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2021

Fast Company, “The middle class is being crushed by the housing crisis—and a solution is hiding in plain sight”
Wallpaper*, “Hem House proposes new Chicago housing solution”
Azure Magazine, “How Future Firm Finds Inspiration in the ‘Messy Ecology’ of Cities"
The Republic, “Midnight light: Sears/Cummins building aims to be overnight sensation"
Wallpaper*, "Architects create Indiana installations as Exhibit Columbus opens”
Architect’s Newspaper, “Future Firm imbues a Chicago store and community space with flexible furniture”
• Sci-Arc Channel, “On Futures: Future Firm”

2020

ArchDaily, “Graham Foundation Announces 2020 Individual Grants”
• Wallpaper, “Redesigning The Silver Room community space in Chicago”
• Architect’s Newspaper, “Exhibit Columbus reveals 2020–2021 curatorial theme and Miller Prize recipients”
• NewCity, “Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago”
• Area (Italy), “A new generation of architects paint a diverse community practicing in Chicago

2019

• Architect Magazine, “In Planning Their 'Future Firm,' Future Firm was Born”
Archinect, “Meet Future Firm, the Chicago-Based Practice Calling on Architects to Visualize Vibrant New Futures”
• Chicago Magazine, “Who’s Got Next?: The Activist Architect”
• Architect Magazine, “Next Progressives: Future Firm”

2018

• Crain’s Chicago Business, “40 Under 40: Ann Lui”
• NewCity, “Designer of the Moment 2018: Ann Lui”

2017

• Next City, “Chicago Firm Calls for Creating Office of the Public Architect”
• The Architect’s Newspaper, “The Night Gallery projects architectural visualizations into the streets of Chicago”
• Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago. IncentOvate Grant (with Chicago Architecture Foundation)
• Times Square Alliance with the Urban Design Forum. Times Square Valentine, Invited Finalist

2016

• Archdaily, “Manhattanisms: 30 Firms Envision New York City's Future Through Drawings and Models”
• DNAInfo, “Alleys Transformed Into Main Streets: Could it Happen?”
• WGN, “Re-imagining City Garages” 
• Chicago Architect, “Future Firm Seeks Balance Between Innovative and Practical”
• Oslo Architecture Triennale, After Belonging. Honorable Mention for “Cooperative Arctic Hedge Fund”

2015—Before

• Architectural Record, “Exhibition Review: Designing a Presidential Legacy”
• Chicago Prize, Chicago Architectural Club. Honorable Mention for “Obama Drone Aviary”
• Architizer, “Step Right Up to This Traveling Architectural Circus“ 
ArchDaily, “Crowdfunding: Transformed Truck To Take Art & Architecture on the Road“