Top 10 Things to Do and See at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

The biennial officially opens to the public on September 16 and runs through January 7, 2018. Here's your guide to this year's big event.


Exhibition: SOM: Engineering x [Art + Architecture]

Skidmore Owings & Merrill, one of Chicago’s most renowned architectural progeny, has changed the built environment across the globe with dizzyingly high supertalls ranging from the city’s own Willis Tower to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. A special new pop-up exhibition at a warehouse space on the city’s Near West Side examines a different side of the firm’s work at the juncture of engineering, architecture, and art. Mounted in collaboration with Pilsen art gallery and Mana Contemporary, visitors can check out sketches, more than 30 models, and ephemera from artistic collaborations with artists including Pablo Picasso, Janet Echelman, James Turrell and others.

When: September 10, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Where: 345 N. Morgan St.

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Written by Metropolis Editors
September 13, 2017