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   October 1 , Friday

They Built Dearborn Park: Reception and Roundtable DiscussionThey Built Dearborn Park:  Reception and Roundtable Discussion with Norm Elkin, Carl Bufalini, Larry Booth and Bette Cerf Hill at DePaul University's Chaddick Institute, Chicago, October 1, 2010

5:15 - 7:30 p.m., - Chaddick Institute, 243 S. Wabash, Suite 900
Sponsors: DePaul University, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
Free event

A special roundtable discussion featuring prominent individuals involved in the creation of the famed Dearborn Park development. Completed in the early 1980s, Dearborn Park earned recognition as one of the nation's most successful urban renewal projects and is credited with spurring residential development in the South Loop neighborhood. The discussion will be moderated by Larry Lund and featuring Norm Elkin, Carl Bufalini, Larry Booth and Bette Cerf Hill about the inspiration, planning and lasting legacy of this famed development. Roundtable participants will discuss the successes of the development and the challenges faced when trying to bring residential development into the city during a period of urban decline.

RSVP by September 29th to 312/362.5731 or via email. Information on-line.

   October 2 , Saturday

Pleasant Homes: A Tour of Oak Parks Arts & Crafts Interiorsthe Pleasant Home Foundation offers a Tour of Oak Park Arts & Crafts Interiors, October 2, 2010

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., - registration and beginning of tour at Unity Church, 405 N. Euclid, Oak Park
Sponsor: Pleasant Home Foundation
$35.00

This tour of Oak Part Arts & Crafts Interiors will include the Edward W. McCready Residence, the John Meier Residence, Charles S. Meacham Residence, Sidney A. Pexton Residence, John L. Simmons Residence and William H. Black Residence.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

   October 4 , Monday

ARE at AIA Chicago: General Topics and Graphic Vignettes

5:45 - 8:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event.

This introductory session will review general ARE topics and review the graphic vignettes. Prices increase after October 4 so sign up now. Each class is limited to 60 participants. Beverages and snacks will be provided..

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and registration on-line.

ARE at AIA Chicago: Review Course for the Architect Registration Examination

5:45 - 8:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Members and non-members, $175.00

AIA Chicago offers a review course for architectural interns getting ready to take the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) required for licensure. The course will cover each of the seven exam divisions with lectures, discussions, and sample problems.
The course consists of nine sessions: a free introductory session that covers general topics and the graphic vignettes, followed by eight sessions that focus on the seven divisions of the ARE (two sessions will cover the Structures division). Full details can be found on the home page of this Web site. Register for the full course at this listing, or choose individual topics which are listed in this calendar under separate dates. Prices increase after October 4 so sign up now. Each class is limited to 60 participants. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and registration on-line.

   October 5 , Tuesday

ALA/CSI Architecture Conference & Product Show

8:00 am.- 5:00 p.m., 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute, Association of Licensed ArchitectsBill Becker of Aerotecture International delivers keynote at ALA/CSI Architecture Conference and Product Show, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, October 5, 2010
Members $125.00, non-members $150.00 through September 28; $140.00 and $170.00, respectively, after. Students with valid ID, $55.00
Up to 6.0 AIA/CES LU's

The show will include over 90 exhibitors, and the conference offers 15 different CEU seminars.
Bill Becker, Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Illinois-Chicago and CEO and founder of Aerotecture International, Inc. will deliver the keynote address, Integrating Renewable Energy Technologies into Architecture. A list of presenters and seminars here.

Registration and info on-line.

Congress for New Urbanism Illinois 4th Annual Conference: Rethinking Stalled Development in Chicago: Where Do We Go from Here?

9:00 am.- 5:00 p.m., The Centre, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin
Sponsor: CNU Illinois, City of Elgin
Members $50.00,General Public, $65.00, Students $10.00

The conference will include 5 presentations: Retrofitting Suburbia, Rezoning for higher density Transit Oriented Development, Remagining: How the strip mall can save suburbia; Replanning Sustainable Cores: how to create successful downtowns (keynote address by Aaron Gruen) and Repairing Sprawl.

Information on-line. Registration on-line.

SEAOI Dinner Meeting - Pearl River TowerBrian McElhatten of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill discusses the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China at the October 5th dinner meeting of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, October 5, 2010, Chicago

5:15 p.m., cash bar, 6:00 p.m., dinner, 7:00 p.m.,program, the Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$45.00 members, $65.00 non-members, advance reservations required.

Brian McElhatten. Associate Director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP will talk about, the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China, which in March of 2010 topped out structurally at 309m in height with 69 stories. Designed by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, this project represents one of the most energy-efficient high-rise buildings in the world. Brian McElhatten, the project engineer for the structure, will provide an overview of the project. Additionally, he will discuss the challenges faced in designing this unique structure in order to meet the demands of the sustainability initiatives, the architectural complexities of the building, and the wind and seismic requirements. Brian McElhatten is an Associate Director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. He is currently a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI).

Information on-line. For reservations, via email. or contact Donna Childs at the SEAOI office at 312/726.4165, ext. 200.

First Tuesdays Happy Hour

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - The Red Canary, 695 North Milwaukee
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

We'll be repeating our successful speed networking social at The Red Canary. Bring your business cards and your outgoing personality! Tuesday specials include $4.00 Stoli libations and $4.00 housemade chips and guacamole. .

Information online.
Reserve on-line.

   October 6 , Wednesday

Deconstruction & Reuse 101: A New Blueprint for Success

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsors: Delta Institute, rebuilding exchange
$49.00 morning session only; $149.00 for morning session, lunch, and afternoon session

Presentation by Will Cordray, Harbour Contractors, Inc.

This workshop is designed to provide first-hand knowledge, tools and resources on the nuts and bolts of deconstruction and material reuse. Presented by experienced practitioners, participants will learn about emerging industry trends and the how-to of running a deconstruction project, from marketing to measuring impacts.

Registration and information on-line.

The Rise and Fall of Public Housing: An International Perspective

9:30 a.m, - National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1431 W. TaylorUIC Robert Bruegmann's lectures on The Rise and Fall of Public Housing: An International Perspective, for the National Public Housing Museum, October 6, 2010
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum
Free event

Lecture by Robert Bruegmann, University Distinguished Professor of Art History,

Information: on-line. RSVP to Jordan Glover, 312/996.0834, or via email, no later than noon on the Tuesday before the tour.

Digital Solutions: Locker Management

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Häfele America Co, 154 W. HubbardHafele America Chicago showroom hosts event, Digital Solutions: Locker Management,
Sponsor: Hafele Chicago Showroom
Free event, registration requested.
1.0 CES, AIA

A timely discussion of the many applications for digital systems in fitness clubs, hospital changing rooms, employee lounges, or anywhere lockers or memberships are managed. As the Club Industry Exposition gets underway at McCormick Place, we give you the insight you’ll need to design and specify the furnishings for these facilities and beyond. Join Mr. John O’Meara, Hafele’s own Strategic Business Development Manager, for this interesting lunchtime presentation of options and applications

Register on-line. Information on-line.

