Archinect - News 2016-02-14T12:14:12-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147969262/chicago-s-marina-city-designated-official-landmark-status-it-s-about-time Chicago's Marina City designated official landmark status — it's about time! Justine Testado 2016-02-12T15:22:00-05:00 >2016-02-12T16:31:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2wc8i7kik9rq0igu.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...it's tempting to turn cartwheels over the Chicago City Council's vote to grant permanent landmark status to Marina City, the city within a city best known for its iconic corncob-shaped towers. Marina City was a landmark building that lacked official landmark status and was therefore vulnerable &mdash; if not to demolition, then to insensitive additions that chipped away at the sculpted beauty of its curving concrete.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since the process began last July,&nbsp;Chicago City Council unanimously voted 48-0 (with the absence of two aldermen) to designate Bertrand Goldberg's midcentury icon as a historic city landmark as of Wednesday, according to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.loopnorth.com/news/marina0212.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loop North News</a>.</p><p>"Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, deserves credit for championing the protection of Marina City..." Blair Kamin writes in the Chicago Tribune. "Yet it can't be forgotten that Reilly in 2012 supported the demolition of the Goldberg-designed Prentice Women's Hospital, a building that lacked Marina City's picture-postcard appeal but was nonetheless worth saving because of its boldly engineered concrete shell structure and humanistic interior.&nbsp;In a sense, Prentice died so that Marina could live."</p><p>Previous news on this topic:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140806811/only-one-vote-left-before-marina-city-can-become-official-city-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Only one vote left before Marina City can become official city landmark</a></li><li><a title="Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139097031/chicago-s-famed-marina-city-seems-destined-for-landmark-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status</a></li><li><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></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147823826/society-of-architectural-historians-announces-major-grant-for-charnley-persky-house-conservation-management-plan Society of Architectural Historians Announces Major Grant for Charnley-Persky House Conservation Management Plan Helena Karabatsos 2016-02-10T17:53:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T17:53:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p4/p4j84ncsra4gbbi1.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians has received a $123,000 grant from the&nbsp;<strong>Alphawood Foundation</strong>&nbsp;to hire&nbsp;<strong>Harboe Architects</strong>&nbsp;to develop a conservation management plan for Charnley-Persky House. Designed by Adler and Sullivan in 1891&ndash;1892 when Frank Lloyd Wright was an apprentice in their office, Charnley-Persky House will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its design in 2016 with a new conservation management plan that will assess the current physical state of the structure, identify potential problem areas, and establish conservation priorities for the continued health of the building. Charnley-Persky House serves as the headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians, an international not-for-profit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. &nbsp;<br><br>As an advocate for heritage conservation, SAH is extremely grateful to the Alphawood Foundation for giving the organization the ability...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147194078/o-hare-airport-announces-1-3b-expansion-deal O’Hare airport announces $1.3B expansion deal Alexander Walter 2016-02-02T14:21:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T14:35:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gd/gdcyr16j8lbr4img.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city's major airlines have struck a deal to build the final runway envisioned in the city's multibillion-dollar modernization of O'Hare International Airport, but new gates that experts agree are key to significant reductions in long-standing flight delays are not part of the pact. The agreement, which the mayor formally announced Saturday, calls for spending $1.3 billion to build a sixth east-west runway at the airfield&rsquo;s north end [...]</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140878328/beacons-in-the-sky-photographer-carolyn-russo-celebrates-the-architecture-of-airport-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beacons in the sky: photographer Carolyn Russo celebrates the architecture of airport towers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107561423/the-next-generation-airport-is-a-destination-in-its-own-right" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Next-Generation Airport Is a Destination in Its Own Right</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142853295/the-iconography-of-an-airport-hotel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The iconography of an airport hotel</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145210767/the-chicago-architecture-biennial-prepares-for-round-two-in-2017 The Chicago Architecture Biennial prepares for round two in 2017 Justine Testado 2016-01-07T19:33:00-05:00 >2016-01-07T21:03:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3z/3z9q0vntnww7tylt.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Met with "unequivocal success", as described by Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will be back in fall 2017.&nbsp;The Chicago Cultural Center had a bustling three months serving as the venue of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, "The State of the Art of Architecture", which ran from October 3-January 3.</p><p>While the content of the Biennial itself is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143437694/zaha-hadid-is-not-impressed-by-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">up for debate</a>, the event attracted&nbsp;over 500,000 attendees. Students, educators, architects, and the general public got to check out <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/658383/cutting-across" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhibitions</a>, full-scale installations like those from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/539255/lakefront-kiosk-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Lakefront Kiosk Competition</a>, and a slew of public programs.&nbsp;</p><p>There isn't much about the 2017 event just yet, but official dates, leadership, and the Biennial's theme will be revealed in the coming months. Stay tuned.