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.”