Crown Hall (IIT College of Architecture)

Mies van der Rohe
Chicago, Illinois

This Miesian building is… guess what, Mies’s design! Him starting a legacy here and all, there are a number of similar transparent, steel-framed, and gridded buildings around the campus with real Barcelona chairs for student use. The interior is an open plan with a strong connection to the outside. Divided with only a few partitions and student lockers, the perfectly gridded, plain white open space did seem a little daunting.