Oct 27th 2020

Faculty-Run Firm Profiled in Architect Magazine

Every month, Architect magazine profiles one architecture firm on the forefront of the profession for its “Next Progressives” series. For October 2020, that honor went to Kwong Von Glinow, a Chicago-based architecture practice run by IIT Architecture Adjunct Professor Lap Chi Kwong and his partner, Alison Von Glinow, which, according to the magazine, “has smuggled architecture into unexpected places while building its practice.”

In the past couple of years, Kwong Von Glinow has seen widespread acclaim for its innovative projects, including Table Top Apartments, a housing proposal for New York City that received first prize in the 2017 New York Affordable Housing Challenge; Ardmore House in Chicago, which Crain’s Chicago Business called “a house like no other”; and its forthcoming pavilion along the Chicago Riverwalk next summer, selected as the inaugural installation for the Designing a Better Chicago competition. Late last year Kwong Von Glinow exhibited Smuggling Architecture at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel, Switzerland, a project that it completed on Illinois Institute of Technology’s Mies Campus as IIT Architecture’s artists-in-residence during summer 2019.

Architect’s write-up on Kwong Von Glinow is available on their website and in the magazine’s October 2020 print issue.

Photo: Lap Chi Kwong (left) and Alison Von Glinow (right) pose while working on their "Smuggling Architecture" exhibit.