Fox Park Wins Chicago Athenaeum’s American Architecture Award

Fox Park has been honored as recipient of a 2022 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum. Awarded in the Urban Planning category, Fox Park was selected for achieving a high standard of excellence in design, planning and sustainability and promoting best practice in real estate development. “We thank the Chicago Athenaeum for recognizing our vision for transforming this former industrial site into a new neighborhood of international culture,” said Jose Carredano, Managing Partner for the Vita Fox Park Development Team.

The American Architecture Awards honor the best, most significant new buildings and urban planning projects designed and/or built in the United States and abroad. Dedicated to the recognition of excellence in architecture and urbanism in the United States, the American Architecture Awards pay tribute to new developments in design and underscore the directions and understanding of current cutting-edge processes consistent with today’s design thinking.

Tryba Architects is designing the 41-acre mixed-use project, which broke ground this summer and is expected to achieve full build-out by 2030. Positioned at the intersection of I-25 and I-70 in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood just north of Downtown Denver, Fox Park will be a new gateway to the city and region, integrating open space, culture and commerce into a mixed-use urban ecology that includes the adaptive reuse of an existing 320,000-square-foot former newspaper printing facility as the World Trade Center Denver. “In partnership with the community, city, and global marketplace, we committed very early in the design phase to extend the historic legacy of Denver, and we are setting out again to redefine how to build with a renewed connection to nature,” said David Tryba, FAIA, lead designer and founder of Tryba Architects. “Fox Park will profoundly connect people to nature, adding fourteen acres of parks, open space and terraces to an underserved neighborhood,” added Kathleen Fogler, AIA, who leads the firm’s urban design studio. Designed to seamlessly connect with the surrounding neighborhood, Fox Park is poised to set a new standard for how revitalized industrial highway corridor infrastructure and former industrial space can seamlessly reintegrate into the urban core, building a more inclusive and sustainable city of the future.

Read more about the award on the Chicago Athenaeum's website.