AIA CHICAGO HONORS CHICAGO’S SMALLEST BUILDINGS AT 2019 SMALL PROJECT AWARDS

05.20.2019

AIA CHICAGO HONORS CHICAGO’S SMALLEST BUILDINGS AT ANNUAL SMALL PROJECT AWARDS

A shipping container development in Detroit receives highest honors; all recognized entries demonstrate design excellence in the smallest details

In its 150th anniversary year,  AIA Chicago recognizes and celebrates the best smaller-scale structures—houses, businesses and objects designed by firms with 10 or fewer full-time employees. It’s a celebration of savvy architects working creatively with smaller budgets or tighter space constraints; of homeowners, small business owners, and organizations doing a lot with limited means and the spaces that serve them best.

The annual Small Project Awards invites these firms to submit their best work from the last five years. Awards are given in the following categories:

·         Residential Architecture

·         Commercial / Institutional Architecture

·         Objects

The jury of this year’s awards consisted of architects and experts in their fields, including

This year, the jury awarded one Honor Award—the highest distinction bestowed, to Detroit Shipping Company by Independent Design Architects. The Chicago-based firm created an innovative hub for food, culture and community in Detroit using 21 recycled shipping containers. Jurors called it, “more than vibrant; it’s alive.”

Eight other projects were awarded Citation of Merit awards, including several new residences in the Great Lakes region:

And, three Commercial/Institutional Citations of Merit were awarded to:

One Citation of Merit was awarded in the Object category to Social Stair by Farr Associates + Woodhouse Tinucci Architects.

Members of the public also selected Wanderlust Eyecare, a new eyecare facility in Northbrook, for the 2019 Pella Windows & Doors People's Choice Award. The facility was designed by Coorlas Architecture.

All submissions can be viewed here.

 

Thank you to the 2019 Small Project Awards LARGE Party & Exhibit Sponsors!