The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Talks with the Team - August

Talks with the Team - August

Talks with the Team is a series of free informal tours of, and talks about the Burnham Pavilions featuring the staff and professionals involved with the project. Learn directly from the insiders about the planning, design, construction, techniques, artistry and technology involved in making the Burnham Pavilions a reality. Each team member brings their own emphasis to the talk, and will share their unique perspective. August Team members include:
August 5:  Emily Harris and Chris Rockey
August 19: Donna Robertson, Marco Alvarez and Tracey Dear

Emily Harris is Executive Director of the Burnham Plan Centennial and with Julie Burros, Ed Uhlir and Joe Rosa led development of the pavilions from concept to completion. She helped to conceptualize how the pavilions fit into the Centennial celebration of Burnham's bold vision. Emily will serve as emcee for the evening to provide brief introductions to the three speakers.
Donna Robertson is Dean of the School of Architecture at IIT . Together with faculty members Dirk Dennison and Jonathan Miller, she brought Zaha's team into contact with IIT students and can talk about how their perspective and new design techniques stimulated dialog on campus.
Marco Alvarez is President of Fabric Images, the fabricator that completed the Zaha Hadid pavilion.
Tracey Dear is owner of Dear Productions and the lighting designer for both Burnham Pavilions.
Chris Rockey of Rockey Structures, LLC is the structural engineer for both pavilions.

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Burnham Pavilions

The iconic centerpieces of the Burnham Plan Centennial are two temporary architectural pavilions in Millennium Park. World renowned architects Zaha Hadid (London), and Ben van Berkel (UNStudio, Amsterdam) designed these bold Pavilions to echo the audacious future-looking images and words of ...[MORE]

This program was offered on these dates:
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 5:30pm
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 5:30pm

Burnham Pavilions

Cost: Free and open to the public

Millennium Park - South Chase Promenade
55 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60602
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