Pop-Up Design Lab

West Loop, Chicago

In October 2018 Via Chicago transformed an 8’x20’ refurbished shipping container into a living & breathing design lab, as part of the Box Shops market on Randolph Street. A floating gallery wall - featuring past and current projects - helped expose a new neighborhood to the firm’s unusually diverse architectural experience. The 160 square foot box hosted daily design charrettes, frequent client meetings, a fun meetup with the AIA Bridge program, and even one rowdy late-night birthday party. Throughout the exciting and exhausting month our architects used this (very) small space to generate some (very) big new ideas.