Repeat, Calendar of Architectural Events for May, 2011

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Exhibitions
  Chicago Then and Now, a Story by Lee Bey, at the City Gallery at the Water Tower, Chicago, through January 9, 2012 Firmness, Commodity and Delight: Architecture in Special Collections   Where is Where: 2011 Design Show of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Clare Lyster Edgar Miller, at the ArchiTech Gallery, May 7 through August 27, 2011 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 Public Works Neighborhoods Go Green!, at 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 Firmness, Commodity, and Delight: Architecture in Special Collections
at the Special Collections Research Center Gallery, University of Chicago, through July 29, 2011.
  2011 Design Show of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago ,
Departments of Architecture, Interior and Design Objects and Fasion, at the Sullivan Galleries, through June 25, 2011.
Clare Lyster:SYSTEMScapes
Drawing Distribution Flow, at showPOD, through July 31, 2011.
Edgar Miller
at the ArchiTech Gallery,May 7th through August 27, 2011.
Anne Tyng: Inhabitating Geometry, at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, April 15 through June 18, 2011 Chicago Model City
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Public Works,
at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, April 29 - July 17, 2011
Neighborhoods Go Green!
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
     
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   June 1, Wednesday

The Complete Architecture of Adler and Sullivan

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. MichiganAuthors Ward Miller and John Vinci lecture on their book, The Complete Architecture of Adler and Sullivan, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 1, 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 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.

Glessner House 125th Anniversary

6:00 p.m., Glessner House Museum, 1800 South Prairie
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$15.00

Glessner House Museum will launch its 18-month celebration to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the construction of Glessner Glessner House, Chicago celebrates 125th anniversary of its groundbreaking, June 1, 2011house with a recreation of the groundbreaking ceremony, the unveiling of two new exhibits, the release of a new lavishly illustrated reprint of John Glessner’s 1923 The Story of a House, and a presentation “1886: A Year to Remember” by museum director William Tyre.   Glessner House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and the last surviving work by the legendary architect H. H. Richardson in Chicago.  Completed in 1887, the museum is recognized nationwide for its groundbreaking architecture as well as its important collection of arts and crafts furniture and decorative objects.

RSVP at 312/326.1480. Information on-line.

   June 2, Thursday

Downtown and Lake Shore Drive

12:15 - Millennium Room, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington
Sponsor: Friends of DowntownAuthors Bernard Judge and Neal Samors lecture on their book, Chicago's Lake Shore Drive, Urban America's Most Beautiful Roadway, for Friends of Downtown, at the Chicago Cultural Center, June 2, 2011
Free event

Presenter: Bernard Judge and Neal Samors, authors of Chicago's Lake Shore Drive, Urban America's Most Beautiful Roadway

Lake Shore Drive is one of the most iconic roadways not only in Chicago, but also the world. Celebrated in film and song, the Drive is also the eastern boundary of downtown Chicago and offers some of the most stunning views of the city. Authors Bernard Judge and Neal Samors, who have detailed the drive's history and evolution in a new photo-packed book, Chicago"s Lake Shore Drive, Urban America's Most Beautiful Roadway, discuss how the Drive has shaped — and been shaped by — downtown over the years.

Information: on-line.

Commission on Chicago Landmarks - Consideration of the Landmarking of Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Hospital.

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. Included on the meeting's agenda is Preliminary Landmark designation for Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Goldberg, which Northwestern Hospital has indicated they seek to demolish as early as September.

The Common Citizenship of Forms by Jeff Carter: Art Exhibition Opening Reception

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 South State
Sponsor: The Mies van der Rohe Society
$5.00, free for children under 12 and IIT students, staff, and faculty

Meet our summer exhibitions visual artists Jeff Carter and members of Chicago Robotic Theater, and join us for tours of the Idea Opening reception for exhibition, The Common Citizenship of Forms by Jeff Carter, at Mies van der Rohe's Crown Hall, IIT, Shop.

Buildings can be made of anything, even IKEA furniture. Chicago-based artist Jeff Carter Jeff Carter uses IKEA furniture to make a scale model of the Michael Reese hospital campus attributed to Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. The exhibition allows visitors to wander a community that gives new meaning to design-centered living. It's a place where the laundry building is made of actual laundry baskets, and where the design of mass-marketed Modernist goods are examined against Gropius' ideology.

Information on-line.

Tour: The Conservation Center

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - The Conservation Center, 730 North Franklin Street, Suite 701
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Resources KC, The Conservation Center
Free for members; $15.00 non-members, limited to 50 participantsHeather Becker leads a tour of The Conservation Center for AIA Chicago, June 2, 2011
2LU

A private educational tour of The Conservation Center's facilities, led by CEO Heather Becker. An exciting opportunity to see a conservation laboratory in action, we will meet conservators in different specialties, view and discuss projects currently progress, and learn about conservation techniques and methods of archival framing. Tour highlights may include the chance to examine a painting using Ultraviolet light and microscopic analysis, and a demonstration of water gilding techniques. Special attention will be paid to preservation issues and pieces at The Center

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

American Classicist: The Architecture of Philip Trammell Shutze

6:00 p.m. - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 50 E. Erie
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ponsor: Chicago Midwest Chapter, Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Free for members, $20.00 for general public. Space limited.

EElizabeth Meredith Dowling will lecture on her book, American Classicist: The Architecture of Phillip Trammell Shutze, at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, June 2, 2011lizabeth Meredith Dowling, Ph.D., will to lecture on her the subject of her book, American Classicist: The Architecture of Philip Trammell Shutze. Schutze was named in 1978 as the America's Greatest Living Classical Architect by Henry Hope Reed. But what sort of classical architect could he have been in the middle decades of a century devoted to modernism? He was a twentieth century man who felt greater kinship with the eighteenth century. His best-known work exhibits little, if any, adjustment to modernism, but some of his lesser-known structures demonstrate the serious creation of his own form of modern classicism. In the end, he could not accept the raw functional spirit of modernism, and he returned to the grandeur of his beloved tradition, and he allowed his career to terminate prematurely by years, rather than accept the demands of his clients for the new styling. Elizabeth Dowling will lead us through the works of Philip Shutze, looking not only at his best known works, but also looking at the financial effect of the 1930s Depression on this architect’s career. Reception will follow.

Registration and information on-line.

