Archinect - News 2014-07-29T17:12:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105242532/george-lucas-announces-mad-and-studio-gang-as-architects-for-his-museum-of-narrative-art-in-chicago George Lucas announces MAD and Studio Gang as architects for his Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago Archinect 2014-07-28T12:44:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T13:30:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qvs8aumpd8dxpbb.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Star Wars" creator George Lucas on Monday will announce an architectural team for his controversial planned museum on Chicago's lakefront: an avant-garde Chinese designer whose credits include Toronto-area skyscrapers dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe Towers" and Chicago's Jeanne Gang, shaper of the undulating Aqua Tower here.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p>Read our recently published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100175622/a-new-nature-interview-with-ma-yansong-of-mad-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview with Ma Yansong of MAD</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104481022/reminder-register-now-for-facades-in-chicago REMINDER: Register now for Facades+ in Chicago Sponsor 2014-07-18T14:49:00-04:00 >2014-07-18T15:48:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rnbb6laan3kb9uw3.jpg" width="514" height="116" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you haven't already done so, register now for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/facades_chicago_july_24th_and_25th/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ conference</a> taking place on July 24 and 25 in Chicago, IL.</p><p>Presented by <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> and Enclos, the conference will discuss the fast-paced evolution of fa&ccedil;ade technology and explore innovative, sustainable design practices. Attendees will have the chance to network with leading industry experts, participate in discussion panels, and learn through hands-on workshops.</p><p>The opening keynote will be <strong>James Timberlake</strong>, a founding principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8422861/kierantimberlake" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KieranTimberlake</a>, the renowned Philadelphia-based architecture firm known for its synthesis of art, science, and advanced research. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69381519/jahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JAHN</a>&rsquo;s <strong>Francisco Gonzalez Pulido</strong> will give the afternoon keynote, <em>Lightness.</em></p><p><strong>For more details and to register, visit <a href="http://www.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">facadesplus.com</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103114687/facades-early-bird-special-extended-register-now Facades+ early bird special extended - register now! Sponsor 2014-06-30T20:30:00-04:00 >2014-07-18T14:49:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vv/vvo2ms5tcmb757dx.jpg" width="514" height="116" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mark your calendars and act now: <a href="http://www.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ Performance</a> has just extended its early bird registration by two weeks.</p><p>Presented by <em>The Architect&rsquo;s Newspaper </em>and Enclos, this two-day conference in Chicago will examine the increasingly fast-paced evolution of fa&ccedil;ade technology and explore innovative, sustainable design practices.</p><p>On July 24th and 25th, Facades+ offers the incredible chance to network with leading industry experts, participate in discussion-based panels and learn through hands-on workshops.</p><p>Take advantage of the extended early bird special and save up to $150 on a 2-day combo.</p><p>Learn more and register now at <a href="http://www.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">facadesplus.com</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102721159/hok-unveils-obama-presidential-library-proposal HOK Unveils Obama Presidential Library Proposal Archinect 2014-06-25T17:46:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:11:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7aaz6m3yx0pw3e9d.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>HOK has just unveiled its design for the Obama Presidential Library. Although several institutions in Chicago have submitted their own bids for the new museum and library, the global architecture and engineering office states that it submitted this design in coordination with the Museum Campus Foundation, which is an organization comprised of a number of community groups located in Bronzeville.</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/102648775/editor-s-picks-373 Editor's Picks #373 Nam Henderson 2014-06-25T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:34:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7k/7ksd4up6agd1egs4.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the nineteenth edition of Screen/Print, Archinect excerpted from a new collection of essays titled Chicagoisms. - vado retro had a complaint "ragged right is, well, raggedy. widows and orphans galore. who did this page layout? it is not good"...</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2235825/terri-peters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terri Peters</a>&nbsp;penned a review&nbsp;of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101728824/rem-s-venice-biennale-is-like-being-immersed-in-a-stormy-s-m-l-xl-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-hundreds-of-other-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem's Venice Biennale</a>.