Kwong Von Glinow
1326 W. Ardmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
New Building, Interior Design, Remodel, Restoration/Preservation, Planning/Urban Design
Residential Building Types
Single Family, Multi-Unit, High-Rise, Mixed-Use
Commercial Building Types
Mixed-Use, Retail, Office, Industrial
Kwong Von Glinow is an award-winning architecture practice based in Chicago founded on the belief that architecture is meant to be enjoyed. The practice builds the thoroughly enjoyable from the slightly familiar. Their work translates forward-looking architectural concepts into playful designs with broad appeal. Taking an optimistic and explorative approach, KVG focuses on creating innovative living environments, places for cultural engagement, urban public space, and contemporary workspaces. The office was founded in 2017 by Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow and has delivered projects ranging from single-family homes to multi-family residential buildings, public and cultural spaces, exhibitions, and designed objects.
The firm’s current projects include the renovation of a 12,000-square-foot Howard Van Doren Shaw home in Highland Park, IL for an art collector family; the inaugural Designing a Better Chicago Riverwalk pavilion to be built in summer 2021; and a community center and housing project in New York. They recently completed both Ardmore House—a single family home in Chicago—and the new Swiss Consulate Chicago at the Hancock Tower.
Select Practice Awards
• 2020 Named "Next Progressive" by Architect Magazine
• 2019 Named Artists-in-Residence at IIT
• 2019 Received Graham Foundation Grant to Individuals
• 2018 Received Architectural League Prize for Young Architects
• 2017 Wallpaper* Magazine’s list of top Emerging Practices
Select Project Awards
• 2021 AIA Illinois for Excellence in Interiors, Ardmore House
• 2021 AIA Chicago, Distinguished Building, Citation of Merit, Ardmore House
• 2021 AIA Chicago, Interior Architecture, Citation of Merit, Swiss Consulate
• 2021 AIA Chicago Small Project Honor Award, Ardmore House
• 2019 1st Prize Designing a Better Chicago, Give me a minute, please!
• 2017 1st Prize Hong Kong Housing, Towers within a Tower
• 2017 1st Prize New York Housing, Table Top Apartments
• 2017 1st Prize, 2016 Chicago Prize, Grand Lattices