Archinect - News 2015-07-31T03:27:57-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/132973249/don-t-forget-to-register-for-the-first-chidesign-competition-by-august-7 Don't forget to register for the first ChiDesign competition by August 7! Sponsor 2015-07-29T10:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T00:38:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b1ii1swyn83a3x1.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The registration deadline is almost here for the first ChiDesign ideas competition to design a Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the competition as a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.</p><p>Competitors must incorporate the following into their CADE designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Registration deadline:<strong> August 7, 2015</strong><br>Submission deadline: <strong>September 9, 2015</strong></p><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals as well as select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates</li><li>Monica Ponce De Leon, MPdL Studio</li><li>Billie Tsien, Tod Williams Billie...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132509334/watch-the-teaser-trailer-for-fall-s-chicago-architecture-biennial Watch the teaser trailer for fall's Chicago Architecture Biennial Julia Ingalls 2015-07-23T10:09:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T17:26:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmmtu4ea2654qg4u.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a list of over 90 participants and partners including U.K.-based <a href="http://assemblestudio.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26953/studio-gang-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65588/sou-fujimoto-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a>, the inaugural <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123067654/chicago-architecture-biennial-announces-three-lakefront-kiosk-teams-between-local-architecture-schools-international-firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> will open to the public on October 3rd. Officially billed as "North America&rsquo;s largest international survey of contemporary architecture," the Biennial will feature a variety of installations, exhibitions, and events, which perhaps figures into the concept behind the freshly released&nbsp;teaser trailer (which we've embedded below): gradually intersecting red grid lines meet over famous Chicago landmarks, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8288/anish-kapoor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anish Kapoor</a>'s "bean" or Cloud Gate. View it now:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132411152/chicago-architecture-foundation-launches-first-chidesign-cade-competition Chicago Architecture Foundation launches first ChiDesign CADE competition Justine Testado 2015-07-21T14:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:38:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cyt0x4puci59mni8.jpg" width="514" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Chicago Architecture Foundation's inaugural ChiDesign competition is accepting idea submissions for a different type of educational facility entitled the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE).</p><p>Participants must incorporate the following into their designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Are you up for the challenge? Be sure to register by<strong> August 7, 2015</strong> and submit your entries by <strong>September 9, 2015</strong>.</p><p>Starting this October, CAF will host a major exhibition featuring a selection of submissions during the first <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>. The exhibition will run from October 1, 2015 to January 3, 2016. The exhibition aims to spark dialogue on the design of a Center for Architecture, Design and Education in Chicago, as well as highlight the city&rsquo;s legacy of arc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132341095/in-chicago-forming-economically-integrated-suburbs-is-more-complex-than-it-looks In Chicago, forming economically integrated suburbs is more complex than it looks Justine Testado 2015-07-20T15:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:35:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qj/qjhh4ei9fr0px6nj.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Housing advocates have long debated the merits of moving low-income families from high-poverty urban areas to suburbs like Glenview. The move can be challenging for families, who leave behind family and friends and enter a new, affluent world. But the research is increasingly conclusive: Living in a 'good' zip code dramatically improves kids&rsquo; chances of going to college, getting a good job, and escaping poverty.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Chicago to offer $5-per-year bike shares to low-income residents" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131350538/chicago-to-offer-5-per-year-bike-shares-to-low-income-residents" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago to offer $5-per-year bike shares to low-income residents</a></p><p><a title="New Urbanism takes over Chicago&rsquo;s suburbs" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131344105/new-urbanism-takes-over-chicago-s-suburbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Urbanism takes over Chicago&rsquo;s suburbs</a></p><p><a title="Chicago's iconic Marina City could be headed for landmark status" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131580214/chicago-s-iconic-marina-city-could-be-headed-for-landmark-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's iconic Marina City could be headed for landmark status</a></p><p><a title="Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's &quot;High Line&quot;, but anxiety for its future