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Exhibitions
            Edgar Miller, at the ArchiTech Gallery, May 7 through August 27, 2011 Chicago Then and Now: A Story by Lee Bey, at the City Gallery in the Historic Chicago Water Tower, through   Anne Tyng: Inhabitating Geometry, at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, 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 Changing Room, an installation by Easton + Combs, at the Extension Gallery at Archeworks, Chicago, through June 3, 2011    
            Edgar Miller
at the ArchiTech Gallery,May 7th through August 27, 2011.
Chicago Then and Now: A Story by Lee Bey
at the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower, ,January 28th, 2011 through January 9, 2012
  Anne Tyng: Inhabitating Geometry, at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, 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
Changing Room
an installation by Easton + Combs, at the Extension Gallery, Archeworks, through June 3rd, 2011

 

 

 
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   May 2, Monday

AIA National Convention Delegates Meeting

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

Planning to attend the AIA National Convention in New Orleans, May 12th-14th? Here's a meaningful way to represent your Chicago colleagues. At the convention, delegates attend the Candidate Speeches and Regional Caucuses on Thursday, May 12, before casting votes for national officers. On Saturday, May 14, delegates are required to attend the Annual Business Meeting at which voting for bylaws amendments and resolutions takes place.

Prior to the convention, delegates are asked to attend an informational meeting at AIA Chicago, either on May 2 or May 4, to become familiar with the process of voting for national officers and to learn about proposed bylaws amendments and resolutions. Contact Zurich Esposito, Executive Director, to volunteer to represent your Chicago peers in New Orleans as a 2011 AIA Convention delegate.

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

Dynamic Symmetries in the work of Anne Tyng

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

In conjunction with the Graham’s current exhibition, Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry, Alicia Imperiale will discuss Tyng’s seminal Alicia Imperiale lectures on Dynamic Symmettries in the work of Anne Tyng, at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, May 2, 2011essay Geometric Extensions of Consciousness, published in the Italian architectural journal Zodiac 19 in 1969. In the article, Tyng proposes geometries that would open up architectural form by following natural laws of growth in plants and organisms. She writes, "I have found a geometric progression from simplicity to complexity of symmetric forms linked by asymmetric process,"1 and goes on to demonstrate the power of geometry as the invisible driving force in natural forms intrinsic to her research, astonishing drawings, and architectural projects.

Zodiac was published in Milan from 1959-1973. In a number of issues, editor Maria Bottero assembled an extraordinary group of international architects around the themes of geometric studies and the influence of natural systems on architectural design. Imperiale will discuss Tyng’s work in relation to her contemporaries, such as Buckminster Fuller, Zvi Hecker and Alfred Neumann, Keith Critchlow, Robert LeRicolais, Moshe Safdie, Rinaldo Semino, Michael Burt, Renzo Piano, and others, also published in Zodiac.

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

   May 3, Tuesday

Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Competition Finalists' Presentations

5:15 p.m., cash bar, 6:00 p.m., dinner, 7:00 p.m., program, Cliff Dwellers, 200 South Michigan 22nd floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$45.00 members, $65.00 non-members, advance registration required.
7.5 hours continuing education credit.

Each of the ten finalists will give a presentation before peers and the following distinguished judges: Eddie Baeb, Media, Roger Reckers, Engineering, Kristina Davis, Government, David Taeyaerts, Academia, Joseph Gonzalez, Architecture, and Ann Thompson, Construction

Reservations are required and may be made by calling Donna Childs at the SEAOI office at (312) 726-4165 x200. Information on-line.
Archeworks Year End ReviewArcheworks Year End Review, Chicago, May 3, 2011

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Archeworks, 625 North Kingsbury
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event, space limited, RSVP

An engaging evening as Archeworks' multidisciplinary design teams present two community-based design projects at their year-end review. These initiatives - Innovation in Urban Agriculture and Barrier-Free Community Garden Design - propose new paths for environmentally sustainable, healthy urban communities through design.

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival, Panel: @Wright

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Wright, 1440 West HubbardSarah Morris film Points on a line to be screened at cocktail reception for Architecture & Design Film Festival at Wright, Chicago, May 3, 2011
Objects of Desire, a panel discussion with Obi Nwazota, Tim Parsonan, Richard Wright and zurich Esposito, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Sponsor: Architecture & Design Film Festival
Free event, RSVP

The Architecture & Design Film Festival begins with a cocktail reception hosted by Wright and will feature a looped screening of Points on a Line a film by Sarah Morris. On display for the first time in Chicago is a 1964 work , The Wall, by Tony Smith and the light Sculpture Fractal Cloud by Arik Levy

RSVP on-line. Information: on-line.

Building Green on a Budget

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 LaFleur, Alliance for Environmental Sustainability.

In this education session, practical strategies for building an affordable green home that meets LEED for Homes certification standards will be explained, and then applied to case studies relevant to the local market. Common myths regarding level of documentation, cost, and credit requirements will be dispelled, showing how a LEED-certified home can be built affordably. Case studies, including strategies and cost data of LEED for Homes projects in Illinois, will be presented. Brought to you by the USGBC-Illinois Chapter’s Residential Committee as part of a REGREEN residential remodeling series.

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. Information on-line.

Working with an Architect and Ask an Architect

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest
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.

