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 Center Ralph 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...