“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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Chicago Architecture Biennial Closes Shop In One More Week
Dec28

Chicago Architecture Biennial Closes Shop In One More Week

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. Thousands of...

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Once A Storefront, The Ukrainian Institute Of Modern Art Now Gives Artists An Airy Gallery Space
Dec15

Once A Storefront, The Ukrainian Institute Of Modern Art Now Gives Artists An Airy Gallery Space

One of the best things about the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s annual Open House Chicago event is its variety. This week Chicago Architecture features two sites from the 2015 OHC that illustrate the wide range of structures open to the public for tours. Later this week, we’ll look at the Inter-Continental Hotel on the Magnificent Mile. Today, let’s venture a bit west to Ukrainian Village, and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art...

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Stanley Tigerman on the Chicago Architecture Biennial
Oct09

Stanley Tigerman on the Chicago Architecture Biennial

One of the legendary names in Chicago architecture has cast his eye over the Chicago Architecture Biennial… and he approves of what he sees. Architectural rebel-turned-elderstatesman Stanley Tigerman sent us a letter to the editor letting us know what he thinks of the event which opened last weekend.  Here are his thoughts:   To the Editor: As someone who has actually been to the Venice Bienniale (of both Art and...

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Status Update: Monitoring Mansueto’s Modern Morningstar Mansion
Aug26

Status Update: Monitoring Mansueto’s Modern Morningstar Mansion

There are dozens, maybe hundreds of web sites that ask questions like, “What can you get in Wrigleyville for $500K” or “Here’s what $1 million buys you in the Gold Coast.”  But you never hear, “What does $22 million build you these days?”  That question is being answered in Lincoln Park. The last time we checked in on local billionaire Joe Mansueto’s new mansion at 428 West Saint James...

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Modern Art Museum Expansion in Ukrainian Village
Jan24

Modern Art Museum Expansion in Ukrainian Village

For many Chicagoans, Ukrainian Village isn’t the first place that comes to mind when they hear the term “modern art.” In fact, most people outside of the neighborhood or the Ukrainian community probably don’t know that there is a museum of modern art sitting amongst the west side neighborhood’s architecture. That’s exactly what the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA) hopes to change with its plans for a new look and future...

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