Smith and Gill

ADRIAN SMITH + GORDON GILL ARCHITECTURE envisions a new kind of museum that is itself a living organism: both metaphorically in keeping with the museum's theme and content, and literally, as the high performance building will actually generate its own sustainable energy.

Smith + Gill Philosophy

"We believe that architecture has a unique power to influence our world. As architects, we must organize and respect our role in shaping civic life. We strive to create designs that aid society, advance technology, sustain the environment and inspire those around us to improve our world."

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is dedicated to the design of high-performance architecture and the creation of new paradigms for sustainable development. The office uses a holistic, integrated approach that emphasizes a symbiotic relationship with the natural environment and the creation of innovational new design solutions with every project. The firm is dedicated to the exploration of new technologies and the application of those technologies within the building, pushing the boundaries between art + science. The firm currently has work in countries across the globe, and is responsible for the design of some of the world's most sustainable buildings.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is designing the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago, a satellite location of the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland.  On March 12, 2012, Mike Doyle, Founder of NMHM Chicago and Gordon Gill, Partner of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, gave a presentation at "Lunch Talks @ CAF" for the Chicago Architecture Foundation.  Learn about their vision for the design--which will repurpose an existing building on Washington Street--and see how NMHM Chicago will function as a bridge between the physical and virtual realms.  With the incorporation of interactive exhibits, physical artifacts that interface with interpretive video, and other virtual applications, NMHM Chicago will be a user experience like none other.