Safe, Out, or Too Close to Call: The Scorecard on Landmarks Illinois’ Chicagoland Watch List

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago FilmmakersLisa DiChiera, Director of Advocacy, Landmarks Illinois, lectures on Safe, Out, or Too Close to Call: The Scorecard on Landmarks Illinois' Chicagoland Watch at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, October 6, 2010
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Lisa DiChiera, Director of Advocacy, Landmarks Illinois.

Hear about the focus of Landmarks Illinois' advocacy efforts in the Chicago metropolitan area during 2010. These sites are threatened by a variety of issues, including public policy, current or impending vacancies, questionable redevelopment plans, and deferred maintenance. By placing these sites on its “Chicagoland Watch List,” Landmarks Illinois hopes to call attention to these problems and to work with local preservationists to find effective solutions

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

   October 7 , Thursday

CAF Chicago Model City

12:15 p.m. - Millennium Room, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. RandolphGregory Dreicer of the Chicago Architecture Foundation discusses CAF's Model City of downtown Chicago for Friends of Downtown, October 7, 2010
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free event

Since it first went on display in June 2009, the Chicago Architecture Foundation has been dazzling architecture fans with its 320-square-foot, one-inch-to-50-feet scale model of downtown that is the centerpiece of its Chicago Model City. The fascinating story behind the creation of this remarkable up-to-date model of the central business district featuring replicas of one thousand detailed buildings will be told by its creators, Gregory Dreicer, VP Exhibitions and Programs at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Catherine E. Tinker, President, Columbian Model & Exhibit Works Ltd. and Terry Kreplin Senior Engineering Specialist, Applied Science & Technology Device Center of Excellence Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line.

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

12:45 P.M., City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 201-A , Permit Review Committee meets afterwards at 33 North LaSalle, Suite 1600, where the Program Committee will meet at 11:15 a.m.
Open to the public

Information on-line.

LEED™ Extra Credit: Champion Systems–Moving Large Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Forward

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
AIA/HSW SD & GBCI CE Hours: 1.5

Presentation by Will Cordray, Harbour Contractors, Inc.

Strategies to build efficient and quality infrastructure environments have taken leaps forward because of a major transportation project’s champion systems. These systems, modeled closely after LEED™, have been implemented in Illinois through a range of strategies including regulatory and voluntary based models. With presentations outlining the models effectively “greening” Chicago’s infrastructure, we can identify and compare why these systems have grown successfully. Attendees will interact with representatives and panelists involved in airports, highways, road ways and alleys to discuss what is essential to pushing the quickly evolving sustainable infrastructure projects forward.

Registration and information on-line.

Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age

6:00 - 7:15 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Filmmakers
$10.00 CAF members, $15.00 non-members
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Blair Kamin, Architecture critic, Chicago Tribune.

In this lecture, based on his new book, Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age, Pulitzer Prize-winner Blair Kamin surveys the period bracketed by the September 11 terrorist attacks and the opening of the world's tallest building in Dubai. As the book reveals, this was an era of extreme oscillation-between artistic triumph and urban disaster, frugal energy-saving architecture and giddy design excess. It was a Dickensian construction zone, a time of terror and wonder. And buildings were central to its narrative. A book signing will follow

Purchase tickets on-line. Purchase tickets and the book on-line. Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

David Patterson : The Five Influences: Music and Mr. Wright's ArchitectureMusicologist David Patterson lectures on The Five Influences: Music and Mr. Wright's Architecture in Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park,Illinois, October 7, 2010

8:00 p.m. - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
$5.00

Frank Lloyd Wright compared music to architecture: a symphony was an edifice of sound; Beethoven was a great architect. With Beethoven's Fifth Symphony as a map, musicologist David Patterson decodes music's influence on Wright's approach to design.

Purchase tickets on-line. Information on-line.

   October 8 , Friday

Symposium: From Fragment to Photograph—Interpreting Louis Sullivan's Architecture

10:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago Departments of Photography and Architecture and Design
Free with admission. Space limited; registration required.

In conjunction with the exhibition Looking after Louis Sullivan: Photographs, Drawings, and Fragments, this symposium will convene experts on photography and architecture to discuss the legacy of Louis Sullivan in Chicago. Speakers include:

  • Richard Cahan, author of Richard Nickel's Chicago and They All Fall Down: Richard Nickel's Struggle to Save America's ArchitectureSymposium: From Fragment to Photograph - interpreting Louis Sullivan's Architecture, with Richard Cahan, Jeffrey Plank, Tim Samuelson, John Vinci, Alison Fisher and Elizabeth Siegel, at the Art Institute of Chicago, October 8, 2010
  • Jeffrey Plank, associate vice president for research, University of Virginia, and author of Aaron Siskind and Louis Sullivan: The Institute of Design Photo Section Project
  • Tim Samuelson, cultural historian for the City of Chicago and curator of the exhibition Louis Sullivan's Idea (Chicago Cultural Center, June 26–November 28, 2010)
  • John Vinci, principal, Vinci | Hamp Architects, and founder of the Richard Nickel Committee and Archive
  • Alison Fisher, Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Elizabeth Siegel, associate curator of photography, Art Institute of Chicago

Registration (required) 312/857.7138 or on-line. Information on-line.

   October 9 , Saturday

Public Housing: The View from Little Italy and Abroad

9:30 a.m, - National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1431 W. TaylorPepter Pero lectures on Public Housing: The View from Little Italy and Abroad, for the National Public Housing Museum, October 6, 2010
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum
Free event

Lecture by Peter Pero, Author, Little Italy Resident & NPHM Steering Committee,

Information: on-line. RSVP to Jordan Glover, 312/996.0834, or via email, no later than noon on the Tuesday before the tour.

Preparing Your Vintage Home for Winter

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.

Presentation by Matt Cole, Neighborhood Housing Services

From greystones to bungalows to workers cottages, Chicagoans love their vintage homes. However despite their beauty and solid construction, these buildings can be drafty and costly to heat in winter. Join Matt Cole from Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago to learn about practical, cost effective strategies for enhancing the comfort and energy efficiency of your vintage home while also preserving the architectural features - including those dependable, historic wood windows - that make it unique. Matt will also discuss important seasonal maintenance that can improve the health and safety of your family during the winter heating season.

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information with “Green Tech U” as the subject line.our desired class and contact information.

