MCHAP Finalists Announced

John Hill
26. June 2016
UTEC Campus by Grafton Architects (Photo: Iwan Baan)

The seven finalists of the second biennial Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), which recognizes the best built works of architecture in the Americas realized from January 2014 through December 2015, have been announced.

The finalists were selected by the jury* from a long list of nominated works that were announced in March. The announcement was made after the jury toured the finalist sites, which included visits with members of the MCHAP Network of architects, academics, and schools. Four of the seven projects are located in Central and South America, with two in the United States and one in Canada.

The finalists, alphabetical by architect:

  • Weekend House by Angelo Bucci, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • UTEC Campus by Grafton Architects, Lima, Peru
  • Tower 41 by Alberto Kalach, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Pachacamac Museum by Llosa Cortegana, Lima, Peru
  • Star Apartments by Michael Maltzan, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre by Patkau Architects / Kearns Mancini Architects, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Grace Farms by SANAA, New Canaan, Connecticut, USA
MCHAP was created by Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) College of Architecture Dean Wiel Arets and launched in 2014. The program also includes MCHAP.emerge, the corresponding biennial prize for the best built work from an emerging architecture practice, and MCHAP.student, which was created this year "to energize the American discourse among young architects." The MCHAP.emerge winner was announced in February, while the MCHAP and MCHAP.student winners will be announced after a day-long symposium at IIT on 19 October 2016.

*The 2015/15 jury is made up of jury president Stan Allen, architect and former Dean of Princeton University’s School of Architecture (New York); Florencia Rodriguez, editorial director of Piedra, Papel y Tijera publishers (Buenos Aires); Ila Berman, Professor of Architecture, University of Waterloo (Toronto) / Dean, UVA School of Architecture (Charlottesville); Jean Pierre Crousse of Barclay & Crousse (Lima), and Dean Wiel Arets (Chicago).

Weekend House by Angelo Bucci (Photo: Nelson Kon)
UTEC Campus by Grafton Architects (Photo: Iwan Baan)
Tower 41 by Alberto Kalach (Photo: Onnis Luque)
Pachacamac Museum by Llosa Cortegana (Photo: Juan Solano)
Star Apartments by Michael Maltzan (Photo: Iwan Baan)
Grace Farms by SANAA (Photo: Iwan Baan)

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