STRAWN + SIERRALTA was founded in 2003 as a design lab. We collaborate with a diverse set of clients to create innovative, user-centered experiences through Service Design, Environments and Architecture.
COLLABORATIVE TEAM SETTINGS
IIT's INSTITUTE OF DESIGN
Researching and developing collaborative team environments for the Institute of Design, the nation's top-ranked graduate school of design research & strategy.
CO-WORKING RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY
Designing co-working environments for a residential high-rise being rebranded and repositioned as an entrepreneurial hub in Chicago's emerging South Loop.
LEARNING EXPERIENCE PROTOTYPING
SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
Co-creating working prototypes of innovative educational settings with faculty and students that support innovative pedagogies and new, higher education learning experiences.
Strawn + Sierralta project on the front page of Fast Company's CoDesign
Strawn + Sierralta selected as one of seven finalists in an international competition to design a hedge maze inspired by Stanley Kubrick's movie, "The Shining"
9/11 MEMORIAL FINALIST
13 member jury selects "Dual Memory" as one of eight finalists for the 9/11 Memorial from 5,201 entries, in the largest architecture and design competition ever held
TRENDSETTING MOUNTAIN TREASURES
Swiss publisher, Braun, includes Strawn + Sierralta in a curated look at mountain residences
HISTORY CHANNEL DESIGN AWARD
Invited to design Chicago in 100 years for the "City of the Future" by the History Channel
Ski On Home included in "Houses We Love"
PATIENT-CENTERED SERVICE DESIGN
Interactive healthcare environment and service design strategy for the world's oldest and largest, private cancer research center
Cynthia McFadden story with Airbnb CEO about new rental trend in America features "Ski On Home"
CHINA FIELD RESEARCH
Service design project for China Guardian, the fourth largest auction house in the world
Strawn + Sierralta profiled in three articles about the resurgence of Chicago architecture
Competition winning design for an off-the-grid and collective camping experience for the extreme environment of the Mojave Desert
German publisher, Gestalten, includes Strawn + Sierralta in a compilation of futuristic urban designs
INSTITUTE OF DESIGN - 75th ANNIVERSARY
Founded in 1937 as the New Bauhaus by Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, this exhibition design celebrates ID's landmark 75th year with the year's best student works
HOME OF THE YEAR
Ski On Home selected as Tahoe's "Modern Mountain Home of the Year"
ONE BEDROOM LIFE IN MUMBAI
India-based, user research project seeking to better understand the changing needs of India's increasingly mobile urban dwellers
Strawn + Sierralta invited to recommend our favorite spaces and places in Chicago
ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER FINALIST
Ford Motor Company and the City of Chicago select Strawn + Sierralta as one of the five finalists in an international architecture and design competition
National Geographic publishes "A Place of Remebrance", the official book of the National September 11 Memorial, including Strawn + Sierralta's award winning design proposal
IIT COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE
Sierralta serves as Curator of the graduate "House" studio centered on Re-thinking the Metropolis at IIT's College of Architecture
Tailored innovation training for frontline Hyatt employees in Hong Kong, London and Chicago, including full scale prototyping with guests in live, Hyatt-branded environments
FREEDOM MUSEUM SCULPTURE FINALIST
Strawn+Sierralta's proposal selected as one of ten finalists for the Freedom Museum in Chicago
The University of Chicago Press publishes "Celebrating Freedom" featuring Strawn+Sierralta's award-winning, Freedom Museum sculpture
Strawn + Sierralta served as Co-Presidents of the Chicago Architectural Club, established in 1885
Strawn+Sierralta invited to write about Betrand Goldberg's historic, Prentice Women's Hospital for CLOG's "Brutalism" Issue