Google Doodle Tribute: Mies van der Rohe
Posted on March 27, 2012 by Be Chicagood
Today is a special day for Chicago and designers. Today would be Mies van der Rohe’s 126th Birthday. Mies van der Rohe is arguably one of the most influential designers for me and many other designers. Pioneer of the modern design style of architecture, Mies left many lasting legacies right here in Chicago where he lived the later part of his life. After escaping his home country of Nazi ruled Germany, he settled in Chicago and would later design several would be landmarks and iconic architectural designs. From his Illinois Institute of Technology architecture program and campus design, to his IBM building in the Loop and to his post office design in the loop, Mies contributed much to Chicago’s cityscape and atmosphere.
Google decided to pay tribute to Mr. Mies by boxing their logo inside Crown Hall, IIT, home of the architecture program Mies founded at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Many of us at CTP/ Chicagood are products of that program and stand by Mie’s philosophy of design that “Less is More”. So to that we give a salute to a great Chicagoan.
Happy Birthday Mies! You are Chicagood!