"I wanted to do a light, cloudlike building that made Crown Hall look heavy by comparison," says architect John Ronan, referring to the campus's iconic Mies van der Rohe building.
Faced with a 2,250-square-foot space and 24-foot ceilings, Vladimir Radutny Architects deployed multiple strategies to make this former automobile factory homey.
Thanks to cloud computing and Skype, there’s less need for a physical office, but the urge to transmit corporate culture and values persist.
Pacific Standard Time, whose interiors are by New York–based firm Parts and Labor Design, is awash in a palette of terrazzo, textural glazed tile, leather, and wood galore.
This past July, Ross Barney Architects hosted a Think Tank discussion on inequality that included representatives from the Metropolitan Planning Council and Related Midwest, as well as moderator Susan S. Szenasy.
Two new sparkling buildings in Chicago—designed by Carol Ross Barney and Gensler, respectively—demonstrate a new design direction for the ubiquitous fast-food chain.
From Detroit to Seoul, these cities manage to have global design influence while maintaining a their unique regional identities.
The legendary designer and Le Corbusier collaborator broke the mold with her Modernist, male contemporaries, according to a show at Matthew Rachman Gallery.
Aurélien, a new residential high-rise in Chicago’s upscale Gold Coast neighborhood, balances drama with practical amenities in a park-like setting.
Over the past decade, Chicago architect Carol Ross Barney has moved beyond the design of buildings toward stewardship and restoration of urban ecology.
After soliciting input from thousands of stakeholders, the Obama Foundation revealed yesterday a refined design for the multi-building complex.
A Q&A with Booth Hansen architects on how innovations in construction are changing the dynamics of residential development.
The hotel collaborated closely with Volume Gallery, a creative local art space with a strong emphasis on emerging designers, artists, and architects.
The company's new flagship has plenty of civic ambitions, but doesn't quite live up to them.
"Starship Chicago," a Documentary on Helmut Jahn's Controversial Thompson Center, Is Free to Watch Online
The 1985 building, threatened with demolition, is a riot of glass, mirrors, and blue- and salmon-colored panels that swirl around an enormous 17-story atrium.
The MCA approached Johnston Marklee to create a strategic masterplan after the firm's MCA installation for the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
The biennial officially opens to the public on September 16 and runs through January 7, 2018. Here's your guide to this year's big event.
With major architecture firms getting involved, these formerly neglected institutions are having a design renaissance—and showing us how design could transform the American education system.
Metropolis editors choose 15 cities around the globe that set the bar highest for progressive design and good living.
The popular new public space, a finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, is part of Mayor Emanuel’s “Building on Burnham” initiative.