The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


Our vision is to be among the highest quality, most responsive and respected design firms in the world. Perkins+Will is a network of inventive, integrated teams crafting superior architecture and design solutions for clients across North America and around the globe. Our goal is to build relationships with our peers, our environment and most importantly, with our clients. We believe success is a mutual endeavor, benefiting our clients and our firm

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Centennial Activities

Digital Burnham


Digital Burnham is an exploration of two conditions that exist in Chicago, one visible, the other invisible. The visible structure of Chicago is based on a series of urban layers, including Daniel Burnham's plan, which evolved during the mechanical age. This is Chicago's past, its rearview mirror as Marshall McLuhan would call it, in which most Chicagoans comfortably exist. The other condition, which is present yet invisible in the urban structure, is the series of connections and effects generated by electronic information media.



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