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About Us

View Chicago is a Burnham-style collaboration between a diverse group of Chicago’s educational, cultural and civic institutions.

Founding Sponsors

Chicago Community Trust

Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust

Planning Sponsors

BMO Harris Bank

Exelon

HERE
The official map of View Chicago

In-kind Sponsors

AIA Chicago

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Chicago History Museum

Chicago Park District

Columbia College

David Woodhouse Architects

DePaul University

Simple Truth

The Project Team includes

David Woodhouse Architects
Architect

Chicago History Museum
Fiscal Agent

Falona Joy
Project Director
SNP Strategies

Jim Law
Project Manager

American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter Leads

Ed Uhlir
Executive Director
Uhlir Consulting

Fred Brandstrader, AIA SBRE

Planning Steering Committee members

Jim Alexander
Co-Trustee
Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust

Michelle Boone
Commissioner
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Warren Chapman
Senior Vice President
Columbia College

Melissa Hayes Cherry
Vice President for Cultural Tourism & Neighborhoods
Choose Chicago

Sunny Fischer

Emily Harris
Principal
Harris Strategies

Gary Johnson
President
Chicago History Museum

Donna La Pietra
Millennium Park Foundation

Tim Later
Chicago Park District

Susana Leyva
Office of the CEO, Communications & Strategy
BMO Harris

Andy Plews
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
BMO Harris

Barbara Radner
DePaul University

Lesley Slavitt
Vice President for Government Relations & University Outreach
Roosevelt University

Ed Uhlir
Executive Director
Uhlir Consulting

Design Task Force

Fred Brandstrader
Director
American Institute of Architects

Kerri Callahan
Director of Lighting Design
Lightswitch

Mike Delfini
Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
Shedd Aquarium

John Featherstone
Principal
Lightswitch

Susan Harrison
Adler Planetarium

Jaap Hoogstraten
The Field Museum

Avraham Mor
Partner
Lightswitch

Lynn Osmond
President
Chicago Architecture Foundation

Lou Raizin
President
Broadway in Chicago

Stanley Tigerman
Tigerman McCurry

David Woodhouse
Architect
David Woodhouse Architects

Wayfinding Task Force

Julia Bachrach
Historian and Preservationist
Chicago Park District

Robin Bargar
Dean of the School of Media Arts
Columbia College Chicago

Deborah Bekken
Director of Government Affairs and Sponsored Programs
The Field Museum

Susan Bennett
Executive Creative Director, Partner
Simple Truth

Julie Burros
Director of Cultural Planning for the City of Chicago
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Glenn Humphreys
Special Collections Librarian
Chicago Public Library

Russell Lewis
Executive Vice President and Chief Historian
Chicago History Museum

Elspeth Revere
Vice President, Media, Culture and Special Initiatives
MacArthur Foundation

Tim Samuelson
Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Jake Trussell
Creative Director
World Business Chicago

Columbia College
Technology Partner

Original Burnham Memorial Committee

Fred Brandstrader
Committee Chairman
AIA

Craig Brandt
AIA

Zurich Esposito
Executive Vice President
AIA Chicago

Reuben Hedlund

Jeff Jeno
AIA

Barb Phillips-Hartigan

Douglas Schroeder, FAIA

Jeff Scury

Susan Turner
AIA

Ed Uhlir
Professional Advisor
Uhlir Consulting

Richard Wilson
Assoc. AIA

Carol Wyant
Representing Richard Driehaus

Burnham Memorial Competition Jury Team

Gia Biagi
Chicago Park District

Howard S Decker, FAIA
Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn

George Hargreaves, FASLA
Hargreaves Associates

Tony Jones
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Douglas Kelbaugh, FAIA

Dr. Kristin Schaffer
North Carolina State University School of Architecture

Michael Vergason, FASLA
Michael Vergason Landscape Architects

Support

Preliminary planning for View Chicago has been made possible thanks to the generous financial support of the Chicago Community Trust and Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust.

Please contact us if you are interested in supporting View Chicago. Thank you.