Ben Rose House, 1953 by James Speyer
Ben Rose House, 1953 by James Speyer

Panel Discussion: Preserving Chicago’s Glass Houses

Saturday, October 26, 2019
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Free with museum admission or current membership.

Join us for a panel discussion about Chicago’s progressive architectural developments, including numerous steel and glass houses in the greater metro area such as Farnsworth House, McCormick House, Ben Rose House, Rockwell House, and others. Attendees will learn more about these unique residential designs, the visionary architects, and the preservation challenges the homes present.

Moderator Dennis Rodkin, Crain’s Chicago Business reporter and “What’s that Building?” contributor to WBEZ Radio.

Panelists: Jim Baranski, Principal at Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy Architects & Planners; Nathan Kipnis, Founder and Principal of Kipnis Architecture + Planning; Bonnie McDonald, President and CEO of Landmarks Illinois; John McKinnon, Executive Director of the Elmhurst Art Museum; and Scott Mehaffey, Executive Director of the Farnsworth House.

Co-organized with The Farnsworth House in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Part of Arts DuPage Month.