remains" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but anxiety for its future remains</a></p><p><a title='Sarah Herda, co-director of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, on establishing "the city as the site"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128711733/sarah-herda-co-director-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-on-establishing-the-city-as-the-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarah Herda, co-director of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, on establishing "the city as the site"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131580214/chicago-s-iconic-marina-city-could-be-headed-for-landmark-status Chicago's iconic Marina City could be headed for landmark status Alexander Walter 2015-07-10T19:15:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T19:49:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p3/p3t03w75ub79eiv4.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Marina City, the iconic Chicago riverfront complex famed for its corncob-shaped towers, could soon be on the way to becoming an official city landmark. [...] Goldberg's design, a poetic expression in concrete that combined residential, commercial and entertainment uses to form a "city within a city," is one of the most recognizable images on the Chicago skyline.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Other Goldberg buildings in Chicago weren't so lucky: the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12096/prentice-women-s-hospital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prentice Women's Hospital</a> could not be saved from the wrecking ball &mdash;&nbsp;despite enormous public outcry.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131350538/chicago-to-offer-5-per-year-bike-shares-to-low-income-residents Chicago to offer $5-per-year bike shares to low-income residents Nicholas Korody 2015-07-07T19:08:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T21:38:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fd29xbrrsq1l72hm.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In two years Divvy has grown to more neighborhoods and become a transit option for more residents, but cost was still a barrier for too many people,&rdquo; said Mayor Emanuel. &ldquo;Divvy only works when everyone has a chance to use it. Today we are bridging gaps by offering $5 annual memberships so more residents can benefit from Divvy, regardless of their ability to pay.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r840bocsqhojy8l6.jpg"></p><p>Chicago's Divvy ride-share program is one of the most popular in the country. In its two-year history, a reported 9.25 million miles have been logged on more than 4.4 million trips. This Fourth of July alone, 24,500 trips were taken on the pale blue bikes.</p><p>Earlier this year, the City of Chicago announced that it would greatly expand the reach of the program, adding&nbsp;176 stations and more than 1,750 bikes. This makes Divvy North America's largest bike-share program, both in terms of the amount of stations and its geographic reach. While other bike-share programs, like New York's Citi Bike, remain largely relegated to more affluent areas, the Divvy bikes can be found "as far south as 75th Street and as far west as Pulaski Road."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lh/lhge2kqfxblcr92z.jpg"></p><p>Today, Mayor Rahm Emmanuel announced that the city would offer $5/year memberships to the city's low-income residents. Specifically, the 'Divvy for Everyone (D4e) Program' will be made available to "Chicago residents with incomes below 300 percent of the federal ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131344105/new-urbanism-takes-over-chicago-s-suburbs New Urbanism takes over Chicago’s suburbs Alexander Walter 2015-07-07T17:20:00-04:00 >2015-07-10T14:10:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r3/r3kaaypmhcdca877.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But thanks to increased interest from buyers and less resistance from village governments, developers are constructing more new-urbanism-style homes in the burbs. &ldquo;Millennials and boomers are demanding it,&rdquo; explains Drew Williams-Clark, principal planner at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.</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/129641496/last-week-today-june-8-15-2015-big-projects-big-opinions Last week today, June 8-15 2015: BIG projects, big opinions Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-15T18:33:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T14:50:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bw/bwoddoc5d5k51zth.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, June 12:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="The new OMA-designed Garage Museum opens in Moscow" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129418502/the-new-oma-designed-garage-museum-opens-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The new OMA-designed Garage Museum opens in Moscow</a>: On the design, Koolhaas has been quoted with&nbsp;"not restoring the building, but preserving its decay". The original Soviet-era building used to be a restaurant.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, June 11:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Stargazing with Patrik Schumacher: Episode 33 of Archinect Sessions" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129273931/stargazing-with-patrik-schumacher-episode-33-of-archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stargazing with Patrik Schumacher: Episode 33 of Archinect Sessions</a>: Patrik Schumacher discusses <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128885228/op-ed-beyond-stars-icons-and-much-more-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his recent op-ed for Archinect</a>.