The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


Judson University's architecture program, accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, resides in an institution affiliated with the American Baptists, values its liberal arts integration, enjoys a School affiliation with art and design programs, and provides full professional preparation in the Master of Architecture degree.  The curriculum's original thrust is now complemented by program concentrations in sustainable design and in traditional architecture/urbanism, the latter perhaps unique in the nation.

Partner Category: Educational Institution

Centennial Activities

Exhibit : Tuesday, May 19, 2009 to Thursday, July 8, 2010

Deep Roots, Green Future: City Planning in Elgin

Gail Borden Public Library District

Many principles of the Chicago Plan were used when Burnham’s partner Edward Bennett formulated a plan for Elgin in 1917. Discover this plan and others that followed including the latest Elgin plan for sustainability.

Exhibit opening will be held Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m., Gail Borden Public Library. [MORE]

Friday, March 27, 2009 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Making No Small Plans in the New Economy

Judson University

Architect Andrés Duany is visiting the City of Elgin and Judson University for the first time to make a presentation titled “Making No Small Plans in the New Economy.” His presentation will be based on his firm's experience in and New Urbanism's commitment to building compact, sustainable, pedestrian-friendly and transit-oriented communities. [MORE]

Judson University


Judson University
1151 N. State St.
Elgin, IL 60123
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Contact: Christopher Miller, PhD
Phone: 847.628.1015

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