Vesterheim Commons shortlisted for Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP)

At the end of June, Vesterheim Commons was shortlisted for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) by the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology's selection jury. The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) is a biennial prize that acknowledges the best built works of architecture in the Americas. The final MCHAP will be announced in 2025. 

Maurice Cox, MCHAP Cycle 5 Jury Chair and past planning and development commissioner of the City of Chicago, noted among the works a common thread of projects serving the public interest. “The increase in publicly commissioned works clearly signals a renewed commitment to civic architecture and the power of design as demonstrated by a wide range of types, including community centers and cultural, arts, and educational institutions,” Cox said. “Many projects were the result of public-sector and foundation-sponsored design interventions that promote community well-being through design excellence.” Cox also highlighted the important presence of adaptive reuse, urban housing, and sensitive landscape interventions in works drawing the jury’s attention.

Read more about the prize, here.