Oct, 15, 2010,
7:30 AM

Top 40, Chicago-style

Chicago’s Top 40 Artistic Breakthroughs itemized in the September issue of Chicago Magazine include Second City, Muddy Waters, the Dil Pickle Club, and Studs Terkel.

We’re delighted to see Mies van der Rohe’s IIT campus ranked as #2!

Read the article here.

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Oct, 14, 2010,
7:00 AM

October Bulletin Board

° A recently-updated unit in Mies van der Rohe’s 880 N. Lake Shore Drive is for sale. Koenig & Strey has the listing.
° A 1952 white St. Charles kitchen, 6-burner white Crown stove, and 1952 bathroom fixtures are available for immediate sale in Glencoe.  These hard-to-find fixtures are in excellent condition. For more information, contact Linda Semel.

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Oct, 12, 2010,
6:40 AM

Fall Lecture Series @ IIT

The College of Architecture at IIT is host to a series of stimulating lectures that are free and open to the public. Lectures start at 6:00 p.m. and are held at Crown Hall, Center Core, 3360 S. State Street. Find out more information.
18 October 2010, Monday Dana Buntrock “Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Tradition and Today” 20 October 2010, Wednesday Ian Bogle “STRATA SE1: Moving Towards a Self-Powered Environment”
25 October 2010, Monday Julie Snow “Design Performance” 3 November 2010, Wednesday Adrian Smith “Recent Work” 10 November 2010, Wednesday Curtis Moody “Recent Work” 22 November 2010, Monday Thomas L. Woltz “Stewardship and Design in the Urban and Agrarian Landscape” › Read more
Oct, 11, 2010,
9:43 AM

Architecture tour of Beverly Shores

Mies van der Rohe Society members and IIT alumni are invited to a motor coach tour of the noteworthy architecture of Beverly Shores, Indiana. In addition to homes designed by Harold Olin and other IIT alumni, the tour includes exteriors of houses that were built for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and relocated to the Indiana Dunes area by barge and truck.

Hosted by Mies Society members Joan and Harold Olin, a reception follows the tour at their home.

Sunday, October 17, 2– 5 p.m.

Home of Joan and Harold Olin
105 Wells Road, Beverly Shores, IN 46301

The motor coach will pick up and drop off from the Olin’s home. Attendees must provide their own transportation to and from Indiana.

This event is open to IIT alumni and Mies Society members.  To RSVP, contact Marian Quirk at 312.567.5000 or alumni@iit.edu

Harold Olin designed six homes in Beverly Shores. He studied under Mies, worked as a draftsman for George Fred Keck, and was influenced by the eco-friendly practices of Alfred Caldwell. Olin and other architects helped introduce the International Style and New Bauhaus to the Indiana Dunes. Harold had a career in architectural research and was responsible for re-writing the Chicago code as Managing Deputy Commissioner of Codes and Standards at the Building Department of the City of Chicago. He is the author of the text book that continues to be used by most architecture students, Olin’s Construction Principles, Materials, and Methods.

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