Field center design Finalist

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"I was intrigued by the intersection of elements that this competition brought together - the city of Oak Park and its rich organic tradition; a revisiting of a 100-year old competition actually entered by Frank Lloyd Wright and John Van Bergen; the opportunity to express a deep tradition of Oak Park in a new way yet respecting the spirit and beauty of that movement; the opportunity to express the vitality of the organic idea in architecture for our age."

Kenneth Dahlin

All finalists now have the opportunity to further develop their design, including details such as the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Finalists will present their completed designs to the jury, which will consist of select members from the original jury, as well as members from the Park District staff and Board of Commissioners. After private deliberation, a winner will be announced.

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