Professor Frank Flury and his architecture students from Illinois Institute of Technology partnered with Do Your P'Art for the 2009-2010 season in developing the installation for the 'Art in a Box' created by our students and for the 2006-2007 Northerly Island Project
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D. – granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law and design.
The mission of Illinois Institute of Technology is to advance knowledge through research and scholarship, to cultivate invention improving the human condition, and to educate students from throughout the world for a life of professional achievement, service to society, and individual fulfillment.
For the past several years, our Day 3 activities have involved taking the students on a Wendella Sightseeing tour. This final day of activity provides the students with one more opportunity to get to know each other outside of the classroom, while learning about Chicago.
Wendella Sightseeing is a Chicago family owned and operated business which is entering its 75th season as one of Chicago’s premier sightseeing and tourism venues. The company has been and continues to be an integral part of activities associated with expanded use of the Chicago River and the city’s evolving lakefront. Their mission statement and motto is: “Showcasing Chicago to the World. Setting the Standard for the Industry.”
Friends of the Chicago River is the only organization solely dedicated to the Chicago River. Since 1979, Friends’ has been working to improve the health of the Chicago River for the benefit of people and wildlife and by doing so, has laid the foundation for the river to be a beautiful, continuous, easily accessible corridor of open space in the Chicago region.
Friends has worked with Do Your P'Art Students while on the Wendella sightseeing tour to enhance their understanding of the River and the importance of environmental responsibility.
Friends’ work spans the entire 156-mile Chicago River system and its surrounding watershed. They focus on a greener river with healthy habitat, an accessible river that people can use and enjoy, and a river cared for by a broad group of supporters. Friends’ works in partnership with municipalities, businesses, community groups, schools, peer organizations, government agencies and individuals on projects that benefit the river. Friends’ believe the river can be both ecologically healthy and a catalyst for community revitalization.