We like it! Traditionally, Designight award events have been each firm having a private table at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom. Only a limited number of people from a firm get to attend.
The new format at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion spilling onto the Great Lawn provided the space for architects to bring an unlimited number of family, friends, and colleagues. It was also open to the public. It made for a real celebration. Attendees setup chairs, blankets, food spreads, and beverages throughout The Great Lawn. Once the awards show concluded, people stayed to listen to the band and mingle.
Our own eggersmann Chicago designers, Harold Skulte and Diana Stavropoulos were in the middle of the action.