Brian Vitale, the 38 year design director at Gensler’s Chicago office, won this year’s Dubin Family Young Architect Award. Part of Vitale’s repertoire includes the recent Barney’s New York located on the ritzy Oak Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast. The building, clearly influenced by the local Prairie School legacy, features limestone pillars and laser-cut metals that form a modernist grid with six stories of glass windows. It is also Barney’s first LEED certified building. And did you know, Chicago is home the AIA’s second largest chapter in the country.