We Made #New History – A Biennial #Jane’s Walk

We had a dozen persevering people join us today on a Dearborn Street Jane’s Walk … and  despite the dismal, wet November day, we all stayed to the end and had a great time! Rolf Achilles covered tremendous ground in Chicago’s architectural and artistic heritage,  describing the evolution of office building construction by William LeBaron Jenney, […]

#Make New History: Join us on a Special Biennial Dearborn Street Walk

The act of looking to the past to inform the present has always been central to architecture. At a time when there is too much information and not enough attention, understanding the channels through which history moves and is shaped by architecture is more important than ever.  The relationship between art and architecture is a […]

The continuous reinvention of Chicago’s Palace of the People (aka the Chicago Cultural Center)

I just came across this lovely article by Iker Gil in this week’s Archinect, and I thought it was so loaded with great Chicago details that I wanted to maximize the number of people who’d read it. It originally ran in the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial blog, and contains a wonderful history of the building and the […]