Lecture on “The Good Metropolis” at Jefferson University, College of Architecture and the Built Environment, 6pm, September 21, 2020.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research at UIC awarded Eisenschmidt the Creative Activity Prize for the book project Felix Candela in Chicago, 2020.
Eisenschmidt received the Distinguished Faculty Award for 2020-2022 from the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at UIC.
Review of The Good Metropolis in Architectural Record. Daniel Brook writes: “Eisenschmidt audaciously argues that a central tension in modern city-building has gone hiding in plain sight. While architects are by nature control freaks, sweating the details of their artifacts, the space where their creations are housed—the modern metropolis—is, by nature, out of control … All should eagerly tune in to his future broadcasts.”
Join The Good Metropolis Salon, a book launch and conversation on the productive tension between the city and architectural form, at UIC Architecture, South Lobby, A+D Studios, April 30, 6pm.
Jury at SAIC Public Critiques Event for the programs of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Designed Objects, and Design for Emerging Technologies, May 11, 2019, 8:30am-4:30pm.
“Urban Optics and the Specter of a Beautiful Metropolis (II)” Public Lecture at the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, April 15, 2019.
Lecture on the “Urban Optics and the Specter of a Beautiful Metropolis (I)” at the Bauhaus Beyond Borders conference at Northwestern University, Chicago, April 5-7, 2019.
Moderating panel at the Entangled Urbanism symposium at Northwestern University, Evanston, May 17-18, 2018.
Recipient of the 2018 UIC Teaching Recognition Award. Thanks to the faculty award committee, the Office of the Provost, and the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Keynote, “Architecture of an Accelerated Metropolis,” for the conference “Chicago Schools: Authors, Audiences, Histories” at IIT’s Crown Hall, Chicago, November 18, 2017, 3:30pm.
The College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at UIC recognizes Eisenschmidt with the Silver Circle Award for teaching. Thanks to the graduating class of 2017 that selects the recipient.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) recognizes Eisenschmidt with the ACSA Creative Achievement Award for his “teaching, design, and scholarship … that advances architectural education.”
Lecture, “In Pursuit of an Architectural Urbanism,” at GSAPP Columbia University, New York, February 15, 2017, 3 pm.
Lecture, “The City as Visionary Project,” to the Urban Design Program at the Taubman College, University of Michigan, February 3, 2017, 6pm.
In dialog with Karen Stein and Francesco Marullo on the occasion of the 50thanniversary of Aldo Rossi’s L’architettura della Città, moderated by Thomas Kelley, UIC Architecture, October 26, 2016.
Lecture, “In Pursuit of an Architectural Urbanism,” at KU Leuven Campus Sint-Lucas, Brussels, Belgium, October 10, 2016, 6:30pm.
Thanks to the Getty Foundation in LA for supporting the book project The Good Metropolis with the Library Research Grant. Summer 2016.
University of Illinois at Chicago names Eisenschmidt the “Rising Star – Researcher of the Year 2015.” Ceremony: February 17, 3:30pm.
Design for Visual and Performing Arts Center at UIC on view at Gallery 400, August 10 – 27, 2016; 400 South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607.
Special guest lecture via live broadcast at the RIBA in London, “Crisis and Chicago’s Speculative Project,” March 8, 2016, 1pm (CST) / 7pm (GMT)
Architectural Record publishes Phantom Chicago Panorama in the article “High Time: Chicago Skyscrapers,” October 2015.
Radio interview about Chicago’s Ferris Wheel by NPR’s All Things Considered, July 2, 2015 (broadcasted July 3).
Keynote at the symposium “After Empirical Urbanism” at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, March 1, 2015, 1:30pm.
Chicagoisms makes Architecture Boston (AB) List of top books to read in 1914, followed by Koolhaas’ Delirious New York and Wolfe’s From Bauhaus to Our House.
“A New Visionary;” lecture at the “Instruments for Urban Production” symposium in conjunction with the book launch of The Petropolis of Tomorrow and hosted at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, April 25, 2014, 6pm.
“Chicagoisms” exhibit featured on TV at WTTW and headlined Chicago Tribune Arts Section: “Small Gallery Stuffed with Big Architectural Ideas” by Blair Kamin.
“The New Visionary,” a talk at the Opening Keynote Session at the AIAS Forum in Chicago: “Prospects for an Evolving Profession,” Fairmont Chicago, December 30, 2013, 4pm.
Gallery Talk, at the occasion of the exhibition City Works: Provocations for Chicago’s Urban Future at the Expo 72 Gallery, September 18, 2013, 5:30pm.
Book Launch of City Catalyst at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (September 22, 2012, 1pm) and Launch Party at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Architecture (October 5, 2012, 6pm).
Lecture, “Theorien der Raumanschauung und die Entstehung einer neuen Metropole,” was cited in Matthias Schirren’s article “Freiheit und Ordnung: Der Philharmonie Osteingang,” in Scharoun, exhibition catalog, 2011.