Repeat, Calendar of Architectural Events for February, 2011

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Exhibitions
Louis Sullivan's Idea, at exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center, through Looking after Louis Sullivan, exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, through December 12, 2010 Urban China: Information Cities, an exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, through April 3, 2011 The House: Drawings for Residential Architecture The House: Drawings for Residential Architecture   The House: Drawings for Residential Architecture The House: Drawings for Residential Architecture History Coming Home, an exhbition at the Chicago Tourism Center Gallery, through Chicago Model City, an exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation Neighborhoods Go Green!, at exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation      
Louis Sullivan's Idea
at the Chicago Cultural Center, through May 2, 2011
Lost Panoramas: Chicago and the Illinois Valley a Century Ago Recently rediscovered plate images from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Great Chicago Archives
at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, through March 13, 2011
Urban China: Informal Cities
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, through April 3, 2011
Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown
at the Graham Foundation, through February 19, 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
Chicago Model City
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Neighborhoods Go Green!
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
     


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   February 1, Tuesday

Snow Day - everything cancelled

   February 2, Wednesday

The Complete Architecture of Adler and Sullivan - Cancelled due to severe weather.

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.Ward Miller and John Vinci lecture on the Complete Architecture of Adler and Sullivan at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, January 5, 2010
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Ward Miller and John Vinci, authors

Vinci and Miller lecture on their newly-published book, The Complete Architecture of Adler and Sullivan, which documents the extraordinary architecture of Louis Sullivan. Building upon a project started nearly 60 years ago by Aaron Siskind and Richard Nickel, Vinci and Miller have combined a series of essays on the work of Adler and Sullivan, the influence of H. H. Richardson on their work, and the development of the "tall building." This illustrated lecture explores the rich career of a firm that helped redefine architecture in Chicago and across the country.

A book signing will follow.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Integrated Home Communication Systems

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Residential Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members

Mike Infringer of Terra Nova Integrated Systems will present the latest home communication systems for entertainment, security, and climate control. Mike will provide an assessment of the architect’s role in the process of designing and specifying such systems. He will also offer a glimpse into the future of home communication systems and how today’s home designer can prepare for tomorrow’s technology. What options will your clients be considering?

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

koolhaus houselife/Interview

6:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $7.00 for students, $4.00 for students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, and staff of the Art Institute, $5.00 for Film Center members .koolhaas houselife, documentary showing at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, February 2, 2011

What’s it like to live in a masterpiece designed by a star architect? In the case of the Rem Koolhaas-designed Maison à Bordeaux, only the cleaning lady has the lowdown. Filmmakers Bêka and Lemoine follow the wonderfully stoic Guadalupe Acedo as she navigates the hydraulic lifts, sliding panels, minimal staircases, and spare spaces of the acclaimed house designed for a client in a wheelchair. With Tati-like drollery, the futuristic concrete-and-glass edifice puts its mechanized functions through their paces (or not), for a gentle comedy of errors that suggests that form doesn’t always follow function. Showing with Interview, a short interview with Koolhaas on the creation of the house.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

   February 3, Thursday

The Pritzker Military Library

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

Pritzker Military Library President and CEO Ed Tracy discusses the history and mission of the library and its January 2011 relocation to 104 South Michigan, President and CEO Ed Tracy lectures on the Pritzker Military Library and its move to 104 South Michigan for Friends of Downtown at the Chicago Cultural Center, February 3, 2011a move that completes the their long-range plan to enhance its offerings and services.

Founded in 2003 by Col. James N. Pritzker IL ARNG (Ret.), the Pritzker Military Library offers a major collection of books and related materials on military history. The Library, open to the public at no charge, is a non-partisan research library focused on increasing understanding of military history and the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served. Through 2010, the Library has produced over 300 live webcast programs featuring top military writers, historians, biographers, and journalists, along with panel discussions and one-on-one interviews with over 30 Medal of Honor recipients.

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.

Registration Registration for LEED™ Extra Credit Seminars administered by the U.S. Green Building Council-Illinois Chapter is taken through the USGBC-Illinois website. Pre-registration is required, payment is taken at registration.

