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IIT in the Landscape, After Mies and Caldwell report, 1999

Identifier: 037.02.45

Publication titled IIT in the Landscape: 1999 Illinois Institute of Technology West Campus Landscape Master Plan. After Mies and Caldwell: A Report to the Mies Campus Committee. The Plan concerns IIT's main campus at 33rd and S. State Streets. "West campus" refers to the academic area on the west side of State St., as opposed to the residential area on the east side of the street. Fifty-one page document with drawings, photos, text, and tables. Contents as follows: Introduction; Large-Scale Campus Landscape Issues; Strengths and Weaknesses of the Campus Landscape; The Mies and Caldwell Legacy; Recommendations; Project Priorities and Decision Pathways; Probably Construction Costs; Afterword. Member of the Mies Campus Committee were: David E. Baker; Jean Bingham; John P. Collins; Tracy Forman; Thomas S. Garrow; Nancy Hamill; Kevin Harrington; John S. Kallend; Donna Robertson; Janet Rogatz; George Schipporeit; David C. Sharpe; Richard R. Thomas. The Campus Master Planners were: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. (Cambridge, MA); Peter Lindsay Schaudt Landscape Architecture, Inc. (Chicago); Charter Sills & Associates (Champaign, IL).


  • Creation: 1999


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

1 Book

Biographical Note

In 1996 Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) retained Lohan Associates to address current and future university departmental requirements. The university had recently reorganized the administrative and academic structure and desired to relocate and consolidate departments to meet future needs or the main campus. As a result of the Lohan study, a major redesign of the IIT main campus at 33rd and State Streets on Chicago's South Side was undertaken. Over the next several years, university activities included physical relocation of multiple campus offices and departments with associated re-design of spaces in various campus buildings, construction of two new buildings (McCormick Tribune Campus Center and State St. Village dorms), renovation of five Mies van der Rohe buildings (ongoing as of April 2004), and extensive landscaping along State St. and to substantial portions of the campus.

Related Material

See Lohan Master Plan; specifically document number 19990410.01 & 19990410.02


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 6/16/2004

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