Thursday, October 19 from 5:30 to 8 pm
IIT Architecture and the Mies van der Rohe Society honor John Vinci and celebrate the new book by Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren: JOHN VINCI: LIFE AND LANDMARKS AT IIT S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street, Chicago
Upon graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture in 1960, Vinci went on to win acclaim for his pioneering activism for the cause of historic preservation as well as for restoring such early Chicago landmarks as Sullivan’s Stock Exchange Trading Room and the Carson Pirie Scott Building, Wright’s Home Studio and the Robie House and Burnham & Root’s Monadnock Building. Vinci has also designed numerous important residential and institutional commissions such as the Arts Club of Chicago and the award-winning Davis House that fuse the rigor of his early education at IIT with the stylistic brio of the globally important First Chicago School of Architecture.
- 5:30 p.m.: Reception
- 6 p.m.: Remarks by Robert Sharoff, John Vinci, William Zbaren (and other participants)
- 7 p.m.: Reception with Music by VanderCook College of Music.
Thanks to AIA Chicago, Alphawood Foundation, Architecture & Design Society, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Docomomo Chicago, The Driehaus Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, Graham Foundation, Landmarks Illinois, Preservation Chicago, Society of Architectural Historians.
Free Parking is offered for this event. A permit must be displayed.
Books will be available at the event. More info at Northwestern University Press website.