LEED™ Extra Credit: Integrative Design – A Whole Systems Approach

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - IIT Stuart School of Business - Room 580, 565 W. Adams
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter
$15.00 members, $30.00 non-members. $10.00 student members
1.5 GBCI CE hours and AIA SD/HSW units

Presentation by Helen Kessler, HJKessler Associates

The integrative (or integrated) design process is often discussed, but seldom used to full potential. As we strive toward the design of more and more efficient and sustainable buildings, this process becomes more important as it is the only way to ensure that synergies among systems are identified and utilized. In this presentation, we will discuss the integrative design process as described in the Integrative Process Standard for Design and Construction of Sustainable Buildings and Communities, an ANSI Standard Guide and how to achieve the potential future LEED credit on Integrated Process. Participants will experience and participate in a sample initial goal setting eco-charrette, which is a key element of the integrative design process.

The program is geared toward architects, engineers, owners, developers and anyone else involved in the design and development of green building projects.

Registration and information on-line.

   June 4 , Saturday

Tour: Roseland Place Senior Building and Grand-Family Project

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - 10426 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design for Aging KC
Free for members; $15.00 non-members, limited to 25 participantsJeff Bone of Landon Bone Baker Architects leads a tour of the Roseland Place for AIA Chicago, June 4, 2011
1.5 LU/HSW

Join Jeff Bone, AIA (Landon Bone Baker Architects) and Neighborhood Housing Services in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood to visit the recently completed 60-unit, affordable, senior Independent living facility which includes a ground floor City of Chicago senior café that is open to the public. A ten-unit grand family facility, currently under construction, will provide housing and supportive services for low-income grandparents raising grandchildren. The project incorporates a large shared garden and green space for the residents and has a strong focus on energy efficiency and green/sustainable design. Both buildings will provide affordable senior housing options for current and longtime Roseland residents. Meet at the main entrance of Independent Senior Building.

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

Natural Building

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 Anna Wolfson, Wolfson Earthen Finishes

Beyond the innate sensuality of natural buildings, their resource and energy efficiency exemplify the “greenest” of building practices. This lecture will introduce some of the prominent trends in Natural Building, and how they can be applied to enhance the performance of the built environment while leaving the smallest of footprints. We will discuss whole building systems, as well as elements that can be advantageously applied to existing 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.

The Complete Architecture of Adler and Sullivan

2:15 p.m. - Loop Room, University CenterAuthors Ward Miller and John Vinci lecture on their book, The Complete Architecture of Adler and Sullivan, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 1, 2011, 525 South State
Sponsor: Printers Row Lit Fest
Free event

Authors John Vinci and Ward Miller in conversation with Bill Savage 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.

Information: on-line.

   June 5 , Sunday

Walter Frazier: Lecture and House Tour

2:00 P.M., Gorton Community Center, 400 East Ilinois, Lake Forest
Sponsor: Lake Forest Lake Bluff Historical Society
$15.00 members, $20.00 non-members

Lecture by Arthur Miller, archivist and Librarian for Special Collections, Lake Forest Arthur Miller lectures on Walter Frazier: Frazier, Raftery, Orr & Fairbank Architects, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, March 31, 2010College; Kim Coventry, Chicago book producer and consultant. Miller and Coventry discuss the work of Walter Frazier, who designed stylish classic residences, clubs, and hotels, many on Chicago’s North Shore. His unique designs are significant for the unity of their fashionable exteriors, garden settings, and handsome interiors. A newly discovered firm photo archive brings the story of this work to colorful life.

Speakers Kim Coventry and Arthur Miller will discuss the career of architect Walter Frazier and his local residential work.  Their award-winning book Walter Frazier and Frazier Raftery Orr & Fairbank Architects:  Houses of Chicago’s North Shore, 1926–1976 was published by the Historical Society last year and copies of this limited edition study will be available for purchase for $75 ($65 for members of the Historical Society).

Few careers spanned as many of the best examples of the twentieth century’s architectural movements as Walter Frazier’s. Indeed, his ability to design across styles and perspectives would become a hallmark of his work and distinguish him from many of his better-known predecessors. His high-profile residential commissions are significant for their fashionable exteriors and handsome and comfortable interiors, as well as the artistic collaborations they encouraged.

A house tour and book signing will follow with driving directions to the Walter Frazier-designed home to be distributed at the lecture.

Information on-line

   June 6 , Monday

Peter Calthorpe: Urbanism in the Age of Climate ChangePeter Calthorpe lectures and signs copies of his new book, Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, for the Center for Neighborhood Technology, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 6, 2011

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. reception following- Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Center for Neighborhood Technology
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by and book signing by Peter Calthorpe. In his groundbreaking new work, Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, Calthorpe shows how sustainable urbanism—community design that considers the traditional tenets of urbanism, with an added emphasis on conservation and regionalism—is essential to addressing climate change. He demonstrates that it will take an integrated approach of land use transformation, policy changes, and conservation to transition to a low carbon economy.

Information and registration on-line.

Bowling for Prentice!

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - 10 Pin/Marina City, 300 North State
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, docomomo, Landmarks Illinois, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Chicago
$35.00

Bowling for Prentice!, benefit to support the effort to save the endangered Prentice Hospital, designed by Marina City architect Bertrand Goldberg, to be held at 10 Pin lanes at Goldberg designed Marina City, June 6, 2011An evening of fun, pizza, prizes, silent auction and more. $35.00 admission includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, gourmet pizza buffet and soft drinks. A cash bar will be available. Proceeds from the event will support the Save Prentice advocacy campaign, which is working to save Marina City architect Bertrand Goldberg's iconic Prentice Hospital, which Northwestern University is seeking to demolish for a vacant lot..

If you are unable to attend and would still like to support the campaign checks can be sent on behalf of the Save Prentice campaign to either Preservation Chicago or Landmarks Illinois.

Tickets and information on-line.

   June 7 , Tuesday

Public Works: Global Designs for Aging Infrastructure

5:30 p.m. reception and gallery viewing, 6:15 - 7:45 p.m., presentations and Q&A - Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 South Michigan
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Chicago Council on Global AffairsPublic Works: Global Designs  for Aging Infrastructure, with Bruce Mau and Armin Linke, at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, June 7, 2011
$10.00, free for President's Circle, Corporate Members and Student Members

Robust and sophisticated infrastructure is a defining characteristic of modern civilizations and global cities. But aging infrastructure presents financial, political, and potentially catastrophic challenges to both designers and policymakers. Join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Museum of Contemporary Photography for a discussion with world-renown designer Bruce Mau, chief creative officer of Bruce Mau Design, and Italian photographer Armin Linke on the urgency of investing in infrastructure and how future designs can creatively use new and existing elements to address social and environmental problems. A reception in the museum’s gallery will allow guests to view the Public Works, exhibition, which features the work of over forty international artists.

