Learning from Lawndale

The Chicago Architectural Club today announces the winner of the 2006 Burnham Prize, Learning from North Lawndale: Defining the Urban Neighborhood in the 21st Century. The Burnham Prize, a three-month fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, will be awarded to Kim Nigro of Chicago Illinois. Ms. Nigro recently received her Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois-Chicago (with a B.Arch from Kansas State University, like me), and is working as a project manager at the Chicago-based architecture firm, Wilkinson-Blender Architects.

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Her project rethinks the traditional Greystone of North Lawndale with affordability, sustainability, and prefabricated construction as the overriding concepts.

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An opening reception is tonight, Wednesday September 20, 2006, 5:30 PM at the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Atrium Gallery, 224 S. Michigan in Chicago.


  1. Here's a link to Digital-DOA's entry (by Michael McAtee and Stephen Lee), one of five finalists who are exhibited from the competition.

    Urban Ecotone


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