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McCormick Tribune Campus Center (Chicago, Ill.)



In July 1997, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago announced the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation International Design Competition to select an architect for the building which later became identified as the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (aka, MTCC) on the campus of Illinois Tech. Thirty-nine architects reviewed the initial submissions and chose five teams to submit models. The five finalists were: Peter Eisenman (New York), Zaha Hadid (London), Rem Koolhaas (Rotterdam), Helmut Jahn and Werner Sobek (Chicago and Stuttgart), and Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (Tokyo). The final presentations were held in Feb. 1998, with a public announcement and reception held on Feb. 5, 1998. Jury members who chose the winner were: James Ingo Freed, K. Michael Hayes, Phyllis Lambert, Mark Scogin (chair), Rick Solomon. On selection of the architect - Rem Koolhaas, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (aka, OMA), Netherlands - the McCormick Tribune Foundation announced a $10 million gift to the university (which was matched by the Galvin-Pritzker Challenge Grant) for the construction of the building. An Illinois FIRST $9 million grant for construction of the Exelon Tube (noise buffer around the Chicago CTA Green Line El, i.e., the elevated public transit train, which runs over the Campus Center) was announced by Gov. George Ryan on Dec. 7, 1999. Groundbreaking for MTCC was held in March 9, 2000, and the building was dedicated Sept. 30, 2003.

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation International Design Competition collection, 1998-1999

Identifier: 037.08.01
Description of the Collection

Materials documenting the final phase of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation International Design Competition. Includes images of models and drawings, photos of finalists, and other materials.

Dates: 1998-1999

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation International Design Competition videos, 1997-1999

Identifier: 037.08.02
Description of the Collection

Eight videocassettes of presentations by finalist architects who had submitted designs for the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation International Design Competition at Illinois Institute of Technology in the late 1990s. The tapes bear the following notations: 1) Bob Galvin interview, 11/21/1996 2) Zaha Hadid, 3/11/1998 3) Sejima/Nishizawa, 3/11/1998 4) Rem Koolhaas, 3/11/1998 5) Peter Eisenman, 4/1/1998 6) Goodman/Miller, 4/1/1998 7-8) 1998-1999 Television Highlights (2 copies)

Dates: 1997-1999

Additional filters:

College buildings 10
Architectural drawings (visual works) 5
Campus planning 5
Architecture--Designs and plans 4
Audio-visual materials 3

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