Archive for June, 2010

Picturing Mies

28Jun10

Last month, IIT’s student chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAS) held a competition featuring “likenesses of Mies.” Judges included Justine Jentes (Director, Mies Society), Donna Robertson (Dean,  IIT College of Architecture), and several IIT faculty members. Congratulations to the winners, and a big round of applause to all who participated! First place went […]


Cloud coverage

16Jun10

Since opening on June 1st, the Silver Clouds exhibit has attracted lots of attention—and visitors—to Crown Hall. Check out videos of clouds in action at Hello Beautiful!, courtesy of Mies Society board co-chair, Edward Lifson. We’re loving the gorgeous exterior photos and smart commentary from Chicago architecture critic, Lee Bey. And a recent article in […]


While still a work in progress, we couldn’t wait to give you a sneak peak at our beautiful new website. Take a look and tell us what you think! Full version launching soon. Site design and development by Simple Scott.


There’s lots to do this summer at Crown Hall—and beyond—for modernists of all ages. And with plenty of room to run around on campus, you can bring the whole family and spend the day exploring. Here are some fun happenings: Visit an elephant Check out the Silver Clouds Help Build a LEGO City Go on […]


There are many reasons to join the Mies van der Rohe Society:  Preservation and restoration of Mies’ masterpieces at IIT. Special opportunities to learn more about Mies and his work. Exclusive access to Chicago’s architecture scene. And a range of unique benefits, like 10% off at Unison. Unison’s collection of printed bedding, blankets, throw pillows, […]


Bring the kids to Crown Hall for a hands-on storytelling and drawing workshop with Nomkhubulwane, an elephant made from recycled truck tires (Nom-koo-bull-wah’-nee). Andries Botha, a renowned South African sculptor, has created 17 life-size elephants from recycled materials. Botha’s Human Elephant Foundation sends the elephant sculptures to sites around the world to spark wonder about […]