The Flock pays homage to Daniel Burnham and his famous quote "make no little plans." Migratory birds of Chicago inspire the name and the significance of these kiosk design locations is that they coincide with bird sanctuaries within the Burnham Wildlife Corridor. These kiosks populate the entire 18-mile Chicago Lakefront Trail, with activities ranging from food service to bike rest stops. The structure is an abstract reinterpretation of the k-brace facade of the John Hancock building in Boston MA, and the skin of each kiosk provides space for signage.
About The Designer
Vaughn Horn is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Organization of Minority Architects. He is LEED Accredited, NCARB Certified, and holds an architecture license in California. His experience cache includes an array of projects from stadia to retail buildings. In 2002, he earned his B.Arch degree from the University of Southern California. He then earned an M.Arch degree from Syracuse University in 2005. Currently, he is a D. Des Student at Harvard University. The breadth of his research includes articles and paper presentations at prestigious institutions. In 2012, he was named "Educator of the Year" by the American Institute of Architecture Students, bestowed at the AIAS FORUM. Vaughn is a Harvard Graduate Consortium member at the Center for Energy and the Environment. Recently, he served as adjunct professor at Boston Architectural College, and Teaching Fellow at the Harvard GSD and the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.