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lg/lgnjr6sjkoc1dzfh.jpg"></p><p>In case you missed it, here's plenty of CAB coverage from Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/658383/cutting-across" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's "Next Up" Mini-Sessions podcast interviews</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140472862/second-season-second-city-a-discussion-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-with-cynthia-davidson-of-log-on-archinect-sessions-41" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Second Season, Second City" &ndash; A discussi...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145197064/sorry-willis-tower-but-shanghai-tower-just-kicked-you-out-of-the-top-10-tallest-buildings-club-after-41-years Sorry, Willis Tower, but Shanghai Tower just kicked you out of the Top 10 Tallest Buildings club – after 41 years! Alexander Walter 2016-01-07T15:02:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:27:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/31v6ocojhgm7yg0a.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shanghai Tower has officially completed as the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. [...] The completion of Shanghai Tower is especially notable for pushing Chicago&rsquo;s 442-meter Willis Tower (originally Sears Tower), once the world&rsquo;s tallest building, out of the Top 10 list for the first time since it completed in 1974. Willis Tower was among the Top 10 Tallest Buildings for 41 years</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat goes on to say: "Given the rapid development of urban centers in these regions and the new heights that are being realized by contemporary tall buildings, CTBUH data projects that it will be less than five years before Willis Tower also falls out of the Top 20 Tallest Buildings."</p><p><em>Cue the sad trombone, Chicago.</em></p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/v5/v5g7lr38bso8xe19.png" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v5/v5g7lr38bso8xe19.jpg"></a></p><p>&uarr; The updated CTBUH Current Tallest 20 poster (click image to enlarge).</p><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118985363/megataaaall-shanghai-tower-enters-final-construction-phase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96101879/cranes-are-dismantled-from-china-s-shanghai-tower-skyscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cranes are dismantled from China's Shanghai Tower skyscraper</a></li><li><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></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118200781/2014-was-the-tallest-year-by-far-for-skyscrapers-ctbuh-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 was the tallest year by far for skyscrapers, CTBUH finds</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143898306/these-are-the-seven-finalists-in-the-obama-presidential-center-competition These are the seven finalists in the Obama Presidential Center competition Alexander Walter 2015-12-21T13:35:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T22:38:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39zy1be23lyagc42.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today, The Barack Obama Foundation issued a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) to seven architectural firms, one of which will ultimately be selected to design the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) on the South Side of Chicago. [...] Although the RFP process is not a design competition, the RFP will require defined, visual responses from each candidate to present creative ideas in response to the Foundation&rsquo;s project goals.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137263124/obama-presidential-center-competition-attracts-140-firms-early-2016-selection-date-of-architect-expected-to-be-delayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sending out RFQs</a> to a broad range of (undisclosed but<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135669065/first-big-name-architects-confirmed-for-obama-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> widely speculated</a>) architectural firms on August 26, the President and First Lady, together with advisers from the Obama Foundation, have found time to sit down and select seven finalists to receive a formal&nbsp;Request for Proposal. The top-picks aren't surprising and reflect the direction public predictions had already taken:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77876/adjaye-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Adjaye Associates</strong></a>, London, England</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Diller Scofidio + Renfro</strong></a>, New York, NY</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2791/john-ronan-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>John Ronan Architects</strong></a>, Chicago, Illinois</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Renzo Piano Building Workshop</strong></a>, Genova, Italy</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SHoP Architects</strong></a>, New York, NY</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sn&oslash;hetta</strong></a>, New York, NY</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</strong></a>, New York, NY</li></ul><p>Martin Nesbitt, chairman of the Obama Foundation, said: "These finalists offer a variety of backgrounds and styles, and any one of them would be an excellent choice. We are excited to see this process moving forward because the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/517819/barack-obama-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama Presidential Center</a> will be so much more than a library &ndash; this facility will seek to inspire citizens across the globe to...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142823587/architecture-in-the-age-of-photoshop Architecture in the age of photoshop Nicholas Korody 2015-12-07T14:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-09T18:42:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5chjtxiaf5bfjnwm.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architectural photography is supposed to be different from the airbrushed images of nude women that are about to disappear from the centerfold of Playboy magazine. But what if an edited photograph of a building doesn't just crop out visual clutter like street lights but alters the contours of the building itself? What should we think about an architectural award that was bestowed on the basis of such a doctored image?</p></em><br /><br /><p>In his column, Kamin scrutinizes the recent awarding of an honor award to El Centro, a building designed by Juan Moreno, by the Chicago branch of the AIA. Apparently, the architects provided the jurors with a photoshopped image of the building, notably erasing the clunky air circulation machines that crowd its roof and disturb its silhouette. With its regional awards, the AIA, unlike the Pritzker and other awards, does not mandate <em>in situ</em> inspection by jurors &ndash; or at least, up to now.