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Exhibitions
  Louis Sullivan's Idea, at exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center, through   Young Architects of Spain, at the Instituto Cervantes, Chicago, through April 17, 2011 Alex Lehnerer, UBS 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Through May 1, 2011   The House: Drawings for Residential Architecture The House: Drawings for Residential Architecture History Coming Home, an exhbition at the Chicago Tourism Center Gallery, through Anne Tyng: Inhabitating Geometry, at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, April 15 through June 18, 2011 Chicago Model City, an exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation Chicago Then and Now, a Story by Lee Bey, at the City Gallery at the Water Tower, Chicago, through January 9, 2012 Neighborhoods Go Green!, at exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation      
  Louis Sullivan's Idea
at the Chicago Cultural Center, through May 2, 2011
  Young Architects of Spain, at the Instituto Cervantes, Chicago, through April 17, 2011 Alex Lehnerer, UBS 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, through May 1, 2011.
  The Sketchbooks of Alfonso Iannelli
at the ArchiTech Gallery,January 7th through April 30, 2011.
History Coming Home
at the Chicago Tourism Center Gallery, through April 15, 2011
Anne Tyng: Inhabitating Geometry, at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, April 15 through June 18, 2011 Chicago Model City
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Chicago Then and Now, a Story by Lee Bey, at the City Gallery at the Water Tower, Chicago, through January 9, 2012 Neighborhoods Go Green!
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
     
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   April 1, Friday

Thomas Leeser

6:00 p.m. - UIC, College of Architecture and the Arts, Gallery 1100 A&A, 845 Harrison
Sponsor: University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture, College of Architecture and the Arts
Free event

Lecture by Thomas Leeser, Principal, LEESER Architecture, New York

Information: on-line.

   April 2, 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, registration required.
AIA/CES: 2 LU

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 may then serve as the basis for informed design decisions and policymaking.

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

   April 4 , Monday

Ernie WongLandscape architect Ernst Wong of the Site Design Group, Ltd. lectures at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, April 4, 2011t

5:50 P.M., Illinois Institute of Technology, Crown Hall, Lower Level, 3360 South State
IIT College of Architecture
Free event, open to the public

Lecture by Lansdcape architect Ernie Wong is founder and principal of Site Design Group, Ltd.

Information on-line.

   April 5 , Tuesday

How'd They do That? (Sold Out)

5:30 p.m., cocktail reception, 6:30 p.m., lecture, 7:30 p.m., Q&A. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsors: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Structural Engineers Association of IllinoisRon Klemencic, President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates lectures on How'd They Do That? at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, April 5, 2011
Free event - registration required
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Ron Klemencic, S.E. P.E., President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

“Outrageous,” “wacky” and “wild” are words not typically associated with building design. Today’s architecture, however, often evokes these terms. While the general public may be asking the question, “Why?,” most structural engineers are contemplating, “How?” Klemencic will present a fast-paced, visual tour through the structural design of some of the more interesting and challenging structures in the world today. The advances in design and construction technologies, materials, and communication capabilities that make these projects possible will be highlighted. You will come away from Klemencic’s presentation with a greater appreciation of the structural engineer’s contribution to today’s often unusual architecture.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Built Like Bridges: Wind Bracing and the Chicago Skyscraper

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsors: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC, APT Western Great Lakes Chapter, Construction Society of AmericaThomas Leslie lectures on Built Like Bridges: Wind Bracing and the Chicago Skyscraper, at AIA Chicago, April 5, 2011
Free event
1 LU/HSW

Thomas Leslie, AIA (Iowa State University, Dept. of Architecture) will lecture on wind bracing and the role it has played in the development of Chicago skyscrapers. He will focus on the historic relationship between materials and structural performance; potential links between history and practice offered by construction history; architectural implications of various wind bracing systems; elements of wind bracing systems in historic buildings. Register with the Association for Preservation Techology, Western Great Lakes Chapter.

RSVP via email. Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

First Tuesdays Happy Hour - and Rebuilding Together!

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - Matilda, 3103 North Sheffield
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Come and socialize with other young architects at Matilda – and learn a little about Rebuilding Together, a national program to improve the homes of low-AIA Chicago First Tuesdays Happy Hour - and Rebuilding Together, at Matilda, Chicago, April 5, 2011income, seniors, and disabled residents on the last Saturday in April. Every year, Rebuilding Together –Metro Chicago remodels approximately 70 homes, and AIA Chicago participates. This year, AIA Chicago and Sears are teaming to remodel two homes on Saturday, April 30. These projects include everything from full kitchen remodels to painting & landscaping. Learn more about Rebuilding Together during the YAF We can use volunteers on event day, but also we need help prior to that day finalizing the evaluation of the work scope, buying materials, and coordinating contractors. Visit our Meetup page and let us know you'll be attending.

Information online.

Daley Bicentennial Plaza

6:30 p.m. - Daley Bicentennial plaza, 337 East Randolph, just east of Columbus
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council, Grant Park Conservancy
Free event.

As the chances of the Chicago Children's Museum moving to Grant Park/Daley Bicentennial Plaza are quickly diminishing, we would like to begin a discussion of how to attract a new funding source for the rebuilding of the decaying Grant Park field house. The field house was in poor condition nearly 6 years ago when the CCM announced its planned move to Grant Park - now it is in even worse shape. The CCM had pledged to fund the rebuilding of the Daley Bicentennial Plaza field house alongside their move.

We would like to start the discussion of how to bring more focus to the field house. A public/private partnership would be ideal. Please bring your ideas.