&nbsp;Therein, she wrote "<em>The exhibition encourages dialogue, and feels like an exhibition of architectural research, not a survey of new trends in architecture</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/skqj35lt3dexhdgs.jpg"></p><p>For the nineteenth edition of <strong>Screen/Print</strong>, Archinect excerpted from a new collection of essays titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101798672/screen-print-19-chicagoisms-honors-the-windy-city-s-architectural-clout" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicagoisms</a>.&nbsp;A slightly condensed version of the introduction explains "<em>the title of this volume, refers precisely to those moments of productive interaction and wild provocation, of radical speculation and fruitful exchange, that Chicago is uniquely capable of inspiring, fostering, and implementing</em>"</p><p><strong>vado retro</strong> had a complaint "<em>ragged right is, well, raggedy. widows and orphans galore. &nbsp;who did this page layout? it is not good</em>"...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7o/7o87bsqy1s1jmkbq.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>In a video shot at his "<a href="http://daniel-libeskind.com/events/daniel-libeskinds-sonnets-babylon-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonnets of Babylon</a>" pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102097368/daniel-libeskind-on-drawing-the-forgotten-fundamental-in-rem-s-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind preaches the importance of drawings for creating architecture</a>.&nbsp;He claims drawing(s) is "<em>not a completely secular task...they have their own dest...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102624628/chicago-plans-architectural-biennial-for-2015 Chicago plans architectural biennial for 2015 Archinect 2014-06-24T11:58:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T16:58:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wq7pyp2mcmx6xf8r.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The upstart exhibition, which Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to announce Tuesday, will be called the Chicago Architecture Biennial, a nod to the prestigious Venice Biennale, which just opened its 14th international architecture exhibition. Chicago is billing its biennial as North America's biggest survey of international contemporary architecture, but the event faces a crowded field.</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/101780190/chicago-mayor-blasts-trump-sign-as-tasteless Chicago Mayor blasts Trump sign as 'tasteless' Paul Petrunia 2014-06-13T12:24:00-04:00 >2014-06-14T12:39:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yuflij7fgk2uayzo.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel belatedly jumped into the fray after a public campaign against the sign on Chicago's second-tallest building spearheaded by the Chicago Tribune&rsquo;s Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin. &ldquo;Mayor Emanuel believes this is an architecturally tasteful building scarred by an architecturally tasteless sign,&rdquo; Kelley Quinn, the mayor&rsquo;s newly-appointed communications director, said in an emailed statement.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Trump responds in his typical classy style...</p><p><em>Before I bought the site, the Sun Times had the biggest, ugliest sign Chicago has ever seen. Mine is magnificent and popular.</em></p><p><em>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/statuses/477121438994804736" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">June 12, 2014</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100632473/glass-cracks-below-tourists-in-chicago-skydeck Glass Cracks Below Tourists in Chicago Skydeck Alexander Walter 2014-05-29T13:30:00-04:00 >2014-06-04T09:04:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8a7h98ixml9y9779.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In what could have been a nightmare come true, part of the glass floor in a viewing box high above Chicago cracked right below a group of California tourists. [...] Alejandro Garibay and his family were taking in the sights at Chicago's Willis Tower on Wednesday night. The tower's Skydeck, which opened in 2009, is on the 103rd floor, about 1,353 feet above Chicago's downtown. [...] While on the glass, Garibay heard cracking.</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/100168297/spirit-of-space-interview-jeanne-gang-for-film-on-chicago-s-historic-shoreland-hotel-renovation Spirit of Space interview Jeanne Gang for film on Chicago's historic Shoreland Hotel renovation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-21T13:50:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:55:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1ts7n43koztbck9.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://spiritofspace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a> are known for their emotive, precisely choreographed short films exploring buildings and urban spaces. Their most recent film reports on <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26953/studio-gang-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a>'s renovation of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoreland_Hotel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shoreland Hotel</a>, a historic Chicago high-rise on the border of Lake Michigan. SOS's film looks into the guts of the building through renovation until completion, as Jeanne Gang and David Gwinn (Director of Design for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31146274/silliman-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silliman Group</a>)&nbsp;explain how they sought a balance between contemporary updates and historical mood.