The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design has been recognizing extinguished projects for 27 years now in their American Architectural Awards program. This prestigious award is recognized nationally for honoring new and cutting-edge design in the United States. This year’s program saw more than 400 submissions.
Here’s more about each of the three projects recognized this year:
Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
Located in Pasadena, California, The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine is designed by our Yazdani Studio and provides an entire campus within the building. The 80,000-sf building houses simulation, flex classrooms, cafeteria, lecture hall, computer center, small group learning, collaboration zones, and outdoor recreation areas to create “the school of medicine as a laboratory.”
York University Student Centre
The design of York’s second student centre was completely driven by students, with more 11,000 participating in the process. York University is considered one of the most diverse student populations in the world, so the students wanted a place that felt inclusive and touched on all cultures. Their input led to a four-story, modern building that houses space for study, studios, club offices, meeting and multi-faith prayer. The building provides a wellness center to addresses student mental health, safety, and a food pantry.
Daley College Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering Center (MTEC)
Located in the city of Chicago, the Daley College Manufacturing, Technology, and Engineering Center (METC) is designed to prepare students for the growing manufacturing workforce. We served as the associate architect for the project, working with JGMA.
The MTEC provides the equipment and tools needed for these highly specialized technology-oriented careers. It’s a game-changer for those going into computer-integrated manufacturing, robotics and factory automation. The building allows students to move fluidly as they experience the future of STEM education and manufacturing. METC supports all education pathways from a 16-week basic certificate to a four-year college degree.