2014 June

CAF/CWA 40 Year Anniversary Exhibit

By | June 27, 2014 | Exhibits, Staff Happenings | No Comments

Ameera_MariaMaria Pellot, UrbanWorks’ Associate Principal, Ameera Ashraf-O’Neil, UrbanWorks’ Senior Project Manager, and Patricia Saldana Natke, UrbanWorks’ Design Principal, are featured in the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Women Building Change-Celebrating 40 Years of Chicago Women in Architecture Exhibit. UrbanWorks’ Veterans Memorial School Campus, Catholic Charities All Saints Senior Residences, and the Galewood Charter School are on display. The exhibit is both a historical retrospective and a modern reflection on the process of design. Open to the public until December 2014.

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AIA National Convention Tour of UrbanWorks Veterans Memorial Campus on the Chicago Schools: Designing for the 21st Century

By | June 25, 2014 | Tours | No Comments

Veterans-Blog-200pxThis 2014 AIA National Convention tour, Designing for the 21st Century, visits four Chicago schools to see how architects are designing and renovating spaces for the 21st century. UrbanWorks’ Veterans Memorial School is a 180,000 sq ft facility located in Chicago’s Archer Heights. Over 110 architects toured this abandoned baked goods manufacturing buildings which was transformed into two elementary schools and a high school, serving 1,800 students.  Veterans Memorial School is the receipient of the First Place Dreihaus Award for Excellence in Community Design and an AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award.

AIA Birmingham Design Jury

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AIABirminghamPatricia Saldaña Natke, UrbanWorks’ Design Principal, juried the 2014 AIA Design Awards along with Dan Wheeler of Wheeler Kearns, David Woodhouse of David Woodhouse Architects, and Aleksandar Sasha Zeljic of Gensler.