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Scully Series host Reed Kroloff is back, this time exploring the architectural imagination from the perspective of journalist, civil servant and designer. Several accomplished guests join Reed in lively conversation throughout the series' three-part arc. It's an architecture lover’s dream!

3-ticket bundle for May 17th, June 8th and June 28th Lectures:
   • $60 public
   • $40 CAC Members
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

Architecture can be many different things depending on one’s perspective. For the 2022 Scully Series we speculate on the future of architecture as analyzed from the points of view of several experts positioned in different roles across the field of design. Short presentations from our featured guests will cover everything from daring approaches to city building, to the latest in material advances, to new ways to put together a building, as well as the drive to conceive new kinds of public and private spaces. If you are curious about the power of architecture to influence and shape life, these eclectic, fast-moving conversations are sure to motivate and inspire you.

One AIA/CES Credit per session, three credits for the series.

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Upcoming Lectures

Conceiving the future of architecture with Johanna Hurme and Billie Tsien

Conversation Three
June 28, 2022 at 6:00 PM
$25 public (single session)
$17 for Members (single session)

Past Lectures

Recordings of past lectures are available as part of the ticket package purchasable at the top of the page. Those recordings will be sent at the conclusion of the series.

Reporting the future of architecture with Ned Cramer

Conversation One
May 17, 2022 at 6:00 PM
$25 public (single session)
$17 for Members (single session)

Delivering the future of architecture with Maurice Cox and Christopher Hawthorne

Conversation Two
June 8, 2022 at 6:00 PM
$25 public (single session)
$17 for Members (single session)

Series Host: Reed Kroloff

Reed Kroloff Reed Kroloff is a widely sought-after national commentator on architecture and design, whose writing has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Esquire and Metropolis, along with television credits for programs on PBS and the Sundance Channel. He currently serves as dean of the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture.

Program Presenter: Ned Cramer

Ned Cramer An architecture and design communication advisor based in Washington, D.C., Ned Cramer served as the founding editor-in-chief of Architect magazine from 2006 to 2020. Prior to that, Cramer was the first full-time curator of the (then) Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF).


Program Presenter: Maurice Cox

Maurice Cox

An architect by training, Maurice Cox has been an advocate for design excellence from a number of different positions: as an architect in private practice, as a city councilor and then mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, as a former design director of the National Endowment for the Arts, and as an educator at several architecture and design schools across the country. He currently serves as Commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development.

Program Presenter: Christopher Hawthorne

Christopher Hawthorne

An author, educator, and Yale alum trained in political science and architectural history, Christopher Hawthorne rose to become the architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, a post he held from 2004 to 2018. He currently serves as the Chief Design Officer for the City of Los Angeles.

Program Presenter: Johanna Hurme

Johanna Hurme

Johanna Hurme is an architect and co-founder of Winnipeg-based 5468796 Architecture, a wildly imaginative and diverse practice that pursues built work, research and cultural production with equal vigor. In 2012, Hurme received the esteemed Emerging Voices citation from The Architectural League of New York.

Program Presenter: Billie Tsien

Billie Tsien

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects I Partners has earned its reputation as one of America’s go-to designers focused on new buildings for museums, schools and non-profit institutions. Among other notable current projects, Tsien is part of the team designing the forthcoming Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.