Félix Candela's Concrete Shells: An Engineered Architecture for México and Chicago

Curated by Alexander Eisenschmidt

Arcitectos

Were you a colleague or student of Félix Candela? Did you have a particularly memorable class or conversation with Candela? Do you have photos of Candela in Chicago? As part of the current exhibition at Gallery 400, we invite you to share your memories of Félix Candela’s time in Chicago.

Félix Candela moved from México after receiving a faculty position in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1971. He remained in Chicago until 1978. Despite his status as one of the most prolific architects of the 20th century, not much is known about this period of his life in Chicago. We are calling on you to help us illuminate the importance of Candela's time in Chicago to add to his lasting influence on architecture as we know it today.

You may write a short or long-form response and/or upload files using the form below. Please indicate whether we can share your account as part of the exhibition at Gallery 400, Félix Candela's Concrete Shells: An Engineered Architecture for México and Chicago.

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