AIA Guide to Chicago Named “Top 10 Publications from the Past 10 Years” by University of Illinois Press


The third edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago, a comprehensive index organized by building name and architect and features over 400 photos, specially commissioned maps, and over 1,000 buildings, is being recognized by the University of Illinois Press as one of its "Top 10 Publications from the Past 10 Years."

Residents and visitors alike are led through the works of Sullivan, Burnham, Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Weese, Netsch and countless others who have shaped Chicago into a world capital of architecture. From the invention of the skyscraper to the Bungalow Belt, Chicago's cityscape is a living history of architectural innovation and influence. The third edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago brings readers up to date on ten years (second edition, published 2004) of dynamic changes, including projects such as Studio Gang's Aqua, SOM's Trump Tower, and numerous others.

2021 is the 10th anniversaty of University Press Week, and the theme this year is #KeepUP, celebrating the ways university presses have evolved within the decade. University of Illinois Press is celebrating by releasing their "Top Ten Publications from the Past 10 Years,"

Read More & Purchase the Book Here. Look for a new fourth edition coming next summer!

Praise for the AIA Guide to Chicago:

"One could easily spend the better part of nearly every weekend for six months exploring the buildings and other sites detailed in these pages...AIA Guide to Chicago makes it difficult to come up with an excuse not to explore the city." - Chicago Book Review

"But in describing the many kinds of buildings-office buildings, apartment buildings, private homes, schools, churches, parks, and random curiosities-and pointing out details not only about architectural features but also who built them and why and how they've been used over the years, the authors also obliquely tell the stories of different neighborhoods.

The best way to use the book is, as the title implies, to take it along on a walk or a drive through some part of the city you've never been before and see what you can find." - Chicago Reader