Paul Andersen / Paul Preissner

Chicago and Denver, United States

Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner are Chicago-based architects who first worked together on a pair of barns in Denver’s primary urban park for the Biennial of the Americas. Ordinarily, they run separate offices that invest in formal and informal work, with associations with pop and alternative cultures. Their collaborative work combines their different interests and results in thoughtful, and sometimes polemical, speculative and built projects. Their collaborative title is Paul and Paul, and their work has been published in the Chicago Tribune, Domus, Architectural Record, PLOT, and numerous other national and international publications. The office was recognized with a Chicago AIA Honor Award for its pavilion for the Biennial of the Americas (2013).

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