</li><li><a title="The Cooper Union turmoil continues: President Jamshed Bharucha resigns" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129326913/the-cooper-union-turmoil-continues-president-jamshed-bharucha-resigns" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Cooper Union turmoil continues: President Jamshed Bharucha resigns</a>: In the midst of student protests and five trustees resigning, President Bharucha also stepped down last week. This came after the Cooper Union's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128257230/cooper-union-graduates-stage-tuition-protest-at-commencement-ceremony" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Board had already voted not to renew </a>Bharucha's contract as president next year.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, June 10:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Five Cooper Union trustees just resigned" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129251398/five-cooper-union-trustees-just-resigned" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five Cooper Union trustees just resigned</a>: Among them were Daniel Libeskind,&nbsp;Mark Epstein (the board&rsquo;s former chairman), Vassar College president Catharine Bond Hill, Francois de Menil (the board&rsquo;s vice chairman), and investment banker Monica Vachher.</li><li><a title="Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's &quot;High Line&quot;, but anxiety for its future remains" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but a...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but anxiety for its future remains Justine Testado 2015-06-10T10:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T22:17:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ir/irlda1ckb2m8zjbq.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Chicago's highly anticipated elevated trail and park system known as The 606, otherwise referred to as the Bloomingdale Trail or the "Chicago High Line", finally celebrated its grand opening this past Saturday on the appropriate date of June 6 (6/06). The centerpiece of the $95 million project&nbsp;&mdash; which had its first phase designed by&nbsp;ARUP, Carol Ross Barney, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Burns &amp; McDonnell, and the Chicago Public Art Group &mdash; is a 2.7 mile elevated trail that replaces the defunct Bloomingdale rail line. The trail will connect the Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park, and Logan Square neighborhoods and six parks. And unlike similar linear-park projects, The 606 is open to pedestrians and cyclists to use as a new "transit corridor".</p><p>Prior to The 606, those communities were historically divided by the Bloomingdale railway and were in need of open green space. The newly opened trail is still looking fairly sparse at the moment, but later phases of the project include ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127174306/chicago-will-indeed-be-the-home-of-the-obama-presidential-center Chicago will indeed be the home of the Obama Presidential Center Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-12T13:05:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T12:58:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/roim0z00ujwa87uz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's official: The Barack Obama Foundation <a href="http://www.barackobamafoundation.org/news/entry/the-barack-obama-foundation-selects-chicago-as-home-for-future-barack-" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced today</a> that the Barack Obama Presidential Center will be located on Chicago's South Side, at a site near either <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Washington+Park/@41.7912863,-87.602053,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e2937b3777577:0xbdf71de5e3ae5278" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Washington Park</a> or <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jackson+Park/@41.787135,-87.5946088,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e290a132258b1:0xf1889df3682e3083" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jackson Park</a>. This confirms <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126726246/university-of-chicago-will-reportedly-win-race-for-obama-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previous reports</a> hinting at Chicago as the chosen city, winning over alternate proposals for New York City and Honolulu. The Obama family has strong ties to Chicago &ndash; it's where Michelle Obama was born and raised, President Obama's political career took off, and where the Presidential couple met, were married and raised a family.</p><p>The University of Chicago, where President Obama was a law professor for twelve years, will serve as a close partner in the realization of the Presidential Center, providing resources and infrastructural support. Alongside the Presidential Library, the Center will also include a museum and facilities for the Obama Foundation's operations. The Foundation will fund the construction of the Center, and is also planning to establish a presence in Honolulu,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126726246/university-of-chicago-will-reportedly-win-race-for-obama-presidential-library University of Chicago will reportedly win race for Obama Presidential Library Alexander Walter 2015-05-04T18:38:00-04:00 >2015-05-05T16:59:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e50ws66i2n3oljzo.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>President Obama will choose the University of Chicago as the site for his presidential library, according to several reports and sources close to the Obama family. The proposal from the University of Chicago in Chicago&rsquo;s South Side Hyde Park neighborhood, which is near where the Obamas have a home, their daughters attended grammar school and Michelle Obama worked as a vice president of the university&rsquo;s medical center, is the apparent winner, reports and these sources say.