MGLM Receives ALA Design Merit Award

Jewel Box Addition
Jewel Box Addition

MGLM received a Association of Licensed Architects Award of Merit in 2012 for their sensitive addition to this house in Highland Park, IL. It being the sixth addition to the residence, there were many facets to the design, including respect for existing motifs and design elements along with program requirements and desired additional aesthetics, including a Cabinet of Curiosity and a Chinoserie, the latter being an English interpretation of a Chinese Garden Pavilion, replete with pastoral murals. In the end, the project included practical necessities such as a residential elevator, more storage, and a Master Suite wet bar, in addition to the beautifying aspects of ornamental art and details alongside richly stained woods and rare architectural artifacts incorporated from the owners private collection.