   May 4 , Wednesday

Everyone Old is New Again: Converting Existing Buildings for Alternative Use

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - East Bank Club, Chicago
Sponsor: CREW ChicagoEverything Old is New Again: Converting Existing Buildings for Alternative Use, CREW Chicago panel discussion with Gunny Harboe, Shari Albert, Kirsten Ekdahl Hull and Gigi McCabe-Miele, at the East Bank Club, Chicago, May 4, 2011
$50.00 members, $75.00 non-members

An interdisciplinary discussion of the common issues that arise when new uses meet existing buildings. Members of our panel have been involved with high-profile Chicago redevelopment projects that have received National Historic Landmark status, including the Sullivan Center (formerly the Carson Pirie Scott building), Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, Mies Van der Rohe’s Crown Hall and Holabird and Roche’s Chicago Board of Trade and Marquette Buildings. With their hands-on experience in this type of redevelopment, the panel will discuss zoning, cost allocation, tax incentive, preservation, sustainability and other issues common to the repurposing of existing buildings, and strategies to achieve a viable and successful project.

Panelists will include Shari Albert of Mayer, Hoffman & McCann, T. Gunny Harboe of Harboe Architects, and Kirsten Ekdahl Hull of Joseph Freed and Associates LLC. Gigi McCabe-Miele of LCM Architects will moderate.

Information and registration on-line.

AIA National Convention Delegates Meeting

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

Planning to attend the AIA National Convention in New Orleans, May 12th-14th? Here's a meaningful way to represent your Chicago colleagues. At the convention, delegates attend the Candidate Speeches and Regional Caucuses on Thursday, May 12, before casting votes for national officers. On Saturday, May 14, delegates are required to attend the Annual Business Meeting at which voting for bylaws amendments and resolutions takes place.

Prior to the convention, delegates are asked to attend an informational meeting at AIA Chicago, either on May 2 or May 4, to become familiar with the process of voting for national officers and to learn about proposed bylaws amendments and resolutions. Contact Zurich Esposito, Executive Director, to volunteer to represent your Chicago peers in New Orleans as a 2011 AIA Convention delegate.

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

Chicago's Bridges

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. MichiganDennis McClendon lectures on Chicago's Bridges at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 4, 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 Dennis McClendon, Chicago geographer and historian

Chicago’s bridges are a reminder of the city’s geographic situation: the young city’s busy harbor was a narrow river with low banks, but it cut off downtown access on two sides. Engineers developed ingenious new solutions to the need for river crossings, while architects strove to make them more beautiful. The result is a collection of moveable bridges that are a unique part of Chicago’s character.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Public Works: Curator's Tour with Natasha EganCurator Natasha Egan gives a tour of the exhibition, Public Works, at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, May 4, 2011

12:30 p.m. - Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 South Michigan
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Photograph
Free event.

Museum of Contemporary Photography Associate Director and Curator Natasha Egan gives a tour of the museum's current exhibition, Public Works, which examines geographically and chronologically diverse examples of built infrastructure captured through the lenses of mid-20th Century to contemporary artists.

Information on-line.

   May 5 , Thursday

How the Great Depression Transformed Downtown

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

Presenter: Jean Guarino

The Great Depression had a broad impact on the American urban landscape, including downtown Chicago. Modernization was all the rage during the 1930s as Loop property owners desperately sought ways to attract and retain tenants in a hyper-competitive market. From streamlined storefronts to air conditioning, architectural historian Jean L. Guarino will discuss the aesthetics and technologies that defined downtown modernity during this era, as seen in the Monadnock Building and others.

Information: on-line.

Engineering the Impossible: Rome and Egypt

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, Arup
Free event
1 LU/HSW

Steve Burrows, a structural engineer and principal with Arup, has had unprecedented access to some of the wonders of the ancient world in his work for the Discovery channel production Engineering the Impossible. Steve explored sites from the depths of ancient Egyptian tombs to the heights of the Pantheon in Rome. In the course of this presentation, Steve will present his theories, formulated on his time spent in these buildings and with leading archaeologists in the field, on how the Romans and Egyptians built some of the most spectacular buildings in the world. He will touch upon four main questions:

Steve Burrows, CBE, PE, FACSE, is the leader of Arup’s Property Business in the Americas. He was Project Director for the Bird's Nest Stadium for the Beijing Olympics. In 2009, Steve was awarded a CBE by Queen Elizabeth II, for services to civil engineering overseas.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and registration 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: Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project: An Argument for LEED-EN (Existing Neighborhood) :

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Richard J. Klarcheck Information Commons, 6501 N. Kenmore
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter
$15.00 members, $30.00 non-members
AIA/CES: 2 LU

Presenters: Devon Patterson, Solomon Cordwell Buenz; Kana Wibbenmeyer, Loyola University Chicago; Carmen Vidal-Hallett, Sustainability Consultant; Barbara Willard, DePaul University; Helen Cameron, Uncommon Ground

The Edgewater Community Council (ECC) set a goal of becoming Chicago’s “Greenest Neighborhood,” and determined that the historic, diverse and densely populated (14,400 persons/sq mi) neighborhood was a candidate for greening and LEED certification. Simultaneously, Loyola University Chicago (LUC) was evaluating its need to become a sustainable university to ensure its continued mission. Over the course of two years, more than 300 students have participated in more than 30 projects and studies examining the interconnections that exist between the neighborhood and the University. This case study describes how communities and higher education can work together to advance common goals. It creates a model for similar communities to follow that taps into a frequently overlooked resource. We discuss the relationships between Loyola’s plans, the Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project and the Chicago Climate Action Plan.

Further details on this program can be found at www.usgbc-Illinois.org.

ARE at AIA: Building Design & Construction Systems 2

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

Limited space is available for this class.

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

Opening night, Architecture & Design Film Festival: How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

8:15, 8:30 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateHow Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5 and 9, 2011
8:45 p.m.,  Screen @ the Wit Hotel, 201 N. State Street
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival opens with How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9. 2011Foster?, 2010, Carlos Carcas and Norberto López Amado.

