Citation of Merit
Firm: Studio Gang
Location: Glencoe, Illinois
Client: Writers Theatre
Contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction
Photos: Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing
Located in Glencoe, Illinois, Studio Gang’s Writers Theatre project is a sterling addition to both the village of Glencoe as well as Chicagoland’s expansive theater scene. Organized as a village-like cluster of distinct volumes that surround a central hub, the building’s form resonates with the character of Glencoe’s downtown. The theater’s two performance spaces employ staging and seating configurations to maximize the sense of intimacy between actors and audience — a signature experience of the Writers Theatre group.
“I appreciate the contrast between materials on this project,” one juror remarked. “The more modern components alongside knotted wood are very intentional.”