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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)