This fall, we launched #SOMinChicago, an Instagram contest to celebrate architecture and design during the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
To jury the contest and choose the three final winners, we gathered a group of leading voices in architecture from Chicago and around the world. Each juror brings an eye for photography and an appreciation of Chicago's built environment to the contest.
Meet the Jury
Eric Keune (@erkitekt), a Design Director in SOM's Chicago office, is a published author, architectural historian, and avid Instagram user. Eric has led designs for projects in Chicago and other cities in the United States and internationally, including a recent proposal for the adaptive reuse of a Bertrand Goldberg-designed building in Elgin, Illinois.
David Basulto (@dbasulto and @archdaily) is an architect and Founder and CEO of ArchDaily, the world's most visited architecture website. ArchDaily’s mission is “to improve the quality of life of the 3 billion people who live in cities in the next 40 years, by providing inspiration, knowledge, and tools to the architects who fill face this challenge.”
Iker Gil (@ikergil) is a Chicago-based architect and director of MAS Studio. He is the founder of design journal MAS Context, lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and associate curator of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture.
Lynn Osmond (@chiarchitecture), President and CEO of the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), has led the organization since 1996. Over the past two decades, Osmond has expanded the organization’s tours, programs, exhibitions, field trips, curricula, and online tools. Osmond has played a central role in establishing CAF as an educational leader in architecture and design that serves more than 670,000 people each year.
About the Contest
It's easy to enter: take a photo of an SOM project in Chicago and post it to Instagram with #SOMinChicago in the caption. You'll have a chance to be featured on SOM's Instagram feed or to win one of three contest prizes.
The contest closes January 7th, 2018, with winners announced at the end of the month. Follow SOM and the Chicago Architecture Biennial on Instagram for more information, and read the full contest rules here.