Two College of Architecture Professors Receive Project Awards

Photo Credit: Dave Burk, Hedrich Blessing Photographers

Barnsworth photo. Courtesy of Dave Burk from Hedrich Blessing Photographers

IIT College of Architecture Associate Professor Frank Flury and Adjunct Professor Carol Ross Barney have both received A+ Awards from the website Architizer for projects in the Chicago area.

Flury won the award in the student category for the Barnsworth Exhibition Center, designed in collaboration with students in his 2012-2013 Design/Build studio. Located on the grounds of the world-famous Farnsworth House designed by Mies van der Rohe in Plano, Illinois, Barnsworth was built to house a Mies-designed wardrobe removed from the house in the aftermath of a 2004 flood, as well as to provide additional gallery and lecture space for the Farnsworth visitor’s center. Flury’s student-collaborators on the project were: Matthew Munoz, William Ernst, Alysa Kirkpatrick, Marina Mazagatos, Stevie Brummer, Teddy Mensah, Owen Kane, Cecilia Campos Gutierrez, Maria Savrasova, and Dilyana Stoyanova.

“Rather than compete with the iconic Farnsworth House, the new exhibition building takes as its model vernacular barns found in rural Illinois,” Flury explains. “In situating the building, the organization of the farmyard was looked to to ensure that the existing metal ‘shed’ and the new wooden ’barn’ would create an improved entrance sequence which dignified both structures.”

Ross Barney was cited in the Transportation category for Ross Barney Architects’ design of the new CTA Morgan Street Green Line Station.

“Accessibility, durability, and ease of maintenance were prime functional concerns for the project,” according to the Architizer project description. “Materials have been chosen to permit visibility through the station and reinforce the feeling of openness. The canopies above the platform level are constructed from translucent polycarbonate panels which provide weather protection for passengers, permit natural light to reach the platform, and with their low weight, allow for less canopy structure, thereby reducing overall cost.”

View the webpages for each award:

Barnsworth Exhibition Center

CTA Morgan Street Green Line Station