</p><p>Watch the film below:</p><p></p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/93044682" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHORELAND</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/spiritofspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99782034/aia-chicago-highlights-emerging-firms-in-2014-small-projects-awards AIA Chicago highlights emerging firms in 2014 Small Projects Awards Justine Testado 2014-05-14T20:26:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T21:58:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w7/w7qaa3wpv7c6ygn5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>AIA Chicago gave a big shoutout to some of the city's best small and emerging architectural firms in the annual 2014 Small Projects Awards. The awards program promotes upcoming small firms as a resource for design excellence and also the valuable contributions of architects in even the smallest works. Out of 96 entries, 13 projects received awards -- including four Honor Awards and one Special Recognition.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>HONOR AWARDS</strong></p><p>(pictured above) <a href="http://archinect.com/dspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dSPACE Studio</a> - <strong>The Wave&nbsp; </strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77865/paul-preissner-architects-ltd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Preissner Architects</a> &amp; Indie Architecture - <strong>Two Barns&nbsp; </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wc/wcr3e4cgx4agx8ft.jpg"></p><p>Johnson &amp; Lee Architects and Planners - <strong>Ping Tom Park Boathouse </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/50gaphojnmwvi864.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9096516/searl-lamaster-howe-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Searl Lamaster Howe Architects</a> - <strong>Harbert Cottage</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9eiqzd6wjeczhh79.jpg"></p><p><strong>SPECIAL RECOGNITION</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/393/illinois-institute-of-technology-iit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Illinois Institute of Technology</a> -&nbsp; <strong>Barnsworth Exhibiton Center</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zw/zw8mfrezl4v2o75e.jpg"></p><p><strong>CITATIONS OF MERIT</strong></p><p>Bureau of Architecture and Design -<strong> Little You</strong><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/egan93qnh7aqneab.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/20331764/dirk-denison-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dirk Denison Architects</a> - <strong>Cell Table</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m5/m50xfg00no5no721.jpg"></p><p>dSPACE Studio - <strong>Atrium House </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wp/wpi02q40cj4qyvyq.jpg"></p><p>Kuklinski + Rappe Architects - <strong>Woodland Dune Home</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bb5llfq0k1ybbl8m.jpg"></p><p>Lawton Stanley Architects - <strong>Grace Restaurant</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mb/mbi8g82w3rap4zwl.jpg"></p><p>Longo Park Design Workshop - <strong>Onward Reception Wall </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rv/rv4b3d54380et6gv.jpg"></p><p>Vinci | Hamp Architects - <strong>The Club for Modern Fashions </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z7/z781ejzr7k1cu4i9.jpg"></p><p>Wrap Architecture - <strong>Safe House </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/utmbhg88awio6i9b.jpg"></p><p>More details on each project at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/aia_chicago_highlights_emerging_firms_in_2014_small_projects_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98271389/chicagoisms-exhibition-renders-the-windy-city-s-architectural-history-anew “Chicagoisms” exhibition renders the Windy City’s architectural history anew Justine Testado 2014-04-18T17:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vr4fs8d4l4fvf7hy.jpg" width="514" height="528" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you find your way into the Windy City anytime soon, catch a glimpse of the recently debuted "Chicagoisms" exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago now until Jan. 4, 2015. Exploring Chicago's enduring influence in modern architecture and urban planning, the exhibition presents five new interpretations and critical analysis of "Chicagoisms" designed by contemporary architects and designers.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vo0hlvenxtuqo6f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6hfig5xg24ee0jij.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2hajsgh4sogobse5.jpg"></p><p>Find the event details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/chicagoisms_exhibition_renders_the_windy_citys_architectural_history_anew/" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97491281/infamous-chicago-public-housing-project-faces-redevelopment Infamous Chicago public housing project faces redevelopment Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-07T15:01:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:36:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0t3k1mtjp2hnt2f.