UChicago to build expanded Center in Paris

01/06/2019 - 02:00pm
The University of Chicago will expand its presence in Paris through the construction of a new building designed by Studio Gang, growing opportunities for education, research and scholarly engagement across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Expected to open in 2022, the project will double UChicago’s space in Paris and replace the University’s existing Center, which has experienced tremendous growth in interest and programming since opening in 2003. The Center in Paris was UChicago’s first...

Exhibition from Venice Architecture Biennale coming to Chicago in 2019

12/13/2018 - 01:00pm
An exhibition from the recently concluded Venice Architecture Bienniale that was co-commissioned by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago is coming to Chicago early next year. Dimensions of Citizenship: Architecture and Belonging from the Body to the Cosmos , the official U.S. entry at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, will be on view for the first time in the United States from Feb. 15 to April 27, 2019 at Wrightwood 659 in...

UChicago Child Development Center Stony Island / Wheeler Kearns Architects

07/18/2018 - 10:46am

Article explores architecture of UChicago Child Development Center Stony Island

Jeanne Gang discusses ‘mining the city’ for inspiration about architecture and design

04/17/2018 - 10:31am
For architect Jeanne Gang, the materials that compose the built environment are as important to her as the final design. Speaking April 10 at UChicago’s Logan Center for the Arts, Gang recalled visiting a ruin on St. John’s several years ago that served as inspiration: Although its craggy stone walls seemed unremarkable at first, Gang later discovered that they were made up of the skeletons of harvested coral and brick shards that were likely used as ballast on slave ships. “The question is: Are...

University of Chicago to continue expansion of College housing

01/23/2018 - 12:00pm
Continuing efforts to enhance on-campus housing for College students, the University of Chicago plans to build a new residential hall and dining commons that will open in the 2020-21 academic year. The new Woodlawn Residential Commons will be located between Woodlawn and University avenues, just north of 61st Street. The new facility will house approximately 1,200 undergraduate students and resident staff, along with amenities, including lounges, study rooms and outdoor spaces. The facility will...

Exhibition studies U.S. international relations through architecture

10/26/2017 - 04:27pm
After the brutality of World War II, the United States sought to usher in a new era of optimism in the late 1940’s through an ambitious embassy program that called on some of the greatest architects of the century to design buildings that represented a new foreign policy of openness, dialogue and progress. Those efforts are now the central theme of the latest exhibition at the Neubauer Collegium entitled Havana Case Study , which runs now through Dec. 15, 2017. It is one of several programs that...

Renovated physics research center to study the mysteries of the universe

10/20/2017 - 01:02pm
The University of Chicago officially opened its renovated Physics Research Center, which boasts new labs to pursue research on the mysteries of the universe, including dark matter, high-energy cosmic rays and ghostly particles called neutrinos. The former Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research, originally built with NASA funding in 1965, was expanded during the two-year project, with two floors added to house more than 140 researchers and students and 12 physics laboratories. “The...

UChicago appointed co-commissioner of U.S. Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale

08/30/2017 - 04:00pm
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago jointly announced today their selection by the U.S. Department of State to serve as co-commissioners of the United States Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale . As co-commissioners, the two institutions will organize Dimensions of Citizenship, the exhibition they proposed as the official United States contribution to the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, on view from May 26 through Nov. 25, 2018. The...

Workshops imagine future for urban design at UChicago

08/08/2017 - 12:53pm
Across the University of Chicago campus, researchers from a variety of disciplines are engaged in thinking about urban design and architecture and its future on campus. Along with UChicago Urban , Bill Brown, senior adviser to the Provost for Arts, and Christine Mehring, chair and professor of Art History, invited leading scholars and practitioners of architecture and design for a pair of workshops this past spring entitled “Designing Urbanism.” They met to gather insights on the current state...

University updates design of Rubenstein Forum

05/10/2017 - 03:27pm
The University of Chicago has updated the architectural design for the David M. Rubenstein Forum by New York-based firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The building, which will be a center of intellectual exchange, scholarly collaboration and special events, will provide the University with much needed meeting spaces for workshops, symposia and lectures, among other activities. The building’s location, at the southeast corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 60th Street, affords views of the campus and the...