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The Seam
Trae Horne and Moid Ali, 2023

Chicago Award in Architecture - Student Award

The Chicago Award in Architecture is a juried competition of student projects. Recognition is given, at the jury's discretion, for First, Second, and Third Place and for Honorable Mentions. The project awarded First Place is honored with the the Benn-Johnck Award, in the amount of $500, Second Place is awarded $300, and Third Place is awarded $200.

This award recognizes exceptional student work from regional, accredited architecture programs. If you are a professor of architecture and wish to recognize your students' exceptional work, please contact Allison Garwood Freedland.

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The Chicago Award in Architecture is a juried competition of student projects. Recognition is given, at the jury's discretion, for First, Second, and Third Place and for Honorable Mentions. The project awarded First Place is honored with the the Benn-Johnck Award, in the amount of $500, Second Place is awarded $300, and Third Place is awarded $200.

This award recognizes exceptional student work from regional, accredited architecture programs. If you are a professor of architecture and wish to recognize your students' exceptional work, please contact Allison Garwood Freedland.

2023 Award Recipients

Award Information

Professor Nominations open: May
Professor Nominations close: June

Rules and Regulations
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1st Place Benn-Johnck Award
The Seam
Trae Horne & Moid Ali
Prof. Gustavo Utrabo & Brianda Mireles
Illinois Institute of Technology

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2nd Place
Non-Collapse "Home" Vertical Seasonal Migration Community and Neighborhood in Madagascar
Rui Wang
Prof. Monika Thadhani, Berenika Boberska, & Charles Pipal
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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3rd Place
When We Live Alone - Spatial Prototype for Single Urban Living
Ziqi Huang
Prof. Monika Thadhani
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Honorable Mention
Stitching Networks: Transitioning 'Scapes
Bryan Cruz López & Tasmia Kamal
Prof. Sara Bartumeus
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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