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NEWS

Jan 8, 2014:  Blender Architecture is featured in the AIA Chicago magazine, with an article on the renovation of the chapel at Emanuel Congregation.  The project was a collaboration with local artisans and members of the Congregation.

Maria Segal is consulting as an Early Childhood Specialist on a project for the Holloman Air Force Base in Almagordo New Mexico.  The project entails the design and implementation of a 18,000 s.f. outdoor play landscape and education area.

May 3, 2013:  Blender Architecture received an AIA Chicago Small Projects merit award for the residential project located at 1101 N Damen.  The ceremony took place at Architectural Artifacts in Chicago.
  
Blender Architecture are now working with the Hamlin Park Advisory Council on the re-design of their playlot.  In collaboration with the City of Chicago Park District.

May 17-18, 2012:  Maria Segal represented Blender Architecture at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership Conference, National Louis University.  Blender Architecture worked with Andy Howard of Hitchcock Design Group, discussing with participants about improving learning environments.

May 11, 2012:  Blender Architecture received an AIA Chicago Small Projects honor award for the residential project located at 2039 West Dickens.  The ceremony took place at Architectural Artifacts in Chicago.

 

May 11, 2012:  Blender Architecture presented its plans and feasibility study to State Senator Cullerton as part of the initiative to provide renovation and addition to the James G. Blaine Elementary School.

 

January 23, 2012:  Maria Segal presented "Nature Based Play and Facility Design: Using Nature and Physical Space to Engage, Support Learning and Improve Well Being" at Nature Education Workshop, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, featuring keynote speaker Claire Warden, Mindstretchers, Scotland. 


January 28, 2012:  Maria Segal presented "Optimizing Outdoor Spaces for Multi-Sensory Exploration"with Andy Howard, Hitchcock Design Group, at Opening Minds Conference, Chicago Metro Association for the Education of Young Children.


January 2012:  Maria Segal's project for Concordia Place Community Center was featured in Chicago Architect Magazine, cover story.  Maria was the Project Designer with the firm of Holabird and Root for the completion of this building.