Archinect - News 2014-04-23T13:40:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98271389/chicagoisms-exhibition-renders-the-windy-city-s-architectural-history-anew “Chicagoisms” exhibition renders the Windy City’s architectural history anew Justine Testado 2014-04-18T17:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vr4fs8d4l4fvf7hy.jpg" width="514" height="528" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you find your way into the Windy City anytime soon, catch a glimpse of the recently debuted "Chicagoisms" exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago now until Jan. 4, 2015. Exploring Chicago's enduring influence in modern architecture and urban planning, the exhibition presents five new interpretations and critical analysis of "Chicagoisms" designed by contemporary architects and designers.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vo0hlvenxtuqo6f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6hfig5xg24ee0jij.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2hajsgh4sogobse5.jpg"></p><p>Find the event details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/chicagoisms_exhibition_renders_the_windy_citys_architectural_history_anew/" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97491281/infamous-chicago-public-housing-project-faces-redevelopment Infamous Chicago public housing project faces redevelopment Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-07T15:01:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:36:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0t3k1mtjp2hnt2f.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Little remains of Chicago's Cabrini-Green, a mid-century public housing complex once home to as many as 15,000 people. The poorly maintained high rises, rife with gang violence, were eventually demolished (the final one came down in 2011). [...] The Chicago Housing Authority hopes to see it all redeveloped soon. [...] CHA says half the new residential units to be market rate, another 30 percent public housing, and the remaining 20 percent affordable housing.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/97043636/why-china-is-turning-to-chicago-for-advice-on-its-new-skyscrapers Why China is turning to Chicago for advice on its new skyscrapers Alexander Walter 2014-04-01T19:30:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:32:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/125dc10742b72858151b9261ba8b368e.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, Blair Kamin, writes about China's building boom in his story, "Designed in Chicago, made in China." [...] "Chinese developers lack the expertise to do great skyscrapers," he says. "During the Cultural Revolution their architectural profession was decimated. It really became more about purely engineering. So if you're a Chinese developer, you go to Chicago."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Also read Blair Kamin's recent three-part series for the Chicago Tribune about China's building boom, "<a href="http://apps.chicagotribune.com/news/chicago-architecture-in-china/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designed in Chicago, Made in China</a>."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96110734/there-s-reason-to-celebrate-chicago-s-lakefront-path-project There's reason to celebrate Chicago's lakefront path project Alexander Walter 2014-03-20T17:09:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T19:21:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90cxrn64ftq1uxqi.jpg" width="200" height="105" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Great cities don&rsquo;t rest on the laurels of their great public spaces. They make them greater. That&rsquo;s what Chicago is doing here, despite the objections of naysayers who argued during the recession that the project was an unnecessary and unaffordable extravagance. But recessions come and go. We only cheat ourselves if we use downturns as an excuse to lower our sights and not build a better future. Now the future and better times are here.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/94960111/church-school-and-power-plants-make-chicago-s-endangered-building-list Church, school and power plants make Chicago's endangered building list Alexander Walter 2014-03-05T14:08:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T14:10:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/319a5f4a14ed2eaf36c543a6363c70db.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Catholic church, a theater and one of the nearly 50 schools closed by Chicago Public Schools last year are among the most endangered buildings in the city, a local preservation group said today. Preservation Chicago today released its Chicago 7 list, an annual collection of seven local, historic properties in danger of being lost to demolition or decay.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/94571042/get-lectured-illinois-institute-of-technology-spring-14 Get Lectured: Illinois Institute of Technology, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-02-28T12:54:00-05:00 >2014-02-28T12:55:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dzbuf7p52bmgkde9.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Since we've been receiving more submissions lately, we're gonna show off posters more often &mdash; and so you can see what events are happening in architecture schools right now!<br><br>Our next poster features another noteworthy lineup from the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events only. Note each lecture's time.