State Street Village
State Street Village is the newest residence hall for the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. Designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy-Jahn Associates, the dormitory is IITs newest, each building consists of five stories, with dorms on the north and south sides of the building and an elevator and common area splitting the two sections in the middle. Suites themselves usually consist of two rooms that are connected by a central bathroom, other variations are available. State Street Village has kitchens and laundry rooms on all floors, with a lounge, since its inhabitation the building has suffered a lot of drainage and moisture problems. Most of the residents complain about the rainwater leaking through the windows into their rooms damaging their belongings, State Street Village, IIT Housing projectchicago. org entry, State Street Village Info about the project at the Architectural Record Murphy-Jahn official website
McCormick Tribune Campus Center
The McCormick Tribune Campus Center is a building on the main campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. The McCormick Tribune Campus Center opened September 30,2003, a single-story 110, 000-square-foot building, it was the first building designed by architect Rem Koolhaas within the United States. Design of the began in 1997 during an international architectural design competition hosted by the school. Finalists included Peter Eisenman, Helmut Jahn, Zaha Hadid, Kazuyo Sejima, and he worked with Chicago architecture firm Holabird & Root, especially on structural engineering issues. The site was previously a heavily used student parking lot with tracks of the train passing overhead. Koolhaas tracked movements of students across the lot, which led to diagonal passageways as the centers interior thoroughfares, Campus functions which had been spread around campus, such as the student bookstore and a post office, were relocated between these pathways.
They connected to a new cafeteria in a renovated 1953 Commons building designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, creating this connection involved battles with believers in the purity of Miess designs who wished the Commons to continue to stand alone. A major design challenge was the noise of the transit tracks passing over the lot. The solution was to enclose a 530-foot section of the tracks in a steel tube passing over the building. The tubes support structure is independent of the buildings, to minimize vibration passing between them. Even grander plans had once been in store for this site, koolhaass firm, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture hoped to develop a retail corridor along 33rd Street, at the southern edge of the lot. Original designs included a bowling alley, basketball courts and a skate park, the original project budget was $25 million, but the ultimate cost was $48 million. One month earlier, a hall designed by Helmut Jahn a block away made this the second in a set of modern buildings to open on IITs campus.
Student reception of the building has been lukewarm, shortly after completion students nicknamed the building the Building Under the Tube or the BUTT for short. President Lew Collens even made reference to the BUTT in a speech to the incoming 2007 freshman class and that nickname was short-lived, however, as hardly anyone refers to the building as the BUTT anymore. Most students and staff simply call it the MTCC, the building serves as a central hub for student life on campus. Thanks to its proximity to Shimer College, which is located nearby on the IIT campus, a computer model of the train tube was used in the splash screen for AutoCAD2008. Official IIT website for the MTCC Description and construction photo gallery Photos of completed structure Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rem Koolhaas
VanderCook College of Music
VanderCook College of Music is a private, nonprofit college in Chicago, and is the only college in the country solely specializing in the training of music educators. Students may pursue a Bachelor of Music in Education, Master of Music in Education, the college is located in a Mies van der Rohe building on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology. VanderCook Cornet School was founded in 1909 by Hale Ascher VanderCook to train professional musicians and teachers. The year 1909 is given as the date of VanderCook College because, in that year, Mr. VanderCook purchased the home and studios of his teacher. The school was located at 1652 Warren Boulevard, Weldon was one of the most famous brass instrument teachers in the Mid-West. The College’s current philosophy of education can trace its roots back to A. F. Weldon. Hale A. VanderCook continued Weldon’s teaching philosophy, with a program of teaching. For several years work was given by individual lessons. By 1927, more space was needed and VanderCook purchased a large residence at 1655 Washington Blvd.