Information and registration on-line.

National Public Housing Museum, Annual Board Meeting with Eileen Mackevich

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Garland Room, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum
Free event, registration required by June 1

Eileen R. Mackevich is the newly-appointed executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. She Ellen R. Markevich of the Abrham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum speaks at the Annual Board Meeting of the National Public Housing Museum, previously served as the executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. She is the co-founder and served as president of the Chicago Humanities Festival (1989-2005) and is a broadcast journalist and talk show host on Chicago Public Radio. Mackevich was named one of the "100 Most Powerful Women in Chicago" by the Chicago Sun-Times in 2004. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) and Northeastern Illinois University (Masters of British History), she holds honorary doctorate degrees from Dominican University and Lincoln College. She has been honored by Phi Beta Kappa and the N'DIGO Foundation and is a member of the British Empire. Mackevich also serves as deputy director of the Illinois Humanities Council.

RSVP by June 1st at 312/996.0738 or via email. Information on-line.

Sustainable Landscaping: Concepts, Practice & Implementation

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

Presentation by Tom Lupfer, Lupfer Landscaping

Sustainable landscaping has quickly become an integral part of the green industry. Residential homes, municipalities and commercial properties are all looking for ways to make their landscape more sustainable. But what does ‘sustainable’ mean? Is it simply about installing rain gardens, native plantings, and low maintenance grasses, or does it go beyond these things? Tom Lupfer will provide you answers to these questions and more. Learn about his experiences in this exciting area, as well as how to start incorporating ‘sustainability’ into your landscape. Whether you are a
contractor, property manager, homeowner, local official or building developer, you won’t want to miss this seminar.

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.

YAF @ PechaKucha

6:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Martyrs’, 3855 North Lincoln Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
$10.00

This month we will meet at Martyrs’ to participate in PechaKucha Night, Volume 18. Join us to enjoy inspiring presentations of creative people, while meeting and networking with members of Young Architects Forum. Get tickets in advance as this event always sells out. Check out our Meetup page too.

Information: 312/670.7770 and on-line.

Gunny Harboe, FAIA :: Restoring the Rookery: Root, Wright & the Rest

7:00 p.m. - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak ParkGunny Harboe discusses Restoring the Rookery: Root, Wright and the Rest, at Unity Temple,Oak Park, Illinois, June 7, 2011
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
$15.00, $12.00 students

Using rare and never-before-seen images, award-winning architect Gunny Harboe will talk about his 1992 restoration of Burnham & Root's 1888 masterpiece, Frank Lloyd Wright's 1905 lobby redesign, and the 1931 Art Deco-inspired renovation by Wright disciples William Drummond and Barry Byrne. Gunny Harboe has had a hand in restoring some of Chicago's most iconic structures, including Mies van der Rohe's Crown Hall and Sullivan's Carson Pirie Scott department store. In 2010, he was named a "Chicagoan of the Year" by Chicago Magazine.

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

Pecha Kucha Chicago -Volume 18Pecha Kucha 18 at Martyr's, Chicago, June 7, 2011

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

Where else over the course of an evening might you play in a treehouse, be illuminated by Cabrini Green (literally), enjoy yogurt on a bike, or be entertained by someone eight months pregnant (maybe for half-price)? It's another evening of chit-chat Chicago style dished out by a dozen or so creative and passionate individuals who make Rahmville their home. It features 6 minutes and 40 seconds each of League of Chicago Theates Executive Director Deb Clapp, treehouse designer Daniel Freedberg, Mike Genge, Full Circle founder Patty Huber, Yogurt Pedaler's Annie Lambla, Orange Skin's Obi Nwazota, sUPERIORbelly's Zak Ostrowski, someone from the Mobile Food Collective, Charlie O'Geen/AIA Chicago YAF, Matt Blake, and graphic designer Michael Savona.

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

   June 8 , Wednesday

From Vicenza to Virginia: A Palladian Journey

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. MichiganDr. Irena Murphy lectures on From Vicenza to Virginia: A Palladian Journey, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 8, 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 Dr. Irena Murray, Sir Banister Fletcher Director, and Charles Hind, Associate Director and H.J. Heinz Curator of Drawings; British Architectural Library, Royal Institute of British Architects

Palladio’s drawings in the RIBA form the most important surviving archive of any Italian Renaissance architect. Their presence in England from 1613 was key to the development of Anglo-Palladianism, the style that formed the basis of architectural design in colonial America. This lecture traces the transmission of Palladio’s ideas from Italy to America.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

New Member Reception

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
RSVP by May 25.

Join AIA Chicago and other new members of the chapter, along with the Board of Directors and the Knowledge Community chairs, as we celebrate those who joined in the past year. You will have a chance to meet members of the chapter and to learn more about AIA on chapter, state, and national levels. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

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

Redefining the Prairie School of Architecture: From Frank Lloyd Wright to 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

7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Barrington Area Historical Society, 212 West Main Street, Barrington
Sponsor: Barrington Area Historical Society
$2.00 members, $3.00 non-members/

Marty Hackl presents a lecture held in conjunction with the Society's exhibition on the life and career of John 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.

   June 9 , Thursday

Wind Induced Building Movement: The State of the Art of Measurement, Mitigation and Accommodation

7:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Harris Bank Building, 115 South LaSalle Street, 3rd floor. Please bring a photo ID and allow adequate time to go through building security. Program will start promptly at 8:00 am
Sponsor, Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings, AIA Chicago
Members $125.00, non-members $150.00
4 LU/HSW

The force of the wind causes movement of buildings of all heights, and often in ways that are not easily seen or understood. The effects of that movement cause both temporary and permanent changes in the materials, and in the performance of both the interior and exterior of a building. That movement is most usually most extreme and therefore most easily studied and understood in high rise buildings. This half-day CCHRB seminar will examine the state of the art of understanding of wind-induced building movement on buildings. Although focus will be on tall buildings, much of what will be reviewed is applicable in varying degrees to mid-rise and low-rise buildings as well.

