The Ely Chapter of the Lambda Alpha International (LAI) Land Economics Society recognized Philip Enquist, SOM Consulting Partner in Urban Design and Planning, with the Daniel H. Burnham Award for Distinguished Service on Wednesday, June 20th.
LAI aims to support the study of land economics, among other goals. The organization has multiple chapters in the United States and other countries; the Ely Chapter is based in Chicago. Members of Lambda Alpha include professionals in various disciplines and activities related to land use, including ownership, regulation, conservation, and planning. The Burnham Award recognizes a distinguished leader of the community whose legacy of work has forged links among civic engagement, business development, and the discipline of urban planning and design.
Enquist leads SOM's Global City Design Practice and has experience working on five continents. He designs location-sensitive master plans that integrate nature and urban density, and focus on improving the quality of life in, and the environmental performance of, cities. Enquist's projects include the Chicago Lakeside Master Plan and the Bahrain National Planning Development Strategy. Central to all his projects is a deep understanding of and respect for the underlying cultural and natural fabric of the landscapes where he works.