   February 4 , Friday

SEAOI 2001 Trade Show

7:30 - 11:30 a.m., (breakfast scheduled for 8:30 a.m.), University Club, 76 East Monroe, Ninth Floor, Cathedral Hall
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$20.00 seminar fee. Reservations required.

HouThis is a once-a-year opportunity for all building professionals to learn about recent developments in the construction industry. Attendees also have the opportunity to meet with company representatives whose products and services they might use.
Note: The University Club dress code prohibits denim of any kind.

Advance RSVP required. Contract Donna Childs at 312/726.4165, ext 200.. Information on-line.

   February 7 , Monday

Workshopping Chicago: A Conversation with Martin Felsen and Jonathan SolomonWorkshopping Chicago: A Conversation with Martin Felsen and Jonathan Solomon, at Crown Hall, IIT, February 7, 2011

6:00 P.M., Illinois Institute of Technology, Crown Hall, Center Core, 3360 South State
IIT College of Architecture
Free event, open to the public

MoA conversation between Jonathan Solomon, Acting Head, Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong and Martin Felsen, Studio Associate Professor, College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology

Information on-line.

   February 8 , Tuesday

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.

Urban Design Practice: Hoerr-Schaudt Landscape Architects

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Hoerr-Schaudt Landscape Architects, 850 W. Jackson., #800AIA Chicago offers a tour of Urban Design Practice at Hoerr-Schaudt Landscape Architects, February 8, 2011
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional & Urban Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Explore the practice of urban design by visiting with Hoerr-Schaudt Landscape Architects. Hoerr-Schaudt will present their firm’s work and approach to practice, including their position to engage urban design through landscape architecture and collaborations with architects and planners. Hoerr-Schaudt is a Chicago practice recognized nationally for the design of public, institutional and commercial spaces. Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin named Peter Schaudt one of two “Chicagoans of the Year in Design” for 2010. Limited to 30 participants.

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

First Tuesdays Happy Hour - Rescheduled but Still Happy

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - Theory, 9 West Hubbard
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

We are back at Theory for fabulous drinks and even better networking opportunities. Bring your business cards, a good joke to break the ice, and be ready to meet some interesting people. Specials include $7 tacos, $5 margaritas, $4 selected draft beer. Visit our Meetup page to let us know you'll be there.

Information online.

LEED Professional Credentials & Maintenance

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 Katie Kaluzny, Associate Director USGBC–Illinois Chapter

This session will explore the Green Building Certification Institute’s (GBCI) professional credential and maintenance system. You’ll learn about the new, tiered LEED exams, the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP), how to maintain your LEED AP status, and/or how to become a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP with Specialty. The session will also cover exam eligibility requirements, testing specifics and available study tools and resources.

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

Grant Park Public Meeting: Chopin Monument

7:00 p.m. - Daley Bicentennial plaza, 337 East Randolph, just east of Columbus
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council, Grant Park Conservancy
Free event.

A discussion of the Chopin Monument proposal for south end of Grant Park.

Information: 32/927.6795

   February 9 , Wednesday

Louis Sullivan’s Banks: The Jewel Boxes

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.Ward Miller and John Vinci lecture on the Complete Architecture of Adler and Sullivan at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, January 5, 2010
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Maurice Champagne, CAF docent

Towards the end of his career, architect Louis Sullivan designed eight banks in the Midwest. The buildings are often referred to as “jewel boxes” because of their imposing but surprisingly modern facades and lavishly ornamented interiors. Necessarily modest in scale, and often with limited budgets, these banks still exhibit the elaborate decoration and richness of detail seen in Sullivan's most famous works.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Rethinking Home: 2010 Competition Results

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design for Aging KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members

The first annual Rethinking Home Competition was held in early 2010, co-sponsored by the American institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and the Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE) Federation. The competition focused on exploring new/changing models in long-term care environments, specifically skilled nursing facilities: the renovation of and/or addition to an existing nursing home in order to break from the model of a staff-centric operating philosophy to a resident-directed care model. Heidi Dahle, Assoc. AIA (Worn Jerabek Architects), who co-chairs this KC and was part of the winning team, will discuss her entry and several others and the jury comments.

