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Experiencing the Architecture of Chicago

Posted by UWSPcps - April 22, 2013 - Academics, Featured, Interior Architecture

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Students from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Division of Interior Architecture spent three days experiencing the architecture of Chicago that has influenced and reflected the history of American architecture April 18-20. [Photo Gallery]

The group of 28 students from IA 393 (Comprehensive Design Study Tour) toured Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio in Oak Park, visited to the Chicago Center for¬† Green Technology, and a enjoyed a guided Chicago Architecture Foundation cruise on the Chicago River.

The students visited the offices of a large architecture firm, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, and a smaller interior design firm, Gettys Group, that specializes in resort and hospitality design worldwide. Students also toured product showrooms at the Merchandise Mart and a nearby Haworth dealer showroom before visiting and touring a sustainably-designed highrise condominium tower overlooking Millennium Park.

The trip was led by architect Tom Brown, a UWSP senior lecturer, and assisted by Professor Katja Marquart.

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