Distinguished Building Award, from the American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association Award
Placed on a hilly, densely forested Lake Michigan site to take advantage of lake and forest views, this year-round vacation house is conceived as a tower (obelisk) in the woods. It is sheathed in raw industrial aluminum siding and a 24-foot square grid of wood and glass. The vertical plan organization allows expansive lake views from all spaces, and a living room which floats in the tower. The roof deck is level with the tree tops and provides a serene setting for the ownerâ€™s practice of Tai Chi Châ€™uan.