Félix Candela's Concrete Shells: on view through March 3

Curated by Alexander Eisenschmidt, Félix Candela's Concrete Shells: An Engineered Architecture for México and Chicago roots Félix Candela (1910-1997) as one of the most prolific architects of the 20th century in his advanced geometric designs and lasting influence in contemporary architecture. Originated through the research of scholar Juan Ignacio del Cueto and curated by the architectural theorist and designer Alexander Eisenschmidt, the exhibition spotlights Félix Candela’s Concrete Shells through photographs, architectural models, and plans, as well as his time as a professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1971-1978. More»

Conversation with Alexander Eisenschmidt and Juan Ignacio del Cueto, 1/20 at 2pm

Félix Candela's Concrete Shells focuses on one of the most prolific architects of the 20th century, his advanced geometric concrete shell structures in México, his time in Chicago, his influence on contemporary culture, and his method of construction. Explore the works of Félix Candela during a discussion between scholar Juan Ignacio del Cueto and the curator of the current exhibition Alexander Eisenschmidt. More»

Creating Candela’s Cascarones: UIC Arquitectos Workshop, 1/27 at 3pm

Arquitectos and the School of Architecture at UIC present an afternoon workshop inspired by the work of Félix Candela. Participants learn about the influential style and techniques of Félix Candela, an architect best known for his innovative cascarones or shell structures, and creates a 3-D model based on Candela’s curved forms.Open to students and members of the public. All experience levels welcome. The workshop is free of charge and materials will be provided. Advanced registration is required and spots are limited. Register for the event: bit.ly/CandelaWorkshopUIC  More»