Sep 30th 2015

Chicago Architecture Biennial

IIT Architecture Chicago is proud to be a partner of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, North America’s largest international survey of contemporary architecture launching in October 2015. IIT Architecture programming includes:

MON, NOV 16, 6 P.M.
JACQUES HERZOG
THE MCHAP LECTURE
Jacques Herzog is co-founder of Herzog & de Meuron the architecture firm behind 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, a mixed-use parking structure which won the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Jacques Herzog will deliver the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Lecture at 6 p.m. in S. R. Crown Hall, the home of IIT College of Architecture. The MCHAP Lecture is a key event in the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial calendar.
This Lecture is supported by Kohler Co.
IIT College of Architecture
S. R. Crown Hall
3360 S. State
Chicago, IL 60616

THUR, OCT 1 - SUN, NOV 15
LOUIS VUITTON SPARK AWARD INSTALLATION
The winner of the 2015 Louis Vuitton Spark Award will be celebrated with an installation based upon his winning project in the Louis Vuitton Michigan Avenue store.

The Louis Vuitton Spark Award, presented by Louis Vuitton and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, honors an outstanding student from the IIT College of Architecture’s undergraduate and graduate Cloud Studio program reflecting the College’s focus on the City of Chicago and “Rethinking Metropolis.”

Ricardo Fernandez received the 2015 Louis Vuitton Spark Award for his project, "Setting the Stage: The Weft," a proposal to create an east-west connection with a series of public spaces, within the Bronzeville neighborhood in of Chicago. Working with a local high school and  Goodman Theatre, this project explores new settings for learning that integrate art into the public realm, where creative collaboration can occur.
Louis Vuitton
919 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

CROWN HALL ROUNDTABLES
IIT College of Architecture will host a series of roundtables in S. R. Crown Hall on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday October 3rd.

IIT College of Architecture, S. R. Crown Hall
3360 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60616 USA

FRIDAY, October 2nd

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Roundtable #1: Emerging Voices
A panel of distinct design “voices” that are influencing the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.
Moderated by Martin Felsen, Assistant Professor, IIT Architecture
Dan Wood (Work.ac, New York)
Tatiana Bilbao (Tatiana Bilbao S.C., Mexico City)
Michael Meredith (MOS, New York)
Florian Idenburg (SO-IL, Brooklyn)
Paul Lewis (LTL Architects, New York)
Kim Yao (ARO, New York)

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Roundtable #2: South-North: The Americas
The roundtable will assess the role played by the first cycle of the the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize in the development of a “trans-American” discourse about architecture and the city.
Moderated by Fabrizio Gallanti, Lecturer, School of Architecture at McGill University, Montréal
Mark Lee. (Johnston Marklee, Los Angeles)
Jin Lui (SO-IL, Brooklyn)
Felipe Mesa (Plan B, Medelin)
David Barragán (Al Borde, Quito)

SATURDAY, October 3rd

5 p.m to 6 p.m.
Round Table #3: Research Chicago: Tall Buildings
Is Chicago still the “Silicon Valley” of Tall Building Expertise and Export?
Moderated by Michelangelo Sabatino, Professor and Director of Ph.D. Program, IIT Architecture
Hanif Kara (AKT, London)
Thomas Leslie (Iowa State University)
Luke Leung (SOM, Chicago)
Martino Stierli (MoMA, New York)
Anthony Wood (IIT – CTBUH)

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Round Table #4: When You're Having More Than One
This panel, UIC@IIT, is the first of a two-part exchange between the schools, and will focus on the status and possibilities of design criticism today.
Moderated by Robert Somol, Director, School of Architecture at UIC
Penelope Dean (UIC)
Alexander Eisenschmidt (UIC)
Sam Jacob (UIC)
John McMorrough (U.Mich; 2012 Greenwald Professor, UIC)
Pier Paolo Tamburelli (2014-15 Garofalo Fellow, UIC)

LAKEFRONT KIOSK
The Chilean architecture studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen, whose founders are IIT Architecture faculty and whose Poli House received the 2014 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architecture, has been commissioned to design a lakefront kiosk as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

The kiosk, built in collaboration with IIT Architecture along with others designed and built by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will be installed on the lakefront. The Pezo von Ellrichshausen kiosk will be located on North Avenue Beach.
North Avenue Beach
1600 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60613

IIT ARCHITECTURE FACULTY
MARTIN FELSEN, CONOR O’SHEA, PEZO VON ELLRICHSHAUSEN, JOHN RONAN, AMANDA WILLIAMS are among the architects taking part in the largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America from October 3rd, 2015 through January 3rd, 2016.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.,
Chicago, IL 60602
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m
Friday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MLA EXHIBITION
The exhibition, "Dialogues on Urbanization: Emerging Landscapes," examines landscape architecture in the age of planetary urbanization. The exhibition takes stock of recent disciplinary developments in research methods, design strategies, and representational modes in landscape architecture and urbanism through pairing eleven speculative and eleven built projects. The exhibition is open for viewing in S. R. Crown Hall, the home of IIT College of Architecture, from November 2 through November 9.
IIT College of Architecture
S. R. Crown Hall
3360 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60616
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MIES VAN DER ROHE SOCIETY EVENT: SANTIAGO BORJA AT CARR CHAPEL
Coinciding with the opening of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Mexico City-based artist Santiago Borja will present a site-specific work that responds to the architecture of Mies van der Rohe's Carr Chapel, the architect's only religious structure. Borja’s work engages art, architecture, and anthropology, and he has realized performances and installations at a number of historically and architecturally significant sites around the world, including the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye, and Richard Neutra's VDL House. Details forthcoming. Check miessociety.org for more information.
Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel
65 E. 32nd Street
Chicago, IL 60616
INSTALLATION open 11am - 5pm Thursday, October 1 through Sunday, October 4.
PERFORMANCES: 
RSVP required. Select desired date and time below:

Thursday, October 1, 4:30 pm

Thursday, October 1, 8:00 pm

Friday, October 2, 4:30 pm

Friday October 2, 8:00 pm

Co-presented by the Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Mies van der Rohe Society