Mar 7th 2018


MCHAP is a biennial prize that acknowledges the best realized works of architecture in the Americas. Out of one hundred and seventy entries for the 2018 Prize Cycle, thirty-one have been recognized as Outstanding Projects by this year's MCHAP Jury. It is from these projects that the finalists will be determined. 

The MCHAP 2018 Jury includes Jury Chair Ricky Burdett CBE, Professor of Urban Studies and Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme (London), Jose Castillo, Principal, Arquitectura 911sc (Mexico City), Ron Henderson, Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology and Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism (Chicago), Rodrigo Pérez de Arce, Professor, Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Estudios Urbanos, Pontificia Universidad Católica (Santiago), and Claire Weisz, Founding Principal of WXY (New York).

The Outstanding Projects Include: 

-239 House in São Paulo, Brazil by Una Arquitetos

-A. Alfred Taubman Wing of the Art and Architecture Building in Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
  by Preston Scott Cohen & Carl Dworkin

-Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, by John and Patricia Patkau

-Aysén State Museum in Coyhaique, Aysén, Chile by Cristóbal Tirado + Silvia Barbera y Jorge Batesteza

-Cave of Light (SIFAIS) in La Carpio, San Jose, Costa Rica by Entre Nos Atelier

-Daniels Building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by NADAAA


-Figueras Polo Stables in General Rodríguez, Buenos Aires, Argentina by
 Juan Ignacio Ramos & Ignacio Ramos

-Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by by John and Patricia Patkau

-Fundación Santa Fé de Bogotá Hospital Expansion in Bogotá, Colombia by Giancarlo Mazzanti Sierra

-Hermosillo Social Housing in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico by Alberto Kalach

-Huma Klabin Residential Building in São Paulo, Brazil by Una Arquitetos

-IMS Paulista in São Paulo, Brazil by Andrade Morettin Architects

-Iturbide Studio in Mexico City, Mexico by Taller | Mauricio Rocha+Gabriela Carrillo

-Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design in Kent, Ohio, US
  by WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism

-Learning Landscape - Piura University in Piura, Peru by Sandra Barclay-Jean Pierre Crousse

-MAPOCHO 42K in Santiago, Chile by M42K Lab_Sandra Iturriaga

-Medellín River Parks Phase 1A in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia by Sebastián Monsalve Gómez

-Oaxaca's Historical Archive Building in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico by Ignacio Mendaro Corsini

-PRO.CRE.AR Buenos Aires Station Sector 10 in Barracas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  by Manteola, Sánchez Gómez, Santos, Solsona, Sallaberry, Vinsón arquitectos

-Punta Caliza Holbox Hotel in Lázaro Cárdenaz, Quintana Roo, Mexico by Estudio Macías Peredo

-Rode house in Chiloe Island, X Region, Chile by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

-Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center in New York, US by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

-SESC 24 de Maio in São Paulo, Brazil by Paulo Mendes da Rocha

-Smithsonian National Museum in Washington D.C., US by Freelon Adjaye Bond & Smith Group

-Tepanzolco Cultural Center in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico by PRODUCTORA + Isaac Broid

-The SIX Affordable Veterans Housing in Los Angeles, California US by Brooks + Scarpa

-Torre Reforma in Mexico City, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico by L. Benjamin Romano

-True North in Detroit, Michigan, US by Edwin Chan/EC3

-Typical Metro Stations - Line 2 Bahia in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil by JBMC arquitetura e urbanismo

-Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois, US by Studio Gang

This year's MCHAP finalists will be announced in July 2018.
The winner will be announced in October 2018.