Archive for the ‘Lee Bey’ Category

Now I’ve seen something

03/12/2008



If Lee Bey is not the best photographer capturing Chicago area faces and places, then who is?

Scroll all the way down his site and go through every one of his archives, if you haven’t already. “Oh, that way, Chicago lies.”

Here’s his shot of Jeanne Gang‘s Aqua,

The 80+ story residential high rise going up in Lake Shore East in Chicago.

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12/16/2007

What goes up must come down.

Lee Bey has a nice post on the photos of Charles W. Cushman, taken around the country between about 1938 and 1969. Lee likes this photo, he says it’s Dali-esque.


The swooping lines and the corner bay window immediately reminded me of


Fred and Ginger, by Frank Gehry, in Prague. Interesting what happens when architects portray a challenge to gravity.

And when you see the above, it’s always interesting to see a photo of the other Fred and Ginger, also light as two feathers,

Happy Holidays! And check out Lee’s blog, The Urban Observer. It’s been superb lately. With his own fantastic photographs.

And if Fred and Ginger, either in building or in blood, didn’t warm you up, here are two more shots of summer from Charles W. Cushman.


01/10/2007

Will Lee Bey ‘diss’ Skidmore on the radio?

Tune in and find out. He’ll be my guest this week on my radio show Hello Beautiful!

Lee left Skidmore’s Chicago office not long ago.
What’s he going to do next? The man just keeps re-inventing himself; it’s beautiful to see.

“Lee Bey was an award-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1996 to 2001.
From 2001 to 2004, he served as deputy chief of staff for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Lee Bey advised the mayor on architecture and urban planning while helping shape the administration’s position on development, lakefront protection, park construction and preservation.
In 2004, Bey joined architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as director of media and governmental affairs.”


Find out what he’s up to, and what he thinks of the current architecture scene, who his favorite designers are, and what he thinks of the architecture criticism he reads. Hey, he’s free to speak his mind now, right?

Tune in “The candid Mr. Bey” – streaming Friday afternoon at chicagopublicradio.org, and broadcast Sunday at ten am on Chicago Public Radio.

And for a sneak peek into his mind, visit LeeBey.com

‘Til then,
-Edoardo

01/10/2007

Will Lee Bey ‘diss’ Skidmore on the radio?

Tune in and find out. He’ll be my guest this week on my radio show Hello Beautiful!

Lee left Skidmore’s Chicago office not long ago.
What’s he going to do next? The man just keeps re-inventing himself; it’s beautiful to see.

“Lee Bey was an award-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1996 to 2001.
From 2001 to 2004, he served as deputy chief of staff for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Lee Bey advised the mayor on architecture and urban planning while helping shape the administration’s position on development, lakefront protection, park construction and preservation.
In 2004, Bey joined architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as director of media and governmental affairs.”


Find out what he’s up to, and what he thinks of the current architecture scene, who his favorite designers are, and what he thinks of the architecture criticism he reads. Hey, he’s free to speak his mind now, right?

Tune in “The candid Mr. Bey” – streaming Friday afternoon at chicagopublicradio.org, and broadcast Sunday at ten am on Chicago Public Radio.

And for a sneak peek into his mind, visit LeeBey.com

‘Til then,
-Edoardo

01/10/2007

Will Lee Bey ‘diss’ Skidmore on the radio?

Tune in and find out. He’ll be my guest this week on my radio show Hello Beautiful!

Lee left Skidmore’s Chicago office not long ago.
What’s he going to do next? The man just keeps re-inventing himself; it’s beautiful to see.

“Lee Bey was an award-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1996 to 2001.
From 2001 to 2004, he served as deputy chief of staff for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Lee Bey advised the mayor on architecture and urban planning while helping shape the administration’s position on development, lakefront protection, park construction and preservation.
In 2004, Bey joined architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as director of media and governmental affairs.”


Find out what he’s up to, and what he thinks of the current architecture scene, who his favorite designers are, and what he thinks of the architecture criticism he reads. Hey, he’s free to speak his mind now, right?

Tune in “The candid Mr. Bey” – streaming Friday afternoon at chicagopublicradio.org, and broadcast Sunday at ten am on Chicago Public Radio.

And for a sneak peek into his mind, visit LeeBey.com

‘Til then,
-Edoardo

11/20/2006

More changes at Skidmore – SOM – Chicago

Shortly after the departure of Adrian Smith* ….

More changes are in store at Skidmore Owings and Merrill – Chicago.

< Lee Bey has resigned.

Lee directed Media and Governmental Affairs at SOM.

He is the Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning and Design in Chicago,
He’s said to be be leaving between now and the end of the year.

Lee is working on some architectural photography assignments, writing and he’ll continue teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at the pride of Chicago – Archeworks.

Go say hi to Lee right now, at his fine website “the urban observer.”

-Edward

*I spent the morning on an architectural jury with the very talented Gordon Gill – “sustainability is what I hang my hat on ” – gee, I hope it doesn’t fall! Gill also left Skidmore, to form Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill. He says their fledgling firm has received calls to design “zero-energy” buildings, like the one they designed while at Skidmore


for Pearl River, China. One of the developers is in Chicago, he is not asking for a tower. More to follow. -E

11/20/2006

More changes at Skidmore – SOM – Chicago

Shortly after the departure of Adrian Smith* ….

More changes are in store at Skidmore Owings and Merrill – Chicago.

< Lee Bey has resigned.

Lee directed Media and Governmental Affairs at SOM.

He is the Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning and Design in Chicago,
He’s said to be be leaving between now and the end of the year.

Lee is working on some architectural photography assignments, writing and he’ll continue teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at the pride of Chicago – Archeworks.

Go say hi to Lee right now, at his fine website “the urban observer.”

-Edward

*I spent the morning on an architectural jury with the very talented Gordon Gill – “sustainability is what I hang my hat on ” – gee, I hope it doesn’t fall! Gill also left Skidmore, to form Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill. He says their fledgling firm has received calls to design “zero-energy” buildings, like the one they designed while at Skidmore


for Pearl River, China. One of the developers is in Chicago, he is not asking for a tower. More to follow. -E

11/20/2006

More changes at Skidmore – SOM – Chicago

Shortly after the departure of Adrian Smith* ….

More changes are in store at Skidmore Owings and Merrill – Chicago.

< Lee Bey has resigned.

Lee directed Media and Governmental Affairs at SOM.

He is the Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning and Design in Chicago,
He’s said to be be leaving between now and the end of the year.

Lee is working on some architectural photography assignments, writing and he’ll continue teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at the pride of Chicago – Archeworks.

Go say hi to Lee right now, at his fine website “the urban observer.”

-Edward

*I spent the morning on an architectural jury with the very talented Gordon Gill – “sustainability is what I hang my hat on ” – gee, I hope it doesn’t fall! Gill also left Skidmore, to form Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill. He says their fledgling firm has received calls to design “zero-energy” buildings, like the one they designed while at Skidmore


for Pearl River, China. One of the developers is in Chicago, he is not asking for a tower. More to follow. -E