Mies Birthday Party Celebration

This much-anticipated annual party in honor of Mies van der Rohe’s birthday, sponsored by the Mies van der Rohe Society, will feature an evening celebrating the pedagogy of Mies:

• Visual Training is a series of courses developed and taught by Walter Peterhans for many years, aimed at sharpening visual perception in the making of form and space.
• Collage is the study of objects and space, enhanced by their mutual relationship and how they express sculpture and painting as integrated with architecture.
• Space Models are the essential means for the study of space, utilizing the integration of visual training and collage, contributing to space as an architectural problem.

This exhibition, curated by Mies’ students, Professor Arthur Takeuchi, San Utsunomiya, and Kristin Jones and their students, celebrates the legacy and provides for the preservation of these original drawings, collages, and models.

Thursday, March 22, 2018
5:30pm Reception (open to paid attendees only)
6:30pm Program
7:30pm Toast

$50 per person or $125 per person includes ticket plus one year membership to the Mies van der Rohe Society at the Concrete ($100) level. Illinois Tech students are admitted to the program at no

S.R. Crown Hall
3360 South State St
Chicago, IL 60616

RSVP by Thursday, March 15, 2018 to Laura Raymond at 312.567.5030 or rsvpevents@iit.edu, or register online.

We gratefully extend our thanks to the College of Architecture, AIA Chicago, Knoll International and Society of Architectural Historians.

Complimentary parking is available in all general campus parking lots. Please display this parking PDF on your dashboard when parking to avoid citation.

Photo Credit:
Mies van der Rohe, Resor House, project (Jackson Hole, Wyoming). Perspective of living room through south glass wall. 1937-1941 (unbuilt). New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Graphite and collage of wood veneer and cut-and-pasted reproduction and photograph and graphite on illustration board, 30″ x 40″ (76.1 x 101.5 cm). © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn