Atelier Ten at AIA’22 Chicago

Top minds in design and architecture are gearing up for the architecture and design event of the year–AIA’22 in Chicago from June 22nd-25th. After a COVID-induced hiatus, this in-person event will once again bring peers together allowing for reconnection and educational seminars. Our team is excited to attend and join some of the biggest names in architecture and design. More importantly, our team will be leading multiple sessions for the event:

Nico Kienzl, Director will join Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates for a much-anticipated discussion on the Obama Presidential Center: Representing a Sustainability Vision Through Design. The group will dive into how this project will deliver a new landmark for the South Side of Chicago, public gathering spaces, and active landscapes. Atelier Ten led the sustainability vision to achieve the goals of all-electric, net-zero energy, LEED Platinum and SITES Silver for this ambitious project.
Wednesday, June 22nd 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Due to the session’s popular demand, Leanora Paniccia, Associate Director will join the discussion for an encore presentation.
Saturday, June 25th 10:00am- 11:00am

Ben Shepherd, Director joins Perkins + Will and Northwestern University in Lessons in Designing Sustainable & Comfortable Laboratory Environments. For Northwestern’s Simpson and Querrey Biomedical Research Center, the project team will discuss the benefits and steps of implementing a successful, high-performance laboratory project with a post-occupancy evaluation that is not overly complicated or time-consuming. The team will further share key aspects of post-occupancy evaluations and building verification projects that are often not considered and recognize how to address them during the design and afterwards.
Friday, June 24th 2:00 — 3:30 pm

To top off the event, Atelier Ten is proud to announce our Tufts University Science and Engineering Complex project with Payette was recognized by the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) as a 2022 Top Ten Award Winner. The new science complex strategically updates two existing buildings and includes a new addition. The renovation creates a vibrant integrated complex that employs significant low-energy strategies across all buildings. The state-of-the-art lab has a high-performance envelope optimized to provide visually and thermally comfortable environment for researchers in support of reduced energy use.

“Jury Comment: “This is a great example of how architects and designers can educate clients and create better buildings. Designers collaborated with the clients to save the existing building, create a new building, adaptive reuse and new. The dialogue between new and existing buildings are richer by their adjacency. One of multiple examples of where existing buildings have been transformed with the same level of energy performance of new buildings, showing that you do not have to knock things down to make them better.””