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/mot9zveq0opcpzhp.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142439179/design-and-power-locked-in-an-uncanny-embrace-ian-vollner-on-the-chicago-architecture-biennial "Design and power, locked in an uncanny embrace": Ian Vollner on the Chicago Architecture Biennial Nicholas Korody 2015-12-02T14:30:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T22:41:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pg/pgiz2kmdzovmgqyg.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Look closely and you might find that the two operations are connected: Bureaucracy turns out the statistical slurry, and architecture reconstitutes it into built form. And since the actual process of making architecture occupies the lower half, as it were, of this digestive cycle, it is generally held to be an ancillary thing, tedious and occult.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Given the popularity of this perception, it&rsquo;s understandable that the field of design is seized by a sneaking inferiority complex&mdash;which is why, from time to time, architects must meet up to remind the world, and one another, that what they do is Important Shit."</em></p><p><em>&#8203;</em>After some linguistic judo and a slew of qualifiers aimed primarily at tenuous power relations and poorly-disguised disciplinary insecurities, Volner concludes, "CAB has a fighting chance to emerge as the leader in its field."<br><br>In case you're not already glutted from all the reviews of the CAB, here's some more:</p><ul><li><a title="The humanity of the Chicago Architecture Biennial" href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138573406/the-humanity-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The humanity of the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a></li><li><a title="Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: the Architecture Lobby's uninvited installation takes aim at the field's labor issues" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139532431/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-the-architecture-lobby-s-uninvited-installation-takes-aim-at-the-field-s-labor-issues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: the Architecture Lobby's uninvited installation takes aim at the field's labor issues</a></li><li><a title="Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Tatiana Bilbao's solution to Mexico's housing shortage" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139400639/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-tatiana-bilbao-s-solution-to-mexico-s-housing-shortage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Tatiana Bilbao's solution to Mexico's housing shortage</a></li><li><a title="Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: the Myth-Making of New-Territories / M4" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139338717/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-the-myth-making-of-new-territories-m4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: the Myth-Making of New-Territories / M4</a></li><li><a title="Chicago Architecture Biennial: Hit or Miss? A Review" href="http://archinect.com/architectstasy/chicago-architecture-biennial-hit-or-miss-a-review" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial: Hit or Miss? A...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141742647/fire-on-50th-floor-of-chicago-s-hancock-center-left-five-people-injured Fire on 50th floor of Chicago's Hancock Center left five people injured Alexander Walter 2015-11-23T13:03:00-05:00 >2015-11-23T13:03:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ra/ra8kabmmgz2gxj34.jpg" width="514" height="688" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five people were injured in a fire that broke out Saturday afternoon in a bedroom on the 50th floor of the John Hancock Center, officials said. [...] The cause of the fire has not been determined, officials said. [...] Earlier Saturday, flames could be seen shooting out of a window on the 50th floor, catching the attention of Michigan Avenue shoppers, some of whom were getting ready for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. A smoky smell lingered near the ground several hours later.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140899262/flying-firefighters-the-jetpack-is-quickly-becoming-a-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flying firefighters: the jetpack is quickly becoming a reality</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123352052/in-case-of-fire-use-elevators" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In case of fire, use elevators</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135264992/trial-by-fire-man-waits-out-raging-wildfires-in-concrete-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trial by fire: man waits out raging wildfires in concrete home</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141361583/prairie-futurism-designs-revealed-for-the-new-chicago-apple-store Prairie futurism: designs revealed for the new Chicago Apple store Nicholas Korody 2015-11-18T14:16:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:30:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3toh6jacp1f4p49.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The long-rumored Apple store at the gateway to the North Michigan Avenue shopping district won't be a 2.0 version of the famous glass cube that forms an iconic entry into the retailer's Fifth Avenue flagship in Manhattan. It will be more like a high-tech version of Frank Lloyd Wright's quintessentially Midwestern Prairie Style homes, with river views to boot.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1a7wnlcwrvxwc0e7.jpg"><br><br>The Chicago Tribune obtained a draft report from Chicago's Department of Planning and Development that details plans for a new Apple store alongside the river and adjacent to the Michigan Avenue bridge. Moving away from the iconic minimalism of its flagship Manhattan store, the Foster + Partners-designed building incorporates Frank Lloyd Wrightian influences, in a nod to its particular regional importance.<br><br>Specifically, the 20,000 sq. ft. retail space will stand about 14 ft high &ndash; about half the height of the Fifth Avenue store &ndash; capped by a large, flat, carbon-fiber-reinforced roof with rounded corners. A significant overhang recalls the horizontal lines of the Prairie school, and is intended to provide relief during the sweltering Mid-Western summers. The walls will still be glazed, in typical Apple fashion, enabling sweeping river views.