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The Third Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces its 2019 Program

09:00 - 19 August, 2019
The Third Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces its 2019 Program , Courtesy of The Chicago Architecture Biennial
Courtesy of The Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Chicago Architecture Biennial has released its cultural agenda for this year’s edition of the international exhibition. Held in the Chicago Cultural Center and all over the city, from the 19th of September 2019 till the 5th of January 2020, this edition under the theme of: ... And Other Such Stories, is going to be curated by the artistic director Yesomi Umolu, the executive director Todd Palmer and co-curated by Sepake Angiama and Paulo Tavares.

Architects Support Global Climate Strike

05:30 - 15 August, 2019
Architects Support Global Climate Strike , Global Climate Strike. Image © Garry Knight
Global Climate Strike. Image © Garry Knight

The Global Climate Strike is set to happen on the 20th of September 2019, just before the UN emergency climate summit, where people will disrupt their work to protest and advocate for actions against climate breakdown. Architects are joining on the march, through “Architects Advocate”, a movement encouraging the professionals of the industry to stand in solidarity with the rally.

Dirk Denison Renovates the Mies Van Der Rohe Bailey Hall

11:00 - 7 August, 2019
Dirk Denison Renovates the Mies Van Der Rohe Bailey Hall, Courtesy of Dirk Denison Architects
Courtesy of Dirk Denison Architects

The Mies van der Rohe residential building, the Bailey Hall built in 1955, at Illinois Institute of Technology will be subject to renovation works by Dirk Denison Architects. The Chicago-based firm will modernize the mechanical, structural, and interior works, modifying its original function, and introducing a new configuration to host up to 330 first- and second-year students, while the exterior will remain faithful to the original design and the ground floor lobby will still hold on to the Mies’ iconic recessed glass lobby.

Obama Presidential Center Design Moves Forward as Federal Judge Rejects Lawsuit

05:00 - 19 June, 2019
Obama Presidential Center Design Moves Forward as Federal Judge Rejects Lawsuit, Obama Presidential Center. Image Courtesy of DBOX
Obama Presidential Center. Image Courtesy of DBOX

The Obama Presidential Center by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and Interactive Design moves forward as a federal judge tossed out the lawsuit against it. The planned $500 million, 20-acre campus faced an initial ruling from a district judge that allowed the lawsuit to proceed and stalled construction for four months. Now U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey stated there will be no halt in construction.

Obama Presidential Center. Image Courtesy of Obama Foundation Obama Presidential Center. Image Courtesy of Obama Foundation Obama Presidential Center. Image Courtesy of Obama Foundation Obama Presidential Center. Image Courtesy of Obama Foundation + 5

Stanley Tigerman Dies at 88

11:00 - 6 June, 2019
Stanley Tigerman Dies at 88, © Lee Bey
© Lee Bey

Architect and godfather of Chicago's architectural community, Stanley Tigerman, has passed away. At 88 years old, Tigerman died in his home town of Chicago after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Former director of the architecture school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he founded his own practice, Tigerman McCurry, in the early 1960s.

Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House Transformed by Color Installation

07:15 - 3 June, 2019
Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House Transformed by Color Installation, © John Faier
© John Faier

The Elmhurst Art Museum has unveiled details of a new installation taking place in the Mies van der Rohe-designed McCormick House in Chicago. Designed by Luftwerk, a Chicago-based artistic collaborative of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, the “Parallel Perspectives” installation is a site-specific exhibition that uses color and light interventions to activate and interpret the house, celebrating the use of geometry in the mid-Century prefab prototype.

© John Faier © John Faier © John Faier © John Faier + 14

The Good Metropolis: From Urban Formlessness to Metropolitan Architecture

11:50 - 21 May, 2019
The Good Metropolis: From Urban Formlessness to Metropolitan Architecture

From the Publisher:
The book presents the first historical analysis of the productive tension between the city and the architectural form. It introduces 20th-century theories to construct a historical context from which a new architecture-city relationship emerged. The book provides a conceptual framework to understand this relationship and comes to the conclusion that urbanization may be filled with potential, i.e. be a Good Metropolis.