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nh/nh05izwqufyu9515.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qp/qpc8dd9rut3xy35t.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/517819/barack-obama-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126490145/first-designs-unveiled-for-chicago-latino-cultural-center-s-new-hq First designs unveiled for Chicago Latino Cultural Center's new HQ Alexander Walter 2015-04-30T17:12:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T22:13:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f22utj8at8v8ocnv.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Juan Gabriel Moreno is teaming up with Chicago's International Latino Cultural Center to build a new downtown headquarters in the form of a wild-looking $50 million complex. Announced during the most recent edition of Chicago Latino Film Festival that took place this month, the organization announced its ambitious new "Ibero-American Tower" which would house a number of components [...].</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/125900756/society-of-architectural-historians-announces-2015-award-winners-and-fellows Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2015 Award Winners and Fellows Helena Karabatsos 2015-04-22T23:41:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:41:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x48zzs2diztn3qt2.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians announced the winners of the 2015 Publication Awards and the 2015 SAH Award for Film and Video at its 68th&nbsp;Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony in Chicago, Ill., on April 16. The Society also named four individuals as SAH Fellows for their lifelong contributions to the field of architectural history.</p><p><strong>2015 Publication Award Recipients</strong><br>Each year, SAH presents publication awards honoring excellence in architectural history, urban history, landscape history and historic preservation scholarship as well as architectural exhibition catalogues.</p><p>The winners of the Society&rsquo;s 2015 Publication Awards are listed below. The 2016 award cycle opens on June 1, 2015. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sah.org/conferences-and-programs/awards-programs/publication-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sah.org/publication-awards</a>.</p><p><strong>Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award</strong></p><p>Richard Harris,&nbsp;<em>Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914&ndash;1960&nbsp;</em>(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)</p><p>Christopher Curtis Mead,&nbsp;<em>Making Modern Paris: Victor Baltard&rsquo;s Central ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125363205/blair-kamin-not-impressed-by-chicago-s-latest-housing-developments Blair Kamin not impressed by Chicago's latest housing developments Alexander Walter 2015-04-15T15:28:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T21:11:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mheqgnmdftyh8bn5.jpg" width="514" height="184" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is a tale of two new West Loop high-rises and what they say about Chicago's apartment building boom, which has restored construction cranes to the skyline but has yet to give us architecture with a capital "A." The buildings &mdash; the underwhelming Arkadia Tower in Greektown and the better-than-average JeffJack Apartments west of Union Station &mdash; are the latest products of the construction surge [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Different city, similar lament:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125204801/jeff-sheppard-calls-downtown-denver-s-new-housing-developments-meaningless-uninspiring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeff Sheppard calls downtown Denver's new housing developments "meaningless, uninspiring"</a>. Is <em>bland</em> the new dogma?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125286811/jeanne-gang-s-proposed-wanda-vista-tower-could-be-chicago-s-third-tallest Jeanne Gang's proposed Wanda Vista tower could be Chicago's third-tallest Alexander Walter 2015-04-14T15:26:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:44:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lsg7wj94rprkwdfd.jpg" width="260" height="422" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The outlines of what could be Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper came into sharp focus Monday when the project's developers unveiled their latest plan for the riverfront tower &mdash; a trio of interconnected high-rises that would bring stacks of undulating glass to the city's skyline. [...] Details about the plan, designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang and her firm Studio Gang Architects, were revealed at a community meeting called by Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd [...].</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/125277951/chicago-architecture-biennial-participants-announced Chicago Architecture Biennial participants announced Justine Testado 2015-04-14T13:30:00-04:00 >2015-04-17T15:18:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2g/2ggy85pzl9ksmctq.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The anticipated roster of over 60 architecture firms and artists who will exhibit their work in "The State of the Art of Architecture" -- the inaugural <a href="http://www.chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> -- that debuts this October has been revealed. Biennial co-Artistic Directors Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda selected 63 participants representing more than 30 countries with a notable advisory committee that includes David Adjaye, Elizabeth Diller, Jeanne Gang, Frank Gehry, Sylvia Lavin, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lord Peter Palumbo, and Stanley Tigerman.