North Central College - Naperville, IL

Chicago Excursion

Join colleagues in an excursion into the city of Chicago for an extraordinary opportunity to tour premiere architectural sites with Pulitzer-Prize winning architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune, Blair Kamin. We'll leave by bus for a private tour and reception at one of the first of the internationally recognized Mies Van der Rohe "glass boxes," then be guided in a private tour of the historic Tribune Tower. Next our bus will take us to Millennium Park, where we'll learn of the newest developments along the Chicago lakeshore while walking a brief distance to The Gage for dinner, a noted Chicago restaurant where Executive Chef Dirk Flanigan has recently been recognized in the 2011 James Beard Award competitions. Make a reservation by registering for this event today.

About Blair Kamin

Blair KaminBlair Kamin is the architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune, a post he has held since 1992, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1999.Kamin is a contributing editor of Architectural Record magazine and was part of a team of editors, writers, photographers and critics for the magazine, which won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2003. Kamin has lectured nationwide and appeared on many radio and television programs, including ABC’s “Nightline,” “NBC Nightly News,” “CBS Sunday Morning” and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” His Cityscapes blog has been nationally recognized. Kamin is author of “Tribune Tower: American Landmark” (2000), the critically acclaimed “Why Architecture Matters: Lessons from Chicago” (2001) and, most recently, “Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age,” which Kai Ryssdal of American Public Media’s Marketplace named one of the best books of 2010.