BS, Architecture (Minor in Studio Arts), 2011, University of Illinois at Chicago; M.Arch, 2014, University of Illinois at Chicago. Exhibitions: “Old New Borrowed Blue” (UIC School of Architecture, 2016); The Pliable Plane (UIC School of Architecture, 2016); 50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards (Chicago Architecture Foundation, 2016); AIA Tiny Home (AIA Chicago, 2016); The High Life (Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2015-16); “Treatise: Why Write Alone?” (Victory Column, Graham Foundation, 2015).

Personal Statement

Aura Venckunaite is a project architect at CAMESgibson, a Chicago-based architecture and design practice. Her design work is driven by combination of architecture, art, and fashion design. She is interested in defining bold shapes, new proportions, and forms through color, pattern and fabric; as well as creating environments that explore new urban scenarios. Her most recent projects include: schematic design for the remodeling of the UIC Flames Men’s Basketball Team Lounge at the University of Illinois at Chicago, renovation of the Hyde Park Art Center Creative Wing, Victory Column displayed at the Graham Foundation; and collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago on the proposal for the Barack Obama Presidential Library Bid. Previously, Aura practiced at offices including Port Urbanism, Koo and Associates, and Wheeler Kearns Architects in Chicago. 


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