Exhibitions
        Loop Values: The How Much Does it Cost Shop, exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, opening February 17, 2012   The Navy Pier Competition Exhibition, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, through May   The World Finder, Pocket Guide to Hell, exhibition at Gallery 400, January 20 - March 3, 2012 Architectural Drawing: From Europe to America, at the ArchiTech Gallery, Chicago, January 6 to April 28, 2012   Architectural Drawing: From Europe to America, at the ArchiTech Gallery, Chicago, January 6 to April 28, 2012   Neighborhoods Go Green!, at exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation        
        Loop Value: The How Much Does It Cost Shop
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, opening February 17
  The Navy Pier Competition Exhibition
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, through Mid-May, 2012
  Ceci n?est pas une rÍverie: The Architecture of Stanley Tigerman
at the Graham Foundation,through May 19, 2012
American City: St. Louis Architecture: Three Centuries of Classic Design
at Willis Tower, through May 12, 2012
  Architectural Drawing: From Europe to America
at ArchiTech Gallery, through April 28, 2012
  Neighborhoods Go Green!
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
     

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   March 1 , Thursday

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

   March 5, Monday

Getting it Done II - Building Strong Communities in a Changing World

10:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., - Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 301 East North Water
Sponsor: Institute for Comprehensive Community Development
Attendance free, registration required. $50.00 for optional opening session.

Opening day of two-day conference that will cover a wide range of topics vital to community development leaders including connecting to regional economies, building strong lead agencies, how schools and communities can work together, place-based strategies for improving public health, telling your story and revitalizing commercial corridors. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from national leaders during plenaries and workshops. A cocktail reception and issue roundtables will offer opportunities to network with peers and honor outstanding work.

View the full agenda here. Registration on-line.

   March 6, Tuesday

Getting it Done II - Building Strong Communities in a Changing World

8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., - Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 301 East North Water
Sponsor: Institute for Comprehensive Community Development
Attendance free, registration required. $50.00 for optional opening session.

Closing day of two-day conference that will cover a wide range of topics vital to community development leaders including connecting to regional economies, building strong lead agencies, how schools and communities can work together, place-based strategies for improving public health, telling your story and revitalizing commercial corridors. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from national leaders during plenaries and workshops. A cocktail reception and issue roundtables will offer opportunities to network with peers and honor outstanding work.

View the full agenda here. Registration on-line.

The Cathedral of Christ the LightEric Long of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill discusses The Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, California, for the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois at the Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago, March 6, 2012

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, $65.00 non-member. Advance reservations required.

Presenter: Eric Long, registered SE and an Associate Director with the San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

The Cathedral of Christ the Light, located in Oakland California, includes a 1500 seat main Cathedral sanctuary, as well as, a mausoleum, parish hall and offices, Diocese chancery offices, a conference center, the Bishop’s rectory, a library, café and parking for 200 cars with a total occupied area of 252,000 square feet. The Cathedral incorporates a highly innovative use of modest materials including glued laminated timber, exposed reinforced concrete, high strength steel, aluminum and glass to provide lightness and luminosity into a symbolic form. The geometry of the Cathedral is derived from Vesica Pisces motif and concepts using intersecting circles and spheres to create an efficient structural form. Located 4.7 km from the Hayward Fault, the 120 foot-tall main Cathedral sanctuary is seismically isolated and designed to resist a 1000-year earthquake without damage. Advanced computer modeling techniques were used to capture the behavior of seismic isolation combined with the glued laminated superstructure interconnected with pre-stressed high-strength steel rods and timber compression struts supported on a base reinforced concrete reliquary wall and sanctuary floor structure. Additional nonlinear analysis modeling was used to assess the unique structure’s ability to resist strength and ductility demands beyond maximum considered earthquake levels.

Information and registration on-line.

First Tuesday Happy Hour becomes PECHA KUCHA!!!

6:30 - 9:00 p.m., - Martyrs', 3855 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event - purchase tickets for Pecha Kucha

Today is Pecha Kucha Volume 21 (5th Anniversary of PechaKucha Night Chicago), and we are part of PK which always includes a young architect. Check out the YAF page at Meetup.com and sign up there to receive YAF notices

Information online.

Craig Dykers of Snøhetta

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South MichiganCraig Dykers of Snøhetta lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago for the Architecture and Design Society, March 6, 2012
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members, $5.00 students

Craig Dykers is co-founder and principal of Snøhetta, an integrated architecture, landscape, and interior design practice based in Oslo and New York. In recent years, the firm has won numerous international competitions for important American projects including an expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the redesign of Times Square, and the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the site of the World Trade Center. The firm’s many awards include the 2009 European Mies van der Rohe Prize and Global Award for Sustainable Architecture for their Norwegian National Opera in Oslo and the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Library of Alexandria in Egypt.

Information: 312/443.3631 Information and registration: on-line.

