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Chicago Building Developments News

Key Contemporary Architectural Designs in Illinois, United States of America

post updated February 24, 2024

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Chicago Building Developments. Buildings are mostly located in the city centre. We aim to include Chicago buildings / architectural projects that are interesting and of good quality.

We have 4 pages of Chicago Architecture selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages.

Building Developments in Chicago

Chicago Buildings : news + key projects

Chicago Architecture : A-E

Chicago Building Designs : F-J

Chicago Building Developments : K-Z (this page)

Chicago Building Developments

Key Chicago Architecture Developments, alphabetical:

Michael Reese Hospital Buildings
Architect: Walter Gropius
Walter Gropius Building Chicago
photo © Grahm M. Balkany / Gropius in Chicago
Michael Reese Hospital

Millennium Park Pavilions Designs
Design: Zaha Hadid + Ben van Berkel
Millennium Park Pavilion Chicago
picture from architect
Millennium Park Pavilions : Designs

Museum of Bond Vehicles and Espionage
Design: Gensler
Bond Museum Momence
picture from architect
Bond Museum

Pfanner House
Design: Zoka Zola Architecture + Urban Design
Pfanner House
photograph : Roland Halbe ; Doug Fogelson / DRF
Pfanner House

Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street
Design: John Ronan Architects
Poetry Foundation Chicago
photo : Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing
Poetry Foundation

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Design: Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Architects
Logan Center for the Arts Chicago
photograph : Tom Rossiter
Logan Center for the Arts Chicago

Sears Tower modernization + hotel
Design: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Sears Tower Chicago
image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Sears Tower modernization

SOS Children’s Villages building
Design: Studio Gang Architects
Chicago community center
image : Hedrich Blessing
Chicago community center building

Spertus Insitute Jewish Studies
Design: Krueck & Sexton
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies Chicago
photograph : Bill Zbaren
Spertus Insitute Jewish Studies

Union Station
Design: Architecture Competition Entry : Graft
Union Station Chicago
picture from architect
Union Station Chicago

WIU Performing Arts Center, Macomb
Design: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
WIU Performing Arts Center
picture from architect
WIU Performing Arts Center

Chicago Building Designs – No Images

Major Chicago Architecture Projects, K-Z, alphabetical:

Marina City Buildings – aka Corncob towers, iconic Chicago architecture
Design: Bertrand Goldberg Architect

McCormick Tribune Campus Center – IIT Building
Design: Rem Koolhaas, OMA Architects / Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Robie House
Design: Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect

Key Chicago Architecture Projects, K-Z, alphabetical:

Marina City – ‘Corncob towers’, 300 N. State St
Bertrand Goldberg
Mixed-use development

McCormick Tribune Campus Center – IIT, 3201 South State St
Rem Koolhaas Architects / OMA

McCormick Place West – Expansion
Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates

Millennium Park Music Pavilion and Great Lawn: see Jay Pritzker Pavilion link above

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 East Chicago Avenue
Josef Paul Kleiheus

Northwestern University – Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music
Goettsch Partners, Inc.
Northwestern University building

Office Tower, Chicago
Goettsch Partners
446ft high

Prentice Women’s Hospital
Bertrand Goldberg Associates

The Reva and David Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
International Architecture Competition winners
Shortlist: Hans Hollein; Fumihiko Maki and Associates; Morphosis; Studio Daniel Libeskind; Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Approx. cost: $100m
For University of Chicago

Richard J. Daley Center
C. F. Murphy Associates with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill – SOM + Loebl, Schlossman & Bennett

Robie House, 5757 Woodlawn Avenue
Frank Lloyd Wright
For bicycle / motorcycle manufacturer Frederick C. Robie
The University of Chicago have owned the Robie House since 1963

Sears Tower, Wacker Drive
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Sears Tower

Sixteen at Trump Hotel
Ivanka Trump with Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Soldier Field football stadium

Wood + Zapata with Lohan Caprile Goettsch Associates

The Sporting Club at Illinois Center
Kisho Kurokawa

The Trump International Hotel and Tower, downtown Chicago
Adrian Smith, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Trump International Hotel Tower
92 storeys: 2nd tallest skyscraper in USA

University of Chicago Hospitals – New Pavilion
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects
University of Chicago building
image from Rafael Viñoly Architects 220107
1,080,000 sqft

Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Condominium Tower – proposal

Destefano and Partners
335m high, 100 storeys – proposed

Zero-energy tower – proposal
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

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Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum Building by Zaha Hadid Architects

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