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Art Mon Aug 24 2015

Chicago Architecture Firm Wins Pullman Artspace Project


A rendering of the project by VOA Associates

The Chicago-based architecture firm, VOA Associates, Inc., has been selected as the winner of a six-month architectural design competition, made possible by a grant from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

VOA Associates, Inc., will be designing the Pullman Artspace in the historic Pullman neighborhood, which will include 45 affordable live/work apartments, as well classrooms, an exhibition space, and workshops. Artspace Project Inc., has its headquarters in Minneapolis and offices in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington DC.

By designing a creative space, VOA Associates hopes to achieve a sense of honor for the historical "character of Pullman's landmark community" and welcome those who are interested in a creative weaving within the public sphere.

Overall, 20 architecture firms submitted and 10 semi-finalists were chosen. The three finalists for the competition were each awarded $10,000 to finalize their concept and VOA Associates was selected as the winner. The Pullman Artspace strives to preserve Pullman as a leading arts neighborhood with an immersive creative hub for its residents.

 
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Ann Alpaugh / August 26, 2015 11:04 AM

Thank you Ms. Lane for your thoughtful and well put together article regarding our project here in Pullman.

PullmanArts, not to be confused with out project, Pullman Artspace, is a grass-roots community organization that has work tirelessly and surmounted immeasurable odds alone over the past 5-years to get to this point. This is a non-profit board of Pullman residents working on an all-volunteer basis with no funding but our own pockets. We put together our own artist survey to assess the Pullman and surrounding community’s support for artist live/work housing. That survey was such a success it attracted the attention of Artspace, Inc out of Minneapolis who then partnered with us to do a second artist survey that they could use to find grants and other financial partners. After the results of that survey, CNI joined as our third partner. We three then formed Pullman Artspace LLC. Shortly thereafter, The Driehaus Foundation funded our architectural design competition, of which, VOA won.

We are eternally thankful to our partners, grantors, the Pullman community and look forward to the next steps in the architectural design process with VOA.

Sincerely,
Ann M. Alspaugh
President of PullmanArts

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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