The AIA Chicago Firm of the Year Award was established in 1991 to recognize outstanding achievements and excellence in the body of work produced by a firm over a period of time, and the ongoing contributions of the firm to the advancement of the architectural profession.
In 1996, Wheeler Kearns Architects, “a collective practice of architects” was awarded Firm of the Year by AIA Chicago, the youngest and smallest firm to have received the award. Over the past two decades, WKA has continued to grow and evolve, and has developed a diverse range of project types—single to multi-family residential, institutional, educational, non-profit—in a continuous commitment to over-deliver meaningful architecture to all. We are thrilled to announce as we approach our 30th anniversary, WKA has received the award for the second time!
Celebrate with us at the 2016 AIA Chicago Annual Meeting & Holiday Party on December 7th, at the Museum of Broadcast Communications.
(Image shown is from our recent office trip to Arkansas inside a decommissioned Kraft Foods plant, which we are transforming into Crystal Bridges’ New Space for Contemporary Art.)