Time and Place
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 170
“Future Firm: Recent Work” presentation by Ann Lui, Future Firm, Co-Founder
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Assistant Professor and Craig Reschke, Future Firm, Co-Founder
University of Illinois, Designer-in-Residence
This lecture is Sponsored by SARUP DAR.
Ann Lui, AIA, is an architect and assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Previously, she practiced at SOM, Ann Beha Architects and Morphosis Architects. She was co-curator of the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 titled Dimensions of Citizenship, and co-edited with Gediminas Urbonas of Public Space? Lost and Found (MIT/SA+P Press, 2015), on aesthetic and spatial practices in the civic realm. Lui was recently named Newcity’s “Designer of the Moment” and Crain’s “40 Under 40.” She holds an SMArchS from MIT and a B.Arch from Cornell University, where she was awarded the Charles Goodwin Sands Medal and the Clifton Beckwith Brown Memorial Medal.
Craig Reschke, AIA, is an architect and Designer-in-Residence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before founding Future Firm, Craig was a project architect at SOM and RODE Architects, where he led the design of buildings at many scales in the U.S. and abroad. His research explores ‘fast matter’ in rural landscapes, focusing on precision agriculture technologies as a tool for hacking the federal Conservation Reserve Program. This work was awarded Harvard GSD’s Penny White Prize and was recently published in Codify: Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture (Routledge, 2018). He holds a MLA from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where he graduated with the Jacob Weidenmann Prize.
Future Firm designs spaces, big and small, for people to come together in new ways. Founded by Craig Reschke and Ann Lui in 2015, the Chicago-based architecture practice spans diverse scales: from pop-up exhibition spaces, to residential and commercial buildings, to urban and territorial speculations. Future Firm’s work has been exhibited at Storefront for Art & Architecture, New Museum’s Ideas City and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and published in The Architect’s Newspaper, Chicago Architect, Mas Context and Newcity. Future Firm also currently operates The Night Gallery, a nocturnal exhibition space on Chicago’s south side, which features video and film works by artists and architects from sunset to sunrise.
All lectures are free and open to the public.
Additional information about the lectures and exhibitions can be found by contacting the main reception at (414) 229-4014, and by emailing any inquiries to Associate Dean Karl Wallick.