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3z/3z008l4nqqsgv5tw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/71lko48e1pjoyr8t.jpg"><br><br>Similar to the Manhattan Apple store, the most-visible architectural element is in fact an entry pavilion leading down to a subterranean &ndash; or, tec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140806811/only-one-vote-left-before-marina-city-can-become-official-city-landmark Only one vote left before Marina City can become official city landmark Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-10T12:50:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T23:33:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t6/t64f1rf3z6g2t6j0.jpg" width="514" height="773" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[On Thursday, November 5], the Commission on Chicago Landmarks unanimously voted to recommend Chicago Landmark status to the Marina City complex. [...] A resolution will be drafted and will head to the Chicago City Council in December for a final vote.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This seems like a done deal.&nbsp;As quoted in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.loopnorth.com/news/landmark1105.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loop North News</a>, Commission on Chicago Landmarks chairman, Rafael Leon:&nbsp;"everybody recognizes those buildings around the world, that the moment that they see it, they see Chicago. I&rsquo;m so glad that we have gotten to the point of designating these buildings as landmarks.&rdquo;</p><p>For the lead-up to Marina City's landmark status:</p><ul><li><a title="Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139097031/chicago-s-famed-marina-city-seems-destined-for-landmark-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status</a></li><li><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></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140017491/chicago-city-council-approves-construction-of-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art Chicago City Council approves construction of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Julia Ingalls 2015-10-29T18:00:00-04:00 >2015-11-05T21:11:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dg3su222wjjpjlpz.jpg" width="514" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chicago City Council voted on Wednesday to approve the zoning proposal for the 300,000-square-foot Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which will be located near Soldier Field.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to a press release issued by Chicago Mayor <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101780190/chicago-mayor-blasts-trump-sign-as-tasteless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rahm Emanuel</a>'s&nbsp;office, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art President Don Bacigalupi said that&nbsp;&ldquo;[The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art] will also deliver nearly 200,000 square feet of new green space and accessible parkland along the lakefront for all to enjoy. We are excited to move forward with the Museum's construction.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>For more on the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a>-designed Lucas&nbsp;museum, do check out:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vp/vpcdvv6ntzpjlntc.jpg"></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138046023/chicagoans-still-split-over-lakefront-lucas-museum-plans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicagoans still split over lakefront Lucas Museum plans</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/28/285oko98kn6omms8.jpg"></p><p>&bull;&nbsp;<a title="Uncompromising design part of newly disclosed reasons for why Lucas museum didn't go to SF" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126775111/uncompromising-design-part-of-newly-disclosed-reasons-for-why-lucas-museum-didn-t-go-to-sf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uncompromising design part of newly disclosed reasons for why Lucas museum didn't go to SF</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/un/uncsnpygufvrnxlr.jpg"></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123052384/lawsuit-against-the-lucas-museum-to-proceed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawsuit against the Lucas Museum to Proceed</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139872783/giving-architects-their-due-and-drawing-buyers-by-naming-buildings-after-them Giving architects their due, and drawing buyers, by naming buildings after them Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-27T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-10-27T20:35:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ab/abpjmgyjuwrft83x.jpg" width="514" height="811" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Related Midwest, the Chicago division of New York-based Related Cos., will honor the prolific, albeit little-remembered, Chicago architect Edward H. Bennett and name its 843-foot apartment and condo tower at 451 E. Grand Ave. "One Bennett Park." [...] "I think that the buyers and the people who rent in this building will be people that are interested in architecture. I think they're the types of people who will recognize the Bennett name and who will be interested in learning more."</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/139609547/welcome-to-evanston-illinois-the-carless-suburbia Welcome to Evanston, Illinois: the carless suburbia Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-23T16:27:00-04:00 >2015-10-26T10:38:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18b2b16a2b89f49790c36d99ae449d69.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What if a suburban downtown became a place where pedestrians ruled and cars were actively discouraged? As it turns out, what looks like normal urban gentrification actually marks the success of one of the most revolutionary suburbs in America. And its approach to development is fast becoming a model across the region&mdash;a model even embraced by [Evanston's] urban neighbor to the south, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.</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/139532431/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-the-architecture-lobby-s-uninvited-installation-takes-aim-at-the-field-s-labor-issues Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: the Architecture Lobby's uninvited installation takes aim at the field's labor issues Nicholas Korody 2015-10-22T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T19:02:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a38dv0luhlww1zwo.