&nbsp;Lectures are free and open to the public, and will take place at S.R. Crown Hall - 3360 S State, Chicago IL 60616</p><p><strong>MARCH</strong></p><p><em>March 5...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93958416/get-lectured-university-of-illinois-at-chicago-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of Illinois at Chicago, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-02-20T13:38:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T15:02:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0v/0vacj9od1rfg0o2p.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong></p><p>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season.</p><p>Since we've been receiving more submissions lately, we're gonna show off posters more often&nbsp;&mdash; and so you're in the know of what events are happening at architecture schools right now!<br><br>Our next poster comes from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Lectures take place at 5:30 pm in Gallery 1100 A+D Studios - 845 West Harrison Street, unless noted. Seating is first come, first served; please arrive early. Information and dates subject to change.</p><p><strong>MARCH</strong></p><p><em>March 10</em><br><strong>Sanford Kwinter</strong> / Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge<br><br><em>March 17</em><br><strong>Emmanuel Petit</strong> / P...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93084470/chicago-spire-developer-wants-to-resume-project Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project Archinect 2014-02-07T17:52:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/geev88pohms7ilgn.jpg" width="514" height="585" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Irish developer behind the Chicago Spire said it has found an investor to pay its creditors, allowing it to emerge from bankruptcy and possibly restart work on the long-stalled residential project.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/91916728/chicago-aims-to-light-up-architecture-to-boost-tourism Chicago aims to light up architecture to boost tourism Alexander Walter 2014-01-23T14:15:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:30:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6dcl3d2u9hew02yf.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chicago would be turned into a Midwest version of Paris &mdash; La Ville Lumiere, the City of Light &mdash; under a mayoral plan showcased Wednesday to boost tourism by spotlighting the city&rsquo;s architectural wonders. [...] It will start with an &ldquo;international design competition&rdquo; that invites teams of artists, architects, engineers and designers to envision ways to light up Chicago&rsquo;s &ldquo;buildings, parks, roads and open spaces.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88755843/perkins-will-selected-to-design-northwestern-university-research-building-on-old-prentice-site Perkins+Will selected to design Northwestern University Research Building on old Prentice site Archinect 2013-12-13T14:13:00-05:00 >2013-12-15T22:29:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j4/j4yfc9yre9osp93d.jpg" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the competiton seeking proposals to replace Bertrand Goldberg&rsquo;s iconic Prentice Woman&rsquo;s Hospital in Chicago, Northwestern University has selected Perkins+Will as the winning firm. P+W prevailed over two other shortlisted teams &mdash; Goettsch Partners/Ballinger and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/Payette &mdash; and will get to design the new 600,000 square foot Biomedical Research Building for the Feinberg School of Medicine on Northwestern University&rsquo;s downtown Chicago campus.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/87473058/architects-accuse-northwestern-university-of-blacklisting-firms-over-prentice-women-s-hospital-petition Architects Accuse Northwestern University of Blacklisting Firms Over Prentice Women's Hospital Petition Archinect 2013-11-26T20:24:00-05:00 >2013-11-26T20:24:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fab09b3b71e32811c32910b83c604a41.jpg" width="514" height="607" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the wake of the controversial demolition of Bertrand Goldberg&rsquo;s Prentice Women&rsquo;s Hospital, Northwestern University has moved forward with the process for selecting an architecture firm to design the building's replacement. Firms that protested the demolition, however, have been excluded from consideration for designing the building's replacement&mdash;and may be blacklisted from other projects at Northwestern.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85284261/the-absent-column-a-film-about-the-fight-to-save-prentice-hospital The Absent Column - a film about the fight to save Prentice Hospital Archinect 2013-10-29T11:15:00-04:00 >2013-10-30T01:33:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9kmxltf575xgeafw.jpg" width="300" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Modern architecture, and the fight for its value in the world, is brought into sharp focus in this documentary examining the battle over the preservation of former Prentice Women&rsquo;s Hospital in downtown Chicago, designed by master modern architect Betrand Goldberg.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The owner of the building is Chicago institution Northwestern University, which intends to demolish the unique brutalist building, composed of a nine-story concrete cloverleaf tower cantilevered over a rectangular five-story podium.