K+S is proud to share that two of our projects have won AIA Chicago 2012 design awards!
Our project for Tishman Speyer at 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC has received a Divine Detail Special Recognition Award, with the jury commenting that the added facade is a “new way of thinking.”
Our S.N. Shure Theater in Niles IL has received the presitigious Interior Architecture Honor Award, the highest award that can be bestowed upon an interiors project.
We thank our great teams of consultants on these projects for their help and expertise, our forward-thinking clients who recognize that good design is good business, and the AIA jury members who found interest in our work.
Copyright: John Boehm
Robert Sharoff recently wrote a great piece on Wiel Arets, IIT’s new Dean for the College of Architecture. Read it here, including a quote by Mark Sexton with his thoughts on why he believes Aret’s will be an important asset to our city and to the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Join Docomomo US, with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, in a celebration of modernism in the U.S. from coast to coast. The Chicago day-trip includes a special tour of the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois. Tom Jacobs will discuss our recent restoration work at the house, alongside historian Franz Schulze, biographer of Mies van der Rohe.
Find out more here.
Krueck+Sexton has partnered with Mercy Housing Lakefront on a solution to Building Trust International’s competition for a $30,000 house – a cost-effective housing for the homeless. The design challenge was open, but limited to creating a solution for an urban area of a developed country. With 95 million people in the United States lacking safe, decent and affordable housing, and with about 100,000 people suffering from homelessness in Chicago alone, we felt compelled to design a comprehensive solution for this reality. Our project takes into account constructability, modularity, adaptability, density, and sustainability. Above all, our design is a beginning – to a broader exploration of how to create dignified, permanent, community-centric and cost-effective solutions for organizations doing good work for the homeless in Chicago.
See our submission here.
It’s Official! Last month Tom Jacobs, AIA, was awarded a Young Architect Award from AIA President Jeffery Potter and CEO Robert Ivy. Congratulations Tom!
Mark Sexton has been asked again to participate as a panelist for the 2012 Public Museum Grants Program.
The program was formed by the Govenor of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to review and recommend funding to public museum applying for state-wide capital grants. This year the panel will review 66 applications and award a total of $15m in funding. Mark also served the state in the last panel for the program in 2010.
Tom and Zurich talk about being a 2012 Young Architect Recipient by the National AIA, an honor which will be awarded to Tom at the convention in Washington DC the week of 5/14/2012.
Read the interview in this month’s issue of Chicago Architect Magazine!
Preview our copy of A to Z with Thomas Jacobs.
In July 2011, we joined the AIA’s 2030 Commitment, as part of our effort to move our work, the way we practice, and our profession, toward carbon nuetrality. We just submitted our first year of reporting to the AIA. Find out about how we are changing for the better, and more on the commitment goals and responsibilties at www.aia.org