On Thursday, February 8th, SOM Consulting Partner Philip Enquist was honored with the Legacy Award at the 2018 Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) Gala for his contributions to urban design in Chicago and around the world. The Legacy Award is the CAF's most prestigious honor, recognizing the outstanding work of Chicagoans in architecture. In naming Enquist as this year's winner, the CAF cited the Chicago Tribune's 2009 selection of Enquist and SOM's City Design Practice as the "Chicagoans of the Year in Architecture," noting that SOM's Chicago office "has distinguished itself in urban planning through the city-friendly designs of Phil Enquist."
For 35 years, Philip Enquist has played a key role in leading SOM's Global City Design Practice, one of the world’s most awarded urban planning groups. He and his studios have worked in more than 110 cities to strategize for future growth, plan transit systems, and protect critical environments.
At the gala, developer Related Midwest was honored with the Chicago Architecture Foundation's 2018 Corporate Award.