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HPA Wins IIDA Illinois RED Award for Hospitality Design

Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture received the RED Award for Hospitality Design from the Illinois chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). The RED (Recognizing Exemplary Design) award competition recognizes the best interior design projects from the Illinois community. The sold-out awards ceremony was held on April 7 at the Chicago Cultural Center, and attended by hundreds of design professionals who… Read more »

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HPA Named Architect of the Year at the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards

  Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture was honored as Architect of the Year at the 28th Annual Chicago Real Estate Awards. The recognition considered the impact the firm made on the city with its 2015 projects, which included the Chicago Athletic Association, the Chicago Motor Club renovation, and 1KFulton, home of Google’s Midwest Headquarters. The firm also received an additional… Read more »

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Architectural Record Profiles the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Architectural Record features an extensive profile of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel in its February 2016 issue. Saying the project “imaginatively combines modern and historic architectural flourishes for an updated approach to play and respite,” writer Jim Gauer describes the history of the landmarked building and the architectural features of its conversion to hospitality use…. Read more »

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In Memoriam: Jay Michael

Jay Michael was a bright star on the landscape of Chicago real estate. HPA is saddened to hear of his passing. Jay was one of the most creative individuals we have known. He was a pleasure to work with as our client, both respectful and collaborative. His point of view was refreshing, almost always eschewing… Read more »

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Hampton Inn Downtown Chicago Wins 2015 Timmy Award

The Hampton Inn Downtown Chicago was recognized with a 2015 Timmy Award from the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA). The project, which was the adaptive reuse of the landmarked 1929 Chicago Motor Club skyscraper, received the special Judges’ Award Winner for Achievement in Sustainability. The LEED certified project integrated new high-performance building systems within… Read more »

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HPA Supports Movember Fundraiser

Sixteen brave HPA staffers competed in a friendly office challenge during “Movember,” raising more than $1,300 for the Movember Foundation. Winners of the highest pledges in their category sported their jaunty mustaches on December 1st, which included the Tom Selleck, Clark Gable, Abe Lincoln – and even the Gamemaster from the Hunger Games. Funds were donated to… Read more »

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