Proof of Concept MIDTERM REVIEW tomorrow, 2pm

Good evening all.  Tomorrow is the big day.  Put the finishing touches on your work, get some sleep and let’s have a good conversation tomorrow.

Starting at 2:00pm sharp we will review our projects in Crown Hall Upper Center Core and North Core.  Please begin pinning up early and be ready to go.  The requirements are simple:  a site model and a site drawing.  Anything and everything else is a bonus.  And the questions are simple: Why is your big idea a good one?  What are the architectural systems you are masterfully wielding? How with those systems come together into a beautiful architectural experience?

Look for emails from you professors with any specific information, but in general we will review by studios in the below locations:

DeSalvo – North Core West

Kwong – North Core East

Mills – North Center Core West

Pritchett – North Center Core East

Schachman – Center Core West

Tinucci – Center Core East

We look forward to seeing all the work.



Below is the DRAFT schedule for our upcoming trip to Detroit:

Friday, September 28th

7:30 am (CST)

Depart Chicago – Students are responsible for coordinating car pools. Faculty will meet students in Ann Arbor.

1:00pm (EST)

Arrive University of Michigan Tubman College of Architecture

Tour School of Architecture and meet w/ students

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

University of Michigan

2000 Bonisteel Boulevard

Ann Arbor, MI

[Park in lot off of Fuller Road near Bonisteel]

Additional Points of interest:

University of Michigan Museum of Art [open 11am-5pm]

Zingerman’s Deli [422 Detroit Street] – lunch before or after


2:30 pm

Depart University of Michigan


3:30 pm

Arrive at Michigan Building Parking Garage [1926]

Renaissance Style Parking Garage

220 Bagley Street

[Corner of Bagley Street and Grand River Avenue, limited street parking available]

Meet outside of lobby on street.

4:00 pm

Tour City –

a. Packard Plant/Bloody Run [East Grand Boulevard and Concord Street] Street Parking available

b. Heidelberg Project [3600 Heidelberg Street, Detroit]

5:15 pm

Arrive at Lafayette Park, meet at Mies Memorial [in strip mall]

c. Lafayette Park miesdetroit [1561 East Lafayette Street, Detroit]

[Park in strip mall parking lot, memorial is between the two strips, we’ll meet there and walk to the town homes together]


6:45 pm

d. Michigan Central Train Depot (abandoned rail station), 16th Ave. and Lacombe Drive [Roosevelt Park]

Street parking available


7:00 pm

Disband – Students are on your own for dinner and exploring the nightlife in the city.

Students are also to make their own sleeping accommodations for the evening.


Saturday, February 22nd

10:00 am

Meet at Belle Isle Aquarium (1904 designed by Albert Khan)

8109 E Jefferson Ave., Belle Isle, Detroit (1880s Frederick Law Olmsted)


Drive through Boston Edison Neighborhood

140 Edison, Detroit [Eastern Portion: between Woodward Ave. and the Lodge Freeway: on Boston Boulevard, Longfellow and Edison Ave.]

12:00pm Meet at Eastern Market, 2934 Russell Street, Detroit

1:00pm Dan Carmody, President, Eastern Market Corporation will speak to us about the Institution’s mission and vision.


3:00 pm Return to Chicago

Other possibilities:

Cranbrook Academy of Art

39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

SOFA panels back to the shop today

All, Just a reminder that John Kriegshauser and Frank Flury have requested we return the panels to the shop today for a tour they are giving tomorrow. It’s important to them, so it’s important to us, despite the hassle.

Thanks in advance for your COLLECTIVE effort to do so. If all 80 of you do this at the same time it will take no time at all.