (Los Angeles, USA)
  • formlessfinder (New York, USA)
  • Frida Escobedo (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Gerard and Kelly (Los Angeles, USA; New York, USA)
  • Go Hasegawa (Tokyo, Japan)
  • HHF Architects (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (Chicago, USA)
  • MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten and Philip Ursprung (Berlin, Germany)
  • James Welling (New York, USA)
  • Jesús Vassallo (Houston, USA)
  • Jorge Otero-Pailos (New York, USA)
  • June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff (New York, USA; Berlin, Germany)
  • Karamuk * Kuo Architects (New York, USA; Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Keith Krumwiede (New York, USA)
  • Kéré Architecture (Berlin, Germany)
  • Kuehn Malvezzi (Berlin, Germany)
  • Luisa Lambri (Milan, Italy)
  • Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Made In (Geneva, Switzerland; Zurich, Switzerland)
  • MAIO (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Marianne Mueller (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Marshall Brown (Chicago, USA)
  • MG&Co. (Houston, USA)
  • MONADNOCK (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
  • MOS (New York, USA)
  • Norman Kelley (Chicago, USA; New York, USA)
  • Nuno brandåo costa arquitectos Ida (Porto, Portugal)
  • OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen (Brussels, Belgium)
  • PASCAL FLAMMER (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Patrick Braouezec (Paris, France)
  • Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner (Chicago, USA; Denver, USA)
  • Pezo Von Ellrichshausen (Concepción, Chile)
  • Philipp Schaerer (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • PRODUCTORA (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • REAL Foundation (London, UK)
  • Robert Somol (Chicago, USA)
  • SADAR+VUGA (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Sam Jacob Studio (London, UK)
  • SAMI-arquitectos (Setubal, Portugal)
  • SANAA (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Sauter von Moos (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Sergison Bates (London, UK; Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Serie Architects (London, UK; Zurich, Switzerland)
  • SHINGO MASUDA+KATSUHISA OTSUBO Architects (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Stan Allen Architect (New York, USA)
  • Studio Anne Holtrop (Muharraq, Bahrain; Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Studiomumbai (Mumbai, India)
  • Sylvia Lavin (Los Angeles, USA)
  • T+E+A+M (Ann Arbor, USA)
  • Tatiana Bilbao Estudio (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Tham & Videgård Arkitekter (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • The Empire (Verona, Italy)
  • The Living (New York, USA)
  • The Los Angeles Design Group (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Thomas Baecker Bettina Kraus (Berlin, Germany)
  • Tigerman McCurry Architects (Chicago, USA)
  • Toshiko Mori Architect (New York, USA)
  • UrbanLab (Chicago, USA; Los Angeles, USA)
  • Urbanus (Shenzhen, China; Beijing, China)
  • Veronika Kellndorfer (Berlin, Germany)
  • Work Architecture Company (New York, USA)
  • Zago Architecture (Los Angeles, USA)
  • ZAO/standardarchitecture (Shanghai, China)

For the 2017 edition, Johnson and Lee have selected the theme of “Make New History,” which will explore “the axis between history and modernity and the axis between architecture and art.”

You can learn more about the event on its official website, here.

Johnston Marklee Named Artistic Directors of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces List of 2017 Participants" 06 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

James Welling, 8183, 2016 from the series Chicago, 2016-2017, Courtesy the Artist and David Zwirner, New York and London. Image Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial


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