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Little remains of Chicago's Cabrini-Green, a mid-century public housing complex once home to as many as 15,000 people. The poorly maintained high rises, rife with gang violence, were eventually demolished (the final one came down in 2011). [...] The Chicago Housing Authority hopes to see it all redeveloped soon. [...] CHA says half the new residential units to be market rate, another 30 percent public housing, and the remaining 20 percent affordable housing.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/97043636/why-china-is-turning-to-chicago-for-advice-on-its-new-skyscrapers Why China is turning to Chicago for advice on its new skyscrapers Alexander Walter 2014-04-01T19:30:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:32:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/125dc10742b72858151b9261ba8b368e.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, Blair Kamin, writes about China's building boom in his story, "Designed in Chicago, made in China." [...] "Chinese developers lack the expertise to do great skyscrapers," he says. "During the Cultural Revolution their architectural profession was decimated. It really became more about purely engineering. So if you're a Chinese developer, you go to Chicago."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Also read Blair Kamin's recent three-part series for the Chicago Tribune about China's building boom, "<a href="http://apps.chicagotribune.com/news/chicago-architecture-in-china/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designed in Chicago, Made in China</a>."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96110734/there-s-reason-to-celebrate-chicago-s-lakefront-path-project There's reason to celebrate Chicago's lakefront path project Alexander Walter 2014-03-20T17:09:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T19:21:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90cxrn64ftq1uxqi.jpg" width="200" height="105" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Great cities don&rsquo;t rest on the laurels of their great public spaces. They make them greater. That&rsquo;s what Chicago is doing here, despite the objections of naysayers who argued during the recession that the project was an unnecessary and unaffordable extravagance. But recessions come and go. We only cheat ourselves if we use downturns as an excuse to lower our sights and not build a better future. Now the future and better times are here.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/94960111/church-school-and-power-plants-make-chicago-s-endangered-building-list Church, school and power plants make Chicago's endangered building list Alexander Walter 2014-03-05T14:08:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T14:10:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/319a5f4a14ed2eaf36c543a6363c70db.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Catholic church, a theater and one of the nearly 50 schools closed by Chicago Public Schools last year are among the most endangered buildings in the city, a local preservation group said today. Preservation Chicago today released its Chicago 7 list, an annual collection of seven local, historic properties in danger of being lost to demolition or decay.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/94571042/get-lectured-illinois-institute-of-technology-spring-14 Get Lectured: Illinois Institute of Technology, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-02-28T12:54:00-05:00 >2014-02-28T12:55:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dzbuf7p52bmgkde9.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Since we've been receiving more submissions lately, we're gonna show off posters more often &mdash; and so you can see what events are happening in architecture schools right now!<br><br>Our next poster features another noteworthy lineup from the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events only. Note each lecture's time.&nbsp;Lectures are free and open to the public, and will take place at S.R. Crown Hall - 3360 S State, Chicago IL 60616</p><p><strong>MARCH</strong></p><p><em>March 5...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93958416/get-lectured-university-of-illinois-at-chicago-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of Illinois at Chicago, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-02-20T13:38:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T15:02:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0v/0vacj9od1rfg0o2p.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong></p><p>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season.</p><p>Since we've been receiving more submissions lately, we're gonna show off posters more often&nbsp;&mdash; and so you're in the know of what events are happening at architecture schools right now!<br><br>Our next poster comes from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Lectures take place at 5:30 pm in Gallery 1100 A+D Studios - 845 West Harrison Street, unless noted. Seating is first come, first served; please arrive early. Information and dates subject to change.</p><p><strong>MARCH</strong></p><p><em>March 10</em><br><strong>Sanford Kwinter</strong> / Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge<br><br><em>March 17</em><br><strong>Emmanuel Petit</strong> / P...