Designed in Chicago, Made in China

Blair Kamin hosts a discussion on architecture in urbanizing China

In December, 2013, two Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune journalists, architecture critic Blair Kamin and photographer John J. Kim visited several Chinese cities to look at the unique role Chicago architects and their designs are playing in a rapidly changing China.

Kamin and Kim look at Chicago architecture in China in the three-part Chicago Tribune series, “Designed in Chicago, Made in China.” VOA principal Chris Groesbeck and VOA managing principal Rick Fawell were prominently featured in the story.

Photo by John J. Kim, courtesy of Chicago Tribune

Photo by John J. Kim, courtesy of Chicago Tribune

The discussion continues with a Chicago Tribune Press Pass event at the Chicago Architecture Foundation on April 9, focusing on Kamin’s “Designed in Chicago, Made in China” series. Kamin will lead a panel discussion featuring Philip Enquist and Silas Chiow of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, Ralph Johnson of Perkins + Will and Jonathan Solomon Associate Dean at the Syracuse University School of Architecture. Kamin and panel will dig deep into the quality of life issues surfacing as world class architecture meets rapid urban development. The series is part of the Chicago Tribune’s “The Global City” initiative and we’re told it is likely to sell out.

Press Pass: Designed in Chicago, Made in China
Wednesday, April 9
Tickets available at
$25, 7 p.m., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

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