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

   February 10 , Thursday

Rain Screen Wall Systems

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Häfele America Chicago Showroom, 154 West Hubbard
Sponsor: Häfele America Chicago ShowroomRain Screen Wall Systems, a continuing education event at Hafele America Chicago Showroom, February 10, 2011
Free event. Registration required
1.0 CES, AIA

The first event in 2011 for Häfele’s Continuing Education Series is a lunchtime presentation on the advantages and specification of exterior rain screen wall systems. Our co-sponsors are manufacturers of high-grade laminates, and they have developed several ventilated systems for durable, colorful, and environmentally responsible exterior cladding. Join us to learn when and how to specify ventilated rain screen wall systems. Learning Objectives:

  1. How water enters a wall
  2. A brief history of the rain screen principle
  3. The simple (open) rain screen versus the PER
  4. Explain and define building materials used within rain screens

Registration on-line. Information on-line.

Building on the Past: How European Architects Create in Context

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

One of the biggest challenges for architects working with historic buildings or in historic districts is integrating new design to obtain approvals from historic review boards. Should new work blend, contrast, complement, or be subservient to the existing historic fabric? In his studies as the 2009 Francis J. Plym Traveling Fellow, Douglas Gilbert, AIA (Douglas E. Gilbert Architect), documented the significant differences between European and American approaches to contextual design. Using examples such as the Acropolis, British Museum, Reichstag, and some wild additions in Tallinn, Estonia, Doug will show how Europeans typically design alterations and additions in a distinct, contemporary manner. Bring lunch; beverages provided.

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

The City as Spectacle: A View from the Gondola

6:00 p.m. - The Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham FoundaitonStanislaus von Moos lectures on The City as Spectacle: A View from the Gondola, at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, February 10, 2011
Free event. RSVP/

Lecture by Swiss art historian Stanislaus von Moos. Venice and Modern Architecture, or Venice and Modernism altogether make an odd couple. According to Filippo Marinetti, the author of the Futurist Manifesto (1909), gondolas are no more than “rocking chairs for idiots.” One hundred years later, we must acknowledge that rather than being its opposite, the passatismo castigated by Marinetti is a powerful aspect of modernity. In fact, John Ruskin’s incantations of the waves of the laguna dangerously rippling against the “Stones of Venice” have transformed the city into one of the 20th century’s proverbial tourist destinations and resulted in an extravagant race against Las Vegas. The lecture is about the architecture of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown and the way it has turned this race into art.

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

Building a LEED Home Affordably

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 Jason La Fleur, Alliance for Environmental Sustainability

Learn how green homes can be achieved with any budget. The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed the LEED for Homes rating system, which covers major renovation and new construction of high-performance homes, multi-family apartments, and mixed use residential buildings. In this presentation, the LEED for Homes rating system will be explained, and then applied to local case studies including low-cost or no-cost strategies. Common myths such as cost and credit requirements will be dispelled, showing how a LEED certified home can be built affordably.

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

 

   February 11 , Friday

2011 Extension Gallery Fundraiser

6:30 p.m. - Gensler, Louis Sullivan Center, 11 E. Madison, Suite 300
Sponsor: Extension Gallery

Featuring refreshments, light snacks, music by DJ StEalTH, and a silent auction featuring work from past exhibitions by Lateral Office, TheVeryMany, Species of Space and Ball-Nogues, value $50.00 to $10,000.

RSVP and information on-line.

   February 13 , Sunday

Benjamin Marshall, Architect

2:00 p.m. -Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, NorthbrookBenjamin Marshall Society docunt and lecturer Steven Monz talks about the architect at the Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, Illinois, February 13, 2011
Sponsor: Northbrook Public Library
Free event

Brenjamin H. Marshall was the flamboyant architect of Chicago's 1910s and Jazz Age, building the Drake, Blackstone, and Edgewater Beach Hotels as well as mansions on the North Shore and configuring East Lake Shore Drive. Marshall was the designer for the city's elite and was known as the father of the elegant residential apartment in Chicago. Benjamin Marshall Society docent and lecturer Steven Monz presents an illustrated lecture on the architect and highlights several of his projects.

Information on-line.

