Chicago Architecture Center
The dramatically composed “Building Tall” gallery studies the evolution and innovation of skyscraper design and technology.
With a focus on Chicago’s homegrown architectural talent, stories unfold in the gallery that outline their influence on buildings throughout the world.
Models of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers are expertly arranged to capture attention from outside the exhibition.
A projection mapped model of the city lights up to show which areas burnt to the ground during the Great Chicago Fire, and continues on to highlight specific segments of the city as their stories come to life on-screen.
Bold typography helps communicate the complex technological innovations and engineering breakthroughs that have evolved architectural design throughout the world.
Chicago is a “City of Neighborhoods,” defined by people, planning, and zoning that are ever-changing.
As communities and economic priorities shift, they leave an imprint on buildings and landscapes; if one looks closely, it is possible to “see” a neighborhood’s history in its architecture.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Ravenswood Studio, Inc.
Four Zero One