Exhibitions
   
Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects, an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, Octember 24, 2012 - February 24, 2013
The Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922–32, exhibition at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, through February 16, 2013 Alfonso Iannelli: Modern by Design, Exhibition at the ArchiTech Gallery, Chicago, Octember 7 - December 29, 2012
Reconsidering an Icon:
Field, collaborative faculty exhibition, at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, through December 14, 2012 The Unseen City: Designs for a Future Chicago, exhibition at the Chicago Architeture Foundation
Loop Values: The How Much Does it Cost Shop, exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, opening February 17, 2012                        
    Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects
at the Art Institute of Chicago/ through February 24, 2013
The Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 192232
at the Graham Foundation,through February 16, 2013
Alfonso Iannelli: Modern by Design
at ArchiTech Gallery, , through December 29, 2012
Reconsidering an Icon:
Creative Conversations about Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital

at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
Field: collaborative faculty exhibition
at the University of Illinois at Chicago through December 14, 2012
The Unseen City: Designs for a Future Chicago
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
  Loop Value: The How Much Does It Cost Shop
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
                       

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April 2012 Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events

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« December 4, Tuesday »

Practicing Green: A Guide to the Structural Engineer

5:15 p.m., cash bar, 6:00 p.m., dinner; 7:00 p.m., program, the Cliff Dwellers, 200 South Michigan, 22nd Floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$45.00 members, $55.00 non-members

In 2010, the ASCE Press published the Sustainability Guidelines for the Structural Engineer. This effort was a collaborative effort by the members of the SEI Sustainability Committee, and is the basis for this presentation. The Guide distills much of the current work of structural engineers across the continent, as well as new strategies and techniques being developed. Starting with some fundamental concepts of sustainability, the focus of the presentation will be the state of the art in sustainability from the perspective of structural engineers. We will discuss what we should know about the materials we specify, and what tools can help us better understand these material impacts. We will discuss strategies for achieving sustainability from a structural perspective. A number of resources and tools will be referenced for those wanting to explore in more depth, giving engineers the ability to start applying these concepts on projects right away. The lecture will provide explanations of basic concepts, then show some practical applications for more experienced practitioners.

This informative talk will be presented by Sarah Vaughan-Cook with assistance from Terry McDonnell. Sarah Vaughan-Cook, P.E., S.E., is the past Chair and member of the SEI Sustainability Committee and a Senior Engineer at Thornton Tomasetti. Terry McDonnell is a current member of the SEI Sustainability Committee.

RSVP to Donna Childs at 312/726.4165 ext 200 or via email. Information on-line.

IMI/YAF Holiday Party - with ornaments!

5:30 - 8:30 p.m., - Sub 51 (lower level of Hub 51), 51 West Hubbard
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum, IMI, Dryvit, Sto, USG, Terrazo & Marble Supply
$7.00 in advance; $10.00 at the door if space available. (Limited to 100 people)

Socialize, make plaster ornaments and decorations under the supervision of BAC Plasterers, and meet our sponsors. Open bar from 6-8 pm with appetizers courtesy of our sponsors.

Register on-line. Information online.

Panel Discussion: Architecture is Activism . . . Shelter - Design for Social Change

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$10.00 members; $15.00 non-members
AIA/CES: 1

Equal and accessible housing remains a basic problem in many parts of the United States. Discover innovative solutions that are being employed around the country and brainstorm visionary ideas with architects. Join us for a lively discussion about designing housing for social change to address areas of need and to explore potential visionary solutions. Panelists include:

Design Makes Change and Architecture for Humanity-Chicago will be present in the lobby of the lecture space to share information.

Purchase tickets on-line. Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Archeworks Mid-Year Design Review

6:00 p.m., - Access Living, 115 West Chicago
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event, RSVP. Space limited

Join us for an engaging evening as Archeworks' multidisciplinary design teams present their community-based design project at their mid-year review. These initiatives propose new paths for healthy and creative urban communities through design. Archeworks Mid-Year Design Review at Access Living, Chicago, December 4, 2012

This semester's project, Building Ethical Food Systems, partners with Growing Power Chicago and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Through our field-based participatory process, we are exploring new approaches to ecological design and placemaking that improve access and productivity at Growing Power’s Iron Street Urban Farm in Bridgeport and several satellite farms serving public housing communities. The design ideas, prototypes, and programs our postgraduate design team develop will respond to the citywide need for greater awareness and participation in the local food movement by its residents—especially youth living in areas without access to affordable fresh quality food

RSVP and information online.

