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The Theatre School, DePaul University / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

17:00 - 15 March, 2019
The Theatre School, DePaul University / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO
© Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

© Jeff Goldberg/ESTO © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO + 20

Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces 2019 Early Highlight Contributors

05:00 - 15 March, 2019
Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces 2019 Early Highlight Contributors, The new graphic identity of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. by LA-based ELLA. Image Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial
The new graphic identity of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. by LA-based ELLA. Image Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial

The third Chicago Architecture Biennial will occur from September 19, 2019, to January 5, 2020, and yesterday the first group of contributors to the 2019 edition and publication was announced. This year’s theme, “...and other such stories,” will bring together a multi-faceted and international exploration of architecture and the built environment. Newly commissioned projects for the Biennial will highlight issues including public housing, social justice, and the appropriation and preservation of the natural environment.

New Images of Chicago's Tallest Residential Rental Tower Revealed

03:30 - 15 March, 2019
New Images of Chicago's Tallest Residential Rental Tower Revealed, NEMA Chicago. Image Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects
NEMA Chicago. Image Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects

Architect Rafael Viñoly has revealed new images for NEMA, a skyscraper set to become the tallest residential rental tower in Chicago. Designed to evoke the structural system of the Willis Tower, the project is sited on the southwestern edge of Grant Park. The 76-story residential tower will create 800 rental units and is designed to be LEED Silver. The new skyscraper will include expansive views of the city's skyline as it frames Lake Michigan and Grant Park.

NEMA Chicago. Image Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects NEMA Chicago. Image Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects NEMA Chicago. Image Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects NEMA Chicago. Image Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects + 29

World’s First Floating Eco-Park Planned for Chicago River

13:00 - 20 February, 2019
World’s First Floating Eco-Park Planned for Chicago River, Wild Mile Chicago. Image Courtesy of SOM
Wild Mile Chicago. Image Courtesy of SOM

SOM has revealed their design for the world’s first floating eco-park along the Chicago River. Called Wild Mile Chicago, the project is sited between Chicago and North avenues along the east side of Goose Island. A group of ecologists and activists called Urban Rivers is working with the city to realize the plan. The mile-long project is being created with government officials and private developers to include new wildlife, recreational and educational additions to the river’s North Branch.

Wild Mile Chicago. Image Courtesy of SOM Wild Mile Chicago. Image Courtesy of SOM Wild Mile Chicago. Image Courtesy of SOM Wild Mile Chicago. Image Courtesy of SOM + 5

Hulu Series to Feature the World Expo's "Murder Castle"

05:00 - 20 February, 2019
Hulu Series to Feature the World Expo's "Murder Castle" , Russian Section - 1893 World Expo. Image via Creative Commons
Russian Section - 1893 World Expo. Image via Creative Commons

Hulu has announced that they will be adapting a story of H.H. Holmes, America’s first documented serial killer, into a television series on the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Based on the nonfiction book The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, the series will explore murder and architecture around the so-called “Murder Castle." The show will feature the labyrinthine structure that Holmes built and stories around architect Daniel H. Burnham's infamous World Expo.

Ed Kaplan Family Institute / John Ronan Architects

20:00 - 12 February, 2019
Ed Kaplan Family Institute / John Ronan Architects, © Steve Hall
© Steve Hall

© Steve Hall © Steve Hall © Steve Hall © Steve Hall + 49

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicago, IL, United States
  • Category

  • Director, Lead Designer

    John Ronan FAIA
  • Project Architect

    Marcin Szef
  • Project Team

    Danielle Beaulieu, Sam Park, Eric Cheng, Laura Gomez Hernandez
  • Area

    72000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

7 International Examples of How the Bauhaus Lived On After 1933

07:00 - 12 February, 2019
7 International Examples of How the Bauhaus Lived On After 1933

After the dissolution of the Bauhaus due to Nazi political pressure in April 1933, the ideas, teachings, and philosophies of the school were flung across the world as former students and faculty dispersed in the face of impending war. Of the numerous creative talents associated with the Bauhaus, many went on to notable careers elsewhere. Some made a living as artists or practitioners, others either continued or began careers as teachers themselves - and many did both throughout the course of their lives.

Main building of the former Black Mountain College. Image via Wikimedia under public domain Gropius House. Imagevia Picryl under public domain Ulm School of Design building by Max Bill . Image © <a href=‘https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HfGUlmbuilding.jpg'>Flickr user alphanumeric</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> Barn at Pond Farm. Image © <a href=‘https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pond_Farm_Barn_Exterior.JPG'>Wikimedia user MikeVdP</a> licensed under <a href=‘https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a> + 11

Mass Timber: Shattering the Myth of Code Exceptions

04:00 - 12 February, 2019
Mass Timber: Shattering the Myth of Code Exceptions , T3 Minneapolis. Image Courtesy of DLR Group
T3 Minneapolis. Image Courtesy of DLR Group

Structural timber is in the midst of a renaissance; an ironic trend given that timber is arguably the most ancient of building materials. But new innovations in structural timber design have inspired a range of boundary-pushing plans for the age-old material, including everything from bridges to skyscrapers. Even more crucially, these designs are on the path to realization, acceding to building codes that many (mistakenly) view as restrictive to the point of impossibility.

The timber structures of today aren't just breaking records - they're doing it without breaking the rules. 

