• Intelligentsia in The Architect's Newspaper

    Henry Melcher of The Architect's Newspaper writes about the new Intelligentsia opening in New York City. The coffee shop is located inside an Urban Outfitters store. The design unites Intelligentsia's modern look with Urban Outfitters' found object aesthetic. Read the full article here

  • Dan's PechaKucha

    Dan is recognized nationally for his PechaKucha presentation given at the 2014 AIA Convention! It is featured on the top of PechaKucha.org. Watch it here

  • Lake Shore Drive in Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago

    The Lakeshore Drive single family residence is featured in the Summer 2014 Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago magazine. The article by Diane Bitting highlights how the home merges modernity, privacy, and a connection to nature while simultaneously taking advantage of the unobstructed views of Lake Michigan. Find the article here: http://www.modernluxury.com/interiors-chicago


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    1611 in Chicago Architect

    1611 W. Division is featured in the July/August issue of Chicago Architect magazine. Dennis Rodkin’s article, No Parking Ahead, explains how the development responds to a public transit oriented generation. Read the full article here: http://www.aiachicago.org/chicago-architect

  • The Blended Learning Environment

    Blended Learning environments represent the frontier of education design. WKA has been working with the charter organizations that are pioneering this movement in the Chicago area. In an attempt to highlight some of the challenges and opportunities afforded by this progressive education model WKA has initiated a blog dedicated to the discussion of this endeavor.


  • The Construction Trilemma

    In an effort to shed some clarity on the construction process and all its intricacies, WKA will be writing a series of blog posts to describe and break down many of the confusing and complicated conditions that arise during a construction project. Visit The Construction Trilemma to read more and stay tuned for future installments!


  • UChicago Child Development Center - Stony Island Booklet

    We recently put together a booklet that highlights the design and construction of UChicago's new child development center. To view the booklet visit: http://issuu.com/wheelerkearnsarchitects/docs/uchicago_child_development_center_s.

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    UChicago Child Development Center wins AIA/CAE Education Award

    We are excited to announce that the UChicago Child Development Center - Stony Island won a national AIA/CAE Educational Facility Design Award! See all of the winners at http://network.aia.org/CommitteeonArchitectureforEducation/home/awards.

  • WKA University

    Sharlene, our interiors expert, led this month's WKA University on contract furniture. She talked about the basics of contract furnishing and how to select, look for options, and specify. She also helped us better understand the dealer's role, alliance with manufactures, and related services/warranties.

  • ITW David Speer Academy

    ITW construction progress

    Construction is progressing on the ITW David Speer Academy in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood. Tom was on site this week as the steel frame was going up. 


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