A Photo Tour of Legat Architects’ New Gurnee Studio

We’ve toured the offices of dozens and dozens of architecture firms in Chicago over the last 14 years.  A few look just like any other office...

A Skyscraper Family Photo of 3Eleven and its Nine New Neighbors

The second Chicago building in recent years to bridge the separation of church and real estate developer is making a dent in the River North...

Controversial Maryville Project Gets Greenlight Paperwork

Chicago’s newest luxury lakefront high-rise is about to take off at the corner of Montrose and Clarendon.  It’s best known as the...

Chicago Lakeshore Fieldhouse to be Skinned Like a Fish

The Chicago Park District has selected Near North’s STLArchitects to build a new fieldhouse for Williams Park, at 2710 South Dearborn Street on...

Fifield and SCB’s Sinclair Over-Achieves in the Gold Coast

The most visible sign of the rejuvenation of the corner of Clark and Division Streets is the new Sinclair tower rising where a Jewel supermarket...

Another Oak Street Retail Upgrade About to Start

The not-so-gradual transformation of East Oak Street from a collection of upscale retailers tucked inside a genteel street of Grey Gardens-esque...

River North Building Wants to Skip Ground Floor Retail

The thing that makes a city a city is its people.  And the number one goal of responsible urban planning is to get those people out of their homes...

Streeterville’s Hotel EMC2 Looks Like a Tower of Tetris

The last time we checked in on SMASHotels‘ EMC2 rising at 228 East Ontario Street, it was covered in an unflattering green.  The good news is...

Recent Video

A Short Tour of Chicagoland’s Ultimate Kitchen
New Video Shows Off Wolf Point West
Crane Video Shows Progress on United Center Expansion Project
More Details on What to Expect From One Bennett Park
Chicago Artist Does an Architecture and Video Game Mashup
  • A Short Tour of Chicagoland’s Ultimate Kitchen

  • New Video Shows Off Wolf Point West

  • Crane Video Shows Progress on United Center Expansion Project

  • More Details on What to Expect From One Bennett Park

  • Chicago Artist Does an Architecture and Video Game Mashup