Jan, 19, 2011,
4:43 PM

A New Look at Spiritual Spaces

Mark your calendars for a truly unique Mies Society event.

A New Look at Spiritual Spaces

Sunday, Feburary 13

3-5 p.m.

Conceived by artist Jaimie Henthorn, this event seeks to relate the human body to the built environment.

Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, will share insights into designing for sacred spaces, including recent work for the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston.

Aerialist Elena Brocade will perform in Carr Chapel, bringing unexpected perspectives to Mies’ only religious building.

The event begins in the Pritzker Club at The McCormick Tribune Campus Center.

Tickets include lecture, performance, and refreshments. $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

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Dec, 19, 2010,
11:00 AM

Congratulations to CAF Patron of the Year Award winners!

On December 2nd, the Chicago Architecture Foundation announced winners of the 2010 Patron of the Year Award. Now in its seventh year, the award honors the commercial, institutional, and governmental clients that have significantly advanced Chicago’s built environment by commissioning and executing projects. 


All of the architects on the 5 winning projects are either graduates of, or faculty members of, IIT’s College of Architecture. The renovation of Mies’ 860-880 Lake Shore Apartments was also among the winners.


860–880 Lake Shore Drive Renovation

860 Lake Shore Drive Trust

Krueck & Sexton Architects


Aqua Tower

Magellan Development Group

Studio Gang Architects


Gary Comer College Prep

Comer Science and Education Foundation

John Ronan Architect


Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond redevelopment

Lincoln Park Zoo + Peoples Gas

Studio Gang Architects


Wilmette Public Works Facility

Village of Wilmette

Epstein|Metter Studio

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Dec, 13, 2010,
6:59 AM

Now open: the Mies Society Shop

Celebrate good design this holiday season with groovy coasters from the Mies Society online store.

Created just for us by Chicago-based surface designer, Noel Ashby, each set of 8 paperboard coasters features S.R. Crown Hall and Carr Chapel.

Pick up a few sets for stylin’ hostess gifts or stocking stuffers. Or poke a hole and add a hook to create statement ornaments for tasteful tree trimming.

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