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"Building the Stories of Architects" with Daniel Andries, WTTW

  • Dates: 11 Oct, 2018
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Address: Cliff Dwellers, 200 S Michigan, 22nd floor
  • Contact: Judy Freeman
  • Email:
  • Phone: 773-929-0329

Public television producer Daniel Andries will talk about the choices he makes in bringing the work and stories of architects and urban planners to TV audiences.  Using excerpts from work including the PBS show “10 Towns That Changed America,” the  multiple Emmy-award winning documentary “Architect Michael Graves:  A Grand Tour” and others, including programs about Chicago-based architects Tom Beeby and Jeanne Gang and European architects doing contemporary work in urban planning, he will explore how as a storyteller he manages the balance between art, personality, history and the power of current societal thinking about work, the environment, social equity and urban space.  He will also talk about his ongoing collaboration with WTTW’s award-winning writer/host/producer and architecture fan Geoffrey Baer.

Daniel Andries is a Senior Producer at WTTW.  In the past decade, his documentary work has focused on architects, the built environment and urban planning.  In shows about architects including Jeanne Gang, Michael Graves and Tom Beeby, and the PBS special “10 Towns That Changed America” Andries has examined the relationship between the designer, the times and the needs of society.  He has won six Emmys, a number of awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and honors at film and television festivals around the country, including the Architecture and Design Film Festival.

The program is presented by the Chicago Chapter of SAH in partnership with the Society of Architectural Historians.

October 11, 2018
6:00 pm
Cliff Dwellers
200 S Michigan, 22nd floor
Cash bar reception at 5:00 pm precedes the talk
Free event; for reservations, RSVP to Judy Freeman at or at 773-929-0329


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Society of Architectural Historians
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