Old Cook County Hospital Building Gets a $3 Million Preservation Boost
Sep03

Old Cook County Hospital Building Gets a $3 Million Preservation Boost

You can do lots of things with money.  You can help someone in need.  You can buy a cat.  And with enough of it, you can save the old Cook County Hospital Building. The former Cook County Hospital (March 2009) A big step in the direction of saving that structure is coming from the State of Illinois, which has chosen the vacant hospital building to receive three million dollars in tax credits for its rehabilitation. The money comes...

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IIT Architecture School Names New Dean
Jun12

IIT Architecture School Names New Dean

The former dean of Tulane University’s architecture school, and former editor of Architecture magazine has been tapped to head the College of Architecture at IIT. Reed Kroloff  will take the helm of the Chicago school August 1st, leading an institution that has shaped those who shaped the world for more than half a century. IIT (Via Apple Maps) Mr. Kroloff should be a familiar name to Chicago architecture fans.  He was in the...

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“My job is done” — Stanley Tigerman: 1930-2019
Jun04

“My job is done” — Stanley Tigerman: 1930-2019

One of the elder statesmen of Chicago architecture has died.  Stanley Tigerman passed away Monday at the age of 88. Stanley Tigerman (Courtesy of Tigerman McCurry Architects) Born in Chicago, and educated at MIT and the Yale School of Architecture, his first job was for modernist architect George Keck, known for the House of Tomorrow, and his tenure at IIT. Tigerman is best known for the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. But he...

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IIT’s Main Building to Become Student Housing
Feb15

IIT’s Main Building to Become Student Housing

One of the great architectural institutions that helped transform Chicagoland is undergoing a change, itself.  The Illinois Institute of Technology wants to renovate the Main Building at 3300 South Federal Street into residences.  Right now, according to I.I.T.’s web site, it is used for “student services.”  It was built in 1892, and named a city landmark in 2004. The plan is to completely re-do the inside of the...

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IIT Goes High Tech With The Latest In Sun Shading For New Innovation Center
May26

IIT Goes High Tech With The Latest In Sun Shading For New Innovation Center

When Illinois Institute of Technology began planning its new innovation center, John Ronan, the project’s architect, came to one early conclusion. “It’s a building for innovation, so the building itself should be innovative,” Ronan told me. He certainly made good on that promise. IIT’s new Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship will fit nicely in the Mies Campus with its sleek, modern exterior. And, if...

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IIT College of Architecture Creates New Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize
Mar26

IIT College of Architecture Creates New Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize

Watch out Pritzker family because the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology is adding another architecture prize to the Chicago mix. The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) and the MCHAP for Emerging Architecture will be awarded every two years with the intent of, “recognizing the most distinguished built constructs of the North and South American continents,” the College of Architecture Dean Wiel Arets...

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Week Links: April 6, 2012
Apr06

Week Links: April 6, 2012

You may (or may not) have noticed that we didn’t post much last week.  That was because we were on a photo shoot at a client’s building.  Architectural photography is what we do here, and if you have an office, hotel, wigwam, or yurt that needs good photography, give us a shout. That said, because of our preoccupation with a client, not all of this week’s Week Links are “news” as in “new.”...

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