KAI Wins International Architecture Award as Member of SOM Team

KAI has recieved The International Architecture Award for 2011 from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies as a member of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill team for The St. Louis and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial project design. 

The International Architecture Award was given to 90 projects this year from all over the world. Submissions came from firms in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas. Projects ranged from high-tech corporate headquarters, to smaller planning projects, to memorials, and private residences. Chicago Athenaeum Museum President, Christian K. Narkiewicz stated that the awards program " draws important public and professional focus for the celebration and recognition of the most important key buildings produced in this decade," and that the "selected projects challenge new approaches to design that are beyond the envelope of the everyday, while providing cities with key civic buildings that celebrate and harmonize architecture as a high art while finding answers to the complicated problems of environment, social context, improving quality of life, and sustainability."

KAI is honored to accept the International Architecture Award and proud to be a part of the SOM team for the St. Louis and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial project.

All of the awarded projects can be viewed and http://www.europeanarch.eu/ or http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/