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Key Illinois Building

Farnsworth House, Plano
Date built: 1950
Design: Mies van der Rohe Architect
Farnsworth House
photo © gm+ad architects

Illinois Building
A challenege for this world-famous house is how to protect the building from floods. The Fox River is close by and the lawns above which this Modern home ‘floats’ are increasingly prone to flooding.

Illinois Building News

Jul, 2018
Knox College Whitcomb Art Center, S Prairie St, Galesburg
Design: Lake|Flato Architects
Knox College Whitcomb Art Center Building
photo courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum

Knox College Whitcomb Art Center Building
The Whitcomb Art Center creates a vibrant new home for Knox College’s arts programs and provides a fresh new take on Galesburg’s Midwest Americana charm. Crafted of pre-engineered metal, the exterior blends into the nearby urban fabric.

WIU Theater, Macomb
Design: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
WIU Theater Illinois
picture from architect

WIU Theater
The new Western Illinois University Performing Arts Center is located on the Macomb, Illinois campus. The building comprises two brick-clad wings connected by a two-story, glass-walled gallery. The building will contain a 250-seat theater with thrust stage, a 150-seat studio theater and a 1,400-seat proscenium theater.

Major Illinois Projects

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Illinois Buildings, USA. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the state. The focus is on contemporary Illinois buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

Illinois Architecture, alphabetical:

860-880 Lake Shore Apartments, Chicago
Dates built: 1948-51
Design: Mies van der Rohe, Architect

Chicago Federal Center, Chicago
Date built: 1974
Design: Mies van der Rohe, Architect

Chicago O’Hare International Airport – Part Redevelopment
Dates built: 2000-04
Design: Murphy/Jahn Architects

Crown Hall + IIT Masterplan, Chicago
Date built: 1940-
Design: Mies van der Rohe, Architect
Illinois Building

Farnsworth House, Plano
Date built: 1950
Design: Mies van der Rohe, Architect

Fordham Spire, Chicago
Dates built: 2006-10
Design: Santiago Calatrava Architects

The Ford House, Aurora, Illinois
Date built: 1947
Design: Bruce Goff Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright Residence, 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park
Date built: 1889
Design: Frank Lloyd Wright

Frederick C. Robie House, Chicago
1906
Design: Frank Lloyd Wright

HALO Headquarters, Niles
Dates built: 1998-2000
Design: Murphy/Jahn Architects

IBM Building, Chicago
1971
Design: Mies van der Rohe, Architect

Illinois Holocaust Museum
2009
Design: Tigerman McCurry Architects
Illinois Holocaust Museum
picture from architect

Illinois Holocaust Museum

Inland Steel Building, Chicago
1958
Design: Skidmore Owings Merrill Architects (SOM)

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation Synagogue, Evanston
2008
Design: ross barney architects
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation Synagogue
photo : Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing

Jewish Synagogue

John Deere Headquarters, Moline
1964
Design: Eero Saarinen

McCormick Tribune Campus Center – IIT
2003
Design: Rem Koolhaas Architects / OMA

Millennium Park Music Pavilion and Great Lawn

Gehry Partners

Museum of Bond Vehicles and Espionage, Momence
Gensler, architects
Bond Museum Illinois
image from architect

Bond Museum Illinois

Robie House, 5757 Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago

Frank Lloyd Wright

Sears Tower, Wacker Drive, Chicago
1973
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Chicago building

The Sporting Club at Illinois Center
1987-90
Kisho Kurokawa

Unity Church, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
1904
Frank Lloyd Wright

University of Chicago Hospitals – New Pavilion
2010
Rafael Vinoly Architects
University of Chicago building
image from Rafael Viñoly Architects

Ward W. Willets House, Highland Park
1901
Frank Lloyd Wright

William H. Winslow House, River Forest
1893
Frank Lloyd Wright

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Chicago Spire – proposed skyscraper

Hans Hollein – Education: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA: 1959

Illinois Office Building : HSBC North American Headquarters, Mettawa

Eero Saarinen architect of Illinois HQ building in Moline.

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