Exhibitions
Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention, at the Art Institute of Chicago, September 15, 2011 - January 15, 2012 Inside Marina City: A Project by Iker Gil and Andreas E. G. Larsson, at the Art Institute of Chicago, September 17, 2011 - January 15, 2012     Bertrand Goldberg: Reflections, at Exhibitionat the Arts Club of Chicago through January 13, 2012   Architectural Drawing: From Wright to Goldberg, at the ArchiTech Gallery, September 2 through December 31, 2011     Chicago Then and Now, a Story by Lee Bey, at the City Gallery at the Water Tower, Chicago, through January 9, 2012 Design on the Edge:Chicago Architects ReImagine Neighborh   Neighborhoods Go Green!, at exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation        
Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention
at the Art Institute of Chicago, September 17, 2011 - January 15, 2012
Inside Marina City: A Project by Iker Gil and E.G. Larsson
at the Art Institute of Chicago, September 17, 2011 - January 15, 2012.
    Bertrand Goldberg: Reflections
at the Arts Club of Chicago, through February 8, 2012
  Architectural drawing: From Wright to Goldberg
at the ArchiTech Gallery, September 2nd through December 31, 2011.
      Chicago Then and Now, a Story by Lee Bey, at the City Gallery at the Water Tower, Chicago, through January 9, 2012 Design on the Edge: Chicago Architects Reimagine Neighborhoods
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
  Neighborhoods Go Green!
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
     

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   December 1 , Thursday

The Life and Work of Architect Benjamin MarshallStephen Monz talks about The Life and Work of Architect Benjamin Marshall for Friends of Downtown at the Chicago Cultural Center, December 1, 2011

12:15 - Millennium Room, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free event

Presenter: Stephen Monz

Benjamin Marshall just might be the most prominent Chicago architect people don't know. The creator of many of Chicago's most opulent buildings - from the Drake and Blackstone hotels to numerous office and upscale apartment buildings - Marshall's work remains a vital part of downtown. Join Stephen Monz, docent for the Benjamin Marshall Society, for an overview of the architect's life and an armchair walking tour of his work.

Information: on-line.

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

12:45 p.m., City Hall, 121` N. LaSalle, Room 201-A.

Monthly meeting, open to the public.

Information and agenda on-line

ARE at AIA: Building Systems- Part 1

6:00 - 8:45 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
$25.00

This class is full.


This class is the first of two that will focus on Building Systems. Optional Informal Discussion and Sample Problem Review on Monday, December 5. .

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

   December 3 , 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

Part I of a two-part series, is based on the conceptualization of urbanized areas as complex dynamical ecosystems, which are being stressed from the convergence of urbanization, fossil-fuel energy depletion, and climate change. Using an ecosystem-based approach, design is re-interpreted 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. This seminar is required for people seeking a Green Tech U certificate.

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.

GROUNDING: Soils in the City

1:00 p.m., Chicago History Museum
Sponsor: Archeworks
$5.00 suggested donatio
nNancy Klehm lectures on Grounding: Soils in the City for Archeworks, at the Chicago History Museum, December 3, 2011'

Lecture by Nancy Klehm, Nancy Klehm Gardens, Inc. Klehm will address how action-research on and with the GROUND is a tool for knowledge building, engaging the public, and shaping new policy.

"Our urban experience is just as much biologically determined as it is socio-culturally determined. Soil is a living sponge that filters our water and air, and is both decomposition engine and support network for all living things. Soil allows for the stability of our constructions; the resilience to flooding and drought; and the health of our food, water and air. It is manipulated, engineered, cultivated and remediated by engineers, agronomists, biologists, farmers, and activists."

Information on-line.

   December 5 , Monday

ARE at AIA: Building Systems- Part 2

6:00 - 8:45 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
$25.00

This class is full.


This class is the first of two that will focus on Building Systems. Optional Informal Discussion and Sample Problem Review on Monday, December 5. .