Pecha Kucha Chicago 5th Aniversary -Volume 21Pecha Kucha Chicago - Volume 21 Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Martyr's, Chicago

7:45 - 10:45 p.m. - Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue
Sponsor: Pecha Kucha Night Chicago
$10.00 (21 and over only)

It's PechaKucha Night Chicago's 5th Birthday - amazing to look back on some of the amazing nights we've enjoyed in 400 second increments.This month's presenters will include luminous artist duo Luftwerk, glitch afficianado Nick Briz, interior design rock star Gary Lee, returning PK’er Jessica Lybeck, art and design editor Lauren Weinberg, young architect Peter Drezek, from the Museum of Mourning Photography Kelly Christian, persistant acting graduate Seth Unger, cycling advocate Leah Jones, the stoned and blitzed folks of Stone Blitzer, beastiary creator Deke Weaver, and St. Louis import Sarah Truckey. The official poster of Volume 21 is designed by Joseph Altshuler and illustrates a brain on PechaKucha. PechaKucha Chicago originators Peter Exley and Thorsten Bösch will emcee.

Charge by phone: 800.585.8499. Tickets can be purchased on-line. Information on-line.
   March 7, Wednesday

Historic Resources KC planning meeting

12:00 - 1:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
Free event. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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Information and registration online.

Museum of Broadcast Communications

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.Matt Wylie of Eckenhoff & Saunders and Bruce DuMont discuss the new Museum of Broadcast Communications at the Chicago Advertising Foundation, March 7, 2012
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Matt Wylie, LEED AP, NCARB, Principal Eckenhoff & Saunders and Bruce DuMont, Founder-President & CEO, the Museum of Broadcast Communications

The transformation of a dilapidated parking garage into a striking new home for the Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) was a triumph of vision and creativity over obstacles including media scrutiny, brutal politics, and economic struggle. Hear about the decisions and drama behind this Gold LEED Museum in Chicago’s River North neighborhood and how one of the city’s ugliest corners was transformed by a man who refused to throw in the towel.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

   March 8, Thursday

When the Bauhaus Met the Bungalow Belt: A Look at Chicago's Hidden Modernist Gems

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Häfele America Chicago Showroom, 154 West Hubbard
Sponsor: Häfele America Chicago Showroom, Preservation Chicago, Save Prentice Coalition
Free event. Registration required
1.0 LU/HSW, AIA

SOLD OUT - WAITLISTED

Lee Bey, Photographer & Architecture Contributor for WBEZ and wbez.org, reveals the modernist treasure that lies in Chicago’s When the Bauhaus Met the Bungalow Belt: A Look at Chicago's Hidden Modernist Gems, a lecture by Lee Bey at Hafele America Chicago Showroom, March 8, 2012neighborhoods: A wide-ranging but relatively anonymous collection of postwar homes, neighborhoods, churches,synagogues, dry-cleaners, medical buildings and other structures that visually broke from the past. Mr. Bey will share his photography and discuss the importance of bringing much-needed attention to these buildings that represent the next frontier in preservation.

Learning Objectives:
- What is the value to a city to identify its Mid-century buildings?
- Are neighborhood examples of Mid-century architecture as important to protect, renovate and reuse as prominent Mid-century downtown buildings?
- What are the challenges of renovating and reusing Mid-century commercial and institutional buildings in Chicago’s neighborhoods?
- Would you support an extension of the city’s Chicago Historic Resources Survey to include buildings post-1940? To what year should it be extended?

Registration/waitlist on-line. Information: on-line.

   March 12, Monday

Edward Mitchell

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 Edward Mitchell, Principal, EMA / Professor, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

   March 13, Tuesday

Redesigning Logan Square

12:00 - 1:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Redesigning Logan Square, lecture by Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional & Urban Design KC
Free event. Bring your lunch - beverages provided.
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

In 1918, the Illinois Centennial Monument was erected at Logan Square to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Illinois. In preparation for the 200th anniversary of Illinois statehood in 2018, Logan Square residents Charlie Keel (Logan Square Preservation), Ryan Westrom (Patrick Engineering), and Don Semple (Krueck+Sexton Architects) are leading a grassroots effort to redesign the square to improve pedestrian safety, reconfigure traffic patterns, provide multi-modal transportation, and increase green space. As a preservationist, a traffic engineer, and an architect, they want to use modern planning techniques in this National Landmark District to improve the heart of the Logan Square neighborhood. Read more about the project on the Grid Chicago blog.

Learning Objectives: (1) Implement way to reduce roadway, increase traffic flow, and increase green space. (2) Create a public right-of-way that supports automobiles, bicycles, and pedestrians. (3) Understand the balance of historic preservation and modern urban design. (4) Organize community participation to produce grassroots, bottom-up designs.

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

John Edel - The Plant: Rethinking Food Production

6:00 p.m. - Access Living, 115 West Chicago, 4th floorJohn Edel of the Chicago Sunstainable Manufacturing Center lectures on The Plant: Rethinking Food Production at Access Living, Chicago, for Archeworks, March 13, 2012
Sponsor: Archeworks
$5.00 suggested donation at the door. RSVP.