This profile of celebrated British architect Norman Foster begins with a building that comes to life. As the film unfolds, the human presence--the woman--and the architecture begin to merge. HDCAM video. (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

   May 6 , Friday

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

3:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateHMilton Glaser: To Inform and Design, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 6 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Milton Glaser: To Inform Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011and Delight, 2008, Wendy Keys

A documentary portrait of American graphic designer Glaser, best known for the I♥NY campaign and co-founding New York Magazine. HDCAM video. Preceded by Stefan Sagmeister: Artist Series(2005, Hillman Curtis, USA, 5 min.) and Paula Scher: Artist Series(2008, Hillman Curtis, USA, 7 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Eye Over Prague

4:00 p.m.,  Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateEye Over Prague, at the Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 6 and 7, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Eye Over Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Prague, 2010, Olga Spátová, Czech Repu, 78 minutes

Eye over Prague is the extraordinary tale of visionary architect Jan Kaplicky and the petty political gamesmanship that denied him his crowning achievement. In Czech with English subtitles. Preceded by White Box (2010, Makoto Yabuki, Japan, 4 min.). Both in HDCAM video. (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

IIT School of Architecture Open House - Annual Exhibition of Student Work

5:00 p. m, Award ceremony, 5:30 p.m. Open House exhibition, , Illinois Institute of Technology, Crown Hall, M&M and 3140 South State
IIT College of Architecture
Free event, open to the public

Information on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Enduring Icons

5:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateVincent scully, An Art Historian Among Architects, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 6 and 7, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Vincent Scully: An Art Historian Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011of Among Architects, 2010, Edgar B. Howard and Tom Piper, USA, 56 minutes

My Playground (2010, Kaspar Astrup Schröder, Denmark, 50 min.) explores the way Parkour and Freerunning are changing the perception of urban space. In Danish with English subtitles. HDCAM video. Preceded by Dumpster Pools (2009, Kelly Loudenberg, USA, 5 min.), and The Art & Science of Renzo Piano (2008, Beth Levison, USA, 26 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Malls R Us

5:15 p.m.,  Screen @ the Wit Hotel, 201 N. State StreetMalls R Us, at the Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 6 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Malls Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011R US, 2008, Helene Klodawsky, USA, 78 minutes

Combining nostalgia, dazzling architecture, pop culture, economics, and politics, Malls R Us examines North America’s most popular and profitable suburban destination. HDCAM video. Preceded by Big Borther Britain (2009, Bertan Cakgoz, UK, 4 min.) and Castrum (2009, Angelo Grasso, Italy, 7 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival, Panel: Documenting Architecture

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Gallery Space, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Documenting Architecture, a panel discussion with Iker Gil, Bjarke Ingels, Rick Valicenti and Zoe Ryan, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
Free event

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues Documenting Architecture, a panel discussion with architects Iker Gil and Bjarke Ingels and graphic designer Rick Valicenti, moderated by Zoe Ryan of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Amped & Revamped!

7:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateAmped & Revamped, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 6 and 7, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with My Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Playground, 2010, Kaspar Astrup Schroder, Denmark, 81 minutes

This is the first film to consider the work of the 1970s architecture collective Ant Farm, best known for its iconic land-art piece, Cadillac Ranch. DigiBeta video. Preceded by Left Behind(2005, Monika Koeck, UK, 4 min.) and Subversive Architects ((2004, Dan Edelstyn, USA, 5 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Oh Canada!

7:15 p.m.,  Screen @ the Wit Hotel, 201 N. State Street
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Citizen Lambert Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Joan of Architecture, 2009, Teri Wehn-Damish

Citizen Lambert (2009, Teri Wehn-Damisch, Canada, 52 min.) offers a unique glimpse into the world of renowned Canadian architect Phyllis Bronfman Lambert. DigiBeta video. Preceded by Wilderness Utopia (2008, Terence Gower, USA, 3 min.) and Twice Upon a Garden (2009, Philippe Baylaucq, Canada, 52 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Space, Land and Time: Underground Advertures with Ant Farm

9:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateSpace, Land and Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 6 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Space, Land and Time: Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Underground Adventures with Ant Farm, 2010, Elizabeth Federici and Laura Harrison, USA, 78 minutes

This is the first film to consider the work of the 1970s architecture collective Ant Farm, best known for its iconic land-art piece, Cadillac Ranch. DigiBeta video. Preceded by Left Behind(2005, Monika Koeck, UK, 4 min.) and Subversive Architects ((2004, Dan Edelstyn, USA, 5 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Visual Acoustics

9:15 p.m. - Screen @ the Wit Hotel, 201 N. State StreetVisual Acoustics, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 6 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with VisualArchitecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Acoustics, 2009, Eric Bricker, USA, 83 minutes

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer. HDCAM video. Preceded by Starlight (2006, Adam Goss and Red Mike, USA, 3 min.) and La Petite Maison, An Architectural Seduction (2009, Tânia Moreira David and Charlotte Skene Catling, UK, 10 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

   May 7 , Saturday

Architecture & Design Film Festival, a reading of the play, The Glass House

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Objects of Desire, a panel discussion with Obi Nwazota, Tim Parsonan, Richard Wright and zurich Esposito, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Sponsor: Architecture & Design Film Festival
Free event, RSVP

The Architecture & Design Film Festival continues with a reading of June Finfer's play, The Glass House, which takes as its topic the design and construction of Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House and the epic conflict between artist and patron Edith Farnsworth, exploring themes of mibition, love and betrayal. Directed by Evan Bergman and featuring Harris Yulin, Janet Zarish, Chris Burns, and Gina Nagy. The reading will be followed by a Q&A with Architect Dirk Lohan, Mies's grandson.

