Beyond Chicago’s gleaming downtown, how important is good architecture and design in our neighborhoods, particularly when it comes to redeveloping depressed communities?
And what about the harm done by bad design?
On Monday, Phil Ponce speaks with Kim Coventry, executive director of the Driehaus Foundation, which sponsors the annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design; Peter Landon, a principal at Landon Bone Baker, an architecture firm that won a Driehaus prize this year and is known for its community-based work; and Dennis Rodkin, residential real estate reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business.
April 12: Joining us with the latest in the world of the built environment is Blair Kamin, the Chicago Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic.
April 11: The Obama Foundation announced Tuesday three Chicago-based firms will lead the project management team for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park.
April 11: Dan O’Brien has embarked on what he calls his “Lenten architectural pilgrimage” for about 10 years. “The artistic effort that was put into designing these spaces ... were all meant to tell a story,” he says.