Field Work: Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571


We’ll all meet at the boathouse tomorrow no later than 2:30p unless your instructor has informed you otherwise.  See you there!

Just in case you need some help finding it, the address is: Park 571, 2754 S Eleanor, Chicago IL 60608.



A few reminders and updates:


We will be traveling to Cincinnati on February 27th, 28th (and extending into the 29th if you are interested).  That is 3 weeks from this Friday.

The trip will include visits to the University of Cincinnati to the see the Architecture School (also a 5 year program), the many incredible buildings on campus designed by well known architects including Morphosis, Peter Eisenman and Frank Gehry, and the Contemporary Art Museum design by Zaha Hadid.

The very rough plan is to leave very early Friday the 27th and spend the rest of the day seeing as much as possible on the University of Cincinnati campus. On Saturday, we’ll see other neighborhoods around the city and tour the downtown and art museum.  On Sunday we’ll leave early and can potentially take the long way home to see the Toledo Glass Museum by SANAA.

Please request time off from your jobs, etc so that you can join us.  Both Professor Felsen and Professor Miller have excused you from their classes on that day so that you may travel with us to see what Cincinnati has to offer. If you have another class that day and would like for me to reach out to your professor to ask the same, please let me know.

Travel and lodging in Cincinnati will be your responsibility, so please begin making arrangements now.  Please arrange carpools promptly, and please let your professors know if you need a ride so that we can assist in filling cars.

Friends, family, and other architecture students are welcome so please invite them along as well.  As of right now, Professor Schachman’s Cloud Studio will also be joining us for portions of the trip.

We will provide more complete information on February 13th and February 20th in lecture.  Details will include specific itinerary and schedule as well as specific lodging and dining recommendations.

St. Louis Field Trip Itinerary/Details

StLouisArchSt. Louis Field Trip Itinerary

Friday, April 12th:

12:00-12:30pm – Lunch (optional) – Pappy’s Barbeque, 3106 Olive St., 63103.

1:30pm – Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (admission free). 3716 Washington Blvd. 63108.

3:00pm – Contemporary Art Museum (admission free). 3750 Washington Blvd. 63108.

4:00pm – (potentially) Cathedral Basilica. 4432 Maryland Ave. 63108.

4:30pm – St. Louis Art Museum East Expansion (exterior only).  1 S. Kingshighway Blvd. 63110.

5:00pm – Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. 1 Brookings Dr. 63112.

6:00pm – (potentially) Washington University School of Architecture.


Getting there:

Google it.  Highway 55 south to Highway 40 west to Grand Blvd. North to Washington Blvd. West. Once on 55 it’s all of two or three turns.


STL Metrolink.


Cool Neighborhoods (with plenty of good food):

Delmar Loop. 6200-6600 W. Delmar Blvd.

Central West End. 20-400 N. Euclid Ave.

Lafayette Square. 1800 Park Avenue.

Soulard (soulard market). 730 Carroll St.

The Hill (italian neighborhood). 5141 Wilson Ave. Marconi and Shaw Ave.


Noteworthy places to eat/drink:

Pappy’s Barbeque. Great barbeque near the Pulitzer. 3106 Olive St.

Amighettis Bakery. Italian sandwiches on The Hill.  5141 Wilson Ave.

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.  Speaks for itself. 6726 Chippewa St.

The Good Pie. Thin crust pizza. 3137 Olive.

Dressels Public House. Pub food. 419 N. Euclid Ave. Central West End.

Kaldis Coffeehouse. 700 De Mun Ave. Clayton. 63105.

Sump Coffee. 3700 S. Jefferson Ave. Soulard neighborhood.

Six Row Brewing Co. 3690 Forest Park Ave. Near Pulitzer.

Square One Brewery. 1727 Park Ave. In Lafayette Square.


Potential Places to stay:

Comfort Inn Central West End – 314.361.4900. 4630 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, Mo, 63108

Holiday Inn Forest Park – 314.645.0700. 5915 Willson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Red Roof Inn – 314.645.0101. 5823 Wilson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Huckleberry Finn Youth Hostel. 314.241.0076. 1906 S. 12th St. Louis, MO, 63104.


Saturday, April 13th:

Potential sites, times to be determined Friday.

City Museum. 1510 Delmar Blvd. 314.231.2489.

Cathedral Basilica (see above, depending on how Friday’s schedule went).

Downton STL, Wainwright Building, Serra Sculpture.

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial – St. Louis Arch. 11 4th st. 877.982.1410.

Forest Park (Muny Theater, History Museum, Jewel Box).

Fox Theater. 527 N. Grand Blvd. 314.534.1678

Missouri Botanical Garden. 4344 Shaw Blvd. 63110. 314.577.5100.

Laumeier Sculpture Garden. 12580 Rott Rd. 63127. 314.615.5278.