Monday, May 01, 2006

Great Chicago Places, Bernard Tschumi among events on May Chicago architecture calendar

Things may be winding down a bit as we move towards summer, but there's still a full calendar of architecture related events in Chicago for May. At the enter is the annual Great Chicago Spaces and Places over the weekend of May 19th through 21st, which includes over 200 free tours led by celebrities (Geoffrey Baer and Bill Curtis) the architects of some of the city's newest buildings (John Ronan and James Goettsch), as well as inside looks from movers and shakers such as Millennium Park's Ed Uhlir and the Congress for New Urbanism's John Norquist. It all kicks off with a conversation with Jaime Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, IIT Dean or Architecture Donna Robertson and writer and critic Lee Bey. Architect Bernard Tschumi comes to the Art Institute on May 9th, and other topics range all the way from covering the Eisenhower Expressway in Oak Park, to Gunny Harboe talking at a CAF lunchtime lecture about restoring the cornice to Louis Sullivan's Carson Pirie Scott building. Check out all the events here.

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