RSVP on-line. Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Enduring Icons

1:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateVincent scully, An Art Historian Among Architects, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 6 and 7, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Vincent Scully: An Art Historian Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011of Among Architects, 2010, Edgar B. Howard and Tom Piper, USA, 56 minutes

Vincent Scully is a portrait of probably the best-known living American art historian. HDCAM video. Preceded by Kimbell Museum, Water and Sky, (2010, Ultan Guilfoyle, USA, 4 min.) and Saving Lieb House(2009, Jim Venturi, USA, 25 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Contemporary Days: The Designs of Lucienne and Robin Day

3:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateContemporary Days: The Design of Lucienne and Robin Day, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 7 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Contemporary Days: The Designs Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011of Lucienne and Robin Day, 2009, Teri Wehn-Damish

Robin and Lucienne Day transformed British design after World War II with striking furniture and textiles that signaled a new era of modernist sensibilities for everyday living. HDCAM video. Preceded by Onion Pinch Baroque Counterproise (2008, Caterina Tiazzoldi, Italy, 3 min.) and The Aluminum Chair (2009, Eames Demetrios, USA, 5 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Down Uper & Up

3:15 p.m.,  Screen @ the Wit Hotel, 201 N. State StreetDown Under & Up, at the Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 7 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with 43 Columns on Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Scene in Bilbao, 2010, Leonardi Baradli and Eleonora Sarasin, Italy, 52 minutes

3 Columns on Scene in Bilboa is the story of 43 columns designed by Philippe Starck for Alhóndiga Bilbao, the new cultural center of the Basque city. In Spanish and Italian with English subtitles. IXM video. Preceded by Peter Stutchbury, Architecture of Plac(2009, Bruce Inglis, Australia, 28 min., DigiBeta video) and Le Mone, Christian De Portzamparc (2007, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, France, 2 min.). (ADFF))

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival, Panel: Design/Build/Learn

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Gallery Space, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Design/Build/Learn, a panel discussion with Frank Flury, Hank Louis, Dave Sellers and Kyle Bergman, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
Free event

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Documenting Architecture, a panel discussion with Frank Flury, Hank Louis, and Dave Sellers, moderated by Kyle Bergman.

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Eye Over Prague

5:00 p.m.,  Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateEye Over Prague, at the Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 6 and 7, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Eye Over Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Prague, 2010, Olga Spátová, Czech Repu, 78 minutes

Eye over Prague is the extraordinary tale of visionary architect Jan Kaplicky and the petty political gamesmanship that denied him his crowning achievement. In Czech with English subtitles. Preceded by White Box (2010, Makoto Yabuki, Japan, 4 min.). Both in HDCAM video. (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival, Panel: Telling Stories

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Gallery Space, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Telling Stories, a panel discussion with Ulta Guilfoye, Edward Lifson and Geoffrey Baer, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
Free event

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Telling Stories, a panel discussion with Ultan Guilfoyle and Edward Lifson, moderated by Geoffrey Baer.

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Amped & Revamped!

7:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateAmped & Revamped, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 6 and 7, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with My Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Playground, 2010, Kaspar Astrup Schroder, Denmark, 81 minutes

This is the first film to consider the work of the 1970s architecture collective Ant Farm, best known for its iconic land-art piece, Cadillac Ranch. DigiBeta video. Preceded by Left Behind(2005, Monika Koeck, UK, 4 min.) and Subversive Architects ((2004, Dan Edelstyn, USA, 5 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and The Spirit of the Rural Studio

7:30 p.m. - Screen @ the Wit Hotel, 201 N. State StreetCitizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 7 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011and the The Spirit of the Rural Studio, 2010, Sam Wainwright Douglas USA, 60 minutes

Impoverished Hale County, Alabama, is home to Auburn University’s Rural Studio, the prolific and inspirational design-build outreach program founded by the late Samuel Mockbee. HDCAM video. Preceded by Headspace I(2010, Stanislav Roudavski, Australia, 4 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Tower Power!

9:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateTower Power!, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 7 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with The Desert Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Castle, 2008, Eirin Gjřrv, Norw, 55 minutes

The Desert Castle (2008, Eirin Gjørv, Norway, 55 min.) details groundbreaking architectural challenges in the Arab sands of Ras Al Khaimah. In Norwegian with English subtitles. Beta SP video. Preceded by Flower Tower, Edouard Francois (2007, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, France, 2 min.) and Studio Gang Architects: Aqua Tower (2009, Edgar B. Howard and Tom Piper, USA, 27 min., HDCAM video). (ADFF)

Information: on-line

   May 8 , Sunday

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Thinking Big

1:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateThinking Big, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 8 and 9, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with The Making of the Biennale Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011with Aaron Betsky, 2008, Stepehn Natanson, USA, 52 minutes

The Making of the Biennale follows architect/author/curator/director Betsky behind the scenes at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale. Preceded by Monument to a Dream(1967, Charles Guggenheim, USA, 28 min.) and St. Louis can Soar (2010, Adam Goss and Red Mike, USA, 8 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Oh Canada!

3:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateCitizen Lambert: Joan of Architecture, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 6 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Citizen Lambert Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Joan of Architecture, 2009, Teri Wehn-Damish

Citizen Lambert (2009, Teri Wehn-Damisch, Canada, 52 min.) offers a unique glimpse into the world of renowned Canadian architect Phyllis Bronfman Lambert. DigiBeta video. Preceded by Wilderness Utopia (2008, Terence Gower, USA, 3 min.) and Twice Upon a Garden (2009, Philippe Baylaucq, Canada, 52 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Down Uper & Up

3:00 p.m.,  Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateDown Under & Up, at the Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 7 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with 43 Columns on Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Scene in Bilbao, 2010, Leonardi Baradli and Eleonora Sarasin, Italy, 52 minutes

