Kwong Von Glinow

Architecture Firm

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Kwong Von Glinow
Kwong Von Glinow is an award-winning Chicago-based design practice that believes people should enjoy architecture. Their work translates forward-looking architectural concepts into playful designs with broad appeal. Taking an optimistic and explorative approach, KVG focuses on creating innovative living environments, places for cultural engagement, urban public space, and contemporary workspaces. The office was founded in 2017 by Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow and has delivered projects ranging from single-family homes to multi-family residential buildings, public and cultural spaces, exhibitions, and designed objects.

Kwong Von Glinow has been recognized nationally and internationally for design excellence. The office received the 2018 Architectural League of New York Prize for Young Architects and was recognized by Wallpaper* Magazine as one of the top 20 Emerging Architecture Practices of 2017. Earlier this year, the City of Chicago selected Kwong Von Glinow as one of 32 Pre-Qualified Design Services Firms for Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development. In 2017, the firm won 1st prize in two major international housing competitions and one infrastructural regeneration competition: the 2017 New York Housing Challenge for Table Top Apartments, the 2017 Hong Kong Housing Challenge for Towers within a Tower, and the 2017 Chicago Prize for Grand Lattices.

The practice also received a 2019 Graham Foundation Grant for their exhibition project Smuggling Architecture, exhibited at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel, Switzerland. KVG’s projects have been acclaimed by leading voices in architecture including AIANY and CNN Style, which called KVG’s Towers within a Tower a “bold vision of vertical space in a city whose skyline has been defined by it.”
Kwong Von Glinow
Kwong Von Glinow

Kwong Von Glinow is an award-winning Chicago-based design practice that believes people should enjoy architecture. Their work translates forward-looking architectural concepts into playful designs with broad appeal. Taking an optimistic and explorative approach, KVG focuses on creating innovative living environments, places for cultural engagement, urban public space, and contemporary workspaces. The office was founded in 2017 by Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow and has delivered projects...

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