What happens when you combine urban agriculture, alternative energy and a food business incubator? The Plant is repurposing an 87-year-old meatpacking facility to explore opportunities at the intersection of recycling, job creation and local growing. This 95,000 sq ft vertical farm will be net-zero by harnessing 32 tons of food waste per day from neighboring industries and closing waste loops of heat, materials and gasses between brewing, kitchen, office and growing areas. Nothing but food leaves!

John Edel is the owner and developer of the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center, a green business incubator in the Stockyards Industrial Corridor. He took the facility from a burnt-out shell to 100% occupancy while using a mixture of waste-stream recycled materials, barter and leading edge technology. In previous careers, Edel designed sets for broadcast television, was an art director for video games and worked as a chef on private railroad cars. His current project, The Plant, ups the ante as the nation's first vertical farm.
This talk is part of the 2011-12 Archeworks Sustainable Food & Design Lecture Series.

RSVP on-line. Information online.

   March 14, Wednesday

Place Stations: Creating Fun and Functional Transit Centers

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 South Dearborn, Suite 1400
Sponsor: Metropolitan Planning Council
Current MPC Donors $15.00, others, $30.00
Lunch will be provided. You may request a vegetarian meal when you register

With highways and arterial roads plagued by congestion and the price of gas making airline travel more cost-prohibitive, trains – an efficient, economical means of travel – are once again a hot topic. Likewise, cities and planners are re-examining the potential of majorPlace Stations: Creating Fun and Functional Transit Centers, a roundable sponsored by the Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago, March 14, 2012 train stations as destinations and economic development hubs, not just spaces people rush through to catch said train. Major rail stations, from Washington, D.C. to Berlin, have been transformed from solely spaces of transaction to places – with indoor and outdoor plazas, restaurants and retail opportunities, and year-round programming.

Place Stations will focus on the role of Placemaking in the planning and design of Union Stations across the country, with particular focus on Denver and Washington, D.C.’s stations as vibrant and valuable public places. As the Chicago Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) studies the redesign and expansion of Chicago Union Station, we will discuss how to maximize the impact of dollars spent on increasing operating capacity, as well as enhance the station’s stature as a civic asset and a catalyst for economic growth in the city and throughout the region.

Transportation expert and former Amtrak Chairman and CEO Tom Downs will keynote this session, offering his reflections on transit stations as economic drivers and social hubs. Frank Cannon, development director with Continuum Partners, LLC, will describe the innovative public spaces, retail opportunities, and creative financing that define Denver’s new Union Station. Luann Hamilton, deputy director of CDOT, will share Chicago’s vision for its own Union Station.

Registration and information on-line.

DePaul Art Museum

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.Jeffrey P. Mason of Antunovich Associates and museum director Jeffrey P. Mason discuss the new DePaul Art Museum at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, March 14, 2012
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Louise Lincoln, DePaul Art Museum Director and Jeffrey P. Mason, Project Architect, Antunovich Associates

Museum architecture has become an area of critical and popular interest as well as a large part of the visitor experience. While the design of DePaul University’s teaching museum presented some unusual challenges, including a narrow and site and the administration’s desire for a design that would blend into the neighborhood, many of these offered advantages as well. Learn how the DePaul Art Museum evolved from these series of challenges into a Museum building that the Sun Times calls a “masterpiece.”

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

   March 15, Thursday

CNU Illinois 5 - Redefining Convenience

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., - Inland Steel Building, Ground Floor, 30 West Monroe
Sponsor: Congress for New Urbanism Illinois
$15.00 for each of the three sessions

For the last several decades the ideal vision of convenience has often been defined by a sub-urban sprawl mindset: being able to drive to the mall or other large shopping center, getting whatever the household needs, and driving back to the single family home with a multi-stall garage. However, over the last few years the forces driving this mindset have changed. Gas prices have been increasing. As the economy has worsened, people have less disposable income. Infrastructure is deteriorating, and as a result of foreclosures, fewer traditional families live in single family homes. And of course, for large portions of the American population, this vision of convenience never applied to their lives in the first place.

CNU Illinois 5 is dedicated to the improvement of existing practices and the development of new ideas. It will be a day filled with expert presentations, productive conversations and a hands-on workshop.

Morning Session 9:30am-12:30pm
1.0 The Engine
1.1 Occupy Urbanism - Community Wealth
Chuck Renner - Principal, Renner Design Associates
1.2 Local Economies 101
Peter Locke - Board of Directors, Local First Chicago
2.0 The Place
2.1 Tactical Urbanism [2.0]
Mike Lydon - Principal, The Street Plans Collaborative
2.2 A Livable Loop: Place-making in the CBD
Ty Tabing - Executive Director, Chicago Loop Alliance

Lunch Session 12:30-1:30pm
{Hannah's Bretzel box lunches for purchase}
3.0 The Convenience of "The Original Green"
Presentation featuring common-sense, plain-spoken sustainability that is more than Gizmo Green.
Steve Mouzon - Principal, Mouzon Design

Afternoon Session 1:30-4:00pm
4.0 The Application
Design Workshop featuring projects in the Chicago Loop, Rockford and
Plainfield
5.0 The Conversation
Q+A panel discussion featuring the day's participants

Information and registration online.

