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Architecture in Chicago

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Chicago Architecture.

We have 4 pages of Chicago Architecture selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages.

Chicago Buildings : news + key projects

Chicago Architecture : A-E (this page)

Chicago Building Designs : F-J

Chicago Building Developments : K-Z

Chicago Architecture

Chicago Architecture News, chronological:

Aug 15, 2017
Tours of SC Johnson Headquarters Racine, Wisconsin
SC Johnson Headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin
photo : Iwan Baan
SC Johnson headquarters in Racine designed by nial Invites Architecture Enthusiasts from Chicago and Around the World to Visit SC Johnson’s Frank Lloyd Wright architect
SC Johnson will once again offer free tours of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed architecture at its Racine, Wisconsin, global headquarters during the 2017 edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. SC Johnson’s Administration Building is the only Frank Lloyd Wright–designed office space still in use today.

July 22, 2017
The Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 – Special Projects
– a SO – IL and Ana Prvački collaboration and a Francois Perrin installation at the Garfield Park Conservatory

– Gerard & Kelly performances at the Farnsworth House

– James Welling photographs and Gerard & Kelly videos at the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower

James Welling Chicago, 2016-2017
photo © James Welling, 8183, 2016 from the series Chicago, 2016-2017, Courtesy the Artist and David Zwirner, New York/London
Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017

Apr 21, 2017
150 North Riverside Office Building, West Loop
Design: Goettsch Partners (GP)
150 North Riverside Chicago Office Tower | www.e-architect.co.uk
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150 North Riverside Office Building in Chicago
Comprising 1.25 million rentable square feet, the building is located in Chicago’s West Loop on one of the most prominent sites in the city, bounded by Randolph and Lake streets at the confluence of the north, south and main branches of the Chicago River.

Mar 16, 2017
110 North Wacker Office Building
Design: Goettsch Partners
110 North Wacker Office Building Chicago
rendering from architects

110 North Wacker Building in Chicago
The Howard Hughes Corporation® received unanimous approval at today’s Chicago Plan Commission meeting for its future trophy-class office building to be built at 110 North Wacker Drive, in collaboration with Riverside Investment & Development, Goettsch Partners and CBRE – the development, design and leasing team behind the recently completed 150 North Riverside Plaza office tower.

Feb 13, 2017
Willis Tower Renovations
City officials have revealed numerous improvements for Chicago’s tallest building, 233 S. Wacker Drive – the Willis Tower Building. Totaling up to $500 million, the renovations will include six floors of new retail space, an outdoor deck and a winter garden—all intended to entice tourists into the Tower.

Oct 10, 2016
Marina City Towers Chicago
Design: Bertrand Goldberg Architect

Inside Marina City

Marina City Towers Chicago Buildings
Architect Bertrand Goldberg’s distinctive-looking high-rises, part of a larger Marina City complex, are icons of modern architecture. This year, the Chicago City Council recognised the historical significance of Marina City by designating it a Chicago landmark.

Oct 7, 2016
Ansarada Workspace
Design: THOSE ARCHITECTS
Ansarada Workspace Chicago
photo from architects

Ansarada Workspace in Chicago
This is the next generation, Chicago workspace for Ansarada, the fast growing M&A financial data services company.

747 North Clark
Design: Ranquist Development Group
747 North Clark Chicago Building
photograph : Marty Peters

747 North Clark

Zurich North America Headquarters in Schaumburg
Design: Goettsch Partners
Zurich North America HQ Building
photo © Steinkamp Photography

Zurich North America Headquarters in Schaumburg

Obama Presidential Center Building
Obama Presidential Center Building

Vista Tower
Vista Tower Chicago Skyscraper

New Chicago Aerial Cable Car
Design: Marks Barfield Architects and Davis Brody Bond
New Aerial Cable Car in Chicago by Marks Barfield Architects
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Chicago Aerial Cable Car Design – 4 May 2016
The Chicago Skyline is a proposed new aerial cable car tourist attraction linking Navy Pier, the Chicago Lakefront, the Riverwalk running alongside the Chicago River, and downtown Chicago.

