Saarinen + Netsch: Crow Island School and Northwestern University Library

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This tour explores two revolutionary educational buildings. The landmark Crow Island School (1940) by Perkins, Wheeler and Will and Eero Saarinen is an International Style design worthy of the progressive philosophy of this elementary school. Northwestern University’s main library (1970), was designed by Walter Netsch in his signature Brutalist aesthetic and embodies his “Field Theory” philosophy of rotating geometric shapes.

This tour starts and ends at the UIC Academic and Residential Complex.

Duration: 4 hours
Capacity: 30

You must be registered for the Chicago Symposium to sign up for this tour. Guests can add tours during the registration process or later via links found in the registration confirmation email. Individual tickets will be made available to those not registered for the Symposium four weeks prior to the event.