A New Look at Spiritual Spaces

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - begins at McCormick Tribune Campus Center Pritzker Club, 3201 South StateThe Mies van der Rohe Society presents aerialist Elena Brocade in a New Look at Spiritial Spaces at Carr Chapel, IIT, February 13, 2011
Sponsor: Mies van der Rohe Society
$25.00 members, $35.00 non-members
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

Elena Brocade's aerial performance will reflect Mies van der Rohe's work as she explores themes of weightlessness, transparency, and structural support while suspended in Carr Memorial Chapel, the Mies Society's current restoration project. In the Pritzker Club, architect Carol Ross Barney will discuss design for contemporary spiritual spaces, particularly the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston, and reflect on the importance of flexible spaces and natural light.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

   February 15, Tuesday

Milwaukee in Focus

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Education and RUD KCs
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU

An innovative partnership has been created between the City of Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Architecture and Urban Planning in recent years. Robert Greenstreet, PhD, RIBA, Intl. Assoc. AIA, is dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. From 2004 to 2009, he was director of Planning and Design for Milwaukee; he now has the title of chair of City Development, UWM/City of Milwaukee. Hear how this relationship between an architecture school and its municipality works to the benefit of both. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago

5:15 p.m., cash bar, 6:00 p.m., dinner, 7:00 p.m., program, at the Cliff Dwellers, 200 South Michigan, 22nd floorJames Swanson and Jonathan Sladek of Halvorson and Partners discuss the new Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago for the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois at the Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, February 1, 2011
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$45.00 members, $65.00 non-members

Housed beneath a 120 foot by 240 foot clear span dome, the subterranean addition to the University of Chicago’s Regenstein library features an automated storage and retrieval shelving system for over 3.5 million volumes of print, as well as a reading room and preservation facilities. Its elliptical plan extrudes 60 feet below grade to create a single, underground volume of nearly 1,000,000 cubic feet. Given the structure’s adjacency to the existing library and other campus buildings, the tie-backed slurry wall system had to be carefully coordinated and designed to consider mutual effects on and by adjacent structures. James Swanson and Jonathan Sladek of Halvorson and Partners will provide an overview of the design process of this complex facility from early planning stages through construction and the challenges encountered along the way.

Advance RSVP required. Contract Donna Childs at 312/726.4165, ext 200, or via email. Information on-line.

Sou Fujimoto: Primitive FutureSou Fujimoto of Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo, lectures at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, February 15, 2011

6:00 P.M., Illinois Institute of Technology, Crown Hall, Center Core, 3360 South State
IIT College of Architecture
Free event, open to the public

Lecture by Sou Fujimoto, Morgenstern Visiting Chair, Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo, Shinjuku

Information on-line.

How ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Energy Standard Will Affect Your Projects (CI)

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment KC (COTE)
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW/SD

90.1-2010 Energy Standard for Buildings is the most significant revision to the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES energy standard since its inception. Buildings that comply with the 2010 edition will use approximately 25% less energy than the same buildings built to the 2004 standard. Jeff Boldt, PE (KJWW Engineers) will teach you why 90.1-2010 is important to your projects, how it is enforced, what the major revisions are, when you are likely to feel its impact, why it conserves more energy than other energy codes, and how to comply without breaking the budget. 90.1-2010 includes significant revisions to the building envelope, mechanical, and lighting requirements that will affect architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners.

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

Testa Produce

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 LUTim Stoeckel of Summit Design + Build talks about the new LEED Platinum food distribution facility for Testa Produce at the Chicago Center for Neighborhood Technology, February 15, 2011

Presentation by Tim Stoeckel, Summit Design + Build

This presentation will provide a summary of the development process and lessons learned during the construction of the first LEED Platinum (anticipated) food distribution facility in the US. The project incorporates a 238’ tall free standing wind turbine, photovoltaic solar panels, solar thermal panels, rainwater harvesting and many other sustainable and green construction methods. The project is scheduled to be substantially complete in February 2011 with the erection of the wind turbine in March 2011.

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

   February 16, Wednesday

Sustainability Toolkit for Structural Engineers

8:00 a.m., - 12:00 noon., (continental breakfast available at 7:30), UBS Tower, Michigan I Room, 1 North Wacker, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$175.00 members, $250.00 non-members by February 9, $225.00 and $300.00 respectively, after.
4 hours continuing education credit.

