Chicago Architecture Foundation Architect Talk Series

Price — $15.00

Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon to moderate talk on Public Library Design.

“Composition, Contrast, Complexity” is a perfect summary of the rich sensory journey visitors experience in a space designed by Mecanoo Architects. It’s also the title of founding partner Francine Houben’s book about the Dutch firm. Join Houben as she reflects on her 30-year international career, her design inspirations and several current Mecanoo commissions—including the renovation of the iconic New York Public Library’s flagship location.

Chicago Architecture Foundation Architect Talk Series

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

More in


We have more things to offer.

Things To Do

Whether you are sightseeing during the day, seeking family friendly options or enjoying the famous nightlife, the infectious energy of the city will make it a trip to remember.

Things To Do


We welcome you to think of the hotels along The Magnificent Mile as your home away from home.

Plan your stay


The Magnificent Mile is in the heart of Chicago's famous culinary scene and offers visitors a delectable spread of places to dine.


Don’t miss out
ON Magnificent updates

Sign up for our magnificent updates. A round up of fun events, exclusive deals and happenings along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Never miss a magnificent moment.