December 2015

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.

October 2015

The Mid-North Residence was honored by AIA Chicago with a Citation of Merit in the Distinguished Building Award category. This adaptive reuse of a historic commercial complex.

February 2015

VHA’s latest exhibition design for the Portland Art Museum, “Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945,” opens on February 7th.

January 2015

VHA’s renovation of the Illinois State Capitol’s West Wing received the AIA’s National Honor Award for Interior Architecture. This is the highest honor a project can receive from the AIA, and the second time VHA has been recognized for our work at the Capitol. Our restoration of the legislative chambers earned the honor in 2008.

December 2014

VHA principals John Vinci and Philip Hamp were named “Chicagoans of the Year in Architecture” by Blair Kamin, the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic.

November 2014

VHA’s Illinois State Capitol West Wing Renovation received the Project of the Year award at Landmarks Illinois’ 20th annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards.

October 2014

John Vinci was honored with the AIA Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award at the 59th annual Designight Gala in the Grand Ballroom of Navy Pier. Watch he and Geoffrey Baer discuss John’s career in architecture and ongoing preservation work on Chicago Tonight.

October 2014

AIA Chicago recognized VHA with a Divine Detail Award for the Illinois State Capitol West Wing’s copper-clad mahogany entry doors.