Shweta Krishnan and Bryan Samuel Win Benn-Johnk Award
Krishnan and Samuel's project, "Fields + Fabrics," reconceives the La Model prison in Barcelona.
The jury, members of the AIA Chicago Foundation, agreed that "Fields + Fabrics" was their top choice. The jury thought that the project had a well-defined problem statement and that the overall design was strong and well composed. It was the clear winner.
AIA Chicago received 25 outstanding and innovative projects submitted from 5 schools: Illinois Institute of Technology, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
A publication with the studio work is being prepared and will be announced soon.
See the project description here.