Structural Insulated Panels, Design and Application

12:00 - 1:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

Aaron Hinde and Tom Waterloo from Riverbend Timber Framing will offer a comprehensive look at designing Type V construction with SIPs, aimed at the architectural and engineering community but also of interest to building officials and other construction industry professionals. They are part of the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA), a nonprofit association representing manufacturers, suppliers, dealer/distributors, design professionals, and builders committed to providing quality structural insulated panels for all segments of the construction industry.

Information and registration online. Architecture and preservation consultant John D. Cramer discusses Chicago's Early Bowling "Recs" for Landmarks Illinois at the Chicago Cultural Center, March 15, 2012

Strike! Chicago’s Early Bowling “Recs”

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

Architecture and preservation consultant John D. Cramer will discuss Chicago's early commercial bowling and billiard halls (or "recs") and the stories of the entrepreneurs and architects who built these forgotten structures.

Before World War II, commercial “recs” provided America's urban communities with elaborate movie palace-inspired settings for indoor sports entertainment. Today, the majority of Chicago's most spectacular "bowling palaces" have either been repurposed or have been demolished.

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

Jerszy Seymour

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



Product designer and conceptual artist Jerszy Seymour, founder of the Berlin-based Jerszy Seymour Design Workshop and recipient of the 2000 Dedalus Award for European Design, will use examples of his design work and conceptual practice to discuss life situations, notions of autonomy and collectivity, the possibility of an amateur society, and what a “dirty art” could be. This is a reference to “The Dirty Art Department,” the new Applied Art and Design Masters program founded by Seymour and offered at the Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam). The Dirty Art Department calls itself an open space for all possible thought, creation and action, and welcomes students from all backgrounds—designers to bankers, philosophers to farmers, and especially the curious—to navigate relationships between the built world and the natural world, between the individual and the collective. Seymour’s talk itself will navigate this terrain, starting as a lecture and evolving into a performance manifesto entitled “A General Theory of Design.”

Information and registration online

The Parthenon—How Innovative Is It?

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Morton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
Free
with admission.

The Parthenon is probably the most celebrated example of Greek architecture. Built by Athens at the height of its power and Barbara Berletta of the University of Florida lectures on The Parthenon - How Innovative is It?, at the Art Institute of Chicago, March 15, 2012prosperity, it was constructed fully of marble and bore more sculpture than any building before or after. The architects of the Parthenon, Iktinos and Kallikrates, extended proportional relationships throughout the building and successfully integrated the “opposite” architectural order, Ionic, into an otherwise Doric structure.

This lecture by Barbara Barletta, University of Florida, discusses the distinctive traits that make the Parthenon so important and sets the building within the context of Greek architecture by tracing the background of its forms and ideas. It demonstrates that the innovations of the Parthenon did not arise in a vacuum. Many of its characteristics had appeared earlier in other temples, particularly in and around Athens. In showing how the architects expanded upon pre-existing traditions, the lecture aims to answer the question just how innovative this building is.

Information: on-line.

Tour: Inspiration Kitchens-Garfield Park

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. REGISTRANTS WILL BE PLACED A WAIT LIST.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m., - 3504 West Lake Street, Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW


Larry Kearns, AIA and Chris-Ann Spencer (Wheeler Kearns Architects) will lead a tour of the Inspirations Kitchens restaurant in the Garfield Park neighborhood. Inspiration Kitchens are the social enterprise restaurants of Inspiration Corporation, offering contemporary American cuisine prepared and served by students and graduates of an award-winning food service training program. Inspiration Kitchens-Garfield Park is located around the corner from the Garfield Park Conservatory and offers both dine-in and carry-out service. This project won a SEED Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design in 2010.

The restaurant is close to the Central Park Green Line stop, and there is free parking in the restaurant's lot and along Lake Street. Limited to 30 participants.

Information and registration online.

   March 16, Friday

Sao Paulo Sustainability Indicators: from informal territories to the intimacy of architecture praxis

EVENT CANCELLED
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment/COTE and Regional & Urban Design KCs
Free event
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

In this special Friday event,
Professor and architect Carlos Leite, PhD, from São Paulo, Brazil, will present the work of his design and research practice, Stuchi & Leite Projetos. His practice addresses environmental sustainability and social issues from a range of scales from the informality of the megacity to the intimacy and formality of the interior design.

Carlos has a Master’s and PhD in Urban Design from the University of São Paulo and a post-doc from California Polytechnic State University where he was a Visiting Professor. He is professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, Mackenzie Presbyterian University (São Paulo), and has been a visiting professor and lecturer at schools in California, Canada, Barcelona, and the Netherlands, as well as at MBA courses in environmental management at the School of Economics, Business and Accounting at the University of São Paulo (FEA-USP), Fundação Dom Cabral (Unidade São Paulo), and Istituto Europeo di Design (São Paulo). His professional focus is to face new challenges abroad through academia and consultancy - from his broad and multidisciplinary knowledge in Brazil and abroad in the last 15 years (more than 40 cities visited). See his TED talk on “Cities of the Future: Sustainable and Smart.”