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o8/o8p9ls322gjyrgaz.jpg"></p><p>Here's the growing roster:</p><ul><li>Al Borde (Quito, Ecuador)</li><li>allzone / Rachaporn Choochuey (Bangkok, Thailand)</li><li>Andreas Angelidakis (Athens, Greece)</li><li>Andr&eacute;s Jaque / Office for Political Innovation (Madrid, Spain; New York, USA)</li><li>ArandaLasch (Tucson, USA; New York, USA)</li><li>Assemble (London, UK)</li><li>Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokyo, Japan)</li><li>Iwan Baan (Amsterdam, Netherlands)</li><li>Erin Besler / Besler &amp; Sons (Los Angeles, USA)</li><li>Tatiana Bilbao S.C. (Mexico City, Mexico)</li><li>Bjarke Ingels Group / BIG (Copenhagen, De...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123275741/chicago-s-willis-tower-sold-for-1-3b-to-blackstone-group Chicago's Willis Tower sold for $1.3B to Blackstone Group Alexander Walter 2015-03-19T13:20:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T15:42:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/sunx1q6e360e0qob.jpg" width="476" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Blackstone Group LP agreed to buy Chicago&rsquo;s Willis Tower, the second-tallest building in the U.S., and plans to upgrade the retail and observatory space in a bet on growth in the city. [...] On a per-square-foot basis, the valuation for the more than 40-year-old Willis Tower is lower than deals for newer buildings. The Blackstone price is about $342 a square foot, based on about 3.8 million square feet (353,000 square meters) of rentable space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122214181/need-a-skyscraper-chicago-s-willis-tower-just-hit-the-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Need a skyscraper? Chicago&rsquo;s Willis Tower just hit the market.</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123135963/chicago-s-radisson-blu-aqua-hotel-creates-an-app-to-better-acquaint-the-guests-with-the-architecture Chicago's Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel creates an app to better acquaint the guests with the architecture Archinect 2015-03-17T17:51:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:36:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fy/fyqs9o6uiwd1uf5m.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I think our hope is that it will make guests connect to the hotel in a different way by understanding the thoughts of the architect and the designer, who wanted to create more of a community than a typical hotel lobby</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/123067654/chicago-architecture-biennial-announces-three-lakefront-kiosk-teams-between-local-architecture-schools-international-firms Chicago Architecture Biennial announces three Lakefront Kiosk teams between local architecture schools + international firms Justine Testado 2015-03-16T20:56:00-04:00 >2015-03-17T16:56:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uoh2g9wc3uo9n4db.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Preparation for the anticipated <a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> this October are already well underway. Today, the Biennial announced the three partnerships -- between local Chicago architecture schools and international firms -- who will each envision an innovative kiosk design to be realized during the Biennial. The project marks a unique collaboration between architectural industry leaders, students, schools, and citywide programs.</p><p>The three collaborative teams are: the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Pezo von Ellrichshausen, an art and architecture studio from Concepcio&#769;n, Chile; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the Amsterdam + Lagos-based practice&nbsp;NL&Eacute; led by Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi; finally, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will work with an architectural design team comprising of Paul Andersen of Denver-based Indie Architecture as well as Paul Preissner, principal of Chicago-based Paul Preissner Architects.</p><p>If you haven't forgotten, the <a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/lakefront-kiosks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lakefront K...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123052384/lawsuit-against-the-lucas-museum-to-proceed Lawsuit against the Lucas Museum to Proceed Nicholas Korody 2015-03-16T15:54:00-04:00 >2015-03-18T11:02:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3yheo6pw55dineqj.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A lawsuit challenging plans for the Lucas museum along Chicago's lakefront can proceed, a federal judge ruled Thursday, leaving legal hurdles in place if the selected site remains between Soldier Field and McCormick Place. Friends of the Parks filed a lawsuit in November against the Chicago Park District and the city of Chicago over the museum plans, contending the proposed site near Lake Michigan violates the public trust.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The lawsuit asserts that proposed site for the Lucas Museum requires approval by the Illinois General Assembly, something contested by the Park District and the city who argue the museum will be provide public benefits. It was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113578619/lucas-museum-faces-lawsuit-from-friends-of-the-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">filed</a> last year by the Friends of the Parks, who assert that since the site is made up of land that was reclaimed from a protected waterway, it should be preserved as an open space. The land was part of Lake Michigan until it was formed in the 1920s.