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Projects by Architects Lecture Series - Phil Castillo of Jahn Presents 1000M

Cliff Dwellers, in co-sponsorship with the Friends of Downtown and the Chicago Chapter of the AIA, are pleased to present another in a series of lectures at the Cliff Dwellers on Projects by Chicago Architects: Phil Castillo presents 1000 M.

1000 S Michigan Avenue will become a prominent landmark on the City’s skyline and enhance the Michigan Avenue streetscape. Located at the south end of Grant Park, the massing of this 73 story residential Tower will join with the Museum Park Tower to balance the massing of the northern skyline of the Trump Tower, Aon Center, Lake Point Tower and the Hancock Tower. The goal of the building’s design is to maximize the lake and park views, and to increase the relatively short Michigan Avenue street frontage of 113’-4” in a subtle and graceful way, as the Tower rises to a height of 832’. A 28’ high cutout between the base and tower condominium uses reinforcing the Michigan Avenue Street Wall. Two sweeping curved facades at the east and west facades define the tower. A sharp edge at the northeast and southwest corners slope outward as the building rises giving the tower a strong presence on the City’s skyline.

Philip Castillo is a Partner and Executive Vice President at JAHN where he has worked closely with Helmut Jahn on large scale urban developments such as Sony Center in Berlin and some of the firm’s more complex projects including the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand as well as smaller projects that foster innovation like the Harold and Margo Schiff Residences in Chicago and the design for a system of Urban Furniture for the JC Decaux Company The goal is to do projects that perform on a very high level increasing user comfort and being respectful of our environment.

Philip began his association with Helmut Jahn in 1978 becoming a Partner in 2011. He was inducted into the College of Fellows in 2010 and is a member of the Large Firm Round Table at AIA Chicago and the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings and currently serves on the Board of AIA Chicago. Speaking engagements include the CTBUH World Conferences in Melbourne Australia and Mumbai, India.

Additional Info: The door and bar open at 4:30. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:15 and the program will begin at 7:00. The price per person for dinner is $25 and the program that follows is free. Reservations are strongly encouraged for dinner and suggested for the program. They may be made by calling 312-922-8080 or by e-mail to and can be made up until the afternoon of the event. Payment for dinner and charges at the bar are by credit card or charge to a member’s House Account only.

Discount parking is available after 4PM at the garage located at 17 E. Adams – enter on Adams between Wabash and State. Ask for a discount coupon at the check-in desk.

Earlier Event: November 10
2016 Best of Downtown Awards Event
Later Event: December 6
2016 Annual Meeting