Spring 2016 Awards Season is Upon Us!




AIA Chicago is accepting submissions to the 6th annual Small Projects Awards through March 10, 2016. AIA Chicago's annual Small Firm/Small Projects Award program recognizes high quality work from small architectural firms and exceptional small local projects. Submissions open February 1, 2016.

Presented by the AIA Chicago Small Practitioners Group, the goal of this award program is to raise public awareness of the value that architects bring to small projects and to promote small practitioners as a resource for design excellence. All firms in the competition have fewer than nine licensed architects and architectural interns.

Save the date:
Small Projects Awards Party
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Architectural Artifacts
4325 N. Ravenswood Drive, Chicago

Interested in being a sponsor for this event? Contact Debora Donato at 312.374.1726

2015 Martin Roche Travel Scholar Returns from Ecuador

Sponsored by the AIA Chicago Foundation, last year’s winner of the Martin Roche Travel Scholarship has returned from her trip to Ecuador. Her project, titled RADICAL URBANISM, took her to several sites that embody the country’s 30-year Citizen’s Revolution. These government-sponsored social and developmental projects range in size, scope and location. Sanchez’s winning proposal took to her these locations to study how Ecuador is using architecture and urbanism to declare a new democratic republic of “Good Living.”

Sanchez will present on her travels on February 24, 2016 at AIA Chicago.

AIA Chicago will be accepting submissions for the 2016 Martin Roche Travel Scholarships beginning February 8. Applications will be accepted through April 1, 2016. Visit aiachicago.org for more information.