On September 12, EXP joined AIA Chicago and fellow architecture firms for the first open-to-the-public DESIGNIGHT 2022. Hosted at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, the event celebrated the recipients of the Design Excellence Awards and the best of Chicago architecture.
At the event, EXP was recognized with the Lerch Bates People’s Choice Award from AIA Chicago for the temporary CTA Bryn Mawr station, a category reliant on votes from the public for projects that “exemplify the best of what Chicago has to offer.” The Bryn Mawr station is a part of the CTA Red/Purple Modernization project (RPM) and serves CTA customers until the completion of RPM in 2025 when the station will be rebuilt. For now, the station acts as a beacon to the community, with a playful design and enhanced accessibility. “I affectionally refer to the temporary station at Bryn Mawr as, ‘The little engine that could as it must punch above its weight because of its diminutive size among larger buildings along the busy corridor,” shared EXP’s Senior Vice President / Design Director Tom Hoepf, FAIA. EXP’s involvement on the CTA’s Quincy Loop station was also among the finalists for the Lerch Bates People’s Choice Awards.
EXP is honored to be recognized alongside the CTA for these two unique projects. Learn more about the projects here >.
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