Experiencing the Architecture of Chicago

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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.