A. Caldwell and the A-Bomb
The Creation of a Prairie Architect
Alfred Caldwell, the beloved educator, architect, and landscape architect, has impacted generations through his teachings and works. Best known for his Lily Pond in Lincoln Park, Alfred Caldwell created masterful works during his long career that began with an apprenticeship with the renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen. This lecture will present the life and work of Alfred Caldwell to a new audience by exploring the influences that led to his singular landscapes and buildings.
Benjamin Riley AIA
The speaker, Benjamin Riley, is a practicing architect in Illinois and a full-time faculty member in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, IIT. After graduating IIT, Mr. Riley worked for large and small architectural firms in Chicago. He began his own practice in 1996. In 1999, Mr. Riley was brought back to IIT to teach visual training – which he still teaches – and is currently the director of the undergraduate’s second-year studio, a course made renowned by Alfred Caldwell. Mr. Riley’s other academic pursuits at IIT have included lecturing broadly on architecture and building materials and having taught freehand drawing.
The lecture will begin at 7pm Thursday May 29, 2008 at Riverside Township Hall. All are welcome.