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Get an exclusive look at the Old Cook County Hospital redevelopment project and learn how successful collaboration between local government leaders, developers, designers and preservationists saved this historic structure.

October 1, 2019
6:00 pm
$20 public (includes CAC admission)
$10 CAC & Landmarks Illinois members
Gand Lecture Hall, 111 E. Wacker Dr.


Located on the Near West Side, the Old Cook County Hospital dates back to 1912 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. After sitting vacant for more than 16 years, work began last year to transform the Beaux-Arts building into a contemporary anchor for the hospital campus and surrounding community. The first phase of construction will turn the old hospital building into a hotel, administrative and medical offices and ground floor retail. Future phases include plans for residential units, offices, retail and parking on the land surrounding the building. Hosted in partnership with Landmarks Illinois, this program will explore the strategic process that brought new awareness, vision and value to this languishing icon. Hear from developers and preservationists about how this project came to fruition and why it might serve as a model for saving other threatened structures.

AIA/CES Credit: 1 LU

  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event. View the CAC's hours.
  • Discounted tickets are available with a valid student ID for $8 at the CAC Box Office.
  • Illinois Landmarks members are invited to call the CAC Box Office (312) 922.8687 to register for the program at the member ticket price.
Program Partner

Landmarks Illinois