Video: 75 Years of Mies van der Rohe and His Chicago School

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When emigrating from Germany in 1938 to head Chicago’s Armour Institute, Ludwig was challenged with two tasks: first reform the schools curriculum to his “back-to-basics” approach and then develop plans for a newly expanded 120-acre campus for the creation of Illinois Institute of Technology, a product of the Armour Institute and Lewis Institute merger. Mies was able to exceed both challenges and the outcomes have had a lasting influence on Chicago and for the past 75 years. In celebration of this legacy and Mies’ 127th birthday, IIT complied this comprehensive video that features Mies’ contribution to the modern landscape of their campus and city. 

Learn more about Mies’ IIT master plan and building here on ArchDaily.

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Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Video: 75 Years of Mies van der Rohe and His Chicago School" 27 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=350907>