</p> <p> The stage is set for what some preservationists believe will be a defining moment in the battle to preserve modern architecture, and poses the question, Who determines the future of the past?</p> <p> Directed by journalist and Northwestern alumnus Nathan Eddy, the film made its world premiere at the Durban Film Festival in South Africa and subsequently screened at the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam and the Architecture &amp; Design Film Festival in New York.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85221678/winners-of-the-aia-chicago-2013-design-excellence-honor-awards Winners of the AIA Chicago 2013 Design Excellence Honor Awards Justine Testado 2013-10-28T15:25:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:10:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qlxm23kxfxzmhpnp.jpg" width="514" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 58th annual AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards were presented during Designight at Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom in Chicago on Friday, Oct. 25. [...] The biggest winner of the night was Gensler, who received 4 Design Excellence Awards. Stanley Tigerman, FAIA was also honored with the AIA Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished work, leadership, and mentorship in architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84213969/prentice-hospital-could-become-modern-architecture-s-penn-station-moment Prentice Hospital Could Become Modern Architecture’s ‘Penn Station Moment’ Archinect 2013-10-15T12:58:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T06:29:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jspl20davqhv4z3y.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, as Goldberg&rsquo;s famous work is pulled apart by wreckers, nothing about its loss seems symmetrical or graceful. Within 40 years, the building transitioned from a proud symbol of civic renewal and design innovation to the victim of old-fashioned Chicago politics. The controversy surrounding the demolition of Prentice, however, injected the preservation movement into an urban design discussion with a presence not seen in a long time.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-10-12/news/ct-met-kamin-prentice-1013-20131012_1_prentice-women-bertrand-goldberg-prentice-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As Prentice comes down, stakes rise on its replacement</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82826538/get-lectured-illinois-institute-of-technology-fall-13 Get Lectured: Illinois Institute of Technology Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-09-27T12:40:00-04:00 >2013-09-27T13:26:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2e0py2z8jlt0ar3h.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Friday's featured list comes from the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p> <p> All lectures begin at 6 pm, unless noted.**</p> <p> <strong>SEPTEMBER<br><br><em>September 4</em></strong><br><strong>Thom Mayne </strong>/ Founder and Design Principal, Morphosis, Los Angeles<br> at Hermann Hall Auditorium, 3241 S. Federal</p> <p> <br><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>October 2</strong></em></p> <p> <strong>Christophe Cornubert </strong>/ Morgenstern Chair Adjunct Professor, IIT Founder, PUSH, Los Angeles<br> at MTCC Auditorium, 3201 S. State</p> <p> <em><strong>October 8</strong></em><br><strong>Dominique Perrault</strong> / DPA Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris<br> at Crown Hall, Cent...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80609319/george-schipporeit-co-architect-of-chicago-s-lake-point-tower-has-died George Schipporeit, co-architect of Chicago's Lake Point Tower, has died Archinect 2013-08-29T18:23:00-04:00 >2013-09-04T00:24:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l5/l5x0msun78m9xyrp.jpg" width="200" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>George Schipporeit, co-architect of Chicago's suavely-curving Lake Point Tower, once the world's tallest all-residential building, has died.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/80403315/editor-s-picks-330 Editor's Picks #330 Nam Henderson 2013-08-27T13:16:00-04:00 >2013-08-28T08:12:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ld5gse2br9i1e0q1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the latest edition of the <strong>Student Works</strong> feature, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/80085213/student-works-building-soft-takes-on-the-l-a-river-s-infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Soft takes on the L.A. River's infrastructure</a>,&nbsp;students from SWA&rsquo;s Summer Student Program presented projects such as; <em>Topo-Infrastructure for Health</em>, <em>Stairway to the Hill</em>, or <em>Performative Punk Playground</em>.</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a> posted&nbsp;some information re:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79843738/la-federal-courthouse-under-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the new federal courthouse, by SOM, that will be located at the corner of First St. and Broadway in Downtown LA</a>.&nbsp;In an interview with the LA Times architect Craig Hartman explained "<em>The goal for us is to not make that security visually obtrusive, so you have a sense of openness and a generosity of public spirit</em>".