Information and registration online.

Dirt Book Launch and Talk by Megan Born

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

The premier launch of the Graham grantee project Dirt (MIT Press, 2012) and a talk by Megan Born, who co-edited the book along with Lily Jencks. Dirt presents a selection of works that share dirty attitudes: essays, interviews, excavations, and projects that view Megan Born, landscape and architectural designer, discusses and signs copies of her new book, Dirt, at the Graham Foundation, March 16, 2012dirt not as filth but as a medium, a metaphor, a material, a process, a design tool, a narrative, a system. Rooted in the landscape architect's perspective, Dirt views dirt not as repulsive but endlessly giving, fertile, adaptive, and able to accommodate difference while maintaining cohesion. This dirty perspective sheds light on social connections, working processes, imaginative ideas, physical substrates, and urban networks.

Dirt is the latest installment from the student-edited and student-managed publication entity viaPublications, a collaborative of interdisciplinary students, professors, and professionals, founded by graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

Megan Born is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations in New York, a lecturer at the Yale School of Architecture and a graduate of PennDesign (M.Arch/MLA, 2008).

Following the talk, copies of Dirt will be available for purchase. A book signing and reception will be held in the library.

RSVP and Information: on-line.

   March 17, Saturday

Working with a Green Architect

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, AIA Chicago Small Practitioners' Group
Free event, registration required.

This seminar will focus on how to prepare for a project on your home, the special considerations that doing a green project creates in the process, how to select the right architect and other team members, and how to optimize the project for minimum problems and the maximum value.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in short one-on-one consultations with an architect immediately following the seminar. Homeowners are encouraged to bring drawings, photos, and questions for the consultations.

Register and information on-line.

   March 20, Tuesday

The Passive House Standard: History, Techniques, and Case Studies

6:00 - 7:30 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment KC
Free for members; $15.00 non-members
Learning units: 1.5 LU/HSW/SD

Passive House is not only the world’s most rigorous energy standard, it also delivers quality-assured, cost-effective buildings with great indoor air quality and comfort. Mark Miller (Zen + Architecture) and Tom Bassett-Dilley, AIA (Tom Bassett-Dilley Architect, Ltd.), co-presidents of the Chicago Chapter of the Passive House Alliance, will offer an overview of the history and logic of the Passive House Standard, use of the Passive House Planning Package energy balance software, and the building science, techniques, and economics of building and retrofitting to the Passive House standard. This standard is a must for those interested in low-energy and net-zero buildings and the integration of rigorous design and construction.

Learning Objectives: (1) Understand the rationale for low-energy building; (2) Identify the characteristics and metrics that define a certified Passive House; (3) Identify common approaches to mechanical systems for Passive Houses; (4) See examples of completed Passive House single- and multi-family residences, schools, and commercial buildings built over the past 15 years.

Information and registration online.

RAW (Real Imagined Worlds) Design

6:00 - 9:00 p.m., - Rodan, 1530 North Milwaukee Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

This year, RAW Design will explore innovative and experimental furniture and products by local architects and designers in and outside of their traditional work places. It is an open-minded discussion between architects, industrial designers, and interior designers that will explore the possibilities of these fields and address their future direction. RAW Design is open to submissions: if you would like to present, contact Darya with your proposal. And if you know someone who would be a good fit for this event, please invite them to participate.

Everyone is welcome to join us at Rodan to hear the presenters and contribute to a lively conversation. Let us know you''ll be there through our Meetup page.

Information and registration online.

Beyond Energy Efficiency: Interior Design Strategies to Improve Your Home’s Sustainability

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 Emily Berlinghof, EcoHome Chicago

It’s important to look beyond light bulbs and HVAC systems when creating a green home. The materials selected, fixtures chosen, finishes specified and furniture purchased impact your home’s health and sustainability also. Come learn strategies from ASID Re-Green Certified professional Emily Berlinghof on what to look for when designing your home’s interior. We will examine how different products and designs can impact water conservation, indoor air quality, resources and, of course, the energy efficiency of your home.

Register and information on-line.

   March 21, Wednesday

How Are We Getting There? Chicago's Transportation Innovations Gabe Klein, Commissioner of Transportation for the City of Chicago, lectures on How Are We Getting There? Chicago's Transportation Innovations for Lambda Alpha International, Ely Chapter, at Petterino's, Chicago, March 21, 2012

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Petterino's, 150 North Dearborn, use banquet entrance on Randolph
Sponsor: Lamba Alpha International, Ely Chapter
$45.00 by March 15th, $50.00 thereafter

Gabe Klein, Commissioner of Transportation for the City of Chicago, discusses the City’s plan for transportation moving forward, and offers his perspectives on Chicago’s transportation, comparisons with D.C., pedestrian and bicycle initiatives as well as what is happening with CDOT and the development community.

Information and registration: on-line.

