Location: Chicago Architecture Foundation Gallery 1st Floor located at 224 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60604.
October 2015 - January 2016

The exhibition includes the awarded entries with excerpts of the jury’s debate along with a cross section of submissions that represents the broad spectrum of the competition entries.
The show also contains the original 1978 “Titanic” drawing and Stanley Tigerman’s 2015 response drawing to be unveiled on October 22, 2015.

Location: Chicago Architecture Foundation Gallery 1st Floor located at 224 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60604.
Event Hours: 6:30-8:00pm

Come to the Table is an installation made of reconfigurable elements that serve as a platform for dialogue.
The construct of table as image becomes a framework to engage local architects, artists and thinkers in a dialogue questioning What is the State of the Art of Architecture Today?

October 22: Come to the Table Special with Stanley Tigerman (Tigerman McCurry Architects) and celebrate the unveiling of Stanley’s 2015 Titanic response drawing.

Come to the Table” will feature Stanley Tigerman discussing the state of the art of architecture today along with a special exhibit that includes a selection of past and recent work. The show will also contain the original 1978 “Titanic” drawing and Stanley’s current response 2015 drawing that will be unveiled at the event.
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October 29: Come to the Table with Chicago Educators
Confirmed Panelists:
Penelope Dean (Associate Professor, UIC)
Vedran Mimica (Associate Dean, IIT)
Ben Nicholson (Professor, SAIC)
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November 12: Come to the Table with Carol Ross Barney (Ross Barney Architects)
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November 19: Come to the Table with Brian Lee (SOM)
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December 4: Closing Party & Auction with Stanley Tigerman

The centerpiece of the Exhibition will be an installation made from multiple tabletops that our “Come to the Table” events will be held around. The “Titanic” drawing signed by Stanley Tigerman will be printed on each tabletop and will be up for auction. The audience will have the unique opportunity to acquire one of these limited edition artifacts.
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Organized by: Carl Ray Miller, Martin Kläschen, Elva Rubio, Carlo Parente, Karla Sierralta


In affiliation with this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB), the Chicago Architectural Club (CAC) is pleased to announce the 2015 Burnham Prize Competition: Currencies of Architecture.

Throughout the history of architecture, iconic images have demarcated, defined, represented or challenged the state of architecture. The crystalline form of the Friedrichstrasse Skyscraper, developed in 1921 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, inspired and spoke of an imminent future. Rem Koolhaas and Madelon Vriesendorp’s cinematic 1972 rendering The City of the Captive Globe encompassed ideas of ideological pluralism forever altering our conception of the city. Stanley Tigerman’s 1978 photomontage The Titanic depicted Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall sinking into Lake Michigan, challenging the perceived norm in architecture during a period that saw the postmodern movement becoming an opposition to the established modernist legacy in Chicago.

These images represent but a few examples of definitive moments in the history of architecture. They were able to not only capture the Zeitgeist of a period but were laden with meaning that suggested possible new directions forward. They remain provocative and polemical artifacts. What would the iconic image that defines or challenges the state of architecture today look like?

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