Hyatt Global Headquarters / Gensler

16:00 - 18 April, 2019
Hyatt Global Headquarters / Gensler, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicago, IL, United States
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Randy Howder, Craig Pierson, Kelly Dubisar, Terry Walker, Samantha Lewis, Scott Lay, Sue Harrington, Lisa Hsiao, Melissa Garcia, Nicole Covarrubias
  • Area

    263000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Spotlight: Carol Ross Barney

05:00 - 12 April, 2019
Spotlight: Carol Ross Barney, Carol Ross Barney. Image Courtesy of Ross Barney Architects
Carol Ross Barney. Image Courtesy of Ross Barney Architects

Few architects have had a greater influence on civic design and the public realm than Carol Ross Barney. Advocating that excellent design is a right, not a privilege, Carol's career is marked by her sensitivity. Born in Chicago, Illinois on April 12, 1949, her work is characterized by a desire to bring dignity to the needs of users and the public alike. With a career that spans over 40 years, Carol founded her firm Ross Barney Architects in 1981. She is known for shaping the built environment, the profession, and architectural education. As an architect, urbanist, mentor, and educator, her work upholds a deep commitment to people and place.

Chicago Riverwalk. Image Courtesy of Ross Barney Architects 606. Image Courtesy of Ross Barney Architects McDonalds Chicago Flagship. Image Courtesy of Ross Barney Architects Ohio State University Chiller Plant. Image Courtesy of Ross Barney Architects + 9

Infographic: The Bauhaus, Where Form Follows Function

05:30 - 11 April, 2019

UPDATE: In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, we’re re-publishing this popular infographic, which was originally published April 16th, 2012.

From the “starchitect” to “architecture for the 99%,” we are witnessing a shift of focus in the field of architecture. However, it’s in the education system where these ideas really take root and grow. This sea change inspired us to explore past movements, influenced by economic shifts, war and the introduction of new technologies, and take a closer look at the bauhaus movement.

Often associated with being anti-industrial, the Arts and Crafts Movement had dominated the field before the start of the Bauhaus in 1919. The Bauhaus’ focus was to merge design with industry, providing well-designed products for the many.

The Bauhaus not only impacted design and architecture on an international level, but also revolutionized the way design schools conceptualize education as a means of imparting an integrated design approach where form follows function.

OMA, Morphosis and Johnston Marklee Among Finalists for New Chicago Arts Center

05:00 - 10 April, 2019
OMA, Morphosis and Johnston Marklee Among Finalists for New Chicago Arts Center, UIC Center for the Arts. Image Courtesy of Morphosis, STL & Arup
UIC Center for the Arts. Image Courtesy of Morphosis, STL & Arup

The University of Illinois at Chicago has announced the shortlist to design a new $95 million Center of the Arts for the College of Architecture, Design and the Arts. Chosen from 36 teams, the shortlist includes OMA with KOO Architects, Johnston Marklee with UrbanWorks, and Morphosis with STL Architects. The new center will include a 500-seat concert hall, a 270-seat reconfigurable theater, an exhibition hall, rehearsal spaces, and a combination cafe and jazz club. The 88,000-square-foot building will be primarily used by the UIC’s School of Theatre & Music as the new public face of UIC’s East Campus.

Studio Gang to Lead Winning Chicago O’Hare Airport Expansion

11:00 - 28 March, 2019
Studio Gang to Lead Winning Chicago O’Hare Airport Expansion, O'Hare Global Terminal and Concourse. Image Courtesy of Studio ORD
O'Hare Global Terminal and Concourse. Image Courtesy of Studio ORD

Studio Gang has been selected to lead the $8.5 billon O'Hare 21 International Airport expansion in Chicago. Chosen from a list of firms including BIG, Calatrava and SOM, the Studio Gang team is part of the Studio ORD partnership. They won the project for the Global Terminal and Concourse with three volumes converging in a central hub. Designed to celebrate Chicago’s history as a city shaped by lines of movement, the project represents O’Hare’s first major overhaul in 25 years.

O'Hare Global Terminal and Concourse. Image Courtesy of Studio ORD O'Hare Global Terminal and Concourse. Image Courtesy of Studio ORD O'Hare Global Terminal and Concourse. Image Courtesy of Studio ORD O'Hare Global Terminal and Concourse. Image Courtesy of Studio ORD + 8

McDonald’s HQ Workplace / Studio O+A + IA Interior Architects

03:00 - 20 March, 2019
McDonald’s HQ Workplace / Studio O+A + IA Interior Architects, © Garrett Rowland
© Garrett Rowland

© Garrett Rowland © Garrett Rowland © Garrett Rowland © Garrett Rowland + 51

The Theatre School, DePaul University / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

18:00 - 15 March, 2019
The Theatre School, DePaul University / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO
© Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

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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