Resources

A continually updated database of helpful resources and organizations (many of which we are members), plus the occasional meme, article, and other link of interest.

  • Ristorante Spirito DiVino
  • Our favorite restaurant. Because great food begets great designs. We have traveled quite a bit, and in those travels have had the opportunity to meet many great people and indulge in some fantastic food. Of every meal we have had, in every country, the cuisine we have enjoyed over the last decade at Spirito DiVino reigns supreme. Owner/sommelier Francesco is a true friend, and his parents Eliana and Romeo are family away from home. They treat guests with the warmth of kin and the food and wine they serve are unmatched (not to mention the rich history and character of the restaurant itself). While one might expect it a simple task to find good food in Rome, we can attest that for the passing traveler such is not the case. When in the Eternal City, be sure to plan more than a single evening in this exquisite restaurant, lest you miss the opportunity to enjoy such food unparalleled.
  • Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Chicago-Midwest
  • Our local ICAA chapter, which is dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism, and the applied arts.
  • The Congress for New Urbanism
  • New Urbanism is about creating sustainable, walkable, affirming, mixed-use urban communities that really serve the people who live and work in them.
  • The Urban Land Institute
  • Supporting sustainable and responsible land use in design.
  • "The Five Phases of Design," The American Institute of Architects
  • A resource for understanding the close relationship between architect and client.
  • "You & Your Architect: A Guide for a Successful Partnership"
  • Another helpful guide from the AIA about how the design process works.
  • Apartment Therapy
  • Design ideas for living, with plenty of local content including Chicago.
  • Hyde Park Mouldings
  • Incredible custom plasterwork.
  • Decorators Supply
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of classic architectural detail since the 1880s.
  • University of Notre Dame, School of Architecture
  • The alma mater of many of us here at MGLM.
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation
  • Dedicated to celebrating and promoting the great architecture of Chicago.
  • Municode
  • Our go-to resource for local ordinances.
  • Chicago Art Deco Society
  • The Chicago Art Deco Society (“CADS”) is a community of members that celebrates the unique aesthetic of the Interwar Period including fine and decorative arts, architecture and fashion that defined the elegant Art Deco and Streamline Moderne era.
  • Klise Manufacturing
  • Decorative wood mouldings and handcrafted metalwork.
  • Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
  • Chicago's greatest theatre and a Louis Sullivan masterpiece.
  • Union League Club of Chicago
  • Established in 1879 to uphold the sacred obligations of citizenship, to promote honesty and efficiency in government, and to support cultural institutions and the beautification of the city, the Club has been a contributing partner in the growth and development of Chicago.
  • Loyola University Museum of Art
  • The Loyola University Museum of Art is dedicated to exploring, promoting, and understanding art and artistic expression that illuminates the enduring spiritual questions of all cultures and societies.
  • Fenwick High School
  • Since its founding in 1929, Fenwick, a Dominican Catholic college preparatory high school, has stood for the full and harmonious development of its students according to their capacity. Fenwick's philosophy of education is based on four concepts: the importance of the human person, the Catholic tradition, the Dominican heritage, and the liberal arts curriculum.
  • Economic Club of Chicago
  • The Economic Club of Chicago fosters meaningful connections among Chicago leaders to encourage dialogue on important economic and social issues and to cultivate the next generation of civic leadership.