HThis presentation focuses on what's new to the structural engineer in the design and construction of green buildings, including site planning, water efficiency, energy conservation, materials and resources and indoor air quality. This is a general overview of topics of interest to the structural engineer covered in LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC), ASHRAE Standard 189.1 on High Performance Green Buildings, and Sustainability Guidelines for the Structural Engineer, developed by Structural Engineering Institute's Sustainability Committee. The presenters will be Martha G. VanGeem and Emily Lorenz, both of whom are LEED Accredited Professionals with CTL Group.

Advance RSVP required. Contract Donna Child by 3:00 p.m., February 11, at 312/726.4165, ext 200. Information on-line.

Frank Lloyd Wright's SC Johnson Research Tower

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. MichiganMark Hertzberg lectures on his book, Frank Lloyd Wright's SC Johnson Research Tower, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, February 16, 2011
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Mark Hertzberg, author

In 1943, H. F. Johnson Jr., president of the SC Johnson & Son Company, commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to create a new laboratory space that would be as innovative as the research and development team working inside it. The result was a new kind of skyscraper, one with double-height spaces, windows made of Pyrex glass tubing, and stripes of Wright’s signature Cherokee red brick, all balanced on a small pedestal base. Although the Tower opened to great acclaim in 1950, it closed just thirty-one years later. Frank Lloyd Wright’s SC Johnson Research Tower investigates the rise and fall of this remarkable building.

A book signing will follow.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Dominique Jakob of Jakob + MacFarlaneDominique Jakob of Jakob + MacFarlane lectures at Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute of Chicago for ADSAIC and CWA, February 16, 2011

6:30 p.m. - Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Women in Architecture
Free event, seating on a first-come basis.

Dominique Jakob is a founding principle of Jakob + MacFarlane, an architectural firm in Paris known for its dynamic sensibility and an interest in capturing movement through space. The firm's projects explore digital technology as a conceptual consideration and as a means of fabrication, using new materials to create a more flexible, responsive and immediate environment. Projects to date include the restaurant Georges at the Pompidou Centre, Paris (2000), a beehive-shaped, environmentally conscientious social housing complex in Paris (2008), and the FRAC Centre in Orleans, to be completed in 2011

Information: 312/443.3631 or on-line.

   February 17 , Thursday

LEDs: Getting Beyond the Hype to What Works

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

LEDs hold great promise and are being heavily marketed. However, there are more light source options today than ever before, and when sustainability issues are paramount, the decision-making process can be daunting. Jim Baney, IALD, LC (Schuler Shook) will strip away the hype and show us what factors to consider throughout a project to ensure a successful, responsible lighting design. Bring your lunch or buy a cafeteria ticket in the first-floor shop.

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

Absolute Sullivan

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West Randolph, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd floorAbsolute Sullivan - co-author Ward Miller discusses the new book, The Complete Architecture of Adler and Sullivan, for Landmarks Illinois, at the Chicago Cultural Center, February 17, 2011
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free event

Lecture by Ward Miller, Executive Director, Richard Nickel Committee.The Complete Architecture of Adler and Sullivan by Richard Nickel and Aaron Siskind with Ward Miller and John Vinci originated in 1952 as the project of a graduate student photography class, including Richard Nickel, under the direction of Aaron Siskind at Chicago’s Institute of Design. Finished 58 years later, this new publication has over 800 photographs and 250 essays chronicling the work of Adler & Sullivan. Miller will present highlights and talk about the fascinating story behind this long awaited book. A book signing will follow the lecture..

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.

Design Exposed: Halvorson and Partners

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Halvorson and Partners, 600 W. Chicago Ave., #650
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

Kermin Chok, PE, SE, will discuss Halvorson's recent projects and work processes, including research into “structural engineering at the velocity of architecture.” How do structural engineers see their role as part of an integrated interdisciplinary design team? Kermin will explain how new computational/parametric design tools and structural analysis methods allow Halvorson to better engage and collaborate within the ever-changing “design space.” Limited to 25 participants.

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

An Introduction to the Passive House Standard

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 Mark A. Miller, Passive House Midwest

The Passive House Standard is the highest building efficiency standard in the world with the promise of reducing the energy consumption of buildings by up to 90% while providing superior comfort and air quality - at minimized additional upfront cost. When coupled with renewable energy systems, such as solar, Passive House puts true zero energy buildings within reach. The presentation will leave attendees with an overview knowledge of Passive House techniques, energy and health benefits, global goals, examples and building 10 type applications.