3 Columns on Scene in Bilboa is the story of 43 columns designed by Philippe Starck for Alhóndiga Bilbao, the new cultural center of the Basque city. In Spanish and Italian with English subtitles. IXM video. Preceded by Peter Stutchbury, Architecture of Plac(2009, Bruce Inglis, Australia, 28 min., DigiBeta video) and Le Mone, Christian De Portzamparc (2007, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, France, 2 min.). (ADFF))

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Contemporary Days: The Designs of Lucienne and Robin Day

3:15 p.m.,  Screen @ the Wit Hotel, 201 N. State Street
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Contemporary Days: The Designs Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011of Lucienne and Robin Day, 2009, Teri Wehn-Damish

Robin and Lucienne Day transformed British design after World War II with striking furniture and textiles that signaled a new era of modernist sensibilities for everyday living. HDCAM video. Preceded by Onion Pinch Baroque Counterproise (2008, Caterina Tiazzoldi, Italy, 3 min.) and The Aluminum Chair (2009, Eames Demetrios, USA, 5 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival, Panel: Objects of Desire

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Gallery Space, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Objects of Desire, a panel discussion with Obi Nwazota, Tim Parsonan, Richard Wright and zurich Esposito, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
Free event

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Objects of Desire, a panel discussion with Obi Nwazota, TimParsonan and Richard Wright, moderated by Zurich Esposito.

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Tower Power!

4:45 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateTower Power!, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 7 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with The Desert Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Castle, 2008, Eirin Gjørv, Norw, 55 minutes

The Desert Castle (2008, Eirin Gjørv, Norway, 55 min.) details groundbreaking architectural challenges in the Arab sands of Ras Al Khaimah. In Norwegian with English subtitles. Beta SP video. Preceded by Flower Tower, Edouard Francois (2007, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, France, 2 min.) and Studio Gang Architects: Aqua Tower (2009, Edgar B. Howard and Tom Piper, USA, 27 min., HDCAM video). (ADFF)

Information: on-line

Architecture & Design Film Festival, Panel: Filming Architecture

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Gallery Space, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Filming Architecture, a panel discussion with Lee Bey, Red Mike, Jonathan Rosenbaum and Edward Lifson, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
Free event

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Filming Architecture, a panel discussion with Lee Bey, Red Mike, Jonathan Rosenbaum, moderated by Edward Lifson.

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Malls R Us

5:15 p.m.,  Screen @ the Wit Hotel, 201 N. State StreetMalls R Us, at the Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 6 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Malls Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011R US, 2008, Helene Klodawsky, USA, 78 minutes

Combining nostalgia, dazzling architecture, pop culture, economics, and politics, Malls R Us examines North America’s most popular and profitable suburban destination. HDCAM video. Preceded by Big Borther Britain (2009, Bertan Cakgoz, UK, 4 min.) and Castrum (2009, Angelo Grasso, Italy, 7 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Visual Acoustics

6:45 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateVisual Acoustics, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 6 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with VisualArchitecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Acoustics, 2009, Eric Bricker, USA, 83 minutes

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer. HDCAM video. Preceded by Starlight (2006, Adam Goss and Red Mike, USA, 3 min.) and La Petite Maison, An Architectural Seduction (2009, Tânia Moreira David and Charlotte Skene Catling, UK, 10 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Space, Land and Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm

9:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateSpace, Land and Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 6 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Space, Land and Time: Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Underground Adventures with Ant Farm, 2010, Elizabeth Federici and Laura Harrison, USA, 78 minutes

This is the first film to consider the work of the 1970s architecture collective Ant Farm, best known for its iconic land-art piece, Cadillac Ranch. DigiBeta video. Preceded by Left Behind(2005, Monika Koeck, UK, 4 min.) and Subversive Architects ((2004, Dan Edelstyn, USA, 5 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

7:30 p.m.,  Screen @ the Wit Hotel, 201 N. State Street
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center,
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Milton Glaser: To Inform Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011and Delight, 2008, Wendy Keys

A documentary portrait of American graphic designer Glaser, best known for the I♥NY campaign and co-founding New York Magazine. HDCAM video. Preceded by Stefan Sagmeister: Artist Series(2005, Hillman Curtis, USA, 5 min.) and Paula Scher: Artist Series(2008, Hillman Curtis, USA, 7 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and The Spirit of the Rural Studio

8:45 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateCitizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 7 and 8, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011and the The Spirit of the Rural Studio, 2010, Sam Wainwright Douglas USA, 60 minutes

Impoverished Hale County, Alabama, is home to Auburn University’s Rural Studio, the prolific and inspirational design-build outreach program founded by the late Samuel Mockbee. HDCAM video. Preceded by Headspace I(2010, Stanislav Roudavski, Australia, 4 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line

   May 9 , Monday

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Thinking Big

6:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateThinking Big, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 8 and 9, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival cotinues with The Making of the Biennale Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011with Aaron Betsky, 2008, Stepehn Natanson, USA, 52 minutes

The Making of the Biennale follows architect/author/curator/director Betsky behind the scenes at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale. Preceded by Monument to a Dream(1967, Charles Guggenheim, USA, 28 min.) and St. Louis can Soar (2010, Adam Goss and Red Mike, USA, 8 min.). (ADFF)

Information: on-line

Architecture & Design Film Festival: How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

8:15 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North StateHow Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?, at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5 and 9, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $8.00 for AIA and CAF members, $7.00 students, $5.00 Film Center members

The Architecture & Design Film Festival opens with How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Architecture and Design Film Festival, Chicago, May 5-9, 2011Foster?, 2010, Carlos Carcas and Norberto López Amado.

This profile of celebrated British architect Norman Foster begins with a building that comes to life. As the film unfolds, the human presence--the woman--and the architecture begin to merge. HDCAM video. (ADFF)

Information: on-line.

   May 10 , 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.