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93084470/chicago-spire-developer-wants-to-resume-project Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project Archinect 2014-02-07T17:52:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/geev88pohms7ilgn.jpg" width="514" height="585" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Irish developer behind the Chicago Spire said it has found an investor to pay its creditors, allowing it to emerge from bankruptcy and possibly restart work on the long-stalled residential project.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/91916728/chicago-aims-to-light-up-architecture-to-boost-tourism Chicago aims to light up architecture to boost tourism Alexander Walter 2014-01-23T14:15:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:30:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6dcl3d2u9hew02yf.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chicago would be turned into a Midwest version of Paris &mdash; La Ville Lumiere, the City of Light &mdash; under a mayoral plan showcased Wednesday to boost tourism by spotlighting the city&rsquo;s architectural wonders. [...] It will start with an &ldquo;international design competition&rdquo; that invites teams of artists, architects, engineers and designers to envision ways to light up Chicago&rsquo;s &ldquo;buildings, parks, roads and open spaces.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88755843/perkins-will-selected-to-design-northwestern-university-research-building-on-old-prentice-site Perkins+Will selected to design Northwestern University Research Building on old Prentice site Archinect 2013-12-13T14:13:00-05:00 >2013-12-15T22:29:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j4/j4yfc9yre9osp93d.jpg" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the competiton seeking proposals to replace Bertrand Goldberg&rsquo;s iconic Prentice Woman&rsquo;s Hospital in Chicago, Northwestern University has selected Perkins+Will as the winning firm. P+W prevailed over two other shortlisted teams &mdash; Goettsch Partners/Ballinger and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/Payette &mdash; and will get to design the new 600,000 square foot Biomedical Research Building for the Feinberg School of Medicine on Northwestern University&rsquo;s downtown Chicago campus.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/87473058/architects-accuse-northwestern-university-of-blacklisting-firms-over-prentice-women-s-hospital-petition Architects Accuse Northwestern University of Blacklisting Firms Over Prentice Women's Hospital Petition Archinect 2013-11-26T20:24:00-05:00 >2013-11-26T20:24:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fab09b3b71e32811c32910b83c604a41.jpg" width="514" height="607" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the wake of the controversial demolition of Bertrand Goldberg&rsquo;s Prentice Women&rsquo;s Hospital, Northwestern University has moved forward with the process for selecting an architecture firm to design the building's replacement. Firms that protested the demolition, however, have been excluded from consideration for designing the building's replacement&mdash;and may be blacklisted from other projects at Northwestern.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85284261/the-absent-column-a-film-about-the-fight-to-save-prentice-hospital The Absent Column - a film about the fight to save Prentice Hospital Archinect 2013-10-29T11:15:00-04:00 >2013-10-30T01:33:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9kmxltf575xgeafw.jpg" width="300" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Modern architecture, and the fight for its value in the world, is brought into sharp focus in this documentary examining the battle over the preservation of former Prentice Women&rsquo;s Hospital in downtown Chicago, designed by master modern architect Betrand Goldberg.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The owner of the building is Chicago institution Northwestern University, which intends to demolish the unique brutalist building, composed of a nine-story concrete cloverleaf tower cantilevered over a rectangular five-story podium.</p> <p> The stage is set for what some preservationists believe will be a defining moment in the battle to preserve modern architecture, and poses the question, Who determines the future of the past?</p> <p> Directed by journalist and Northwestern alumnus Nathan Eddy, the film made its world premiere at the Durban Film Festival in South Africa and subsequently screened at the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam and the Architecture &amp; Design Film Festival in New York.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85221678/winners-of-the-aia-chicago-2013-design-excellence-honor-awards Winners of the AIA Chicago 2013 Design Excellence Honor Awards Justine Testado 2013-10-28T15:25:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:10:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qlxm23kxfxzmhpnp.jpg" width="514" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 58th annual AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards were presented during Designight at Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom in Chicago on Friday, Oct. 25. [...] The biggest winner of the night was Gensler, who received 4 Design Excellence Awards. Stanley Tigerman, FAIA was also honored with the AIA Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished work, leadership, and mentorship in architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84213969/prentice-hospital-could-become-modern-architecture-s-penn-station-moment Prentice Hospital Could Become Modern Architecture’s ‘Penn Station Moment’ Archinect 2013-10-15T12:58:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T06:29:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jspl20davqhv4z3y.