Architecture City Guide: Chicago

We are headed to the windy city of Chicago for this weeks Architecture City Guide series.  Jam packed with architecture from Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe, here are our 12 recommendations if you are visiting Chicago.  Head to the comment section and share your recommendations for additional buildings to include on our list!

The Architecture City Guide: Chicago list and corresponding map after the break!

If you are up for a trip outside the city, an hour train ride and $16 (if you pre-purchase a ticket), you will arrive in Plano, Illinois the site of  The Farnsworth House / Mies van der Rohe

The Farnsworth House / Mies van der Rohe

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Cite: Minner, Kelly. "Architecture City Guide: Chicago" 26 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • turner design studio

    Can’t believe you left off anything from the first wave of Chicago architecture. The Rookery, Monadnock, Reliance, and Auditorium buildings are all must-sees.

    • AJ

      Don’t forget the Glessner House, there are’t too many Richardson’s left out there.

      And I have to agree on the Farnsworth – easily worth the drive

    • Gookin

      Here, here!

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  • Jess

    The Aqua Tower looks nice from this particular angle. But from a distance, it doesn’t look outstanding. And based on what I’ve seen from the street level, the quality of craftmanship of the facade is not top notch.