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Hear about the brilliance of American architecture at this three-part lecture series inspired by legendary Yale professor Vincent Scully. Held on the last three Tuesdays in April at 6pm, the series will examine significant American cities, buildings and architects.

Price
$65 public for 3 classes, $25 per class*
$50 CAC members & Yale alumni for 3 classes, $20 per class*
Meet
Gand Lecture Hall, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Professor Vincent Scully made his mark through more than 60 years of leading engaging lectures at Yale, enjoyed by students on many different career paths. Even those with little to no interest in architecture were drawn to his courses, as he made built environment topics vital, accessible and intoxicating for everyone in the room.

This spring, the Chicago Architecture Center is launching a new masterclass series that will strive to connect with people in the same way. Yale alumnus and former Scully student Reed Kroloff, a nationally recognized commenter on architecture, will lead this fast-paced series. Animated and engaging, few can recapture the essence of a Scully lecture like Kroloff, who will update one of Scully’s most popular subject matters—American Architecture—in a fresh and fascinating way.

APRIL 16, 6—8pm:

”Cities,” looks at the legacy of innovation in America’s largest urban centers (New York, Chicago and Los Angeles) and explores how these cities continue to shape the nation’s built environment in remarkable ways.

APRIL 23, 6—8pm:

“Buildings,” narrows the discussion to three revolutionary building types in American architectural history: the steel frame office tower, the suburban house and the public school. What will be the defining building of the future?

APRIL 30, 6—8pm:

“People,” focuses on the incredible contributions historic figures like Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen made to American cities and buildings, and identifies architecture’s leading thinkers today.

Program Speaker: Reed Kroloff

Reed Kroloff

In a career spanning 25 years, Reed Kroloff has edited the nation's leading architectural magazine, led two noted schools of architecture, art and design, and served as a regular national commentator on architecture and design. As a partner in jones/kroloff, he has advised clients that include, among others, the Highline, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, the University of Chicago, Yale University, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Government of Mexico, Berry Gordy, Brad Pitt/Make it Right, Quicken Loans/Rock Ventures and the History Channel.


*Notes
  • Buy tickets for all three classes and save! Discount will automatically apply when tickets are added to the cart.
  • Discounted tickets are available with a valid student ID for $30 (or $12 per class) at the CAC Box Office.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event. View the CAC's hours.
  • Yale alumni and CTBUH members are invited to call the CAC Box Office (312) 922.8687 to register for the program at the member ticket price.

Upcoming The Brilliance of American Architecture Programs

Tuesday Apr 16

  • 6:00pm Sold Out

Tuesday Apr 23

  • 6:00pm Sold Out

Tuesday Apr 30

  • 6:00pm Sold Out