Covered will be the state of the knowledge of four distinct and critical topics of wind-induced building movement: 1) actual measurement versus predicted movement; 2) human response to building movement; 3) methods of mitigation of movement; and 4) methods of accommodation of movement.Presentations will be given by individuals with exceptional knowledge of these issues who will be available to respond to questions from seminar attendees. This seminar does not address issues of building movement caused by factors other than the wind, such as building settlement, thermal action, or materials change (such as creep).

The seminar will include presentations by Dr. Tracy Kijewski-Correa, University of Notre Dame, Peter Irwin, RWDI, Robert Halvorson of Halverson and Partners, Robert Grupe of USG, with a panel discussion moderated by Richard E. Fenci of Gensler Associates.

Information and registration on-line.

Placemaking and the Past: Strategies to Improve Historic Preservation in Suburban Communities

9:30 - 11:45 a.m. - DePaul Loop Campus, 243 South Wabash, Suite 929
Sponsor: DePaul University, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
$20.00, includes continental breakfast. AICP credits Pending. Space limited

A special technical workshop on historic preservation. An expert panel will provide participants with information about strategies to leverage the potential of historical structures and community areas.

Doug Kaare, a historic preservation planner at Oak Park, will offer insights on Oak Park's ambitious efforts to document the presence of historic buildings in their community. Karla Kaulfuss, historic preservation planner from Geneva, Illinois, will discuss plan implementation strategies and the innovative ways her office is working with community members and business leaders to foster historic preservation.
Also on the panel will be Lisa DiChiera from Landmarks Illinois.

RSVP by Friday, June 3rd via email. ; Information on-line.

WPA Mural Tour at Lane Tech High SchoolPreservation Chicago and Portuluz offer a WPA Mural Tour at Lane Tech High School, Chicago, June 9, 2011

5:00 p.m. - Lane Tech High School, 2501 West Addison (use Entrance M, off of the parking lot)
Sponsor: Preservation Chicago, portuluz
$10.00 donation at door, space limited.

A rare tour of the Depression-era murals at Lane Tech High School. The artwork is widely recognized as emblematic of public murals and paintings producing beginning in the 1930's, many with the support of the federal government as part of a sweeping programm designed to put unemployed artists back to work.

RSVP via email. ; Information and registration on-line.

Making Energy Efficiency Pay in Multi-Unit Buildings

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

Presentation by Jason Ransby-Sporn, Center for Neioghborhood Technology; and James Lackland, Community Investment Corporation

Listen to a panel of experts discuss best practices for energy efficiency in the multifamily housing market. Case studies will be presented by CNT Energy (a division of the Center for Neighborhood Technology), the Community Investment Corporation (CIC), and a local building owner. The discussion will include details on the Energy Savers Program, a one-stop energy efficiency shop for multifamily building owners that has collectively saved $3 million and updated over 4,500 apartments for efficiency; financing options available through CIC for landlords considering remodeling and gut rehabs; and practical advice from a local building owner on getting started with energy efficiency projects.

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.

ARE at AIA: Building Systems 2

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

Space is available for this class.

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

   June 10 , Friday

Small Project Awards Reception

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Architectural Artifacts, 4325 North Ravenswood Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Small Practioners Group, Architectural Artifacts, others
Free event

The AIA Chicago Small Practitioners Group presents the first annual Small Firm/Small Project Awards Reception and Exhibition.
Free to architects, clients, and friends. All project entries will be on display. Architectural Artifacts will be offering a 25% discount on the purchase of one item. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

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

   June 11, Saturday

What's Out There Weekend of Chicago's Historic Designed Landscapes

Various locations, Saturday and Sunday
Sponsor: The Cultural Landscape Foundations, Chicago Park District
Free event

An opportunity to discover and explore twenty-five free, publicly accessible sites in the Windy City. Many are places people pass
daily, but do we know their background stories? Expert guides will provide free tours of Chicago parks and open spaces designed by The Cultural Landscape Foundation presents What's Out There Weekend of Chicago's Historic Designed Landscapes, June 11 and 12, 2011some of America’s greatest landscape architects including Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., Jens Jensen, Alfred Caldwell, Dan Kiley, H. W. S. Cleveland, O.C. Simonds, Rose Standish Nichols, and others. TCLF’s goal is to make these sites and their stories visible, just like Chicago’s great buildings. Specially designed family’s programming will be held at several locations, including: the Osaka Garden (Jackson Park); Sherman Park; Exelon (Chase) Plaza; and Columbus Park. Tours will be scheduled to allow visitors to attend as many sites as possible and free trolley service will be available between most of the urban parks. A companion What’s Out There Weekend web site features downloadable information about all the locations and a schedule of tours. The weekend is an extension of the What’s Out There database of America’s designed landscapes. The free, online, searchable, Wiki-format, and vetted database hosts illustrated
entries about more than 1,000 parks, gardens and open spaces throughout the US.

List of tours, times and locations and other information: on-line.

Working with an Architect and Ask an Architect

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Oak Park Public Library - 834 Lake Street., Oak Park
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Working with an Architect Committee
Free event

Interested in renovating or remodeling your home, but don’t know where to begin? Hear from residential architecture specialists about choosing an architect, navigating zoning and permit regulations, and avoiding costly surprises.

Ask an Architect - Following the presentation, this is your opportunity to sit down face-to-face with a registered architect for a free fifteen minute consultation. Bring plans, drawings, ideas, or any other pertinent information about your home project so the architects can assist you in the best possible way.

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

Green Walls

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 Scott Mehaffey, Sage Botanic Media

Green walls are of tremendous interest to architects and building owners as a means of providing summer shade and reducing cooling costs. Green walls include many types of vertical gardens, with a wide range of costs and complexity. Scott will cover the basics of green walls, and describe various vertical garden systems, including relative costs and maintenance requirements.

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.

Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Banquet

6:30 - 11:30 p.m., Newberry Library, 60 West Walton
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$150.00, registration required

SEAOI's Annual Banquet at which this year's Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards will be presented. In addition to Structural Engineers of Illinois present their 2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards at their annual banquet at the Newberry Library, Chicago, June 11, 2011announcing the winners of the 2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards, the 2011-2012 SEAOI officers will be installed. Awards Finalists:

Large Projects:
· Veer Towers at City Center in Las Vegas, Nevada by Halcrow Yolles
· Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Illinois by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
· Mansueto Library, University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois by Halvorson and Partners, P. C., Werner Sobek

Medium Projects:
· Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
· Great American Tower at Queen City Square Roof-Top Tiara in Cincinnati, OH by Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
· Fishers Island Residence in Fishers Island, New York by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP

Small Projects:
Structural Engineers of Illinois present their 2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards at their annual banquet at the Newberry Library, Chicago, June 11, 2011· Lincoln Park Zoo People’s Gas Educational Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois by Magnusson Klemencic Associates
· Bronx County Hall of Justice Garage and Plaza in Bronx, New York by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Bridges:
· Center Street Bridge in Des Moines, Iowa by Arup
· Christopher S. Bond Bridge in Kansas City, Missouri by Parsons

Reservations are required and may be made by calling Donna Childs at the SEAOI office at (312) 726-4165 x200 by Friday, Jne 3rd, 2011. Information on-line

Lampo Performance Series: Marcus Schmickler

8:00 p.m. - The Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundaiton
Free event. RSVP/

In 2002, Marcus Schmickler presented <22-gliders>rule, a simulation of cellular automata trcomposer Marcus Schmickler performs his work, particle/matter-wave/energy, at the Graham Foundatio, Chicago, June 11, 2011ansforming a string quartet at his Lampo debut. Since then, researchers at Germany’s Argelander Institute for Astronomy, have called Newton’s law of gravity into question.

For his June 11 performance at the Graham, Schmickler takes up these questions in his continuing astronomic investigation, with particle/matter-wave/energy, a new computer generated composition that asks the question: What does it sound like when galaxy clusters of 30 objects reciprocally influence each other by means of gravitation? Using a sonification of astrophysical data, Schmickler will collide first two, then three simulated galaxies.

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

   June 12 , Sunday

What's Out There Weekend of Chicago's Historic Designed Landscapes

Various locations, Saturday and Sunday
Sponsor: The Cultural Landscape Foundations, Chicago Park District
Free event

See Saturday, June 11th listing for details.

List of tours, times and locations and other information: on-line.

A Walk Through Time: A tour of the private homes of Prairie Avenue

1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Glessner House Museum, 1800 South Prairie
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$50.00 person, $45.00 for museum members.

Join us for our popular annual house tour, the annual benefit for the museum, when you have the opportunity to visit the interiors of Glessner House Museum offers the 2011 edition of A Walk Through Time: A tour of the private homes of Prairie Avenue, Chicago, June 12, 2011the surviving mansions in and around Prairie Avenue. This year's tour will include seven private homes, in addition to the Glessner and Clarke house museums, and historic Second Presbyterian Church. Attendees will be treated to a breath-taking array of beautifully carved wood mouldings, leaded glass windows, and fireplaces in elaborate tile, mosaic, and marble. Following the tour, participants are invited to return to the coach house at the museum for a reception and silent auction, featuring theatre tickets, Chicago memorabilia, collectibles, and other items of interest.

RSVP at 312/326.1480. Information on-line.

   June 13 , Monday

Where is Where: The AIADO and Fashion Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2011 - opening reception

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., SAIC Sullivan Galleries, 33 South State, 7th floor
Sponsor: Departments of Architecture, Interior, and Designed Objects (AIADO) and Fashion, Schoo of the Art Institute of Chicago
Free event

Where is Where, showcasing design from the Departments of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) and Fashion, brings together work by more than fifty SAIC graduate students. Through their individual approaches, they present new design solutions, situating their works within the inter-spaces of cultural and built systems. The works explore the unseen aspects of our society—many of which have been forgotten or overlooked—by reinhabiting space, challenging perceptions of interiority, and redefining values. Presented during the 2011 NeoCon, North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, the exhibition is free and open to the public.

Curated by AIADO faculty Felicia Ferrone and Jess Giffin

Information on-line.

   June 14, 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: Beijing CBD East Expansion

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000Philip Enquist talks about Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's plan for Beijing's expanded Central Business District for AIA Chicago, June 14, 2011
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional & Urban Design KC
free for members, $15.00 non-members, limited to 35 participants

Hear SOM's plan for Beijing’s expanded Central Business District from Philip Enquist, FAIA, partner in charge of urban design and planning, a project that earned a national AIA Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design in January. SOM’s plan proposes a framework for China’s capital city to grow as a global center for commerce, yet be a green and ecological setting for healthy life. This plan defines new strategies for building municipal infrastructure and high performance buildings. Implementation of the plan could reduce energy consumption within the district by 50%, reduce water consumption by 48%, reduce landfill waste by 80%, and result in a 50% reduction in carbon emissions.

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

Chicago Debates - Re-Use It or Lose It: Prentice and Chicago's Modernist Architecture

6:00 p.m. - Dick's Last Resort, 315 N. Dearborn
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, but registration required

Over the recent years Chicagoans in both the public and private sectors have been engaged with passionate dialogue regarding the worth – and fate – of buildings designed by master modernist architects. Walter Gropius’ Michael Reese Hospital being torn down for Chicago Debates" Re-Use It or Lost It: Prentice and Chicago's Modernist Architecture, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 14, 2011the Olympic Village. Mies van der Rohe’s Test Cell being torn down for a Metra Station. Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hospital torn down for a new research facility?

Some say these buildings are worth saving and showcase our cultural heritage for generations to come. Reuse it!

Others say these buildings are ugly, outdated, and insignificant. Lose it!

In a city defined by its architecture, it is said that even taxi drivers know the difference between a Bertrand Goldberg and a Mies van der Rohe. Many people however find it difficult to warm up to the aesthetics of a modernist buildings, with their materials of concrete, Chicago Debates" Re-Use It or Lost It: Prentice and Chicago's Modernist Architecture, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 14, 2011glass and steel, their form, and their seeming lack of applied ornamentation. Did we ever care about these buildings before preservationists brought them to our attention? In the name of progress, what does a property owner do when a building outlives its original purpose?

Are these the “Louis Sullivan’s” of our generation? Will we regret tearing these down? Or will we be stuck with buildings that can no longer serve a function? This is a timeless topic and one that will be asked for generations to come.

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

Jonathan Olivares: A Taxonomy of Office Chairs

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

The office chair – a piece of furniture that has attained cult-like status among officer workers and the design community alike. It evolves over time, consistently exhibiting technological enhancements meant to increase the comfort of the user and meet the Designer Jonathan Oliverares will talk about and sign copies of his book, A Toxonomy of Office Chairs, at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, June 14, 2011requirements of the modern worker. As technology increases at a rapid pace, so too does the demand for better, more high-tech chairs. With each new development – for example, flexible back support that melds to the user’s body or mesh webbing meant to keep the body cool – the office chair takes on the role of an iconic object and an important status item reflecting the character of modern companies.