Later adding adjacent buildings at 1653 and 1657 Washington Blvd, students took required academic and education courses at nearby Lewis Institute. The root of the relationship between VanderCook College of Music and the Lewis Institute was the friendship between Hale A. VanderCook and George L. Tenney, better known as “Doc” Tenney. “Doc” taught vocal music at the Lewis Institute and directed choirs in some of the largest churches in the Chicago area, graduates therefore obtained certificates to teach bands and orchestras in the public schools without examination. By now the school was known as VanderCook School of Music, the first class to complete the approved four-year course of study for the degree Bachelor of Music Education was graduated at the summer session of 1931. Members of that class, all prominent teachers, were John H. Beckerman, Clarence F. Gates, Clifford P. Lillya, Hubert E. Nutt, William D. Revelli and these graduates were certified to teach bands and orchestras in the public schools.
After Lewis Institute merged with Armour Institute to form the Illinois Institute of Technology at 33rd and Federal Street, campus to continue the relationship it had fostered with the Lewis Institute. In 1953, a site on Michigan Avenue, across the street from the I. I. T. In 1954, a residence at 3219 S. Michigan Avenue was purchased and VanderCook moved to the new location, during this time the school changed its name to VanderCook College of Music
S. R. Crown Hall
Crown Hall, designed by the German Modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is the home of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. Widely regarded as one of Mies van der Rohes masterpieces, Crown Hall, Crown Hall is considered architecturally significant because Mies van der Rohe refined the basic steel and glass construction style, beautifully capturing simplicity and openness. While designing Crown Hall, Mies stayed true to his famous words, less is more, Mies once described his creation as being almost nothing. Centrally located on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, the two-level building is configured as a pure rectangular form,220 ft. by 120 ft. by 18 ft. tall. The enclosed space is free with four six ft. steel plate girders welded to eight H-columns. These girders suspend the roof in a plane to form a primary structure. While the lower level consists of compartmentalized rooms, the upper level occupies almost 50% of the area of the building.
The design for Crown Hall is said to be derived from the Cantor Drive-In Restaurant which Mies van der Rohe had recently designed in 1945, Crown Hall is characterized by an aesthetic of industrial simplicity with articulated exposed steel frame construction. This results in a steel and glass facade enclosing an open plane. Mies called the Crown Hall a universal space, because its design permits change in the function of the building while the architecture focuses on the permanence of the buildings surroundings. Upon its opening, Mies van der Rohe declared it the clearest structure we have done, one critic calls it the Parthenon of the 20th Century. On March 27,2012, Mies van der Rohes 126th birthday, Google honored the architect and this icon of his achievement with a poetic doodle of Crown Hall. Crown Hall was named a Chicago Landmark in 1997, a National Historic Landmark in 2001, the original Detroit graphite lead paint was stripped from the structural steel and replaced with a lead-free black Tnemec urethane coating.
The glazing was replaced with panes and stops that meet current wind load requirements. True sandblasted glass, original to the building but absent since a renovation, was installed in the lower panes. The entire travertine-paved south terrace was replaced, interior wood partitions and storage lockers were refinished and resurfaced, and additional electrical and ethernet wiring was added to the main floor. Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago,2004, Crown Hall page from IIT Google Doodle depicting Crown Hall Source Engine level depicting Crown Hall
Romanesque Revival architecture
Romanesque Revival is a style of building employed beginning in the mid-19th century inspired by the 11th- and 12th-century Romanesque architecture. Unlike the historic Romanesque style, Romanesque Revival buildings tended to feature more simplified arches, an early variety of Romanesque Revival style known as Rundbogenstil was popular in German lands and in the German diaspora beginning in the 1830s. By far the most prominent and influential American architect working in a free Romanesque manner was Henry Hobson Richardson, in the United States, the style derived from examples set by him are termed Richardsonian Romanesque, of which not all are Romanesque Revival. In Scotland the style started to emerge with the Duke of Argyl’s castle at Inverary, started in 1744, and castles by Robert Adam at Culzean, Dalquharran and it was at this point that the Norman Revival became a recognisable architectural style. In 1817 Thomas Rickman published his An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of English Architecture from the Conquest To the Reformation and it was now realised that ‘round-arch architecture’ was largely Romanesque in the British Isles and came to be described as Norman rather than Saxon.
