Our Wilshire Tower proposal has won a 2016 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum and European Centre for Architecture. The proposal was developed for the Architecture + Design Museum as part of Shelter, an exhibition that questioned how new forms of housing can respond to changes in the cultural fabric and physical landscape of Los Angeles. With Wilshire Tower, we were interested in reimagining the skyscraper for a future, denser Los Angeles and explored how individuality and nature, two qualities emblematic of Los Angeles living, could be integrated vertically in the sky.
“The American Architecture Awards program,” states Chrisian Narkiewicz-Laine, President of The Chicago Athenaeum, “showcases the best of new American building design and urban design-oriented research by the nation’s foremost visionary designers.” In December 2016, an exhibition of the winning projects entitled New American Architecture, opens in Athens, Greece. A catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
With special thanks to BuroHappold Engineering.
The American Institute of Architects has invited Jennifer to join the 2016 AIA Los Angeles Design Awards Jury. A distinguished jury including Ma Yansong, Christopher Hawthorne and Tom Wiscombe will commence on September 23rd and the winners will be announced at the AIA|LA Design Awards Ceremony on October 24, 2016.
Our proposal for the Guggenheim Museum Helsinki has won the US Embassy Special Prize in a juried exhibition at Interarch 2015, the XIV Triennial of Architecture in Sofia, Bulgaria. The building is a collection of eight soft pavilions of varying sizes and undulating heights that reflect the surroundings while creating a porous urban condition. The volumes lightly intersect with one another leading to a collection of exhibition spaces surrounded by public gardens. The resulting 12.100 m2 institution is a transparent and light building, clustered between Helsinki and the Baltic Sea. Check it out on World Architects.
XIV Triennial of Architecture, Sophia, BG
Exhibition Schedule: May 17-20, 2015
PAR’s Taichung Cultural Center and Helsinki Central Library each receive double honors at the 7th annual International Design Awards (IDA). The Taichung Cultural Center was awarded 1st place in the conceptual architecture category and 2nd place in the institutional architecture category. The Helsinki Central Library received 2nd place recognition in both the conceptual architecture and institutional categories. Both projects will be celebrated at the IDA gala ceremony later this year.