Frances Shloss Studio Wins American Architecture Award

Schloss Studio
One of the marked changes from the previous flow of the third floor was created by removing a wall and replacing it with a cable-braced, steel moment frame. William Staffeld / AAP
Schloss Studio
The natural light in the Francis Shloss Studio provides an excellent space for studio desks for 60 architecture students. William Staffeld / AAP
Schloss Studio
The original pine floor, marked by decades of use, was retained with visible patching and minimal resurfacing. William Staffeld / AAP
One of the marked changes from the previous flow of the third floor was created by removing a wall and replacing it with a cable-braced, steel moment frame. William Staffeld / AAP The natural light in the Francis Shloss Studio provides an excellent space for studio desks for 60 architecture students. William Staffeld / AAP The original pine floor, marked by decades of use, was retained with visible patching and minimal resurfacing. William Staffeld / AAP
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October 19, 2015

The Frances Shloss Studio on the third floor of East Sibley Hall was recently awarded a 2015 American Architecture Award. The studio was one of 60 projects to receive the award, which are organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The awards are now in their 21st year, and are given to the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects in the U.S. and abroad, or by international architects for buildings designed and built in the U.S.

"Not only are these the best new buildings in the country today, they are game-changers that other architects, clients, and local authorities should aspire to," said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, president, The Chicago Athenaeum.

Other buildings receiving the prize include the John M. Roll United States Courthouse, Yuma, Arizona; the National September 11 Memorial Museum, New York City, New York; NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California; and the Wellington Elementary School, Belmont, Massachusetts.

Designed by New York City–based architecture firm LEVENBETTS, the Frances Shloss Studio also won three other awards in 2015 including an AIA New York Chapter Design Merit Award, the Architecture Podium International 2nd Award, and the Society of American Registered Architects–New York Design Award Silver Award of Honor.