August 22, 2004

CBB hosted a tour of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) campus on August 22, 2004, including an overview of their Archives from the New Bauhaus/Institute of Design. The guided tour was led by Justine Jentes (Director of Marketing) and Paul Millman (Director of Development) of the Mies van der Rohe Society (visit their website and join!). The lecture was led by University Archivist and CBB member, Catherine Bruck. We thank them for their generous hospitality and insightful information! What a wonderful tour we had!

Our afternoon included a guided detailed campus tour including the McCormick-Tribune Campus Center by Rem Koolhaas, State Street Village (new dorms) by Helmut Jahn, the Commons, Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St. Savior, and S. R. Crown Hall all by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Then we met in the Galvin Library/IIT Archives, where Catherine led a “show and tell” about the Institute of Design collection in the Archives. We enjoyed seeing and touching some of the many amazing and rare objects in the collection, including early photographs, original student projects, vintage publications, artwork and more, from the very early days of the New Bauhaus / Institute of Design.

The day ended with fellowship and a delicious dinner at Panang Restaurant in nearby Chinatown.