Aerial view of the Olympic Park showing the Olympic Stadium the Aquatics Centre and Water Polo Arena to the left.

The Olympic Park: Planning Lessons from the Past

The Olympic Park, that globe hopping, financial sinkhole of an architectural achievement has long been the subject of awe and fascination, whether all the edifices stay standing post-games or not. Ecological buffs (and the city footing the cleaning bill) are still asking the same questions, this years Rio 2016 games being no different—after the fanfare of the…

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moss is Looking for a Project Manager | Architect

Moss is looking for a project manager | architect with 5-10 years of experience in all facets of project design: schematic design, CD’s, permitting, pricing and CA. Bonus points for construction management experience, since we build some of our own projects. Our culture and projects reflect our values. Life balance is essential and we are…

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corten at crew

Building Materials: Corten or Weathering Steel

Last week’s post featuring the recently completed Jordano Photography Studio also showed off a favorite exterior materials – Corten steel – in both its front facade and alley-side patio.  We’ve used it before at the Crew Bar + Grill and also have it on the books for several up and coming designs.  What is this intentionally weathering material…

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summer solstice sun and moon

Start of Summer: Love the sun … and keep your cool

Yesterday was both the summer solstice and the Strawberry moon!   Those two events – plus the weekend of sunny, muggy days – has kicked off Summer in Chicago.  If you missed it don’t panic, today will be almost as long and the moon nearly as full tonight … and its going to be hot for a…

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