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Team Ultramoderne wins top prize for Chicago Lakefront Kiosk competition

Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
The results are finally revealed for the Chicago Architecture Biennial's Lakefront Kiosk competition! Launched last December, the competition invited architects worldwide to propose kiosk designs inspired by the Windy City and its Lake Michigan waterfront.  The winning proposal — in addition to three more kiosks designed by architects…

A closer look into Sponge, a Chicago Lakefront Kiosk entry by Joseph Choma

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The anticipated results of the Chicago Lakefront Kiosk competition will be revealed on August 3, just a few days away. In preparation for the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, architects worldwide proposed kiosk designs inspired by the Windy City and its Lake Michigan waterfront.  The winning proposal — in…

REMINDER: Register for the ChiDesign CADE competition by August 7!

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Earlier this month, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched their inaugural ChiDesign ideas competition, where participants are being challenged to create an inventive design approach for a Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). Designs must incorporate: a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF;…

Get a glimpse of LATITUDE’s “Metal Maple” Chicago Lakefront Kiosk entry, winner TBA!

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Chicago Architecture Biennial launched a Lakefront Kiosk competition last December in preparation for the city's first biennial exhibition this October. Architects around the globe were invited to send in their kiosk designs, which were inspired by the Windy City itself and its Lake Michigan waterfront. …

Send your ideas to the inaugural ChiDesign CADE competition

Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015
Here's a chance to design a new kind of building typology for the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Organized by the CAF, the ChiDesign ideas competition challenges entrants to propose a design for the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). Proposals must incorporate the following: a new headquarters,…

A closer look at Toshiki Hirano’s Chicago Lakefront Kiosk entry

Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015
In the months leading to the first-ever Chicago Architecture Biennial this October, the Biennial gave architects worldwide the chance to contribute in the Lakefront Kiosk Competition. A joint partnership between the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago, the competition invited architects to envision an…

Marina Bay, Millennium Park, Tongva Park among ULI Urban Open Space Award finalists

Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015
The Urban Land Institute's international Urban Open Space Award competition is down to the final six projects. Every year, the ULI commends exemplary large- and small-scale urban public spaces that socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their local communities. Eligible projects had to be open for more…

The 2015 Graham Foundation Grant recipients

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Graham Foundation celebrated the 2015 grant recipients at an evening ceremony and reception at the historic Madlener House, the Foundation's Chicago-based headquarters. The Foundation awarded a total of US$490,000 to 63 projects by individuals that engage in original approaches in the field of architecture. The list of presenters…

AIA Chicago 2015 Small Project awardees win big

Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015
The AIA Chicago chapter awarded big-time recognition to some of the city's small and emerging architectural firms as well as exceptional local small projects in the 2015 Small Project Awards. The Chapter announced the winners today at a festive party and exhibition in Chicago's Architectural…

Chicago Architecture Biennial announces 60+ participants

Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Details of the anticipated Chicago Architecture Biennial continue to emerge. Today, a roster of 63 participating architecture studios and artists representing more than 30 countries was announced. Biennial co-Artistic Directors Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda selected the participants alongside a notable advisory committee that includes David Adjaye,…

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