Dart Residential Design: Distinctive Materials, Sites and Spaces

This is the third entry in a series on architect Edward Dart by guest author, Matt Seymour Edward Dart designed around 51 custom homes in the Chicago area during his independent career.  No two houses are the same, but they all incorporate natural materials like brick, wood and stone, inside and out.  The majority of … Continue reading

Astor Tower Hotel: Goldberg in the Gold Coast

This is the first post in a series by guest author Susannah Ribstein The Astor Tower Hotel is an architectural gem hidden in plain sight. Located at the corner of Astor and Goethe Streets in the Gold Coast, it is a physically prominent but historically under-recognized tower designed by one of Chicago’s favorite modernist architects: … Continue reading

An Introduction to Edward Dart

  This is the first post in a 5-part series on Edward Dart by guest author Matt Seymour. Edward Dart was one of the most prolific Chicago architects of the 1950s through the 1970s until he died suddenly at age 53.  Best known for his church designs, and at one time referred to as Chicago’s … Continue reading

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