During the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Landmarks Illinois focuses its Preservation Snapshots lecture series on the Biennial’s theme, "Make New History," to examine how re-envisioning an existing place, whether through preservation or adaptive reuse, reshapes its meaning and defines a new future. "Chicago Monumental" will deepen understanding of how a great city develops and evolves from the many complex human personalities and historical events that weave its texture and story. 

"Chicago Monumental" is presented by Larry Broutman. Larry attended MIT where he received his S.B., S.M., and doctorate degree in Materials Engineering and Science. During his career in Polymer Engineering and Science he was an active researcher, teacher (Illinois Institute of Technology), and author of over 150 technical articles. In the early 1990s Broutman became a wildlife and landscape photographer, traveling the world to photograph his subjects. His work has been published in Africa Geographic and BBC Wildlife. He has completed photographic projects for the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Children’s Memorial Hospital Clinic, and The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.