A quick study of Chicago’s most renowned feature on Fridays in February. This 4-part series of live presentations outlines the human impact on the city’s architecture, from grand commercial structures to humble neighborhood dwellings.
Fri, Feb 1 - 5:30pm We will introduce the structure of the Crash Course Series, and then dive into the earliest era of Chicago architecture. Learn about early Chicago buildings from wigwams to taverns. Concludes with an overview of the
Fri, Feb 26 - 5:30pm CT: In Part 2 of our four-part series, we will start with the dawn of the age of skyscrapers and the rise of the First Chicago School of architecture. Your host will discuss urban planning, from the White City to t
Fri, Mar 5 - 5:30pm CT: Part 3 of our four-part series begins with a sweeping look at home styles and vernacular architecture in Chicago. We'll also cover the glamorous Art Deco age and give a deeper look at Mies van der Rohe and the
Fri, Mar 12- 5:30pm CT: Part 4 of our four-part series looks at the urban crisis era and its impact on redevelopment and historic preservation. We'll consider the awesome ‘80s styles of brutalist and post-modernist architecture.
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