How Bison will Take Over Suburban Wasteland

OZY Ι Sept. 29, 2016  Past the suburban fringe of Chicago, 60 miles west of Lake Michigan, the seemingly endless rhythm of curving cul-de-sac neighborhoods and strip malls gives way to vast expanses of green — cropland and wild prairie, divided by knots of rail yards where semitrailers wait to pick up cargo. Angular buildings are […]

Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces 2017 Curators and Theme

Architectural Record Ι Sept. 22, 2016  After the runaway success of last year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB), organizers announced plans for the 2017 edition. At a press briefing yesterday at the Chicago Cultural Center, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CAB officials named Los Angeles-based architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of Johnston Marklee artistic directors and selected Todd Palmer, associate director […]

Sparkling New Dorm by Jeanne Gang Opens at the University of Chicago

Architectural Record Ι Sept. 13, 2016  To make way for the University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons, the school demolished Harry Weese’s 1960 Pierce Tower, who’s stacked bays and neo-mansard crown showcased some of the University of Chicago’s least confident mid-century architecture on the famously Collegiate Gothic campus. Something of an inscrutable fortress, it thought little […]

A Lot You Got to Holler EP 8: Landscape Redemption with Ernie Wong of Site Design Group

EP 8: Landscape Redemption with Ernie Wong of Site Design Group  The A Lot You Got to Holler Cavalcade of Firsts continues, when co-hosts Zach Mortice and Ben Schulman sit down with Ernie Wong of Site Design Group–the show’s first ever landscape architect guest! On the agenda: shared streets in Uptown, Chicago’s many, many basket-case ruins […]