On Saturday, May 14th, the Chicago Architecture Foundation is presenting a symposium and tour covering the work of Chicagoan Harry Weese, a leading modernist architect and ardent preservationist.
Not only was Weese the creator of architectural masterworks, but he also played a key role in historic preservation, civic planning, and urban renewal. Former employees and clients, family members, historians, and critics will gather to share personal anecdotes and put Weese’s legacy in historical context.
And on Sunday, May 15th, CAF will host a tour of Weese’s work and his preservation efforts in Chicago, from Hyde Park to Old Town. The tour will be conducted by Robert Bruegmann, author of The Architecture of Harry Weese, and professor of Art History, Architecture, and Urban Planning at University of Illinois at Chicago.
Tickets are required.
Photo source: Ben Schumin.› Read more