National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. MichiganGordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and Michael Doyle, President of The Buonacorsi Foundation discuss the new National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, March 21, 2012
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Gordon Gill, Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, and Michael Doyle, President, The Buonacorsi Foundation

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is designing the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago, a satellite location of the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C. Learn about their vision for the design—which will repurpose an existing building on Washington Street—and see who NMHMC will function as a bridge between the physical and virtual realms. With the incorporation of interactive exhibits, physical artifacts that interface with interpretive video, and other virtual applications, NMHMC will be a user experience like none other.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Restoring Faith: An In-Depth Look at the Collaborative Approach Used to Restore the Cluster Columns at Holy Name Cathedral

5:45 - 7:00 p.m. - Holy Name Cathedral, 730 North Wabash
Restoring Faith: An In-Depth Look at the Collaborative Approach used to Restroe the Cluster Columns at Holy Name Cathedral, March 21, 2012Sponsor: APT Western Great Lakes Chapter, IFRA AIA Chicago
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CES: 1

LA collaborative presentation by Chicago Ornamental Plastering, Daprato Regali Studios and Wiss, Janney Elstner Associates, Inc. The lecture will discuss the restoration of the interior cluster columns in Holy Name Cathedral after a 2009 fire. Due to significant water intrusion, each of the columns were stripped down to their structural members to observe the structural integrity and determine the amount of additional stabilization required. The stone cladding and plaster capitals were restored and reinstalled.

Information: on-line. RSVP by Monday, March 19th via email.

   March 22, Thursday

Niche Markets

7:45 a.m., registration, 8:15 a.m., program, 9:00 - 9:15 a.m., Q&A- the Union League, 65 West Jackson, Main Lounge
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago Chapter
$50.00 for members; $70,00 members, $15.00 student member, $25.00 student non-member, $30.00 Young Leader members

An informative panel discussion highlighting investments in niche markets. These niche property types have recently outperformed the broader real estate market and have shown better stability and income potential.

The panel will focus on the Self-Storage, Senior Housing, Manufactured Housing Communities, Student Housing, Medical Office and Parking sectors and will address the following issues:
· Why have these assets outperformed others over the past few years?
· Has the easy money already been made in these sectors?
· Is there too much capital currently chasing these sectors?
· How do smaller investors take advantage of these opportunities?

If it’s time for you to re-define your market, join us and learn how to take advantage of these market sectors.

Moderator: Mary K. Ludgin, Director of Global Investment Research, Heitman LLC. Panelists: Matthew Campbell, Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner, MedProperties Group; Christopher Merrill, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, LLC; and Randall K. Rowe, Chairman, Green Courte Partners, LLC

Information and registration on-line.

Implementing Lean Project Delivery in Construction Better Business Series

8:00 - 10:45 a.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC, Skender Construction
Free for members; $15.00 non-members
Learning units: 2 LU

Waste is all too often found in construction projects. From design rework to material wait times to under-utilized human resources, production systems must be designed to minimize waste and maximize value. Lean production management has caused a revolution in manufacturing design, supply and assembly. Applied to construction, Lean changes the way work is done throughout the delivery process. This course will give participants a strong understanding of Lean principles and provide practical techniques that are transforming the speed and quality of delivery.

Part 1: Introduction to Target Value Design
Part II: The Last Planner System as a Lean Tool

Information and registration online.

The 20th Century and Other Gaps in the World Heritage List: A Unique Opportunity for the U.S.

5:30 - 7:00 p.m., - Lightology, 215 West Chicago Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Landmarks Illinois
Free for members; $15.00 non-members
Learning units: 1 LU

The 20th Century and Other Gaps in the World Heritage List: A Unique Opportunity for the U.S., at Lightology, Chicago, March 22, 2012
American participation in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has been and remains lukewarm at best. This is especially jarring when contrasted with the enthusiastic participation of so many countries around the world. Gustavo Araoz, president of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), will provide an overview of the inner workings of the Convention and highlight the related opportunities - as well as the challenges - that exist in this context for heritage places in the United States.

This lecture is part of the Chicago Modern: More than Mies series of events.

Information and registration online.

How to Benefit from Social Media within the Architecture & Design Community

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., - Porcelanosa showroom, Merchandise Mart, #149
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Small Practitioners Group, Chicago Women in Architecture
Free event. Limited to 50 participants
Learning units: 1.5 LU

This Program is Full. Registrants will now be Placed on a Wait List.

In recent years, we have seen the business and practice of architecture evolved as traditional jobs vanished due to economic shifts. As the country moves to economic recovery, a growing number of start-up firms emerged to answer the need for employment. The old business model of working out of one’s garage to kick-start a fledgling practice has evolved into a business world of digital revolution. Lira Luis, AIA, RIBA (Atelier Lira Luis, LLC) will introduce participants on key tools and technologies in the field of digital marketing and the business model of co-working. It will include basic business management tools, cloud-based free software for generating documents, and web marketing tools like Social Bookmarking, Social Sharing, New Media Marketing, and the basics of Search Engine Optimization that are all essential to jump-start small architecture practices.

Information and registration online.