Information: 32/927.6795


   April 6 , Wednesday

Creating a World Class Hospital by Engaging the City of ChicagoBruce Komiske of Children's Memorial Hospital and Martin Wolf of Solomon Cordwell Buenz lecture on Creating a World Class Hospital by Engaging the City of Chicago, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, April 6, 2011

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Bruce Komiske, Children’s Memorial Hospital Team Leader and Martin Wolf, FAIA, Design Principal/Senior Vice President, Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Learn firsthand from the design architect and the hospital team leader about the journey of creating the “World’s Tallest Children’s Hospital”—The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago—in the heart of Streeterville. Also hear about the ambitious plan to engage over twenty of Chicago’s cultural icons in the formation of a truly unique healing environment.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Robert Krawczyk: Spirals, Fractals, and Music: The Same Only DifferentRobert Krawczyk lectures on Spirals, Fractals and Music: The Same only Different; MTCC Auditorium, IIT, Chicago, April 6, 2011

6:00 P.M., Illinois Institute of Technology, MTCC Auditorium, 3201 South State
IIT College of Architecture
Free event, open to the public

Lecture by Robert Krawczyk, associate professor in IIT's College of Architecture.

Information on-line.

   April 7 , Thursday

Greening Chicago

12:15 - Millennium Room, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free event Urbanophile's Aaron Renn lectures on Greening Chicago for Friends of Downtown at the Chicago Cultural Center, April 7, 2011

Presenter: Aaron Renn, urbanophile.com

Under Mayor Richard M. Daley, the infrastructure of downtown Chicago has undergone a tremendous makeover in the past 20 years – from the reconstruction of Wacker Drive to the revamp of State Street and the expansion of the River Walk. But has downtown's public infrastructure made it easier overall for pedestrians and bicyclists to navigate the Loop? How could it further change in years to come? Join noted blogger Aaron Renn for a look at what Chicago and other cities are doing to become greener and more accessible.

Information: on-line.

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

12:45 p.m., City Hall, 121` N. LaSalle, Room 201`-A. Permit Review Committee immediately after (est. start time 1:30), 33 North LaSalle, Suite 1600
Open to the public

Information and agenda on-line.

LEED™ Extra Credit

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
AIA/CES: 2 LU

The USGBC-Illinois Chapter leads the regional transformation of the built environment to become ecologically sustainable, profitable and healthy. USGBC-Illinois Chapter offers education programs that focus on a variety of green building topics for a wide range of audiences and learning levels. The Extra Credit sessions provide an opportunity to delve deeper into LEED credit areas and green building strategies while highlighting the local green building community and experts in Illinois. Further details on this program can be found at www.usgbc-Illinois.org.

Registration and information on-line.

Shooting Architecture: Seeing Buildings through Film

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$5.00 CAF members, $10.00 non-members
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Ultan Guilfoyle, producer, director, writer

Filming architecture was once a matter of erecting a large-format camera on a tripod and waiting for the people to leave. With the arrival of digital film and Ulta Guifolyle lectures on Shooting Architecture: Seeing Buildings through Film, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, April 7, 2011video, that process has disappeared and shooting architecture is something everyone can enjoy. Award-winning producer, director, and writer Ultan Guilfoyle talks about being able to capture some of the world's great buildings on film. His presentation will include a preview of his forthcoming film on the work of Renzo Piano and screenings of several short films on specific Frank Gehry buildings.

Working with the late director Sydney Pollack, Ultan Guilfoyle’s film Sketches of Frank Gehry was an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival. His Eight Short Films on Frank Gehry opened in Hong Kong in 2009 and are currently being shown at an exhibition of Gehry’s work in Basel, Switzerland. Guilfoyle is currently in pre-production on a series of six films about women in architecture, to begin shooting in April 2011.

Register on-line. Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

   April 11 , Monday

ARE at AIA Chicago - course Introduction Session

6:00 - 8:45 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 260
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$290.00 members and non-members

ARE at AIA is a review class for interns getting ready to take the Architectural Registration Exam. The class will cover each of the exam topics with lectures, discussions and sample problems. The class will focus on one or two main lectures per topic (three for structures), with additional discussion and problem solving times. While no single lecture can cover the entire range of issues within each topic area, these classes will provide the interns with a balanced sense of what is on the exam and provide a strong base for individual study, use of AIA study guides, as well as provide opportunities for forming their own study groups with other class members.At this session, Mike Newman, class coordinator and primary instructor, will dicuss general issues related to the ARE and review the graphic vignettes that appear throughout the exam.

Complete course information:on-line. Information and registration on-line.

   April 12 , Tuesday

Neighborhoods Go Green: LEED-ND for Neighborhood Development

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional & Urban Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW/SD

Learn key principles of smart urban planning. Doug Farr, AIA, and Leslie Oberholtzer, AICP (Farr Associates) will lead this discussion about the goals and point system that constitute LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) rating system. The U.S. Green Building Council, working in collaboration with architects, urban planners, builders, and environmentalists, has developed a national design standard for certifying green neighborhoods. This program will help participants to better understand smart urban planning and smart growth, and how LEED for Neighborhood Development is one road map to accomplishing these goals for a greener, livable tomorrow. Bring your lunch; beverages provided..

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and registration 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.

Architecture in Zero to Sixty

4:15 - 5:15 p.m. - School & College Building Expo at Navy Pier
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Education KC
Free event

AIA Chicago is hosting a Pecha Kucha presentation during the opening reception at the School & College Building Expo. The program will feature intriguing, exciting fast paced presentations by James Baird, FAIA (Holabird & Root); Carol Ross Barney, FAIA (Ross Barney Architects); Kenneth Schroeder, FAIA (SMNG-A Architects); Peter Exley, FAIA (architectureisfun); Joseph Valerio, FAIA (Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Inc.); Amy Yurko, AIA (BrainSpaces). AIA Chicago members can save 20% on a full conference registration. Enter source code SCBP3A to receive your discount.

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

Kids and Cars: Combining Incongruous Amenities on an Urban Medical Campus

5:45 - 7:00 p.m. - Eckenhoff Saunders Architects, 700 S. Clinton St., #200
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

How do you fit 300 kids and 1,100 cars on a small urban site? This session will address the challenges of combining two distinct amenities for healthcare staff on a dense urban academic medical center campus: a state-of-the-art childcare center serving 320 children and a parking garage for 1,100 cars. Learn how new strategic partnerships, continued campus development, and a desire to retain the distinction of “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers,” inspired this unique mixed-use development for Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Steve Saunders, AIA, will discuss how the client and design team negotiated traffic patterns, pedestrian circulation, neighborhood concerns, and the plan development process, while designing a model early education environment. Limited to 40 participants.

