DOCOMOMO US Tour Day 2010

October 9, 2010
Architecture in the Round: The Life and Work of Bertrand Goldberg
Date 
October 9, 2010 - 12:30pm
Location 
Meet: CAF Shop & Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Tour Description 
Best known for his curving concrete structures, Bertrand Goldberg was a native Chicagoan who “broke the box” and brought new ideas and philosophies to mid-century Modern design. A student of Mies van der Rohe, Goldberg began experimenting early in his career with new shapes and materials that differentiated his work from the rigid rectilinear style of his mentor. Goldberg was passionate about revitalizing cities, and we’ll see projects he designed that were intended to inject vitality back into Chicago’s urban fabric as he saw it begin to decay in the 1950s. By visiting Marina City, Hilliard Homes and River City, you’ll see how Goldberg envisioned Chicago recreating itself as a modern American city. As a special bonus, we’ll tour the interior of Marina City and see why it is still regarded as one of Chicago’s most beloved modern icons. We’ll also visit Prentice Hospital, an endangered example of the innovative designs Goldberg developed for hospitals and medical centers.
Cost 
$38 person; $33 seniors/students; $33 CAF members
Reservations 
AIA Continuing Education Credit: 3.0
Farnsworth House PLUS by Bus
Date 
October 7, 2010 - 9:30am
Location 
Meet: CAF Shop & Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Tour Description 
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a founder of Modernism and one of most influential architects of the 20th Century, lived and worked in Chicago for over 30 years. This full day tour by deluxe motorcoach presents some of the greatest works of Mies and the architects that he influenced and inspired. The tour highlight is an extended visit to Farnsworth House, the renowned "glass house" created by Mies in an idyllic country setting. The first tour stop is at 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, the twin towers by Mies considered to be the first modern skyscrapers. Next is a visit to the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology, originally planned by Mies. This includes Crown Hall, which Mies himself described as his best work, and Carr Chapel, his only religious building. We also view two recent additions to the campus by renowned contemporary architects: Helmut Jahn’s State Street Village and McCormick-Tribune Campus Center by Rem Koolhaas. We then head to Farnsworth House, located near suburban Plano, about a 75 minute drive from Chicago. Along the tour route, we will see more great works of modern architecture: John Hancock Center, Lake Point Tower, Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) and others. A buffet lunch is included.
Cost 
$70 person; $65 seniors/students; $58 CAF members
Mies & Modernism: The IIT Campus
Date 
October 9, 2010 - 10:00am
Location 
Meet: at the Illinois Institute of Technology, inside Perlstein Hall, 10 W. 33rd Street, Chicago Northwest corner of 33rd and State streets
Tour Description 
The Illinois Institute of Technology is home to the largest group of buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the most influential figure in American Modernism. This walking tour traces the evolution of the campus throughout its history, with a special emphasis on the years 1938-1958, the time of Mies’ tenure as the head of the School of Architecture. The tour also visits more recent projects, including the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas) and the Helmut Jahn-designed State Street Village residence hall. The tour is operated with the cooperation and assistance of the Illinois Institute of Technology: www.iit.edu.
Cost 
$15 person; $10 seniors/students; free for CAF members
Reservations 
AIA Continuing Education Credit: 2.0. Walk up tickets available at the tour departure point (check in 15 – 20 minutes early). Advance reservations not needed.
Modern Skyscrapers
Date 
October 9, 2010 - 1:00pm
Location 
Meet: CAF Shop & Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Tour Description 
In the years following World War II, Chicago established itself as a world capital of Modern architecture. On this tour we examine many of the buildings that helped earn Chicago this reputation, from the elegant minimalism of Mies van der Rohe’s Federal Center to the brawny expressiveness of the Richard J. Daley Center. We also look at the “second wave” of Modernism with notable architects such as Helmut Jahn, and the rise of Postmodernism, as evidenced by structures like Philip Johnson’s 190 South LaSalle. Modernism is flowering once again in Chicago, and we’ll look at contemporary examples like Trump Tower, the Art Institute’s Modern Wing, and the recently completed tower at One South Dearborn.
Cost 
$15 person; $12 seniors/students; free for CAF members
Reservations 
AIA Continuing Education Credit: 2.0. Walk up tickets available at the tour departure point (check in 15 – 20 minutes early). Advance reservations not needed.
Sculpture in the Loop
Date 
October 9, 2010 - 11:30am
Location 
Meet: CAF Shop & Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Tour Description 
This walking tour covers monumental works by mid-century Modern masters (such as Picasso, Chagall, Miro, and Calder), but also lesser-known gems hidden among the Loop’s skyscrapers. Discover the changing relationships between architecture and sculpture, and learn how artists and architects collaborate in creating successful works of public art.
Cost 
$15 person; $12 seniors/students; free for CAF members
Reservations 
AIA Continuing Education Credit: 2.0. Walk up tickets available at the tour departure point (check in 15 – 20 minutes early). Advance reservations not needed.