Essentials of Green Building Part II – Understanding the Triple Bottom Line: Social, Economic and Environmental

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 Richard Mazzuca and Gary Keclik, Sustainable Environments by Design

Sustainable Design operates within and is supported by global social and economic systems. However several of these systems have been predicated on perpetual growth. Therefore the conventional ideas of human progress may be seen as conflicting with long-term sustainability. Our discussion will focus on pro-active change covering: 1. Methods and resources (social, political, and economic) that can impel a whole system approach (rather than mere analysis of the parts); 2. Social and economic dynamics of sustainability that affirm the mechanics of green building; and 3. Behaviors that need to be addressed in order to generate sustainability.

Register and information on-line.

David Watkin: Classical Language Past and Present

6:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Chicago Yacht Club, 400 East Monroe
Sponsor: Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Chicago-Midwest
$15.00 ICAA and SAH members; $25.00 general public. Space limited, registration required.

David Watkin considers classicism as an architecture of imitation combined with invention in which the orders are timeless through Cambridge Professor of the History of Architecture David Watkin lectures on Classical Langauge Past and Present for the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Chicago-Midwest at the Chicago Yacht Club, March 22, 2012their relation to the human body and through their ornament derived from plant forms. He weaves a web of resonances linking past architects, Ictinus, Vitruvius, Bramante, Scamozzi, Schinkel, Hansen, Soane, Cockerell, McKim, Mead and White, with current architects, Krier, Porphyrios, Greenberg, Quinlan and Francis Terry, John Simpson, Robert Adam, George Saumarez Smith, and the brilliant classical sculptor, Alexander Stoddart.

The lecture is both historical and contemporary, for Professor Watkin draws on his personal association withCambridge Professor of the History of Architecture David Watkin lectures on Classical Langauge Past and Present for the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Chicago-Midwest at the Chicago Yacht Club, March 22, 201 many of the present day architects whose work he has defended in public planning enquiries, written about in books and articles, and whose careers he has also tried to promote by seeking new commissions. The story involves a life-long battle against the British establishment which is Modernist in terms of both architecture and, ironically, of conservation.

Emeritus Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Cambridge, David Watkin has published many books, including A History of Western Architecture (5th ed. 2011), The Classical Country House: From the Archives of Country Life (2010), as well as monographs on Thomas Hope, ‘Athenian’ Stuart, Soane, Cockerell, Quinlan Terry, and John Simpson. His growing interest in antique precedent led to his book, The Roman Forum (Harvard 2009; paperback ed. 2011).

Information: and registration on-line.


Richard Cahan :: The Lost Panoramas

7:30 p.m. - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
$10.00 Each ticket can be redemmed for $10.00 off the cover price of The Lost Panoramas the night of the event.

For the past century, a massive collection of glass-plate negatives has been carefully stored. Stored so well, they have been largely Richard Cahan discusses and signs copies of his book The Lost Panoramas at Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois March 22, 2012forgotten... Until now.

Taken between 1894 and 1928 to document the reversal of the Chicago River and its effect on the region, the photographs depict Chicago a few decades after the Great Fire, and show the Illinois River before additional water from Lake Michigan doubled its size and transformed the surrounding landscape forever. The reversal inundated downstate farms, eroded shorelines, submerged whole islands, and filled backwater streams, marshes, and lakes. These lost panoramas offer an entirely new view of Chicago and the region and spark new questions about the future of Chicago River.

Few of these photographs have been seen before. Discovered by photo sleuths and authors Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, they are more meaningful now than ever, connecting us to a world gone by and helping us better understand ours today.

A book signing follows the presentation.

Information and tickets on-line.

   March 23, Friday

Masonry Design and Construction

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,UBS Tower, 1 North Wacker, 2nd floor, Superior Room
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$300.00 members; $375.00 non-members by March 15th, $400.00 and $475.00 respectively thereafter
7.5 hours continuing education credit

Presenter: Edward J. Swierz, is a visiting professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a practicing consultant in the areas of structural and forensic engineering..

A one day seminar on the basics and principles of masonry engineering and construction required for the proper design and analysis, appropriate detailing of the components and systems, and forensic evaluation of existing masonry. There will be an emphasis on material properties and behavior, the historical or legacy codes that have led to the current Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) publication ACI 530-08/ASCE 6-08/TMS 402-08 in the current codes and soon to be the 2011 edition, recent changes to the International Building Code pertaining to masonry, and the special inspection requirements associated with the IBC. The IBC is used for projects outside the city limits of Chicago.

There will also be a section on material evaluation and field troubleshooting techniques, checklist items for review during ongoing new construction, and the evaluation of cracks and other forms of distress in existing masonry. Masonry of historic buildings will be discussed along with the differences between the mortars of today and years ago with guidance on the restoration of historic masonry.
Design examples will include slender or tall wall construction and shear wall design with ASD and LRFD methodologies, lintel consideration, and better detailing practices. Forensic evaluation of masonry distress and its implications and repair methodologies will be reviewed through examples.

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

   March 24, Saturday

Greening Your Vintage Home - Part of "Build Smart: A Green DIY Series"l

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, registration required.