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

Chicago Debates - Chicago Public Transit: On Track or Derailed
Chicago Debates - Chicago Public Transit: On Track or Derailed, at the Cactus Bar and Grill, Chicago,April 12, 2011
6:00 p.m. - Cactus Bar and Grill, 404 South Wells Street
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, but registration required
AIA/CES: 1.5

If you’ve been to Europe, Asia, or even Portland, Oregon, you might return home to Chicago and wonder about our public transportation system. Is this really the best we can do? Why does improvement come so slowly? Heck, why do the buses come so slowly? Some say public transit in Chicago is good enough. On track! Others say it’s as stuck as a broken-down bus. Derailed!

We’ll debate what works and what doesn’t; and how to take our public transit from good to great. And you’ll have a chance to participate. If you care about this issue – and about the quality of life in Chicago, then you’ll want to be a part of this debate. Chicago Debates.

Partipants will include urbanist Aaron Renn, Lee Bey, Executive Director, Chicago Central Area Committee, Christopher Robling, Principal,Jayne Thompson & Associates, Stephen Schlickman, Exeuctive Director, Urban Transportation Center, UIC at Chicago, Mary Wisniewski, Reporter, Reuters. Cultural critic and blogger Edward Lifson will moderate.

Register on-line. Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

UBS 12 x 12 Artist Talk: Alex Lehnerer

6:00 p.m. -Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Art
Free eventArchitect Alex Lehnerer lectures at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, April 12, 2011

Alex Lehnerer discusses his work during this informal gallery talk. The program is part of the MCA's monthly UBS 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work exhibition series.

Lehnerer is an architect and urban designer. He received his PhD from the ETH in Zurich and is currently based in Chicago where he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, School of Architecture. In 2009, he established the Department of Urban Speculation in Chicago. This quasi institution was set up to create a link between Lehnerer's work as practicing architect and urban designer and his academic role in the same fields. According to Lehnerer, The Department's main interests can be summarized by four central themes: the belief in speculative and constructed urban consistencies, the radical discrimination and depreciation of public spaces, the acceptance of abundance, and the possibility of control in urban design.

Information on-line.

SPG Spring Social Event

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Broadway Cellars, 5900 N. Broadway (near Thorndale stop on Red Line)
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Small Project Group
Free event.
1 LU/HSW

We will be discussing the upcoming Small Firm/Small Project Award program and enjoying half-priced bottles of wine.

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

Chicago Green Permit Program

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, registration required.
AIA/CES: 2 LU

Presentation by Sophie Martinez, Chicago Department of Buildings

Learn the basics of the Department of Buildings’ Green Permit Program and see what projects are underway in Chicago. The Green Permit Program provides incentives, such as an expedited building permit, to private developers and homeowners building green. Learn how to participate, criteria for qualification, and what incentives are available. The lecture will conclude with design highlights from recent program participants.

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

   April 13 , Wednesday

Chicago, New York, and the Invention of the YMCA Building

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Paula Lupkin, assistant professor, American Culture Studies Program, Washington University in St. Louis, and author of Manhood Factories: Chicago, New York, and the Invention of the YMCA Building.

Between the Civil War and the Great Depression the Young Men's Christian Association was responsible for the development of a new building type: the modern community center. This lecture focuses on the pioneering and influential role of buildings constructed by the Chicago and New York YMCAs, including examples by James Renwick, Jr. and William Le Baron Jenney.

A book signing will follow.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Modern Schools: Alternative Paradigms for DesignR. Thomas Hille of Tabula Rasa Architecture & Design lectures on Modern Schools: Alternative Paradigms for Design, at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, April 13, 2011

12:30 P.M., Illinois Institute of Technology, Crown Hall, Lower Level, 3360 South State
IIT College of Architecture
Free event, open to the public

Lecture by R. Thomas Hille, AIA, Architect, Tabula Rasa Architecture & Design, Seattle

Information on-line.

Christopher Lee: But I Don't Want to Share

6:00 P.M., Illinois Institute of Technology, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, McCloska Auditorium, 3201 South StateArchitect Christopher Lee lectures on But I Don't Want to Share, at the McCormick Tribune Campus Center, IIT, Chicago, April 13, 2011
IIT College of Architecture
Free event, open to the public

Lecture by Christopher Lee. Principal, Johnson & Lee Architects, Chicago

Information on-line.

Design for Aging – Ideas Exchange

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design for Aging KC
Free event

iKC leaders Steve Montgomery, AIA and Heidi Dahle, Assoc. AIA invite you to join them for a planning session to discuss upcoming programs and tours that are in the planning stages, and to strategizing about what our constituency would like to see in future programs. Please plan to attend and share your ideas.

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

   April 14, Thursday

The Art of Stained Glass Restoration: Bradley Hall Dome Glows Again

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

Ettore Christopher Botti, president of Botti Studio, will present his firm’s restoration work on the stained-glass dome in Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Ettore Christopher Botti of Botti Studio lectures on The Art of Stained Glass Restoration: Bradley Hall Dome Glows Again, at AIA Chicago, April 14, 2011Cultural Center, designed by Healy and Millet (1897) and restored in 2008. Botti Studio is a family-run business in continuous operation in the US for 145 years, specializing in the design, restoration, conservation, and fabrication of leaded stained glass and dalle de verre glass. The studio also restores statuary, marble, mosaic, bronze, brass, steel, painting and decorating, murals, and all types of woodwork. Participants will learn when stained-glass windows need to be restored; proper methods and means of restoration and conservation; understand the quality of the studio to undertake the restoration and the process and involvement of all personnel; learn about costs and financial parameters in this type of work, from simple to complex projects. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

Building the Hospital of Tomorrow: Green Hospitals & Healthcare

5:00 - 8:45 p.m. - University Center, 525 S. State
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum, Healthcare KC, others
Free event

Today, most industries in the United States are finding new ways of becoming more environmentally sustainable as a way of cutting costs and/or in fulfilling their corporate citizenship missions. There are also significant government incentives and reimbursements for hospitals pursuing greener environments. Although hospitals and other healthcare organizations are conscious of these efforts, they face the unique challenge of round the-clock operations, hazardous waste management, large- scale staffing and extreme energy consumption. In today’s competitive marketplace, significant capital expenditure decisions can make or break a healthcare organization and the career of the executive(s) tasked with such decisions. No capital decision may be greater than the construction of a new facility or the substantial renovation of an existing one.

