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CAC Live: Gothic Chicago

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

Gothic architecture, a stalwart symbol of the Middle Ages, was revived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, primarily in North America and the United Kingdom. While most commonly utilized in designing churches, the remarkable intricacy and verticality of the Gothic style can also be seen in many academic, commercial, municipal, and residential buildings

$8,

CAC Live: Daniel Burnham: Realist or Idealist?

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

A prolific architect, trailblazing city planner, and civic and cultural leader, Daniel Burnham has been described by contemporaries and biographers as both a pragmatic realist and a visionary idealist. CAC docent Marcia Matavulj dives into this apparent contradiction by exploring Burnham’s architectural practice during Chicago’s fast-moving progression from short buildings with load-bearing walls to steel-framed

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CAC Live: Murals of Chicago

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

Talented muralists continually expand Chicago’s citywide collection of public artworks, enlivening its architecture, reflecting social issues, and honoring both ordinary people and famous figures. This overview from CAC docent Maurice Champagne includes murals from the Progressive Era, the Works Progress Administration and Federal Art Project, commercial murals of the 1930s, community artworks of the late

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CAC Live: Chicago’s Riverwalk

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

The Chicago Riverwalk is a 1.25-mile trail along the south bank of the Main Stem of the Chicago River, between Lake Michigan and the confluence of branches at Wolf Point. This presentation covers the history of the Chicago Riverwalk project and highlights some features of this unique park—at the bottom of a “canyon” of world-famous

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CAC Live: Retail Revolution on State Street

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

The emergence of department stores disrupted retail in the 19th and 20th centuries. Innovative collaborations between Chicago merchants and architects enabled that revolution. CAC docent Brian Kelly leads this event's attendees on a virtual trip up Chicago's State Street to investigate the rise of consumer capitalism, exemplified by the massively influential, architecturally significant stores of

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CAC Live: Building Tall on Broad Shoulders

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

Chicago is where innovations were developed and applied to the design and construction of the world’s very first skyscrapers. Looking at engineering breakthroughs throughout the history of high-rises, this presentation showcases five specific structural types—each utilizing a unique technology that allowed and supported building taller and taller.

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CAC Live: Old Buildings, New Hotels

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

Driven by tourism, multiple historic Chicago skyscrapers have recently been reimagined as chic hotels. CAC docent Monica Rodriguez leads this online version of the CAC’s popular walking tour, Hotel Boom: Making Old New Again, which looks at the exciting new lives of a former athletic club, silver manufacturer and motor club.

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CAC Live: Gothic Chicago

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

Gothic architecture, a stalwart symbol of the Middle Ages, was revived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, primarily in North America and the United Kingdom. While most commonly utilized in designing churches, the remarkable intricacy and verticality of the Gothic style can also be seen in many academic, commercial, municipal, and residential buildings

$8,

CAC Live: Daniel Burnham: Realist or Idealist?

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

A prolific architect, trailblazing city planner, and civic and cultural leader, Daniel Burnham has been described by contemporaries and biographers as both a pragmatic realist and a visionary idealist. CAC docent Marcia Matavulj dives into this apparent contradiction by exploring Burnham’s architectural practice during Chicago’s fast-moving progression from short buildings with load-bearing walls to steel-framed

$8,

Urban Regeneration and Sustainability conference 2nd Edition

University of East London, London, UK University of East London, London, UK, University Way London E16 2RD, London

Urban regeneration has only proven to be successful when sustained which is why urban regeneration and the concept of sustainability go perfectly hand in hand. The populations within the earth inhabit more and

$250

Parallelism in Architecture, Engineering & Computing Techniques – Third Edition

University of East London (UEL) University Way, Dockland Campus London, E16 2RD, UK, London

As a result of the success of the previous editions launched in 2016 and 2018. Parallelism in Architecture, Engineering & Computing Techniques – Third Edition will be held in September 2020 in association with the University of East London (UEL) in London, United Kingdom. Parallelism as a way to understand and show the mechanism behind the interaction between architecture, environment and computing techniques. This

Urban Regeneration and Sustainability Conference

University of East London, London, UK University of East London, London, UK, University Way London E16 2RD, London

Urban regeneration has only proven to be successful when sustained which is why urban regeneration and the concept of sustainability go perfectly hand in hand. The populations within the earth inhabit more and more areas every day which is why urbanization still grows to be a challenge. The problems that are most commonly associated with urbanization are often

$250