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    Archilecture 01

    By Chili Davis
    Oct 10, '06 10:25 AM EST

    Blair Kamin, Architecture Critic for the Chicago Tribune, will give a lecture at the Lawrence Technological University College of Architecture and Design on Thursday, October 12, at 7:00 in room A200.

    Kamin is a native of Red Bank, New Jersey. He graduated from Amherst College in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts and from the Yale University School of Architecture in 1984 with a Master of Environmental Design. In 1999, he was a visiting fellow at the Franke Institute for the Humanities at the University of Chicago.

    Kamin was a reporter for the Des Moines Register from 1984 to 1987. He joined the Tribune in 1987, covering suburban and cultural news. Since becoming the Tribune's architecture critic in 1992, he has written about the full range of the built environment-from skyscrapers to museums to parks to public housing. Kamin has lectured widely, with audiences including the American Institute of Architects' National Convention, the annual meeting of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the Ravinia Festival and Steppenwolf Theatre. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs about architecture, from National Public Radio to the History Channel to ABC's "Nightline." Among his awards are the George Polk Award for criticism, the American Institute of Architects' Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement and the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism, which he has won eight times. Kamin lives in Chicago with his wife, Chicago Tribune reporter Barbara Mahany, and their son, Willie, a student at the University of Chicago Laboratory School.

    In 1999, Kamin was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. This should be a great lecture and I encourage anyone who is in the area to attend.


    • Chili Davis

      Description on School Site:

      BLAIR KAMIN, the architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune, is one of America's leading writers on architecture and urban planning. In 1999, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for a body of work that included the six-part series "Reinventing the Lakefront," a critical assessment of the problems and promise of Chicago's greatest public space. Kamin graduated from Amherst College with a B.A., has a Master of Environmental Design from Yale University School of Architecture, and studied with Vincent Scully. He has been a contributing editor of Architectural Record and served on numerous design juries. He has been a guest on CBS Sunday Morning, NBC Nightly News, ABC Nightline, and National Public Radio. Paul Goldberger, the New Yorker's architecture critic, has written of Kamin: "It is fitting that he writes from Chicago, where architecture has always been taken seriously, but his work transcends his own city and earns him a place among the major architecture critics of our time."

      Please join us for an exuberant lecture by Blair Kamin titled, "The Creativity of Architecture: The Architecture of Creativity: The Broader Applications of Chicago's Building Art."

      Upcoming ArchiLectures:
      October 26, 2006 - Patty Johnson
      November 16, 2006 - John Peterson

      Oct 10, 06 10:57 am

      patty john-son > john peter-son > will the next lecturer be peter somebody? (sorry.)

      Oct 10, 06 11:16 am
      Chili Davis

      Yes, Peter Pattyson.

      Oct 10, 06 11:18 am

      you must mean Peter Patterson. common mistake :0

      Oct 10, 06 11:30 am
      Chili Davis

      Yes. But then, who is Patter?

      Oct 10, 06 11:33 am

      ah, yes. pure silliness has been lacking around here lately. more!

      Oct 10, 06 11:53 am
      brian buchalski

      i'd like chili davis more if his name was chet lemon.

      Oct 10, 06 1:05 pm
      Chili Davis

      What if it were Lou Whittacre?

      Oct 10, 06 1:07 pm

      lemonson and whittacreson might get you in the lecture series.

      Oct 10, 06 1:15 pm
      brian buchalski

      chili lemon?

      Oct 10, 06 1:29 pm
      Chili Davis

      Lemon chili?

      Oct 10, 06 1:33 pm

      i had a Lemon Artichoke Chicken Panini at Panera for lunch today. Not sure how good Lemon Chili would be though...

      Oct 10, 06 2:13 pm
      Ms Beary

      wish i wasn't eating right now.... just about dropped my spoon

      Oct 10, 06 7:52 pm
      vado retro

      whats that you say? chili davis was the jacque jones of his day???

      Oct 10, 06 8:58 pm
      Chili Davis

      That's funny because I work with a Jacque Jones.

      How about Lemoncello?

      Oct 11, 06 8:32 am
      Chili Davis

      The school's poster here...

      Oct 11, 06 6:49 pm

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