Mies van der Rohe was the mid-century minimalist who elevated Chicago's skyline and changed the world of architecture and fine living. He was dean of IIT's College of Architecture from 1938—1958, during which time he designed the master plan of the campus. The campus is deemed so vital to modern architecture that it was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places, and was designated one of the "150 great places in Illinois." Its masterpiece, S. R. Crown Hall, was named by Time magazine as one of the "Great Buildings of the World."
The Mies Society raises funds to restore and preserve his core campus buildings. As a membership organization with arts and culture as our base, we offer member events such as private home tours, gallery receptions, and innovative collaborations with local arts organizations.