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January 27, 2012 at 4:55 am #158877
Thank you all for the great recommendations!January 4, 2012 at 4:20 am #158883
Great ideas Brett and Ida! Thank you!January 3, 2012 at 10:19 pm #158886
Albert your recommendations are much appreciated! I can’t wait to visit! Thank you!January 2, 2012 at 11:03 pm #158888
Thank you He and Jennifer!December 14, 2011 at 2:22 pm #158980
I’m not aware of any industrial renovation projects similar to Duisburg in Chicago.December 12, 2011 at 4:53 pm #158982
Also, you may be interested in visiting Navy Pier. Currently, it is a major tourist attraction and “hodge podge” of design. However, it is the site of an international design competition. As of now, they have narrowed the finalists down to five teams. The winning team will be selected in late Feb 2012 to redesign Navy Pier. Here’s a link to a brief article that examines the five teams. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-navy-pier-1124-20111124,0,4913912.storyDecember 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm #158984
That’s a great time of year to visit Chicago! There will be lots of energy from the upcoming New Year. Have a great time! If you’re interested in an organized walking tour I’d recommend the Chicago Architecture Foundation http://www.architecture.org/December 10, 2011 at 3:21 am #158986
Here’s what I’d recommend for landscape architecture related projects. Of course, Millennium Park/Lurie Garden. In addition, Adams & Sangamon Park, Michigan Avenue streetscape (it is almost winter, but still nice!), Grant Park, Soldier Field Grounds (in the winter it serves many purposes, but is a popular sledding hill), Northerly Island Park, Lake Shore East Park, Aqua Tower + site (the project is by Jeanne Gang and has won numerous awards), Chicago Poetry Foundation building + site (just opened summer 2011). I would recommend venturing to Lincoln Park, Lakeview, or Oak Park if you have time. Lots of nice residences and smaller parks plus some Frank Lloyd Wright homes in Oak Park if you’re into that. Also, Garfield Park Conservatory is great! The fern room was designed by Jens Jensen. Go to Portillo’s for lunch at 100 W Ontario St for hot dogs, italian beef, etc. One of my favorite lunch destinations. Have a great trip! When are you visiting?June 16, 2011 at 2:11 am #162038
Garfield Park Conservatory–be careful of the surrounding area! I wouldn’t recommend walking there from downtown, quite the walk!
Lakeshore East Park
Ontario Street for nightlife/restaurants
Modern Wing at Art Institute/Renzo Piano’s Bridge connecting Modern Wing to Lurie Garden
Of course, Michigan Ave.
Wendella Architecture Boat Tour/The night tour is highly recommended!
Kayak Chicago/Guided kayak tour on the Chicago River. Awesome experience from a different vantage point!
If you have any questions let me know. I grew up in the Chicagoland area and love the city!May 13, 2011 at 4:15 pm #163018
Thank you for the responses!November 29, 2010 at 6:00 pm #166723
Topos, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Garden Design, Landscape Journal…
There are several great publications! I’m sure others will provide you with additional ideas.May 10, 2010 at 3:52 am #169789
I’d recommend visiting Hoover Dam, City Center, Bellagio fountain show, The Mirage volcano eruption
Visit both Fremont Street (Old Las Vegas/Downtown) and The Strip
I was in Vegas late March and had a great time! Enjoy!March 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm #170511
I’ve posted a variety of pictures from The Garfield Park Conservatory.March 12, 2010 at 8:53 pm #170513
Garfield Park Conservatory and Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois
I have pictures from Garfield Park Conservatory, I will post some to my Land8 account. The Garfield Park Conservatory is rather unique, I’d suggest reading more about the conservatory.December 24, 2009 at 1:25 am #171937
Good question. All of those schools have solid MLA programs. I know that The University of Washington offers a MLA in addition to a certificate in urban design. Ball State has a diverse MLA program. I would also look at a dual degree programs. Some universities offer the ability to work toward dual degrees. For example, MLA and MUD (Masters of Urban Design) or MLA and MUP (Masters of Urban Planning). If you want to go that route look at schools like Penn, Harvard, Georgia Tech. Also, look at schools such as Texas, Arizona State, and Berkeley.
Hope this helps.