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

Ignacy Jan Paderewski - Artist, Statesman, Humanitarian: The Chicago Connection

7:00 p.m. - Glessner House Museum, 1800 South PrairieVictoria Granacki lectures on Ignacy Jan Paderewski - Artist, Statesman, Humanitarian: The Chicago Connection, at the Glessner House Museum,
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
$10.00; $8.00 for museum members

A lecture by Victoria Granacki

Over a career that spanned six decades and covered every continent, Paderewski gave more than 1,500 concerts in 200 U. S. cities, playing in all 48 states. That included 65 concerts in Chicago stretching 47 years from 1892 to 1939. From 1915 to 1918, he delivered 340 speeches, often paired with a piano recital, and raised $50 million for Polish war relief programs. John and Frances Glessner were well acquainted with Paderewski, having met him through their close friend Theodore Thomas. In April 1893 they hosted a small dinner for Paderewski in their Prairie Avenue home. For the remainder of their lives, they proudly displayed a signed portrait of him in their hall, a token of appreciation sent to them soon after the event. Of all the places he traveled in the U.S., Paderewski said that Chicago "impressed me more than any other city in America." The unbridled enthusiasm of its audiences lifted his spirit and inspired his performances. This is the story of Paderewski in Chicago.

RSVP at 312/326.1480. Information on-line.

Prairie Style Architecture in Chicago’s Parks

7:00 p.m. - Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak ParkJulia Bachrach lectures on Prairie Style Architect in Chicago's Parks at the Oak Park Public Library, February 17, 2011
Sponsor: Pleasant Home Foundation
Free event.

A lecture by Julia Bachrach, Historian, Chicago Park District. Part of the lecture series, Pleasant Places: Architecture in the Parks.

Information on-line.

   February 18, Friday

Michael Morris and Yoshiko Sato: Ground ControlGround Control: Michael Morris and Yoshiko Sato of Morris Sato Studio, New York, lecture at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, February 18, 2011

6:00 P.M., Illinois Institute of Technology, Crown Hall, Center Core, 3360 South State
IIT College of Architecture
Free event, open to the public

Lecture by Michael Morris and Yoshiko Sato, Principals, Morris Sato Studio, New York

Information on-line.

   February 19, Saturday

Chicago Climate Action Plan– Performance Measurement & Review

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 Olivia Cohn and members of the Chicago Climate Action Plan teamOlivia Cohn talks about the Chicago Climate Action Plan at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, February 19, 2011

Launched in September 2008, the Chicago Climate Action Plan (CCAP) outlines he city’s roadmap for addressing global climate change at the local level and proposes strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to changes already underway. Attend this interactive discussion to hear about how those strategies have evolved and how progress is being measured.

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

   February 20 , Sunday

Explore Engineering --How do they do that? Find out. Figure out. Try out.

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: National Engineers Week, Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event

A day-long festival of fun, hands-on activities designed to help families discover what engineers do, try out activities, have fun building, constructing, and solving engineering challenges.
Activity and presentation stations will be positioned throughout the main floor of the Santa Fe building. Activities will be structured for drop-in participation; tours and special presentations will be scheduled at specific times.

Activities are designed for Chicago area families with children ages 5-13 and high school students ages 14-18 who are interested in engineering careers. All activities will be offered throughout the day:

Information: on-line.

Fragile Flower, a Talk on Margaret Iannelli

1:00 p.m. - Park Ridge Community Church, 100 South Courtland, Park RidgeCity of Chicago Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson lectures on Fragile Flower, a Talk on Margaret Innalli at the Park Ridge Community Church in suburban Chicago, February 20, 2011
Sponsor: Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge
Free event.

A lecture by City of Chicago Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson. The Kalo Foundation is working to save the endangered Iannelli Studios.

Information on-line.

   February 21, Monday

Marcia Lausen

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 Marcia Lausen, Director, School of Art + Design, UIC, Chicago; Founder, Studio/lab, Chicago.

Information: on-line.