Glessner House 125th Anniversary Dedication Dinner

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

On December 4, 1887, the Glessners dedicated their new home with a simple ceremony transferring the fire from the library fireplace of their Glessner House 125th Anniversary Dedication Dinner, December 4, 2012previous home on Washington Street to the library fireplace in their home on Prairie Avenue. Frances Glessner recorded in her journal, "Now I feel that the house is dedicated. And so ends a very happy day and prosperous beginning." Join us as we recreate the Glessners' ceremony and celebrate with a special dinner which will bring to a close the 18-month commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the building of Glessner House. Following the delicious dinner, provided courtesy of D'Absolute Catering, Executive Director and Curator Bill Tyre will give a presentation on the life and accomplishments of Frances Glessner. All proceeds will support the 125th Anniversary Fund.

Pre-paid reservations required to 312/326.1480. Information on-line

Pecha Kucha Chicago Volume #24

8:20 - 10:30 p.m. - Martyr's, 3855 N. Lincoln
Pecha Kucha Chicago Volume $24, at Martyr's, December 4, 2012Sponsor: Pecha Kucha Night Chicago
$10.00

PechaKucha Night brings prominent and emerging creative minds together for an evening of
lightning-fast presentations, networking and fun. The PechaKucha format, where a dozen or so presenters are given 20 slides each shown for 20 seconds to reveal their passions, work and inspirations, is now held in over 545 cities around the world.

Chicago’s Volume 23 features 6 minutes and 40 seconds each of Dose Market's April Francis, Roche Scholarship recipient Anne Dudek,Tribune Managing Editor Jane Hirt, art and design advocate Tess Landon, campaign champion Ann Liston, brand innovator Tom Marquardt, Chicago Designer Jordan Mozer, red-headed rockers White Mystery and
Future Prentice design competition winners Cyril Marsollier and Wallo Villacorta.

The official poster of Volume 24 is designedby Katelyn Smith. PechaKucha Chicago orginator Peter Exley and a PechaKucha Night alum will emcee.

Buy tickets on-line. Information on-line.

« December 5, Wednesday »

Lunch Talks@CAF: Small World Big Projects - Skidmore Owings & Merrill

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

Presentation by Brian Lee, FAIA, Design Partner, Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, Ross Wimer, FAIA, Design Director, Skidmore Owings Brian Lee and Ross Wimer of Skidmore Owings and Merrill discuss the Lusail Marina in Doha and Infinity Tower in Dubai at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, December 5, 2012& Merrill LL

Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)’s innovative practice has been informed by its extensive international work since the mid-twentieth century. Brian Lee and Ross Wimer will present the firm’s recent experimentations through two current projects in the Middle East: the Nozul Lusail Marina in Doha, Qatar and the Infinity Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Both projects demonstrate the state-of-the-art design, structural advancements, and sustainable breakthroughs that continue SOM’s remarkable and enduring legacy.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Panel Discussion: the Changing Chicago Project

6:00 p.m. - Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 South MichiganPanel Discussion: the Changing Chicago Project, at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, December 5, 2012
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Photography
Free event

Peter Bacon Hales leads a discussion contextualizing the Changing Chicago project, an archive of images held by the MoCP. For this 1987 project, 33 photographers documented life through Chicago’s diverse urban and suburban neighborhoods. Sponsored by the Focus/Infinity Fund, led by museum founding board member Jack Jaffe (1928-2010), the project was organized with the support of the MoCP and four other Chicago institutions who mounted concurrent exhibitions of this work in 1989. Jaffe donated this archive to the MoCP and published a book of the work. Jan Tichy and select Changing Chicago photographers will also participate in this conversation.

Information: on-line.

« December 6, Thursday »

2012 UIC Urban Forum: Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil

2012 UIC Urban Forum:  Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil, at the UIC Forum, Chicago, December 6, 2012
8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. - UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt
Sponsor: University of Illinois at Chicago Great Cities Institute
$25.00 general public, free for UIC students, staff and faculty. Registration required.

Not since the Great Depression have cities, counties and states suffered such a long-lasting period of fiscal challenges. The quality of urban life depends upon the capacity of cities and metropolitan regions to respond to the environmental, infrastructural, organizational, and human challenges of the global era. Cities and urban regions that are resilient enough to cope with the challenges posed both by unexpected shocks and longer-term trends will be positioned to adequately provide for the health, safety and well being of their citizens. Addressing these challenges will require human and financial capital, innovation and entrepreneurship, a vital private sector and the involvement of government and non-profit institutions in governance and service-delivery.

