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Society of Architectural Historians announces Awards of Architectural Excellence

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has announced the winners of its 2016 Awards for Architectural Excellence. The award for Architectural Stewardship is going to philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus. Sarah Herda, director of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, will receive the award for Public Engagement with the Built Environment. Architect Peter Landon, FAIA, founder and principal of Landon Bone Baker Architects, has won the Design, Planning and Sustainability award. Founded in 2010, the SAH Awards for Architectural Excellence were begun to honor individuals in architectural practice and academic study. This year’s awards will be presented at a benefit gala at the Racquet Club of Chicago on November 4th. Proceeds from the gala will go towards the restoration of the SAH headquarters in the 125-year-old Charnley-Persky House, one of the few residences designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. Richard H. Driehaus is the founder of Driehaus Capital Management LLC, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust. Over the last 30 years, through philanthropic gifts, Driehaus has contributed the historic preservation of multiple buildings and landscapes from the Ransom Cable House to the restoration of Old St. Patrick’s Church, to name just a few. Sarah Herda is the director of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. The Graham Foundation is the largest institution in the United States dedicated to awarding project-based grants to individuals and institutions working on architectural projects and research. Since becoming it director, Herda has transformed the foundation's headquarters into a world renowned venue for the exhibition of art and architecture. In 2015 Herda, along with Joseph Grima, was the co-artistic director of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. Peter Landon is the founder and principal of Landon Bone Baker Architects (LBBA). In the past several years LBBA has been recognized for its socially-conscious design, city planning, development, and architecture. Landon’s work ranges from the adaptive reuse of the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative to the Parkside mixed-income high-rise development on Chicago’s Near North Side. The Society of Architectural Historians is an internationally recognized organization which promotes the study of architecture, design, landscapes, and landscape urbanism. The SAH uses print and online publications, as well as local, national, and international programs to advocate for the engagement with the history of the built environment.
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National Public Housing Museum gets approval to build permanent space

The Chicago Housing Authority has approved the redevelopment of the last of the city’s Jane Addams Homes into the National Public Housing Museum (NPHM). Located in Chicago’s Little Italy community, the Museum will rent the building for $1 a year. The design of the museum is being headed by Chicago-based Landon Bone Baker Architects. Landon Bone Baker has a great deal of experience working public housing projects, new and old. Their work with artist Theaster Gates to redevelop the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, which has won multiple awards as mixed-income housing and a community arts center. The museum is expected to be complete by fall 2018. Before that time the museum will participate in the second Chicago Architecture Biennial. The museum participated as an official program partner in the 2015 inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. Its contribution to the Biennial, We, Next Door, responded to Columbia University’s House Housing Show. The museums last curator and associate director, Todd Palmer, has also recently been announced as the Executive Director of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Palmer, who is trained as an architect, played a pivotal role in working towards building a permanent home for the NPHM. Our Story from TheNPHM on Vimeo.
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Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative wins AIA/HUD Award

Chicago’s Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC) has been awarded an AIA/HUD Secretary Award. The project was initiated by the Rebuild Foundation, an organization run by Chicago artist Theaster Gates, and Chicago-based Brinshore Development. Originally a 1980’s Chicago Housing Authority project, the Dante Harper housing project, the DA+HC is now a public/private/non-profit collaboration. Consisting of 32 units and a community arts center, the DA+HC has become a cultural hub in Chicago’s South Side Grand Crossing Neighborhood. The overhaul of the site was designed by Chicago-based Landon Bone Baker Architects. Much of the work went into restoring the deteriorated original modernist structures, as well as converting four of the housing units into a light-filled arts center. Situated at the center of the project, overlooking a landscaped courtyard, the arts center is used for everything from music and dance to fine arts and community meetings. Along with affordable and public housing DA+HC also offers arts residencies for artists. Units were rehabilitated and outfitted with energy efficient appliances and building systems. The project surpasses the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria. The AIA / HUD Secretary’s Awards are a collaboration between the AIA’s Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community and the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The awards were set up to “recognize excellence in affordable, accessible, and well-designed housing.”  Projects were given awards in four categories, Excellence in Affordable Housing Design, Creating Community Connection Award, Community-Informed Design Award, Housing Accessibility.  DA+HC was awarded the Creating Community Connection Award. In the past year the DA+HC has also received other awards including the 2015 Urban Land Institute Vision Award, the Landmarks Illinois 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Project of the Year, and the CNDA 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation 2nd Place Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design.