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

   December 6 , Tuesday

Advances in the Design of Laminated Glass

5:15 p.m., cash bar, 6:00 p.m., dinner, 7:00 p.m.,program, The Cliff Dwellers, 200 South Michigan, 22nd floor
Sponsor:Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$45.00 members, $65.00 non-member

Lecture by Stephen J. Bennison, Ph.D., DuPont Global Consulting team for laminated glass

This presentation is designed to educate designers and structural engineers on methods and software tools that can be used to perform Stephen J. Bennison of DuPont discusses Advances in the Design of Laminated Glass for the Structural Engineers of Illinois dinner meeting, December 6, 2011structural analyses of laminated glass subjected to different loading and support conditions. The course will focus on the performance differences between interlayer types, as well as differences in durability and impact resistance that have advanced the use of laminated glass in a variety of architectural applications. These include minimally-supported facades, glass railings and walkways, and canopies and skylights. In addition, the growing use of laminated glass in natural (hurricane, tornado) and man-made security threats (bombs, bullets) will be covered.

A standards update will include the Effective Thickness Calculation method, now a part of ASTM E1300, Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings, the new ASTM standard practice on the Design of Supported Glass Walkways, and ASTM F1642 Test Method for Glazing and Glazing Systems subject to Airblast Loadings. The Wingard blast software will be used to demonstrate an analysis of a laminated glass system designed for blast protection.

Information and registration on-line.

A Transit-Oriented Future: Benefits of Public Transit

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 Jacky Grimshaw, Center for Neighborhood Technology

This seminar aims to inform people of the economic benefits of taking public transit. Building on CNT’s Housing + Transportation Index, class attendees will be more informed of the true economic, social and environmental costs of a sprawling, automobile-dependent transportation system. With new administrations in the City of Chicago and Cook County, the Chicago Region is at a critical point of opportunity and challenge in moving towards a more sustainable future. This seminar will equip people to advocate and mobilize for a transit-oriented future both in their day-to-day lives and through political advocacy.
Pecha Kucha Chicago Volume 20, December 6, 2011 at Martyr's

Information and registration on-line.

Pecha Kucha Chicago -Volume 20

8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue
Sponsor: Pecha Kucha Night Chicago
$10.00 (21 and over only)

Volume 20 of 20x20. Gotta love the symmetry and the fact that this is a good excuse to party with a bunch of creative Chicagoans. . This month's presents will include Pete Aiello, Ron Faiola (Volume 6 Alumni) ,Matthew Hoffman, Diane Jackson, John Nawn, designer Tim Parsons, Callie Roach (Volume 1 Alumni), Shared Practice, architect Marc Teer (Volume 1 Alumni), Andres Torres, Windy City Rollers, Saya Hillman (Volume 11 Alumni), Plus special guests. Poster by Michael Savona

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

   December 7, Wednesday

Bauhaus Abroad: Tales of a Global Diaspora

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationKaterina Rüedi Ray lectures on her new book, Bauhaus Dream-house: Modernity and Globalization, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, December 7, 2011
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Katerina Rüedi Ray, Director of the School of Art, Bowling Green State University and, with Igor Marjanovi?, principal of ReadyMade Studio.

Katerina Rüedi Ray’s lecture, based on her recently published book Bauhaus Dream-house: Modernity and Globalization, explores the international trajectories of selected faculty and students of the 20th century’s most important school of design, the Bauhaus, after its closure in 1933. Spanning Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas, including a brief discussion of Chicago, individual émigré histories will illuminate how Bauhaus ideals of modernity were adopted, adapted or rejected as part of twentieth century nation-building through design.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Public Meeting on North Grant Park Renovation Project, at the Fairmont Chicago, December 7, 2011North Grant Park Renovation Project

6:00 - 8::00 p.m. - Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park- 200 N. Columbus, Gold Room, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council
Public event

The Chicago Park District, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Grant Park Conservancy/Advisory Council will present more detailed plans for North Grant Park/Daley Bicentennial Plaza. The project scope will be Daley Bicentennial Plaza from Columbus to the Cancer Survivors Garden ( not Including it) and Monroe to Randolph. We had a very well-attended, public meeting at the end of October and this meeting is a follow-up with the input from the October meeting being integrated into more refined images.

