Recently, we’ve been interested in the architectural implications of night: what occurs, flickers, transpires, is built or destroyed, in the hours of darkness? Who do you break the law with? What wakes at twilight? Can night be an allegory for entering into the subconscious and uncanny territories of the built environment and lived experience?

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Future Firm is a full-service Chicago-based architecture office founded by Craig Reschke and Ann Lui. We are interested in the intersections between landscape territories and curatorial experiments.

Craig Reschke, AIA

Craig is an architect and Designer-in-Residence in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a registered architect in the state of Illinois. He graduated from Harvard's Graduate School of Design, where his research focused on rural American landscapes, and he graduated with the Jacob Weidenmann Prize. He also holds B.Arch from University of Tennessee. Previously, Craig was a project architect at SOM and RODE Architects, where he led the design of buildings at many scales.

Ann Lui, AIA

Ann is an architect and Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a registered architect in the state of Illinois. She holds an SMArchS from MIT in History, Theory & Criticism and a B.Arch from Cornell University, where she was awarded the Charles Goodwin Sands Medal and the Clifton Beckwith Brown Memorial Medal. Previously, she practiced at SOM, Ann Beha Architects, and Morphosis Architects. Ann co-edited Public Space? Lost and Found (SA+P/MIT Press, 2017) and is currently co-curator of the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 titled Dimensions of Citizenship.

Suzie Shang, suzie.shang@future-firm.org

November 2017 - Ann and Craig speak at Mas Context event “Tracing / Traces” at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Ryerson and Burnham Archives.

September 2017 - Future Firm's proposal "Office of the Public Architect" is exhibited at "Between States," at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The project is covered in Next City

May 2017 - Prescriptions Issue 05, featuring APRDELESP, is launched at Mas Context event "Paper/Architecture"

April 2017 - Future Firm launches The Night Gallery, an exhibition space for architectural projections

January 2017 - Future Firm's proposal, "Of Monsters and Gods," is a Finalist for the Times Square Alliance 2017 Valentine Heart competition

December 2016 - A new phase of "Rebel Garages" is awarded an IncentOvate 2016/2017 grant through the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, through the Chicago Architecture Foundation

October 2016 - Prescriptions Issue 04, featuring Andrew Heumann, is launched at the Graham Foundation bookstore

July 2016 - Storefront for Art & Architecture's Sharing Models: Manhattanisms opens including model & drawing from Future Firm

June 2016 - Craig and Ann present at Mas Context Analog 2016 on curatorial work at Studio Gang, as part of "Chicago Design Week"

May 2016 - Future Firm investigates Ward 47 for Chicago Architectural Foundation's "50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards" curated by UrbanLab. Our contribution is featured in DNAinfo and we discuss it on WBN

April 2016 - Ann participates on "Architect as Catalyst" discussion at IDEO as part of the Field Notes program.

March 2016 - We install "The Uncomfortableness of Getting Into Bed with Others" for Life After Participation, a symposium Ann organized for SAIC

January 2016 - Our project "Cooperative Arctic Hedge Fund" was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016.

January 2016 - Future Firm is featured in this month's issue of Chicago Architect, "Future Firm Seeks Balance Between Innovative and Practical"

December 2015 - Mas Context releases Issue 27: Debate, including an interview of Stanley Tigerman by Iker Gil and Ann Lui.

December 2015 - Ann participates on panel for launch of Beyond Patronage at SAIC's Sullivan Galleries

November 2015 - Website launched

November 2015 - Craig builds the installation "99 White Balloons" for Field Constructs competition in Austin, TX Project covered by Texas Architect

October 2015 - Future Firm hosts FOAM's "Tropical Mining Station," a Partner Event of the Chicago Architecture Biennial

August 2015 - Prescriptions Issue 02 (Ryan John King and Ekaterina Zavyalova) released

May 2015 - Circus for Construction featured at New Museum's IDEAS CITY; Prescriptions Issue 01 (Austin+Mergold) released

February 2015 - Obama Drone Aviary wins "Dishonorable Mention" at Chicago Architectural Club. The project is covered by Architect's Newspaper, Architecture Chicago Plus.

May 2014 - Circus for Construction official selection for WorldWide Storefront (Storefront for Art & Architecture)

May 2014 - Grafted Fields awarded Penny White Prize (Harvard GSD) and Eidlitz Traveling Fellowship (Cornell University)

May 2014 - Crowded Necropolis awarded Schlossman Prize (MIT)

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