Design Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli, Architect of Record: CannonDesign
On an evening celebrating the most outstanding architecture created by Chicago’s incredible design community, we were honored by the AIA Chicago for the new Theatre School at DePaul University. This LEED Gold project, with partner Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, comprises of five stories of rectangular forms clad in limestone and translucent and transparent glass, the building houses two theaters, fabrication shops, rehearsal and movement rooms, laboratories, lecture halls and more. A sky-lit lounge on the top floor illuminates the building core, where wide corridors and open lounges encourage collaboration. The double-skin glass wall facing Fullerton Avenue also features color-changing LED lighting, offering energy and vibrancy to the area.
This project gives off a vibrant energy and sense of collaboration and community with a thoughtful plan at its core.
A lovely contrast between solid and void, transparent and opaque, vibrant and subdued.