Information on-line.

   December 8, Thursday

Terra Cotta Repairs and Case Study

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

Based on his extensive experience with terra-cotta projects, Fritz Herget, PE, will present a talk on the manufacture and installation of terra cotta. He will differentiate the use and behavior of it in monolithic versus veneer construction. He will explain methods used to assess terra cotta, and illustrate the types of deterioration often observed. Finally, Fritz will describe ways in which terra cotta can be repaired, based on case studies.

Frederick (Fritz) Herget, has been with Arsee Engineers, Inc. (Fishers, IN) since 1982 when he graduated from Purdue University with a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering majoring in Structures and Transportation. Early in his career, Fritz became interested in building facades and historic facilities. Over the last 25 years, he has investigated and developed repair programs for several hundred masonry and/or historic structural systems, working on such facilities as the Indiana Statehouse, George Rogers Clark National Monument, and a thirty-building study on the campus of Indiana University/Purdue. Fritz is the author of numerous articles on masonry restoration.

Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

Sounds of Chicago’s Lakefront: History of popular outdoor concerts in Grant Park

12:15 p.m. - Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West Randolph, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Friends of the ParksTony Macaluso talks about his book, Sounds of Chicago's Lakefront: History of popular outdoor concerts in Grant Park, for Friends of the Parks at the Chicago Cultural Center, December 8, 2011
Free event

Chicago’s front yard has an astonishing history of cultural events, gatherings and celebrations. One of the most treasured and long-standing lakefront traditions is the Grant Park Music Festival.

Tony Macaluso, author of the book Sounds of Chicago’s Lakefront: A Celebration of the Grant Park Music Festival will talk about the Festival’s long, fascinating history including the strange tale of how the Festival was born in 1935, as well as providing anecdotes about some of of the many great artists who performed with the Festival over the years, and exploring how it intersected with larger historic events such as the Great Depression, WWII, the Cold War, protests of the 1960s and marvelous resurgence of downtown Chicago, culminating in the creation of Millennium Park. The talk will also feature many never-before published historic Chicago photographs

Information: on-line.

YAF/IMI Holiday Party

6:00 - 9:00 p.m., - Texas de Brazil, 51 East Ohio Street
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum, International Masonry Institute, BAC District Council #1 Plasterers, USG, Armourcoat, Parex, Sto
$5.00 members, $7.00 non-members; at the door: $10.00 for members, $12.00 non-members

We will have a private area on the mezzanine, similar to last year. Two drink tickets to each of the first 100 people to make a reservation, and an hors d' oeuvres buffet until it runs out. Then happy-hour drink prices through 8:00: $5 wine, $3 beer, $5 caipirinhas; cash bar for other drinks. (We can accommodate more than 100 guests, but you're on your own for drinks after the 100th person).

Plasterers from BAC District Council #1 Illinois will assist architects in casting their own holiday ornament in the style of their choice. Industry sponsors will have tabletops with samples of their plaster, stucco, and other coating materials. Learn about these high-performing materials and the skills of the trade over some holiday cheer!

Information online.

Chicago Women in Architecture, Kim Nigro Studios in Contrast, Party and Silent Auction

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Häfele Chicago Showroom, 154 West HubbardChicago Women in Architecture, Kim Nigro Studios in Contrast, Party and Silent Auction, December 8th, 2011, Chicago
Sponsor: Chicago Women in Architecture
CWA members and silent auction donors free, General Public $20.00 suggested donation. All proceeds benefit the CWA scholarship fund.


The evening includes a presentation from Kim Nigro, Studio Nigro, Studios in Contrast: Theorizing in Rome and Building in Chicago.

RSVP here. Information on-line.

