A school at the University of Chicago is opening itself up to the South Side through public policy and architecture, with help from Theaster Gates.
The design school at Chicago’s IIT is a direct descendant of the Bauhaus. Its slick new building is, in some ways, everything the Bauhaus was not.
An exhibition at the Elmhurst Art Museum shows how the Bauhaus was defined by its conflicting ideologies.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to step down may give critics of the library plan more time and room to negotiate.
The idiosyncratic art of Edgar Miller (1899-1993) has long been hidden behind closed doors. Finally, Chicagoans are getting more opportunities to see it.
In the suburb of Waukegan, Illinois, the design firm JGMA has turned an abandoned Kmart into a bright new home for Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep.
St. Louis’ Gateway Arch once stood in splendid isolation. A new $380-million renovation of its grounds brings it closer to downtown.
The book Third Coast Atlas seeks to illuminate the Great Lakes—America’s “third coast”—through maps, plans, photos, and more.
With solar energy, recycling, computers, and personal mass transit, the 1960s-era Minnesota Experimental City was a prescient and hopeful vision of the urban future. A new documentary tells its story.
Three exhibits showcase Chicago’s architectural and cultural riches outside of downtown.
Invited to dream up the future of the Chicago Riverwalk, designers imagine everything from lush wetlands to a filtered “swimming bowl.”
The Chicago Architecture Biennial, the biggest architecture festival in the country, reveals up-and-coming designers turning to the mundanities of everyday life for inspiration.
As the technology firm plans to build a village in Silicon Valley, history suggests what can sustain a company town long after its founders are gone.
Opening this fall, the second edition of North America’s biggest architecture event will focus on design history and the power of the image.
A Chicago community college has invested in new architecture and high-tech simulations to prepare its students for jobs in health care.
A landscape architect proposes exurban shipping districts you’d actually want to visit (or live in).
Australian architects make an intriguing discovery when they peel back the layers of a McMansion.
The new Waterline Museum near Utrecht reveals another side to the Netherlands’ mastery of waterways and coastlines.
Heavy doesn’t have to mean ugly.
When it opened 75 years ago, Crow Island School revolutionized school design. It’s had many imitators since, but few can match its vision for experiential, child-centered learning.