Part I: Green Hospitals and Healthcare - panelists: Sundee Wislow, Director of Sustainability, US Equities, Brenda Bush-Moline, AIA, Associate Principal, VOA Healthcare and Anthony Armada, CEO, Advocate Lutheran General. Moderated by Dustin Gellman, CEO, GreenPoint Partners
Part II: Building the Hospitals of Tomorrow, Rehabilitate, Renovate or Replace - panelists: Al Manshum, VP, Facilities and Construction, Advocate Lutheran General, Troy Hoggard, AIA, Associate Vice President, Cannon Design, and Andy Norman, VP Real Estate, US Equities. Moderated by Tim Fecker, AIA, VP Architecture, Lillibridge Healthcare

Information and registration on-line.

Tour: Vesta Showroom for Homes

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Join us at the Vesta residential products showroom. Meet and mingle among the displays of this kitchen and bath showroom featuring Leicht, Plain & Fancy, Ovation, Ecosmart Fireplaces, Fuego, Dornbracht, Julien, Caesarstone, Viking, U Line, Zephyr, Sub Zero, Wolf; Best, Dacor, Miele, Grothouse, and Workroom products. Learn more while enjoying refreshments and appetizers. Limited to 50 participants. Register at the YAF Meetup page.

Information and registration on-line.

ARE at AIA: Construction Documents & Services

6:00 - 8:45 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
$35.00

This week focuses on the Construction Document & Services division of the ARE. The price of the class increases after

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

The Calumet Region: Coexistence of Nature, Industry, & Community for a Sustainable Future

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, registration required.
AIA/CES: 2 LU

Presentation by Jerry Attere, WRD Environmental

The Calumet region was once an area with the largest wetland complexes in North America. However, after decades of heavy industry and extensive filling of wetlands, many areas are now degraded and considered Brownfield sites, in serious need of rehabilitation for private or public reuse or for the creation of open space. Join the Chicago Department of Environment as we revisit the historical significance of the region which helped to make Chicago what it is today and learn about the City’s efforts to transform the region from an industrial wasteland to a natural haven, while shedding light on the coexistence of nature, industry, and community.

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

   April 15, Friday

Opening Reception, Anne Tyng: Inhabiting GeometryOpening reception for exhibition Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry, at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, April 15, 2011

6:00 p.m. - The Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundaiton
Free event. RSVP/

Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry presents the work of the visionary architect and theorist Anne Tyng. In 1965, Tyng was one of the first women to receive a fellowship from the Graham Foundation. She and curators Ingrid Schaffner, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, and William Whitaker will join us for the opening of the exhibition.

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

   April 16, Saturday

Be Part of Rebuilding Together

9:00 - 4:00 p.m. -
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
Free event

Be part of AIA Chicago’s work on two home renovations for Rebuilding Together-Metro Chicago. The work for the homes varies from painting to replacing plumbing fixtures and kitchen cabinets. The main event day is Saturday April 30, but we have work to do prior to that for those interested.
Saturday April 16 @ 9:00 am – 4 pm: We are going to visit each home. Confirm the scope of work and materials list and then go to Lowe’s to purchase materials for the homes. We will also be assigning room captains from our volunteers. We will coordinate transportation for those who want to help this day.

Saturday April 23 @ 9:00 am – 4 pm: We are going to do the preliminary demolition and replacement of the kitchen sub-floor at one of the homes. We will have a carpentered there to help us. We can use some skilled help that weekend if you are available.

Saturday April 30 (EVENT DAY): 7:00 am – 5:00 pm: This is the main event day were the brunt of the work takes place on both homes. Buses to the homes will be provided, tee-shirts, and lunch …

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Brett Taylor, AIA. This is a fun and very useful event (and it's a way to earn IDP community service hours for those who need them).

Information on-line.

Pecha Kucha Inspire Japan
Pecha Kucha Inspire Japan, Martyr's, Chicago, April 16, 2011
1:30 p.m.. - Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue
Sponsor: Pecha Kucha Night Chicago, Architecture for Humanity
$20.00 donation or $100VIP Sponsor to be donated to ArchitectureFor Humanity's work in Japan

PechaKucha Chicago is participating in a special event to support our friends in Japan. in partnership with PechaKucha Champaign-Urbana, Martyrs' and Architecture For Humanity, we will host a one time all ages, family PechaKucha as part of a global awareness event.

On the March 11, Japan suffered what has been described as a 1000 year event. The earthquake and tsunami destroyed 400km of coastline, killing over 10,000 people, leaving 400,000 people homeless, and has triggered a nuclear situation that is still unfolding. Japan has inspired designers for many Photographer Doug Fogelson joins other presents at PechuKucha Chicago'sgenerations, Japan is where the "PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds" show-and-tell event format was born, and it has gone on to inspire designers to get together in 400 cities around the world, to share their creativity at more than 1000 events each year.

Japan has inspired us all, now is it our turn to "Inspire Japan." Please plan on joining the PechaKucha family during the afternoon on April 16 at Martyrs' and be a part of Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan. Let's all come together and show Japan that the creative world is thinking of them, that all is not lost, and that it is possible to stand up and rebuild, even in villages and towns which have been completely destroyed. With creativity and passion, anything is possible.

