aia illinois
Photo by Ben Halpern


The concept that good design, functionality, and innovation are primary concerns of successful architecture is illustrated in the new home for the state offices of the AIA. The modernist building housing the offices provides a minimalist, airy space with its floor-to-ceiling window wall overlooking trees below and establishes the parameters for the interior design.

The open-plan reception and clerical areas located at the center of the space work for both everyday activities as well as for hosted social and political events. Each area is defined by unusually shaped walls that are rendered in natural organic finishes. The richness and variety of the material palette creates a restrained yet visually rich interior. 2002 Winner of a “Design Award for Excellence in Architecture” by the AIA Central Illinois Chapter

Steven J. Suski, Director of Design at Hahn Lougee and Associates at the time of his work on this project.  Renaissance Architects, architect of record






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