• Bertrand Goldberg/Prentice Hospital

I don’t want to spoil your Thanksgiving dinner, but here’s some shocking news:

Northwestern University may be freezing out architects who spoke up to save Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Hospital, not giving them a chance to work on the Prentice replacement or any of NU’s myriad other expansion projects!

That’s what an anonymous source has told Architect, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects.

In the same story, architect (and Mies van der Rohe grandson) Dirk Lohan says that after he ventured an opinion on the radio that Prentice should be saved, he learned that NU was “very upset” with him.

Who would have thought it?

Didn’t we all expect that once the nasty battle it waged was over, NU would just kiss and make up?

Wouldn’t carry a grudge?

Would behave like the bastion of intellectual inquiry it’s supposed to be? A place where free speech, debate, and integrity are valued?

Were we just a bunch of turkeys?