   February 22, Tuesday

Community Reinvestment and the Foreclosure Crisis

5:30 P.M. - Burnham Conference Center at APA, 205 N. Michigan., Suite 1200,
Sponsor: American Planning Association
Free event
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According to the Woodstock Institute, lenders repossessed more than 25,000 homes in the Chicago area during the first three quarters of 2010. According to Geoff Smith of the Woodstock Institute lectures on Community Reinvestment and the Foreclosure Crisis for APA Chicago, February 22, 2011the same analysis, these lender-owned foreclosures will take an average of 16 months to be absorbed by the housing market. Vacant properties cause blight, which destabilizes neighborhoods and local real estate markets, and also weakens the ability of municipalities to maintain a comfortable quality of life by shrinking tax rolls and increasing maintenance costs.

Geoff Smith from the Woodstock Institute will look at recent trends in foreclosure activity in the Chicago region with a focus on the shifting patterns of regional foreclosures, the concentration of vacant properties tied to foreclosure, and the implications for community development.

RSVP on-line. Information: on-line

Sustainable Planning: Curitiba, Brazil + Chicago’s Edgewater

6:00 p.m. - Archeworks, 625 North Kinsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event, space limited, RSVP requested.

Spanish-Brazilian architect and urban planner Carmen Vidal-Hallett and her photojournalist husband Mark Hallett recently conducted a research project on Architect Carmen Vidal-Hallett lectures on Sustainable Planning: Curtiba, Brazil + Chicago's Edgewater, at Archeworks, Chicago, the well-known green mecca of Curitiba, Brazil. Their research analyzed the city’s sustainable development, from land use and BRT innovations, to sustainable economic development and environmental education. Since completion of this project, many Chicago groups have been inspired and EcoVidalDesign President, Carmen Vidal-Hallett has participated in numerous award winning sustainable urban development projects. Carmen Vidal-Hallett will discuss lessons learned from Curitiba and how she was inspired to help create the Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project, recipient of the 2010 Mayor Daley Community Leadership Green Works Award.

RSVP on-line.. Information on-line.

Chicago Green Homes Program: A Case Study

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, Consultant

This class will utilize the Heppner residence to demonstrate engineering, architecture and best practices combined with methodologies required to renovate a 100-year-old, wood framed, single family home making it energy efficient, environmentally friendly, sustainable and affordable. This project voluntarily participated in the Chicago Green Permit Process, Chicago Green Homes Program and Energy Star for Homes.

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

   February 23, Wednesday

Howard Van Doren Shaw’s Ragdale House: Rites of Passage

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.Meg Kindelin lectures on Howard Van Doren Shaw's Ragdale House: Rites of Passage, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, February 23, 2011
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Meg Kindelin, architect, Johnson Lasky Architects

Howard Van Doren Shaw’s 1897 summer home, Ragdale House, was a place of artistic expression and experimentation, and this tradition is continued by the work of the Ragdale Foundation, created in 1976 by Shaw’s granddaughter, poet Alice Judson Hayes. Kindelin discusses the home’s history and Johnson Lasky Architects’ restoration of the house.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

The City as Campus, discussion and book signing

5:30 p.m. - Jane Adams Hull House Museum, 800 South Halsted
Sponsor: Jane Adams Hull House Museum
Free event, RSVP requested.

A discussion and book signing with Sharon Haar, associate professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, on her latest book The City as Sharon Haar discusses and signs copies of her new book, The City as Campus, at the Jane Adams Hull House Museum, Chicago, Campus. Books will be available for purchase.

Urban schools play an important role in shaping the cities outside their walls. In The City as Campus, Sharon Haar examines how universities interact with their urban contexts, demonstrating how higher education became integrated with ideas of urban growth as schools evolved alongside the city. The City as Campus shows the strain of this integration, detailing historical accounts of battles over space as campus designers faced the challenge of weaving the social, spatial, and architectural conditions of the urban milieu into new forms to meet the changing needs of academia. Through a close analysis of the history of higher education in Chicago, The book explores how the university's missions of service, teaching, and research, have metamorphosed over time, particularly in response to the unique opportunities- and restraints- the city provides, and illustrates how Chicago serves as a site of pedagogical transformation and a location for the larger purpose of the academic community. It presents a social and design history of the urban campus as an architectural idea and form.

RSVP requested at 312/413.5353. Information on-line.

Your Impact: Make Your Point Fast and Make It Matter!