</p> <p> <strong>sameolddoctor</strong> quipped "<em>This is great, we are back to the late 70s</em>"&nbsp;while first-time commentator <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/32343702/lesley-castle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lesley Castle</a>&nbsp;chimed in "<em>Not a fan from the looks of this.&nbsp; Could be better</em>".</p> <p> KCRW&rsquo;s Frances Anderton spoke with Raphael Sperry, Beverly Prior and Joe Day to answer <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79933910/should-architects-design-for-solitary-confinement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Should Architects Design for Solitary Confinement?</a>&nbsp;Archinector <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/66765438/christine-pierron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christine Pierron</a>&nbsp;took a principled ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80072327/back-to-never-land-chicago-exhibition-honors-remarkable-never-builts Back to Never Land: Chicago exhibition honors remarkable never-builts Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-22T16:48:00-04:00 >2013-08-28T03:13:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iz/izyrfn4a2ss76ss6.jpg" width="514" height="251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The exhibition re-envisions a series of urban environments that are typical for Chicago in order to examine alternatives to the way architecture engages the city. It is a collaborative effort by five teams &ndash; David Brown, Alexander Eisenschmidt, Studio Gang, Stanley Tigerman, and UrbanLab &ndash; determined to find potentials for spatial, material, programmatic, and organizational invention within the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Same as it never was? What inspires a city to look back on abandoned plans? Along with the success of A+D Museum's "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/78446579/the-science-fiction-of-never-built-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Never Built: Los Angeles</a>", and anticipating the Bay Area's "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79932291/unbuilt-sf-showcases-past-and-future-bay-area-architecture-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unbuilt San Francisco</a>", <a href="http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design/2013/08/exploring-chicagos-lunatic-never-built-visionary-architecture/6610/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Atlantic Cities</em></a> took a look at "City Works: Provocations for Chicago's Urban Future" at <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/expo_72.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Expo 72</a> in Chicago. Originally presented at the 2012 Venice Biennale by University of Illinois at Chicago professor <a href="http://www.aeisenschmidt.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Eisenschmidt</a>, the collection of alternate striking visions for the city will be on display through September 29.</p> <p> The exhibition includes a panorama of the Chicago skyline, where viewers can use the <a href="http://phantomcity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phantom City app</a>&nbsp;to pinpoint 100+ of these remarkable, unrealized structures, including works by Adolf Loos, Frank Lloyd Wright and Stanley Tigerman.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80010418/spirit-of-space-presents-art-in-the-city-a-short-film-honoring-chicago-s-public-art Spirit of Space presents "Art in the City", a short film honoring Chicago's public art Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-21T20:26:00-04:00 >2013-08-28T03:14:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a1raf1szf04fyrx2.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The success of a public work of art is measured not merely by aesthetics, but rather, by its magnetic qualities that inspire interaction. The art is a reflection of the City, the art becomes a part of the City, the art is instrumental in making the City.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Acting as poetic translators between cities and their citizens, the creative agency&nbsp;<a href="http://spiritofspace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a>&nbsp;uses digital media to showcase humanity's built environment, consequently enhancing the citizen's self-awareness and appreciation of architectural space. Their film for Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill, entitled <em>Art in the City</em>, visits a selection of public art installations in Chicago, presenting the structures within an engaged society, with quotations from their creators superimposed on the footage.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3hshpc8o3bnaox4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Art in the City</em>'s perspective contextualizes the art as truly part of its city, rather than tightly framing it as an isolated portrait. While not an explicit critique of the public art, the film and featured quotations are bold strokes, meant to inspire dialogue and enthused interaction, but not push a specific argument. In line with Spirit of Space's agenda, the film provokes questions of public art's purpose, civic relationship, and whether it "succeeds". Inherent to these questions ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77851435/building-on-community-architect-jeanne-gang-reveals-master-plan-for-new-university-of-chicago-dorm-complex Building on Community: Architect Jeanne Gang reveals master plan for new University of Chicago dorm complex Justine Testado 2013-07-25T10:30:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T11:08:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mz/mz9felgehi4yk9bp.