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Inaugural MCHAP Award Celebration



The seven inaugural MCHAP finalists projects, represented by their architects and clients, will be celebrated at a day-long series of events for students, faculty and the general public on October 22nd at S. R. Crown Hall. The celebration will culminate with an Award Benefit Dinner starting at  6:00 p.m. during which the Inaugural MCHAP winner will be announced.

The day will begin with sessions designed to give students and faculty an opportunity to interact with the architects and clients of the seven buildings selected by the jury as MCHAP Inaugural Finalists:


1111 Lincoln Road In Miami, Fl, USA Herzog & de Meuron Jacques Herzog Pierre de Meuron Christine Binswanger Jason Frantzen UIA Management, LLC Robert Wennett, 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 Jorge Silva Jose Luiz Canal


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


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


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


The public portion of the day will take place in the afternoon, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in S. R. Crown Hall with a dialogue featuring the jury and architects.


MCHAP ACCORD: Rethinking Metropolis in the Context of Contemporary Practice


Welcome and Introductions Dirk Denison, Director


Statement on Plurality and Predicament Kenneth Frampton, Jury President


Moderated Discussion between Architects and Jury moderated by Kenneth Frampton and Wiel Arets, Jury Members


Concluding Statements Jorge Francisco Leirnur, Dominique Perrault, Sarah Whiting, Jury Members


The seven inaugural MCHAP finalists were chosen by the inaugural MCHAP Jury, which includes: Jury President Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at GSAPP, Columbia University, New York; Wiel Arets, Dean of the College of Architecture and Rowe Family College of Architecture Dean Endowed Chair at IIT, Chicago; Jorge Francisco Liernur, Architect, Professor at Torcuato Di Tella University, and Researcher of Argentina’s National Council for Scientific and Technical Investigation, Buenos Aires; Dominique Perrault, Founding Principal, Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris and Professor at EPFL, Lausanne; and Sarah Whiting, Dean and William Ward Watkin Professor, Rice School of Architecture, Houston.


The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, and Mary Elizabeth Spies Droste are serving as Honorary Chairs for the award benefit dinner which begins at 6:00 p.m. at S. R. Crown Hall at 3360 S. State Street on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. The evening will include a reception, presentation of the projects by their architects followed by dinner and ending with the announcement of the inaugural MCHAP winner.


The invitation for the ticketed benefit award dinner, including the full list of benefactors and hosts, is downloadable from the link in the right-hand margin. Reservations for the Benefit Award Dinner can be made by calling 312.567.3610 or 312.567.8608 or emailing mchap@iit.edu.