The 2012 UIC Urban Forum: Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil will bring together civic and community leaders to address the issues metropolitan areas have been experiencing, their responses and strategies to address those challenges and improve quality of life. Presenters will include Illinois Governor Pat Quitt, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Mayors Michael Coleman (Columbus), Betsy Fretwell (Las Vegas) and Luke Ravenstahl (Pittsburgh), and United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.

Complete agenda and list of speakers on-line. Information and registration: on-line.

Chicago PortraitsAuthor June Skinner Sawyers discussses the revised edition of her book, Chicago Portraits, at the Chicago Cultural Center for Friends for Downtown, December 6, 2012

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

Prolific Chicago author June Skinner Sawyers will draw from her recent book, Chicago Portraits, to provide a glimpse into the lives of the men and women who had the greatest impact in shaping downtown Chicago.

Information: on-line.

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

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

Monthly meeting, open to the public. Immediately following the meeting, the Permit Review Committee will hold is regular meeting in Room 1600, 33 North LaSalle.

Information and agenda on-line

Outdoor Lighting - NOT Your Grandma’s Porch Light Anymore

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sp
onsor: IES Chicago Section

IES Chicago Section invites AIA Chicago members to join them for a lighting program. From engaging and useable outdoor environments to Outdoor Lighting - NOT Your Grandma's Porch Light Anymore, presentation by Bernie Jacobs and Terry Ryan for IES Chicago Section at AIA Chicago, December 8, 2012entertaining street theatre, come join us as we explore this vast and intriguing lighting topic. Bernie Jacobs and Terry Ryan of Jacobs / Ryan Associates discuss the interplay of aesthetics, technology, comfort, interactivity, and environmental features (plant material, surfaces and buildings) in a creative design process. Based on their extensive portfolio and current local projects Bernie and Terry will create a new awareness and artful perspective to explore light and enjoy the night,

Information and registration online.

Urban Land Institute Chicago 18th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner Honoring Eugene Golub

6:30 p.m., cocktails, 7:30 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel, 120 East DelawareGolub & Company's Eugene Golub receives Urban Land Institute Chicago Chapter's Lifetime Achievement Award, December 6, 2012
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago Chapter
$500.00 individual tickets, sponsorships at different levels

This years Lifetime Achievement Award winner Eugene Golub is the founder and chairman of Chicago-based Golub & Company, a dynamic real estate business and a multi-generational family business with a history of success spanning more than 50 years and $8 billion in real estate transactions. He became known throughout his career for his ability to anticipate real estate opportunities, utilizing a hands-on approach and an ownership perspective, regardless of his role in a project. This philosophy continues to guide the company's culture as well as its corporate and project activities today. Under his leadership, the company and its affiliates have owned, developed, operated or leased more than 45 million square feet of properties in the United States and abroad.

Information and registration on-line.

« December 7, Friday »

Gallery Talk - Exhibition Overview of Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects Assistant curator Karen Kice leads a tour of the Art Institute of Chicago exhibition Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects, November 15, 2012

12:00- 1:00 p.m. - Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Wing, 159 East Monroe
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
Free with admission

Follow Karen Kice, assistant curator and a team member from Studio Gang Architects on a tour to learn more about the Art Institute's exhibition Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects. Meet in Griffin Court.

Information: on-line.

AIA/Chicago Chapter Holiday Party & Annual Meeting

6:00 - 10:00 p.m., - Revolution Brewery, 3340 North Kedzie BoulevardAIA/Chicago Chapter Holiday Party and Annual Meeting at Revolution Brewery, December 7, 2012
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, others
$60.00

Join AIA Chicago's Annual Meeting and Holiday Party at Revolution Brewery's new production and event space in the Avondale neighborhood. At 5 pm, members and guests can attend the annual meeting, with special presentations of the Firm of the Year Award to Farr Associates, Student Award, the Dubin Family Young Architect Award to Matt Dumich of Valerio Dewalt Train Associations, the Distinguished Service Awards to Paul Knight, Vincent Paglione and Lynn Becker, the introduction of the 2013 AIA Chicago Board, and recognition of our 25- and 50-year members, and newly licensed architects. Mingle and be merry with craft beers and heavy hors d'oeuvres from Revolution Brewing.

Information and registration online.

Closing Reception: messy MIES + MASSIVE middle

7:00 p.m.,, reception and gallery talk, 8:00 p.m., opening, Oakton Community College, P-Wing Gallery Space, 7701 Lincoln, Skokie.
Sponsor: Oakton Community College
Free event

messy MIES + MASSIVE middle is an exhibition centering on Mies van der Rohe’s ambiguously built/unbuilt architecture including never-before-exhibited material.