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Esteemed Chicago architect Jeanne Gang unveiled the design plan for the new University of Chicago North Campus Residence Hall and Dining Commons this past Tuesday. Created by Studio Gang Architects and Mortenson Construction, the stunning $148 million project is expected to open in the fall of 2016 where Harry Weese's Pierce Tower currently stands.</p> <p> The new structures intend to create a welcoming "front door" to the University of Chicago campus and function as an easy gateway to surrounding communities like Hyde Park. Each building towers at 15, 11, and 5 stories, at 250 feet in length, and will house about 800 students. A diagonal path will connect the project to the nearby Smart Museum of Art and the businesses on 55th Street. Gang's project will also include designated retail spaces.<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nr/nr4lz363p8u82zh2.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg28qzi2qe1xttlm.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/oo3vltwhxvcwjznm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/nopuv8megyny2nli.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The bent-rectangular form and windowed exterior give the structures a rejuvenating contemporary appeal without being pretentious--an ideal combination for the modern college student. At...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76671729/clog-exhibition-new-views-the-rendered-image-in-architecture-at-the-art-institute-of-chicago CLOG Exhibition “New Views: The Rendered Image in Architecture” at the Art Institute of Chicago Alexander Walter 2013-07-09T14:09:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T18:32:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/on/on5i79eoao2xdnl9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you find yourself in Chicago over the next few months, don't miss to check out New Views: The Rendered Image in Architecture, an exciting exhibition that CLOG just opened at the Art Institute of Chicago. CLOG was asked by the museum to curate an exhibition about the publication's fourth issue, CLOG : Rendering, which was published last August.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76629908/the-design-value-of-the-lecture-poster The Design Value of the Lecture Poster lrenechln 2013-07-09T13:00:00-04:00 >2013-09-20T23:08:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e6gpdurrfuqw474o.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A selection of GSD events posters has been acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago for its permanent collection...Zo&euml; Ryan, Chair and John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design, described the acquisition as "an invaluable addition to the department's holdings."</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the archives of the Architecture and Design department of the Art Institute of Chicago are one-of-a-kind drawings and models. These are artifacts of built and unbuilt projects documenting the process and ideas of architects from Adler and Sullivan to Jeanne Gang and Diller + Scofidio. There are also architectural fragments, design objects, and furniture pieces which make up the museum's robust collection.&nbsp; The most recent acquisition to the department's holdings, however might simply be stored in a tube or a modest flat file drawer.&nbsp;</p> <p> Students and faculty at any architecture school are used to receiving a folded copy of the semester's visiting lecturers in their mailbox.&nbsp; These seasonal posters become ubiquitous around campus as they are taped, pinned, and posted along the hallways also.&nbsp; So what has inspired the elevation of such event posters to become archived by the Art Institute of Chicago?</p> <p> <strong>Zo&euml; Ryan, Chair and John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design, described ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75716528/chicago-public-library-maker-space-branch-to-open-lab-with-3-d-printers-laser-cutters-more Chicago Public Library 'Maker Space': Branch To Open Lab With 3-D Printers, Laser Cutters & More Alexander Walter 2013-06-21T13:33:00-04:00 >2013-07-06T07:52:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a6/a652cd3e58639c4eac9aba90ddac561a.jpg" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Libraries have long been the haven of readers, but now the Chicago Public Library is making their main branch a haven for makers. As part of the CPL's innovation lab, the Harold Washington branch will open its free "maker space" July 8. Crain's Chicago Business describes it as a "pop-up fabrication lab will offer the public access to 3-D printers, laser cutters, a milling machine and a vinyl cutter as well as a variety of supporting design software."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/75463392/hurry-up-and-slow-down-2013-burnham-prize-next-stop-citation Hurry Up and Slow Down - 2013 Burnham Prize NEXT STOP Citation Alexander Walter 2013-06-17T19:41:00-04:00 >2013-06-20T18:23:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kb/kbqqvwxgikfa5bjb.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In our previous post, we published the winning projects of the 2013 Burnham Prize Competition: NEXT STOP-Designing Chicago BRT Stations. The brief asked designers to envision iconic, functional and sustainable stations for Chicago&rsquo;s planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. One of the finalist entries, the concept "Hurry Up and Slow Down" by Ann Lui and Craig Reschke, was recognized with a Citation for proposing a counterpoint to a RAPID transit system: the Slow Line.