Tour: Rosa Parks Apartments, Affordable and Green

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - 541 North Homan Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Community Interface Committee
Free for members, $15.00 for non-membersAIA Chicago offers a tour of Rosa Parks Apartments, October 9, 2010
2 LU/HSW/SD

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation, Humboldt Construction, and Landon Bone Baker Architects have developed 94 affordable rental apartments in 8 buildings scattered across 21 lots in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. In order to achieve an economy of scale and affordability, the buildings vary from 6 to 27 units and are all a variation on a theme of the same modular facade. Bickerdike's first comprehensively green development took advantage of the City of Chicago Green Permit process. Sustainable strategies include: 5.5 inches of blown-in, formaldehyde-free, fiberglass insulation in all exterior walls, creating a minimum R-value of R21; roof with an R-value of R4; Energy Star windows; and low VOC interior finishes. The largest building (27 unit, 4-story, elevator building) features solar hot water and geothermal systems as well as an exhaust- heat recovery system and is aiming for LEED Silver certification. Limited to 25 participants.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and registration on-line.

   October 11, Monday

Design in a Time of Change

6:00 p.m., - Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed ObjectsTrend forecaster David Shah lectures on Design in a Time of Change, at the Art Institute of Chicago for the School of the Art Institute, AIADO, October 11, 2010
Free event

Lecture by trend forecaster David Shah, founder and publisher, View Publications. David Shah's lecture examines how the coming decade, what he has called "the turbulent teens," will affect design. He tells us why we should look to the future and not the past and poses the question: Will the way we think and create really change and if so, how? This will be discussed alongside the importance of rarity and connoisseurship, the return of laughter, the implications of new sobriety on lifestyle, and other topics.

Information: 312/692.6500

   October 12 , Tuesday

Looking after Louis Sullivan: Photographs, Drawings, and FragmentsElizabeth Siegel, associate curator, and Alison Fisher, assistant curator, offer a gallery tour of the exhibition, Looking after Louis Sullivan, Photographs, Drawings and Fragments, at the Art Institute of Chicago, October 12, 2010

12:00 - 12:45 p.m., Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan, meet in gallery 100
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
Free with admission

Elizabeth Siegel, associate curator, and Alison Fisher, assistant curator, offer a guided walk through the exhibition, Looking after Louis Sullivan: Photographs, Drawings, and Fragments.

Information on-line.

Chicago Community Development Commission

1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers, 121 North LaSalle
Open to the public

Monthly meeting.

Meeting schedules and agenda's on-line.

Living Building Challenge

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CEU: 2

Presentation by Brian Dolan, Living Building Ambassador

This seminar provides a broad overview of the Living Building Challenge. This certification program covers all buildings at all scales and is a unified tool for transformative design, allowing us to envision a future that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically benign. Whether your project is a single building, a park, a college campus or even a complete neighborhood community, Living Building Challenge provides a framework for design, construction and the symbiotic relationship between people and all aspects of the built environment.

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information with “Green Tech U” as the subject line.our desired class and contact information.

   October 13 , Wednesday

The Promise of Hope VI: How it Changed Communities and Public HousingAlan Zais lectures on The Promise of Hope VI: How it Changed Communities and Public Housing, for the National Public Housing Museum, October 6, 2010

9:30 a.m, - National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1431 W. Taylor
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum
Free event

Lecture by
Alan Zais, Executive Director, Winnebago County Housing Authority.

Information: on-line. RSVP to Jordan Glover, 312/996.0834, or via email, no later than noon on the Tuesday before the tour.

Tour of Louis Sullivan's Idea, with Tim Samuelson, co-curator and Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago

12:15 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East WashingtonCo-curator of Louis Sulivan's Idea, Chicago Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson presents a gallery tour of the exhibition October 13 and 16, 2010
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum, Greater Chicago Chapter, Victorian Society in America
$25.00, pre-paid reservations required.

Louis Henry Sullivan was one of Chicago's most famous but misunderstood architects. Tim Samuelson, a leading historian of Sullivan's life and career, leads a tour of the Chicago Cultural Center exhibition that he co-curated with Chicago artist Chris Ware. Samuelson will discuss Sullivan in the context of the exhibition, Louis Sullivan's Idea, an innovative installation of photographs, drawings, documents, and artifacts that portray his life, writings and architectural works set within the framework of his time and original creative intent. (The tour will be repeated Saturday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m.)

RSVP to 312/326.1480l. Information on-line.

Wilmette's Glorious Baha'i Temple

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago FilmmakersKen Bowers, Secretary-General of the Baha'i Faith in America lectures on Wilmette's Glorius Baha'i Temple at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, October 13, 2010
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Ken Bowers, Secretary-General of the Baha’i Faith in America.

The Baha’i Temple in Wilmette is the largest and the oldest surviving Baha’i House of Worship in the world. The landmark structure has a rich history and boasts a stunning exterior and interior design, with beautiful gardens and reflecting ponds. Bowers outlines the design and construction process, the major 2007-10 renovation, and the current plans for the Baha'i National Visitor Center.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Film Screening: Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago FilmmakersLouis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture to be screened at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, October 13, 2010, followed by a talk with director Mark Richard Smith
$10.00 CAF members, $15.00 non-members
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Blair Kamin, Architecture critic, Chicago Tribune.

This award-winning, feature-length documentary about Louis Sullivan, Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture, captures the architect’s rapid rise to fame, tragic decline, and the ultimate triumph of his creative spirit. The film pairs extensive interview segments with Sullivan experts—including preservationist T. Gunny Harboe, biographer Robert Twombly, and Chicago Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson—with exquisite cinematography. The camera glides over and through the architecture, tracing building details and ornamentation not readily seen by the naked eye.

The screening will be followed by a talk with director Mark Richard Smith.

Purchase tickets on-line. Purchase tickets and the DVD on-line. Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

   October 14 , Thursday

Basics of Bridge Design Workshop

8:00 am.- 12:00 noon. UBS Tower, 1 North Wacker, Superior Room, 2nd floor. A continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 am.
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$175.00 members, $250.00 non-members, advance reservations required.; after October 7, $2225 and $300, respectively.
4 hours continuing education credit

The seminar is geared toward building engineers who plan to sit for the SE exam. Ahmad Hammad, Senior Supervising Structural Engineer with Parsons Brinckerhoff, will be the lecturer, and the workshop emphasis will be on the Structural Engineer Exam Part I as it relates to bridge design using AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 3rd edition, 2004, with 2005 and 2006 Interim Revisions. Topics to be covered will include Loads and Load Distribution, and Design and Details of Bridge Structures. Also presented will be worked-out design examples that illustrate the AASHTO analysis and design provisions. Please bring a copy of AASHTO to the workshop, if available.

Information and registration form on-line. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Donna Childs at the SEAOI office at 312/726.4165 by 3:00 p.m. on October 7, 2010.

Bruce Graham Tribute

5:30 p.m. - Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, 111S. Michigan
Sponsor: Skidmore, Owings and MerrillTribute to late architect Bruce Graham at the Art Institute of Chicago, October 14, 2010
Free event

A leading architect for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Bruce Graham was a specialist in high-rise corporate structures, designing skyscrapers and office complexes in Chicago and worldwide. He transformed Chicago's skyline by designing some of the city's most famous skyscrapers. His most visible legacy is the 100-story Hancock Center (1970) and the 110-story Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower), the world’s tallest building when it was completed in 1974. He also played a major role in designing the Inland Steel Building (1958), Three First National Plaza (1981), and the 1986 expansion of McCormick Place.
A transcript of a 2002 interview of Graham by Detlef Mertins can be found here. The 1997 Art Institute oral history by interviewer Betty J. Blum can be found here.

