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.


CURRENT


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 

SABAL FINANCIAL

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.


 JOURNAL 


FAST COMPANY

Strawn + Sierralta project on the front page of Fast Company's CoDesign

 

HISTORY CHANNEL

Invited to design Chicago in 100 years for the "City of the Future" by the History Channel

 

PATIENT-CENTERED SERVICE DESIGN

Interactive healthcare environment and service design strategy for the world's oldest and largest, private cancer research center

 

COMPETITION WINNER

Competition winning design for an off-the-grid and collective camping experience for the extreme environment of the Mojave Desert 

 

HOME OF THE YEAR

Ski On Home selected as Tahoe's "Modern Mountain Home of the Year" 

 

THRILLIST

Strawn + Sierralta invited to recommend our favorite spaces and places in Chicago

 

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 

 

CELEBRATING FREEDOM

The University of Chicago Press publishes "Celebrating Freedom" featuring Strawn+Sierralta's award-winning, Freedom Museum sculpture

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

 

ABC'S NIGHTLINE

Cynthia McFadden story with Airbnb CEO about new rental trend in America features "Ski On Home"   

 

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD

Strawn + Sierralta profiled in three articles about the resurgence of Chicago architecture

 

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

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

National Geographic publishes "A Place of Remebrance",  the official book of the National September 11 Memorial, including Strawn + Sierralta's award winning design proposal

 

GUEST-CENTERED INNOVATION

Tailored innovation training for frontline Hyatt employees in Hong Kong, London and Chicago, including full scale prototyping with guests in live, Hyatt-branded environments 

DWELL MAGAZINE

Ski On Home included in "Houses We Love"

 

ELECTED CO-PRESIDENTS

Strawn + Sierralta served as Co-Presidents of the Chicago Architectural Club, established in 1885

 

CHINA FIELD RESEARCH

Service design project for China Guardian, the fourth largest auction house in the world

 

UTOPIA FOREVER

German publisher, Gestalten, includes Strawn + Sierralta in a compilation of futuristic urban designs

 

ONE BEDROOM LIFE IN MUMBAI

India-based, user research project seeking to better understand the changing needs of India's increasingly mobile urban dwellers

 

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

 

FREEDOM MUSEUM SCULPTURE FINALIST

 Strawn+Sierralta's proposal selected as one of ten finalists for the Freedom Museum in Chicago

 

CLOG

Strawn+Sierralta invited to write about Betrand Goldberg's historic, Prentice Women's Hospital for CLOG's "Brutalism" Issue