Inaugural MCHAP Award Celebration – October 22

As part of the Inaugural MCHAP Award Celebration, the public is invited to S. R. Crown Hall, home of IIT’s College of Architecture, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to take part in a conversation between the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Jury and the architects and clients of the built works chosen as finalists.

MCHAP ACCORD: Rethinking Metropolis in the Context of Contemporary Practice

  • Welcome and introductions by Dirk Denison, director
  • Statement on plurality and predicament by Kenneth Frampton, jury president
  • Moderated discussion between architects and jury moderated by Kenneth Frampton and Wiel Arets, jury members
  • Concluding statements by Francesco Leirnur, Dominique Perrault, Sarah Whiting, jury members

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The Inaugural Finalists include:

1111 Lincoln Road In Miami, FL
Herzog & de Meuron
Jacques Herzog
Pierre de Meuron
Christine Binswanger
Jason Frantzen
UIA Management, LLC
Robert Wenett, President
Jeff Weinstein, Director of Development

Altamira Residential Building Rosario, Argentina
Rafael Iglesia Arquitectura
Guillermina Iglesia
Maria Eva Contesti

Capilla del Retiro, Los Andes, Chile
Undurraga Deves Arquitectos
Cristian Undurraga
Pablo Lopez

Iberê Camargo Foundation, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Álvaro Siza Arquitecto
Álvaro Siza
Jose Luiz Canal
Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter, Presidente do Conselho de Administracao

Mestizo Restaurant, Santiago, Chile
Smiljan Radic Studio
Cecilia Puga
Mestizo Restaurant
Igancio Mura, Owner

Nelson-Atkins Museum Of Art, Bloch Building, Kansas City, MO
Steven Holl Architects
Chris McVoy
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Marc Wilson, Director Emeritus

Seattle Central Library, Seattle, WA
Joshua Prince-Ramus
Carol Patterson
Seattle Central Library
Deborah Jacobs, Director, Gates Foundation Global Library Initiative
Marcellus Turner, City Librarian