The College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology has announced the establishment of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) which will recognize distinguished architectural work in North and South America.
The MCHAP is awarded to the best architectural work completed in the preceding two years, and a second prize, the MCHAP for Emerging Architecture, is awarded to outstanding built work by an emerging practice. The recipients of both prizes will receive a cash award and have a role at the Illinois Institute of Technology the following academic year.
The recipients of the biennial prize will be named by a jury of professional architects, curators, writers, and editors. The prize aims to laud projects that elevate the quality of the built environment, capture the power of imagination, and recognize the circumstances of the human condition. The prize seeks to create a dialogue and develop a network among designers, scholars, and urban thinkers, and to build a bridge between students and the professional practice.
The first MCHAP ceremony will be held this fall. For more information visit mchap.org.