Presenters will include Crandon Gustafson (who is actually doing relief work in Japan as I type, and will return to Chicago next Friday), Cathy Ivcich (who will be presenting live Ikebana with colleagues on the PK stage), Photographer Doug Fogelson will show pictures of cherry blossom, Shawna Martell (tales of extreme coupon-ing), Jeweler Carol Blumenthal, Doug Burgett (with some anecdotes of misunderstood artistic endeavors), Laura Bowe from Architecture For Humanity/Chicago, plus others to be announced

Charge by phone: 800.585.8499. Tickets can be purchased on-line. Information on-line.

   April 17 , Sunday

The Life and Work of Prairie School Architect, John Van BergenArchitect and historian Martin Hackl lectures on The Life and Work of Prairie School Architect John Van Bergen, at the Barrington Area Historical Society, Barrington, Illinois, April 17, 2011

1:00 - to 2:00 p.m., Barrington Area Historical Society, 212 West Main Street, Barrington
Sponsor: Barrington Area Historical Society
$2.00 members, $5.00 non-members

The first of a series of lectures by historian Martin Hackl about the career of John Van Bergen, covering all his work from Illinois to California. Following the talk, Marty Hackl will guide participants through the Society's new exhibition on the life and career of Van Bergen, featuring a large collection of original artifacts, plans, drawings and photos, which runs through September of 2011.

Information at 847/381.1730 or on-line.

Music in the Mansion: A Piano Concert by Sebastian Huydts and Elizabeth Newkirk

4:00 p.m., reception immediately following- Glessner House Museum, 1800 South Prairie
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$55.00; $45.00 for museum members, prepaid reservations required.

John and Frances Glessner were major supporters of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from the time of its inception, and John Glessner served as trustee for nearly 40 years. Many of the leading musicians of the day were entertained in their Prairie Avenue home, including Ignacy Paderewski, Percy Grainger, Maud Powell, Enrico Caruso, and the Flonzaley Quartet. The museum is delighted to announce the first in a series of occasional concerts in the historic parlor of the house, recreating the type of entertainment that the Glessners offered their guests through the years. Our first concert will be performed on the Glessners' Steinway piano, custom made for them in 1887. Sebastian Huydts is Director of Piano and Keyboard Studies at the Music Center of Columbia College, having previously taught at the University of Chicago, Lake Forest College, and Northwestern Unversity. Elizabeth Newkirk, a 2010 graduate of Columbia College, is an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and holds teaching appointments at Sherwood Community Music School and the Merit School of Music. Their program will include works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. At a reception following the concert, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artists.

RSVP at 312/326.1480. Information on-line.

   April 19, Tuesday

One Drop at a Time: A Sustainable Landscape Case Study

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Residential Design and Environment KCs
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW/SD

Marcus de la Fleur, ASLA (de la fleur LLC) will present two residential case studies, featuring sustainable site development. The case studies includes applications such as green roofing, cistern collection, rain gardens, porous pavement and other sustainable landscape treatments, all working together as one sustainable site. Marcus will describe how these site development strategies are effectively molded into a prescribed system. He will quantify their performance and impact on the larger ecosystem of stormwater management. You will learn about rainwater harvesting methods and options in the residential context; learn about rainwater infiltration methods and options in the residential context; learn about the metrics of sustainable stormwater management treatment options and its cumulative benefits; and earn about and understand the ‘treatment-train’ concept and decentralized stormwater systems.

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

Young Architects of Chicago

6:00 p.m., Instituto Cervantes Auditorium, 31 West OhioYoung Architects of Chicago, at the Instituto Cervantes, April 19, 2011
Sponsor: Instituto Cervantes
Free event, open to the public

PORT Architecture + Urbanism – Andrew Moddrell andChristopher Marcinkoski, Strawn.Sierralta – Brian Strawn and Karla Sierralta, Studio IDE – Paul Tebben and Vladimir Radutny

Three of the most innovative and active architecture studios in Chicago lead by designers in their early 30s will present their work and discuss the challenges and opportunities they face. With the “Young Architects of Spain” exhibition as a reference, they will draw parallels and differences between their work and that of young architects in Spain. The event is part of the spring architecture and urban lecture series organized by the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago and MAS Studio and directed by Iker Gil.

Information: on-line

Tour and reception: Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Graham Foundation, Madlener House, 4 W. Burton Place
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum, Graham FoundationAIA Chicago offers private tour of Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry, an exhibition at the Graham Foundation,
Free event

Come have a private tour of the exhibit Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry, opening on April 15 at historic Madlener House, home of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Visionary architect and theorist Anne Tyng, FAIA, has designed a gallery-scale model that embodies her thinking about geometry over the last half century. This installation—built largely from Luan plywood—realizes the ambition of all her work: to inhabit geometry. Since the 1950s, when she worked closely with Louis I. Kahn and independently pioneered habitable space-frame architecture, Tyng has applied natural and numeric systems to built forms on all scales, from urban plans to domestic spaces. See the exhibit and house with the Graham Foundation staff or view them on your own. Then we’ll enjoy refreshments and socialize in this beautiful Prairie style mansion, designed by Schmidt and Garden (1902).

Register at the YAF Meetup page. Information: 312/670.7770 on-line.

John Pavlus :: This Is How We Do ItJohn Pavlus lectures on This is How We Do It, process value, at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois, April 19, 2011

7:00 p.m. - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members

What do homemade music videos by OK Go, live Twitter updates about Egypt, and industrial films from the 1950s have in common? They all have a high degree of "process value": a willingness to expose the creative act itself and embed it, front and center, in the finished product. And they generate intense engagement on the web -- often much more than their big budgeted, high-production-value counterparts. Wired and Fast Company writer and filmmaker Pavlus looks at why that is -- and how to put it to use.

Purchase tickets on-line. Information: on-line.

