The notion of a great presence of masonry rarely conjures up the likes of buildings by master architect, Tadao Ando san of Osaka, Japan, who is better known for his sublime shaping of space with planar forms of site-cast concrete. Perhaps though, one may recall the historical intervention on a grand scale-the now nine-year-old Punta Della Dogan a project (2009) in Venice, Italy, as prima facie evidence of his dialogue with a vast quantity of ancient masonry in the Laguna. However, a new project by Ando, recently opened in Chicago, Illinois (October 2018), presents the private-museum-gallery-going public with a new North American delight. Here, the senses are able to indulge in a hybrid set of experiences shaped by masonry, concrete, and white painted plaster surfaces. This paper explores how the modern concrete master has expanded his dynamic architectural vocabulary utilizing what is known as Chicago common brick: a soft, Lake Michigan-sand and clay based fired brick, and incorporated it into his most recent private commission located in Lincoln Park, Chicago.