DMAC Architecture Hosts Chicago Architecture Biennial Panel
DMAC Architecture, one of Chicagoland’s premier architecture and design firms, hosts a special panel in partnership with the Chicago Architectural Biennial Foundation on November 8, 2017. Bringing together a group of local architects, theorists, and developers, the panel delves into The Decentralization of Chicago, exploring the new wave of high quality hospitality offerings popping up beyond Chicago’s core downtown.
Led by DMAC Founder and Principal, Dwayne MacEwen, the panel takes place at the iconic Midtown Athletic Club, reimagined by the firm as a contemporary lifestyle epicenter with a two-story hotel and urban retail complex. Following a $75 million renovation, the firm brings life into an up-and-coming neighborhood recently considered an industrial district. With vast experience in the hospitality sector, DMAC values decentralizing projects, providing luxurious offerings to areas of the city outside of the Loop.
Taking place on Wednesday, November 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the conversation will be moderated by Cynthia Noble, Founder and CEO of Noble Art Tours and Adjunct Lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago. Attendees will also experience an intimate tour with MacEwen, offering a behind-the-scenes preview of The Hotel at Midtown – opening in late November. The moderated panel will feature insight from local hospitality and design leaders, including:
- Dwayne MacEwen, AIA, Founder and Principal, DMAC Architecture
- Lynn Osmond, Hon, AIA, CAE, President & CEO, Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF)
- Charles Porter, Managing Principal, Development Management Associates (DMA)
- Eric Nordness, Senior Vice President & CFO, Hickory Street Capital
“We are thrilled to participate in this wonderful program and engage with local design enthusiasts,” says MacEwen of DMAC Architecture. “As the Chicago hospitality landscape continues to evolve, properties outside of the core downtown neighborhoods are key to the city’s successful expansion, and we look forward to exploring solutions for further development as a team and industry as a whole.”
Featuring over 141 practitioners from more than 20 countries, the 2017 Biennial addresses the theme, “Make New History.” Participating architects and artists are selected for their eye-opening creations, with the goal of inviting the public to explore how the latest architecture can and will make history around the world. DMAC is doing just that with the revamp of Midtown Athletic Club, the largest health-and-fitness property in the U.S., and its surrounding neighborhood – a prime example of the decentralization of Chicago.
Tickets to the panel are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Attendees can secure their spot through Eventbrite.
More information on DMAC Architecture can be found by visiting http://dmacarch.com or by calling (847) 905-0944.
ABOUT DMAC ARCHITECTURE
DMAC is a full-service architecture firm based in Evanston, IL, specializing in both commercial and residential projects, with a portfolio ranging from simple interiors to complex buildings. Founded in 1995 by Dwayne MacEwen, the firm prides itself on its ability to create exceptional, unique and award-winning work, with the belief that each project generates its own style. Differentiating itself in the marketplace by providing clients with innovative and tailored designs, DMAC takes a holistic approach with the philosophy that architecture contains the arts. DMAC identifies each project’s distinguishing elements, which transcend from the largest scale to the smallest detail. MacEwen is dedicated to selecting partners with similar values, leading to long-term relationships with numerous clients. With a host of prestigious projects underway, highlights include Midtown Athletic Club Chicago Flagship, Michael Jordan’s Restaurant Oak Brook, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, and Lamborghini Gold Coast. For more information, visit https://www.dmacarch.com/