LEED Automation—the Next Generation

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 John Albrecht, NELSON and Mahesh Ramanujam, U.S. Green Building Council

USGBC is working closely with several partners to streamline data interchange with LEED Online – making it easier for customers to manage their LEED certifications, and reduce time and costs. As participants in this program, called LEED Automation, the presenters will describe and demonstrate the USGBC, Vendor, and LEED practitioner views on this new development that will

Information and registration on-line.

Friends of Downtown Annual Meeting

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Aqua, 225 N. Columbus Drive, Third Floor Hospitality Suite
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Tickets free for 2010 and 2011 members

Join Friends of Downtown in welcoming our new board members for 2012 at this members-only event at the Aqua. Celebrate a year of accomplishments and enjoy a special presentation by Steven Dahlman, editor of the popular Marina City Online website and Marina City resident, who will provide an online tour of the famed and groundbreaking complex, which includes wonderful vintage films of its construction and its starring role in several Hollywood films.

To attend this special event, join or renew your membership for 2012 now! You may also renew at the door.

Information: on-line.

   December 9, Friday

Curator's Talk: Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of InventionAlison Fisher leads a curator's talk of the Art Institute of Chicago's exhibition, Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention, November 4, 2011

12:00 - 12:45 p.m., Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan - Meet in Griffin Court
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
Free with admission

Join curatorial staff on a guided walk through the exhibition, Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention, the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of the architect?s career. Featuring over 100 original architectural drawings and models as well as graphic and furniture designs, this seminal exhibition explores Goldberg?s 1930s futuristic designs to the iconic towers and hospital complexes of his mature career and his life-long dedication to architecture for urban environments.

Information on-line.

Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation

5:00 - 10:00 p.m. -Rebuilding Exchange, 2160 North Ashland (enter at rear service drive off of Webster)
Sponsor: United States Green Building Council Illinois Chapter, Green Exchange, AIA/Chicago
$40.00 in advance, $50.00 at the door

Join the US Green Building Council, Illinois Chapter, the American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter, and the ReBuilding Exchange, for a fun and festive holiday party. Buy a ticket to the Annual Meeting and stay for the High Design Holiday Party. The event features locally-crafted furniture and other items made from salvaged materials, a silent auction filled with creative gift ideas, food & drink, music, and a design competition: Hollow Core Door - What is it Good For? This year's AIA Chicago Annual Meeting and Professional Excellence Awards will also be presented.

Information and registration on-line.

   December 10, Saturday

Candlelight Tours of the Clarke and Glessner House Museums Decorated for Christmas

5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 p.m., Glessner House Museum 1800 South Prairie
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$15.00 members, $11.00 for member children 8-12; $18.00 non-members; $14.00 for children 8-12. Pre-paid reservations required.

These special 90-minute docent led tours will highlight Christmas customs and decorations of the 19th century. The museums take on a special glow at the holiday season, and these tours are the perfect way to usher in the holidays by learning about the origin of many of our most beloved customs. The Clarke House will feature decorations of the 1850s, when the celebration of Christmas as we know it today was just starting to take root. The Glessner House will feature decorations of the late 19th century, including a live Christmas tree shipped from the Glessner's former summer estate in New Hampshire, filled with glass and paper ornaments, and the dining room table set for the elaborate holiday feast. After the tour, participants are invited to stroll over to the landmark Wheeler Mansion (now a boutique hotel) to view their beautifully restored rooms decorated for the holidays and to enjoy light refreshments.

RSVP at 312/326.1480. Information on-line

   December 11, Sunday

Common Patterns in Uncommon Time

3:00 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington
Sponsor: Chicago Cultural Center
Free event

This performance by the Third Coast Percussion Ensemble includes music of John Cage, Steve Reich, and the Chicago premiere of David Skidmore's Common Patterns in Uncommon Time, a new work written to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's home and architecture studio, Taliesin.

Information on-line

Candlelight Tours of the Clarke and Glessner House Museums Decorated for Christmas

5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 p.m., Glessner House Museum 1800 South Prairie
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$15.00 members, $11.00 for member children 8-12; $18.00 non-members; $14.00 for children 8-12. Pre-paid reservations required.