The start of an archaeologically correct Norman Revival can be recognised in the architecture of Thomas Hopper and his first attempt at this style was at Gosford Castle in Armagh in Ireland, but far more successful was his Penrhyn Castle near Bangor in North Wales. This was built for the Pennant family, between 1820 and 1837, the Norman Revival did catch on for church architecture. It was Thomas Penson, a Welsh architect, who would have been familiar with Hopper’s work at Penrhyn, Penson was influenced by French and Belgian Romanesque architecture, and particularly the earlier Romanesque phase of German Brick Gothic. At St David’s Newtown, 1843–47 and St Agatha’s Llanymynech,1845, he copies the tower of St. Salvators Cathedral, other examples of Romanesque revival by Penson are Christ Church, Welshpool, 1839–1844, and the porch to Langedwyn Church. He was an innovator in his use of Terracotta to produce decorative Romanesque mouldings, during the 19th century the architecture selected for Anglican churches depended on the churchmanship of particular congregations.
Some of the examples of this Romanesque architecture is seen in Non-conformist or Dissenting churches. A good example of this is by the Lincoln architects Drury and Mortimer, after about 1870 this style of Church architecture in Britain disappears, but in the early 20th century, the style is succeeded by Byzantine Revival architecture. Two of Canadas provincial legislatures, the Ontario Legislative Building in Toronto, University College, one of seven colleges at the University of Toronto, is a chief example of the Romanesque Revival style. The building, designed by Frederic Cumberland and William G. Storm, was intended to be Gothic in style but was rejected by the governor general. Construction of the design began on 4 October 1856. The facade of University College has thick walls, incorporating layers of both stone and brick. The building possesses a number of round arches characteristic of the Roman Revival style, the arches are configured in arcades, most notably on the south side of the building.
There is a deal of ornamentation on both the interior and exterior of University College
IIT Institute of Design
IIT Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, founded as the New Bauhaus, is a graduate school teaching systemic, human-centered design. The IIT Institute of Design is a school of design founded in 1937 in Chicago by László Moholy-Nagy, due to financial problems the school briefly closed in 1938. Moholy authored an account of his efforts to develop the curriculum of the School of Design in his book Vision in Motion, archival materials are held by the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago. The Institute of Design Collection includes articles, photographs, select archival film materials are held at Chicago Film Archives, who store and provide access to a handful of Institute of Design films. At one time, the Institute of Design offered a Bachelor of Science in Design degree, with specialties in Photography, Product Design, the Bachelors program was halted in 1998. Prairie Avenue, Chicago The School of Design in Chicago 1939–1945,247 E. Ontario Street, State Street, Chicago 1946–1956,632 N.
Dearborn Street, Chicago 1956–1989, S. R. Crown Hall IIT campus on South State Street 1989–1996,10 West 35th Street 1996–2016,350 N. LaSalle Blvd, Chicago 2016-Present,565 W. Roger Sweet, Creator of He-Man from Mattel Charles L
John L. Anderson
Is an American professor of chemical engineering, who served as the eighth president of Illinois Institute of Technology. Anderson was born and grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and he attended the University of Delaware where he received a B. S. in chemical engineering in 1967. He went on to obtain an M. S. in chemical engineering, Anderson was part of Cornell Universitys faculty for five years, where he served as an assistant professor of chemical engineering. On 1 September 1976, Anderson left Cornell to begin a 28-year career at Carnegie Mellon, starting out as an associate professor, he soon became director of the Biomedical Engineering Program. He continued to weave through the ranks at Carnegie Mellon before being conferred as a University Professor on 1 July 1994, two years later, he was appointed dean of the College of Engineering. He was in position for eight years before leaving the university on 1 April 2004 to become provost, university vice president. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1992, Anderson served at Case Western Reserve from 2004 until he joined IIT, where he assumed the position as president and professor of chemical engineering on 1 August 2007.