Filling a major gap in design history, A Taxonomy of Office Chairs, by industrial designer Jonathan Olivares, features more than 130 of the most innovative office chairs from the mid-1800’s to the present day, including chairs by revered designers like Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, Charles and Ray Eames, and Richard Sapper.

Olivares will discuss his new book. A book signing and reception will follow the talk

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

Lighting the Way Towards Savings: Energy-Efficient Lighting Solutions

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

Presentation by Kelly Aaron, Jess Sherwood, and Anna Baker, EverLights

Getting the right lighting is an important step toward keeping occupants healthy, happy and productive – and can shave money off your utility bills too. Join the staff from EverLights as they explain how to effectively enhance lighting, minimize the environmental footprint, and improve the bottom line. Key topics include lighting efficiency solutions, incandescent and T12 phase out, LED lamps, and recycling end of life lighting products. Get real world advice from the experts.

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.

Camilo Jose Vergara

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Dirve
Sponsor: Field MuseumCamilo Jose Vergara in conversation with Robert Rotenberg at the Field Museum, Chicago, June 14, 2011
Free event, registration required.

Documentary photographer and sociologist Camilo Jose Vergara who will give a keynote address to open the Collecting Contemporary Urban Materials for the Museum Visitor of the 22nd Century symposium. Mr. Vergara is an established photographer of the urban landscape and is the author of several publications including Subway Memories, Twin Towers Remembered, and The New American Ghetto. Over the past 30 years, he has held exhibitions throughout the United States. His photographs are in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the New York Public Library, and the Chicago History Museum. The keynote event will be conducted in an interview format, with DePaul University’s Robert Rotenberg, Vincent DePaul Professor of Anthropology and Chair, acting as the moderator. Dr. Rotenberg has taught at DePaul since 1979 and is interested in pursuing the question: What difference does it make in the way people think about their world and live their lives that they are located in a very large city instead of somewhere else?

Registration, via email or at 312/665.7485. Information and registration: on-line.

   June 15, Wednesday

The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationPhillip Castillo of Murphy/Jahn Architects lectures on the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 15, 2011
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Philip Castillo, FAIA, Partner and Executive Vice President, Murphy/Jahn Architects

Design is always a marriage between vision and realities. Essentially a storage facility for books, the impact of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library on the campus and its users has to go far beyond this pragmatic purpose. The vision is to make the building an integral part of the existing library and the campus, giving it and its spaces a unique and iconic character.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Archeworks Design Riot: Rise Up for Good Design

5:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 West Randolph
Sponsor: Archeworks
$55.00 basic, $150 includes brewery tour, 10 raffle tickets and gift bag.

Archeworks Design Riot annual benefit at the Haymarket Pub and Brewery, Chicago, The alternative design school's annual fundraiser celebrates Archeworks' role as an instigator of good design for all. An evening of fascinating people, delicious food, and award-winning microbrews at Haymarket, a new community-minded brewpub at the site of the historic Haymarket riot. Brewery tours will be available, and there will be a raffle with prizes from Intelligentsia, Uncommon Ground, I-GO car sharing, Pastoral, and many more local businesses.

Tickets and nformation on-line.

One Contract, One Integrated Team: Introducing the Design Build Delivery Method

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC, Design Build Institute of America/Chicago Chapter
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU


Design-build transforms the relationship between designers and builders into an alliance which fosters collaboration and teamwork. This event will consist of an introduction to the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and overview of the design-build project delivery method, followed by a case study discussion involving the Guglielmino Family Athletics Center at the University of Notre Dame. The evening will conclude with an open discussion seeking dialog between attendees and presenters regarding their experiences with or thoughts about design-build as compared to other delivery methods. Please join in our discussion and help shape the future of design-build. Participants: Robert Nartonis (Mortenson Construction), DBIA National Vice Chairman; Patrick Miller, (Baker & Daniels LLP), DBIA Great Lakes Region President; Craig Tiller, University of Notre Dame; Peter Noone, AIA (Solomon Cordwell Buenz); and Ed Pitula (McShane Construction Company).

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

Working with an Architect: How to Improve Your House

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Room M150B, architectural studios, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Avenue, River Grove
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Working with an Architect Committee, Triton College
Free event

Taking on a home remodeling project can be a daunting task. Beginning with planning, selecting an architect, dealing with contractors
to approving the finished project. This course will take you through the steps to ensure that your project comes out right and on budget. Discover how to select an architect, review the seven steps of design and construction and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls.

Register in person or by phone: 708/456.0300. x3130. Ask for course COT C03 001

   June 16 , Thursday

A Closer Look at Metal Wall Systems

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

Fred Fischer (Centria) will focus on Metal Wall Systems - Air, Water, and Thermal Barriers. Pressure equalized rainscreens will be defined and discussed. Advantages of using architectural foam insulated panels with integrated accessories such as windows, louvers, and sunshades will be identified. Lastly, the new ASHRE 90.1 codes and NFPA 285 will also be reviewed: how do these standards effect the design of exterior metal walls? Bring your lunch or purchase a cafeteria ticket in the first-floor shop and proceed to our meeting floor.

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

McCormick Place REDUX Winners

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

Tim Brown, president of the Chicago Architectural Club, will discuss the results of the McCormick Place REDUX ideas competition.Tim Brown discusses results of Chicago Architectural Club's McCormick Place REDUX competition for Landmarks Illinois at the Chicago Cultural Center, June 16, 2011

Landmarks Illinois recently partnered with the Chicago Architectural Club and AIA Chicago to sponsor an “ideas” competition, McCormick Place REDUX, for the future reuse of McCormick Place East, built in 1971 and designed by C.F. Murphy and Assoc. Since 2009, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority has discussed the need to extensively renovate or vacate the lakefront building. Some open space advocates have endorsed demolition as a means to return the site to parkland. Others see the building as an important example of mid-20th century design.

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: Gensler

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Gensler, 11 East Madison Street, 3rd floor
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members.
1LU/HSAW

Michael Concannon and the design team from Gensler will give an overview of their innovative design work utilizing BIM / parametric design tools. This will include an in-depth look at several current projects designed by the firm applying BIM / parametric design tools on an international scale. This will be an interesting look into how these technologies have changed the way we as architects work, allowing architects to leverage these integrated design tools to better manage, collaborate, and ultimately engage in the project design feedback loop. Limited to 30 participants.

