The Chicago Architectural Club’s latest project, “2012 Chicago Prize Competition: Future Prentice,” generated 81 new and visionary proposals for Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hospital. The effort was led by CAC co-presidents Brian Strawn and IIT College of Architecture Adjunct Associate Professor Karla Sierralta, in collaboration with AIA Chicago and the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
The project asked for alternative solutions for the hospital—one of Chicago’s most architecturally significant modern buildings— now slated for demolition by its owner, Northwestern University. Competition jurors included Professor John Ronan and Studio Associate Profesor Martin Felsen. Recent IIT architecture alumni Noel Turgeon (M.ARCH ’12), Andres Lemus (ARCH ’12) and Stephanie Fumanelli (ARCH ’12) submitted entries along with Adjunct Professor Terry Surjan.
The Chicago Architectural Club also invited ten young studios to submit commentaries and proposals for Prentice, including the studios of Studio Assistant Professor Mary Pat Mattson, Adjunct Associate Professor Martin Klaschen, and Studio Associate Professor Tim Brown.
Work from the Future Prentice competition is featured in the exhibit “Reconsidering an Icon” currently on display at the Chicago Architecture Foundation until February 2013. The work will also be featured in a forthcoming publication, 100 Ideas for Prentice.