Graham died in Hobe Sound, Florida on March 6, 2010

RSVP to 312/360.4000 or via email. Information on-line.

Design Evanston Awards

5:30 p.m., reception, 6:30 p.m., presentation, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
Sponsor: Design Evanston
$5.00

Design Evanston identifies significant aesthetic and functional improvements in the Evanston community and recognizes them with our annual Design Evanston Awards. Specifically designed not to be self-serving for design professionals, the awards are presentedDesign Evanston Awards to be presented October 14, 2010 to owners responsible for the design excellence of local projects. These awards may be presented for new commercial construction, additions, adaptive re-use, multi-family structures, sensitive in-fill, or single family residences, among other categories. In addition awards may be granted in urban design, interior design, landscape design, signage/graphic design and merchandising design.

RSVP to Design Evanston President Jack Weiss via email. Information on-line.

   October 15 , Friday

Historic Pub Crawl: Chicago's Bridgeport Neighborhood

Call for time and location.Landmarks Illinois offers a Historic Pub Crawl of Chicago's Bridgeport Neighborhood, October 15, 2010
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free events for Landmarks Illinois members with advance registration; $10.00 non-members. Admission does not include drinks or bail money.

Landmarks Illinois will host a Historic Pub Crawl in Bridgeport, one of Chicago’s oldest neighborhoods. According to the AIA Guide to Chicago Architecture, “Originally referred to as Hardscrabble, Bridgeport was named for the port area created by a bridge near Ashland Avenue built so low that it obstructed river traffic and made it necessary to unload and reload cargo.”

Reservations and meeting-point details, 312/922.1742, or via email Information on-line.

Lateral Office: Active Layer - exhibition opening and lecture

6:00 p.m., Extension Gallery, Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury
Sponsor: Extension Gallery, Graham Foundation, Archeworks, others
Free event.

The Active Layer, an installation of Mason White and Lola Sheppard of Lateral Office that runs through December 3rd, is an homage to the complex glaciated landscape of the Arctic. The regional geology and climatic conditions give rise to a vast diversity of unique aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems found within the permafrost layer, glaciated rock, and the millions of melt water poolsLateral Office: Active Layer, exhibition opening and lecture at Extension Gallery, Archeworks, Chicago, October 15, 2010 that form in sunken pockets of the land. The Active Layer invites visitors to experience this condition, to be immersed in it, and observe its complex patterns and terrain. Over 25,000 unique points fill the gallery in a tight array making different topographic heights and bathymetric depths. The work can be read as both a scaled immersive Arctic landscape and a hypnotic spatial moray of points and lines.

Lateral Office, founded in 2003 and based in Toronto, is an award-winning experimental design practice that operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. The studio is committed to design as a research vehicle to pose and respond to complex, urgent questions in the built environment. Lateral Office seeks direct engagement with challenging questions related to the public realm and productive infrastructures. This is demonstrated through successful cross-disciplinary collaborations, award-wining projects at various scales, and recognition in publications and exhibitions world-wide. Recently the firm was awarded the 2010 Prix de Rome from the Canada Council for the Arts.

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

   October 16 , Saturday

Chicago Architecture + Design Day

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Hermann Hall, IIT, 3241 South Federal
Sponsor: Consortium for Design and Construction Careers
Free event.

This event will include a college fair, as well as admissions and career workshops for students interested in Architecture, Interior The Consortium for Design and Construction Careers sponsors Chicago Architecture+Design Day, at IIT, October 16, 2010Design, Construction Management, and Landscape Architecture programs. A great opportunity to speak directly with representatives from over 30 colleges and universities with related degree programs in these fields of study. Offered in conjunction with the October 16 Discover IIT Day, this event begins at 10:30 am with keynote speaker Michael Rogers, who is the 2010 President of the Illinois Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Illinois) and in practice with McDonald's Corporation.

Registration and information on-line.

Preparing Your Vintage Home for Winter

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CEU: 2

Presentation by Jay Keller, SPACE Architects and Planners

This seminar will present the making of a 3-Star Chicago Green Home from the perspective of the home owner and architect Jay Keller. Jay will present images and narration as he reflects on the building process and the building blocks of his home’s green design. He will discuss working with the designers, subcontractors, and other building professionals throughout the project.

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information with “Green Tech U” as the subject line.our desired class and contact information.

Working with an Architect

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, SPPR
Free event

Learn how to prepare for a project on your home, special considerations for going green, how to select the right architect and other team members, and how to optimize your project to minimize problems and maximize value. Presented by three licensed AIA architects whose firms focus on residential clients. You are welcome to bring photos or pictures pertinent to your project.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and registration on-line.

Engineers Expo at the Des Plaines Library

12:00- 4:00 p.m. -Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Sponsor: Des Plaines Public Library
Free event

As part of the library's second annual Family Science Expo, structural engineers Bob Johnson, Chas Hague and others will Structural engineers from SEAOI give students hands-on experience  on engineering and the design of high-rise buildings at the Engineers Expo at the Des Plaines, Illinois Library, October 16, 2010introduce budding young engineers to standing room only- how Chicago skyscrapers stand tall - at the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois exhibit. Structural engineering models and toys will give the target audience of students from the 3rd through 8th grades hands-on experience with the practical application of structural engineering principles. Structural engineer Larry Novak will give a lecture on High-Rise Building Design and exhibit an earthquake shake table for LEGO™ buildings which allows the students to utilize their own creativity to build and test their designs to destruction (one can actually see the model buildings sway and osculate under the earthquake simulation). The concept is to utilize the application of creative hands-on demonstrations to encourage young minds to pursue math, science and engineering. Parents, the public will come away with a greater understanding of how engineers turn ideas into reality.

Information: 847/827.5551 or on-line.

Tour of Louis Sullivan's Idea, with Tim Samuelson, co-curator and Cultural Historian for the City of ChicagoCo-curator of Louis Sulivan's Idea, Chicago Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson presents a gallery tour of the exhibition October 13  and 16. 2010, 2010

1:00 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum, Greater Chicago Chapter, Victorian Society in America
$25.00, pre-paid reservations required.

Louis Henry Sullivan was one of Chicago's most famous but misunderstood architects. Tim Samuelson, a leading historian of Sullivan's life and career, leads a tour of the Chicago Cultural Center exhibition that he co-curated with Chicago artist Chris Ware. Samuelson will discuss Sullivan in the context of the exhibition, Louis Sullivan's Idea, an innovative installation of photographs, drawings, documents, and artifacts that portray his life, writings and architectural works set within the framework of his time and original creative intent.

