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HPA Re-Imagines Nelson Bench for Thomas Interior Systems’s Charity Auction

In support of Thomas Interior Systems’s charity fundraiser for the 100 Club of Chicago, HPA and more than a dozen architecture and design firms were challenged to give a classic furniture piece – George Nelson’s iconic platform bench – a Chicago twist. Designers from HPA’s Interiors Group were inspired by local Chicago urban gardens and… Read more »

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ULI Chicago Honors HPA Projects with Vision Awards

The Chicago chapter of the Urban Land Institute honored two HPA projects at the 2016 Vision Awards. The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel was the winner in the Historic Preservation category, and Soho House Chicago was recognized for Catalytic Redevelopment. The awards ceremony was held on June 1 at Morgan MFG in Chicago’s Fulton Market District, and attended by hundreds of… Read more »

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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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