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International Council 2015: Chicago

September 30–October 2

Architecture & Equity

All photos by

Kai-Uwe BergmannBjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Kim Herforth Nielsen
Jack Renteria3XN
Johanna Hurme, 5468796 Architecture
Sasa Radulovic5468796 Architecture
Stephen Cassell, Architecture Research Office
Jeff RisomGehl Architects
Scott GradyHaptic Architects
Tomas StokkeHaptic Architects
Hana KassemKohn Pedersen Fox
Alexander RieckLAVA
Mary Jane AugustineMcCarter & English
Francine HoubenMecanoo
Gabriela FrankOlson Kundig Architects
Kirsten MurrayOlson Kundig Architects
Jay BermanPei Cobb Freed & Partners
Craig DykersSnøhetta
Elaine MolinarSnøhetta
Carla SwickerathStudio Libeskind
Trey TrahanTrahan Architects
Jessica Healy, USA Pavilion Expo Milano
Carl BäckstrandWhite Arkitekter
Monica von SchmalenseeWhite Arkitekter
Jonas EdbladWingårdhs Arkitektkontor

The International Council is a platform for exchange among leading architects, designers, developers, and planners, representing practices across more than 26 cities and 15 countries. Members meet twice annually to identify and investigate issues facing cities around the world, and to guide the impact of the Institute’s public programming, research, and design competitions. Council members also convene with local policymakers, developers, researchers, and designers, identifying topics with the potential for deeper exploration with Van Alen’s international audience.

The Council is currently led by Co-Chairs Alfredo Carabello and Daniel Elsea of Allies and Morrison, and Carl Bäckstrand and Monica von Schmalensee of White Arkitekter. The next International Council meeting will be held May 15-17, 2019 in London.

For more information, please contact Stacey Anderson, Associate Director of Business Development and Special Initiatives at sanderson@vanalen.org, or 212-924-7000.