Architecture Is Fun Is Firm of the Year!

Architecture Is Fun Is Firm of the Year!

Honored for their commitment to FUN and collaboration in the “deeply humanistic and courageous” projects the studio designs, Architecture Is Fun has been named the AIA Chicago Firm of the Year.  Established in 1991, the award recognizes outstanding achievements in the body of work, consistent excellence, and ongoing contributions of the firm to the advancement of the architectural profession.

Furniture Objects By Architects Pop-Up #FOBA

Furniture Objects By Architects Pop-Up #FOBA

In conjunction with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, AIA Chicago transformed a storefront on the 3rd floor of Block37 shopping mall into a memorable temporary pop-up of Functional Objects by Architects (FOBA). Inspired by visitor-minded concepts of open storage, architecture in the form of industrial shelving, a straightforward layout, bold wall graphics, and a curated collection of 27 objects, helped transition a generic gallery into a design destination.

Using Technology and BIM to Tell Stories

Long ago, we invested in Vectorworks and in using BIM Software as more than just a design and production tool; clearly we use it to tell compelling stories. Thanks Vectorworks for adding us to your success story series!

Playmakers

Playmakers

The summer issue Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago (page 168) perches Sharon and Peter atop the Carson Pirie Scott Building, 12 floors above State Street. Editor Diana Tychsen Bitting nailed our story, photographer Katrina Wittkamp captured the moment and some delicious Louis Sullivan ornament and our city served as our backdrop. Cool!

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Peter Exley Reminisces About Preparing Emma’s School Lunch

Peter Exley Reminisces About Preparing Emma’s School Lunch

Architect Peter Exley, FAIA recalls every school lunch he packed for Emma – adorning brown paper bags with love, lifelong lessons, and humor (warning: laughter may make stuff come out of your nose!)