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ek/ekp4ujxa0jqihx5u.jpg"></p><p>The noted filmmaker George Lucas selected Chicago for the location of his proposed museum last year. The director plans to fully-fund the project, which would contain paintings, photographs, illustration and films related to movie-making. The city offered 17 acres of lakefront property, assumedly in the hopes that, once built, the museum would serve as a tourist attraction. While the property is currently serving as a parking lot, according to the lawsuit, the planned development would restrict public access to the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122581108/society-of-architectural-historians-presents-public-seminar-at-chicago-conference Society of Architectural Historians Presents Public Seminar at Chicago Conference Helena Karabatsos 2015-03-10T13:29:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T17:57:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9k4apxsuzyi7teiy.jpg" width="514" height="189" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Leading scholars from around the world will convene in Chicago, April 15&ndash;19, to present new research on the history of the built environment at the&nbsp;<strong>68th&nbsp;Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians</strong>. But the conference isn&rsquo;t just for academics. SAH aims to engage two important audiences&mdash;conference attendees and the local community&mdash;with public programs such as&nbsp;the&nbsp;SAH Chicago Seminar.&nbsp;</p><p>The SAH Chicago Seminar, &ldquo;Magnitudes of Change: Local Sites and Global Concerns in Chicago&rsquo;s Built Environment,&rdquo; will take place Saturday, April 18th, at The Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Hear from local architects, historians, and policy makers as they discuss the history and future of Chicago&rsquo;s waterways and neighborhoods. Harvard University professor <strong>Charles Waldheim</strong> will give the keynote address "Reading Chicago's Landscape as Urbanism."&nbsp;<strong>Alison Fisher</strong>, Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, will moderate ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122214181/need-a-skyscraper-chicago-s-willis-tower-just-hit-the-market Need a skyscraper? Chicago’s Willis Tower just hit the market. Alexander Walter 2015-03-05T17:29:00-05:00 >2015-03-07T20:23:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/riduod6gm859myp9.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chicago&rsquo;s Willis Tower, once the world&rsquo;s tallest building and one of the city&rsquo;s top tourist attractions, is up for sale. [...] The 1,450-foot (442-meter) building, formerly known as the Sears Tower, is the second-tallest in the U.S., and was the world&rsquo;s highest from its completion in the early 1970s until 1998 [...] &ldquo;It&rsquo;s iconic in the size and how it dominates the skyline, [...] As an office building, however, it&rsquo;s 1970s construction.&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/120966118/get-lectured-school-of-the-art-institute-of-chicago-spring-15 Get Lectured: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-02-17T13:05:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T21:11:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/ut0dw6xpb9juctg4.jpg" width="514" height="715" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO).</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming lectures only. Note each event's time and location. Free and open to the public.</p><p><em>Feb 26</em><br>5:30 pm<br><strong>Ineke Hans</strong> / ineke Hans Studio - Arnhem<br>at Columbus Auditorium Rm 203: 280 S. Columbus Dr.</p><p><em>Mar 5</em><br>5:30 pm<br><strong>David Benjamin</strong> / The Living - N.Y.<br>at LeRoy Neiman Center, ground floor: 37 S. Wabash Ave.</p><p><em>Mar 26</em><br><strong>Art, Design, and Activism in Contemporary Landscape</strong><br>4:30-6:30 pm<br>Melissa Cate Christ, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120350191/get-lectured-illinois-institute-of-technology-spring-15 Get Lectured: Illinois Institute of Technology, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-02-09T13:28:00-05:00 >2015-02-11T11:03:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pi/pifji5q5or4op2n6.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes 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 </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming Dean's Lecture Series events only. Unless noted**, lectures take place at S.R. Crown Hall 3360 South State St., Chicago, IL 60616. Free and open to the public.</p><p><em>Feb 18</em><br>6 pm<br><strong>JORGE FRANCISCO LIERNUR</strong> / Architect, Professor at Torcuato Di Tella University,and Researcher of Argentina&rsquo;s National Council for Scientific and Technical Investigation</p><p><em>Mar 23</em><br>6:30 pm<br><strong>ADRIAAN GEUZE</strong> / Co-founder, West 8 - Rotterdam</p><p><em>Mar 27</em><br>6:30 pm<br><strong>MARCELO FERRAZ</strong> / Pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118733414/george-lucas-open-to-moving-his-museum-to-los-angeles-if-chicago-isn-t-working-out George Lucas open to moving his museum to Los Angeles if Chicago isn't working out Alexander Walter 2015-01-19T13:42:00-05:00 >2015-01-19T17:51:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lqvd5benki7qbqyi.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>George Lucas said Friday that complications in his plan to build his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the Chicago lakefront may put Los Angeles back in the running. Last summer, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a vigorous push to get the "Star Wars" creator to choose L.A., but the city lost out to Chicago. "We still have to get through some lawsuits and things in Chicago [...] But it's still a possibility that Chicago will be unable to do it," Lucas said.