Monthly Archives: January 2015

Manuel Estrada is coming to Harrington February 2nd



Treatise: Why Write Alone?

The Graham Foundation is pleased to present Treatise: Why Write Alone?—an exhibition and publication project that brings together fourteen young design offices to consider the architectural treatise as a site for theoretical inquiry, experimentation, and debate. Organized by Chicago and Los Angeles-based designer Jimenez Lai, the project grows out of a recent Graham Foundation grant to Lai, whose interest in discursive practices and non-conformist approaches to architecture led him to ask his peers working in the realm of conceptual architecture: Why write? And, why write alone? In response to these questions, Treatise presents an exhibition of works by this core group of designers as well as an individual treatise from each office. Together, the exhibition and publications provide a platform to investigate the collective and individual stakes that emerge from this temporary alliance of designers as they explore architecture’s representational limits and possibilities.

Opening January 23, 2015, the exhibition features over 200 works, from drawings and models to multi-media installations, by design offices that utilize diverse—and often unexpected—strategies, forms, and materials. 

Lecture: Chicago’s Heroic Architecture

2014-09-18-08.49-cook-county-hospitalChicago’s Heroic Architecture

Though famous for its landmark architecture and design, some of Chicago’s most pivotal social, political and economic achievements took shape in the shadows of our city’s major monuments. Terry Tatum, former Director of Research of the City of Chicago’s Landmarks Division, offers an enticing look at the obscure, unexpected or overlooked landmarks of Chicago, where heroism swept to the fore but left few recognizable traces.

Presented in partnership with Landmarks Illinois.

2015 ID Speaker Series kicks off Jan 21st, Eva Maddox slated

Hi all:
I am excited to share that Eva Maddox is scheduled to come to Harrington on Wed. Jan 21st to kick off our speaker series.

2015 Interior Design Speaker Series – kick off event!
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
“How Design Problems Are Solved and Future Casting.”

Rare opportunity to listen to Interior Design legend EVA MADDOX here at Harrington College  of Design!

Meet and greet Eva Maddox in the Barbara Marks Gallery on 2 from 6:00-6:30pm with a lecture/discussion to follow in room 106 from 6:30-8pm.
Eva is known for her evidence based design solutions and future casting – please join us!


Diane Kitchell, EdD
Studio Leader, Interior Design