Chicago Tribune — “Celebrating a Rousing Year, from Public Spaces to Preservation”

December 8, 2016

City Hyde Park, University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons, and Writers Theatre are featured in Blair Kamin’s 2016 architectural roundup.

“Chicago's high-rise apartment building boom has been long on construction and short on quality design. Two exceptions appeared in Hyde Park: a 14-story apartment high-rise called City Hyde Park and a four-building University of Chicago complex called Campus North Residential Commons. Both, by Studio Gang Architects, were creative essays in sculpted concrete.”

“Studio Gang's Writers Theatre brought a fresh jolt of modernity to the North Shore suburb of Glencoe, already home to a cluster of houses by Frank Lloyd Wright. Featuring a wood-framed atrium ringed by an outdoor, up-in-the-trees walkway, as well as a spatially dramatic interior, the theater won awards in three categories — distinguished building, interior architecture and divine detail — in the annual awards program of the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects.”

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