This exhibition presents three projects designed by Mies, starting with the Barcelona Pavilion (design/built 1929, destroyed 1930, Opening reception for exhibition, messy MIES + MASSIVE middle, at Oakton Community College, November rebuilt 1986), Brussels Pavilion (designed/unbuilt 1934, reappears publicly 1966) and the IIT Master Plan (partially built in the 1940s in its original design). Interestingly enough, all three projects do not exist in their original intention or even literal interpretation. The Barcelona Pavilion stood for a mere six months and was little noticed. Only later, decades after its demolition, did it emerge in the collective consciousness as a masterpiece of modern architecture, materializing in 1986 as a built copy by popular demand. The design for the Brussels Pavilion disappeared into the chaos of World War II only to make its way back into Mies’ hands in 1966. The IIT Campus Plan was only partially realized in its initial design, as it is missing several buildings in Mies’ master plan, and instead creates the pastiche urbanism we know today.

We have created three beautifully crafted monochromatic basswood models eschewing the photo realistic renderings and life-size images that proliferate in most architectural exhibitions. Ours is instead radio rather than color TV and we have created sliding flash cards to engage and guide you through it. Please stop by and check out what's in The Cone of Silence first hand. It hasn't been seen since 1934.

Information online.

« December 8, Saturday»

The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago's Parks

1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central ParkChicago Park District historian Julia S. Bachrach discusses the new second edition of her book:  The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago's Parks, at the Garfield Park Conservator, December 8, 2012
Sponsor: Chicago Park District
Free event

Chicago Park District historian Julia S. Bachrach presents lectures on the recent publication of the second edition of her book, The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks, which illuminates Chicago’s 175-year commitment to its public parks. With historical plans, photographs and drawings, it explores how luminaries such as architect Daniel H. Burnham, landscape architect and conservationist Jens Jensen, and social reformer Jane Addams shaped and influenced Chicago’s venerable green spaces. The author will share other second edition highlights including recent research, numerous restoration projects, and newly-designed facilities, such as Millennium Park and Palmisano Park.

Information: on-line

« December 11, Tuesday»

Chicago from the Sky: A Region Transformed

12:00 - 1:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional & Urban Design KC
Free event. Bring your lunch, beverages provided
1 LU

How did he take those amazing photos? Larry Okrent will tell us the story behind his book Chicago from the Sky: A Region Transformed. A Lawrence Okrent discusses and signs copies of his book, Chicago from the Sky: A Region Transformed, at AIA Chicago, December 11, 2012long-time Professional Affiliate member of AIA Chicago, Larry has been a Chicago-based urban planning and zoning consultant for more than 40 years, with direct professional involvement in many of the projects and communities featured in the book. His firm, Okrent Associates, Inc., provides services in aerial photography, mapping and graphic design in addition to its core planning and zoning work.

At the conclusion of his presentation, Larry will be signing copies of his book which will be sold for $40, rather than the usual retail price of $49.50, plus tax. Easy holiday shopping!

This large format book offers a 240-page pictorial history—from an aerial perspective—of the far-reaching change that has occurred in Chicago and its region in the span of a single generation, between 1985 and 2010. This history is presented through more than 250 color photographs and a complementary selection of maps and historic images drawn from Larry’s own historic postcards collection. The story of change chronicled in these pages is perhaps more dramatic than that of any other era of comparable duration, probably even including the period immediately following the Great Fire of 1871.

Information and registration online.

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

Healthcare KC planning meeting

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC
Free event

Please join us if your are working in the field of healthcare design or you'd like to learn more about it. Visit our LinkedIn page.

Information online.

Chicago Women in Architecture Holiday Party

5:30 p.m., reception, 7:00 p.m. live auction - Häfele Chicago Showrooom, 154 West Hubbard
Sponsor: Chicago Women in Architecture
Suggested donation: $25.00 members/non-members

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Chicago Women in Architecture foundation (501(c)3 corporation), which provides scholarships to deserving young women studying in the field of architecture.

Purchase tickets and information online.

Graham Foundation Holiday Party and Book Sale Graham Foundation, Chicago, Holiday Party and Book Sale, December 11, 2012

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

Please join us for our annual holiday gathering and book sale. All books will be discounted at least 10%, with some titles up to 35%. The Graham bookshop is a perfect place to round out your holiday shopping with new and classic architecture titles from monographs to history and theory.

Information on-line.

« December 12, Wednesday»

Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture discusses current projects including the Kingdom Tower at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, December 12, 2012

Lunch Talks@CAF: Small World Big Project - Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

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

Presentation by Gordon Gill, AIA, Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Join us for a discussion of current projects in the Middle East, including the next world’s tallest building, Kingdom Tower. We'll discuss cultural identity and transformation of place, the economic strategies surrounding super tall buildings and the enrichment of intellectual property in emerging countries.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

E-Plan Forum

4:00 - 6:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Small Practitioners Group
Free event

The City of Chicago has recently changed its building permit process to the all-electronic E-Plan system. Learn to navigate the new system, ask questions, and share ideas that will assist design professional in the permit process. We will run through a typical project and participants can ask questions during the open forum. We will also share useful information from the DOB plan reviewers.

The SPG committee will forward all new ideas and/or issues to the DOB after our forum so the system runs more smoothly for everyone.
Afterwards, everyone is welcome to join us for happy hour downstairs at Emerald Loop to continue the conversation which undoubtedly will be quite lively

Information and registration online.

Artist Talk: Vito Acconci

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 230 South Columbus
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago Society for Contemporary Art
$15.00 SCA members, $20.00 non-members, lecture and pos-lecture dinner at Terzo Piano, $80.00 SCA members, $100.00 non-members

Vito Acconci began his career as a poet, and he is best known for his experimental performance, sound, and video works of the 1970s. Artist Talk: Vito Acconci, at the Art Institute of Chicago, Acconci’s early performances involving his own body—including Claim (1971) and Seedbed (1972)—were often controversial, transgressing assumed boundaries between public and private space, and the roles of intimacy, trust, and power between audience and performer. In the 1980s, Acconci began creating sculptures and installations such as Instant House (1980), which consisted of four sides of a house viewers could erect around them with ropes. Redefining himself as an architect, he founded Acconci Studio in 1988 to focus on theoretical design and building. In the last decade, the studio has built a person-made island in Graz, a clothing store as soft as clothing in Tokyo, an elevated subway-station façade that waves and bulges to make views and seats at Coney Island, a building-complex fence that twists and rises up the building to make wind-screens and splits to make public-places in Toronto.

Information and registration on-line.

Friends of Downtown Annual Meeting

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.- Gensler, 11 East Madison, Suite 300
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free with membership

Prolific Chicago author June Skinner Sawyers will draw from her recent book, Chicago Portraits, to provide a glimpse into the lives of the men and women who had the greatest impact in shaping downtown Chicago

RSVP via email. Information: on-line.

« December 13, Thursday »

Chicago from the Sky: A Region Transformed

12:15 p.m. - Claudia Cassidy Auditorium, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington
Sponsor: Friends of the Parks
Free event

Renowned aerial photographer, planner and author, Lawrence Okrent will offer a visual presentation of Chicago’s parks and lakefront transformed in the last decades. Aerial photos show before and after visuals that will give the audience a look at the transformation of some of Chicago’s parks and neighborhoods.

Information: on-line.

« December 19, Wednesday »

Lunch Talks@CAF: Small World Big Project - Perkins + Will

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

Presentation by Ralph Johnson, P+W Firmwide Director of Design, Perkins + Will, Universidad Agostinho Neto, Angola, and the Kenya Ralph Johnson of Perkins+Will discuss the Universidad Agostinho Neto in Angola and the Women and Children's Wellness Centre in Nairobi at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, December 19, 2012Women and Children’s Wellness Center, Nairobi

Join us for a look at and discussion of two large projects in Africa that Perkins + Will has designed, the new campus for the Universidade Agostinho Neto in Luanda, Angola (completed in 2011) and recipient of the Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award in 2009 and a Women and Children’s Wellness Centre in Nairobi, Kenya (to be completed in 2013) and recipient of the AIA National Healthcare Design Award 2012 and World Architecture News Awards (Unbuilt) Healthcare Sector, 2011.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

« December 20, Thursday »

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

« December 21, Friday »

Antonio Gaudi Antonio Gaudi

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

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

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

« December 22, Saturday »

Antonio Gaudi

3:00, 4:45 and 6:15 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC

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

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

« December 23, Sunday »

Antonio Gaudi

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

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

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

« December 26, Wednesday »

Antonio Gaudi

7:45 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$11.00, $7.00 students, $6.00 film center members, $4.00 students and faculty of SAIC and staff of AIC

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

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

« December 27, Thursday »

Antonio Gaudi

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

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

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

 

 

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