RSVP to 312/326.1480l. Information on-line.

   October 18, Monday

ARE at AIA Chicago: Construction Documents & Services

5:45 - 8:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Members and non-members, $25.00

Lecture by architect Mike Newman. The main lecture will be on Monday evening with a secondary optional event on various weekday evenings (typically Thursday) depending on room availability. Final schedule will be updated prior to the start of classes. Lecturer list is still in flux, but will be similar to that shown. Prices increase after October 4 so sign up now. Each class is limited to 60 participants. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and registration on-line.

Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Tradition and TodayDana Buntrock, Associate Professor of Architecture, U of C, Berkeley, lectures on Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Tradition and Today at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, October 18, 2010

6:00 p.m. - Crown Hall, center core, 3360 S. State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Dana Buntrock, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley on the subject of her new book, Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architecture.

Information: 312/567-3312 or on-line.

   October 19, Monday

SEAOI Seminar: Masonry

8:00 am.- 5:00 p.m., UBS Tower, 1 North Wacker, Michigan I Room, 2nd floor. A continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 am. Lunch is included.
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$300.00 members, $400.00 non-members, advance reservations required.; after October 12, $375 and $475, respectively. No refunds after October 12.
7.5 hours continuing education credit

The seminar will be conducted by Norbert Krogstad, Principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. and Ernest Rogalla, Associate Principal. Topics include Empirical Design History and Limitations Masonry Connections
, Joints, Construction and Workmanship; Analysis and Repair of Deteriorated Masonry Construction: How to avoid problems.

Information and registration form on-line. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the SEAOI office at 312/726.4165 by 12:00 p.m. on October 15, 2010.

Siting and Permitting Wind Farms

5:30 P.M. - Burnham Conference Center at APA, 205 N. Michigan., Suite 1200,
Sponsor: American Planning AssociationPaul Miller, AICP, Director of Planning, Zoning and Building for DeKalb County, Illinois will discuss Siting and Permitting Wind Farms for APA Chicago, October 19, 2010
Free event
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DeKalb County, Illinois, recently approved a large, commercial wind farm, the first in the county and the largest single zoning action in its history. The wind farm consists of 151 turbines covering an area of approximately 22,000 acres. Paul Miller, AICP, Director of Planning, Zoning and Building for DeKalb County, Illinois will discuss the review process for this proposal, highlighting the issues raised by objectors to the project as well as responses and adopted solutions. His presentation will include lessons learned and recommendations for other jurisdictions considering wind farm proposals.

Information: on-line

   October 20, Wednesday

Remembering Ida B. Wells: Public Housing Project or Public AncestorMichelle Duster Great-Grandaughter of Ida B. Wells & NPHM Board lectures on Remembering Ida B. Wells: Public Housing Project or Public Ancestor, for the National Public Housing Museum, October 6, 2010

9:30 a.m, - National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1431 W. Taylor
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum
Free event

Lecture by
Michelle Duster, Great-Grandaughter of Ida B. Wells & NPHM Board.

Information: on-line. RSVP to Jordan Glover, 312/996.0834, or via email, no later than noon on the Tuesday before the tour.

The Flatiron Building: Chicago’s Gift to New York

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago FilmmakersAlice Sparkberg Alexiou lectures on her new book, The Flatiron Building: Chicago's Gift to New York, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, October 20, 2010
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Alice Sparberg Alexiou, author of The Flatiron: The New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose With It and Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary.

One of New York’s most beloved icons, the Flatiron Building was, in fact, Chicago’s creation. It was erected by the Chicago-based George A. Fuller Company, also the builder of most of that city’s first steel-frame skyscrapers, and designed by the architectural firm of Daniel H. Burnham. Author Alexiou discusses these and other Chicago connections. A book signing will follow.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. - various locations
Sponsor: Restore Media LLCTraditional Building Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, October 20-23, 2010
$395.00 full conference pass, one day pass $195.00, tours $129.00. 15% discount for pre-registrations made before October 8.
various continuing education credits according to event, up to 25 over full conference

Opening day for four day event that brings together architects, contractors, historic restoration/renovation specialists, traditional- building owners, facilities managers, designers, planners and crafts people. This year’s education is themed to a topic on everyone’s mind: “how do we make traditional buildings energy efficient while also preserving their historic character?" This subject and much more will be presented in 50 seminars, workshops, architectural tours, keynotes and craftsmanship demonstrations in a four day event. Come for one day or all four. Additional sessions include: historic tax credits, infill development and downtown revitalization, window restoration, life cycle maintenance for historic facilities, period interior design, LEED for historic buildings, plaster repair, old house restoration and sympathetic additions to historic buildings.

Wednesday's schedule will include a series of four hours tours: Mies & Modernism: The IIT Campus Tour; Chicago Architectural Highlights by Bus: including Robie House; Frank Lloyd Wright by Bus: His Life and Architecture in Oak Park, and a Walking Tour and Workshop: First United Methodist Church Restoration.

Registration on-line. Information: on-line.

Introducing Project Honor, Racine Wisconsin

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Häfele America Co, 154 W. HubbardIntroducing Project Honor, Racine Wisconsin, a presentation by Michael Damore of Epstein Chicago at the Hafele America Chicago showroom, October 20, 2010
Sponsor: Hafele Chicago Showroom
Free event, registration requested.
CE credits pending

A presentation by EPSTEIN Chicago Executive Managing Director Michael Damore. When the S.C Johnson Company needed to expand their Frank Lloyd Wright-designed campus in Racine, Wisconsin, they called upon Chicago’s Epstein International and noted architect Norman Foster. The task was to design and build structures that would simultaneously commemorate their founder, and respect the built environment of Wright.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

STRATA SE1: Moving Towards a Self-Powered Environment

6:00 p.m. - Crown Hall, center core, 3360 S. StateIan Bogle, Founding Director, BFLS, London, lecturs on STRATA SE1: Movings Towards a Self-Powered Environment at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, October 20, 2010
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Ian Bogle. Founding Director, BFLS, London

Information: 312/567-3312 or on-line.

   October 21 , Thursday

Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference

Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, October 20-23, 2010

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Navy Pier, 600 East Grand
Sponsor: Restore Media LLC
$395.00 full conference pass, one day pass $195.00, tours $129.00. 15% discount for pre-registrations made before October 8.
various continuing education credits according to event, up to 25 over full conference

The second day of this four event features over 15 workshops and panels.

Registration on-line. Information: on-line.

Tearing Down the Loop: “Taxpayer” Takeover

12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd floor, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West Washington
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free EventArchitectural historian Jean L. Guarino discusses Tearing Down the Loop: "Taxpayer" Takeover at a Landmarks Illinois Preservation Snapshots lecture at the Chicago Cultural Center, October 21, 2010

The Great Depression of the 1930s—commonly viewed as a period of stagnation for the urban landscape—was in fact a period of dramatic change for downtowns nationwide. Within a single decade, well over 100 buildings in Chicago’s Loop were razed for parking lots, garages, and two-story buildings called “taxpayers.” Architectural historian Jean L. Guarino discuss how the Loop transitioned from the Victorian to the Modern era.

