A Look At Brutalism

rSalk Institute, San Diego, architect - Louis Kahn

When I’ve discussed Brutalist architecture on photowalks or presentations I often get asked why it’s called this so I thought a quick post with a little explanation along with some pics might be useful. Simply looking at any building we’d classify as brutalist, the name is inherently fitting as the buildings all look, well, brutal. […]

Northwestern Photowalk

kellogg school of management, kpmb architects, northwestern university

  It’s been a couple of years since I’ve explored Northwestern’s campus with my camera. This location can’t be beat, right on the lake with great trails and fantastic architecture! I also haven’t led a photowalk in quite a long time, about 2 years. With Covid, it was nice to have a few hours with […]

Brutalism Around Chicago

55 west wacker, brutalist architecture

The Chicago Magazine assignment about brutalist architecture had me shooting around Chicago’s loop, southside and even one suburb. I’ve shared separate posts from River City and the Regenstein Library, they were definitely my favorites of the seven locations. For the remaining five, I’ll share them all in this post. First up, my next favorite, the Science & […]

Brutalism: Regenstein Library

regenstein library, university of chicago

The Regenstein Library was another stop for the Chicago Magazine brutalist assignment, and maybe my favorite of the 7 locations. Located on the University of Chicago campus, I’ve been over here before but never paid much attention to this building. However, this building, in particular, gave me a much better appreciation for this style of […]

Brutalism: River City

river city, bertrand goldberg, brutalist architecture

  Last summer Chicago Magazine commissioned me to shoot 7 Brutalist buildings in the Chicago area for their November issue. If you’re unfamiliar with this style of architecture, it was common from the 1950’s-1970’s and consists largely of raw concrete, giving a cold, oftentimes, oppressive feeling. It was quite popular for institutional buildings: schools, government, […]

Geisel Library

geisel library, dr seuss, brutlist architecture

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! How fitting that a library would be named in honor of the one-and-only Dr. Seuss! And to have the Dr. Seuss Collection housed in […]