   April 20 , Wednesday

Total Performance Building - Case Study: Chicago Botanic Garden, Plant Conservation Science Center

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.Architect Laurence Booth lectures on Total Performance Building - Case Study: Chicago Botanic Garden, Plant Conservation Science Center, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, April 20, 2011
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Laurence Booth, FAIA, N.A., Design Principal, Booth Hansen

Today, the 21st century challenges our approach to the Earth's limited resources and energy. Building our future requires a more holistic response, a shared enlightened stewardship, and imaginative innovation. To expand sustainably, we must join new technologies with humanism, our sciences with liberal arts, and engineering with poetry. We call this effort Total Performance Building.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Implementing BIM in Your Architecture or Engineering Firm

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU

This event is for anyone at any level in any architecture or engineering firm that is considering implementing, or is in the process of implementing, or is looking to improve how they use and manage, BIM/Revit programs and methods. Brian DeYoung, Digital Design Manager at SOM's Chicago office, will show a pathway to successful implementation of BIM/Revit from his experience in bringing this method of delivery of architectural services into several firms including his recent efforts at SOM Chicago. Participants will be able to describe what it takes in terms of computer hardware, software, training and personnel, to implement BIM/Revit within their architecture or engineering firm. be able to state the differences between CAD and BIM programs and the resulting work flow through various phases of a project and to be able to make recommendations for staffing requirements for implementing BIM/Revit, describe the advantages of a BIM/Revit program over a CAD program in being able to coordinate building construction, extract data and analyze energy performance,, and explain the learning curve involved in implementing BIM programs and methods and the most efficient learning plans that also incorporate leveraging other CAD and 3D programs already known to users and the best avenues to successfully manage and implement BIM/Revit.

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

Julian de Smedt

6:00 p.m. - UIC, College of Architecture and the Arts, Gallery 1100 A&A, 845 Harrison
Sponsor: University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture, College of Architecture and the Arts
Free event

Lecture by Julian de Smedt, Founder + Director, JDS Architects, Brussels/Copenhagen/Oslo

Information: on-line.

   April 21, Thursday

SEAOI Midwest Bridge SymposiumSEAOI Midwest Bridge Symposium, April 21, 2011, Chicago

7:30 a.m., registration/program, through 5:00 p.m., Maggiano's Little Italy, 111 West Grand
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$250.00 members, $350.00 non-members by April 14, $300.00 and $400.00 respectively, after.
7.5 hours continuing education credit.

The Bridge Symposium has been held annually since 2004. It was started to give bridge engineers a forum to share analysis, design, and construction information from recent projects with unique and/or distinguishing design characteristics. The symposium comprises a single session with breakfast and lunch. The session includes approximately 15 presentations.

Registration form and information on-line.

Heavy Timber Construction: Always the Old Rustic Look? Think again!

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC and WoodWorks
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

If you have always equated the exposed heavy timber look with the old rustic look, think again. New wood technology, cutting edge software, and computer numerical control (CNC) equipment have given us a glorious upgrade. Kris Spickler (Structurlam) will help you discover the latest in heavy timber framing systems, hidden connections, and unique projects that will change the way you use wood. WoodWorks will be providing lunch for the first 75 people to sign up.

WoodWorks is an initiative of the Wood Products Council, which is a cooperative venture of all the major wood associations in North America, as well as research organizations and government agencies.

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

Lake Point Tower: A Design HistoryArchitectural historian Kevin Harrington lectures on Lake Point Tower: A Design History, at the Chicago Cultural Center for Landmarks Illinois,

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West Randolph, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free event

Lecture by Architectural Historian Kevin Harrington, co-author of Lake Point Tower: A Design History, will talk about the development and architecture of the iconic Lake Point Tower building, by architect George Schipporeit.

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.

Tour: Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - 5088 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design and Education KC
Free event for members, $15.00 non-membersAIA Chicago offers a tour of Christ the King Jesuit College Preparator School with its architect, John Ronan, April 2
1 LU/HSW

Architect John Ronan, AIA, will lead a tour of this highly acclaimed and award-winning project , a Catholic Jesuit secondary school (grades 9-12) using the Cristo Rey model to serve young men and women from the Austin neighborhood and surrounding communities of Chicago’s west side. John will discuss contemporary high school design; sustainability as it relates to school design; designing for security in a high-risk urban area; innovative school operating models and how architecture can respond to them. Through the Cristo Rey model, Christ the King makes possible the dream of a quality and affordable education for students whose families could not otherwise pay the tuition charged by private schools. Students earn three-quarters of their tuition costs while gaining valuable, life-changing skills and experience through jobs at Chicago area companies. Limited to 40 participants. There is a parking lot on the north side of the building, entered off Quincy Street.

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

ARE at AIA: Schematic Design

6:00 - 8:45 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$35.00 non-members
1 LU

This week's class focuses on Schematic Design.

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

Chicago Green Homes Program

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, registration required.
AIA/CES: 2 LU

Presentation by Timothy Heppner and Team, Chicago Green Homes Program

Building green generates a number of positive impacts, from the increased market value of a home to lowered CO2 emissions. The Chicago Green Homes Program (CGHP) provides an integrated design approach for homeowners, residential builders and developers looking to incorporate sustainable, “green” design into a residential building. The CGHP equips participants with the tools and resources needed to meet their building goals, and ultimately achieve a sustainable environment for us all. Join us for an interactive program discussion, including innovative design features, requirements and enrollment opportunities.

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

Giants in the Park: Portrait Statues in Chicago's Lincoln Park

7:00 p.m., Glessner House Museum, 1800 South Prairie
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$10.00; $8.00 for museum members, prepaid reservations required.Krista August discusses her new book, Giants in the Park, at the Glessner House Museum, Chicago,

A lecture by author Krista August, who spent three years researching, composing, and illustrating Giants in the Park, being released in early 2011. The book serves as a self-guided walking tour that combines biography, Chicago history, and sculpture content. The seven "missing" statues are detailed as well.

Located two-plus miles north of downtown, Lincoln Park names both a neighborhood and a park - Chicago's largest park, boasting some six miles of lakefront. The park features 16 vintage portrait statues, out of 23 originally installed there. Among the statues that one can see today are well-known pieces including Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, William Shakespeare, and Benjamin Franklin, and lesser known works including the Eugene Field Memorial. Lost statues include Ludwig von Beethoven and The Spirit of the American Doughboy.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

RSVP at 312/326.1480. Information on-line.

