Farr Associates Named AIA Chicago Firm of the Year

AIA Chicago's Highest Honor Recognizes Farr Associates Commitment to Sustainability

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Farr Associates has received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago Chapter Firm of the Year Award, the organization's highest honor. Farr Associates continues to innovate while remaining committed to its integration of sustainability, urban planning, and architecture.

According to AIA Chicago, Farr Associates was chosen because of the "firm's commitment to sustainability far surpassing industry norms and an impressive optimism of the future of our cities. Seven LEED Platinum projects, two net-zero projects, and numerous publications on the subject of Sustainable Urbanism clearly show that Farr Associates is advancing the profession."

This years notable achievements include The Harmony House for Cats, a net-zero no-kill cat shelter, which has earned LEED Platinum designation and the mixed-use Harper Court in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, which has achieved LEED-ND Gold certification. This award recognizes Farr Associates "culture of connecting architecture with urban planning" and for its proving sustainability in practice.

Founding principal and this year's CNU Charter Awards jury chair Doug Farr of Farr Associates was in attendance to receive the award. Joined by Farr Associate's team of architects, landscape architects, and planners, Doug Farr accepted the designation, saying, "We are honored by this recognition of our firm’s integration of planning and architecture, our leadership in advancing sustainable design at all scales, and our dedication to promoting Sustainable Urbanism around the world. We sincerely thank our client and collaborator partners who help us realize our dream of making future-minded places and buildings increasingly routine."

Congratulations to Farr Associates on their outstanding achievements!