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Join us for an uninvited Chicago Biennial installation consisting of scenarios depicting the absurdities of architectural practice/labor/work. We seek to expand the current conversation about architecture to include an actionable critique of the real, often tragic circumstances that precarious creative workers face on a daily basis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Alongside the official installations and programmed events, a host of uninvited and unofficial events have coalesced around the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the first major architecture biennial in the United States. One of the most promising comes from the Architecture Lobby, "an organization of architectural workers advocating for the value of architecture in the general public and for architectural work within the discipline."</p><p>After a reception from 6 to 11 pm next Friday, October 30, the Architecture Lobby will put on the installation&nbsp;<em><a href="http://https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2070698162/reworking-architecture?ref=project_link" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">(re)Working Architectur</a><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2070698162/reworking-architecture?ref=project_link" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">e</a>, </em>including&nbsp;a series of performances aimed at generating "new perspectives and possibilities for action on topics ranging from unpaid internships, the mystification of the role of the architect, and how we conceive of the value of our work."<br><br>The event also will include an architecture-themed "Beaux-Arts Ball" starting at 8 pm. Architecture Lobby encourages you to bring your dancing shows and a costume. The next morning, join...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139400639/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-tatiana-bilbao-s-solution-to-mexico-s-housing-shortage Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Tatiana Bilbao's solution to Mexico's housing shortage Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-20T19:56:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T18:32:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0m4oo5xtogisgvy.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Housing &ndash; its affordability, accessibility, and form &ndash; is a key preoccupation of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. While not necessarily the core concern for most of the Biennial's participants, housing gets a significant share of the exhibition's floorspace.</p><p>Several participants' considerations of contemporary housing issues are exhibited in full-scale, benefitting the visitor with an easily relatable (and, at least by size, literally inhabitable) form. As one of these life-sized installations, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/72305734/tatiana-bilbao-s-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tatiana Bilbao Estudio</a>'s sustainable housing project stands out for already being realized outside of the Biennial's walls.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lz/lzrchac1kmirz0gc.jpg"></p><p>Designed in response to Mexico's housing shortage, referencing the country's overall deficit of 9 million homes, Bilbao's Sustainable Housing project aims to provide a prototype for affordable, adaptable, single-family social housing. After researching with potential users and observing concurrent trends in local social housing design, the firm produced a modified vision...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139386108/the-history-and-future-of-chicago-s-extensive-alleyways The history and future of Chicago's extensive alleyways Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-20T12:37:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T16:19:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0dee469882950e351c98e9b9032df81b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chicago is the alley capital of the country, with more than 1,900 miles of them within its borders. [...] Instead of eliminating them, Chicago is reimagining its alleys. In 2006, Chicago became one of the first cities in the country to conduct a &ldquo;green alley&rdquo; program, resurfacing alleys to prevent runoff and decrease solar heat absorption. In the last several years, the Chicago Loop Association has been experimenting with alleys as social spaces, using them to host pop-up art events.</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/139317745/can-helmut-jahn-s-thompson-center-be-saved Can Helmut Jahn's Thompson Center be saved? Alexander Walter 2015-10-19T13:56:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T16:14:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0uthp3a06c2taebt.jpg" width="514" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I confess that I feel the sort of ambivalence toward the James R. Thompson Center as I did toward Prentice Women's Hospital: I do understand why people want to raze it, I don't find it pretty, I understand the functional problems. But all the same, I believe the Thompson Center should be saved. [...] Chicago remains full of examples of money and vision coming together to create wonderful buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related Chicago preservation stories:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131580214/chicago-s-iconic-marina-city-could-be-headed-for-landmark-status" target="_blank">Chicago's iconic Marina City could be headed for landmark status</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84213969/prentice-hospital-could-become-modern-architecture-s-penn-station-moment" target="_blank">Prentice Hospital Could Become Modern Architecture&rsquo;s &lsquo;Penn Station Moment&rsquo;</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/139097031/chicago-s-famed-marina-city-seems-destined-for-landmark-status Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-16T12:40:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T15:23:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gm/gmpasae7h87qh8tv.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Marina City residents support landmark designation because it would help upgrade the complex's concrete exterior through the city's "Adopt a Landmark" zoning provision [...] The measure lets developers build more floor space in return for funding improvements to official city landmarks. Landmark status would allow the Commission on Chicago Landmarks to regulate changes to the exterior of Marina City</p></em><br /><br /><p>Marina City, aka "the corncobs," was given <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131580214/chicago-s-iconic-marina-city-could-be-headed-for-landmark-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preliminary landmark status</a> back in July. The designation is expected to become official in early 2016.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138496335/stanley-tigerman-on-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-i-am-stunned-if-not-thrilled Stanley Tigerman on the Chicago Architecture Biennial: "I am stunned, if not thrilled" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-08T14:38:00-04:00 >2015-11-04T17:05:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/far34hs9ankjzuhf.