IIT and the Mies van der Rohe Society present Mies van der Rohe Birthday Celebration: Steppin’ Up! Thursday, March 24, 2022

Mies van der Rohe Birthday Celebration: Steppin’ Up! Image credit: Mies van der Rohe Society

Join IIT and the Mies van der Rohe Society for Mies’ 136 Birthday Celebration

Join the Mies van der Rohe Society and Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture to celebrate Mies’ 136th birthday and our successful fundraising efforts to rebuild the South Porch and steps of S.R. Crown Hall. Architect T. Gunny Harboe, FAIA, will talk about the current stage of the project. Enjoy a red carpet style cocktail party and mix and mingle with fellow alums and friends.

The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize exhibit will be on display with thought provoking architectural projects from North, South, and Central America. Founded in 2012, this biennial award at Illinois Tech recognizes excellence in built works of architecture in the Americas.

Venetia Stifler and Concert Dance Inc. will perform a brief dance piece at the South Porch as a crescendo to Dirk Lohan’s yearly toast to his grandfather, Mies. Lohan is a trustee emeritus and alum at Illinois Tech, a founding member of the Mies Society, and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

S. R. Crown Hall, 3360 South State Street

Tickets are $100 and $25 for students (ticket price includes a one-year membership to the Mies van der Rohe Society.)

To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit the Mies van der Rohe Society website

“The Mies van der Rohe Society is dedicated to preserving Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s legacy and maintaining the architectural integrity of his buildings at Illinois Institute of Technology, enhancing educational programs for the students, and reinforcing Chicago’s international reputation for architectural distinction.”

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