The winner of the 2015 Louis Vuitton Spark Award will be celebrated with an installation, based upon his winning project, in the Louis Vuitton Michigan Avenue store.  The Louis Vuitton Spark Award, sponsored by Louis Vuitton and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, honors an outstanding student from the College of Architecture’s undergraduate and graduate Cloud Studio program reflecting the College’s focus on the City of Chicago and “Rethinking Metropolis.”

Ricardo Fernandez received the 2015 Louis Vuitton Spark Award for his project, "Setting the Stage: The Weft," a proposal to create an east-west connection with a series of public spaces, within the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. Working with a local high school and Goodman Theatre, this project explores new settings for learning that integrate art into the public realm, where creative collaboration can occur. 

Additional Partners: Louis Vuitton North America