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Stanley Tigerman, the Chicago architect whose 1977 conference, "The State of the Art of Architecture," became the namesake for the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, has issued a statement effusively praising the Biennial's execution.</p><p>Co-artistic directors of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Sarah Herda (director of the Graham Foundation, which hosted Tigerman's 1977 conference) and Joseph Grima, are using the Biennial to illustrate shifting tides in the profession, as architects seek to address multitudes of pressing contemporary issues through architecture, and subsequently diversify the idea of a "traditional" architect.</p><p>Tigerman's initial conference addressed the profession as it dealt with the collective hangover from modernism, and faced an existential crisis of sorts to retain a cohesive cultural and professional identity.</p><p>The Biennial opened on October 3, and Tigerman, in the below letter to the editor, expresses his satisfaction with its execution, his admiration for t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138414350/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-tom-s-saraceno-s-spiders Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Tomás Saraceno's spiders Nicholas Korody 2015-10-07T13:10:00-04:00 >2015-10-07T15:31:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qw/qw4r3hkkgv2ttxu0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the first few seconds you&rsquo;re blind in the darkness. Then a reflex forces your pupils wider and your photoreceptor rod cells become more sensitive, sending a neural signal that alerts you to four glowing cubes that seem to be floating in mid-air in front of your body. It takes another few seconds for the glow to connect to its source, illuminate the supports of the plexiglass boxes, and finally render their content legible: a series of startlingly-complex and impossibly-delicate spiderwebs.</p><p>Here drawing back the curtain doesn&rsquo;t destroy the magic. Quite to the contrary, Tom&aacute;s Saraceno&rsquo;s collaboration with various arachnids for the first&nbsp;<a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/exhibition/participants/tomas-saraceno/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> has a power that extends beyond some mere trick of the light and runs deeper than a one-liner about non-human construction. It's a reprise of a project he's exhibited before, notably at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tanyabonakdargallery.com/exhibitions/tomas-saraceno_4/selected/2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tanya Bonakdar Gallery</a>, but within an architectural context it conjures a particular significance.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3t/3th4hentn21vx6l1.jpg"><br><br>The Argentine-born, Berlin-based Sara...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138217603/the-stakes-of-urban-transformation-and-culture-s-evolving-place-in-chicago The stakes of urban transformation and culture's evolving place - in Chicago Nam Henderson 2015-10-05T12:58:00-04:00 >2015-10-05T16:01:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zp/zpgkzamo4jbf76j3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But the very fact that this question takes such a polarized on-off form is a symptom of the way urban space in our day is being stretched on the rack of inequality, with capital either too-present or not present at all. And the questions of displacement...lurk somewhere on the horizon.</p></em><br /><br /><p>On the eve of Chicago's first-ever&nbsp;<a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Biennial</a>,&nbsp;Ben Davis ties&nbsp;together three stories -&nbsp;the&nbsp;restored Chicago Art Expo,&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="https://news.artnet.com/art-world/theaster-gates-rebuild-foundation-gala-334425" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">spectacular gala benefit preview</a>&nbsp;of Chicago artist Theaster Gates's new&nbsp;<a href="https://rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stony Island Arts Bank</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;a battle over community control and school closings in&nbsp;Bronzeville -&nbsp;in order to examine culture's evolving&nbsp;place in the&nbsp;economic and political life of the Windy City.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138046023/chicagoans-still-split-over-lakefront-lucas-museum-plans Chicagoans still split over lakefront Lucas Museum plans Alexander Walter 2015-10-02T18:19:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T22:42:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5g/5gsm41k52qtza7n1.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Opinions about the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art ranged from excitement to distaste as residents got their first chance to speak about the proposed addition to the lakefront at two public hearings this week. [...] The Chicago Park District sponsored the hearings Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss museum plans for architecture, landscaping and traffic.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118733414/george-lucas-open-to-moving-his-museum-to-los-angeles-if-chicago-isn-t-working-out" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Lucas open to moving his museum to Los Angeles if Chicago isn't working out</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113578619/lucas-museum-faces-lawsuit-from-friends-of-the-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112881489/how-the-lucas-museum-design-will-change-chicago-s-lakefront-rendering-reveals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How the Lucas Museum Design Will Change Chicago's Lakefront - Rendering Reveals</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/137878199/future-not-found-a-para-tour-of-the-chicago-board-of-trade-led-by-grnasfck Future Not Found: a "para-tour" of the Chicago Board of Trade led by GRNASFCK Nicholas Korody 2015-09-30T14:45:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T01:07:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6nlu8oqttsja2zx.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Chicago Biennial is set to launch this weekend with a flurry of events and exhibitions, including Archinect's live podcasting event <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137806694/archinect-presents-next-up-a-live-podcasting-event-in-collaboration-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-this-saturday-october-3rd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up</a>. Alongside the Biennial&rsquo;s programming are a slew of periphery events located around the city and spanning the spectrum of architectural topics. Near the top of our list is&nbsp;<em>Future Not Found</em>, a "para-tour" of the&nbsp;Chicago Board of Trade led by Dry Futures jury members <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135035886/meet-the-jury-of-archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-ian-quate-and-colleen-tuite-of-grnasfck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GRNASFCK</a>&nbsp;on Friday morning.