The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


The American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter, is the largest organization of licensed architects, architectural interns, and allied professionals within Illinois. It is the second largest AIA chapter in the country. Of the 83,000 AIA members across the country, over 3,000 belong to the Chicago chapter which was founded in 1869.

Partner Category: Professional Association

Centennial Activities

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 noon to 1:00pm
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 noon to 1:00pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 noon to 1:00pm

Beyond Burnham Lunchtime Lecture Series

AIA Chicago

In January 2009, the Regional & Urban Design Knowledge Community of AIA Chicago starts a year-long lunchtime lecture series of programs around the major themes of the Plan of Chicago.  The series is open to AIA Chicago members and others. Bring your lunch; beverages are  provided. [MORE]

Burnham Memorial Competition

AIA Chicago

This invitational competition supported by the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust will result in a lasting memorial, constructed from the winning design, to honor the memory of Daniel Burnham and his Plan of Chicago, show the importance of his work, and provide inspiration for the future. Two exhibits and a catalog of all the entries are also planned.

To view the winning entry by David Woodhouse Architects and other entries, click here. [MORE]

Exhibit : Friday, August 21, 2009 to Sunday, November 1, 2009

Burnham Memorial Competition Exhibit

AIA Chicago

This exhibit features David Woodhouse Architects' winning design and three-dimensional scale model for a proposed Burnham Memorial at a site on the Museum Campus just north of the Field Museum. DWA's design was one of 19 entries submitted by architectural firms throughout the country in the two-phase competition. [MORE]

AIA Chicago

Open to the public:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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