Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman talks about his reputation as an “enfant terrible”

Stanley Tigerman’s work can be seen all over the city of Chicago, and in various locations across the globe, but right now his work is also on display at the Art Institute of Chicago’s “Architecture to Scale” exhibit.

Tigerman, who won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects Chicago last October, designed such buildings as the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago. However, he might be even better known for his contrarian view of the current state of architecture, which has earned him a reputation as architecture’s “enfant terrible.”

In this interview from 1990, Tigerman comments on his reputation, as well as his approach to architecture and his feelings on failure and success.

Watch a 60 minute episode of The 90’s all about architecture and design as well as the raw interview footage with Stanley Tigerman over at Media Burn.



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