Dec 17th 2018

IIT ARCHITECTURE STUDENT wins Chicago Women in Architecture award

Chicago Women in Architecture awards an annual scholarship to a female student of architecture in the last year of her studies who submits an outstanding Design Studio Project.

IIT Architecture M.Arch student Junghyo Woo was awarded first place for her Bridgeport Innovation Center project design.

The Bridgeport Innovation Center is a 113,000 SF comaking and coworking facility at the Northeast end of the Roots + Seeds redevelopment plan. The building seeks to build a community of makers within Bridgeport and the greater Chicago area by providing a platform for living, making, and innovating. The building features a long, 540 foot long continuous manufacturing hall with spaces for fabrication, prototyping, electronics and a small microfactory. The office programs, rather than interrupt that manufacturing floor, are lifted from the space to be suspended from the ceiling. The buidling is one directional, prioritising the riverfront while using the southeast wall to house less desirable program elements such as mechanical and toilet rooms. By utilizing the riverfront as it’s community event space, the Bridgeport Innovation Center can share its spirit of coworking and comaking with the local community. 

Junghyo Woo is in her final year at IIT Architecture, where she will be receiving her Masters Degree in May and hopes to continue her passion for architecture after her graduation and work as a responsible designer.

Read more about the scholarship and the winning project here.