   April 25, Monday

Antón García-Abril | Ensamble Studio: Stones and Beams

6:00 p.m., Instituto Cervantes Auditorium, 31 West Ohio
Sponsor: Instituto Cervantes Anton Garcia-Abril of Ensamble Studio lectures at the Instituto Cervantes,
Free event, open to the public

PORT Architecture + Urbanism – Andrew Moddrell andChristopher Marcinkoski, Strawn.Sierralta – Brian Strawn and Karla Sierralta, Studio IDE – Paul Tebben and Vladimir Radutny

Antón García-Abril is a European PhD Architect and associate professor in the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (E.T.S.A.M.-U.P.M.). In 2000 he establishes ENSAMBLE STUDIO leading a team in search for architectural application of conceptual and structural experimentation. His office has been awarded with important prizes like The Rice Design Alliance Prize to emerging architects in 2009 or the Architectural Record Design Vanguard Prize in 2005, and has been recently selected by SANAA to participate in the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2010. In 2009, he founded the Positive City Foundation to research the urban phenomenon. The event is part of the spring architecture and urban lecture series organized by the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago and MAS Studio and directed by Iker Gil.

Information: on-line

Stanley Tigerman - Displacement

6:00 p.m., Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South MichiganStanley Tigerman - Displacement, lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, April 25, 2011
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects
Free event, open to the public

Stanley Tigerman has designed numerous buildings and installations and given over 930 lectures throughout the world. He has been a visiting chaired professor at numerous universities, including Yale and Harvard, and he was the resident architect at the American Academy in Rome in 1980. He has served on advisory committees of the Yale and Princeton Schools of Architecture, the Chicago Art Institute's Department of Architecture and was Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago for eight years.

Information: on-line

   April 26, Tuesday

Nondestructive Tools and Techniques for SEs

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., 330 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$300.00 members, $400.00 non-members by April 19, $375.00 and $475.00 respectively, after.
7.5 hours continuing education credit.

This workshop will provide an overview of selected nondestructive testing tools and techniques that may be encountered by practicing structural engineers. The purpose of the workshop is to provide the practicing structural engineer with an overview of selected NDE tools to supplement the standard visual inspection practices commonly used in construction. The workshop will provide a detailed description of the use and typical applications of selected NDE technologies that can be used in assessing the condition of structural steel, concrete and masonry structures. Included in the workshop will be ultrasonic testing, impact echo and MIRA shear wave technology, ground penetrating radar (GPR), and infrared thermography. A discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of the various technologies will be presented. The presenters will also explain the general principles and operational procedures for each
nondestructive testing system. Finally, each NDE system will be demonstrated so participants can see firsthand the processes involved in applying the techniques in the field.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling the SEAOI office at (312) 726-4165 by 12:00 p.m. on April 19, 2011. Registration form and information on-line.

The Plight of Black Coastal Landowners in the Sunbelt South and Its Lessons for Post–Housing Bubble America

5:30 P.M. - Burnham Conference Center at APA, 205 N. Michigan., Suite 1200,
Sponsor: American Planning Association\
Free event
CM 1.0

At the turn of the 20th century, African Americans owned vast swaths of property along America's shores. By the post–World War II era, African American Andrew Kahrl lectures on The Plight of Black Coastal Landowers in the Sunbelt South and Its Lessons for Post-Housing Bubble Americabeaches and resorts served as important places for working families to escape from the daily indignities of Jim Crow and for a separate, seasonal black leisure economy to take shape. The death of Jim Crow coincided with the emergence of a pro-growth, corporate-friendly Sunbelt economy, which led to massive resort and residential development in coastal areas, and the targeting of black coastal landowners as the path of least resistance. From the 1960s to the present, African American property owners in areas targeted for leisure-based economic and real estate development have struggled to fend off various schemes deployed by developers and their allies in municipal, county, and state governments to expropriate and put to "best use" valuable property.

Andrew Kahrl from Marquette University will examine the legal instruments of real estate development, black land loss, and the privatization of public space in coastal areas in modern America, its relation to broader changes in the coastal and global economies, and its social and environmental implications.

RSVP on-line. Information: on-line

How to Win Design Awards

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

AIA Chicago is inaugurating a new Small Project Design Awards competition, in addition to the long-established Design Excellence Awards. If you're think about entering either of them, consider attending this presentation with Peter Exley, FAIA (architecture is fun, Inc.) and other speakers discussing how to tell a design jury all about your project in a limited number of words and pictures. Whether you're a regular at entering competitions or new to the idea, here's a opportunity to hear from those with experience and success in presenting their work for critical review.

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

Architecture and Design Film Festival Preview - an Evening of Short Films

6:00 p.m. - The Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundaiton
Free event. RSVP/

In anticipation of Chicago’s first Architecture and Design Film Festival, the Graham Foundation and the Festival organizers will partner to present an Documentary, Saving Lieb House, to highlight an evening of short films, a preview of the Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, at the Graham Foundation, evening of short films followed by a discussion with filmmaker Jim Venturi. Screenings will include: Six Pound Chair (Dir. Eames Demetrious, 2004), Glenn Murcutt: Architecture for Place (Dir. Bruce Inglis, 2010, 11 min.), and Saving Lieb House, (Dir. James Venturi, 2009, 24 min.) James Venturi is a filmmaker and owner of Light From Light Films (LFLF), which produces documentaries that are designed to be enlightening. Venturi is currently working on, “Learning from Bob and Denise,” a documentary on the architecture and ideas of his parents, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. “Learning from Bob and Denise” was supported by two grants from the Graham Foundation in 2006 and 2009.

From May 5 – 9 The Architecture & Design Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center will showcase 39 films from 11 countries, and feature a dynamic program of films, panel discussions and Q&As with filmmakers, architects and designers and a pop-up architecture book shop.

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

Deconstruction and Reuse – A Primer

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, registration required.
AIA/CES: 2 LU

Presentation by Ken Ortiz, The ReUse People of America and Elise Zelechowski, ReBuilding Exchange

Deconstruction is a green alternative to traditional wrecking ball demolition, reducing waste, creating local jobs and making affordable building materials available for reuse. In this workshop, participants will learn the basic techniques, economics and market opportunities associated with this emerging sector from experts in the field.