</p><p>Last year, we <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/125765734/between-sampling-and-dowsing-field-notes-from-grnasfck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">profiled</a> <a href="http://archinect.com/greenasfuck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GRNASFCK</a>, a nomadic landscape architecture studio that operates along the borderlands of ecology&nbsp;and architecture and focuses on&nbsp;"the geologic past and speculative future."&nbsp;Led by Colleen Tuite and Ian Quated, GRNASFCK leads research expeditions across diverse landscapes, with an eye towards the invisible forces that shape our cities &ndash; from extremophile bacteria to resource speculation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/on/onlc02m9s7nc7l7w.jpg"><br><br>Abandoning their sampling kits for the weekend (or maybe not), Tuite and Quate will lead an archaeologic tour of the world's largest futures and opt...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/137806694/archinect-presents-next-up-a-live-podcasting-event-in-collaboration-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-this-saturday-october-3rd Archinect presents "Next Up," a live podcasting event in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, this Saturday, October 3rd! Archinect 2015-09-30T12:19:00-04:00 >2015-10-06T23:48:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h4/h4hyl8r1047h43j2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect is excited to announce the Chicago installment of our two-part live-podcasting series,&nbsp;<a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/public-program/calendar/next-up-chicago-architecture-biennial-participant-presentations/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong><em>Next Up</em></strong></a>, hosted in collaboration with the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>!</p><p>Taking place on the Biennial's opening weekend, the (live!) marathon set of interviews, panels and discussions with Biennial participants will feature an&nbsp;international host of architecture's most exciting and promising players, including:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/104868902/screen-print-21-log-31-new-ancients" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bryony Roberts</a></li><li>Rural Urban Framework</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14321/r-sie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Territories</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/148030/iwan-baan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan</a></li><li>Norman Kelley</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/15875026/wai-architecture-think-tank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAI Architecture Think Tank</a></li><li>Paul Preissner (<a href="http://archinect.com/paulpreissner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Preissner Architects</a>)</li><li>Paul Andersen (Independent Architecture)</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/604700/sarah-herda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarah Herda</a> (co-artistic director of the Biennial)</li><li>Michelle Boone (Chicago Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and Special Events)</li><li>FAKE Industries</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/47976/andreas-angelidakis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andreas Angelidakis</a></li><li>Grupo Toma</li><li>Pedro y Juana</li></ul><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/fq/fqm6bomtblg29xe1.png" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/fq/fqm6bomtblg29xe1.png"></a></p><p><a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/public-program/calendar/next-up-chicago-architecture-biennial-participant-presentations/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong><em>Next Up</em></strong></a>&nbsp;will take place on <strong>Saturday, October 3</strong>, from <strong>12 - 4pm</strong>, at the <strong>Chicago Cultural Center's Randolph Sq</strong>. The event is free and open to the public &ndash; come watch the discussion unfold, and add your own questions to the mix vi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/137280878/traveling-to-chicago-soon-sedurst-s-scott-durst-shares-his-favorite-go-to-spots-around-town Traveling to Chicago soon? seDURST's Scott Durst shares his favorite go-to spots around town Justine Testado 2015-09-25T11:23:00-04:00 >2015-09-28T23:15:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ix93rnmyj343p61j.jpg" width="514" height="689" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>No two people, let alone architects, perceive even the most frequented cities in the same way. How do designers experience their cities as locals? Archinect got in touch with Scott Durst, owner of Chicago-based <a href="http://archinect.com/sedurst" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">seDURST</a>, who shared a snappy list of go-to places where he likes to spend his "spiritual off-time" around the city.</p><p>Oh, Chicago: Home to nearly 3 million people and, of course, the great abundance of&nbsp; landmarks that draw in some 40 million visitors every year. Moving forward from its rich architectural history, the city will host the very first <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial: The State of the Art of Architecture</a>, starting October 3. So whether you're planning your first or your 10th voyage to the Windy City, give Scott Durst's suggestions a whirl. You might discover something new.</p><p>1. <strong>The J. Parker &mdash; Chicago Rooftop Restaurant</strong><br>1816 N Clark Street, 13th Floor, Chicago IL, 60614</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2q/2qyf2c0uqtmo54hf.jpg"></p><p>I recommend this Lincoln Park retreat because it's a roof top bar overlooking Lake Michigan and downtown C...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/137414997/new-rafael-vi-oly-skyscraper-will-be-tallest-in-chicago-s-south-loop New Rafael Viñoly skyscraper will be tallest in Chicago's South Loop Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-09-24T13:33:00-04:00 >2015-09-28T23:10:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1fetdbly4w48dub2.jpg" width="514" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, which also designed the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business in Hyde Park, the 792-unit building would be the first of three that Crescent Heights plans just south of the park. [...] Crescent Heights has become one of the busiest apartment buyers in downtown Chicago, recently paying $126 million for a 298-unit apartment building in the South Loop. It also owns 160 rental condominiums in Walton on the Park, a Gold Coast high-rise.