Join IIT and the Mies van der Rohe Society for Mies’ 136 Birthday Celebration
Join the Mies van der Rohe Society and Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture to celebrate Mies’ 136th birthday and our successful fundraising efforts to rebuild the South Porch and steps of S.R. Crown Hall. Architect T. Gunny Harboe, FAIA, will talk about the current stage of the project. Enjoy a red carpet style cocktail party and mix and mingle with fellow alums and friends.
The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize exhibit will be on display with thought provoking architectural projects from North, South, and Central America. Founded in 2012, this biennial award at Illinois Tech recognizes excellence in built works of architecture in the Americas.
Venetia Stifler and Concert Dance Inc. will perform a brief dance piece at the South Porch as a crescendo to Dirk Lohan’s yearly toast to his grandfather, Mies. Lohan is a trustee emeritus and alum at Illinois Tech, a founding member of the Mies Society, and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Thursday, March 24, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
S. R. Crown Hall, 3360 South State Street
Tickets are $100 and $25 for students (ticket price includes a one-year membership to the Mies van der Rohe Society.)