Panel Discusses Challenges Of Preservation At Landmarks Illinois Award Presentation
Oct21

Panel Discusses Challenges Of Preservation At Landmarks Illinois Award Presentation

The nuts and bolts of managing and preserving a historic place were part of a fascinating discussion prior to last weekend’s Landmarks Illinois presentation of the annual Driehaus Foundation Awards. The subjects participants touched on were familiar to all preservationists—fund raising, attracting visitors, and what they might do if a big company offered an equally big check, with a slight catch. Glessner House Museum’s executive...

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Preservation Efforts Recognized At Landmarks Illinois Driehaus Awards Presentation
Oct21

Preservation Efforts Recognized At Landmarks Illinois Driehaus Awards Presentation

Rebuild Foundation took home the Project of the Year Award for its Dorchester Art + Housing project. The initiative reused the townhouses of an abandoned public housing development in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, and converted a blighted block into something far different—a cultural hub focused around an active art center, along with 32 mixed-income rental units. Dorchester representative Demecina Beehn accepted the award...

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Preserving Thompson Center Should Be First Option, Says Landmarks Illinois President
Oct21

Preserving Thompson Center Should Be First Option, Says Landmarks Illinois President

Following Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s announcement last week that he plans to sell the Thompson Center, and that demolishing it may be necessary (to take advantage of the hot Loop real estate market), the building’s architect Helmut Jahn weighed in, saying repurposing the structure would be a better outcome. Jahn said the building does need upgrades, but it could definitely be improved and re-purposed for any number of potential...

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Driehaus To Receive AIA Chicago 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award
Aug10

Driehaus To Receive AIA Chicago 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard H. Driehaus, founder of Chicago-based Driehaus Capital Management, will receive AIA Chicago’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. Driehaus will be honored by AIA Chicago during the annual Designight Design Excellence Awards on Oct. 23 at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom. Driehaus has been associated with preservation and classical principles in planning and architecture. According to AIA Chicago, his sponsorship and philanthropy have...

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