He stepped down as president eight years later, Anderson was appointed to National Science Board in 2014 and received the National Engineering Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies in 2012. He was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Anderson was a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation from 1982-83
Howard M. Raymond
Born in Grass Lake, Raymond received his BS and EE from the University of Michigan in 1893, where he continue with postgraduate work in Physics and Electrical Engineering two more years. In 1922 he received an ScD from the Colorado School of Mines, Raymond spent his academic career at Armour Institute of Technology, where he started in 1895 as instructor of Physics, became Associate Professor in 1898, and Professor of Physics in 1903. From 1902 to 1927 he was Dean of the Engineering department, according to the Illinois Institute of Technology during his leadership, Raymond steered the school through some its most challenging financial years. The economy of the 1920s heavily impacted corporate support, including that of the founding Armour family, but a major rallying effort by the growing Alumni Association brought in much-needed and stabilizing income. Raymond presided over a Board of Trustees agreement to merge Armour Institute with the School of Engineering at Northwestern, approved in 1926, the plan called for ambitious fundraising and spending for new buildings prior to a merger.
The plan was abandoned by 1929, Raymond was Editor-in-chief of the Cyclopedia of Modern Shop Practice. Where he was assisted by a corps of engineers, designers. Raymond, Howard Monroe, ed. Cyclopedia of Modern Shop Practice, Vol,1, Vol.2, Vol.3, Vol.4 Raymond, Howard Monroe, ed. Vol. 1-6. Articles, a selection, Howard M, some Aspects of Technical Education with Especial Reference to the Teaching of Physics. School Science and Mathematics 5.1, 15-22, Illinois Institute of Technology, Past Presidents
Frank W. Gunsaulus
LL. D was a noted preacher, pastor and humanitarian. Famous for his Million Dollar Sermon which led Philip Danforth Armour to donate money to found Armour Institute of Technology where Gunsaulus served as president for its first 27 years. Gunsaulus lived in Chicago for 34 years where he was pastor of Plymouth Church and he was a prominent figure in Chicago’s social and civic improvements. In 1893, he was named first president of Armour Institute of Technology and his extraordinary energy, masterful oratory skills, and intellectual talents influenced the city’s spiritual, educational and civic development for decades. Frank Wakely Gunsaulus was born in Chesterville, Morrow County, Ohio on January 1,1856, the son of Joseph and Mary Gunsaulus. He was a descendant of Manuel Gonsalus, a Spaniard and early settler in Sullivan County, New York who lived near Rochester and married into a Dutch family in Kingston, Ulster County. His father, was an attorney and notary public in Chesterville who was born on a farm in Cayuga County, in 1861, Joseph was elected as the Republican representative from Morrow County to the state legislature.
He was mayor of Chesterville for 20 years, was one of its incorporators, was a member of its Council and was president of its school board, in 1854, Joseph married Mary Jane Hawley, who was born in Kentucky. Their two children were Frank Wakely and Lillian C. born in Chesterville in 1862, Frank W. Gunsaulus attended public schools in Chesterville and was admitted to Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio at the age of 16. He was known by his classmates and professors to have an appetite for reading the classics coupled with a prodigious memory. He graduated from Wesleyan in 1875 at the age of 19 and was married that year to Georgeanna, daughter of George Long of Parsons, after completing college, Gunsaulus was ordained to the Methodist Ministry and was an itinerant minister for several years. In 1879, he entered the Congregational ministry and became pastor of the Eastwood Congregational Church in Columbus, during this period, he and Georgeanne had three children, Joseph Long, Martha G. and Beatrice.