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on development in Chicago:</p><ul><li><a title="Obama Presidential Center competition attracts 140 firms, early 2016 selection date of architect expected to be delayed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137263124/obama-presidential-center-competition-attracts-140-firms-early-2016-selection-date-of-architect-expected-to-be-delayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama Presidential Center competition attracts 140 firms, early 2016 selection date of architect expected to be delayed</a></li><li><a title="Requirements for affordable housing in Chicago under attack from developers" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135731795/requirements-for-affordable-housing-in-chicago-under-attack-from-developers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Requirements for affordable housing in Chicago under attack from developers</a></li><li><a title="In Chicago, forming economically integrated suburbs is more complex than it looks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132341095/in-chicago-forming-economically-integrated-suburbs-is-more-complex-than-it-looks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Chicago, forming economically integrated suburbs is more complex than it looks</a></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 anxiety for its future remains</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/137263124/obama-presidential-center-competition-attracts-140-firms-early-2016-selection-date-of-architect-expected-to-be-delayed Obama Presidential Center competition attracts 140 firms, early 2016 selection date of architect expected to be delayed Justine Testado 2015-09-22T14:30:00-04:00 >2015-09-28T23:55:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pi/pioguf4w3p2029bt.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The [Barack Obama Foundation] said 99 of the [140] firms were based in the U.S. with 'many' from Chicago...The Foundation expects [to shortlist] fewer than 10 finalists, who will be asked to respond to the still-to-be-released 'Request for Proposals.'...A Foundation spokesman said that given the number of responses, 'we are reviewing' the self-imposed early 2016 deadline for President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle to select an architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about the Obama Presidential Center on Archinect:</p><p><a title="First big-name architects confirmed for Obama Presidential Center " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135669065/first-big-name-architects-confirmed-for-obama-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First big-name architects confirmed for Obama Presidential Center </a></p><p><a title="Coming soon: search for architect of Obama's presidential center" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134491423/coming-soon-search-for-architect-of-obama-s-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coming soon: search for architect of Obama's presidential center</a></p><p><a title="Chicago will indeed be the home of the Obama Presidential Center" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127174306/chicago-will-indeed-be-the-home-of-the-obama-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago will indeed be the home of the Obama Presidential Center</a></p><p><a title="University of Chicago will reportedly win race for Obama Presidential Library" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126726246/university-of-chicago-will-reportedly-win-race-for-obama-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Chicago will reportedly win race for Obama Presidential Library</a></p><p><a title="2014 Chicago Prize winners envision the Obama Presidential Library" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120664296/2014-chicago-prize-winners-envision-the-obama-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Chicago Prize winners envision the Obama Presidential Library</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/136886902/get-lectured-university-of-illinois-at-chicago-2015-2016 Get Lectured: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015-2016 Justine Testado 2015-09-17T15:18:00-04:00 >2015-09-21T16:02:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/ooe0o4nc84z51ibc.jpg" width="514" height="809" 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 Fall 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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>For our next featured poster, the <a href="http://archinect.com/UICSoA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture</a> gets chatty in their 2015-2016 lecture events poster.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/di/dinlzb4fasbc5e15.jpg"></p><p>Did you catch that? Here's a breakdown of the events (upcoming only), just in case:</p><p>Sept 30<br>Tatiana Bilbao</p><p>Oct 6<br>Patrik Schumacher</p><p>Oct 22<br>Robert Somol</p><p>Oct 26<br>Sarah Blankenbaker, Douglas A. Garofalo Fellow</p><p>Nov 12<br>What's in a List? symposium</p><p>Nov 13<br>Imaginary Worlds symposium</p><p>Dec 11<br>Cropped exhibition</p><p>SPRING 2016</p><p>Jan 25<br>Adam Kotsko</p><p>Feb 3<br>Portfolio Day</p><p>Dates TBA<br>Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample<br>Greenwald Visiting Critics</p><p>M...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/136731745/get-lectured-school-of-the-art-institute-of-chicago-fall-15 Get Lectured: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-09-15T14:52:00-04:00 >2015-09-28T23:16:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r5/r5wdv8yaf6lrie15.jpg" width="514" height="771" 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 Fall 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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>Our next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/6087533/school-of-the-art-institute-of-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of the Art Institute of Chicago</a> with their Fall 2015 lectures and events.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></strong></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events.</p><p><strong>Sept 17</strong><br>Nora Wendl</p><p><strong>Sept 20</strong><br>When and Where is Design Criticism?<br>SAIC @ EXPO Chicago panel</p><p><strong>Sept 24</strong><br>Meejin Yoon</p><p><strong>Oct 5</strong><br>Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi</p><p><strong>Oct 14</strong><br>Thomas Daniell</p><p><strong>Nov 2</strong><br>Wieki Somers</p><p><strong>Nov 7</strong><br>House Practices</p><p><strong>Nov 19</strong><br>Martin Kastner</p><p><strong>Local Anxieties: Relocating Architecture in a Global Public Space</strong><br><strong>Sept 30</strong>: Panel 1, Chicago (SAIC): "Death and Afterlife of the Post-Industrial City"<br><strong>Nov 17</strong>: Panel 2, New York (MoMA): "Going Global?...</p>