MAC is hosting our first 2021 networking event in Chicago!

Join us for a complimenatry Private Walking Tour of Fulton Market with Will Quam of ‘Brick of Chicago‘.

It’s a great way to meet new people in your industry, and get a bit of exercise!

MAC is hosting a private walking tour just for Architects* and Structural Engineers in the Chicagoland area.

These walking tours fill up fast. Register now!

This event is SOLD OUT! 

Join us for another MAC event, we’d be happy to accomodate you!

*Architects will receive 1 AIA LU credit for completing the tour.

MAC’s Private Walking Tour of Fulton Market

Thursday, July 22nd at 6 pm

Tour with Will

Your tour guide: Will Quam

The Fulton Market area was built up around meatpacking and warehouses in the wake of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire and is an amazing showcase of Chicago’s fireproof building past. As the area has turned from meatpacking to corporate headquarters and restaurants, new buildings have been built with innovative uses of brick that both stand out and blend in to the historic district. From precast German brick, to 50cm long format Italian bricks, the West Loop and Fulton Market have the best of modern brickmaking and brickwork.

Learn about the historic cross section of brick and business, and how the brick industry has adapted to the modern glass and steel world.

Will Quam:

Everything built (physical things like buildings or non-physical things like systems or societies) is designed and has impact, good or bad. It’s easy to walk by something like a brick building and pay it no mind. But the world is so much more interesting when you ask the question “what is that and why is it the way it is?”

Details:

This tour departs at 6pm from outside 852 W Fulton Market. It covers approx 1.25 miles in about 1.25 hours.

This private tour is limited to 20 attendees. The cost is $20 to register, refunds* are given to attendees immediately after the tour.

*If you’ve registered and can’t make the tour, your registration fee is forfeited. As a courtesy, please call us at 847-297-6704 to let us know at least 24 hours before the event so we don’t hold up the tour waiting for you. 

The Masonry Advisory Council will provide complimentary beer, sangria, and pizza at the nearby PB&J restaurant after the tour!

(Pizza, Beer & Jukebox 205 N. Peoria St.)

 

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