University Planning Team Campus Redevelopment Presentation collection, 2005
Slide presentation and accompanying written documentation (7 pages photocopied from "Background Briefing Book for Urban Land Institute" [created in March, 1995]) given to IIT Board of Trustees, Jan. 18, 1995, by team of architects who presented alternative schemes for redevelopment of the university's main campus. Slides (ct.=28) contain "talking point" text phrases and include some statistics. (Slides are not in original order.) The individuals responsible for this project are identified in the materials as the University Planning Team and included the following: IIT Administration: Lew Collens; David Baker; Joel Asprooth; Mary Anne Smith; Nancy Hamill; Leroy Kennedy. Architects: DeStefano & Partners (Jim DeStefano, Ed Windhorst); Fujikawa, Johnson & Associates (Jerry Johnson, Tom Fujikawa); Lohan & Associates (Dirk Lohan, Terry Wendt); Optima, Inc. (David Hovey); IIT Architects (George Schipporeit, Dirk Denison, Peter Beltemacchi, [Sr.], David Sharpe).
Language of Materials
Records are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Available for Research
Following the IIT Board of Trustees' acceptance of the National Commission Report, a team of architects comprised of IIT architecture faculty members and outside professionals was assembled in 1994. A final decision whether the university would remain at its South State St. location (as recommended by the National Commission Report) was still pending. The team was asked to propose alternative plans for redevelopment of the campus to aid in making the decision. Their report, given in the form of a slide presentation and written document, was presented to the Board of Trustees Jan. 18, 1995. Four alternative schemes, which addressed the main concerns of 1) critical mass, 2) vehicular and pedestrian circulation, and 3) campus identity, were offered. Each included proposals for a Mies museum, landscaping, traffic planning, public transportation (the "El"), and neighboring Bronzeville businesses. The four schemes were identified as: Stand Alone Academic Campus; Central Circulation Mall; Core Pedestrian Campus; Village Center.
Catherine Bruck, University Archivist