How Chicago Are You?

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

How Chicago Are You? is an evening discussion that will explore the role of place in the production of creative works. Intended to provoke questions about the existence of a regional style, Chicago based practitioners from the fields of art, architecture, cartooning, design and music have been invited to present a selection of images that represent their perceptions about the strengths and pitfalls of the city in which they live and work. Through analysis and conversation, the group will explore whether location has led to trends in artistic production. Panelists include Eve Fineman, Pamela Fraser, Jeanne Gang, Geoff Goldberg, Jimenez Lai, Damon Locks, Todd Mattei, Anders Nilsen, Robert Somol, and Dan Wheeler. The panel will be moderated by Paul Preissner.

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

Grant Park Farmers Marketproposed French Market in Grant Park discussed at Grant Park Advisory Council meeting, Chicago, May 10l 2011

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

A presentation on the proposed Farmers Market for Grant Park. It's a first for Grant Park.

We are working to help create an exciting market in Grant Park this spring /summer. The operators believe they can attract a maximum of forty farmers and vendors selling a variety of products including fruits, vegetables, fresh breads, crafts and other items as the market gets established. The market would be managed by the Bensidoun family; they operate the French Market in Ogilvie Station, as well as many markets in the suburbs and nearly 100 in France, Europe and other American cities.

Information: 32/927.6795

Working with an Architect and Ask an Architect

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
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.

   May 11 , Wednesday

Chicago from the Sky: A Region Transformed, 1985-2010Lawrence Okrent lectures and signs copies of his book, Chicago from the Sky: A Region Transformed, 1985-2010, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 11, 2011

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

Lecture by Lawrence Okrent, Okrent and Associates

Drawing upon his personal portfolio of more than 25,000 aerial photos and his 40 years of professional experience, Okrent will present selected images from his new book, Chicago from the Sky: A Region Transformed, 1985-2010 - —and from his broader archive—and comment on the techniques and applications of aerial photography.

A book signing will follow.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

François Roche: timemachinismFrançois Roche of

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members, $5.00 students, SAIC facult and staff

François Roche co-founded the Paris-based architectural firm R&Sie(n) in 1989 with Stéphanie Lavaux and Jean Navarro. The firm’s unconventional body of work investigates the psychological potential and angst embedded in architectural spaces. The Mosquito Bottleneck Project in Trinidad; the Museum of Ice in Evolene, Switzerland; and the Bangkok Art Museum in Thailand reflect the use of cutting edge technology within a variety of indigenous conditions. R&Sie(n)’s 2008 "Dust Relief" is one of the featured projects in the current special exhibition Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design on display in Galleries 283–286 through July 20, 2011.

Registration on-line. Information and registration on-line.

   May 12 , Thursday

The Agora Excavations and the Archaeology of Democracy

6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Morton Auditorium, Art Institute of ChicagoJohn Camp lectures on The Agora Excavations and the Archealogy of Democracy, at the Art Institute of Chicago, Mahy 12, 2011
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chciago
Free Event

Presenter: John Camp, director of excavations in the Athenian Agora.

The Agora of Athens was the civic center of the city, home of political and philosophical discourse. Excavations have brought to light both buildings and artifacts which illustrate the workings of the first known democracy. This lecture will explore this archaeology of the Agora and the light it sheds on its creation and development of Athenian democracy in the 6th and 5th centuries B.C.

Information: on-line.

Friends of Downtown Presents the Best of Downtown Awards

5:30 p.m., registation, 6:00 p.m., reception, 7:00 p.m.,Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 West Randolph
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
All Friends of Downtown members receive one complimentary ticket. Non-members, $30.00 in advance, $50.00 at the door.

Presenter: Jean Guarino

Each year, the Friends of Downtown’s annual awards honors all the various things that make downtown Chicago one of the world’s most unique places. Last year, we recognized terrific projects, such as the innovative Aqua building, the modern wing of the Art Institute, and the restoration of the old Carson Pirie Scott Building into the Sullivan Center. We welcomed new businesses like the ICON Theater and the Hotel Felix.

This year among the many people and projects we will be celebrating will be a major Chicago sports franchise for a day that will live in Chicago history, the creative force behind a major architectural exhibition, and one of the country’s most innovative new academic buildings.

Information: on-line.

ARE at AIA: Site Planning & Design

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.

CANstruction Awards Reception

6:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Merchandise Mart, First FloorCANstruction Awards Reception, May 12, 2011, Merchandise Mart, Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

An evening of cocktails, small bites, networking, and awarding. The 5th Annual CANstruction design-build competition will open with the aCANemy Awards, benefitting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. National and local awards will be given to the 19 teams participating in this year's competition. Click here for more information and tickets.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and ticket information on-line.

Green Infrastructure: Creating Sustainable Sites & Livable Communities

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.

Green infrastructure is a transformative approach to sustainable site development utilizing rain gardens, bioswales and engineered elements to create a water management system that protects, restores, and mimics the natural water cycle. This integration of natural and built environments provides benefits such as cleaner water, ecosystem conservation, wildlife habitat and aesthetic appeal. Additionally, green infrastructure can be accomplished at a significantly lower cost than conventional concrete and mortar infrastructure. Join Tom Barrett as he explains how harvesting locally produced water helps develop a “natural approach” to the efficient use of water and relieves stormwater problems

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. Information on-line.

   May 13 , Friday

An Evening with Louis Sullivan

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. -Studio V Design, 4611 North Lincoln
Sponsor: Preservation ChicagoPreservation Chicago presents An Evening with Louis Sullivan at Studio V Design (former Krause Music Store), May 13, 2011
$40.00 (members renewing membership); $55.00 (new members)

Join author Ward Miller and Preservation Chicago for an evening of Louis Sullivan. Ward will sign copies of The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan, which he co-authored with architect John Vinci.