He served as a popular pastor in Newtonville, Massachusetts between 1881 and 1885 and at the Brown Memorial church in Baltimore, Maryland between 1885 and 1887. While in Baltimore, Gunsaulus spent considerable time at the Johns Hopkins University Library and made contact with faculty members and he guest-lectured there on The Messages of the Great English Poets and referred to the programs at Johns Hopkins as an educational model. During this period, he and Georgeanne added Mary J. in 1887, Gunsaulus was called to the Plymouth Congregational Church in Chicago. At that time, the Plymouth Church had a mission Sunday school to which Joseph F. Armour, the mission, at 31st and State streets, had started in 1874, just three years after the Great Chicago Fire. When Joseph F. Armour died in 1881, he left $100,000 for his brother, Philip D. Armour, phillip D. Armour added another $100,000 of his own money and had the Armour Mission built. The mission’s members were to be non-sectarian without restrictions on race, just before Frank Gunsaulus arrived, about 700 new members joined the experiment in practical Christian democracy on its first Sunday in December 1886
Dan and Ada Rice
Daniel F. Rice and his wife Ada L. Rice were American business people, thoroughbred racehorse owners and breeders, and philanthropists. Dan Rice was educated in the school system of Chicago, Illinois. In 1919, he founded his own commodity brokerage, Daniel F. Rice and his company became successful over the 35 years that he ran it. The company merged with Hayden, Stone & Co. in 1960, Rice ran Rice Grain Corporation. Dan Rice and his wife, contributed to charities and organizations. Additionally, the Foundation supports the arts such as the Chicago History Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, because the Rices were widely respected for their extensive philanthropies in the Chicago area, a number of places are named in their honor in the region. The combination of their first names formed Danada and appears in places in Wheaton. In 1929 the Rices bought a 152-acre farm located south of Wheaton which became named Danada Farm and their house was located across from the farm and was named Danada House which now is a museum and a place for social functions.
It can house about 150 people for a party, Mrs. Rice was known to throw lavish parties at the house. Danada House is a 19-room estate that contains gardens, a greenhouse, Danada Farms had corn, sheep, cattle, turkeys and an apple orchard. Over the years the farm grew to over 1,350 acres, the couple loved Thoroughbred horse racing and built a Kentucky-style stable that could hold 25 horses. A half-mile training track, which included a 4-position electronic starting gate, was built across the street from the stables, later, a tunnel was built under Naperville Road for the horses to safely get to the stables. The track, starting gate, and tunnel still exist today, in 1946, they acquired a part of the Idle Hour Stock Farm near Lexington, Kentucky that was given the Danada name. Mr. and Mrs. Rice bred horses on the farm, in 1965, one of their colts, Lucky Debonair, won the Kentucky Derby. Heavily involved in the sport of thoroughbred racing, Dan Rice was a member of the Board of Directors of Arlington Park Racetrack.
In addition to the sport of racing, in the latter part of the 1940s Dan Rice was a shareholder in the Los Angeles Dons of the newly formed All-America Football Conference. In 1947, Dan Rice set up the Daniel F. in the next forty years, the foundation made $12.4 million in donations through 1,257 grants. As of 1988, the Rice Foundation had accumulated over $60 million and this money was donated to worthy causes such as endangered species, programs for abused children and medical research to support further advancement in areas such as rare illnesses and diseases
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States federal governments official list of districts, buildings and objects deemed worthy of preservation. The passage of the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966 established the National Register, of the more than one million properties on the National Register,80,000 are listed individually. The remainder are contributing resources within historic districts, each year approximately 30,000 properties are added to the National Register as part of districts or by individual listings. For most of its history the National Register has been administered by the National Park Service and its goals are to help property owners and interest groups, such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, coordinate and protect historic sites in the United States. While National Register listings are mostly symbolic, their recognition of significance provides some financial incentive to owners of listed properties, protection of the property is not guaranteed.