Chicago Navy Pier Competition
Winner – James Corner Field Operations
Buckingham Fountain Chicago
picture © Joe Lekas
Chicago Navy Pier Competition
Chicago’s most popular attraction reimagines its potential as a world class cultural destination. A shortlist of 5 architects was announced in Nov 2011 with the winner being posted here in Mar 2012. The five shortlisted design teams were led by AECOM, Aedas Architects, James Corner Field Operations, Xavier Vendrell Studio and !melk.

Aqua Tower
Design: Studio Gang Architects
Aqua Tower Chicago
picture from architects

New Chicago Skyscraper design
This 82-story Chicago skyscraper building totals 1.9 million sqft in area and was completed 2010 at an approximate cost of $300M for the Magellan Development Group. The architecture style is innovative and eyecatching, with the slab edges rippling up the height of the tower.

Columbia College Media Production Center
Design: Studio Gang Architects
Columbia College Media Production Center Building Chicago
photo Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing

Columbia College Media Production Center

Key Chicago Buildings, alphabetical:

77 West Wacker Drive
Ricardo Bofill – ‘Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive
photo from architects

77 West Wacker Drive
235 Van Buren, South Loop neighborhood
Perkins+Will
235 Van Buren Chicago
image from architects

235 Van Buren, Downtown Chicago
Burnham Pavilion
Zaha Hadid Architects
Burnham Pavilion Millennium Park
image © Michelle Litvin

Burnham Pavilion
Burnham Pavilion
UNStudio
Burnham Pavilion
photo courtesy of Christian Richters

Burnham Pavilion Design
Chicago DeCarbonization Plan
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan
picture © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan
Claremont House
Brininstool + Lynch
Chicago house
photograph : Christopher Barrett, Hedrich Blessing

Claremont House

Chicago Architecture Designs – No Images

Major Chicago Architecture Projects, A-J, alphabetical:

860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments
1951
Mies van der Rohe, Architect

Key Chicago Architecture Projects, A-J, alphabetical:

155 North Wacker

Goettsch Partners

Aon Center, 200 East Randolph Street
Edward Durell Stone / Perkins + Will
Aon Center

Chicago Institute galleries
2007-
wHY architecture

Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center, 71 W. Van Buren St.

Harry Weese & Associates

Dearborn Center
Architect : Ricardo Bofill – ‘Taller de Arquitectura
Dearborn Center

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Chicago Architecture

Chicago Architecture Design – chronological list

Chicago Architecture Walking Tours

Chicago Skyscrapers

Chicago Building Photos
Chicago Building
photo © Joe Lekas

Chicago Architect

Skyscraper Conference Chicago
Chicago Skyscrapers
photo courtesy of Jan Klerks

Michael Reese Hospital Buildings
Walter Gropius
Walter Gropius Laundry building
photograph © Grahm M. Balkany / Gropius in Chicago Coalition
Gropius in Chicago Coalition Protest




Chicago architecture – divided into historical buildings and contemporary buildings

Early 20th Century Chicago buildings

Chicago Water Tower : William W. Boyington
Montauk Building : Daniel Burnham and John Wellborn Root (Burnham and Root)
Monadnock Building : Burnham and Root
Home Insurance Building : Chicago School, William Le Baron Jenney
Reliance Building : Charles B. Atwood of Burnham & Root
Masonic Temple : Burnham and Root
World’s Columbian Exposition : Daniel Burnham, director of Works
Chicago Library (now Chicago Cultural Center) : Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge

Mid-century Chicago buildings

Robie House : Frank Lloyd Wright
Chicago Theatre : Cornelius W. Rapp and George L. Rapp
Palmolive Building : Holabird & Root
Uptown Theatre : Cornelius W. Rapp and George L. Rapp

Contemporary Chicago architecture

Lake Shore Drive apartments : Mies van der Rohe
Inland Steel Building : Bruce Graham and Walter Netsch, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
330 North Wabash (formerly IBM Plaza) : Mies van der Rohe
Marina City : Bertrand Goldberg
Lake Point Tower : John Heinrich and George Schipporeit
Millennium Park : Frank Gehry, Kathryn Gustafson, Anish Kapoor, Jaume Plensa, et al
Willis Tower : Bruce Graham, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist : Harry Weese
Trump International Hotel and Tower : Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

Chicago Spire Contest : Chicago Architectural Club

Eli Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan
Zaha Hadid Architects
Broad Art Museum Building
image from architects

Illinois Buildings

Chicago Federal Center building

Farnsworth House

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