These special 90-minute docent led tours will highlight Christmas customs and decorations of the 19th century. The museums take on a special glow at the holiday season, and these tours are the perfect way to usher in the holidays by learning about the origin of many of our most beloved customs. The Clarke House will feature decorations of the 1850s, when the celebration of Christmas as we know it today was just starting to take root. The Glessner House will feature decorations of the late 19th century, including a live Christmas tree shipped from the Glessner's former summer estate in New Hampshire, filled with glass and paper ornaments, and the dining room table set for the elaborate holiday feast. After the tour, participants are invited to stroll over to the landmark Wheeler Mansion (now a boutique hotel) to view their beautifully restored rooms decorated for the holidays and to enjoy light refreshments.

RSVP at 312/326.1480. Information on-line.

   December 12 , Monday

Tour: Rush Inpatient TowerAIA Chicago and the Chicago Health Executives Forum offer a tour of the new Perkins+Will designed Rush Impatient Tower, December 12, 2011

5:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Rush Medical Center, Atrium Building, 1650 West Harrison (meet in the lobby)
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC, Chicago Health Executives Forum (CHEF)
ACHE Members, $25.00, non-members $30.00, students $15.00

Join CHEF on a tour of the highly regarded Rush Inpatient Tower, designed by Perkins+Will. Listen to key contributors of the transformation of the campus, learn about the design of the building, and see the tower for yourself. Speakers: Dr. Anthony Perry, Office of Transformation; Bob Clapp, Sr. VP of Hospital Affairs; Latoya Artis, Office of Transformation.

Registration on-line. Information on-line.

Glessner House commemorating the christening of the house - sold out

6:00 p.m., Glessner House Museum 1800 South Prairie
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$40.00 per person, $75.00 per couple

On December 12, 1886, Frances Glessner recorded in her journal, "We took down champagne and Italian bread to christen the house and have our first meal there." Exactly 125 years later - December 12, 2011 - join us as we "re-christen" the house with a full dinner including champagne and Italian bread. The program will feature a Powerpoint presentation by Executive Director William Tyre focusing on the life and accomplishments of John J. Glessner. A very special one-time event not to be missed!
All proceeds will support the 125th Anniversary Fund.

RSVP at 312/326.1480. Information on-line

   December 13 , Tuesday

Going Green with Design Build: Case Study: The Hidden Oaks Nature CenterCheryl Jones of Wight & Company talks about their Hidden Oaks Nature Center project for DBIA Great Lakes Region Chicago Chapter, at Maggiano's Little Italy, December 13, 2011

11:30 - 12:00 p.m., registration, lunch service,noon to 12:30, presentation 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Maggiano's Little Italy, Bellagio Room, 516 North Clark
Sponsor: DBIA Great Lakes Region Chicago Chapter
$35.00 members, $50.00 non-members

Cheryl Jones from Wight & Company will make a presentation that provides valuable insight into the award winning Hidden Oak Nature Center project.

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

   December 14 , Wednesday

Louis Sullivan: Tragedy and Triumph

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationPatrick F. Cannon, author, Louis Sullivan: Tragedy and Triumph, talks about and sign copies of his new book at the Chicago Architecture Foundation,  December 14, 2011
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Patrick F. Cannon, author, Louis Sullivan: Tragedy and Triumph

From 1880 to 1895, Louis Sullivan and his partner, Dankmar Adler, headed one of the country’s most creative and successful architectural practices. Known for their expertise in theatre design, they designed the Auditorium Building, which included not only a magnificent theater but a hotel and office block as well. While they didn’t invent the tall building, Sullivan was among the first to find a way to celebrate its height. Sadly, after the partnership dissolved in 1895, Sullivan found it increasingly difficult to get commissions without his more diplomatic partner, but he stubbornly maintained his artistic principles until his death in 1924. Using both historic and new images, Cannon will explore Sullivan’s life and work. Photographer James Caulfield will also be on hand to answer questions about his photographs.

