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Capitol, Home Win Architecture Awards

By Margaret Lyons in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 8, 2008 6:32PM


The Illinois State Capitol chamber restoration and a private residence in Evanston both earned 2008 American Institute of Architects Honor Awards yesterday. Vinci | Hamp Architects, Inc. won for "the quality of the restoration, including the reconstruction of lost elements of the original design as well as a skillful implementation of modern building systems," according to the AIA's announcement, and Thomas Roszak won for his design of his own home, Evanston's "glass house," which the jury recognized for its "transparency."

According to Trib architecture critic Blair Kamin, the fact that our local architects only brought home two awards "makes this a down year for a city that prides itself on being a leader in American design."

image from Vinci | Hamp