The 1937 Office of the Future

When the project is complete, SC Johnson's headquarters will once again resemble its 1950s-era look, upgraded of course with the technology of the second decade of the 21st century. And Wright fans will surely continue to come to visit the building that inspired "Life" magazine to compare the building and the 1939 World's Fair, "Future historians may well decide that a truer glimpse of the shape of things to come than is represented by the New York World's Fair was given in a single structure built strictly for business--the Administration Building of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., in Racine, Wisconsin."

The department where I teach has been moving into the new Parkside building in Birmingham this week, so you can expect a plethora of office-related posts. For what it's worth, I really like our new building, but it's no S.C. Johnson.