Category: Landmark

Registration Now Open for NeoCon, June 10-12

Registration Now Open for NeoCon, June 10-12
(Chicago, IL – January 16, 2019) Registration is now open for NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. Held from June 10-12 at The Mart in Chicago, the 51st edition will unveil the latest products from leading and emerging companies, as well as explore a... Read more »

Evolving Roles of Architects In Society

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With the tools, technology, and apps (e.g Room Planner, Homestyler Interior Design) available at everyone’s disposal, it seems like everyone can be a designer, or sometimes those without training in architecture & design want to be the designer — even your clients. Architects with training, view such, as frivolous and cause frustrations on what it... Read more »

Coming Together In Tragic Times Of Climate Change

Coming Together In Tragic Times Of Climate Change
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz shares her views on coming together for cities affected by major hurricanes, typhoons, tsunamis. A year after hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017 and claimed more than 3,057 lives, its cities remain haunted by disrupted lives of survivors, unlivable spaces, and lack of light. It’s never... Read more »
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Building Bridges on Memorial Day

State Street Bridge over the Chicago River in Chicago, Illinois. (by Chris Light)
Communities in cities around the USA marched this weekend in memory of those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. For others it is a time to relax, perhaps head to the beach, or barbecue on your backyard. Chicago honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our... Read more »

Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces the Co-Curators of the 2019 Biennial

Curator and educator Sepake Angiama, and architect and urbanist Paulo Tavares will join the curatorial team of 2019 Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu.  Both co-curators have international, research-based practices that look deeply at how the built environment reflects social structures, augmenting Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu’s focus on global contemporary art and spatial practices. Their combined expertise... Read more »

The Obama Presidential Center finds its center in the South Side

Getting excited to attend two of five sessions in the public meeting: 
- Designing the Obama Presidential Campus: Buildings & Landscape - Inside the Obama Presidential Center: the Visitor Experience and Programming
On Tuesday, February 27th, I attended the public meeting to discuss the future of the Obama Presidential Center. There were five session topics offered and one of them piqued my interest the most: “Designing the Obama Presidential Campus: Buildings & Landscape”. The buildings in the Obama Presidential Campus are being designed by Todd Williams and... Read more »
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Explore Virtual Practices to Make New History during the Chicago Architecture Biennial

An after-work session sponsored by the AIA Trust and the American Institute of Architects Practice Management Knowledge Community (AIA PMKC) will be held on November 9th at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, focusing how technology is impacting architectural practice—with an emphasis on how “virtual practice” is gaining popularity among various types of practitioners. The session... Read more »

Chicago, site of new TV sitcom to watch in 2017

“Chop Chop TV Show” is a hysterical, completely “American” themed sitcom, uniquely casted, and representing the perfection of millennial life – inclusive of race, culture and gender identities. The show launched through Chicago cable networks Comcast, XFinity, WOW, and RCN at Channel CBL25 on December 22, 2016 and can be viewed subsequently every Thursday evenings at... Read more »

Rachel Armstrong, PhD is Headline Speaker for RIBA-USA's Program at Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) USA will bring attendees of the Chicago Architecture Biennial to unusual experiences via a public lecture about “the idea that modern architecture designs for equilibrium – while Nature itself produces structures that are at far from equilibrium” in Chicago’s Fair Lady yacht. Rachel Armstrong, PhD, a Professor of... Read more »
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THE BRITISH ARE COMING! RIBA-USA CELEBRATES THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURAL BIENNIAL IN STYLE!

Contact: James Karl Fischer PhD RIBA President, RIBA-USA tel: 01.973.979.1984 fischer@riba-usa.org Chicago, IL — Just announced! The RIBA-USA, the American Region of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), presents programs as part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial! In the spirit of international cooperation and architectural fellowship, the RIBA-USA hopes to enhance international architectural education... Read more »