The Drawing Room at the Arts Club of Chicago opened in March, marking the club’s 100th anniversary and enhancing the architectural language of our original design. Read the review in the March issue of Interior Design magazine.
VHA’s design of The Jazz Age at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum opened on Friday, April 7th. The first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste during the creative explosion of the 1920’s, The Jazz Age features over 400 objects as well as related music and film. Read the detailed review in the New York Times.
On October 6, 2016 the Portland Art Museum revealed VHA’s design for a new three story addition. The Rothko Pavilion will be a transparent three-story structure linking the museum’s Main and Mark Buildings. Named for 20th century painter Mark Rothko, the pavilion will feature a rotating collection of the artists’ signature abstract canvases.
VHA has been selected by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, to design a major exhibition of 20th century decorative arts. The show will open in 2017.
Illinois First Lady Diana Rauner announced the comprehensive renovation plans for the Executive Mansion. Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin applauded VHA’s “subtle but significant” design that promises to rebuild the appearance and the dignity of “the people’s house.”
The Illinois Senate has selected VHA to renovate its formal hearing room within the state capitol. As presently configured the room does not offer full handicap accessibility. Building upon our other award-winning work in the building, VHA’s renovation will bring the space up to code while replacing non-original elements with new, period-appropriate designs.
Our founding principal John Vinci was featured as one of Newcity magazine’s Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago for 2016.
VHA has been selected to direct a comprehensive renovation of the Illinois’ Governor’s Mansion. This distinctive Springfield building has fallen into disrepair after years of deferred maintenance. The project addresses structural, MEP and code-related shortcomings while restoring the building to its 19th century grandeur.