Landmarks Illinois - 26th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference
Tours will feature the 1893 World's Fair site, Gothic Revival campus buildings, and seminal examples of Early Modernism by architects Pond & Pond, Barry Byrne and Frank Lloyd Wright.
For attendees interested in the preservation of Mid-Century Modern architecture, a special "Recent Past" track has been included as part of the program.
"Recent Past" highlights include:
Mid-Century Modern Architects Panel
Thursday, June 14
Museum of Science and Industry
57th St. and Lake Shore Drive
Hyde Park, Chicago
"Experience the Era – Firsthand:" A Discussion with Local Architecture Icons who will discuss their prolific careers, via an open dialogue, and offer the audience an unparalleled opportunity to visit the era firsthand through personal accounts, anecdotes and experiences. Discussion will include the academic forces influencing design interests, economic and cultural divides, emerging technologies, Chicago’s “incubator” firms (and the work and personnel they produced) and the life-long partnerships and friendships developed alongside professional competitions. Participants will also give their thoughts on the preservation community now embracing the need to protect the Mid-Century architecture they produced.
Moderator: Joseph Rosa, Curator of Architecture, Art Institute of Chicago
Enjoy drink and hors d'oeuvres in the last surviving major structure from the 1893 World's Columbia Exposition.