Around Town: IIT Main Campus

by New Idiom



Mies Van der Rohe Tour
IIT Main Campus, August 2008

This past August new ID students visited the IIT main campus and the Institute’s past (Crown Hall) for a tour of the campus and its landmark buildings. The Mies van der Rohe campus gave us a healthy dose of the Bauhaus ideals—an inspiring starting point to our graduate education. New buildings by Rem Koolhaas of OMA and by Murphy/Jahn sparked notions of dissonance and accord, reminding us that nothing is sacred and that change is constant.

Foot sore, but with spirits high, we returned to ID ready to start the new year.