Information on-line.

Chicago Plan Commission

Time and place tentative: 1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers 121 N. LaSalle Street
Open to the public

Commission meeting and schedule and agenda's on-line.

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Tall Building Awards Symposium
CTBUH Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Tall Buildings Awards Symposium, Hermann Hall, IIT, Chicago, October 21, 2010

1:30 - 6:00 p.m., Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3241 S. Federal
Sponsor: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture
Free event, registration required. space limited to 750 people.
up to 3 hours continuing education credit
Note: evening Awards Dinner sold out.

The Symposium will feature presentations from each of the winners of its annual “Best Tall Building” awards and Lifetime Achievement awards for 2010, including William Pedersen, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award and Professor Ysrael Seinuk, Ysrael A. Seinuk, PC, Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal

Hear also from senior representatives of the following 9th Annual CTBUH Best Tall Building Award winning projects, recognized to be superior in design and technical innovations, sustainable attributes, and community enhancement:

Information on-line. Registration form on-line.

ARE at AIA Chicago: Construction Documents & Services

5:45 - 8:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Members and non-members, $25.00

The main lecture will be on Monday evening, October 18, with a secondary optional event on various weekday evenings (typically Thursday) depending on room availability. Final schedule will be updated prior to the start of classes. Lecturer list is still in flux, but will be similar to that shown. Tonight's program offers an Optional Informal Discussion and Sample Problem Review. Prices increase after October 4 so sign up now. Each class is limited to 60 participants. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and registration on-line.

Decorative Taste, Religious Space: Contextualizing the Redecoration of the Second Presbyterian Church of ChicagoDecoratyive Taste, Religious Space: Contextualizing the Redecoration of the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago, lecture by Elizabeth McGoey, October 21, 2010

6:00 p.m., reception, 7:00 p.m., lecture - Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Friends of Historic Second Church
$10.00

Lecture by Elizabeth McGoey, Ph.D. candidate, University of Indiana, Bloomington.

Information: 1/800.657.0687 and on-line.

Architecture and Power—The Propagandistic Functions of Public Monuments in Rome

6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Morton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South MichiganPenelope Davies, University of Texas at Austin, lectures on Architecture and Power - Thge Propagandistic Functions of Public Monuments in Rome, at the Art Institute of Chicago, October 21, 2010
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
Free with admission

During the Roman Empire, the emperors were the primary patrons of state architecture in Rome, and scholars have long noted that they used building projects to reinforce their legitimacy. In this lecture Penelope Davies, University of Texas at Austin, examines the use of Roman architecture for propagandistic purposes from two angles.

In the first half Davies assesses the development of the practice, arguing that the force and the surprising urgency of the emperors’ architectural rhetoric derived from building strategies that were carefully honed by competing members of the elite during the Republic. In the second half, she focuses on two well-known imperial monuments—the Mausoleum of Augustus and the Pantheon—to distinguish the diverse methods emperors used to articulate their claims to power.

Information on-line.

   October 22 , Friday

Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Navy Pier, 600 East Grand, Exhibition Hall 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Restore Media LLC
$395.00 full conference pass, one day pass $195.00, tours $129.00. 15% discount for pre-registrations made before October 8.
various continuing education credits according to event, up to 25 over full conference. Exhibition hall free, registration required.

The third day of this four event features over 20 workshops and panels, and a 9:45 keynote panel on Greener at the Grassroots: Mayors and Sustainability Policy, moderated by Peter A. Harkness, Founder and Publisher Emeritus, Governing.

Registration on-line. Information: on-line.

   October 23 , Saturday

Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference

Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, October 20-23, 2010

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Navy Pier, 600 East Grand, Exhibition Hall 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Restore Media LLC
$395.00 full conference pass, one day pass $195.00, tours $129.00. 15% discount for pre-registrations made before October 8.
various continuing education credits according to event, up to 25 over full conference. Exhibition hall free, registration required.

Closing day of this four event features over 18 workshops and seminars, and a 9:45 keynote panel on Greener at the Grassroots: Mayors and Sustainability Policy, moderated by Peter A. Harkness, Founder and Publisher Emeritus, Governing.

Registration on-line. Information: on-line.

Wallcoverings: Then and Now

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.

Presentation by Lynn Galdoni, D.L. Couch

Wallcoverings have been used for hundreds of years, but the industry has experienced a great deal of change in the last few years. This seminar will discuss past and current trends in wallcoverings and the Wallcoverings Sustainability Standard, which is currently in development. The following topics will be covered: recycling programs for wallcoverings, impact on Indoor Air Quality, life cycle analysis, and material choices, including vinyl, recycled-content and PVCfree wallcoverings. Sample materials will be on display

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information with “Green Tech U” as the subject line.our desired class and contact information.

Working with an Architect at Traditional Building

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Navy Pier
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Small Project Practitioners Roundtable
Free event

Learn how to prepare for a project on your home, special considerations for going green, how to select the right architect and other team members, and how to optimize your project to minimize problems and maximize value. Presented by three licensed AIA architects whose firms focus on residential clients. You'll also have an opportunity to "Ask an Architect" in a short, free consultation on your specific improvement or renovation project. Bring photos, a drawing, or pictures that represent what you want to improve or your design ideas. Consultations will be offered from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our presentation and consultations are part of the Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference, an event for the public and for the design industry on October 20-23. Visiting the exhibit hall is free to the public. Visit the AIA Chicago booth #322 for a consultation and attend our presentation G05 in the Traditional Building Theater on the Show Floor.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and registration on-line.

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards

4:30 p.m., cocktails and hors d'oeuvres reception, 6:00 p.m. awards ceremony, Chicago Club, 81 West Van Buren
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois, Richard H. Driehaus FoundationLandmarks Illinois 2010 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards,
$40.00 for members, $50.00 non-members. Business attire required.

Nine outstanding examples of excellence in Illinois preservation will be honored at Landmarks Illinois' annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards ceremony. Landmarks Illinois has been assisted by a generous grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation to honor individuals and organizations whose works demonstrate a commitment to historic preservation. By honoring these individuals, organizations, projects and programs, Landmarks Illinois and the Driehaus Foundation hope to inspire others to take action to preserve, protect and promote historic resources.

RSVP by October 18th at 312/922.1742 or via email. Information on-line.

The Modern Ball in the Modern Wing

6:30 p.m., The Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, 159 East Monroe Street
Sponsor: The Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$500.00 for single tickets, space extremely limited, RSVP by October 15th.

A black-tie evening of cocktails, dinner, the Harold Schiff Tribute Video by Lincol Schatz, and a live auction of such items as a private boat tour nf the Chicago river with WTTW's Geoffrey Baer, a cocktail party on East Lake Shore Drive, a first class trip to New York, and more, with net proceeds supporting future programs, acquisitions and activities of the Architecture and Design Society.

