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Chip von Weise

Visiting Associate Professor of Practice

Chip has been the director of the Virginia Tech Chicago Studio since 2015 and active in the program as a host firm and juror since its inception 2007. Chip started his practice, von Weise Associates in Chicago in 1999. vWA is a design focused boutique studio with experience in many project types and scales from single family residences to hotels, corporate interiors, schools and office buildings.

Adaptive Re-use, Urban Housing, Architectural Theory and Human Experience

Integrative Design Studio
Integrative Building Technology

Come Home Chicago: Missing Middle Infill Housing Design Competition and Exhibit, 2023. Competition finalist and included in exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Center.

Dwell Magazine, January 2020, “A Michigan Farmhouse and Barn Become an Airy Artist Retreat”

Chicago Architects, Winter 2018, “The Best Office Architects in Chicago”

Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago, Spring/Summer 2016, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois

Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago, Winter/Spring 2016, “Best of Design”

Interior Design December 2015, “10 Questions with Chip von Weise”

Office Snapshots, May 2015, Ryan Partnership, Chicago, Illinois

Curbed Chicago, April 2015, Cards Against Humanity Headquarters, Chicago, Illinois

Office Snapshots, March 2015, Stowell & Friedman Law Office, Chicago, Illinois

Architectural Digest, November 2013 GE Monogram Design Center, Chicago, Illinois

Modern Luxury CS, March 2013, GE Monogram Design Center, Chicago, Illinois

Green Building & Design, March-April 2013, Private Law Office, Chicago, Illinois

CS Interiors, Spring 2012, Private Residence, Covert, Michigan

Veranda, vol. XXV, Issue No. 4, May-June 2011, Private Residence, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

CS Interiors, Summer 2009, Private Residence, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Chicago Home + Garden, vol. 15, May-June 2009, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois

Metropolitan Home, vol. 36, Issue No. 5, September 2004, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Home + Garden, vol. 14, Issue No. 2, March-April 2008, The Silken Tent Spa, Glenview, Illinois

House Beautiful, vol. 140 No. 9, September 1998, Private Residence, Lakeside, Michigan

Chicago Tribune Magazine, May 13, 2007, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Tribune Magazine, March 11, 2001, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois

House + Garden, vol. 170 No. 4, April 2001, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois

Architecture for Education, New School Designs from the Chicago Competition, BPI Press, Big Shoulders Small School design competition entry

Cards Against Humanity
2016 Illinois AIA Interior Architecture Award
The Carton Residence
2012 Illinois AIA Mies van der Rohe Citation of Merit Award
The Buckingham at Columbia College
2010 Richard A. Dreihaus Foundation “Adaptive Use” Preservation Award
Webster Residence
2008 Good Neighbor Award, Chicago Association of Realtors
Polk Bros. Foundation Offices
2003 Chicago AIA Design Award
Investment Bank Offices
2003 Chicago AIA Design Award
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Design
2000 Chicago AIA Design Citation of Merit
Big Shoulders Small Schools, Chicago Public Schools Competition
2001, Notable Design Award Winner
City of Chicago Visitors Center Design Competition
2001, Jury Selected Finalist
TKTS Times Square Ticket Booth Design Competition
2000, Exhibition Selection

AIA Illinois
Nathan Ricker Murphy award for outstanding Architectural Educator
2023 College of Architecture and Urban Studies Certificate for Teaching Excellence
2018 Chicago Studio School of Architecture + Design
University Exemplary Program 2018


MArch, Harvard Graduate School of Design

B.A. Fine Arts, Amherst College