Willis Tower Transformation

One of the reasons I love Chicago so much is its magnificent architecture. There are few buildings as iconic as the revamped Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. When it was completed in 1974, it was the world’s tallest building – standing at 1,450 feet and 110 stories. Willis Tower remains the highest point against the beautiful Chicago skyline. The one problem with the spectacular modernist tower was its disconnectedness from the city. In 2015, EQ...

Willis Tower Transformation

Willis Tower Transformation

One of the reasons I love Chicago so much is its magnificent architecture. There are few buildings as iconic as the revamped Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. When it was completed in 1974, it was the world’s tallest building – standing at 1,450 feet and 110 stories....

April’s Architect of the Month: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

April’s Architect of the Month: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

Photo By: PCMAAdrian Smith is an architect that I admire and have featured before on Bob Clark Beyond. The mind behind some of the most recognizable skyscrapers in the world, he also designed the Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, the world’s tallest structure....

March’s Architect of the Month: Thomas Heatherwick

March’s Architect of the Month: Thomas Heatherwick

Photo Credit: New York Aktuell, The VesselThomas Heatherwick is an English architect and the founder of London-based design practice Heatherwick Studio. His work is outstanding and he has been described as one of Britain's most significant designers. He studied...

January’s Architect of the Month: EwingCole

January’s Architect of the Month: EwingCole

Pfizer, Inc EwingColeEwingCole takes a collaborative approach to real estate architecture, engineering, design-build, and construction. Like Clayco, the firm’s objective is to enhance how design and architecture impact the individual. We share an integrated design...

December’s Architect of the Month: Santiago Calatrava

December’s Architect of the Month: Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava, UAE Pavilion at Dubai Expo, Dezeen Photo.Santiago Calatrava is a Catalan architect, engineer, and artist known for his beautiful, neo-futuristic buildings and bridges and his amazing ability to create visual statements. I admire his career and his...

October’s Architects of the Month: Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

October’s Architects of the Month: Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien are two architects that have designed some really impactful and beloved buildings around the world. They’re an outstanding team that have applied their craft to a wide variety of projects, from museums and embassy buildings to private...

August’s Architect of the Month: Adrian Smith

August’s Architect of the Month: Adrian Smith

Dezeen Photo. Adrian Smith is another architect with ties to Chicago that I admire, and he is the mind behind some of the most recognizable and enormous buildings in the world. He’s also the amazing architect who designed the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest...

July’s Architect of the Month: Carlos Martinez

July’s Architect of the Month: Carlos Martinez

Photograph by Eric Laignel, Interior Design.When I think of an architect who has made an impact on my life in a personal way, I’d say that Carols Martinez definitely holds that title. He’s a genuine and talented person who is deeply dedicated to his craft, and his...

June’s Featured Architect: Ralph Johnson

June’s Featured Architect: Ralph Johnson

Chicago Architecture CenterRalph Johnson is an award-winning architect who has a deep understanding and appreciation of his hometown of Chicago. His work is instantly recognizable by many who know the city well, and he has added to a long and proud tradition of the...

May’s Featured Architect: Frank Gehry

May’s Featured Architect: Frank Gehry

There are very few architects that are as widely celebrated and recognized today as Frank Gehry. Honestly, at this point, Frank stands alone at the top. A constant innovator, a disruptor of traditional practices, and a creative visionary, Frank has designed iconic...

April’s Featured Architect: Maya Lin

April’s Featured Architect: Maya Lin

Artist, architect, and memorialist Maya Lin was born in 1959, into a family of artists. Her mother was a poet and literature professor and her father a ceramicist and the dean of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts. Both of her parents fled China in 1948 in order...

March’s Featured Architect: Lamar Johnson Collaborative

March’s Featured Architect: Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Clayco added the discipline of architecture and engineering to the enterprise back in 1999 with the founding of Forum Studio. The idea from the start was to be a creative force with extraordinary technical strength to cultivate a culture of design-build within the...

Architecture

Willis Tower Transformation

Willis Tower Transformation

One of the reasons I love Chicago so much is its magnificent architecture. There are few buildings as iconic as the revamped Willis...

Willis Tower Transformation

Willis Tower Transformation

One of the reasons I love Chicago so much is its magnificent architecture. There are few buildings as iconic as the revamped Willis...