The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


AIA Illinois, a council of the American Institute of Architects, has more than 4,000 members throughout Illinois. Its mission is to advocate a livable built environment by advancing the profession of architecture in Illinois.  Its goals include:

* Advocating for members' collective interests, before state legislative and regulatory bodies on all issues of importance to the profession.

* Promoting the role of architects in creating and preserving a livable built environment.

* Building coalitions and networks of members, strategic partners and allied interests on issues of importance to the profession.

* Fostering two-way communication and the exchange of accurate, timely and critical information with members, non-member architects, strategic partners and allied interests.

Partner Category: Professional Association

Centennial Activities

Thursday, November 5, 2009 noon to Saturday, November 7, 2009 noon

Be Bold!: AIA Annual Conference

AIA Illinois

The annual American Institute of Architects Illinois Honor Awards Ceremony kicks off the AIA Annual Conference on the evening of Thursday, November 5. [MORE]

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Midewin is the largest protected open space in the Chicago metropolitan region and the largest grassland restoration ever initiated east of the Mississippi River. 19,000 acres of native tall-grass prairie are being preserved and restored. Midewin’s sweeping landscape on the former site of the Joliet Arsenal 40 miles southwest of Chicago, is in one of the region’s fastest-growing counties. Now owned and managed by the US Forest Service, it will be a tremendous natural asset for neighboring communities and the metropolitan area as a whole.

Midewin Tallgrass Prairie: Requests for Prairie Learning Center Designs

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

The Burnham Centennial provides the context and a timely opportunity to seek out new and innovative ideas for making the tremendous resources of the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie available to the diverse Chicago community in ways that enhance both our natural environment and the region’s quality of life. Chicago professionals have the opportunity to design a Burnham Plan Centennial at Midewin in southwestern Will County. The project consists of two separate but integrated open-air, visitor/education areas. [MORE]


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