Oak Park Village Hall: Learning from Säynätsalo

by guest author Matt Crawford Architect Harry Weese once described himself as a “man ten years ahead of a time that never comes,” but many of the ideas he had championed throughout his career, such as the lessons from Scandinavia, the importance of context and nature, the priority of human needs in architecture, and the … Continue reading

Don Draper Meets Bertrand Goldberg

Martinis, skinny ties, and cocktail dresses filled the Holiday Club on Sunday night. We packed the house with fans of Bertrand Goldberg and Mad Men for a viewing party of the Season 5 premier. If you weren’t lucky enough to join us, check out what you missed…

Metropolitan Correctional Center

by guest author Matt Crawford Mies and his followers believed that the steel-and-glass box was not just for corporate office towers, but that the form held the promise of a “universal space” that could house any function.  The adaptability of the steel and glass box is demonstrated by the Heating Plant (1961) at O’Hare Airport … Continue reading

Cast Your Vote to Show Prentice Some Love!

Do you ♥ Prentice? Thanks to everyone who Showed Prentice Some Love for Valentine’s Day! The five best valentines are posted and you can cast your vote by Feb. 16th to let us know which one you like best. The winners will get some fabulous prizes, include free beer and bowling at the 10pin at … Continue reading

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