The 5th International Congress on Construction History is partner to an historic event tonight…”We Built Chicago” will feature representatives from some of the Chicago construction industry’s most storied firms–Pepper, Berglund, McHugh, and Ozinga among them–discussing their companies histories and contributions to the city’s development. Mary Brush from Brush Architects and Marvin Levine from the Levine Company–both tireless supporters of Construction History in the city and of this week’s Congress–will moderate. And a reception afterwards promises a good chance for international scholars and local heroes to meet, share a drink, and find out more about each others’ worlds.
5:00-8:00pm School of the Art Institute Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.
Free and open to the public (no ticket needed, despite the rather nice one shown…) –more details at 5icch.org
Many thanks to the Builders Association of Chicago for sponsoring the event and the School of the Art Institute’s Historic Preservation Program for donating spac