RSVP by October 15th to Jennifer Breckner at 312.443.3631.

   October 25 , Monday

ARE at AIA Chicago: Schematic Design

5:45 - 8:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Members and non-members, $25.00

The main lecture by architect Mike Newman will be on Monday evening, October 25, with a secondary optional event on various weekday evenings (typically Thursday) depending on room availability. Final schedule will be updated prior to the start of classes. Lecturer list is still in flux, but will be similar to that shown. Thursday, October 28th's program will offer an Optional Informal Discussion and Sample Problem Review. Prices increase after October 4 so sign up now. Each class is limited to 60 participants. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and registration on-line.

Design PerformanceJulie Snow, Principal. Julie Snow Architects, Minneapolis, lectures on Design Performance at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, October 25, 2010

6:00 p.m. - Crown Hall, center core, 3360 S. State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Julie Snow, Principal, Julie Snow Architects, Minneapolis

Information: 312/567-3312 or on-line.

   October 26 , Tuesday

Robert Bruegmann: The Architecture of Harry Weese

6:00 p.m. - Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, 55 East Wacker
Sponsor: The Graham Foundation
Free event, reservations suggested.

Robert Bruegmann, University Distinguished Professor of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will discuss his new book, co-authored with Kathleen Murphy Skolnick, The Architecture of Harry Weese. Robert Bruegmann of UIC lectures on his new book, The Architecture of Harry Weese, at the Graham Foundation, During a career that spanned half a century from the 1930s to the 1980s, Harry Weese (1915 - 1998) produced a large number of significant designs ranging from small but highly inventive houses to large urban scale commissions like the Washington, D.C. Metro system.

As the first monograph solely devoted to Weese’s work, the book revives the reputation of a visionary architect. As important as Weese’s buildings were, they were only one part of what almost all his contemporaries recognized as his seemingly inexhaustible creativity. Because Weese believed that design was essentially problem-solving, he was willing to apply his skills to everything from a piece of furniture to an entire city.

The city on which he lavished the most attention was his own city, Chicago, where he seemed to 17th Church of Christ Scientist, Chicago, Harry Weese, architectbe everywhere at once, praising, criticizing, cheerleading, and pouring out ideas for creating a humane and livable place for citizens of all walks of life. Although influenced to some degree by the rational, and often austere, work of European modernists like Mies van der Rohe, in most of his own oeuvre Weese instead followed the example of Nordic architects like Gunnar Asplund and Alvar Aalto in favoring natural materials, human scale, and comfort; his work was characterized by a deep respect for older buildings and existing urban patterns and a fondness for unexpected, often idiosynscratic design decisions.

A book signing will follow the lecture.

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

Building Material Reuse: Bridging the Gap between Have & Need

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CEU: 2

Presentation by Nathan Benjamin, PlanetReuse

As much as 40% of landfill waste comes from construction projects. The reuse of reclaimed materials—one of the purest forms of recycling—can drive down that number significantly while saving a project time and money. This session will illustrate the wide range of salvageable materials, demonstrate the most efficient process and timing for incorporating reclaimed materials into a project, and simplify the process for sourcing reclaimed materials. Case studies will offer practical, how-to examples for both material reuse and deconstruction. Bridging the gap between those who want reclaimed materials and those who have them available will make reuse easier, encouraging more designers, builders, owners and suppliers to mount the effort.

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information with “Green Tech U” as the subject line.our desired class and contact information.

   October 27 , Wednesday

Once Again Let Us Reconsider the Architecture of Public HousingRoberta Feldman
Professor of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, Founding Director, City Design Center & NPHM Board lectures on Once Again Let Us Reconsider the Architecture of Public Housing, for the National Public Housing Museum, October 6, 2010

9:30 a.m, - National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1431 W. Taylor
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum
Free event

Lecture by
Roberta Feldman, Professor of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, Founding Director, City Design Center & NPHM Board.

Information: on-line. RSVP to Jordan Glover, 312/996.0834, or via email, no later than noon on the Tuesday before the tour.

Architect Clarence Hatzfeld is Haunting Me

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Filmmakers
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.Chicago Park District historian Julia Bachrach lectures on Architect Clarence Hatzfeld is Haunting Me at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, October 27, 2010
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Julia Bachrach, historian and preservationist, Chicago Park District.

Clarence Hatzfeld (1873–1943) was a prolific Chicago architect who has been relatively unknown, despite the fact that the city retains a large collection of his handsome Prairie and Revival style park field houses, commercial buildings, and residences. Although Chicago Park District historian Julia Bachrach had done some research on Hatzfeld over the years, strange things began to happen when she and her husband went house hunting in the summer of 2008. In this lecture, Julia will reveal why she thinks this architect who died more than sixty years ago is haunting her, and what she has learned about him through this ghostly experience.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Jiang Jun: Reading Urban China in Five DimensionsJiang Jun, editor-in-chief of Urban China Magazine, lectures at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, October 27, 2010

6:00 p.m. - Crown Hall, center core, 3360 S. State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Jiang Jun, Editor-in-Chief, Urban China Magazine, which is the focus of Urban China: Informal Cities, an exhbition currently at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Information: 312/567-3312 or on-line.

   October 28 , Thursday

Downtown Residential: Poised for a Rebound

7:45 - 9:15 a.m. - Main Lounge, the Union League, 65 West Jackson
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago
$50.00 members, $65.00 non-members

Industry leaders share their insights on the major trends driving the downtown rental and condo markets:

  • When will development of new condo and rental buildings commence?
  • How will these projects get financed?
  • What are the target rental and condo demographics?
  • Which locations and products will succeed?
  • When will the next condo conversion occur?
  • How important is mass transit and energy efficiency?

Presenters will include:

  • Tim Desmond, President, Central Station Development Corp.
  • Alan Lev, President & CEO, Belgravia Group, Ltd.
  • David Schwartz, Managing Member & Co-Founder, Waterton Associates, LLC

James Bachner, Executive Vice President, Heitman LLC, will moderate.

Registration and information on-line.

Real Cities: A Symposium on Brazilian Urbanism

5:00 - 6:00 p.m., opening reception, 6:00 p.m. program, Instituto Cervantes, Gallery and Auditorium, 31 West OhioReal Cities: A Symposium on Brazilian Urbanism, Chicago, IL  October 28-30, 2010
Sponsor: Partners of the Americas, Illinois- São Paulo. others
$15.00 per day, $35 for all three days, $20.00 at the door for POA members/students/seniors; $20.00, $50.00 and $25.00 for general public.

The first day of this three-day symposium includes opening remarks by Joao Almino, Cónsul-General de Brazil; Pat Saldana Natke and Carmen Vidal Hallett, Illinois-Sao Paulo Partners of the Americas; and Benet Haller, Director, Urban Design and Planning, City of Chicago , with a 7:30 p.m., public presentation by Jaime Lerner, Jaime Lerner Arquitetos Associados, architect, urban planner, politician, followed by a Q&A sessio, all moderated by Lee Bey.

