The Urban Network is sponsoring the University of Chicago’s Campus Edges Shuttle Tour which will run on select weekends during the Chicago Architectural Biennial, visiting various sites of architectural activity and speculation on and around the University's Hyde Park campus. The tour explores the current and former edges of the university's campus, using architecture as a means of understanding the university's changing relationship with its neighbors.
Tours will include the proposed sites for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park and Washington Park; the construction site for a new campus residence hall designed by Studio Gang Architects; the University’s Arts Incubator, envisioned by artist and UChicago faculty member Theaster Gates; and the campus' landmark Mid-century buildings by Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe.
The shuttle tour will be free and open to the public and will run on select Saturdays and Sundays in October. Other tour highlights include the Logan Center for the Arts designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, Museum Campus South, the Rebuild Foundation’s Stony Island Arts Bank, among others. Visitors can use the shuttle as a hop-on, hop-off means to stop at various destinations, or experience the tour as a continuous trip. Hop on/hop off sites include the Logan Center, the Stony Island Arts Bank, Harper Court/53rd Street Metra, and the UChicago Arts Incubator/Garfield Station.
The Campus Edges shuttle will be running in a loop around campus during the following times:
Saturday, October 3, 11am-8pm
Saturday, October 10, 10am-5pm
Saturday, October 17, 10am-5pm
Sunday, October 18, 10am-5pm
Tours are free; reservations recommended. Click here to reserve your spot.