Sep 16th 2017

The second edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial is the largest architecture and design exhibition in North America, showcasing the transformative global impact of creativity and innovation in these fields. This year’s Biennial addresses the theme “Make New History.” Artistic Directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee have selected over 140 practitioners whose eye-opening creations will invite the public to explore how the latest architecture can and will make new history in places around the world. The main exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center, hosted by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, is free and open to the public from September 16, 2017 through January 7, 2018. The 2017 exhibition is amplified through six community anchor sites and two special project sites throughout Chicago – plus installations, performances, talks, films and more hosted by over 100 local and global cultural partners. For more information, visit

2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial Participants

51N4E (Brussels, Belgium; Tirana, Albania), 6A Architects (London, UK), Ábalos+Sentkiewicz (Madrid, Spain; Cambridge, USA; Shanghai, China), Adamo-Faiden (Buenos Aires, Argentina), AGENdA agencia de arquitectura (Medellin, Colombia), Aires Mateus (Lisbon, Portugal), Ana Prvački and SO-IL (Los Angeles, USA; New York, USA), Andrew Kovacs (Los Angeles, USA), Angela Deuber Architect (Chur, Switzerland), Ania Jaworska (Chicago, USA), Aranda\Lasch and Terrol Dew Johnson (New York, USA; Tucson, USA),Archi-Union (Shanghai, China),Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu (Ghent, Belgium),Arno Brandlhuber and Christopher Roth (Berlin, Germany),Atelier Manferdini (Venice, USA), AWP office for territorial reconfiguration (Paris, France; London, UK), Bak Gordon Arquitectos (Lisbon, Portugal),Barbas Lopes (Lisbon, Portugal),Barkow Leibinger (Berlin, Germany),baukuh (Milan, Italy), Besler & Sons LLC (Los Angeles, USA),BLESS (Berlin, Germany), BUREAU SPECTACULAR (Los Angeles, USA), Caruso St John (London, UK), Charlap Hyman & Herrero (Los Angeles, USA; New York, USA), Charles Waldheim (Cambridge, USA), Christ & Gantenbein (Basel, Switzerland), Daniel Everett (Chicago, USA; Salt Lake City, USA),David Schalliol (Chicago, USA), Dellekamp Arquitectos (Mexico City, Mexico), Design With Company (Chicago, USA), Diego Arraigada Arquitectos (Rosario, Argentina), DOGMA (Brussels, Belgium), DRDH (London, UK),ENSAMBLE STUDIO (Madrid, Spain; Boston, USA), Éric Lapierre Architecture (Paris, France), Estudio Barozzi Veiga (Barcelona, Spain), fala atelier (Porto, Portugal), Filip Dujardin (Ghent, Belgium), Fiona Connor and Erin Besler (Los Angeles, USA; Auckland, New Zealand), First Office (Los Angeles, USA), formlessfinder (New York, USA), Frida Escobedo (Mexico City, Mexico), Gerard and Kelly (Los Angeles, USA; New York, USA), Go Hasegawa (Tokyo, Japan),HHF Architects (Basel, Switzerland), Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (Chicago, USA),J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten and Philip Ursprung (Berlin, Germany), James Welling (New York, USA), Jesús Vassallo (Houston, USA), Jorge Otero-Pailos (New York, USA), June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff (New York, USA; Berlin, Germany), Karamuk * Kuo Architects (New York, USA; Zurich, Switzerland), Keith Krumwiede (New York, USA), Kéré Architecture (Berlin, Germany), Kuehn Malvezzi (Berlin, Germany), Luisa Lambri (Milan, Italy), Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten (Zurich, Switzerland), Made In (Geneva, Switzerland; Zurich, Switzerland), MAIO (Barcelona, Spain), Marianne Mueller (Zurich, Switzerland), Marshall Brown (Chicago, USA), MG&Co. (Houston, USA), MONADNOCK (Rotterdam, The Netherlands),MOS (New York, USA), Norman Kelley (Chicago, USA; New York, USA),Nuno brandåo costa arquitectos Ida (Porto, Portugal),OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen (Brussels, Belgium),PASCAL FLAMMER (Zurich, Switzerland),Patrick Braouezec (Paris, France),Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner (Chicago, USA; Denver, USA),Pezo Von Ellrichshausen (Concepción, Chile),Philipp Schaerer (Zurich, Switzerland), PRODUCTORA (Mexico City, Mexico), REAL Foundation (London, UK), Robert Somol (Chicago, USA), SADAR+VUGA (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Sam Jacob Studio (London, UK),SAMI-arquitectos (Setubal, Portugal), SANAA (Tokyo, Japan), Sauter von Moos (Basel, Switzerland), Sergison Bates (London, UK; Zurich, Switzerland), Serie Architects (London, UK; Zurich, Switzerland), SHINGO MASUDA+KATSUHISA OTSUBO Architects (Tokyo, Japan), Stan Allen Architect (New York, USA), Studio Anne Holtrop (Muharraq, Bahrain; Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Studiomumbai (Mumbai, India), Sylvia Lavin (Los Angeles, USA), T+E+A+M (Ann Arbor, USA), Tatiana Bilbao Estudio (Mexico City, Mexico), Tham & Videgård Arkitekter (Stockholm, Sweden), The Empire (Verona, Italy), The Living (New York, USA), The Los Angeles Design Group (Los Angeles, USA), Thomas Baecker Bettina Kraus (Berlin, Germany),Tigerman McCurry Architects (Chicago, USA), Toshiko Mori Architect (New York, USA),UrbanLab (Chicago, USA; Los Angeles, USA), Urbanus (Shenzhen, China; Beijing, China), Veronika Kellndorfer (Berlin, Germany), WELCOMEPROJECTS (Los Angeles, USA), Work Architecture Company (New York, USA), Zago Architecture (Los Angeles, USA), ZAO/standardarchitecture (Shanghai, China)

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