Monday, September 08, 2008

It's the 8th of the month: Must be Time for the September Calendar of Architectural Events!

Yeah, I know, we're late. Apologies to the folks at Pecha Kucha at not getting up the September calendar up in time to promote what was undoubtedly another fine outing.

We still don't have absolutely everything in, but there are already over three dozen September events: Peter Eisenman at UIC, UIC's Robert Somol talking on Whatever at IIT, traditionalists massing at Navy Pier for a three day conference and exhibition, Landmarks Illinois's new President Jim Peters discussing the Chicagoland watch list, Thomas Corning on the construction of the 24 story addition rising above the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Building, Rico Cedro and Gunny Harboe discussing the rehab of Mies van der Rohe's landmark 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments, Thomas Vietzke and Jens Borstelmann talking about Zaha Hadid's Nordpark, a panel on Communist Avant-Garde architecture at CAF, Jose Oubrerie and Sanford Kwinter in separate lectures at UIC, a gallery talk by yours truly on CAF's new exhibition Boom Towns! contrasting signature projects in 19th Century and 21st century Asia and the Middle East, , Rolf Achilles lecturing on 19th Century furniture at Glessner House, Preservation Chicago's big benefit at the Marmon Grand in the Motor Row Historic District, DLK's Diane Legge Kemp discussing planning in China's rust belt and much, much more. See all the events here.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Don't forget the Mies van der Rohe Society/Glessner House Museum South Side Tour and RedBall Project visit IIT on September 20

Walk, bike, skate, or trolley to see a dozen historic sites—starting with coffee at Glessner House Museum and ending with hot dogs at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Start on celebrated Prairie Avenue with tours of the Glessner and Clarke house museums and the Second Presbyterian Church. Travel southward, past Chess Records, King Drive Walk of Fame, Frank Lloyd Wright houses, Prairie Giles Calumet Historic District, and more! Enjoy tours of IIT’s world- renowned campus and celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Rem Koolhaas-designed McCormick Tribune Campus Center and Helmut Jahn-designed State Street Village. End with a panel discussion about upcoming development of IIT Main Campus and the area around it.

Rain or shine, this event is FREE and families are welcome.

Reservations are recommended by contacting 312.567.5025, or register online -