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These are images of our submission to the Air Force Village Chapel design competition in San Antonio, Texas.  The challenge was to design a multi-faith chapel for a community of retired Air Force officers and their families.  Attached to the existing Health Center, our design consisted of two interlocking parabolic barrel vaults formed from standard […]

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This is our submittal to a design competition for a year-round farmer’s market in the Highlands neighborhood of  Denver, Colorado.  Sponsored by Sprocket Design/Build, the task was to design a flexible farmer’s market for a narrow, urban site in the Highlands neighborhood, west of downtown.  Rather than limit the site to a seasonal market, we […]

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The project is to design and construct a temporary winter cover for the fountain and basin at the intersection of Ashland, Milwaukee and Division streets in Chicago.  This fountain, named in honor of Chicago writer Nelson Algren, has sat with a deteriorating and unceremonious plywood cover for many years. Our proposal here is to create […]

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In 2010 the Chicago Architectural Club held their semi-annual Chicago Prize Competition.  Entitled “Mine the Gap”, the site of the competition was the gigantic excavated foundation for the failed Chicago Spire project located on Lake Shore Drive directly adjacent to Lake Michigan.  The competition asks for submissions that envisaged a new use for the site […]

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