I was planning to lug the Yo-Cam down to the John Buck Company Lecture Hall Gallery to record architect Jeff Renterghem‘s lecture on One Museum Park and other Pappageorge / Haymes-designed buildings at Museum Park. Unfortunately, the Chicago Architecture Foundation doesn’t permit outside recording anymore, but it does archive its lunchtime lectures online for everyone to hear.
Two recent lectures covered downtown projects that we’ve written about recently and will continue to cover in the months to come. On Feb. 4, Melissa H. Clark of DeStefano & Partners talked about the conversion of the old Montgomery Ward building into the 120-unit Six North Michigan. That process, according the foundation’s lecture notes, involved “complete interior demolition and reconstruction of all the partitions, building services, elevators and stairs.” Closings have begun at Six North Michigan, and interior construction is nearing completion, according to @properties agent George Schultz.
The following week, Keith Campbell of RTKL Associates discussed the construction of Centrum Properties‘ Roosevelt Collection, a project whose design will “blur the distinction between public and private” spaces, he says. I reported on Monday that closings will begin on Roosevelt Collection’s soft lofts starting this June.
Check out both lectures in MP3 format by following the links below. Renterghem’s Museum Park lecture will be available for download sometime in April, says program director Whitney Moeller.