Golden Stature re-explores the historical value of the golden statue "The Republic" of the 1893 Columbian Exposition, and reclaims its glory for Woodlawn's current community, revisioning a framework for growth into the future.
Building upon Woodlawn's historical legacy, the essence of Golden Stature is a mixed-use transit-oriented development that provides a foundation for the community to fill with richness and to celebrate the culture and creativity of the South Side. It is a warm place for interaction and communication, reclaiming and transforming the gilded gold of The Republic into a solid gold heart of warmth. Let's rise and shine, Woodlawn!
Student Designers: Lily G. Hernandez, Winee Lau, KanKan Liu, Lanye Luo, Wenyue Qiu, Tina She, Valerie Wong, and Alyssa Yao
Special Thanks to Faculty Members: Ellen Grimes, Ann Lui, Iker Gil Miguens, and Paola Aguirre Serrano
Golden Stature is the winner of the second prize in the 2018 Barbara G. Laurie NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) Annual Student Design Competition. Read more about it here.