Cavanagh said she had admired the Millennium Park bike shelter for months before she found out it was designed by Cindy Muller. Lizzie Schiffman explains why the organization wants to showcase the achievements of female architects:. CWA anniversary committee chairwoman Marsha Spencer says anecdotes like these speak to the importance of increasing the visibility of female architects. Displays will include architectural drawings, photos and other visuals of local buildings and the work of local architects. Programming for the exhibition, which runs through December, includes workshops, tours and lectures, like the free "Lunch Talks" series June 18 and Sept.
Chicago Women in Architecture Celebrates 40 Years with Exhibition
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New York might be North America's architecture and design capital , but Chicago is where all of the good ideas originally emerged. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, groundbreaking architects like Daniel Burnham and Louis Sullivan used the city as an open canvas to develop the steel-frame skyscraper, and to a wider extent, the modern American metropolis. Chicago was mostly destroyed by a fire in , providing early modern architects an unprecedented opportunity to experiment and make their mark. For Mies van der Rohe and others like him, it was the perfect place to rip off the yoke of Beaux-Arts ornamentalism and start fresh. Chicago's early 20th century rise as an architectural testing ground came from a wild convergence of immense wealth, available space and civic daring. The international Chicago Architecture Biennial , which opens 3 October and runs through January, will put the spotlight on this legacy.
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The 15 Best Architects in Chicago. The largest assembly of international architects in North America will bring architects from more than 30 countries to the Midwest. Vote for your favorite in the poll below, and if you know of an architect who should be included, let us know in the comments section! Elissa is a holistic architect, designer, and educator who is dedicated to giving back to her community.