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IIT Architecture and the Mies van der Rohe Society honor John Vinci and celebrate the new book by Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren: "John Vinci: Life and Landmarks."

Free with RSVP
Crown Hall, 3360 S. State St.

Upon graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture in 1960, Vinci went on to win acclaim for his pioneering activism for the cause of historic preservation as well as for restoring such early Chicago landmarks as Louis Sullivan’s Stock Exchange Trading Room and the Carson Pirie Scott Building, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home Studio and the Robie House and Burnham & Root’s Monadnock Building. Vinci has also designed numerous important residential and institutional commissions such as the Arts Club of Chicago and the award-winning Davis House that fuse the rigor of his early education at IIT with the stylistic brio of the globally important First Chicago School of Architecture.

This event is presented by IIT College of Architecture. Admission is free, but space is strictly limited. Please RSVP by October 9.

Program Schedule

Remarks by Robert Sharoff, John Vinci, William Zbaren and other participants
Reception with music by VanderCook College of Music
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