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/480355/lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116285703/chicago-architecture-biennial-starts-percolating-with-kiosk-competition-announcement Chicago Architecture Biennial starts percolating with Kiosk Competition announcement Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-18T19:09:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T22:24:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmk3d3cqeg9qd6gk.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The [Lakefront Kiosk Competition] calls for the inventive design of a new kiosk that will be installed on Chicago&rsquo;s lakefront, one of the city&rsquo;s most vibrant public spaces. A jury of architects, curators, and city representatives will select one winner to receive the BP Prize, which includes an honorarium for design development and a construction budget to realize the design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The very first Chicago Architecture Biennial is gearing up for its run October 2015 - January 2016: themed "The State of the Art of Architecture", the biennial just announced its "Lakefront Kiosk Competition", to design a kiosk for use on Chicago's waterfront during and after the Biennial.</p><p>As stipulated in the <a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/141218_CABLKC_PDF_Final.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brief</a>, the kiosk must serve a commercial purpose during the summer season, and still function as "an&nbsp;iconic work of architecture that will attract visitors and enliven the lakefront year-round". Other than that, it's pretty open.</p><p>Part of a coordinated, broader effort with the Chicago Park District and the city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, the competition is open to anyone, anywhere &ndash; teams can be multidisciplinary, so long as it's headed by someone with an accredited architecture degree.&nbsp;The jury will consist of "architects, curators and city representatives", including architects David Adjaye and Jeanne Gang.</p><p>Check out the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/chicago_architecture_biennial_lakefront_kiosk_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lakefront Kiosk Competition listing on Bustler</a> for more inform...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116203008/al-jazeera-looks-at-the-opposition-and-support-for-chicago-s-george-lucas-museum Al Jazeera looks at the opposition and support for Chicago's George Lucas museum Archinect 2014-12-17T17:02:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T19:17:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b8knc6kchnrm4jz.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ash-har Quraishi reports on why some Chicagoans oppose a plan for a museum for the &lsquo;Star Wars&rsquo; creator&rsquo;s artwork</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/116194161/urban-design-at-the-intersection-of-development-science-and-super-computing Urban Design at the intersection of Development, Science and Super-Computing Alexander Walter 2014-12-17T14:27:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T19:17:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/708c4ea101ebeb9172bb436a10ac6a40.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] Argonne scientists are taking on a challenge not usually associated with sophisticated computing: urban design. They say that for such large-scale developments, expert opinions, or even standard modeling, will no longer do. Instead, we need detailed simulations that will integrate immense amounts of data into one framework and project different scenarios for the designers to consider. Their initial prototype, called LakeSim, focuses on Chicago Lakeside.</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/115812933/chicago-rethinks-rules-for-developers-to-increase-affordable-housing Chicago Rethinks Rules for Developers to Increase Affordable Housing Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-12T15:34:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:35:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jx/jxj2gbnmylu7mk6u.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the new [Affordable Requirements Ordinance] would require that at least 25 percent of affordable units be built on site, removing the ability to opt out totally. [...] Developers would also be allowed to meet the affordable unit requirement by building or rehabbing on other lots within a mile of the main site. The aim is to create affordable units in the neighborhoods where they&rsquo;re most scarce, rather than to continue to concentrate them in the city&rsquo;s poorer communities.</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/114500828/looks-like-calatrava-won-t-get-paid-for-his-chicago-spire-work Looks Like Calatrava Won't Get Paid for His Chicago Spire Work Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-25T14:26:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:08:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bg/bgjbi5wk9h2qvtv9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in 2008, architect Santiago Calatrava placed an $11.34M lien on the Chicago Spire in the hope of being paid for his work on the project, which officially died in November, having never amounted to anything more than a hole in the ground. Now, Crain's Chicago reports that Calatrava may have missed the two-year window he had to file a lawsuit to enforce his claim.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a title="Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108190179/legal-troubles-dog-famed-spanish-architect-santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a title="Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93084470/chicago-spire-developer-wants-to-resume-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project</a></p>