Chew On These Architecture Lectures

June 14, 2011

Hey, Chicago residents, did you know that you can construct your lunchtime around Chicago architecture each week?

Every Wednesday, the Chicago Architecture Foundation hosts drop-in lunchtime lectures that discuss Chicago architecture from recent research in architectural history to current projects around the area.

Bring a lunch to the Chicago Architecture Foundation Lecture Hall Gallery, 224 S. Michigan Ave., from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday and enjoy the free, 45-minute lecture. Reservations are not required, but seating is limited, so try to get there early.

Manseuto LibraryOn Wednesday, June 15, attendees will hear from Philip Castillo, partner and executive vice president of Murphy/Jahn Architects, who will discuss the design and use of the University of Chicago’s new Joe and Rika Mansueto Library and the impact it has made on the campus.

Other June CAF lectures:

*June 22: From Schoolhouses to Grand Palaces: The Development of the Modern High School in Chicago. A lecture brought to you by Dale Allen Gyure, Associate Professor of Architecture, Lawrence Tech University. A book signing will follow.

*June 29: The Rebirth of Prentice, a lecture on the Bertrand-Goldberg-designed hospital that has been on Landmarks Illinois’ “Ten Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois” list for three straight years. James Peters, President of Landmarks Illinois, will be leading the discussion.

You can also listen to past Chicago Architecture Foundation programs by visiting Chicago Amplified, Chicago Public Radio’s web-based audio archive of public programs held throughout the Chicago region. There you can find digital podcasts and visual presentations from CAF that you can enjoy at your leisure.

For more information on the lectures, visit caf.architecture.org/lunch.

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