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

   April 27 , Wednesday

Two Homes, One LegacyKelly Klobucher of the Hegeler Carus Foundation lectures on Two Homes, One Legacy, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, April 27, 2011

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Kelly Klobucher, Executive Director, Hegeler Carus Foundation

Klobucher speaks on two national landmark homes in LaSalle, Illinois being preserved and restored by the Foundation—the 1874 Hegeler Carus Mansion, designed by architect W. W. Boyington with interiors by August Fiedler, and the 1905 Julius W. Hegeler I home by architectural firm Pond and Pond.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

   April 28 , Thursday

Arabella’s Aesthetics: The Worsham-Rockefeller Bedroom

6:00 p.m. - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 50 E. Erie
S
ponsor: Richard H. Driehaus MuseumSusan Rawles, Assistant Curator at the Virginia Musueum of Fine Arts, lectures on Arabella's Aesthetics: The Worsham- Rockefeller Bedroom, at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, April 28, 2011
Free event, reservations required.

A lecture by Susan Rawles, Assistant Curator of American Decorative Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Arabella Yarrington "Worsham" Huntington Huntington, a poor refugee of the post bellum war-torn South, demonstrated an independent aesthetic sensibility when she initiated in 1877 the remodeling and decorating of an Italianate mansion on West 54th Street in New York City. Combining current trends in Aestheticism with a subtle Francophile taste, she supervised the construction of the Worsham-Rockefeller bedroom. Recent research reveals that the project itself underwent mid-course changes, suggesting not only a patron's evolving preferences, but broader developments in interior design. This talk will consider the Worsham-Rockefeller bedroom within the context of Arabella's own life and the larger social and cultural milieu of America's Gilded Age.

Register at 312/482.8933, ext 21, or via email. Information: on-line.

ARE at AIA: Schematic Design

6:00 - 8:45 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$35.00 non-members
1 LU

This session is the first of two on Building Design and Construction Systems.

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

Negotiating Green Building: Understanding and Balancing Best Management Practices

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, registration required.
AIA/CES: 2 LU

Presentation by Richard Mazzuca, LEED AP, GGP, NPCA and Gary Keclik, AIA, CSI, LEED AP; Sustainable Environments by Design, LLC

In addition to current evaluation techniques, methods for assessment of the built environment have a common need for sensible focus on best management practices for return on investment. Evaluations will be derived by creating a rational balance among three aspects of the built environment: societal, ecological, and financial. The Triple Bottom Line viability will be considered together to drive healthy design and good business practices together for people. This seminar explores the common sense approach of best management practices that will increasingly become part of creating, managing, operating, buying, selling, and leasing buildings. We will also examine new ways of looking at value in buildings.

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

   April 29 , Friday

Seismic Design of Bridges

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., UBS Tower, Michigan I Room, 1 North Wacker
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$300.00 members, $400.00 non-members by April 20, $375.00 and $475.00 respectively, after.
7.5 hours continuing education credit.

A full-day seminar on the topic of Seismic Design of Bridges using AASHTO LRFD. Topics to be addressed include the AASHTO LRFD Approach to Dynamic Analysis, the AASHTO LRFD Approach to Seismic Loads, Analysis and Design Example using AASHTO LRFD Approach to Dynamic Analysis, and Analysis and Design Example using IDOT Bridge Manual Approach to Seismic Design, (both 1000 years and 500 year EQ)

Reservations are required and may be made by calling Donna Childs at the SEAOI office at (312) 726-4165 x200. Registration form and information on-line.

   April 30 , Saturday

Rebuilding Together Day

7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

A\IBe part of AIA Chicago’s work on two home renovations for Rebuilding Together-Metro Chicago. The work for the homes varies from painting to replacing plumbing fixtures and kitchen cabinets. The main event day is Saturday April 30, but we have work to do prior to that for those interested.
Saturday April 16 @ 9:00 am – 4 pm: We are going to visit each home. Confirm the scope of work and materials list and then go to Lowe’s to purchase materials for the homes. We will also be assigning room captains from our volunteers. We will coordinate transportation for those who want to help this day.

Saturday April 23 @ 9:00 am – 4 pm: We are going to do the preliminary demolition and replacement of the kitchen sub-floor at one of the homes. We will have a carpentered there to help us. We can use some skilled help that weekend if you are available.

Saturday April 30 (EVENT DAY): 7:00 am – 5:00 pm: This is the main event day were the brunt of the work takes place on both homes. Buses to the homes will be provided, tee-shirts, and lunch …

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Brett Taylor, AIA. This is a fun and very useful event (and it's a way to earn IDP community service hours for those who need them).

Information on-line.

Florian Hecker: Speculative Solution

8:00 p.m. - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundation
Free event, registration required

Interested in notions of surprise and abrupt change in sound, Florian Hecker will perform Speculative Solution for the first time in the U.S. on April 30, Florian Hecker performs Speculative Solution at the Graham Foundation, April 30, 20112011. Speculative Solution is a series of “micro-chronics” or auditory sequences that range from extreme stasis to the most dynamic intensities. Hecker has set out to create new music exploring philosopher Quentin Meillassoux’s concept of “hyperchaos.”

Here is Hecker’s predicament: it may be impossible to create a rational presentation of hyperchaos because hyperchaos may not be experienceable. While any composition has a finite duration, “hyperchaos is a theory of time, a theory to show that time is not becoming,” as Meillassoux puts it, which we understand as a sort of continuity or reference to the infinite nature of the universe. And, achieving real disorder is impossible anyway, “because disorder is just another form of order than the one you expect,” where fast-moving sound is a cliché of randomness and merely another form of organization…

His performance delivers a perfect combination of theoretical underpinning and drop-dead digital disorientation. Urbanomic, the UK organization that originally commissioned the project features a conversation between Hecker, Meillassoux and writer Robin Mackay on its website.

Registration and Information on-line.

 

 

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