John Vinci: Life & Landmarks

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:30 in the afternoon

S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street, Chicago

Upon graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture in 1960, John went on to win acclaim for his pioneering activism for the cause of historic preservation as well as for restoring such early Chicago landmarks as Sullivan’s Stock Exchange Trading Room and the Carson Pirie Scott Building, Wright’s Home Studio and the Robie House and Burnham & Root’s Monadnock Building.  Vinci has also designed numerous important residential and institutional commissions such as the Arts Club of Chicago and the award-winning Davis House that fuse the rigor of his early education at IIT with the stylistic brio of the globally important First Chicago School of Architecture.


5:30:   Reception

6:00:   Remarks by Robert Sharoff, John Vinci, William Zbaren (and other participants)

7:00:   Reception with Music by VanderCook College of Music. Books will be available.

Please visit Lower Level (Graham Resource Center) exhibition co-curated by Michelangelo Sabatino and Kim Soss: “I Don’t Respect Mies, I Love Mies”: A History of the McComick Tribune Campus Center (1997-2003)


We gratefully extend our thanks to AIA Chicago, Alphawood Foundation, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Docomomo Chicago, Driehaus Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, Landmarks Illinois, Preservation Chicago, Society of Architectural Historians.

RSVP: Register online or call 312.567.5030 not later than October 9. Space is limited.

Parking: Complimentary in Lots D1, D2 or D5