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Chicago Architecture Biennial’s Fourth Edition, The Available City Opens to the Public on Friday, September 17

The fourth edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) will open to the public on September 17, responding to an urban design framework that proposes connecting community residents, architects, and designers to develop and create spaces that reflect the needs of communities and neighborhoods. Over 80 contributors from more than 18 countries will respond to... Read more »

Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces Cultural Partners Offering Fall 2021 Programs that Bring The Available City’s Exploration of Architecture, Space, and Public Use to a Broad Range of Contexts and Communities

More than 100 museums, architecture studios, and community organizations—including Douglass 18, SOM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 6018 North, Studio Gang and Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, and many others—will offer lectures, panels, performances,workshops, and other events in neighborhoods across ChicagoThe Chicago Architecture Biennial announced more than 100 city- wide cultural partners that will present programming... Read more »

Lira Luis Named A RIBA Fellow

Lira Luis is honored to have been named a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), a marker of her significant contribution to architecture and the built environment. She is one of ten elevated as 2020 RIBA Fellow Members. The Fellowship Panel recommended her to RIBA Council, who through its appointed committee, has... Read more »

U.S. District Court Grants Request to Census Citizenship Question Discrimination Ruling

Newly-discovered documents confirm administration’s intent to deprive minorities of equal representation In a new potential block to the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, on June 20, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge George J. Hazel granted a request from Advancing Justice | AAJC (Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC) and MALDEF (Mexican... Read more »

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 »


Renowned Performer will be Awarded the Gold Hugo Career Achievement Award at the Festival. The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, announced today that film and theater legend Sir Patrick Stewart will be honored with the Gold Hugo Career Achievement Award. The award will be presented on October 25, 2017 at a special... 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 »

NeoCon 2012 is Next Week!

NeoCon, North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors — has invited Lira Luis, AIA, RIBA, LEED AP BD+C (Principal Architect of ALLL) and Anne Scarlett, LEED AP (President of Scarlett Consulting) to be speakers at its annual conference in Chicago on June 13, 2012 at 9:30am. Lira and Anne’s session W303 entitled... Read more »

Mobilizing The Cube

“In a 2010 study conducted by IDC, the IT research form projected that by 2012, the total of office-based, non-office based and home based mobile workers will grow to nearly 1.2 billion people representing more than a third of the worlds workforce.  Gartner Group claims that less than 20% of the Global 2000 will have reached a level of maturity to support a distributed workforce.  So, it’s no wonder that stats from GartnerGroup and an article in BusinessWeek indicated that anywhere between 40-60% of office space sits empty.  The fact is, the old logic of real estate doesn’t work.  The notion that one, fixed space will support the unique ways in which people work and the agility business needs to be competitive.  Flexible workspace practices whether it co-working, membership programs, semi-private or private offices provide individuals and business with the ability to align their office space with their workstyle and business needs,” explains Lori Ziesmer, General Manager of OfficeLinks.
Quintessential start-up companies had been traditionally started out of one’s garage or that spare bedroom in the house. It seems likely that the virtual office, with the blending of home and work where the ultimate goal is that of efficiency, becomes a natural alternative to setting up an office. Technology plays an important role in the... Read more »