Preservation Snapshots Lectures


Chicago Architecture Biennial

Landmarks Illinois is pleased to be an Affiliate Program Partner with the Chicago Architecture Biennial for a special Preservation Snapshots lecture series this fall. The Chicago Architecture Biennial seeks to convene the world’s leading practitioners, theorists, and commentators in the field of architecture and urbanism to explore, debate, and demonstrate the significance of architecture to contemporary society. It’s location in Chicago also provides the perfect venue to juxtapose contemporary design with the built environment.

Before It Was Hip: Adaptive Reuse in Black Chicago
Thursday, October 15
– 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Place: The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor, Chicago. To learn more...

Contemporary Architecture and Historic Context SOLD OUT
Monday, October 26
– 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free; Reservations Required
Place: Hafele, 154 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago. To learn more...

Farnsworth House: Flood Mitigation Plans
Monday, November 09
– 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free; Reservations required
Place: The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E Ontario St, Chicago. To learn more...

Dirk Lohan and John Vinci, two of the most vocal architects with opinions on the issue of a flood mitigation plan for Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, will present their views. They will be joined by Ashley Wilson, Graham Gund Architect at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, who will present the Trust's most recent proposal for flood mitigation. The panel will be moderated by Dennis Rodkin, real estate reporter for Crain's Chicago Business.

Art, Architecture and Community: Catalysts for Social Change
The Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative
Thursday, November 19 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Lecture begins at 12:15 p.m.)
Admission: Free; Reservations are not required
Place: The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor, Chicago. To learn more...

Catherine Baker, AIA, a partner at Landon Bone Baker Architects, will discuss the rehabilitation of the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, a cornerstone project of Rebuild Foundation's broader vision to reactivate underutilized and abandoned buildings in Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood as part of an ambitious movement of community rejuvenation. The unique partnership and expertise of Rebuild Foundation, Brinshore Development, the Chicago Housing Authority, and Landon Bone Baker Architects brought new life and meaning into the abandoned 1980s CHA public housing project-- showcasing the value of existing buildings as catalysts for social change through the integration of art, architecture, and community involvement. The Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative is Landmarks Illinois’ 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards Project of the Year.

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General Information

Experts in preservation - but also skilled in wit, humor and easy understanding - will present talks on a specific subject each month. Before each lecture there will be a Preservation Update, with announcements about upcoming meetings, other lectures and upcoming events related to preservation. Join us in our new location in The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor, Chicago.

Past Lectures

Photo: Farnsworth House, Plano (credit: Landmarks Illinois) Floodwaters crested on Friday, August 24, 2007, just below the main floor of the Farnsworth House.