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The best photos around Chicago this week: Back to school edition

We take a look back at this past week through reader-submitted photos

Welcome to Curbed Chicago’s Friday Photo Flashback, a segment in which we highlight reader photos of the Windy City’s urban fabric. For a chance to have your photos featured, be sure to share them in the Curbed Chicago Flickr pool!

↑ Flickr user urbsinhorto1837 has offered a look at a number of great images of Chicago’s higher ed offerings and the beautiful architecture on their campuses. Here, we have two familiar icons at the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park—the classic postmodern Max Palevsky Residential Commons designed by Ricardo Legorreta with Henry Moore’s Nuclear Energy sculpture in the foreground.

↑ The new Global Hub for Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management makes an impressive statement standing over the school’s famous Evanston campus. The new KPMB Architects-designed facility features over 410,000 feet of space for classes and programming and boasts a design that offers students 360 views of the lakefront and downtown Chicago.

↑ The University of Chicago has been getting a lot of press this week for its new Studio Gang-designed dorms. The new complex has room for 800 students and will welcome its very first residents this weekend.

↑ Carl Schurz High School is not just one of the finest school buildings in Chicago, but it’s one of the greatest large scale Prairie style buildings built during the Prairie School era of the early twentieth century. The building was designed in 1910 by Dwight H. Perkins and is not only a Chicago landmark, but is also on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.