- Architecture Is Fun
- Chicago, IL
- 1-5 Stories
- St. Chrysostom's Day School
- Sharon Exley, Peter Exley, Fun Finders, Architecture Is Fun
- Lighting Designer
- Gwen Grossman GGLD
- Custom Laminate - Wilsonart X You
- Wilsonart International, Inc.
- Custom Wallcovering - Architecture Is Fun Design: Peters Pavers
- Studio Printworks
A TREEHOUSE CHAPEL FOR EARLY LEARNING
A glorious gateway to St. Chrysostom Day School, this small project demonstrates how dreary ubiquitous space requiring accessibility, egress and system upgrades was transformed into a relevant, inspiring
685 SF place for learning and play.
Tracery, arches, and peek-a-boo quatrefoils build upon the historic church’s gothic sensibilities. The loft playspace and verticality of a cathedral of tinkertoy-like trees reinforce spatial and spiritual awareness, while creating canopied niches of exploration. The Treehouse Chapel is an appropriate, friendly, and soaring reuse of architecture.
AIA Honor Award – Small Projects, American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter, 2013. Acknowledgement of a sophisticated approach in creating a spiritual and beautiful environment for children.
Contract Interiors Small Project Award, American Society of Interior Designers Illinois, 2012. Recognition of significant achievement in designing small projects: award given for bringing beauty and form to a small space for children and adults.