Alumni present plans for the future at Chicago's Big. Bold. Visionary. exhibition

The work of Joseph Valerio, B.Arch.’70, and David Brininstool, B.S.’74, M.Arch.’76 is included in the Chicago exhibition “Big. Bold. Visionary. Chicago Architects Consider the Next Century.” On view at Chicago’s Tourism Center Gallery through October 4, the show invited local architects to create their own visions of the future as the city celebrated the centennial of Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett’s influential Plan of Chicago.

Valerio’s design, entitled “Blade Runner,” features a 22nd Century downtown Chicago covered in a transparent blanket that “resembles a giant piece of Glad Wrap.” Heat trapped under the skin would be exhausted through massive solar towers.

Brinstool’s exhibit with architect Brad Lynch envisions public vehicles powered by an umbrella of magnetic energy that would float over the city, freeing Chicago Transit Authority land for green space.

Learn more about Big. Bold. Visionary. here.