A book signing will follow the lecture.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

   December 15 , Thursday

Zinc in Architectural Applications

12:00- 1:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

Zinc has been used in exterior building applications for almost 300 years. Like copper, zinc is a malleable and natural weathering metal that forms a patina “crust,” providing a long service life and beautiful aesthetic. The warm gray aesthetic provided by zinc has made it a favorite roofing and gutter material Europe for centuries. Over the past decade, architectural zinc in North America has become more readily available through a network of regional distributors and fabrication partners offering a variety of roof and wall panel profiles. Steve Shull, CDT, from RHEINZINK America, Inc., will describe the enduring qualities of architectural zinc and how it might be included in your next roof, façade, gutter, or interior building application.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Learning Objectives: 1. Identify appropriate building applications for light-gauge “architectural zinc” sheet metal. 2. Understand the aesthetic and other physical properties of titanium-zinc alloys. 3. Know what design requirements are necessary for beautiful and long-lasting zinc roofs. 4. Identify common wall panel profiles that can be fabricated from zinc.

Information online.

Regional & Urban Design KC Holiday Lunch

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. -The Cliff Dwellers, 200 South Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor
Sponsor: AIA Chicago RUD KC
free event

Join us for our annual gathering at The Cliff Dwellers, overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan. Make your reservation with AIA Chicago. The cost of lunch is $30 which guests will pay to our host, Doug Schroeder, FAIA, at the lunch. If you've been attending attending our events during the year or if we haven't seen you in a while, come to the lunch, enjoy the club's buffett and Burnham Pies - and good conversation.

Information and registration 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

Graham Foundation Holiday Party/Book Sale

5:00 - 8:00 p.m., The Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton
Sponsor: Graham Foundation
Free event, Registration required.

Join the Graham Foundation for an evening of refreshments and a book sale. All books will be discounted at least 15%, with some Graham Foundation Holiday Party/Book Sale, December 15, 2011titles up to 60%. The Graham bookshop is a perfect place to find gifts for that architecture lover in the family (or for yourself!).

Book titles include: Tomás Saraceno: Cloud Cities; The current exhibition catalog, Nancy Holt: Sightlines; G: An Avant Garde Journal of Art, Architecture, Design and Film; Clip/Stamp/Fold, ed. Beatriz Colomina; The Power of Pro Bono; Reveal: Studio Gang Architects; Living Archive 7: Ant Farm; The complete Words series from the Architectural Association in London; Schlepping Through Ambivalence: Essays on an American Architectural Condition by Stanley Tigerman; Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention; Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War; The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan, and more, including a selection of periodicals.

Registration and information on-line.

   December 16 , Friday

Antonio Gaudi Antonio Gaudi

6:15 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC

In what's become an annual holiday tradition , the Film Center is again showing Antonio Gaudi, the 1985 film by Woman of the Dunes director Hiroshi Teshigahara, inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí. Teshigahara's eye for texture, shape and sensual detail meets Gaudí's whimsy in the cinematic exploration of such masterpieces of visionary architecture as the cathedral of the Sagrada Familia. The contemporary of artists such as Picasso and Joan Miró, Gaudí drew on Barcelona's medieval Romanesque architecture and ancient Arab culture for his inspiration. This film reveals the intricacy and hallucinatory richness of his concepts through camera work alone. Forgoing narration, Teshigahara accompanies his images with a brilliantly eclectic selection of music, ranging from baroque harpsichord to glass orchestra.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

   December 17, Saturday
Open House at the Exhibition, Bertrand Goldberg Reflects, including three gallery talks, at the Arts Club of Chicago, December 17, 2011

Open House: Bertrand Goldberg Reflections

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 East Ontario
Sponsor: The Arts Club of Chicago
Free event

Reflections is a reassembly of architect Bertrand Goldberg's collections of art, photographs, drawings, fabrications, and inventions. Complementing a concurrent retrospective at The Art Institute of Chicago, it provides a rare glimpse into Goldberg's working world.

Gallery talks at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Information: on-line.

