AIA Guide to Chicago

Fourth Edition

Author: American Institute of Architects Chicago Edited by Laurie McGovern Petersen
The new fourth edition of the acclaimed guidebook
Paper – $42.95
eBook – $14.95
Publication Date
Paperback: 06/28/2022
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About the Book

Chicago’s architecture attracts visitors from around the globe. The fourth edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago is the best portable resource for exploring this most breathtaking and dynamic of cityscapes. The editors offer entries on new destinations like the Riverwalk, the St. Regis Chicago, and The 606, as well as updated descriptions of Willis Tower and other refreshed landmarks. Thirty-four maps and more than 500 photos make it easy to find each of the almost 2,000 featured sites. A special insert, new to this edition, showcases the variety of Chicago architecture with over 80 full-color images. A comprehensive index organizes entries by name and architect.

Sumptuously detailed and user friendly, the AIA Guide to Chicago encourages travelers and residents alike to explore the many diverse neighborhoods of one of the world’s great architectural cities.

Watch an interview with Laurie McGovern Petersen on ABC 7

About the Author

Laurie McGovern Petersen is a writer for Chicago Architect magazine.


"This masterwork from the American Institute of Architects Chicago is indispensable for a self-guided tour of neighborhood gems. " --Travel Dreams

"The AIA Guide to Chicago is a baby Baedeker." --Third Coast Review


Praise for the Third Edition:

"A many-voiced celebration of the rich flavors of Chicago architecture, the delights on the side streets as well as the landmarks that make the history books."--Chicago Sun-Times

"If you’ve ever needed a good excuse to take a walk around a Chicago neighborhood or study a particularly noteworthy building, this should provide the perfect push out the door."--Chicago Tribune