Exclusively for CAC members • Hear what inspired the design of the CAC and discover the skyline-altering work of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture on this virtual tour with renowned architect Gordon Gill.
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CAC President and CEO Lynn Osmond accompanies Gordon Gill on this video walking tour, to discuss a selection of the firm’s projects.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: GORDON GILL
Gordon Gill is a founding partner of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the architecture firm that designed the Chicago Architecture Center. His portfolio includes Masdar Headquarters, the world's first large-scale positive energy building; Pearl River Tower, the world's first net zero-energy skyscraper; and Jeddah Tower, which is expected to be the world's tallest building when complete. Additionally, Gill has experience in strategic carbon planning and designing performing arts centers, museums and urban master plans around the globe. In 2009, he was named Chicago's Best Emerging Architect by the Chicago Reader and in 2013, was elected to the American Institute of Architects' College of Fellows.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: LYNN OSMOND
Lynn Osmond assumed the position of President and CEO of the Chicago Architecture Foundation in 1996. She led the creation and introduction in 2018 of the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), a 20,000-square-foot home that moves Chicago architecture to the center of the city’s cultural conversation. Osmond is responsible for overseeing the CAC’s comprehensive slate of architecture tours, exhibitions, discussions, lectures, education programs and more. Under Osmond’s leadership, the CAC has realized 400 percent growth in revenue and is consistently ranked among Chicago’s top ten cultural institutions. Today, CAC serves more than 680,000 people each year.
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