The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge was founded in 1961 by James Wright Hammond, who conceived of the practice as an opportunity to reach clients in a personal manner and interpret their needs and desires through direct participation in all phases of the design and construction process. Thomas Beeby, Dennis Rupert and Gary Ainge continue this tradition with the belief that collaborative efforts between client and architect result in the finest buildings.

Partner Category: Professional Association

Centennial Activities

Plans of Chicago

Architects Research Foundation

This illustrated book takes the Burnham and Bennett plan as a primary point of departure for a new regional planning approach. Comparison with other historical urban-improvement plans for Chicago, including proposals by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jens Jensen, Walter Burley Griffin, and Ludwig Hilberseimer, identifies complementary strengths and common shortcomings. These conclusions inform a regional plan that recognizes and relates the city’s distinct parts and can be implemented gradually.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Chicago History Museum Members’ Annual Meeting

Chicago History Museum

Museum president Gary T. Johnson and board president Sharon Gist Gilliam invite you to a light reception and remarks on the Museum’s past year of activities.

Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge Architects


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