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU

When was the last time you took a good hard look at how well you communicate in professional scenarios, particularly in terms of public speaking? Ask yourself: am I a conduit to motivate people towards a decision? What feedback have I received regarding my presentation abilities? Am I reasonably relaxed and confident when speaking to an audience---of two, of ten, of one hundred? Do I feel understood; do people understand and respond to my messages?

Why not begin the new year with a revamp of your oral speaking abilities? Anne Scarlett (Scarlett Consulting) will offer tips and techniques for preparing concise, quality presentations; structuring content to best underscore your messages; and delivering with energy and charisma that will ensure an audience connection. For this 90-minute session, we will focus primarily on impromptu pitches and encounters; preparing meaningful yet concise presentations using the PechaKucha model, and confidence builders. Be prepared to actively participate in a few hands-on exercises.

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

Ralph Johnson: Current Work

6:00 P.M., Illinois Institute of Technology, Crown Hall, Center Core, 3360 South State
IIT College of Architecture
Free event, open to the public

Lecture by Ralph Johnson, Design Director, Perkins+Will, Chicago.

Information on-line.

   February 24 , Thursday

Permeable Paving: Constructing Sustainable Sites

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 Tom Barrett, Green Water Infrastructure, Inc.

Permeable paving is a transformative approach to sustainable site development. Permeable hard surface construction is part of a continuing series of engineering solutions to water management that protects, restores, and mimics the natural water cycle. Permeable paving is an efficient solution for stormwater runoff. It will reduce flooding, increase water infiltration, recharge groundwater and improve water quality. Join Tom Barrett as he explains how to develop a “more natural approach” to stormwater management issues.

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

Cantigny Park: The Gardens and the McCormick House MuseumJoy Kaminsky, Director of Horticulture, lectures on Cantigny Park: The Gardens and the McCormick House Museum, at the Oak Park Public Library, February 24, 2011

7:00 p.m. - Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Pleasant Home Foundation
Free event.

A lecture by Joy Kaminsky, Director of Horticulture, Cantigny, the McCormick Foundation. Part of the lecture series, Pleasant Places: Architecture in the Parks.

Information on-line.

   February 26, Saturday

Solar–Simple, Affordable Energy Solutions

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.

Presentation by Lisa Albrect, Solar Service

Why rent your energy when you can own it? Solar is simple, reliable, affordable and available immediately! Join us and explore solar thermal and solar electric technology for both residential and commercial applications. We will discuss the make-up, benefits and available financial incentives of these systems.

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

2011 Marian and Leon Depres Preservation Award

5:30 p.m. cash bar, 6:30 p.m., dinner - Quadrangle Club, 1155 East 57th Street2011 Marian and Leon Depres Preservation Award to owners of Ralph Rapson's Willard Gidwitz House at the Hyde Park Historical Society's annual dinner at the Quadrangle Club, Chicago, February 26, 2011
Sponsor: Hyde Park Historical Society
$50.00; $60.00 after February 21st

The annual dinner meeting of the Hyde Park Historical Society will consider Preserving History in the Digital Age, with master of ceremonies Jay Mulberry and featured speaker Ron Grossman of the Chicago Tribune. The 2011 Larian and Leon Depres Preservation Award will be presented to Leon and Rian Walker for the historic rehabilitation of Ralph Rapson's Willard Gidwitz House on south Woodlawn.

For more information, call MRs. Fran Vandevoort, 773/752.8374. Information and registration form on-line.

   February 28 , Monday

Role of Men in Public Housing

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 East WashingtonThe Role of Men in Public Housing, a National Public Housing Museum event at the Chicago Cultural Center, February 28, 2011
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum
Free event, RSVP required by February 17th.

Twenty years later, a journey through the years with Alex Kotlowitz and Pharoah Rivers on the publication of There Are No Children Here, which hronicles two years in the lives of two boys, Lafeyette and Pharoah, struggling to survive in Chicago’s Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime and neglect. The book which became a national bestseller was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the 150 most important books of the century.

Reception follows immediately following the program at the History Coming Home Exhibition, at the Chicago Tourism Center Gallery, 72 East Randolph.

RSVP by February 17th at 312/996.0738 or via email. on-line. Information on-line.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

 

 

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