Phuket House Tops Out

July 14, 2016 Buildings

Located on Cape Yamu, near the newly opened COMO Hotel, the 8,000-square-foot Phuket House is strategically designed to allow for views to the Andaman Sea while keeping privacy from the neighbors on each side. It marks the second residence in Thailand to be completed by wHY this year.

art4d features Speed Art Museum on the cover of issue no. 236

July 10, 2016 Buildings

Created in 1995, art4d is an international architecture, art and design magazine based in Bangkok, acting as a venue for cultural dialogue within Thailand – within Asia – and worldwide. >>>

Mark Thomann lectures at Mildred’s Lane: “Floating Fluttering Flowing: The Big Fill”

July 2, 2016 Grounds

As part of the Social Saturday series, wHY Grounds Workshop Leader Mark Thomann presents recent and ongoing landscape and urban design projects.

SKY LANDING by Yoko Ono Opening in October 2016

June 13, 2016 Buildings, Grounds

One year ago today, on June 12, 2015 at, Yoko Ono, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Project 120 team members, and community leaders held a Ground Healing Ceremony on the site of SKY LANDING, Ono’s first permanent public art installation in North America. wHY is serving as the architect of record for SKY LANDING and lead master planner for the re-design of Jackson Park. Read more here.


June 8, 2016 Buildings

The jury commented that wHY’s design proposal “The jury felt that your design proposal had a strong concept, with an intriguing shape and dramatic and compelling imagery. The civic spaces were strong, and your team demonstrated clear thinking about the multiple functions of the museum, not just the gallery spaces. The porous quality of the museum was admired, with a clear attempt made to reach out to the surrounding neighborhood through multiple entrances. The jury enjoyed the presentation style and technique – this level of engagement and enthusiasm was felt to be a particular strength.” Read more here.  

Interactive Timeline of Jackson Park

June 1, 2016 Uncategorized

Two non-profits recently launched a digital, interactive map and timeline illuminating the history of the Garden of the Phoenix, the Jackson Park site that continues to serve as a symbol of U.S. – Japan relations. The “Garden of the Phoenix Digital Experience,” available at, was created by Project 120 and the Garden of the Phoenix Foundation. Both organizations are partners of the Chicago Park District in park revitalization efforts. See the timeline here.