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Chicago Architecture Biennial announces participants for 2017 edition

More than 100 firms from over 30 countries will be represented at this year’s Biennial

James Welling/Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Chicago Architecture Biennial, a season-long exposition that celebrates the work of architects from around the world, is set to come back to the Windy City this year, and in anticipation of the event, organizers have unveiled the full list of participants for this year’s edition. The theme for this year’s Biennial, titled “Make New History,” will see designers and architects from over 100 different firms, representing more than 30 countries, participating.

“We are pleased to announce another outstanding lineup of work and perspectives to build on the success of the inaugural 2015 edition,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement. “Not only will the breadth of work represented by designers from around the world showcase the future of architecture, but it will also further reinforce Chicago’s stature as a global city.”

The theme of this year’s Biennial is “Make New History.”
Chicago Architecture Biennial

A number of Chicago-based firms are included in the lengthy list Biennial participants. Stanley Tigerman of Tigerman McCurry Architects will be participating once again in the event and will be joined by Chicago architects and artists such as Ania Jaworska, Daniel Everett, David Schalliol, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Marshall Brown, Norman Kelley, among many others.

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of LA’s Johnston Marklee were unveiled as the Biennial Artistic Directors at last September’s launch announcement at the Chicago Cultural Center. According to organizers, the Biennial is returning due to the success of the inaugural edition in 2015 which saw over 530,000 attendees.

This year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial will launch on September 16, 2017 and will run through January 7, 2018. The full list of firms and artists participating in this year’s edition can be seen on the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s website.