- New projects and proposals that have Chicago talking—and often debating
- Changes on the horizon for the buildings and places that dazzle and puzzle us
- Context for design-related controversies in the news
Latest Updates on Evolving Chicago
All of the city's public buildings will operate fully on renewable energy by 2025, Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged Sunday. If realized, the move would make Chicago the largest major city to do so.
John Ronan Architects, SOM and Perkins+Will will each design one of the multi-role buildings.
The designer behind the National Museum of African-American History and Culture will lead the planning of the exhibits at Barack Obama’s presidential library, the Obama Foundation announced Tuesday.
Co-developers Fifield Cos. and Skokie-based F&F Realty recently broke ground on a 44-story, 490-foot-tall tower that will bring 492 apartments and 375 parking spaces to the city's West Town neighborhood, near Greektown.
Construction has started on One Grant Park, the newly-named 76-story tower planned for the southern end of Chicago's premier park. Once finished, the 792-unit apartment tower at 1200 S. Indiana Ave. would be the tallest in the city south of Willis Tower.
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Chicago teens ponder big questions in graphic novel 'No Small Plans'via Chicago Tonight
Chicago has so many amazing stories to tell.
Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthdayvia CAF
Innovation in Architecture
Architectural innovations like the steel-frame skyscraper have reshaped the built world's look and function. And every day, new technologies enable architects to address the challenges of the future.