Congratulations to John Ronan Architects for the 2017 R+D Award for their inflatable, responsive ETFE façade on the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship.
Power has worked with the design team since the preconstruction phase of this project, which broke ground last April. The 70,000 sf, 2-story building will become a one-of-a-kind hub to prepare students for the development of meaningful technology innovations. Once construction is complete in 2018, it will be home to the IIT Institute of Design, the Self Leadership Academy, the Idea Shop, Jules K. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center and the Inter-professional Project Program.
The article in Architect Magazine shares more details about the innovative design.