During the nomination process, the property is evaluated in terms of the four criteria for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, the application of those criteria has been the subject of criticism by academics of history and preservation, as well as the public and politicians. Occasionally, historic sites outside the proper, but associated with the United States are listed. Properties can be nominated in a variety of forms, including individual properties, historic districts, the Register categorizes general listings into one of five types of properties, site, building, or object. National Register Historic Districts are defined geographical areas consisting of contributing and non-contributing properties, some properties are added automatically to the National Register when they become administered by the National Park Service. These include National Historic Landmarks, National Historic Sites, National Historical Parks, National Military Parks/Battlefields, National Memorials, on October 15,1966, the Historic Preservation Act created the National Register of Historic Places and the corresponding State Historic Preservation Offices.
Initially, the National Register consisted of the National Historic Landmarks designated before the Registers creation, approval of the act, which was amended in 1980 and 1992, represented the first time the United States had a broad-based historic preservation policy. To administer the newly created National Register of Historic Places, the National Park Service of the U. S. Department of the Interior, hartzog, Jr. established an administrative division named the Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation. Hartzog charged OAHP with creating the National Register program mandated by the 1966 law, ernest Connally was the Offices first director. Within OAHP new divisions were created to deal with the National Register, the first official Keeper of the Register was William J. Murtagh, an architectural historian. During the Registers earliest years in the late 1960s and early 1970s, organization was lax and SHPOs were small and underfunded. A few years in 1979, the NPS history programs affiliated with both the U. S.
National Parks system and the National Register were categorized formally into two Assistant Directorates. Established were the Assistant Directorate for Archeology and Historic Preservation and the Assistant Directorate for Park Historic Preservation, from 1978 until 1981, the main agency for the National Register was the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service of the United States Department of the Interior. In February 1983, the two assistant directorates were merged to promote efficiency and recognize the interdependency of their programs, jerry L. Rogers was selected to direct this newly merged associate directorate
Illinois Institute of Technology
It traces its history to several 19th century engineering and professional education institutions. In 1890, when advanced education was reserved for societys elite. When Armour Institute opened in 1893, it offered courses in engineering, architecture. Illinois Tech was created in 1940 by the merger of Armour Institute, located on the west side of Chicago, Lewis Institute, established in 1895 by the estate of hardware merchant and investor Allen C. Lewis, offered liberal arts as well as science and engineering courses for men and women. At separate meetings held by their respective boards on Oct.26,1939, a Cook County circuit court decision on April 23,1940 solidified the merger. The Institute of Design, founded in Chicago by László Moholy-Nagy in 1937, Chicago-Kent College of Law, founded in 1887, became part of the university in 1969, making Illinois Institute of Technology one of the few technology-based universities with a law school. The program became the Stuart School of Business in 1999, as of April 2014, the University Tech Park at Illinois Institute of Technology is home to many companies.
Today, IIT is a private, Ph. D. -granting university with programs in engineering, human sciences, applied technology, business and law. One of the 16 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities, through a committed faculty and close personal attention, IIT provides a challenging academic program focused by the rigor of the real world. The university and its contract research affiliate, IIT Research Institute, have an annual volume of $130 million. IIT has more than 40,000 living alumni and is known as the mater of accomplishments as well as of people. IIT architects have shaped the skyline of Chicago and cities throughout the world, IIT Research Institute has several locations throughout the United States, and the university has five campuses in the Chicago area. In 1976, the American Institute of Architects recognized the campus as one of the 200 most significant works of architecture in the U. S. S. R. Crown Hall, home of IIT College of Architecture, was named a National Historic Landmark in 2001, Institute of Design, an international leader in teaching systemic, human-centered design, is located at 350 N.
LaSalle Street in Chicagos River North neighborhood. The 19-acre Daniel F. and Ada L. IIT continued to expand after the merger. As one of the first American universities to host a Navy V-12 program during World War II the school saw an increase in students. Two years before the merger, German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe joined the Armour Institute of Technology to head both Armours and the Art Institute of Chicagos architecture program, the Art Institute would separate and form its own program