During the final Tuesday Talks lecture, explore designs for the four lakefront kiosks commissioned by the Chicago Architecture Biennial. One kiosk was selected through an international competition, while the other three are the result of collaborations between local architecture programs and internationally renowned architects. Hear from the kiosk designers during this conversation, moderated by the Biennial’s co-artistic director Sarah Herda.

The Chicago Horizon, the kiosk competition winner, is located near the Shedd Aquarium on Museum Campus. Two of the School Kiosks can be found in Millennium Park on the Chase Promenade. The University of Illinois at Chicago kiosk is adjacent to ‘The Bean.’ Nearby, view a representation of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago kiosk design, which will be produced and installed in 2016. The Illinois Institute of Technology kiosk is represented by a model on display in the Cultural Center, and will be placed in 2016. The Chicago Architecture Biennial kiosks will be located along the lakefront from Montrose Beach to Harold Washington Park.

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The four Biennial lakefront kiosks include:

The Chicago Horizon   Ultramoderne
The Cent Pavilion   Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Illinois Institute of Technology
Rock   Kunlé Adeyemi, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Summer Vault   Paul Preissner, Paul Anderson, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture


Speakers include:

Aaron Forrest and Yasmin Vobis are the co-principals of Ultramoderne, an award-winning architecture and design firm located in Providence, RI. Ultramoderne is committed to creating architecture and public spaces that are at once modern, playful, and generous. The principals are driven by an experimental approach that leads to conceptually rigorous and well-executed designs. The office has experience working at a wide variety of scales, from single-family residences to urban-scale planning. Clients include the Van Alen Institute, National Parks Service, Chicago Parks District, and the Boston Society of Architects.

Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner started their collaboration by designing two barns for the 2013 Biennial of the Americas. Preissner runs Paul Preissner Architects and is associate professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Andersen founded Independent Architecture in 2009. He also teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is the author of The Architecture of Patterns (2010) and The Monuments Power the Cars (2015).

Agata Mierzwa Siemionow is an independent architect educated at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, an International Postgraduate Laboratory in Architecture. Being a part of Capital Cities Project she developed her interest in the political aspects of the architectural form and the city. She collaborated on Brussels a Manifesto: Towards the Capital of Europe (published by tge NAI). Siemionow was awarded several prizes in international architectural competitions. In her career she has collaborated with various young notable architects from Belgium, Italy, Israel, Switzerland and the Netherland, and the U.S. Currently she teaches as an assistant professor at IIT College of Architecture.

Douglas Pancoast is Associate Professor, Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received his BArch from the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Design and his MArch from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His work has been included in exhibitions at the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.; Architectural League of New York; and Cranbrook Kingswood Gallery. He has published work in the Princeton Architectural Press; Oculus; Architecture; and The Architectural Review. His awards include the Architectural League of New York Young Architects Forum Competition and the Charles E. Peterson Prize.