Historic UC Building Gets Expanded Mission
Aug13

Historic UC Building Gets Expanded Mission

One of the great things about a city as young as Chicago, is how old its institutions are.  The more I explore the antiquarian musea of Europe, the more I run across references to Chicago’s Field Museum.  The more I tour the art collections of Asia, the more Chicago’s Art Institute pops up.  And the museum at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute is straight out of an Agatha Christie Poirot...

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University of Chicago’s Gang-Designed Dorm Tops Out
Sep29

University of Chicago’s Gang-Designed Dorm Tops Out

From NEIU to Northwestern to the University of Chicago, local colleges are getting on board with the trend in academia to embrace leading-edge architecture.  The University of Chicago was one of the Chicagoland pioneers in this arena with Helmut Jahn’s Mansueto Library, and the West Campus Combined Utility Plant before that. Another starchitect is putting her mark on the U.C. campus.  Jeanne Gang’s North Residential Hall...

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Studio Gang Designs University of Chicago Dorms [Video]
Aug19

Studio Gang Designs University of Chicago Dorms [Video]

The University of Chicago has chosen the renowned local design firm Studio Gang for the construction of their new residence hall and dining commons. The firm is headed up by Jeanne Gang, a well-known name in the industry for her work on Aqua Tower, among other projects. She is a University of Illinois and Harvard University alum and recipient of the MacArthur “Genius Grant” in 2011. Studio Gang takes on each assignment with a...

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Slice of Life: Grotesque in Hyde Park

A griffin stands guard at the apex of a gate on the campus of the University of Chicago in Hyde Park.  Around it, various grotesques writhe and cling to the...

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Status Update: University of Chicago New Hospital Pavilion Project

A crane towers over Hyde Park as it assembles the University of Chicago’s New Hospital Pavilion Project. Hopefully that’s a temporary name.  The 10+1-story project designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects & Cannon Design should be done in 2012, and will add 1.2 million square feet of space to the medical...

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Status Update: University of Chicago New Hospital Pavilion Project

A crane towers over Hyde Park as it assembles the University of Chicago’s New Hospital Pavilion Project. Hopefully that’s a temporary name.  The 10+1-story project designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects & Cannon Design should be done in 2012, and will add 1.2 million square feet of space to the medical...

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