The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Chicago) has named Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Penney Architects, Ltd. (Nagle Hartray) as its firm of the year for 2009.
The Firm of the Year Award was established in 1991 to recognize a single firm’s outstanding achievements, consistent excellence, and ongoing contributions to the advancement of the architectural profession.
Jurors praised Nagle Hartray for demonstrating “a consistent level of quality throughout the practice of the firm. The architecture is an excellent and deft blend of design that is both rich yet restrained, contemporary yet referential, and powerful yet understated.”
Founded in 1966, Nagle Hartray is an architectural firm specializing in residential, commercial, educational, institutional, religious, and civic design. A sampling of the firm’s local work includes the Oak Park Public Library, Kinzie Park Tower, a 34-story residential high-rise at 390 N. Canal Street, and expansion and renovation work for the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago.
Founded in 1869, AIA Chicago represents more than 3,200 licensed architects, architectural interns and allied professionals in and around Chicago. It is the second-largest AIA chapter in the nation.