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, as Goldberg&rsquo;s famous work is pulled apart by wreckers, nothing about its loss seems symmetrical or graceful. Within 40 years, the building transitioned from a proud symbol of civic renewal and design innovation to the victim of old-fashioned Chicago politics. The controversy surrounding the demolition of Prentice, however, injected the preservation movement into an urban design discussion with a presence not seen in a long time.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-10-12/news/ct-met-kamin-prentice-1013-20131012_1_prentice-women-bertrand-goldberg-prentice-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As Prentice comes down, stakes rise on its replacement</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82826538/get-lectured-illinois-institute-of-technology-fall-13 Get Lectured: Illinois Institute of Technology Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-09-27T12:40:00-04:00 >2013-09-27T13:26:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2e0py2z8jlt0ar3h.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Friday's featured list comes from the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p> <p> All lectures begin at 6 pm, unless noted.**</p> <p> <strong>SEPTEMBER<br><br><em>September 4</em></strong><br><strong>Thom Mayne </strong>/ Founder and Design Principal, Morphosis, Los Angeles<br> at Hermann Hall Auditorium, 3241 S. Federal</p> <p> <br><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>October 2</strong></em></p> <p> <strong>Christophe Cornubert </strong>/ Morgenstern Chair Adjunct Professor, IIT Founder, PUSH, Los Angeles<br> at MTCC Auditorium, 3201 S. State</p> <p> <em><strong>October 8</strong></em><br><strong>Dominique Perrault</strong> / DPA Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris<br> at Crown Hall, Cent...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80609319/george-schipporeit-co-architect-of-chicago-s-lake-point-tower-has-died George Schipporeit, co-architect of Chicago's Lake Point Tower, has died Archinect 2013-08-29T18:23:00-04:00 >2013-09-04T00:24:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l5/l5x0msun78m9xyrp.jpg" width="200" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>George Schipporeit, co-architect of Chicago's suavely-curving Lake Point Tower, once the world's tallest all-residential building, has died.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/80403315/editor-s-picks-330 Editor's Picks #330 Nam Henderson 2013-08-27T13:16:00-04:00 >2013-08-28T08:12:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ld5gse2br9i1e0q1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the latest edition of the <strong>Student Works</strong> feature, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/80085213/student-works-building-soft-takes-on-the-l-a-river-s-infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Soft takes on the L.A. River's infrastructure</a>,&nbsp;students from SWA&rsquo;s Summer Student Program presented projects such as; <em>Topo-Infrastructure for Health</em>, <em>Stairway to the Hill</em>, or <em>Performative Punk Playground</em>.</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a> posted&nbsp;some information re:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79843738/la-federal-courthouse-under-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the new federal courthouse, by SOM, that will be located at the corner of First St. and Broadway in Downtown LA</a>.&nbsp;In an interview with the LA Times architect Craig Hartman explained "<em>The goal for us is to not make that security visually obtrusive, so you have a sense of openness and a generosity of public spirit</em>".</p> <p> <strong>sameolddoctor</strong> quipped "<em>This is great, we are back to the late 70s</em>"&nbsp;while first-time commentator <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/32343702/lesley-castle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lesley Castle</a>&nbsp;chimed in "<em>Not a fan from the looks of this.&nbsp; Could be better</em>".</p> <p> KCRW&rsquo;s Frances Anderton spoke with Raphael Sperry, Beverly Prior and Joe Day to answer <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79933910/should-architects-design-for-solitary-confinement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Should Architects Design for Solitary Confinement?</a>&nbsp;Archinector <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/66765438/christine-pierron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christine Pierron</a>&nbsp;took a principled ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80072327/back-to-never-land-chicago-exhibition-honors-remarkable-never-builts Back to Never Land: Chicago exhibition honors remarkable never-builts Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-22T16:48:00-04:00 >2013-08-28T03:13:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iz/izyrfn4a2ss76ss6.jpg" width="514" height="251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The exhibition re-envisions a series of urban environments that are typical for Chicago in order to examine alternatives to the way architecture engages the city. It is a collaborative effort by five teams &ndash; David Brown, Alexander Eisenschmidt, Studio Gang, Stanley