George C. Arnold

Endangered Places, Emerging Stories was a project I undertook on behalf of the Providence Preservation Society (PPS) in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their Most Endangered Properties (MEP) program. Over the course of 10 weeks I explored 20 buildings featured on the MEP list: success stories, losses and many buildings that continue to struggle. In an effort to create a community dialogue around preservation and the built environment in the city, I blogged and tweeted my way through Providence.




BLUEPRINT: Chicago is an educational architecture blog with a Chicago focus. I created this blog to be a platform to share the stories of Chicago’s buildings, both famous and forgotten. The audience includes architecture experts and newcomers alike. BLUEPRINT features over 50 buildings and 30 architectural terms.

In the two years it was active, BLUEPRINT received 100,000 visits and was covered by the likes of Architect Magazine, Chicago Magazine and the Chicago Reader.

Beloved, long time Chicago architecture blogger, Lynn Becker just honored BLUEPRINT: Chicago by sharing with his followers, “even though she moved east to found Doors Open RI several years after running Open House Chicago — Caroline Stevens’s Blueprint: Chicago remains an essential resource on our city’s architecture.”