MORE NEW ADDITIONS TO R+D STUDIO LLC
CHICAGO-We've got another new addition to annouce. Isa Rose Goodman-Canna was born today. She's small, but is really good with BIM. As soon as we get her a new laptop, we expect to have her up and running.
SECOND PRIZE - RECONQUISTA CIVIC CENTER
CHICAGO-We've just been informed that we took second prize in the Reconquista Civic Center competition in Argentina. Our partner in Argentina, Maria Eugenia Velazquez, will be travelling to Reconquista to receive the prize in person, from the Governor of Santa Fe province, himself, apparently.
For more information on the competition, click here.
IIT SPACE PLANNING PROJECT
CHICAGO-We've just been hired to do some very interesting work for the Illinois Institute of Technology. We'll be studying their campus plan, and helping them with the overall space planning of the campus. Work begins now. We hope to be able to share details soon.
NEW ADDITIONS TO R+D STUDIO LLC
CHICAGO-We're happy to welcome some new collaborators in our office. Ryan Dobbs, Angela Khermouch, Stacy Morton, and Lauren Wissman -- former students of ours, all. Welcome aboard!
MINE THE GAP EXHIBITION OPENS
CHICAGO-Romina Canna and David Goodman served as Romina Canna and David Goodman served as Guest Curators, Contributors, and Tapers of Presentation Boards on the Wall for the Mine The Gap Exhibition, now open at the John David Mooney Foundation. The show, sponsored by the Chicago Architectural Club and the Mooney Foundation, displays the results of the MINE THE GAP competition. Fox News was there, too, wowed as they could not help but be by the below performance. Anyway -- see the show! It runs for three weeks.
DOES THIS COUNT AGAINST OUR 15 MINUTES?
CHICAGO-We were on Fox news. No, really. We were. If you blinked you might have miised it. We were interviewed about the competition we're running for the Chicago Architectural Club -- MINE THE GAP. What to do with the hole where the Spire was supposed to go. We gave hours of lucid and insightful commentary to Tera Williams of Fox News Chicago, which was clearly reflected in the challenging and profound video below.
BURNHAM 2.0 EXHIBITION OPENS
CHICAGO-Romina Canna and David Goodman served as Guest Curators, Contributors, and Tapers of Red Lines on the Floor for the Burnham 2.0 Exhibition, now open at the Chicago History Museum. The show, sponsored by the Chicago Architectural Club and the Chicago Humanities Festival, marks the Centennial of Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago with a series of speculative projects for the future of the city. It runs through April. You should go see it.
THERE HAS BEEN, APPARENTLY, SOME KIND OF ELECTION
CHICAGO-It seems as though some kind of election has taken place, in which one candidate, favored locally, has defeated the other. R+D STUDIO LLC will keep you up to date on the implications of what seems to have just happened.
PUBLICATION: WALTER NETSCH
CHICAGO-Northwestern University Library and the NU Press have just published an anthology of essays on Walter Netsch. David wrote an essay for the book: "Five Imagined Histories". Sadly, Walter passed away before the book was formally released, though we're told he did get to see the proofs. Anyway, an interesting book; buy one or several here. We're at number 1,431,947 on Amazon this week, and holding steady!
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURAL CLUB LAUNCHES BURNHAM 2.0:
CHICAGO-The Chicago Architectural Club, along with the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Chicago History Museum, is organizing BURNHAM 2.0: A Patchwork Plan. The event will mark the centennial of Burnham and Bennett’s Plan of Chicago through new projects and speculations.
We're working on a collaborative urban plan and an international design competition for the reshaping of the metropolitan Chicago and the Midwest through a regional high-speed rail system.
We're working on two parallel trajectories:
1. An international design competition, which will be launched in Summer 2008. This competition will deal with one of the puzzle pieces in the new composite urban plan, the development of an intermodal train terminal in Chicago’s West Loop district.
2. In parallel to the international design competition, members of the Chicago Architectural Club will be working in teams to rethink the Chicago metropolitan area upon the arrival of high-speed rail. The city will be divided into discrete zones, and teams will work in loose affiliation with one another to produce a patchwork urban plan.
The Patchwork Plan and the results of the competition will be exhibited at the Chicago History Museum starting 8 November 2008. The show will run for roughly two months at the Museum, and may be continued at another venue at the end of its run at the Museum. A Colloquium and Panel discussion with invited guests is also scheduled for the first week of November at the History Museum.
Stay tuned. For a little more information, click on the link below.
SPAIN WINS EUROPEAN CUP: R+D STUDIO LLC WATCH ON TELEVISION
VIENNA-The Spanish national soccer team defeated Germany 1-0, securing the first European title for Spain since 1964. Although neither Canna nor Goodman appeared on the pitch for the Spanish, they did watch the entire tournament with great seriousness and sense of purpose, frequently shouting instructions and motivational chants at the television.
R+D NAMED PRESIDENTS OF CHICAGO ARCHITECTURAL CLUB
CHICAGO-Romina Canna and David Goodman have been named Presidents of the Chicago Architectural Club. As darkness fell last night, they were inaugurated in a top secret ceremony held in the fortified bunker beneath the Chicago Architectural Club Presidential Palace. Their Presidency will, no doubt, usher in an era of unprecedented harmony and prosperity for architects across Chicago.