Gabriel Vidal-Hallett

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Guided by a belief in immersive, sustainable design that connects people, their communities, and the environment, Gabe is a Chicago-based architectural designer with roots in Spain and Brazil.

During his time at Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a B.Arch degree, Gabe was awarded several architecture-related accolades, including the Luther Lashmit Travel Scholarship and the Mars City Design Award for his thesis of closed-loop habitats on the Red Planet.

While attending school, Gabe spent his summers interning at firms here in Chicago and spending one summer in Rio working at a Brazilian studio on an Olympic stadium design. His first job after school was with Studio Gang Architects, where he was a part of the design team for the U.S. Embassy in Brazil.

Gabe's favorite project at KSP is the design and fabrication of outdoor dining pods we call — The Nest. These dining pods were designed and built to support Chicago’s restaurants during COVID by extending available seating into under-utilized parts of the City’s public realm. This was a pro-bono project for an initiative called Architects Reimagining Chicago.

When he's not designing, Gabe can be found wheel throwing pottery, rock climbing, and experimenting in the kitchen with friends.

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