(Chicago) – Commissioned to redevelop Chicago’s Navy Pier for its 100th anniversary in 2016, landscape architect James Corner stands at the forefront of today’s landscape urbanism movement.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will present an evening with James Corner Thursday, Oct. 2 at the University of Chicago. Corner will share his vision for livable cities, which hinges on public spaces that offer a high-quality experience. The architect’s plans to renew the public spaces of Navy Pier and other world-class projects will come into play as Corner presents The Ecological Imagination: Life and the Design of Urban Public Space.
Corner’s presentation at6 p.m., Oct. 2 in the performance hall at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., University of Chicago, marks the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s fourth annual Thinking into the Future: The Robie House Series on Architecture, Design and Ideas. A cocktail reception will take place at 5 p.m. in the Gidwitz Lobby prior to the presentation.
This event is in partnership with the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts, the University of Chicago and the American Institute of Architects Chicago chapter. Admission to the presentation and cocktail reception is $20 Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members/University of Chicago alumni, faculty and staff/AIA Chicago members/Teachers; $25 non-members; and $5 students. Tickets are available online at flwright.org.
Corner combines landscape architecture, urban design, landscape ecology and engineering to create innovative solutions for modern day cities, landscapes and social places. The British-born architect’s award-winning and visionary designs, such as the High Line in Manhattan, once an elevated rail line, and FreshKills Park, a former landfill in Staten Island, have transformed city districts and post-industrial sites into vibrant urban destinations.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization that provides public tours and educational programs at his Home and Studio in Oak Park, Ill.; The Rookery Light Court in the Chicago Loop; Unity Temple in Oak Park; the Frederick C. Robie House in Hyde Park; and Emil Bach House in Rogers Park. For more information, visit flwright.org.
The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary home for arts practice and scholarship at the University of Chicago. The Logan Center is a catalyst for collaboration and a marquee venue for concerts, exhibitions, and performances from world class, emerging, local, and student artists. For more information, visit logan.uchicago.edu.
The Logan Center is located at 915 East 60th St., Chicago, IL. Parking is free in the flat lot at the corner of 60th Street and Drexel Avenue after 4 p.m. and on weekends.› Read more