Purchase tickets on-line. Information on-line.

ARE at AIA Chicago: Schematic Design

5:45 - 8:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Members and non-members, $25.00

The main lecture by architect Mike Newman will be on Monday evening, October 25, with a secondary optional event on various weekday evenings (typically Thursday) depending on room availability. Final schedule will be updated prior to the start of classes. Lecturer list is still in flux, but will be similar to that shown. The October 28th offers an Optional Informal Discussion and Sample Problem Review. Prices increase after October 4 so sign up now. Each class is limited to 60 participants. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and registration on-line.

Cranes, Dragons, & Geishas: A Brass Menagerie, Metalwork of the Aesthetic Movement

6:00 p.m. - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 50 E. Erie
Sponsor: Richard H. Driehaus Musem
Free event, reservations required.

Anna D’Ambrosio, a leading historian of American Aesthetic Movement metalwork and Curator of Decorative Arts at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, will discuss the phenomenal popularity of innovative and expressive brass and mixed-metal furniture and accessories that became ubiquitous in fashionable 1880s American interiors. This illustrated lecture will present original research on the inventive and artistic applications of industrial metals in the form of what was called “art brass” or “artistic bronze goods.” The terms, coined by manufacturers and retailers, refer to visually and materially complex metal furniture and accessories made in response to consumer demand for decorative arts in the Aesthetic taste. The furniture design is a mixture of Anglo-Japanesque and Modern Gothic forms with Japanesque surface finish and exotic ornamental flourishes drawn from Asian, Moorish, and Persian cultures. Many of the pioneering manufactures of the materials, such as R. Hollings & Co. (Boston), The Charles Parker Co. and Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (Meriden, CT) and P. E. Guerin and W. T. Mersereau (New York, NY), and will be discussed, showing the range and diversity of their products and how they were used in the Victorian home.

Registration (required) 312/482.8933, ext 21 by October 27th. Information: on-line.

Rainwater Harvesting and Condensate Recovery: New Tools for Sustainable Site Development

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CEU: 2

Presentation by Tom Barrett, Green Water Infrastructure, Inc.

As Capturing and using rainwater is enjoying revival as an alternate source of water enhancing the landscape. Up to 90% of the rain which falls onto a site can be captured, stored, and used to create a sustainable community. Additionally, the water condensing from air conditioning units during the summer months in hot humid areas can produce hundreds of gallons of water each day. It is possible to combine rainwater harvesting and condensate recovery to irrigate the landscape. This use of locally produced, non-potable water helps develop a “natural approach” to efficient use of water and relieve stormwater management issues.

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information with “Green Tech U” as the subject line.our desired class and contact information.

Film Screening: Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture

7:00 p.m. - Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Sponsors: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
$6.00, $4.00 for members, seniors, students with ID

Though a pioneering genius whose work bridged the 19th and 20th centuries both technologically and aesthetically, architect Louis documentary Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture screens at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, October 28, 2010Sullivan (often lauded as the creator of the skyscraper) has never been explored in depth on film. Director Mark Richard Smith, who will be in attendence for this screening, rectifies this glaring omission with grand, sweeping shots of Sullivan’s surviving buildings, which showcase the master’s bold exteriors and colorful, intricate interiors in exquisite detail. Sullivan’s unique, iconoclastic style would influence an entire generation of architects, including his former chief draftsman, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Opening event of the museum's film series, The American Architect in Focus.

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   October 29 , Friday

AIA Chicago 55th annual Designight

5:30 p.m. reception in Lakeview Terrace, 7:00 p.m., dinner and awards presentation in Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 East AIA Chicago 55th annual Designight, Navy Pier, Chicago, October 29, 2010Grand
Sponsor: AIA/Chicago
$200.00 members, $150 AIA Associate member; $250.00 non-member; $100 new members

Bob Sirott will serve as emcee for this event, which celebrates AIA/Chicago's Design Excellence Awards in the categories of Distinguished Building, Interior Architecture, Divine Detail, and Unbuilt Design. The AIA Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Natalie de Blois, FAIA.

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Building Connections: Brazilian Design for Real Cities   

3:30 - 7:30 p.m., Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton
Sponsor: Partners of the Americas, Illinois- São Paulo. others
$15.00 per day, $35 for all three days, $20.00 at the door for POA members/students/seniors; $20.00, $50.00 and $25.00 for general public.

The second day of this three-day symposium includes a 3:30 p.m. lecture by landscape architect Rosa Kliass, a 4:00 p.m. lecture by Fernanda Barbara of Una Architects, a wine and cheese reception, a 6:00 p.m. lecture by city planner Jorge Wilheim, Building Connections in Cities, followed by a 7:00 panel with Wilhelm, Barbara, Kliaas and Jaime Lerner, moderated by Linda Searl.

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   October 30 , Saturday

Ecology of Design

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CEU: 2

Presentation by Michael Iversen, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Ecology of Design is based on the study of integrated human/natural environments as complex dynamical ecosystems, which are being stressed from the convergence of urbanization, fossil-fuel energy depletion, and climatic change. Using an ecosystem-based approach, design is viewed as the intentional shaping of energy, material, information and monetary flows that act as inputs and outputs of an urbanized ecosystem. The inventory and analysis of these system flows serves as the basis for informed design decisions and policymaking.

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information with “Green Tech U” as the subject line.our desired class and contact information.

Building Connections: Brazilian Design for Real Cities   

1:00 - 8:00 p.m., South Side Community Arts Center, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: Partners of the Americas, Illinois- São Paulo. others
$15.00 per day, $35 for all three days, $20.00 at the door for POA members/students/seniors; $20.00, $50.00 and $25.00 for general public.

Closing day of this three-day symposium includes 1:00 pm welcoming remarks by Faheem Majeed, Director, Southside Community Art Center and Marcelo Aflalo & Drea Howenstein, Exhibition Curators, a 1:15 lecture by activist and author Binka la Breton, Building a Sustainable Life in Brazil, a 2:15 p.m. 1.99 REAL$ HOUSING Brief with Erica Carvalho, Kaitlin Mc Vehil, Architecture for Humanity, a 2:30-5:00 p.m. platform, Collective Housing Design  , moderated by Drea Howenstein, Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Exhibition Co-curator, with respondents Marcelo Aflalo, Architect, Designer, Univers Design; Exhibition Curator, Kristine Stiphany, Hennie Reydners, Simone Buechler and Ellen Sahli, Deputy Commissioner, Community Development     

At 5:00 p.m. there will be an opening reception at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, AIADO & Office of Multicultural Affairs, with a book signing by Binka la Breton, followed by performances by Sebastian Alvarez at 5:30 p.m., and Travis & ONO at 6:30 p.m. 

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