UrbanWorks’ ICE CADE Competition Entry Awarded an ALA Award of Merit

By | October 2, 2017 | Awards | No Comments

ICE CADE ALA Award BUZZUrbanWorks was honored to receive an Award of Merit from the Association of Licensed Architects Design Awards Program for our ICE CADE: Center for Architecture, Design + Education concept, a concept for the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s new welcome center, headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings, high school, and youth programs. This ALA Awards competition celebrates designs and designers from all around the country in eight categories. The ICE CADE was submitted in the Unbuilt Category.

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Lead Artist Lauren Pacheco and UrbanWorks Win the 2017 Downtown Gary Public Art Competition

By | September 1, 2017 | Awards | No Comments

Dest Gary BUZZUrbanWorks collaborated with Lead Artist Lauren Pacheco to win First Place in the 2017 Downtown Gary Public Art Competition with the team’s Destination Gary: Art Park submission. The competition “has a commitment to work with both emerging and established artists to produce high quality, innovative, and creative art projects and exhibitions in public spaces in Gary, Indiana.” Destination Gary reimagines over two acres of vacant land into an art park, filled with a series of creative installations for the public.

UrbanWorks’ Galewood Elementary School Wins a 2016 American Architecture Award

By | September 20, 2016 | Awards, Exhibits | No Comments

Galewood LibraryGalewood Elementary School in Chicago was one of 74 buildings awarded the 2016 American Architecture Award. This award program, organized by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, highlights “the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects in the U.S. and abroad and by international architects for buildings designed and built in the United States,” and includes projects of every type, from skyscrapers to parks. This year’s awards program will culminate in an Awards Presentation/Gala Dinner in Chicago, an exhibition of winning projects in Athens, Greece and the publication of all winning projects in New American Architecture, published by Metropolitan Arts Press.

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UrbanWorks in World Architecture Festival Award Shortlist, as Associate Architects on Ross Barney Team

By | August 19, 2016 | Awards | No Comments

CTA RBAUrbanWorks served as Associate Architects on the Ross Barney Architects team for the CTA Cermak-McCormick Place Station, which previously received two 2015 AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards. The project is now shortlisted for a 2016 World Architecture Festival Award under the Transport – Completed Buildings category, and is competing against projects from France, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden. Winners will be announced during the festival, held in Berlin, Germany, in November 2016.

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UrbanWorks Receives Two AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards as Associate Architects

By | January 20, 2016 | Awards | No Comments

CTA RBAUrbanWorks served as Associate Architects on the Ross Barney Architects team for the CTA Cermak-McCormick Place Station which received two 2015 AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards. The project received the Distinguished Building Award for its overall design solution as well as the Divine Detail Award for its innovative “Traintube” of perforated aluminum shingles and a polycarbonate skylight. The team for this project also included sub consultants TY Lin International, Singh and Associates, and LTK Engineering, as well as contractor FH Paschen. The client was the Chicago Department of Transportation.

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UrbanWorks wins a 2015 ALA Merit Award

By | November 6, 2015 | Awards, Publications | No Comments

OCCH HomeSlideUrbanWorks received a 2015 ALA Merit Award in the Unbuilt category for the our work on the Old Cook County Hospital Adaptive Reuse project. All award winners are featured in the winter issue of Licensed Architect magazine. This is our firms sixth ALA Award including Gold Medal Design Awards for Textile Center and Galewood Elementary School, and Merit Awards for La Casa Student Housing, Park Boulevard Mixed-Income Housing, and Veterans Memorial Campus at Archer Heights.

See our Buzz post from October 7, 2014 for more project details.

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La Casa Featured as Part of Driehaus Profile

By | November 15, 2015 | Awards, Publications | No Comments

CF034460UrbanWorks’ La Casa Student Housing project was featured as part of a Chicago Architect Magazine profile on the work and legacy of Richard H. Driehaus, the recipient of the 2015 AIA Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award. Driehaus, a philanthropist known for his work in historic preservation as well as promoting quality design for underserved communities, has shown his support for “projects that make ‘a significant contribution to the social, visual and cultural life of their neighborhoods through quality of design’” through competitions and awards such as the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design. This award is given annually to three projects located in the Chicago-area, and UrbanWorks has received a First Place Award for our work on Veterans Memorial Campus at Archer Heights in 2011, and most recently for La Casa Student Housing in 2013.

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UrbanWorks is Shortlisted in ChiDesign Competition

By | October 9, 2015 | 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Architecture Foundation, Awards, Exhibits | No Comments

CHI ICE aerial winter 05The UrbanWorks concept ICE CADE is shortlisted in the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) design competition ChiDesign – an international ideas competition. The concept includes the new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces of the CAF; a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH); a design and allied arts high school; and flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs. The ICE CADE building is an homage to an ice sculpture rising from an urban street. All ChiDesign entries are on display at the CAF Atrium Gallery.

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AIA Detroit Award Jury Participation

By | October 8, 2015 | Awards, Staff Happenings | No Comments

Patricia Saldaña Natke was honored to serve as a juror for AIA Detroit’s Architectural Honor Awards in Building, Interiors, Urban Design, Unbuilt and Small Projects. Attended by Patricia and Robert Natke, the 11 winning projects were honored September 24th at the AIA awards ceremony at Detroit’s Eastern Market.

Photo by James Wallace

Galewood Elementary Wins IES Illumination Award of Merit

By | September 29, 2015 | Awards | No Comments

small_002Galewood Elementary School received a 2015 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Illumination Award of Merit. This award celebrates the innovative lighting design by UrbanWorks and Primera Engineers. The centerpiece is  series of linear pendant lights in the “Skyspace” digital library meant to inspire students and visitors by resembling shooting stars.

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