As one of the world’s leading institutions of higher learning, the University of Chicago is renowned for combining critical research and understanding of the past with free and open inquiry that drives new ways of thinking. The University’s campus reflects this duality with dramatic neogothic structures juxtaposed with provocative modern architecture conceived by some of the most forward-thinking designers in the world. In a new series called Sound Sites, the University of Chicago Department of Music and UChicago Presents will join past and present in music and architecture with performances by the Department’s performance faculty in some of the University’s most notable spaces.Read more
With significant roots in Chicago dating back to 1857, the wonderfully preserved hospital has been transformed into a 210-suite and guestroom Hyatt House and Hyatt Place Chicago Medical/University District, set to debut this summer.
Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Chicago Medical/University District, the first combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels located in Chicago, is set to open this summer in the Beaux-Arts classical-style landmark formerly the site of the remarkable 106-year old structure, Cook County Hospital, at 1835 W. Harrison St. on the Near West Side. This 342,000 square foot adaptive reuse project, part of a $150 million multiphase plan spearheaded by Murphy Development and SOM, in a design-build collaboration with Walsh Construction, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., and KOO, will also feature over 4,000 sq. feet of meeting space, open concept public spaces, a 24-hour fitness center, a food hall, medical offices, and a museum paying tribute to the hospital’s legacy. Upon opening, the hotels will be operated by Aimbridge Hospitality.Read more
Designing a Better Chicago, a collaborative initiative that spotlights Chicago’s storied design legacy, has announced the inaugural recipients of the 2020 DesignRead more
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently disclosed that 554,866 residents and visitors from the U.S. and around the world took part in the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, which closed Sunday, January 7. A platform for groundbreaking architecture and design projects, the 2017 edition of the global event featured 140 architects and designers, from 20 countries, selected by the artistic directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of the LA-based firm Johnston Marklee.Read more