The reception is at the former Krause Music Store, now Studio V Designs, Louis Sullivan's final architectural commission built in 1922. Recently named as one of the Coolest Chicago Offices by Crain's, they are graciously opening their doors to us so don't miss out on this opportunity!

Wine and hors d'oeuvre compliments of Wishbone will be served.

Purchase tickets and information on-line.

   May 14, Saturday

Symposium: Harry Weese Reconsidered

8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$55.00 general public, $45.00 CAF members, $40.00 CAF docuents; $10.00 students with valid id.
AIA/CES: 5

Symposium: Harry Weese Reconsidered, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 14, 2011This day-long symposium will consider the life and career of Harry Weese—one of the most talented architects ever to come out of Chicago. Not only was Weese the creator of architectural masterworks, but he also played a key role in historic preservation, civic planning, and urban renewal. Former employees and clients, family members, historians, and critics will gather to share personal anecdotes and put Weese's legacy in historical context.

Confirmed participants include:

Registration on-line. Information on-line.

Jonathan Muecke: Open Objects

4:30 p.m. - The Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Placedesigner Jonathan Muecke lectures at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, May 14, 2011
Sponsor: Graham Foundaiton
Free event. RSVP/

A talk by designer Jonathan Muecke in conjunction with Open Objects, his first solo exhibition, on view at the Volume Gallery, 328 South Jefferson, through May 15, 2011. Rather than a collection, Muecke considers each of the objects in the exhibition to be its own project, the result being that every one is consistent to its counterparts only in its potential – “a quality that is itself immeasurable”.

Muecke’s projects reflect common forms of design and a continual pursuit of the meta-object. It is within this confrontation, between viewer and object, that development of new thought on functionality and materiality lives. Utilizing materials such as coal slag, glass sand, carbon fiber and gold foil, each piece works to remove our limitations of understanding and encourages the viewer to engage and interact.

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

   May 17 , Tuesday

Recycling in Chicago: Past, Present, and Future

5:30 P.M. - Burnham Conference Center at APA, 205 N. Michigan., Suite 1200, Carl Zimring lectures on Recycling in Chicago: Past, Present and Future, for APA Chicago, May 17, 2011
Sponsor: American Planning Association\
Free event
CM 1.0

As Chicago begins a new political era, much attention has been paid to the problems in Chicago’s recycling program. This talk with Carl Zimring considers the public and private systems used to recycle post-consumer materials in Chicago over the past century, with discussion of how the current system evolved, problems with it, and ways in which future versions of recycling in Chicago might work based on historical precedents and programs in other cities.

RSVP on-line. Information: on-line

Unity Temple Restoration Foundation Annual Meeting

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration FoundationUnity Temple Restoration Foundation Annual Meeting at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois, May 17, 2011
Free event, RSVP

Food, tours and updates. Mark Nussbaum, Principal of ACE, will lead guests on a behind-the-scenes tour of the planned Geothermal HVAC system. Executive Director Emily Roth will give a tour of the upcoming Art Glass "lancet" windows, and there will be an update on the nomination to the World Heritage List.

RSVP at 708/383.8873 or via email.

Henry Hobson Richardson in the Landscape

7:00 p.m., Glessner House Museum, 1800 South Prairie
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$10.00; $8.00 for museum members

Architectural historian Tim Wittman of the School of the Art Institute will investigate Richardson's interest in nature and the relationships between architecture and landscape. Seen in the context of his time, Richardson's interest in nature is exemplary of the attention nineteenth century Americans paid to the wilderness, and the nostalgia they felt for the lost innocence of simpler, pre-industrial times. Of particular interest is the professional relationship between Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted, with whom he collaborated on several projects, built and unbuilt.

RSVP at 312/326.1480. Information on-line.

Working with an Architect and Ask an Architect

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Claretian Associates, 9108 S. Brandon
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.

   May 18, Wednesday

Chicago’s Civil War: History, Memory, and Landscape

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. MichiganTheodore J. Karamanski lectures on Chicago's Civil War: History, Memory and Landscape, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 18, 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 Theodore J. Karamanski, Professor of History and Director, Public History Program, Loyola University Chicago

In the bustle of the city’s trading pits and in the tension of its racially-divided communities, Chicago still bears the marks of America’s most deadly and divisive conflict—The Civil War. This presentation will highlight Chicago’s impact on the war and the war’s impact on Chicago. Who were the individuals who rallied to Lincoln’s call for a “new birth of freedom” and who were the people who turned the war into an opportunity of personal profit or even treason? The program will conclude with a consideration of the memorial landscape left by the men and women of the Civil War era.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

   May 19, Thursday

Special K: The K-Town Historic District

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

Lecture by Elisabeth Logman, Historic Preservation Consultant. Located within the larger North Lawndale community area, the K-Elisabeth Logman lectures on Special K: The K-Town Historic District, Chicago, for Landmarks Illinois at the Chicago Cultural Center, May 19, 2011Town National Register Historic District originated in the early twentieth century as a working class Czech neighborhood that became almost entirely African American by the 1960s. The neighborhood is distinguished by its extraordinarily intact collection of bungalows, greystones, and small brick apartment buildings, and it is also notable for its long history of stewardship, community leadership, and resilience.

Historic preservation consultant Elisabeth Logman, who developed the National Register nomination, will provide an overview of the district's remarkable architectural heritage, and she will discuss the neighborhood's distinctive social evolution within the context of the surrounding West Side.

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.

Plans, Projects, and Priorities: The Planning Legacy of the Two Mayor Daleys

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - DePaul University, School of Public Service, 14 E. Jackson, 16th Floor,Dublin Room
Sponsor: DePaul University Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
Free event . Space limited.

