Congrats are in order for several local firms who won awards from the American Institute of Architects for residential design work in Chicago. Shown here: Studio Gang Architects for the Brick-Weave house (top two photos; owned by the couple whose Wisconsin cabin we featured here; Florian Architects (bottom left); and Brinistool & Lynch (bottom right). The AIA Chicago announced the 2009 Design Excellence Awards last week.

(top) Hedrich Blessing/Steve Hall
(bottom left) Michelle Litvin
(bottom right) Hedrich Blessing/Christopher Barrett