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    Dirk Denison, FAIA

    Dirk Denison, FAIA

    Professor
    Principal, Dirk Denison Architects
    (photo by Michelle Litvin)

    Office:
    1123 W. Washington Blvd.
    Office Hours: by appointment
    Phone: 312.567.3230
    Fax: 312.567.5820
    Email: denison@iit.edu
    Web: www.dirkdenisonarchitects.com

    Expertise

    • Housing, campus design, community-based planning

    Education

    • M.Arch., Harvard Graduate School of Design
    • M.B.A., Illinois Institute of Technology
    • B.Arch., Illinois Institute of Technology

    Curriculum Vitae


    Courses Taught

    Research & Major Accomplishments

    Foodlife
    Multi-restaurant eatery
    Chicago
    Completed January 2009

    Urban Land Institute Magazine
    “University Dorms Double as Green Design Labs”
    By Dirk Denison
    IIT MSV Student Housing
    Spring 2009

    Building Automation Systems
    IPRO design seminar
    College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
    Spring 2009

    IIT Digital Campus Model
    Design seminar
    College of Architecture, IIT
    Spring 2009

    Hospitality Design Magazine
    “Sea Change”
    L2O Restaurant
    April 2009

    Chicago Magazine
    “Dirk Denison Architects”
    Berman Schlossberg Residence
    April 2009

    Terzo Piano
    Restaurant in the Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Wing
    Chicago
    Completed May 2009

    Price-Yecies Residence
    Apartment residence
    Chicago
    Completed May 2009

    The Chicago Tribune
    “New Modern”
    Terzo Piano Restaurant
    May 2009

    The Chicago Tribune
    “Bridge to the Art World”
    Terzo Piano Restaurant
    May 2009

    Hospitality Design 2008 Gold Key Award
    L2O Restaurant
    May 2009

    The New York Times
    “A Chicago Chef Hears Voices”
    L2O Restaurant
    May 2009

    Chicago Magazine
    “Singled Out: Terzo Piano”
    Terzo Piano Restaurant
    May 2009

    Metropolitan Home
    “A View to the Future”
    Alper Residence
    May 2009

    Chicago Architecture Foundation Sustainability Lecture
    "Student Housing Doubles as Environmental Learning Lab"
    IIT student housing
    June 2009

    Arcspace.com
    “Terzo Piano Restaurant”
    June 2009

    ArchNewsNow.com
    “Engaging Students in Smart-Building Design”
    By Dirk Denison
    IIT MSV Student Housing
    June 2009

    i4design Magazine
    “Suite Sixteen”
    Professional profile
    June 2009

    "L20: Rich Melman and Dirk Denison in Conversation with Michael Adams"
    HD 2009 Expo and Conference, Las Vegas
    June 2009

    Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
    Elected president
    June 2009

    Burnham Memorial Pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago
    Design studio, fall 2008
    College of Architecture, IIT
    Installed June 2009

    Interior Design Magazine
    “To Live and Dine in Chicago”
    Terzo Piano and L2O Restaurants
    July 2009

    CS Interiors
    “Best Atmosphere”
    L2O Restaurant
    July 2009

    Contemporist.com

    “Carmel Residence by Dirk Denison Architects”
    Bang/Murray Residence
    July 2009

    Time Magazine
    “Eating in the Windy City”
    Terzo Piano and L2O
    August 2009

    Interior Design Magazine
    “Walk With Me”
    Terzo Piano
    August 2009

    Legere-Ricketts Residence
    9,700 sq. ft. single-family new construction
    Wilmette, Illinois
    September 2009

    City of the Future Design Exhibition
    Big Bold Visionary Chicago Burnham Plan Centennial Exhibition
    September 2009

    Metropolitan Home
    “Eat”
    Terzo Piano
    September 2009

    Lecture at the Arts Club of Chicago
    "Home Green Home: Residential Architecture in a Sustainable Age"
    September 2009

    Chicago Architect
    “Piano Player—Denison’s Restaurant Design Follows the Modern Wing’s Lead”
    Terzo Piano
    September/October 2009

    CS Interiors
    “New Heights—The Restaurant Architect”
    Terzo Piano
    Fall 2009

    Chair of Curriculum Committee
    College of Architecture, IIT
    Fall 2009
    Approval for the new Master of Integrated Building Delivery Program
    Approval for revisions to the Master of Architecture Program and the Master of Science in Architecture Program

    Structurally Determinate Design: Cranbrook Performing Arts Center
    Design studio
    College of Architecture, IIT
    Fall 2009

    Equity International
    30,000 sq. ft. executive offices
    Chicago
    October 2009

    City of the Future Competition
    Legere-Ricketts Residence

    Mayor’s Landscape Awards
    Jury member
    November 2009

    Wallpaper Magazine
    “Design Awards - Best New Restaurant”
    Terzo Piano
    November 2009

    Majestic Metropolitan Living
    “Lake Shore Lovely”
    Alper Residence
    November 2009

    Wallpaper’s Annual Design Awards
    "Best New Restaurant"
    Terzo Piano
    Dirk Denison Architects
    November 2009

    Metropolitan Home
    “White Open Spaces”
    Cohodes Residence
    November 2009

    Dubin Family Young Architect Award, AIA Chicago
    Jury member
    December 2009

    Midwest Construction Interior Design
    "Tenant Improvement Project of the Year"
    Terzo Piano
    Dirk Denison Architects
    December 2009

    CS Interiors
    “Best Restaurant: L2O”
    Winter 2009

    Cranbrook Academy of Art
    Board of Governors

    Mies van der Rohe Society, IIT
    Board of Directors

    Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
    Advisory Board

    Committee on Contemporary Art
    Art Institute of Chicago
    Oversight Board

    Mayor’s Council on Innovation and Design
    Chicago
    Committee membership

    Mayor’s Committee on Parks and Open Spaces
    Chicago
    Committee membership

    Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
    Board of Directors

    Rothman Residence
    Chicago
    Projected completion 2010

    Moss Residence, Phase 3
    Chicago
    Projected completion 2010

    Miller Residence
    Bannockburn, Illinois
    Projected completion 2010

    Kaplan Residence
    Glencoe, Illinois
    Projected completion 2011

    Arnett Residence
    Chicago
    Projected completion 2011

    Pool House
    Addition to private residence
    Winnetka, Illinois
    Projected completion 2011

    Silverman Residence
    Winnetka, Illinois
    Projected completion 2012

    Current Projects

    • IIT MSV Dormitory Renovation and Expansion
    • Equity International Offices
    • Private Residence, Lincoln Park

    Awards/Honors

    • Chicago AIA Distinguished Building Awards 2006, 2004, 1995, 1991
    • Westchester AIA Design Award
    • IIT Community Recognition Award, IIT College Excellence in Teaching Award

    Patents

    Books

    Selected Publications

    Recent articles
    Urban Land Institute Magazine
    , “University Dorms Double as Green Design Labs,” spring 2009
    ArchNewsNow.com, “Engaging Students in Smart-Building Design,” June 2009

    Work published in
    American Architecture, An Illustrated History
    Architect Magazine
    Architectural Record
    A+U
    Domus Magazine
    Encyclopedia of American Architecture, 2nd Edition
    GA Houses
    Metropolis
    The New American House
    The New American Apartment
    Progressive Architecture

    Professional Society Memberships

    Editorial Board Service

    Professional Society Service

    Grants and Fellowships

    Community Service

    • Chicago Mayor’s Council on Innovation and Design
    • Member, Cranbrook Academy of Art
    • Committee on Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago