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

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   November 1 , Tuesday

Arthur Vittori

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Columbia College, 623 South Wabash, Room 203
Sponsor: Columbia College

Arturo Vittori is an award winning Italian architect, industrial designer, and theorist. His firm, Architecture and Vision, is known for the design of humane environments in less than humane places. Along with his associate, Andreas Vogler, Mr. Vittori has designed buildings and objects such as "FioredelCielo" for the Macchina de Santa Rosa procession in Viterbo, Italy, and the "AtlasCoelestisZeroG' which was taken aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor on its final mission to the International Space Station. Mr. Vittori has been a visiting studio instructor at IIT, and teaches at Universita IUAV di Venezia.

Information: 920/216.6719

Green Metropolis and Urban Sustainability

4:00 p.m. - University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center West, 828 South WolcottNew Yorker staff writer David Owen lectures on Green Metropolis and Urban Sustainability at the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago, November 1, 2011
Sponsor: Great Cities Institute
Free event.

Lecture by David Owen, staff writer for The New Yorker. His most recent book is Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability. Most Americans think of cities as ecological nightmares -- wastelands of concrete, garbage, diesel fumes and traffic jams -- but residents of urban cores actually consume less oil, electricity, and water than hybrid-driving Vermonters do, and they have smaller carbon footprints. Essentially, they're forced to. In this remarkable challenge to conventional thinking about the environment, David Owen offers an invaluable environmental template for a global population that is growing as natural resources shrink. David Owen will change the way you may think about the environment.

Information: on-line.

First Tuesdays Happy Hour

6:00 - 9:00 p.m., - Le Bar, 20 East Chestnut Street (in Sofitel Hotel)
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Come and celebrate the spectacular vistas of Chicago with the Young Architects Forum. This month we are meeting at the Le Bar which is located in the Sofitel Hotel. Please come ready to speed-network; bring your business cards, and your outgoing personality. We encourage you to make as many contacts as you can in and outside of architecture. Hope this event will facilitate your new adventure (a business opportunity, a job or a friendship). Visit. the YAF page at Meetup.com for for information.

Information online.

Understanding Green Power

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 Anna Huttel, dbHMS

Learn what the term ‘green power’ means and what investments in renewable energy credits go towards. We’ll discuss the types of green power currently being researched, as well as the pros and cons of each compared to traditional energy sources. If you’re a homeowner, property manager, or otherwise interested in how your energy is sourced, this is the session for you.

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

   November 2 , Wednesday

SEAOI Structures Symposium

7:30 a.m., Continental breakfast, program 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant at 111 W. Grand
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$300.00, non-members $400.00
7.5 hours continuing education credit.

Mete Sozen, Kettelhut Distinguished Professor of Structural Engineering at Purdue University will be the keynote speaker and his presentation is entitled “Learning from Experience and Experiment.

In addition to the keynote presentation, there will be more than a dozen other topics addressed, including high-visibility projects, research studies, and use of technology. Preliminary topics include:

Morning Session:

Afternoon Session:

Registration form and information on-line.

Curator Talk: Design on the EdgeCurator Kate Keleman offers a curator's talk at the Chicago Architecture Foundation's exhibition, Design on the Edge: Chicago Architects Reimagine Neighborhoods, November 2, 2011

11:30 a.m. - 21:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event

CAF Associate Curator Kate Keleman will offer a curator's talk on the Chicago Architecture Foundation's exhibition, Design on the Edge, Chicago Architects Reimagine Neighborhoods.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Chi·ca·go·ism n. A state or condition of a city as a site of experimentation, producer of ideas, or promoter of dreams.

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationAlexander Eisenschmidt of UIC discusses Chici-ca-go-ism n. A state or condition of a city as a site of experimentation, producer of ideas, or promoter of dreams, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 2, 2011
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Alexander Eisenschmidt, architect, writer, & Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, the prototypical American city and the ur-metropolis, served as a site of activity and source of inspiration for architects and urbanists around the world. The unbuilt visionary projects for the city have proved to be of particular importance for the architectural discourse. Don’t we all know more about Loos’ Tribune tower entry than the building that was actually constructed? In its short history, Chicago’s unconditional commitment to the future, dedication to technology, and willingness to stage experiments linked it intimately to the production of visionary urban and architectural dreams. This talk investigates some of the most spectacular proposals and asks what makes Chicago tick as a laboratory of ideas.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Going SOFT: infrastructure/information/energySheila Kennedy, Kennedy & Violich Architecture, lectures on Going SOFT: infrastructure/informaton/energy at Crown Hall, Chicago, November 2, 2011

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

Lecture by Sheila Kennedy, Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd., Boston

Information on-line.

   November 3 , Thursday

A Tour of the Poetry Foundation’s New Downtown HomeJohn Barr and John Ronan offer A Tour of the Poetry Foundation's New Downtown Home for Friends of Downtown at the Chicago Cultural Center, November 3, 2011]

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

Presenters: John Barr and John Ronan, AIA

The Poetry Foundation's new home at Clark and Superior streets is one of the most important new cultural attractions in years in downtown Chicago and has been drawing rave reviews since opening in June. Join John Barr, President of the Poetry Foundation and John Ronan, AIA, Founding Principal , John Ronan Architects who will discuss how the new building will help the century-old organization further achieve its mission.

Information: on-line.

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

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

Monthly meeting, open to the public.

Information and agenda on-line

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 10th Annual Best Tall Building Awards Symposium

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitate 10th Annual Best Tall Building Awards Symposium1:30 - 5:45 p.m., Illinois Institute of Technology, Hermann Hall Auditorium, 3241 South Federal
Sponsors: IIT College of Architecture, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Free event, registration required

The symposium will features representatives form the designers, engineers, and clients for this years award-winning tall buildings.

Speakers will include Adrian Smith of Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture on 40 Years of Designing the Supertall; Joseph A. Rechichi of Forest Ratner Companies and John Bowers of Gehry Partners discussing Getting Under the Skin: Facade Innovation, Chris Wilkinson or Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Michael Kwok of Arup on Towards an Elegant Simplicity, Axel Hinterthan of KIW Bankengruppeand Mathias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton of Sauerbruch Hutton on The Next Generation of Energy Efficiency, Thomas Wiegand of Union Properties and Toby Blunt of Foster + Partners on Passive design for the Middle Eastern High-rise, and Dr. Akira Wada, Professor Emeritus of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, on Seismic Design and Structural Engineering: Implications for our World Today, followed by a Question and Anser Session, and closing remarks by CTBUH Executive Director Anthony Wood.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

Energy Modeling for the Design Phase and Beyond

5:30- 8:00 p.m. - Cannon Design, 111 W. Washington, Suite 2100
Sponsor: USGBC Illinois Chapter Chicago Branch, Chicago Center for Green Technology
$15.00 for members ($30.00 day of event); non-members $30.00
1.5 GBCI & AIA hours

This program will focus on the energy modeling process during the design phase through building occupancy. Using the energy model as a tool for design purposes, measurement and verification, as well as quantifying energy conservation measures will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on integrating the energy model into the design development process so that the tool is used to verify and quantify energy efficient design strategies developed by the design team. Important variables the design team must be aware of during the design process will be outlined to ensure energy performance of the building is optimized. In addition, methodologies for integrating energy modeling into building operations during occupancy through measurement and verification and quantification of energy conservation measures will be explained. Case studies detailing new construction energy models as well as existing building energy models will be reviewed with the audience. These case studies will review modeling techniques as well as modeling software (eQuest, BIM) through a "live" model example.

Registration and information on-line.

ARE at AIA: Structure - Part 1

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

This class is full.


This class is the first of three that will focus on Structures. Optional Informal Discussion and Sample Problems Review on Monday, November 7 at 6:00 pm. .

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

Tour: EnV Tower Building by Valerio Dewalt TrainAIA Chicago offers a tour of the EnV Tower by Valerio Dewalt Train,

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - 161 West Kinzie Street
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

Steven Droll, AIA (Senior Associate, Valerio Dewalt Train) will lead a tour of the firm’s recently completed EnV Tower. He will present the various challenges presented to the design team and their innovative solutions employed on this unique project. Particular attention will be paid to the overall design as well as the various sustainable systems utilized to provide this building with a LEED certification. Limited to 30 participants.

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

Carpocalyse! and Reverse Effect - Natural Resources Defense Council fundraiser and release of new book by Jeanne Gang

6:30 p.m VIP reception, 7:30 p.m., performance., Architectural Artifacts, 4325 North RavenswoodCarpocalyse!, a performance by Second City, and the release of Jeanne Gang's new Book, Reverse Effect, at the Natural Resources Defense Council fundraiser, Chicago, November 3, 2011
Sponsor: Naturial Resources Defense Council
$150.00, $250.00 VIP tickets

A benefit for the Natural Resources Defense Council's Chicago River and Great Lakes work. The evening will feature a one-time only performance by the Second City of Carpocalypse!, an original sketch about the invasive carp crisis, and the release of Reverse Effect, a new book, Reverse Effect, the result of a yearlong collaboration between Studio Gang, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and students from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Reverse Effect was prompted by NRDC’s 2010 report calling for a barrier in the Chicago River’s South Branch to separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi Watersheds and thereby prevent invasive carp from entering Lake Michigan. Investigating how dividing the river could also connect and recharge surrounding neighborhoods led Studio Gang to discover exciting new possibilities for the city they call

Registration and information on-line.

The Architecture of Howard Van Doren Shaw: Reinventing the Traditional HouseArchitect Stuart Cohen discusses The Architecture of Howard Van Doren Shaw: Reinventing the Traditional House, at the Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago, November 3rd, 2011

6:00 p.m., reception, 7:00 p.m., lecture, Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 South Michigan
Sponsor: Friends of Historic Second Church, Glessner House Museum
$10.00; $8.00 for museum members

Howard Van Doren Shaw's houses will be reconsidered in relation to the progressive architectural ideas of the time, examining the idea of originality in his work, which made him one of the most admired residential architects of the day. The lecture will be given by architect Stuart Cohen, who is currently writing a book on Shaw, and recently published Great Houses of Chicago: 1871-1921.

Information on-line.

Essentials of Green Building: Part I – Learning from Nature and Our Mistakes

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

Presentation by Richard Mazzuca and Gary Keclik, Sustainable Environments by Design

Over the last half century the global community of scientists has shed light on humanity's role in many environmental tragedies. Our collective response and methodologies have led to a series of restorative practices – some better than others. Using nature as a model, this seminar will focus on the parallels between systems occurring in nature and the rise of green building in order to demonstrate a set of principles that can carry us forward in successful harmony with the environment. The practical foundations of green building will also be explored.

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

   November 4 , Friday

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

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

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

Information on-line.

IIT School of Architecture, Graduate Programs Open House, 2011IIT School of Architecture, Graduate Programs Open House, 2011, Crown Hall, Chicago, November 4, 2011

12:00 - 6:00 p.m., Illinois Institute of Technology, Crown Hall, 3360 South State, Upper Core
IIT College of Architecture
Free event, open to the public

All prospective College of Architecture graduate students are invited to attend the 2011 Graduate Open House. You will have the opportunity to meet graduate faculty members, graduate admissions staff, and current graduate students, as well as tour the College facilities and graduate studios.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

Urbanized

6:15 and 8:00 p.m., Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC

This compelling look at design of the world’s cities joins director Gary Hustwit’s HELVETICA and OBJECTIFIED to form a smart, invigorating trilogy of visual essays on the place of design in contemporary culture. Architects, city planners, activists, and politicians provide thoughtful and often refreshingly frank commentary as URBANIZED considers the future of urban space by examining the oppressive sprawl of Mumbai, Beijing’s stunning transformation, the futuristic vistas of Brasilia, Bogotá’s innovative plan for public transportation, and more. A visual delight, this thought-provoking global tour brings the big picture into focus in every sense. HDCAM video. (BS)

Information on-line.

   November 5, Saturday

Urbanized

3:15 and 8:15 p.m., Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC

This compelling look at design of the world’s cities joins director Gary Hustwit’s HELVETICA and OBJECTIFIED to form a smart, invigorating trilogy of visual essays on the place of design in contemporary culture. Architects, city planners, activists, and politicians provide thoughtful and often refreshingly frank commentary as URBANIZED considers the future of urban space by examining the oppressive sprawl of Mumbai, Beijing’s stunning transformation, the futuristic vistas of Brasilia, Bogotá’s innovative plan for public transportation, and more. A visual delight, this thought-provoking global tour brings the big picture into focus in every sense. HDCAM video. (BS)

Information on-line.

Eames: The Architect and the Painter

6:45 p.m., Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC

Charles Eames has been called "an icon of modernism," and the Eames Chair was selected by Time magazine as "the greatest design of the twentieth century." Long overshadowed have been the contributions of his wife Ray Eames, an accomplished painter and designer whose central importance in the Eames Office's output is revealed here with the aid of previously unseen archival materials, love letters, photographs, and artifacts. "Eventually, everything connects," Charles Eames famously said; and this compact, incisive documentary deftly connects the manifold aspects of the Eameses' extraordinary output: the extended evolution of the Eames chair; the pioneering use of pre-fab houses; the imaginative films including Tocatta for Toy Trains and the classroom favorite Powers of Ten; the campaigns for IBM, Westinghouse, and other corporate clients; the Moscow multiscreen extravaganza "Glimpses of the USA," and the controversial Bicentennial exhibition. DigiBeta video.

Information on-line.

   November 6, Sunday

Eames: The Architect and the Painter

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

Charles Eames has been called "an icon of modernism," and the Eames Chair was selected by Time magazine as "the greatest design Eames: The Architect and the Painter screens at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, November 5, 6, 7 and 13, 2011of the twentieth century." Long overshadowed have been the contributions of his wife Ray Eames, an accomplished painter and designer whose central importance in the Eames Office's output is revealed here with the aid of previously unseen archival materials, love letters, photographs, and artifacts. "Eventually, everything connects," Charles Eames famously said; and this compact, incisive documentary deftly connects the manifold aspects of the Eameses' extraordinary output: the extended evolution of the Eames chair; the pioneering use of pre-fab houses; the imaginative films including Tocatta for Toy Trains and the classroom favorite Powers of Ten; the campaigns for IBM, Westinghouse, and other corporate clients; the Moscow multiscreen extravaganza "Glimpses of the USA," and the controversial Bicentennial exhibition. DigiBeta video.

Information on-line.

Urbanized

6:15 and 5:00 p.m., Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC

This compelling look at design of the world’s cities joins director Gary Hustwit’s HELVETICA and OBJECTIFIED to form a smart, invigorating trilogy of visual essays on the place of design in contemporary culture. Architects, city planners, activists, and politicians provide thoughtful and often refreshingly frank commentary as URBANIZED considers the future of urban space by examining the oppressive sprawl of Mumbai, Beijing’s stunning transformation, the futuristic vistas of Brasilia, Bogotá’s innovative plan for public transportation, and more. A visual delight, this thought-provoking global tour brings the big picture into focus in every sense. HDCAM video. (BS)

Information on-line.

   November 7, Monday

Landscape Design: Sustainable Site Design, Rooftops, Green Roofs, Storm-Water & Urban Gardens

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.,Wicker Park Field House, 1425 North Damen
Sponsor: Wicker Park Garden Club
$8.00, pay at the door. Seating limited.

Join Shawn M Weidner as he discusses the work and practice Ecogardens, LLC covering sustainable site design, storm-water management, green roofs, and rain gardens.

For the past eight years, Shawn M Weidner has practiced landscape design primarily in the Chicago area. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (Minor in Business and Horticulture) in 2003, Shawn worked as the Senior Landscape Designer / Project Manger of a Chicago-based landscaping firm. He was responsible for the design and management of urban and suburban residential and commercial landscape and rooftop projects. While at this firm, Shawn played a key role in acquiring a number of industry awards during his tenure.

Shawn brought his expertise to Ecogardens in March, 2008. As the Director of Design, he oversees the design and management of all rooftop gardens, green roofs, storm-water retention, and landscape garden projects. He actively participates with IL-ASLA and is an Instructor at The Chicago Botanic Gardens.

Reservations: 773/278.9075, or via email. Information on-line.

Urbanized

6:15 p.m., Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State StreetUrbanized, a film by Gary Hustwit, at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, November 4-10th, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC

This compelling look at design of the world’s cities joins director Gary Hustwit’s HELVETICA and OBJECTIFIED to form a smart, invigorating trilogy of visual essays on the place of design in contemporary culture. Architects, city planners, activists, and politicians provide thoughtful and often refreshingly frank commentary as URBANIZED considers the future of urban space by examining the oppressive sprawl of Mumbai, Beijing’s stunning transformation, the futuristic vistas of Brasilia, Bogotá’s innovative plan for public transportation, and more. A visual delight, this thought-provoking global tour brings the big picture into focus in every sense. HDCAM video. (BS)

Information on-line.

Eames: The Architect and the Painter

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

Charles Eames has been called "an icon of modernism," and the Eames Chair was selected by Time magazine as "the greatest design Eames: The Architect and the Painter screens at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, November 5, 6, 7 and 13, 2011of the twentieth century." Long overshadowed have been the contributions of his wife Ray Eames, an accomplished painter and designer whose central importance in the Eames Office's output is revealed here with the aid of previously unseen archival materials, love letters, photographs, and artifacts. "Eventually, everything connects," Charles Eames famously said; and this compact, incisive documentary deftly connects the manifold aspects of the Eameses' extraordinary output: the extended evolution of the Eames chair; the pioneering use of pre-fab houses; the imaginative films including Tocatta for Toy Trains and the classroom favorite Powers of Ten; the campaigns for IBM, Westinghouse, and other corporate clients; the Moscow multiscreen extravaganza "Glimpses of the USA," and the controversial Bicentennial exhibition. DigiBeta video.

Information on-line.

   November 8, Tuesday

Financial Incentives for Developing Historic Buildings

7:30 - 8:30 a.m., continental breakfast and networking, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., seminar and questions. -222 West Adams, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: Daspin & Aument LLP, MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC, Plante Moran PLLLC

Join experts in the fields of zoning and land use law, historic tax credit certification, and tax credit structuring and syndication to gae valuable insights into the variety of financial incentives currently available for the development and rehabilitation of historic properties. You will come away with a working understanding of how local, state and federal incentive programs can fill a financing gap in your rehabilitation project. Speakrs will include Bridget M. O'Keefe, Daspin & Aument LLP; Bill MacRostie, Princiapl, MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC and Timony A. Frens, Partner, Plante Moran PLLC.

RSVP by Thursday, October 27th to Stacie Everett, Daspin & Aumnet at 312/258.1600 or via email.

Regional & Urban Design KC planning meeting

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional & Urban Design KC

If you're interested in urban and regional planning, you are welcome to join us in conversation and program planning. Bring your lunch; beverages provided. No need to make a reservation - just show up.

Information: 312/670.7770 or on-line.

Chicago Community Development Commission

1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers, 121 North LaSalle
Open to the public

Monthly meeting.

Meeting schedules and agenda's on-line

A New Chicago Cultural Plan

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Great Cities Institute, 412 S. Peoria, 4th Floor
Sponsor: Great Cities Institute
Free event.

Julie Burros will discuss the City of Chicago’s efforts to create a new cultural plan for the city. The city’s first cultural plan was Julie Burros, Director of Cultural Planning for the City of Chicago, discusses the Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 at the Great Cities Institute, November 8, 2011completed in 1986 and proved to be enormously influential. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s transition plan cites creating a new cultural plan for Chicago as a key goal in his first year in office.

Julie Burros has served as Director of Cultural Planning for the City of Chicago since 2000. Previously, she worked in the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development as a Coordinating Planner and a Senior Associate at Economic Research Associates. She studied Urban Planning at Columbia University and Sociology at the University of Chicago.

Information: on-line.

The Art and Science of Building Design

5:30 p.m., cocktail reception, 6:30 p.m., lecture, 7:30 p.m., Q&A- Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. John Zils of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill lectures on The Art and Science of Building Design, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 8, 2011Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
Free event, registration required
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by John Zils FAIA, SE, PE, Senior Structural Consultant. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

The design of buildings is a unique undertaking in that architectural design utilizes the art of visual design together with the science and technology of engineering to create habitable space for human beings to live, work or play. This presentation will review how the art and science of building design has evolved over the past 50 years and how each has influenced the other. Further, we will explore how these technical advancements have created an atmosphere within the design community which has fostered creative design which was previously only a dream. Built and un-built building projects will be used to illustrate the evolution of these building designs.

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

Reception and Book Signing: The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed its River and the Land Beyond

5:30 p.m., cocktail reception, 6:00 p.m., program, AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250The Society of Architectural Historians Chicago Chapter hosts a reception and book signing at AIA Chicago for The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed its River - and the Land Beyond - November 8, 2011
Sponsor: Society of Architectural Historians Chicago Chapter
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members

In 1894, photographers set out to document the reversal of the Chicago River, an engineering feat known at the time as the eighth wonder of the world. They took 22,000 photographs that are more meaningful today than ever before. And like all evocative photographs, they act as metaphors. The Lost Panoramas, by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, is the untold story of an audacious scheme as well as the consequences. It is the story of how a big city sacrificed the natural world in order to survive and prosper.

Information on-line.

Healthcare KC planning meeting

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

2011 Committee Goals: Healthcare Design Best Practices; Healthcare Regulatory Relationships; Financial Challenges on Healthcare Systems; Strengthening Professional Interdisciplinary Relations. All are welcome; no registration required. Please come prepared with your ideas for 2012 goals and topic ideas for the 2012 Lecture/Tour series.

Information: 312/670.7770 or on-line.

Firm Tour: Open Hand Studio: A Case for Pro Bono

6:00- 7:30 p.m. - Cannon Design, 111 West Washington Street, #2100
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Community Interface Committee
1.5 LU/HSW

Architects have a responsibility to improve peoples' lives. Connecting to our communities informs and enriches our work, thus increasing our ability to fulfill that responsibility. Founded in 2009, the Cannon Design Open Hand Studio fulfills a commitment to socially responsible design, considered an integral aspect of our practice. Open Hand Studio works through the built environment to better connect with and serve our communities. John Syvertsen, FAIA, Christopher Lambert, Matt McGrane, and Ashley Marsh, Assoc. AIA, will share how Cannon Design approaches pro bono work and will offer their view on the impact of the firm’s efforts in Chicago and throughout its other offices. Limited to 40 participants.

Information and registration on-line.

Chicago Green Homes Program

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

Presentation by Timothy Heppner and Team, Chicago Green Homes Program

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

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

Urbanized

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

This compelling look at design of the world’s cities joins director Gary Hustwit’s HELVETICA and OBJECTIFIED to form a smart, invigorating trilogy of visual essays on the place of design in contemporary culture. Architects, city planners, activists, and politicians provide thoughtful and often refreshingly frank commentary as URBANIZED considers the future of urban space by examining the oppressive sprawl of Mumbai, Beijing’s stunning transformation, the futuristic vistas of Brasilia, Bogotá’s innovative plan for public transportation, and more. A visual delight, this thought-provoking global tour brings the big picture into focus in every sense. HDCAM video. (BS)

Information on-line.

   November 9, Wednesday

The Road to Community: The Houses and Housing of Bertrand GoldbergAlison Fisher of The Art Institute of Chicago lectures on The Road to Community: The Houses and Housing of Bertrand Goldberg, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 9, 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

Alison Fisher of The Art Institute of Chicago lectures on The Road to Community: The Houses and Housing of Bertrand Goldberg, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 9, 2011Lecture by Alison Fisher, Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture, The Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago architect Bertrand Goldberg (1913–1997) is primarily associated with large-scale urban projects, but his first two decades of practice produced a remarkable range of experimental designs for modern living and community planning. Based on the Art Institute exhibition and catalogue, Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention, this lecture positions Goldberg’s early residential designs as important precursors to his later engagement with issues of affordable housing and urban development.

A book signing will follow the lecture.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

   November 10, Thursday

Effective Project Planning for Historic Tax Credit Rehabilitations

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

Federal historic rehabilitation tax credits have emerged as an important source of equity for developers in today’s difficult financing environment. Yet resolving the historic rehabilitation standards with often competing program, code, and sustainability requirements can result in increased delays, costs, and the denial of historic tax credit certification. Using case studies, a historic preservation consultant will discuss strategies for anticipating and resolving concerns to achieve National Park Service certification. Current intelligence on hot-button rehabilitation issues will be shared. An update on legislative changes to the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit and the status of recent efforts to establish an Illinois historic tax credit program will also be provided.

As director of the Chicago-office of MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC, Allen Johnson provides strategic consulting services to Midwest clients seeking federal historic tax credit certification for the rehabilitation of historic income-producing properties. He is well-known for working collaboratively with clients to identify creative solutions that balance client and project objectives with historic preservation principles and regulatory requirements. Allen maintains excellent working relationships with review staffs at the National Park Service, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, and Historic Preservation Division of the Chicago Dept. of Housing and Economic Development.

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

ARE at AIA: Structure - Part 2

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

This class is full.


This class is the first of three that will focus on Structures. Optional Informal Discussion and Sample Problems Review on Monday, November 7 at 6:00 pm. .

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

Urbanized

6:15 p.m., Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State StreetUrbanized, a film by Gary Hustwit, at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, November 4-10th, 2011
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC

This compelling look at design of the world’s cities joins director Gary Hustwit’s HELVETICA and OBJECTIFIED to form a smart, invigorating trilogy of visual essays on the place of design in contemporary culture. Architects, city planners, activists, and politicians provide thoughtful and often refreshingly frank commentary as URBANIZED considers the future of urban space by examining the oppressive sprawl of Mumbai, Beijing’s stunning transformation, the futuristic vistas of Brasilia, Bogotá’s innovative plan for public transportation, and more. A visual delight, this thought-provoking global tour brings the big picture into focus in every sense. HDCAM video. (BS)

Information on-line.

   November 11, Friday

Irish Architecture NowIrish Architecture Now, panel at the Art Institute of Chicago, November 11, 2011

6:00 p.m. - Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall, 111 South Michigan
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, Irish Architecture Foundation
$10.00 members, $15.00 general public, $5.00 students with valid ID

Featuring Tom dePaor, dePaor architects; Sheila O'Donnell, O'Donnell Tuomey Architects; and Yvonne Farrell, Grafton Architects

Information: on-line.

Mies van der Rohe Closing Exhibit Lecture II: Helmut Jahn

6:00 p.m. - Instituto Cervantes , 31 W. Ohio St.
Sponsor: Instituto Cervantes
Free event, RSVP requested..

Helmut Jahn was born in Nuremberg in 1940. From 1960 to 1965 he trained at the Technische Hochschule in Munich, after which he emigrated to the U.S. where he spent a year at the Illinois Institute of Technology studying under Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In 1967 Architect Helmut Jahn lectures at the Instituto Cervantes, Chicago, November 11, 2011he joined the office of C.F. Murphy Associates and six years later became partner and Director of Design. The practice was renamed Murphy/Jahn in 1981. During the 1960s the firm designed some of the more distinguished buildings in Chicago using a vocabulary of Miesian geometry. In later works Jahn's rigid adherence to pure Modernist doctrine lessened as he began to embrace an architectural philosophy which stressed the intuitive nature of creative rationalism. This shift led to a more flexible approach to design and signaled a decisive break with the unchallenged ideology of the Modernist past. Using a "variable, wide-ranging architectural language" to describe a buildings' contextual relationship, Jahn generated a symbolic code which could be appreciated by both professional architects and the general public.

This is one of the four lectures for the 2011 European Architecture and Urban Series that accompanies the exhibition, 2011 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture-Mies van der Rohe Award, which will be on display from October 25 through November 11 at the Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio.

RSVP at 312/335.1996 or via email. Information on-line.

Ed DimendbergEd Dimenberg, Professor, U of C, Irving, lectures at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, November 11, 2011

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

Lecture by Ed Dimendberg, Professor, University of California, Irvine

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

 

   November 12 , Saturday

Gala Benefit Reception Honoring Chicago's Cultural Icons

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - The Casino, 195 East Delaware
Sponsor: Society of Architectural HistoriansJohn Vinci, Mary Zimmerman and Sophia Siskel honored at Society of Architectural Historians Gala Benefit Reception Honoring Chicago's Cultural Icons, November 12, 2011
$150.00. Tickets held at the door.

SAH's Benefit honors Chicago's Cultural Icons - individuals who have contributed to the historic and cultural life of Chicago by incorporating architecture into their work. Proceeds from the benefit will support the ongoing educational mission of the Society of Architectural Historians. Among the Society's new educational initiatives are the development of a K-12 curriculum, SAH's Buildings of the United States book series, which debuts online in 2012 as SAH Archipedia, and ongoing preservation of the Charnley-Persky House.
Benefit Chairs are Stanley Tigerman, Margaret McCurry, Patricia and Laurence O. Booth. and the honorees: John Vinci, Mary Zimmerman and Sophia Siskel. The evening will include presentations, cocktail Reception and a silent auction.

Information and reservations on-line.

   November 13 , Sunday

A Discussion on Islamic Architecture

3:00 p.m. - Glenview Ismaili Jamatkhana, 100 Shermer Road, Glenview
Sponsor: Ismaili Midwest CouncilEllen Bailey Dickson leads a discussion on Islamic Architecture at the Glenview Ismaili Jamtkhana, November 13, 2011
Free event, RSVP

Ellen Bailey Dickson, President of Bailey Edward Architecture and architect of Glenview Jamatkhana, will be leading this discussion. There will also be a tour of the Jamatkhana and a Q&A session.

RSVP 847/730.1950 or via email. ; Information on-line.

Nature, Light, and Beauty: The Work of Minoru Yamasaki

4:00 p.m. - North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe
Sponsor: North Shore Congregation IsraelDale Gyure lectures on Nature, Light and Beauty: the Work of Minoru Yamasaki, at the North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, Illinois, November 13, 2011
$18.00 suggested donation

A lecture with Dale Gyure, Professor of Architecture, Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. Professor Gyure, who is currently writing a book about Minoru Yamasaki, will discuss the life and works of the famous architect who designed our Large Sanctuary.

Reserve seats: 847/835.0724 or via email ; Information on-line.

 

Eames: The Architect and the Painter

2:30 p.m., Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC

Charles Eames has been called "an icon of modernism," and the Eames Chair was selected by Time magazine as "the greatest design Eames: The Architect and the Painter screens at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, November 5, 6, 7 and 13, 2011of the twentieth century." Long overshadowed have been the contributions of his wife Ray Eames, an accomplished painter and designer whose central importance in the Eames Office's output is revealed here with the aid of previously unseen archival materials, love letters, photographs, and artifacts. "Eventually, everything connects," Charles Eames famously said; and this compact, incisive documentary deftly connects the manifold aspects of the Eameses' extraordinary output: the extended evolution of the Eames chair; the pioneering use of pre-fab houses; the imaginative films including Tocatta for Toy Trains and the classroom favorite Powers of Ten; the campaigns for IBM, Westinghouse, and other corporate clients; the Moscow multiscreen extravaganza "Glimpses of the USA," and the controversial Bicentennial exhibition. DigiBeta video.

Information on-line.

   November 14 , Monday

Reception with Stanley Tigerman, FAIA

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250AIA Chicago offers a reception with architect Stanley Tigerman, November 14, 2011
Sponsor: AIA Chicago

Join AIA Chicago for an evening reception with Stanley Tigerman, FAIA. He will provide anecdotes from the just-published Designing Bridges to Burn: Architectural Memoirs by Stanley Tigerman (ORO Editions) and his other new book, Schlepping Through Ambivalence: Essays on an American Architectural Condition, published by Yale University Press to accompany the retrospective exhibition of Tigerman’s work at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery. Both books will be for sale at the reception from Seminary Co-op Bookstores Inc., and the author will sign them.

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

Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman, Managing Principal, RSAUD, Los Angeles, lectures at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, November 14, 20116:00 p.m. - Gallery 1100, Arts and Architecture Building, UIC, 845 West Harrison
Sponsor: School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event

Lecture by Roger Sherman, Managing Principal, RSAUD, Los Angeles

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

 

 

Ezio Manzini: Regeneration

6:00 p.m. - SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 South Columbus Drive
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Free event, Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Ezio Manzini, Professor of Industrial Design at Milan Polytechnic and one of the world's leading experts on sustainable design, will discuss the theme of "regeneration" as a result of social innovations and new ideas of quality in design. The presenter notes, "In a small, densely populated, highly connected planet, social resources are by far the most abundant ones. In other words, people's sensitivity, knowledge, creativity, and entrepreneurial capabilities are potentially the most powerful drivers for sustainable changes. Therefore, one of the most promising strategies towards sustainability is to create the conditions that catalyze these diffuse social resources, transforming these potentialities into concrete initiatives capable of generating large systemic changes. This is what design for social innovation is about and what this lecture will introduce and articulate in lines of action."

As a design strategist, Ezio Manzini focuses on design for social innovation and Ezio Manzini, Professor of Industrial Design at Milan Polytechnic, lectures on Regeneration at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, November 14, 2011sustainability, and developing design solution scenarios that encompass both environmental and social quality. Manzini has written numerous books, including The Material of Invention; Artifacts: Towards a New Ecology of the Artificial Environment; Solid Side: The Search for Consistency in a Changing World (with Marco Susani); and Sustainable Everyday.

Following the lecture, there will be a panel discussion exploring intersections between the lecture content and design implications in the City of Chicago. The panel will be moderated by Victor Margolin, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and will include John Tolva, Chief Technology Officer for the City of Chicago, Karen Weigert, Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Chicago, Dan X. O'Neil, Executive Director of Smart Chicago, Marisa Novara, Project Manager at the Metropolitan Planning Council, George Aye, Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) at SAIC, and other guests.

Information: 312/629.6650 or via email.

The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed its River and the Land Beyond

6:00 p.m., DePaul University Art Museum, 905 West Fullerton.
Sponsor: DePaul University English Department Visiting Writers ProgramRichard Cahan and Michael Williams discuss their new book: The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed its River and the Land Beyond, at the DePaul Unversity Art Museum, November 14, 2011
Free Event

Co-authors Richard Cahan and Michael Williams talk about the publication of The Lost Panoramas When Chicago Changed its River and the Land Beyond. With more than 150 never-before-published duotone images, taken between 1892 and 1930, this collection explores the history of the Chicago River and the impact its reversal had on the watershed all the way to the Mississippi River. Offering the most complete description available of the river reversal, the stories told here provide a better understanding as to how it was done and why it was necessary, as well as how the water from the Chicago River is treated. The photographs were pulled from a glass plate photo collection taken by the Sanitary District of Chicago.

Information on-line.

YOUTH Photography Exhibit Opening

Urban Activators Youth Photography project on Bronzeville, presentation and opening reception at Savoy Square, Chicago, November 14, 20112:00 - 4:00 p.m., presentation by IIT students; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., opening reception of Youth Exhibit- Savoy Square, 4448 South State
Sponsor: Urban Activators

Last weekend, in a a youth workshop held in collaboration with artists from The Alley Project in Detroit, teenagers were taught photography techniques and then unleashed on Bronzeville to document their neighborhood. The exhibittion will feature a curated selection of their photographs. Before the exhibition opens the Urban Activators | Bronzeville studio will present their work from the past 4 months. Let us know what you think. We invite you to review and comment on the student design projects.

Information: on-line.

   November 15 , Tuesday

Technology & Transformation: Trends Impacting Education

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Loebl Schlossman & Hackl, 233 North Michigan, Suite 3000
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Education KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

The advent of collaborative, blended, and self-directed learning, which has been popular in elementary and secondary education for over a decade, is now leading to significant changes in the pedagogy at public and private institutions of higher learning. The “sage on the stage” has been replaced by the “guide on the side,” driven by a fundamental flip in the way students are taught and how they learn. As a result, space needs and class formats are rapidly changing to adapt to student expectations for learning - anytime, anywhere, on their terms.

Craig Park, FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, is a principal of The Sextant Group (Omaha), a national technology consultant. He will share some of the emerging and enabling technologies being employed around the country, and discuss related planning, design, and infrastructure issues that architects face in designing contemporary buildings for higher education. From physical space to virtual space, from wired to wireless, and from 3-D to augmented reality, campuses are shifting to new and exciting learning models that provide real opportunities for architectural innovation.

The Sextant Group is providing lunch so registration is requested. Check-in will be required at the lobby desk at 233 North michigan Avenue before going to LSH in Suite 3000.

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

Design Excellence Federal Office Building & Net Zero: A Case Study

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, AIA Chicago Environment KC
Free event, registration required. Limited to 60 participants.
Learning units: 2 LU/HSW/SD

Presentation by Tom Jacobs, AIA, from Krueck + Sexton Architects

The U.S. General Services Administration's new South Florida office building in Miramar will be one of the first in its kind to explore Tom Jacobs of Krueck + Sexton Architects discusses Design Excellence Federal Office Building & Net Zero: A Case Study, on the GSA's new office building in Miramar, Florida, at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, a means of achieving the Federal Government’s 2010 goal of “net zero environmental impact,” as announced by the GSA in 2010. How will the architects accomplish this goal, reaching net-zero water and paving the way for net-zero energy?

Tom Jacobs, AIA, from Krueck + Sexton Architects will discuss the challenges and opportunities in designing a comfortable and day-lit interior environment for future occupants while meeting the strict security, blast, and privacy requirements. His case study will also explain how a building’s climatically appropriate façade plays an important role in achieving net zero. Relevant to Chicago, which was recently cited in a New York Times article as “having summers like the Deep South,” the strategies implemented in this Design Excellence project include environmental concepts that may come into play locally.

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

Tour: Poetry Foundation

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - 61 West Superior
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC, USGBC-Ilinois Chapter

Tour is full - reservations for wait list only.
1 LU/HSW/SD

A private tour of the impressive new Poetry Foundation, designed by John Ronan Architects. Tom Lee, a young architect from John Ronan’s project team, will lead the tour. Meet promptly at 6:00 pm in the lobby; the tour will start at 6:15 pm. You'll have time to browse the building on your own as well.

Information and registration on-line.

   November 16 , Wednesday

Real Estate Forecast 2012

7:45 - 9:45 a.m. - Main Lounge, Union League, 65 West Jackson
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago
$60.00 members, $80.00 non-members, $40.00 young leader member, $15.00 student member

ULI Chicago presents its annual real estate trends and forecast meeting, featuring insights from leading experts both nationally and locally on Wednesday, November 16th. The event will feature a presentation on the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2012 report—a publication from PricewaterhouseCoopers and ULI - as well as a session on the outlook for Chicago area real estate, including a panel of leading real estate experts.

Guest Speaker: Dean Schwanke, Executive Director, ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, Senior Vice President, Urban Land Institute. Moderator: Keith A. Largay, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle. Local Panelists: Curt Bailey, President, Related Midwest; Richard Blum, Managing Principal, White Oak Realty Partners, LLC; and Betsy Clark, Managing Director, MetLife – Real Estate Investments

Information and registration on-line.

IFRAA planning meeting

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture KC

Interested in religious architecture and art? Please join us to plan activities for the local IFRAA. No need to register. Just show up and bring your lunch; beverages provided. Check out the national IFRAA if you're not familiar with its work.

Information: 312/670.7770 or on-line.

Reformed Buildings: Union of New and Old Design

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
architect Charles F. Bloszies discusses Reformed Buildings: Union of New and Old Design, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 16, 2011Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Charles F. Bloszies AIA, SE, LEED

The quest for sustainability will increasingly concentrate development in cities, resulting in architecture that will be a fusion of new and old forms, especially as policy incentives are implemented that encourage major additions to existing buildings. San Francisco architect Charles Bloszies, AIA will explore this topic as he presents case studies from his recently released book, Old Buildings, New Designs: Architectural Transformations, from Princeton Architectural Press.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Down & Dirtty with archi-treasures

Archi-Treasures benefit at DIRTT showroom, Chicago, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - DIRTT showroom, 325 North Wells, 10th floor
Sponsor: Archi-treasures
$45.00, includes food and two drinks.

It’s time to get your hands “dirtty” in style with DOWN & DIRTTY: diggin’ it with archi-treaures. This exclusive event, held in the DIRTT showroom, features hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music and a silent auction of architectural drawings by some of Chicago’s most notable architects. Proceeds will benefit archi-treasure’s mission of improving the urban landscape through art and design. Founded in 1996, archi-treasures is a non-profit, arts-based community development organization that improves the urban landscape by partnering architects, artists, educators, and urban activists with community groups, students, and neighborhood organizations, archi-treasures facilitates creative, urban design solutions using a participatory design process.

Information and registration on-line.

Meet the Green Exchange: Case Study, Tour & Networking Event

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Green Exchange, 2545 West Diversey
Sponsor: United States Green Building Council Illinois Chapter, Green Exchange
$15.00

Hear from the building owners and project team about the building's goals, challenges, lessons learned, and successes in pursuit toward a LEED Platinum status. Meet the building's current tenants while networking with green building professionals and community members. Join project team members for building tours throughout the evening. The Green Exchange building is an iconic four-story 272,000 SF former factory being converted according to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standards incorporating a wide array of efficient and aesthetically pleasing green building features and benefits. Formerly an underwear factory, and home of the renowned Cooper Lighting company, the building is one of Chicago’s historical gems. Ninety-five percent of the original building structure will be rehabilitated and maintained to preserve its charm as a historic landmark. Speakers will include: David Baum, Principal, Baum Development, LLC; Joan Dahlquist, Project Manager, Baum Development LLC; and
Jim Plunkard, Principal, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture Aracely Navarez, Principal, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture

Information and registration on-line.

Biomimicry: Designing From Nature's Innovations

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (discussion 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.)- Jefferson Tap & Grill, 325 North Jefferson, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Foresign Design Initiative
$7.00, $4.00 students, low-income, $20.00 Friends of Foresight Donation

Biomimicry, the practice of learning from nature to solve human design problems, is emerging as a powerful tool for creating more sustainable solutions. Applied at a variety of scales, from individual products to buildings to organizations, biomimcry brings nature's 3.8 billion years of innovation experience to the design table. This month's panel examines this quickly evolving practice, reviewing what it is, how it is being applied, the tangible advancements it has already produced, and the powerful potential for the future. Of specific interest to designers, architects, entrepreneurs, biologists, and related others, the conversation will be wide ranging and inspiring to anyone with a concern for a more vibrant and resilient future. Come learn more about this exciting field, and the new emerging network, Biomimicry Chicago.

Panelists will include Amy Coffman Phillips, Architect and Sustainability Consultant, Liquid Triangle Sustainability; Lindsay James
Director of Strategic Sustainability, InterfaceFLOR; and Colin Rohlfing, Sustainable Design Leader & Director of Sustainable Consulting, HOK

Purchasing tickets and information on-line.

Irving and Allen Pond: Progressive Chicago ArchitectsTerry Tatum discusses Irving and Allen Pond: Progressive Chicago Architects, at the Glessner House Museum, Chicago, November 16, 2011

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

The Pond brothers endeavored to create a better, more humane and progressive Chicago through their work. Terry Tatum, Director of Research for the Historic Preservation Division of the City of Chicago, and editor of The Autobiography of Irving K. Pond, will discuss the Pond's architectural ideas, their clients, and several of their most distinctive buildings, including the Hull-House complex.

RSVP at 312/326.1480. Information on-line

   November 17, Thursday

Reducing Embodied Energy In Masonry Construction

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC
Free for members, Non-members $15.00
1 LU/HSW/SD, this program is also approved by the GCBI and offers 1 USGBC LEED CEU (Category 4) as well.

Architecture 2030 recently set a goal of achieving a 50% reduction in the embodied energy of construction materials. Currently, 12% of all energy used, and all greenhouse gas emitted, is a result of the manufacturing of materials used to build and finish our buildings. John McKevitt, CalStar Products, will discuss the impact of these facts on the manufacturing of masonry materials and introduce a new process which reduces the embodied energy of masonry units by 85%, while also incorporating 40% recycled content and meeting the standards set by all appropriate ASTM standards.

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

Movable BridgesDennis McClendon discusses Movable Bridges at Landmarks Illinois Preservation Snapshots lecture at the Chicago Cultural Center, November 17, 2011

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

Lecture by Dennis McClendon, Chicago geographer and historian.

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

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

Jeanne Gang and Henry Henderson in conversation with Steve EdwardsArchitect Jeanne Gang and The National Resources Defense Council's Henry Henderson in conversation with Steve Edwards regarding their new book, Reverse Effect, at the Harold L. Washington Library, Chicago,November 17, 2011

6:00 p.m , Harold L. Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State Street
Sponsor: Chicago Public Library
Free Event

Jeanne Gang, visionary architect, 2011 MacArthur Fellow and leader of Studio Gang Architects, is joined by Henry Henderson, Midwest Program Director of The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to discuss and sign the new book, Reverse Effect: Renewing Chicago’s Waterways. Reverse Effect explores the importance of the Chicago River and the possibilities for its 21st century transformation. This program is moderated by WBEZ’s Steve Edwards and is presented in partnership with NRDC.

Information on-line.

The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed its River and the Land Beyond

5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 North Cannon DriveThe Lost Panoramas, book release and exhibit reception, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, November 17, 2011
Sponsor: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Free Event

Reopening of the Lost Paranormas exhibition, featuring some of the rare photographs and maps included in the newly published book, The Lost Panoramas When Chicago Changed its River and the Land Beyond, co-authored by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams. With more than 150 never-before-published duotone images, taken between 1892 and 1930, this collection explores the history of the Chicago River and the impact its reversal had on the watershed all the way to the Mississippi River. Offering the most complete description available of the river reversal, the stories told here provide a better understanding as to how it was done and why it was necessary, as well as how the water from the Chicago River is treated. The photographs were pulled from a glass plate photo collection taken by the Sanitary District of Chicago.

Information on-line.

Design Exposed: Goettsch Partners

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - 224 South Michigan Avenue, #1700
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for members, Non-members $15.00. Limited to 40 participants.
1 LU/HSW

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

Cool Roofs - The Many Options of Going ‘Green’

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 Bill McHugh, Chicagoland Roofing Council

The current Chicago Energy Code provides options to comply with energy conservation and reflectivity requirements aimed at reducing the urban heat island effect. This seminar focuses on the options provided by various roofing systems that help building owners and managers comply with the code. Listen
green, but really are.

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

Late Culture in the American Bottom

6:00 p.m. - The Graham Foundation, Madlener House, 4 West Burton
Sponsor: Graham Foundation
Free event, RSVP.

Graham Foundation grantee and artist Karthik Pandian will reflect on the series of 16mm films and sculptural exhibitions that he Karthik Pandian discusses Late Culture in the American Bottom at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, November 17, 2011produced out of his research at the Cahokia Mounds, a complex of pre-Columbian earthen edifices that dot the landscape east of St. Louis, IL, and the ancient Midwestern modernism he found buried there.

Karthik Pandian’s practice seeks to unsettle contradictions — universal and contingent, sacred and profane, proximate and distant — at the heart of the monument. Concerned in particular with the way in which history lurks in matter, Pandian uses 16mm film to excavate sites for fragments of political intensity. The sculptural works that support, enshroud and sometimes obscure his film projections are produced from materials drawn from his site research and often assume the form of architectural constructions. Through moving image, sculpture and syntheses of the two, his work imagines freedom in relation to the impositions of architecture.

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ARE at AIA: Structure - Part 3

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

This class is full.


This class is the first of three that will focus on Structures. Optional Informal Discussion and Sample Problems Review on Monday, November 7 at 6:00 pm. .

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line

   November 19, Saturday

High Performance Housing - The CommunIITy Collaborative

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 Steve Beck, CODA, LLC

The CommunIITy Collaborative is an ongoing Interprofessional Project - IPRO (a team-based learning environment in which students, from various concentrations and disciplines, work together to solve a real-world problem). The intent is for teams to commit to a holistic approach considering and balancing: construction time, energy efficiency, initial costs, payback, design and sustainability. The
CommunIITy Collaborative will share its results and discuss the future of highperformance housing as it prepares to collaborate with the Istanbul Technical Institute - Energy Institute.

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

   November 21, Monday

ARE at AIA: Structure - Construction Documents & Services

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

This class is full.


The rescheduled Contract Documents class will be on Monday, November 21, and the optional sample problems review will be on Monday, November 28.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line

Save Brand Brewery!

Save Brand Brewery! Preservation Chicago fundraiser, November 21, 20117:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Revolution Brewery, 2323 North Milwaukee
Sponsor: Preservation Chicago
$20.00

A redevelopment deal has been proposed that would destroy the historic 1899 Brand Brewing Administration building, located at 2530 North Elston Avenue for a more unsustainable big-box retail development. Join us for beer, appetizers and a special presentation on Chicago's brewing history and learn how you can STOP Brand Brewing Company's imminent demolition. Ticket price includes 2 hours of outstanding Revolution beer and appetizers

Information and Purchase tickets on-line.

   November 22, Tuesday

The Breathing Passive House

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 Martin Klaeschen, HouseHaus

Case study design of a fully insulated Chicago standard lot building that explores the different aspects of holistic sustainable thinking, including: passive solar system, heat-loss reduction, ground source heat pump, thermal mass, of-net heating and cooling.

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

   November 29, Tuesday

New (Sub)UrbanismsJudith DeJong of the UIC School of Architecture lectures on New (Sub)Urbanisms at the Great Cities Institute, Chicago, November 29, 2011

2:00 p.m. - Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria, 4th Floor, CUPPAH 400
Sponsor: Great Cities Institute
Free event.

Lecture by Judith DeJong, UIC School of Architecture.

Information: on-line.

Prioritizing Green Infrastructure Investments

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

Community decision makers are increasingly looking at installing green infrastructure to address stormwater issues. To be able to Megan Lewis and Sabina Shaikh lecture on Prioritizing Green Infrastructure Investments at the American Planning Association, Chicago, November 29, 2011retrofit private property with such natural stormwater solutions, there needs to be a mechanism that can gain private sector involvement and investment. One approach is to use an auction system, where landowners learn about the economic value of stormwater best management practices (BMPs) and then participate in an auction to bid on what BMPs they are willing to pay for.

Megan Lewis, AICP, of Cardno JFNew, and Sabina Shaikh of RCF Economic and Financial Consulting, will describe a project conducted for the City of Valparaiso, Indiana, to help that community prioritize stormwater BMP installation in a specific neighborhood.

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   November 30, Wednesday

The Shopping Mall Comes to Chicago: Victor Gruen’s Randhurst CenterGregory Peerbolte lectures on The Shooping Mall Comes to Chicago: Victor Gruen's Randhurst Center and signs copies of his new book Randhurst: Suburban Chicago's Grandest Shopping Center, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 30, 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 Greg Peerbolte, Executive Director, Mt Prospect Historical Society

Upon its completion in 1962, Randhurst was billed as the “largest shopping center under one roof in the world” and was the first fully enclosed shopping center in Chicagoland. Featuring images rarely seen by the public, this presentation discusses the planning and construction of Randhurst Shopping Center in Northwest suburban Mount Prospect. The Center’s colorful architect, Victor Gruen, and his theories on shopping center design and urban planning will also be discussed.

A book signing for Randhurst: Suburban Chicago's Grandest Shopping Center, will follow the lecture.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

 

 

 

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