Tigerman, and UrbanLab &ndash; determined to find potentials for spatial, material, programmatic, and organizational invention within the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Same as it never was? What inspires a city to look back on abandoned plans? Along with the success of A+D Museum's "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/78446579/the-science-fiction-of-never-built-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Never Built: Los Angeles</a>", and anticipating the Bay Area's "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79932291/unbuilt-sf-showcases-past-and-future-bay-area-architecture-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unbuilt San Francisco</a>", <a href="http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design/2013/08/exploring-chicagos-lunatic-never-built-visionary-architecture/6610/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Atlantic Cities</em></a> took a look at "City Works: Provocations for Chicago's Urban Future" at <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/expo_72.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Expo 72</a> in Chicago. Originally presented at the 2012 Venice Biennale by University of Illinois at Chicago professor <a href="http://www.aeisenschmidt.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Eisenschmidt</a>, the collection of alternate striking visions for the city will be on display through September 29.</p> <p> The exhibition includes a panorama of the Chicago skyline, where viewers can use the <a href="http://phantomcity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phantom City app</a>&nbsp;to pinpoint 100+ of these remarkable, unrealized structures, including works by Adolf Loos, Frank Lloyd Wright and Stanley Tigerman.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80010418/spirit-of-space-presents-art-in-the-city-a-short-film-honoring-chicago-s-public-art Spirit of Space presents "Art in the City", a short film honoring Chicago's public art Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-21T20:26:00-04:00 >2013-08-28T03:14:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a1raf1szf04fyrx2.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The success of a public work of art is measured not merely by aesthetics, but rather, by its magnetic qualities that inspire interaction. The art is a reflection of the City, the art becomes a part of the City, the art is instrumental in making the City.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Acting as poetic translators between cities and their citizens, the creative agency&nbsp;<a href="http://spiritofspace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a>&nbsp;uses digital media to showcase humanity's built environment, consequently enhancing the citizen's self-awareness and appreciation of architectural space. Their film for Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill, entitled <em>Art in the City</em>, visits a selection of public art installations in Chicago, presenting the structures within an engaged society, with quotations from their creators superimposed on the footage.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3hshpc8o3bnaox4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Art in the City</em>'s perspective contextualizes the art as truly part of its city, rather than tightly framing it as an isolated portrait. While not an explicit critique of the public art, the film and featured quotations are bold strokes, meant to inspire dialogue and enthused interaction, but not push a specific argument. In line with Spirit of Space's agenda, the film provokes questions of public art's purpose, civic relationship, and whether it "succeeds". Inherent to these questions ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77851435/building-on-community-architect-jeanne-gang-reveals-master-plan-for-new-university-of-chicago-dorm-complex Building on Community: Architect Jeanne Gang reveals master plan for new University of Chicago dorm complex Justine Testado 2013-07-25T10:30:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T11:08:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mz/mz9felgehi4yk9bp.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Esteemed Chicago architect Jeanne Gang unveiled the design plan for the new University of Chicago North Campus Residence Hall and Dining Commons this past Tuesday. Created by Studio Gang Architects and Mortenson Construction, the stunning $148 million project is expected to open in the fall of 2016 where Harry Weese's Pierce Tower currently stands.</p> <p> The new structures intend to create a welcoming "front door" to the University of Chicago campus and function as an easy gateway to surrounding communities like Hyde Park. Each building towers at 15, 11, and 5 stories, at 250 feet in length, and will house about 800 students. A diagonal path will connect the project to the nearby Smart Museum of Art and the businesses on 55th Street. Gang's project will also include designated retail spaces.<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nr/nr4lz363p8u82zh2.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg28qzi2qe1xttlm.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/oo3vltwhxvcwjznm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/nopuv8megyny2nli.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The bent-rectangular form and windowed exterior give the structures a rejuvenating contemporary appeal without being pretentious--an ideal combination for the modern college student. At...</p>