CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — VOA Associates Incorporated, an international architectural design firm, today announced that Lucien Lagrange is joining the firm as a Lead Designer in VOA’s Luxury Residential, Hospitality and Commercial Mixed-Use markets.
Lucien Lagrange’s internationally acclaimed designs for contemporary high-rise skyscrapers, elegant, mixed-use commercial structures and sophisticated renovations have secured his legacy as one of the most respected architects of his generation. Lagrange has designed some of the most impressive hotels, offices and condominiums in Chicago, with notable, award-winning projects including 65 East Goethe, The Elysian Hotel Chicago and the adaptive reuse of the Blackstone and 208 South LaSalle.
VOA’s wide-ranging architecture and design portfolio will now include Lagrange’s extensive experience in high-end rise residential, hospitality, historical preservation and adaptive reuse assignments. Current projects include design for the Ritz-Carlton Residences and 2520 (Chicago) and The Touraine residential tower (New York).
“I am inspired and energized by the creative culture at VOA,” says Lagrange. “I look forward to integrating my expertise to expand on VOA’s diverse portfolio and craft a strong niche that will contribute to the firm’s continued growth.”
Beginning in 1985, Lucien Lagrange Architects produced designs that embraced the excitement of 21st-century modernism and the aesthetic of classic architecture. Prior to starting his own firm, Lagrange was Senior Designer at Skidmore Owings & Merrill.
“We are excited and honored to have Lucien Lagrange as part of the VOA team,” says Mike Toolis, Chairman and CEO, VOA Associates. “Lucien brings to VOA his powerful talent, knowledge, and sense of style. His work in Chicago is legendary and we look forward to bringing his classic, elegant aesthetic to other parts of the world.”
VOA Associates Incorporated, founded in 1969, is an international design firm with offices located in Chicago, Illinois; New York, UAE; Highland, Indiana; Orlando, Florida; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China; Beijing, China and Washington, D.C. VOA offers comprehensive services embracing the disciplines of facility programming, master planning, architecture, landscape, LEED consulting, and interior design.
About VOA Associates Incorporated
VOA Associates Incorporated is a global architectural design firm that blends the capabilities of a multinational company with the care and attention of a boutique studio. VOA creates distinctive, internationally acclaimed spaces that enhance the environment and improve the human experience – places for people to heal, learn, work and play. As one of the greenest architecture firms in the United States, VOA boasts more than 70 LEED APs who actively pursue the highest standard of sustainable design as a responsibility to the planet and future generations. For more information, visit www.voa.com.
SOURCE VOA Associates Incorporated