Antonio Gaudi

3:00 and 6:30 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC

In what's become an annual holiday tradition , the Film Center is again showing Antonio Gaudi, the 1985 film by Woman of the Dunes director Hiroshi Teshigahara, inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí. Teshigahara's eye for texture, shape and sensual detail meets Gaudí's whimsy in the cinematic exploration of such masterpieces of visionary architecture as the cathedral of the Sagrada Familia. See December 16 listing for details.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

   December 18, Sunday

Antonio Gaudi

3:15 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC

In what's become an annual holiday tradition , the Film Center is again showing Antonio Gaudi, the 1985 film by Woman of the Dunes director Hiroshi Teshigahara, inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí. Teshigahara's eye for texture, shape and sensual detail meets Gaudí's whimsy in the cinematic exploration of such masterpieces of visionary architecture as the cathedral of the Sagrada Familia. See December 16 listing for details.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

   December 19, Monday

Antonio Gaudi Antonio Gaudi

6:15 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC. Members of the Chicago Architecture Foundation and Instituto Cervantes pay discounted admission of $7.00 with current organization-issued card. Valid in-person only at Film Center box office.

In what's become an annual holiday tradition , the Film Center is again showing Antonio Gaudi, the 1985 film by Woman of the Dunes director Hiroshi Teshigahara, inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí. Teshigahara's eye for texture, shape and sensual detail meets Gaudí's whimsy in the cinematic exploration of such masterpieces of visionary architecture as the cathedral of the Sagrada Familia. The contemporary of artists such as Picasso and Joan Miró, Gaudí drew on Barcelona's medieval Romanesque architecture and ancient Arab culture for his inspiration. This film reveals the intricacy and hallucinatory richness of his concepts through camera work alone. Forgoing narration, Teshigahara accompanies his images with a brilliantly eclectic selection of music, ranging from baroque harpsichord to glass orchestra.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

   December 20, Tuesday

Antonio Gaudi

8:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC. Members of the Chicago Architecture Foundation and Instituto Cervantes pay discounted admission of $7.00 with current organization-issued card. Valid in-person only at Film Center box office.

In what's become an annual holiday tradition , the Film Center is again showing Antonio Gaudi, the 1985 film by Woman of the Dunes director Hiroshi Teshigahara, inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí. Teshigahara's eye for texture, shape and sensual detail meets Gaudí's whimsy in the cinematic exploration of such masterpieces of visionary architecture as the cathedral of the Sagrada Familia. See December 16th listing for details.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

   December 21, Wednesday

Antonio Gaudi

6:15 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC.

In what's become an annual holiday tradition , the Film Center is again showing Antonio Gaudi, the 1985 film by Woman of the Dunes director Hiroshi Teshigahara, inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí. Teshigahara's eye for texture, shape and sensual detail meets Gaudí's whimsy in the cinematic exploration of such masterpieces of visionary architecture as the cathedral of the Sagrada Familia. See December 16th listing for details.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

   December 22, Thursday

Antonio Gaudi

6:15 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC.

In what's become an annual holiday tradition , the Film Center is again showing Antonio Gaudi, the 1985 film by Woman of the Dunes director Hiroshi Teshigahara, inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí. Teshigahara's eye for texture, shape and sensual detail meets Gaudí's whimsy in the cinematic exploration of such masterpieces of visionary architecture as the cathedral of the Sagrada Familia. See December 16th listing for details.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

   December 29, Thursday

INOMA Annual Holiday Party

6:00 - 10:00p.m. - Roosevelt Square Sales Center, 1200 West Roosevelt
Illinois Cbapter, National Chapter of Minority Architects
$20.00 members; $25.00 non-members. $10.00 from every ticket go towards scholarship fund.

Come join us for some fun, delicious food, and drinks to celebrate the season. Here are some details. We also have sponsorship opportunities, you can check out the details for those on our website at www.illnoma.org and we encourage you to be a sponsor for the organization so we can keep helping our youth in succeeding in the architectural field.

Information and registration on-line.

 

 

 

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