Tour Four: The Architects Tell Their Story: Logan to Roosevelt to Gratz (Tues)
Chicago’s diverse and innovative architecture has made it the capital of American architecture. Join us as we visit three new Chicago buildings, recent additions to that architectural legacy.
Visit the Reva and David Logan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Chicago, which opened to rave reviews in 2012. The Chicago Tribune described the center as “spare and modern, but rich in detail.” With state-of-the-art facilities for cinema, music, theater, and visual art, the Logan Center will be a vibrant hub for the arts on campus and a beautiful new gateway to the surrounding community.
Tour Roosevelt University’s unique vertical campus, a 32 story highrise that houses dorm rooms, classrooms, laboratories and support facilities for over six hundred students. It is the second tallest university building in the country. Roosevelt considers this building the most important development in the University’s history since the Auditorium Building was acquired in 1946.
Explore the contemporary Genevieve and Wayne Gratz Center at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, which complements the original church built in 1914 while fulfilling the needs of today’s ever growing and active congregation. A review of this addition stated, “good buildings are like jugglers: they do lots of things at once without dropping any balls.”
Tour these unique buildings and hear from the architects about the challenges and solutions in creating these noteworthy new designs.
** Level Two (some walking on uneven pavement; suitable footwear recommended)
Buses depart from Clinton Street, just south of Madison, at 8:30 a.m. and return to same location by 3:15 p.m.
Note: All participants must check-in and board the bus at this location.
$85 (lunch included)
No Refunds available.