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

June Tune Up at Crate&Barrel

6:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Crate&Barrel, 850 West North Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago American Society of Landscape Architects/Illinois Chapter, Crate&Barrel, City Provisions
Free event for AIA and ASLA members, reservations required by June 10th. $10 donation ot ASLA Advocacy fund suggested.

Join architects, landscape architects, landscape contractors, and landscape designers for an evening of fun and networking at the 2011 June Tune Up. The event will begin with summer beverages and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of City Provisions. Presentations will begin at 7:15 pm. City Provisions will explain its approach to connecting people with their food, followed by a presentation of Crate&Barrel’s outdoor commercial furniture line, including a discussion of a new outdoor fabric and highlights of some of the company's eco-initiatives. A representative from CB2 will present a limited selection of CB2 outdoor furniture. Attendees will have an opportunity to browse the new Marimekko shop, and AIA and ASLA members are eligible to enroll in Crate&Barrel's Designer Rewards Program.

Information and registration on-line.

Resources and Strategies: Greening Your Congregation

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Burrill Hall, lower level, St. James Commons, 65 E. Huron
Sponsor: Partners for Sacred Places Chicago Office, Renaissance Roofing
Free event, registration.

Presented by Faith In Place's executive director, Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield. The seminar is free and open to all congreations and faith traditions.

Register at 866.796/0297, ext 97, or via email. Please mention your name, affiliation, phone number and email address. Information: on-line.

   June 17 , Friday

Lighthouses of Chicago Harbor: Their History, Architecture and Lore

12:15 p.m.. - Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph
Sponsor: American Lighthouse Coordinating Committee
Free event

A lecture by by Donald J. Terras, President, American Lighthouse Coordinating Committee.Lighthouses of Chicago Harbor: Their History, Architecture and Lore, lecture by Donald J. Terras, at the Chicago Cultural Center, June 17, 2011

The picturesque Chicago Harbor Lighthouse has long held a fascination for residents and visitors. Seemingly afloat some 2,000 feet off historic Navy Pier, this aid to maritime navigation marks the entrance to a port that connects the Great Lakes with shipping interests on both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Since 1832, Chicago's harbor has seen a succession of lighthouses, each of them unique, that have helped ships laden with cargo and passengers safely access one of the great historical port cities of the United States. In fact, the history of Chicago is inseparable from its maritime past and the lighthouses that marked the entrance to the city's harbor.

Information: on-line

   June 18, Saturday

The Art of Architecture: 21st Century African|Black DiasporaCarolyn Armenta Davis lectures on The Art of Architecture: 21st Century African/Black Diaspora, at the Evanston Public Library, June 18, 2011

4:00 p.m. - Community Meeting Room, Evanston Main Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue
Sponsor: Evanston Public Library
Free event

International historian, lecturer, curator and writer Carolyn Armenta Davis gives an illustrated presentation on architecture from the studios of over 20 Black architects, in the USA, Europe, and Africa, exploring the different cultural, social, economic, political, and sustainable issues across the Diaspora that impact their architecture.

Information: on-line.

   June 21, Tuesday

Capturing the Voice of the Student: Methods, Voices, Results

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. - Herman Miller National Design Center, Merchandise Mart, Suite 321
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Education KC, Herman Miller
Free for members, $15.00 non-members. Limited to 22 participants (preference to AIA Chicago members). Box lunches will be provided so reservations are essential.
1LU/HSAW

Jeff Vredevoogd, director of education solutions for Herman Miller Inc., will share the results of an annual student video contest, a tool for understanding the growing voice of the student as customer on the campus of today and beyond. Learn how students respond to questions about space on campus through specific student responses. Understand how to tap into current and past student video responses. Become equipped with a repeatable process for gathering the student voice. As leader of Herman Miller’s efforts regarding learning trends and higher education environments, Jeff works to expand the understanding of evolving learning trends and the impacts on higher education environments.

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

Implementing Sustainable Cities in a Harsh Environment: Some Lessons Learned from Masdar

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

Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates is envisioned as the world's first carbon-neutral, zero waste, car-free city. However, the Margaret Cederoth of Parsons Brinkerhoff and Christopher Drew of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture will discuss Implementing Sustainable Cities in a Harsh Environment: Some Lessons Learned from Masdar, at APA Chicago, June 21, 2011harsh, desert environment and the prevailing planning and construction practices in Abu Dhabi pose special challenges for an inherently ambitious goal. Margaret Cederoth, AICP, from Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Christopher Drew, from AS+GG Architecture, will discuss the specific elements of sustainable cities incorporated into the plans for Masdar and the practical methods for implementing these ambitions in the first few buildings of the city. The presentation will highlight relevant master plan elements that are the foundation for sustainability and focus on the physical expression of those elements along with basic contractual and education activities necessary to realize the vision.

RSVP on-line. Information: on-line

Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250Sara Beardsley discusses Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill's Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan for Chicago at AIa Chicago, June 21, 2011
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment KC/COTE
Free for members, $15.00 non-members.

Sara Beardsley, AIA (Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture) will review the recent research project Chicago Central Area De-Carbonization Plan which was done in partnership with the City of Chicago. This project, which won a national AIA Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design in January and a Research and Development award from Architect magazine in 2010, explores the road to achieving the goals of the Chicago Climate Action Plan, including proposals for ways to mitigate carbon emissions, specifically in the Chicago Loop.

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

RAW V

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Rodan, 1530 North Milwaukee Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Reimagined Architecture Worlds V (RAW V) will reveal experimental proposals which question and challenge traditional practice, as we know it. During this event, presenters will share their ideas, projects and practices with the public. Join us for a drink and participate in the exciting discussion. Be there and get inspired

RSVP at the YAF meetup page.

   June 22, Wednesday

From Schoolhouses to Grand Palaces: The Development of the Modern High School in Chicago

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. MichiganDale Allen Gyure lectures on his book, From Schoolhouses to Grand Palaces: The Development of the Modern High School in Chicago, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 22, 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 Dale Allen Gyure, Associate Professor of Architecture, Lawrence Tech University, author of The Chicago Schoolhouse.

The differences between Chicago’s nineteenth century public high schools and their early twentieth century successors were enormous in terms of appearance, size, and layout. This lecture will explain the educational reforms and architectural innovations that transformed the city’s high school buildings from nondescript schoolhouses into monumental, modern palaces of education.