Plans, Projects and Priorities: The Planning Legacy of the Two Mayor Daleys, panel discussion at the Chaddick Institute, DePaul, Chicago, An insightful evening conversation about how plans and projects under the two Mayor Daleys have helped shape modern Chicago. The roundtable will discuss the differences in the planning process between Mayor Richard J. Daley and Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Moderated by Larry Lund, our panel will discuss major initiatives under both Mayor Daleys, how the character of the planning process has changed and the different finesse required to pursue planning agendas in different political environments. Confirmed panelists include Miles Berger, Gerry Butler, Norman Elkin, Dennis Harder, Ruben Hedlund, Cheri Heramb, and Bob Kumze.

Reception with light snacks and refreshments begins at 5:00 p.m. Formal program begins at 5:30 and will conclude at 7:00 p.m.

RSVP by May 13th and information on-line.

Tour and reception: Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Graham Foundation, Madlener House, 4 W. Burton Place
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum, Graham FoundationTour and reception for AIA Chicago, Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry, at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, May 19, 2011
Free event

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

Registration and information on-line.

ARE at AIA: Programming, Planning & Practice

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.

Green for All - CHA Property & Operations Assessment 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 Brian Dolan, Isilay Civan and Susan Heinking, HOK; and Dave Anderson, Chicago Housing Authority

With over 50,000 residents, the Chicago Housing Authority is one of the largest public housing authorities in the nation. This case study will delve into the recent sustainability portfolio analysis conducted at CHA properties. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to effectively green operations and generate significant cost savings.

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. Information on-line.

John Van Bergen, Rare Original Drawings and DocumentsArchitect 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
$25.00 members, $35.00 non-members, space limited

Marty Hackl presents drawings and documents never before seen by the public, beginning with a brief discussion of John Van Bergen as one of the Prairie School's most successful and prolific architects. The evening will conclude with a hands-on, white gloves viewing and examination of some of Van Bergen's original drawings, letter, photographs, and other personal documents and artifacts, including many not on display in the Society's exhibition on the life and career of Van Bergen, featuring a large collection of original artifacts, plans, drawings and photos, which runs through September of 2011.

Information at 847/381.1730 or on-line.

The Future of Sustainable Design

7:30 p.m. - James Simpson Theatre, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Dirve
Sponsor: Field MuseumAdrian Smith, Gordon Gill, and Mitchel Joachim discuss The Future of Sustainable Design at the Field Museum, Chicago, May 19, 2011
Free event, registration required.

The fourth annualCoer Symposium features Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill are renowned architects and partners of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in Chicago. Their innovative designs include Masdar Headquarters, the Willis Tower Greening Project and Hotel, and the Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan, works that sustain the environment and inspire us to improve our world.

Dr. Mitchell Joachim is a leader in ecological design and urbanism. His futuristic designs include the Soft Car (cars made of plastic) and Fab Tree Hab (a living tree house). Dr. Joachim’s vision includes meeting human need through sustainable, organic designs.

Information and registration: on-line.

   May 21, Saturday

Green Remodeling: Living Spaces in the Home

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Green Home Chicago, 213 N Morgan
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, registration required.
AIA/CES: 2 LU

Presentation by Danielle Rivera, Green Home Chicago

The toughest part of a green home remodel is keeping the living spaces distinct, appealing and inviting. Danielle Rivera will provide green tips on the Entry Way, Living, Dining, and Bedrooms - and show you how to create functional, livable spaces that work for you and the whole family. Brought to you by the USGBC-Illinois Chapter’s Residential Committee as part of a REGREEN residential remodeling series

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. Information on-line.

   May 23, Monday

Innovations in Steel

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Häfele America Chicago Showroom, 154 West Hubbard
Sponsor: Häfele America Chicago Showroom, American Institute of Steel Construction
Free event. Registration required
1.0 CES, AIA

Fabricated structural steel is the material of choice for building construction. With recent steel industry innovations, architects can express their design concepts & meet client serviceability criteria. Presentation highlights:Innovations in Steel, presentation at the Hafele America Chicago Showroom, May 23rd, 2011

Registration on-line. Information on-line.

   May 25, Wednesday

Popular Modernism: Chicago's Four-Plus-OneSerhii Chrucky lectures on Popular Modernism: Chicago's Four-Plus-One, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 25, 2011

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

Lecture by Serhii Chrucky, Co-Founder, Forgotten Chicago

In the shadows of high rises along north side lakefront districts, a building type unique to Chicago flourished. During the 1960s, at the height of suburban out-migration, architect Jerome Soltan's four-plus-one provided affordable housing in the densest part of the city while meeting the challenges of the automobile age.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

   May 26, Thursday

Public Works: Matthew Coolidge

6:00 p.m. - Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 South MichiganMatthew Coolidge, founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation lectures at the Museum of Contemporary Photograph, Chicago, in conjuction with its current exhibition Public Works, May 26, 2011
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Photography, Graham Foundation
Free event.

Matthew Coolidge, founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Culver City, CA, will discuss innovative projects impacting the American landscape and built environment, followed by questions from Graham Foundation director Sarah Herda. This talk is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Public Works, which examines geographically and chronologically diverse examples of built infrastructure captured through the lenses of mid-20th Century to contemporary artists.

Information on-line.

ARE at AIA: Building Systems 1

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.

   May 31, Tuesday

Green for All - CHA Property & Operations Assessment 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 Jay Womack, WRD Environmental

Jay Womack, ASLA, LEED AP will speak about the history of permeable pavements, how they have changed over the last few years, the benefits created by permeable pavers, how to correctly install them, and the life-cycle advantages over non-permeable surfaces. Case studies will include West Hall at Elmhurst College and The Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbroo

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. Information on-line.

 

 

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