Chicago's $6 Billion Lincoln Yards Project Wins Planning Approval

13:00 - 29 January, 2019
Chicago's $6 Billion Lincoln Yards Project Wins Planning Approval, Lincoln Yards. Image Courtesy of Sterling Bay
Lincoln Yards. Image Courtesy of Sterling Bay

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the $6 billion Lincoln Yards project to develop 55 acres of riverfront land in Chicago. Proposed by real estate investment and development firm Sterling Bay, the project has the potential to reshape the city's skyline along the Chicago River. Lincoln Yards would include office, residential and hotel towers, as well as restaurants, retail and entertainment spaces along Lincoln Park and Bucktown.

Lincoln Yards. Image Courtesy of Sterling Bay Lincoln Yards. Image Courtesy of Sterling Bay Lincoln Yards. Image Courtesy of Sterling Bay Lincoln Yards. Image Courtesy of Sterling Bay + 9

Optimo / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

10:00 - 22 January, 2019
© Tom Rossiter
© Tom Rossiter

© Tom Rossiter © Tom Rossiter © Tom Rossiter © Tom Rossiter + 20

University of Chicago: Physics Research Center / Perkins Eastman

16:00 - 21 January, 2019
University of Chicago: Physics Research Center / Perkins Eastman, © Sarah Mechling-Perkins Eastman
© Sarah Mechling-Perkins Eastman

© Christopher Barrett © Sarah Mechling-Perkins Eastman © Christopher Barrett © Sarah Mechling-Perkins Eastman + 29

Five Designs for Chicago’s O’Hare Global Terminal go to Public Vote

05:00 - 18 January, 2019
Five Designs for Chicago’s O’Hare Global Terminal go to Public Vote, O'Hare International Airport expansion. Image Courtesy of Foster Epstein Moreno
O'Hare International Airport expansion. Image Courtesy of Foster Epstein Moreno

Five design teams have been selected to present their ideas for the Chicago O'Hare Airport Global Terminal and Global Concourse expansion. The designs are on display at an exhibition opened by Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the Chicago Architecture Center. Teams include Fentress-EXP-Brook-Garza, Foster Epstein Moreno, Studio ORD, SOM and Santiago Calatrava. Known as O’Hare 21, the project represents O’Hare’s first major overhaul in 25 years.

O'Hare International Airport expansion. Image Courtesy of Studio ORD O'Hare International Airport expansion. Image Courtesy of Santiago Calatrava O'Hare International Airport expansion. Image Courtesy of SOM O'Hare International Airport expansion. Image Courtesy of Fentress-EXP-Brook-Garza + 6

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago / ZGF Architects + Solomon Cordwell Buenz + Anderson Mikos Architects

16:00 - 14 January, 2019
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago / ZGF Architects + Solomon Cordwell Buenz + Anderson Mikos Architects, Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing
Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing

Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing + 11

Cortez Street House / moss Design

17:00 - 4 January, 2019
Cortez Street House / moss Design, © Carmen Troesser
© Carmen Troesser

© Carmen Troesser © Carmen Troesser © Carmen Troesser © Carmen Troesser + 26

The Top 10 New Skyscrapers of 2018

09:00 - 25 December, 2018
1: Lotte World Tower / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with Baum Architects. Image © Tim Griffith
1: Lotte World Tower / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with Baum Architects. Image © Tim Griffith

Emporis has announced the results of its annual Emporis Skyscraper Award, recognizing the best new supertall buildings completed in the previous year. This year, the top prize was given to the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Baum Architects. The tapered tower, South Korea’s tallest, also houses the world’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck, for architects who can handle the 1820-foot (555-meter) drop.

Chicago Prize Competition: Crossing The Line

08:50 - 20 December, 2018
Chicago Prize Competition: Crossing The Line, Chicago Prize 2018
Chicago Prize 2018

The Chicago Architectural Club (CAC) is pleased to announce the 2018/19 Chicago Prize Competition: Crossing the Line. A call for entries for the 2018/19 Chicago Prize is taking place as of November 30th, 2018 with the announcement of the winning entries on February 28th, 2019.

The crossing of an imaginary line 100 years ago resulted in the death of an African-American teenager named Eugene Williams, inciting the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. This chain of events demonstrates the power of lines – conceptual and physical – in shaping places and lives. Whether material or immaterial, the lines of Chicago both

Travel Through History with this Interactive Timeline of Chicago's Tallest Buildings

04:00 - 20 December, 2018
Travel Through History with this Interactive Timeline of Chicago's Tallest Buildings, Courtesy of ORBITZ
Courtesy of ORBITZ

Mud City, the Windy City, the City of the Big Shoulders... If there is one thing we are certain of, it is that Chicago is the birthplace of exceptionally tall buildings.

To celebrate the city's ongoing innovations in soaring skyscrapers, Orbitz has illustrated 20 of Chicago’s most iconic sky-high architecture.

View the republished content from Orbitz' list complete with an interactive timeline of Chicago's tallest buildings.

Call for Applications: Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship 2019–20

12:44 - 11 December, 2018
Call for Applications: Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship 2019–20, Fosco Lucarelli, Dysfunctional Plans, Garofalo Fellowship research exhibition, April 2018
Fosco Lucarelli, Dysfunctional Plans, Garofalo Fellowship research exhibition, April 2018

The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture is now accepting applications for the 2019–20 Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship. Named in honor of the architect and educator Doug Garofalo (1958–2011), this nine-month fellowship provides emerging designers the opportunity to teach studio and seminar courses and conduct independent research, culminating in a public lecture at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and an exhibition at the school.

Now in its sixth year, the Garofalo Fellowship has made an essential contribution to the school’s culture through participants’ design and pedagogical agendas. Past fellows include Molly Hunker (SPORTS), Pier