A book signing will follow.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Alternative Career Paths in Architecture

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - USG Headquarters, 550 West Adams
Illinois Chapter, National Organization of Minority Architects
Free event, register by June 20

TA Panel moderated by Lee Waldrep. Panelists will include Jimmy Akintonde, President and Founder, Ujamaa Construction, Rick Master, Senior Manager, Building Science, USG; Luis Monterrubio, Planner. Bureau of Planning and Zoning, City of Chicago - Housing and Economic Development (HED); and Amanda Williams, artist/professor, Adjunct Associate Professor, IIT

RSVP by June 20 online. More information on-line.

Working with an Architect: How to Improve Your House

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Room M150B, architectural studios, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Avenue, River Grove
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Working with an Architect Committee, Triton College
Free event

Taking on a home remodeling project can be a daunting task. Beginning with planning, selecting an architect, dealing with contractors
to approving the finished project. This course will take you through the steps to ensure that your project comes out right and on budget. Discover how to select an architect, review the seven steps of design and construction and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls.

Register in person or by phone: 708/456.0300. x3130. Ask for course COT C03 001

   June 23, Thursday

The Growth of Carsharing: A Review of the Public Benefits and Tax Burden of an Expanding Transportation Sector.

Noon - 1:00 p.m. - School of Public Service, Suite 1400, DePaul University, Ste. 1600
Sponsor: Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
Free event, registration required.

Joe Schwieterman and Alice Bieszczat will present findings of a new Chaddick Institute study on the growth of carsharing in the United States. We will review this rapidly changing sector and examine the detrimental effects that high taxation is having on further expansion. Please bring your own brown bag lunch. Soft drinks will be provided.

RSVP via email. Information and registration on-line.

Green Building in the Midwest and Northern Germany

1:25 - 2:35 p.m. - CHBF Congerence, Mesirow Financial Tower, 353 North Clark
Sponsor: German American Chambers of Commerce, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce
Free event, registration required.

Hamburg's innovation and visionary plans in the Green Building sector were instrumental in achieving European Green Capital status, and we will hear from both industry and urban development perspectives how Hamburg is setting European standards in sustainable construction and planning. This includes their HafenCity development and the International Building Exhibit (IBA) that Hamburg is hosting through 2013. Furthermore, we have top US Green building experts confirmed to showcase the American Green Building movement and to share expertise, discuss experiences and cooperation opportunities with their Hamburg counterparts.

Panelists: Uli Hellweg, Managing Director, International Building Exhibition (IBA) Hamburg 2013 GmbH, Frank Glücklich,CEO, Hamburg Chamber of Crafts, Lois Vitt Sale,AIA, LEED Faculty, Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wight & Company, Aaron Durnbaugh,Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environment for the City of Chicago (tbc). The panel will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Schmidt-Trenz, CEO, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce

Information and registration on-line.

ARE at AIA: Structures 2

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

Space is available for this class.

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

Ecology of Design Part I: Concept

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 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 ddesired class and contact information with “Green Tech U” as the subject line.

   June 24, Friday

Effective Presenter Training

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Working with an Architect
Free event

Make a greater impact with your one-on-one and group presentations by participating in this intense one day program. Given as a training session for the Working With An Architect (WWAA) program, you will be trained in effective presentation concepts and provided team-based feedback for mock presentations. The training will occur within the context of the WWAA program but all are invited – including those not considering becoming WWAA presenters. Coffee, Pastries, and Lunch provided.

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

   June 25, Saturday

The Poetry Foundation's New Home: A talk by architect John Ronan

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - The Poetry Foundation, 61 West SuperiorArchitect John Ronan discusses his new building for the Poetry Foundation, part of open-house programming at the Poetry Foundation, Chicago, June 25, 2011
The Poetry Foundation
Free event, waitlisted.

A lArchitect John Ronan talks about his design for the building that will be the Poetry Foundation's new home. The Poetry Foundation's board of trustees unanimously selected John Ronan Architects from among eighteen firms who applied to design the project. Ronan, known for his Chicago institutional projects Gary Comer Youth Center and Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School, conceived the design of the new LEED Silver Level Poetry Foundation building to "engage the public’s curiosity and unfold in stages." A Q & A will follow Ronan's talk. Part of a series of open house programs June 25th and 26th.

Event waitlisted. Information and reservations: on-line.

   June 29, Wednesday

The Rebirth of Prentice

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. MichiganJames Peters of Landmarks Illinois lectures on The Rebirth of Prentice and his organization's reuse plan for Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Hospital, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 29, 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 James Peters, President, Landmarks Illinois

James Peters will present his organization’s reuse study for the Bertrand Goldberg-designed Prentice Hospital that has been largely vacant since Northwestern Memorial Hospital relocated to a new structure in 2007. This concrete clover-leafed structure, which was built in 1975, has been on Landmarks Illinois’ “Ten Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois” list for three consecutive years.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

SANAA: Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Rubloff Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago - use Columbus drive entrance
Sponsor: Architcture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$10.00 members, $15.00 general public, $5.00 students, SAIC faculty and students

Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa founded their Tokyo-based architecture firm SANAA in 1995. The firm is known for an innovative collaborative design process resulting in such groundbreaking buildings as the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion in SANAA's Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizaw lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, June 29, 2011Toldeo, Ohio; the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; the Serpentine Pavilion in London; and the Christian Dior Building in Tokyo. In 2010, SANAA was awarded the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize for work that the jury described as “simultaneously delicate and powerful, precise and fluid, ingenious but not overly or overtly clever.”

Kazuyo Sejima received a degree in architecture from the Japan Women’s University, and has taught at the Polytechnique de Lausanne, Tama Art University, and Princeton University. In 1990 Ryue Nishizawa received a master’s degree in architecture from Yokohama National University, where he holds a professorship. In 2004 as SANAA, their design of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art In Kanazawa was awarded the Golden Lion at the Ninth International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

Information and registration on-line.

   June 30, Wednesday

ARE at AIA: Structures 3

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

Space is available for this class.

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

Ecology of Design Part II: Method and Application

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 Michael Iversen, University of Illinois at Chicago

The second of a two-part series, presents a methodology, Urbanized Ecosystems™ (UrbEcoSys™), which models specific urbanized areas as complex, dynamical ecosystems, based on scoping, inventorying, and assessing critical variables and relationships as represented by the flux and cyclic processes of energy, materials, costs, and information. Such an approach is scalable and transferable to neighborhoods, communities and regional applications. A proof-of-concept application will be featured as a case study. This class is strongly recommended for people pursuing a Green Tech U certificate.

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.

 

 

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