Winters in Chicago are long. Housebound over bleak weekends and chilly evenings, we began to entertain ourselves with creative projects. Our favorite activity has been assembling the Lego Architecture kits, historic sites and contemporary masterpieces, which we’d collected as each limited edition set had been released. Our penchant for play and a belief that busy hands are happy hands led us to construct replicas by Frank Lloyd Wright, Sir Charles Barry, James Hoban, SOM, Mies van der Rohe and others—and we were warmed by the delight we found in building together.
Converting a Multiplex Cinema
Having made a huge investment in converting a cinema into their new home, Calvary Assembly Church wondered if Phase One would have enough appeal and presence to make that critical first impression and function well, servicing a growing congregation.
Architecture Is Fun Designs Wallpaper for Studio Printworks
Characters, color and charm. Sharon and Peter Exley have a flair for adding fun and play to every environment and product they design. Inspired by the Roberto Burle Marx mosaic sidewalks in Rio de Janeiro, Peter’s Pavers is their first wallpaper release, introduced as part of the Studio Printworks Great Contemporary Artists Collection.
We had faith in your abilities to deliver world-class facilities. The end result is stunning.
~ Tim Stevens, Executive Pastor
Purposeful Play Environments
This children’s facility is mission-driven, in both focus and design, fostering purposeful play by using biblical teachings as its foundation.
You gave us exactly what we asked for: flexible, fun, functional public space and classrooms that meet our needs, even now, 15 years later.
~ Robin Collins, Director of Children & Student Life