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This month, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago evolved to become the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. This move brings not only a physical change of address but a whole new model to the field of rehabilitation. And, today, AbilityLab’s website is live! Check out our recent collaborative healthcare project for the number one ranked rehabilitation hospital here.

Our collaborative healthcare project, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, is opening this month! With new in-house care support capabilities and five Innovation Centers, this new facility “… is ready to push the medical envelope and multidisciplinary collaboration into uncharted territory.”

Read Chicago Health’s feature article here.

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Clive Wilkinson Architects is excited to announce the promotion of Danielle Shaffner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to the position of Associate within the firm.
Since joining CWa over two years ago, Danielle has become an indispensable member of the firm. She has consistently excelled in the complex, technically challenging and highly collaborative process of conceiving, developing and producing world-quality architecture and design for the firm and its clients.
As Project Manager, Danielle has served with skillful diplomacy on projects such as Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre in Vancouver, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Master Plan in Los Angeles, and the 650,000 SF Stanford University Redwood City Campus. With quiet authority, she has demonstrated exceptional initiative and leadership skills, and her elevation will strengthen the firm’s management capabilities.
Congratulations, Danielle!
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GLG Austin and Publicis both won their categories – Midsize Corporate Office and XXL Creative/Tech Office, respectively –  last week at Interior Design’s 2016 Best of Year Awards ceremony in New York. Congratulations to everyone that worked on the nominated and winning projects! See the list of winners and honorees here.

We are excited to announce that the following projects have been chosen as Finalists in Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards categories:
Office: Mid-Size Corporate – GLG Austin
Office: Extra Large Creative/Tech – Microsoft Vancouver
Office: XXL Creative/Tech – Publicis New York
On the Boards: Commercial – Santa Monica College & KCRW Radio Station
See all of the Finalists here. Winners will be announced at a gala event in New York on December 1
st, 2016.


We are honored to announce that Clive Wilkinson was selected to serve as an INSIDE Super Juror at the World Architecture Festival, one of the most important fixtures in the global design calendar. From November 16-18, architects and interiors designers come together from around the world to learn, connect and share ideas. This year’s Festival is being held at the Arena Berlin in Germany. Clive will be judging the ‘World Interior of the Year’ category on November 18. Learn more about the Festival here.


The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the winners of its prestigious 2016 Design Awards program Monday, October 24th, at an evening celebrating the achievements of recipients. We are happy to announce that our ‘Superdesk’ project for the Barbarian Group in New York City received the Merit Award. This marks the 15th honor the project has received. See the full list of winners here.


Publicis Groupe, a global advertising and public relations company, commissioned Clive Wilkinson Architects to design their new North America headquarters in New York City. Adjacent to Times Square, the 190,000 SF space spans eight contiguous floors, providing an opportunity to unite their three expanding offices scattered across Manhattan. In an effort to express a strong creative identity for Publicis, we proposed breaking the traditional mold of the skyscraper by dematerializing the building core. This works to create continuity on all floors, connecting their 1200 employees as one organic working community. This desire for an “open concept” environment originated with CEO Andrew Bruce, who wanted a new work space that would accommodate a variety of events including large client pitches, internal lectures, and all hands presentations. “Most of all, the space allows us to adapt,” Bruce observes. “I don’t know how we’ll be shaped in five years, but I do know we’ve built an office that will accommodate it.”
Read Interior Design’s feature article here.
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