News by tag: Chicago

Chicago Riverwalk (Photo: Kate Joyce Studios)
Following the success of the multi-phase Chicago Riverwalk designed by Ross Barney Architects, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced the Chicago Urban River Edges Ideas Lab, which "will engage architectural firms to explore ideas for the development of Chicago's public river edges."
Photo courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial
The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced the more than 100 architects and artists who will be participating in its second edition, under the theme "Make New History" developed by directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of LA's Johnston Marklee.

'Architects Advocate' Launches

Headlines30. August 2016
By: John Hill
Image via Architects Advocate
Architects Advocate Action on Climate Change, a platform made up of "architects dedicated to healthy and livable communities, and guided by scientific consensus and reason," publicly launches on the first of September.
Jackson Park site as described in the 2015 project RFQ (Image: Obama Foundation)
Following the last month's selection of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects as the lead architect for the Obama Presidential Center, The Obama Foundation is expected to choose Jackson Park as the project's site.
L-R: Charlie Young, IDEA; Dina Griffin, IDEA; Billie Tsien, TWBTA; Tod Williams, TWBTA; Bob Larsen, IDEA; Paul Schulhof, TWBTA (Photo courtesy of Obama Foundation)
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA), with local architecture firm Interactive Design Architects (IDEA), have been selected by the Obama Foundation to design the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Chicago.

Lucas Museum Heading West

Headlines24. June 2016
By: John Hill
Rendering of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that won't be built on Chicago's lakefront (Image: MAD Architects/Lucas Museum of Narrative Art)
Star Wars creator George Lucas has issued a statement announcing he is abandoning plans to build the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago, where lawsuits have delayed the project since it was unveiled in 2014.
Image: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, courtesy of University of Chicago
The preliminary, approved design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro for the David M. Rubenstein Forum, a new hub for convening and scholarly collaboration, has been unveiled by the University of Chicago.
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Architectural Competitions: From Sketch to BIM

Insight18. May 2016
By: John Hill
Viscontini School, Milan (Rendering: Luca Stortoni; all images courtesy of 5+1AA Architectures)
One of the highlights of the Vectorworks Design Summit that took place in Chicago from April 25th to 27th was a talk by Simonetta Cenci, partner at 5+1AA Architectures: "Architectural Competitions: From Sketch to BIM."
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OJB at Lakeshore East

Insight10. May 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Steinkamp Photography
As part of the Vectorworks Design Summit that took place in Chicago from April 25th to 27th, Kyle Fiddelke, Principal at The Office of James Burnett (OJB), presented "Integrating Technology while Designing for the Public," focusing on the nearby Park at Lakeshore East.
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At the Summit

Headlines26. April 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Courtesy of Vectorworks
World-Architects is the Exclusive Media Partner of the Vectorworks Design Summit 2016, which takes place 25-27 April in Chicago. Here we give a brief background on the event and describe what takes place over the three days.