Chicago Architecture Biennial Closes Shop In One More Week

Rock Wall-6

You say you’ve got the post-Christmas blues? There’s no more glühwein now that Christkindlmarket is over and a shot of Jeppson’s Malört just won’t cut it even if they both have an umlaut?

Perhaps a jolt of culture will put you in the right frame of mind. If you haven’t visited the Chicago Architecture Biennial yet, there’s only one week left. On January 3, the Biennial closes shop after a successful three-month run.

Studio Albori-Makeshift

Thousands of visitors and architecture professionals from around the world have attended the events and exhibitions at the Biennial, so if you’ve been planning to check it out, you have a little time left.

The title of the Biennial, “The State of the Art of Architecture,” comes from a 1977 conference organized by Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman. During that conference, leading designers were invited to Chicago to discuss the current state of the field.

A number of exhibits have been staged around the city during the 2015 Biennial, with headquarters (and five floors of exhibits) at the Chicago Cultural Center at 78 East Washington Street.

The Biennial is open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday. The Center will be closed Friday, January 1.

Author: Bill Motchan

Bill Motchan is a writer and photographer, and a former resident of the West Loop. He can be reached at

Share This Post On