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75461987/winners-of-the-2013-burnham-prize-competition-next-stop-designing-chicago-brt-stations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the 2013 Burnham Prize Competition: NEXT STOP-Designing Chicago BRT Stations</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75461987/winners-of-the-2013-burnham-prize-competition-next-stop-designing-chicago-brt-stations Winners of the 2013 Burnham Prize Competition: NEXT STOP-Designing Chicago BRT Stations Alexander Walter 2013-06-17T19:09:00-04:00 >2013-06-17T19:45:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/ea9sve9j2kwzgl9k.jpg" width="514" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chicago Architectural Club and the Chicago Architecture Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2013 Burnham Prize Competition - NEXT STOP: Designing Chicago BRT Stations. An exhibition of winning designs and all competition entries is currently on view at the Chicago Architecture Foundation&rsquo;s Atrium gallery (224 S Michigan Ave) until June 28.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See also: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75463392/hurry-up-and-slow-down-2013-burnham-prize-next-stop-citation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hurry Up and Slow Down - 2013 Burnham Prize NEXT STOP Citation</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74583217/j-mays-ford-s-head-of-vehicle-design-discusses-his-architectural-inspirations J Mays, Ford's head of vehicle design, discusses his architectural inspirations Archinect 2013-06-04T17:00:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T20:24:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x9/x9f4cs514xw11cac.jpg" width="514" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the person in charge of design for Ford's entire vehicle porfolio, Mays looks at architecture a lot. And he's ever mindful of buildings and how they're designed whenever he sets about creating a new car or truck for Ford. What he's learned &mdash; and what he likes&mdash; about architecture, and Chicago architecture in particular, will be his focus when he joins the panel discussion "Big Ideas in Small Places" on Thursday at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/73777065/chicago-five-great-buildings Chicago - Five Great Buildings Archinect 2013-05-23T16:59:00-04:00 >2013-05-23T19:49:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/al/alcrd33p0cyrl8ol.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chicago has many truly great buildings. It sits firmly on the map of global architecture and is the birthplace of the skyscraper. Creating a short video about just five great buildings is doing this city a massive disservice, as there are many and this is simply my thoughts.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/73568647/navy-pier-remake-adds-urban-park-elements Navy Pier remake adds urban park elements Archinect 2013-05-20T14:53:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T17:58:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4yx71rtqstvkjox.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some members of Chicago's design community have said privately that the Navy Pier project's parameters, which limited the scope of changes, stifled creative possibilities, even for highly regarded designers such as Corner. "Anything that makes it more parklike is all to the good," said eclectic Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman. "It can only go up, architecturally."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/72754194/hawaii-fights-for-obama-presidential-center Hawaii fights for Obama presidential center Alexander Walter 2013-05-08T12:54:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T19:55:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/06/06f2a20e8651bb8ecd3920c52ac48e19.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The president still has three years in office, but eventually his thoughts will turn to what comes afterward. [...] A presidential library has to be easily accessible to scholars and visitors, so Chicago has a clear advantage. That&rsquo;s why Honolulu&rsquo;s leaders named their public campaign carefully: The Hawaii Presidential Center Initiative, not a presidential library.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71840398/the-la-times-christopher-hawthorne-reviews-the-fittingly-blunt-bush-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The LA Times' Christopher Hawthorne reviews the "fittingly blunt" Bush presidential library</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72630375/winner-of-2013-mock-firms-international-skyscraper-competition Winner of 2013 Mock Firms International Skyscraper Competition Alexander Walter 2013-05-06T16:54:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T19:17:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bz/bzaqis4pfjfwcgm5.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Winners have been announced recently at the fifth annual Mock Firms International Skyscraper Competition, organized by Chicago Architecture Today. [...] The top title of International Skyscraper and Mock Firm Champion (a combination of architectural and marketing efforts) was awarded to the team AZAHAR Architecture composed of five architecture students and one professor from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>