Presentation by Matt Cole, Neighborhood Housing Services

Join Matt Cole of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago for a workshop on practical ways to green your vintage home. The workshop will highlight affordable strategies for making bungalows, greystones, and other older homes safer, more energy efficient, healthier, and comfortable. Matt will also discuss the mix of financial, technical, and historic preservation resources available from NHS and other organizations for your green project. A key goal of this workshop is to demonstrate how thoughtful improvements can enhance the performance of a vintage home, while preserving the materials and architectural details that make it unique.

This workshop is part of "Build Smart - A Green DIY Series".

Register and information on-line.

Solving for Pattern: Sustainable Approaches to Urban Garden Design

1:00 = 3:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, registration required.

Presentation by Brian Shea, Voltaire’s Gardener

Beautiful and sustainable gardens begin with good design. Understanding space, proportions, plant materials, and location requires care and respect for each element of the garden, as well as an appreciation for the entire system and its conditions. This seminar will examine case studies of urban garden design, including some that follow the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) guidelines for design, construction and maintenance.

Register and information on-line.

   March 25, Sunday

Film Screening: Of Dolls and Murder

7:00 p.m., Glessner House Museum 1800 South Prairie
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum, 175 Days to Love ChicagoFilm Screening: Of Dolls and Murder, narrated by John Waters, at the Glessner House Museum, Chicago, March 25, 2012
$15.00; $10.00 for museum members.

Celebrate the 134th birthday of Frances Glessner Lee with a private screening of this new independent film exploring the legacy of Lee and her famous Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. The feature-length documentary film, narrated by iconic filmmaker John Waters, exposes an unimaginable world of miniature homicides. From CSI and real-life detectives, to criminally minded college students and a visit to "The Body Farm," Of Dolls and Murder illuminates the tiny world of big time murder.

Prepaid reservations required to 312/326.1480 Information on-line

   March 27, Tuesday

2030 Commitment Working Group

5:00 - 6:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago 2030 Commitment Working Group
Free event

All are welcome to come and learn more about the 2030 Committment. Those who can't attend may use the AIA Chicago conference bridge by calling 312/376.2799 and then entering PIN 4240 followed by #.

Information online.

2012 Mies Birthday Party

6:00 p.m. - Illinois Institute of Technology, Crown Hall, 3360 South StateMies van der Rohe's 126th birthday party, Crown Hall, IIT, Chicgo, March 27, 2012
Sponsor: Mies van der Rohe Society
$50.00, register before March 22nd. Admission + Mies Society membership, $126.00

Celebrate Mies' 126th birthday and his influence on Vidal Sassoon—for the shear fun of it! In the mid-twentieth century, Mies changed architecture when he designed buildings for structure and simplicity. Little did he know his functional approach would inspire iconic haircuts, proving more can be done with Mies' approach to "less."

There will be prizes, surprises, and, of course, martinis.

Limited-edition, Mies-inspired prints will also be available.

Information and registration on-line.

Community Interface Committee planning meeting

6:00 - 7:30 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago CIC
Free event

Everyone is welcome to learn more about the Community Interface Committee and participate in planning its activities.

Information online.

   March 28, Wednesday

Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House and the Elmhurst Art Museum

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

Film Director/Producer Karen Carter and museum Executive Director Phylis O'Neill discuss Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House and the Elmhurst Art Museum at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, March 28, 2012Lecture byKaren Carter, Film Director/Producer and Phyllis O’Neill, Executive Director Elmhurst Art Museum

The McCormick House at Elmhurst Art Museum is a mid-century masterpiece designed by legendary architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The house—a one-story, horizontal layout study of Mies van der Rohe’s 860 – 880 Lake Shore Drive towers—was designed as a prototype for middle-income row houses in suburban Illinois. More recently, the McCormick House served as the conceptual framework for DeStefano+Partners’ design of Elmhurst Art Museum. Learn how the structure befits the museum’s mission and hear about a new documentary film, Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House, which tells the story of the iconic house from its conceptual beginning through its move by flatbed truck to Elmhurst Art Museum.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

   March 29, Thursday

Beyond Burnham Event- From Prudential to Illinois Center: the Birth of the New East Side

5:30 p.m., reception, ^;00 - 7:00 p.m., discussion - DePaul University, Dublin Room, 14 East Jackson, Suite 1601
Beyond Burnham Event - From Prudential to Illinois Center: the Birth of the New EastSponsor: Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, DePaul University
Free event, RSVP

A fast-moving, evening discussion about how the use of "air rights" has shaped modern Chicago and affected property rights. Our panel will discuss how the city pioneered the use of this development tool through projects such as the Prudential Building and Illinois Center, and how it affected the character of the Loop district.

Panelists include: Norman Elkin, AICP (formerly with Chicago Planning Dept); Will Hasbrouck, FAIA (formerly with Illinois Central Railroad); Harold S. Jensen, (formerly Partner of Metropolitan Structures); Gerald L. Johnson, AIA, FJG Architects; Michael Tobin, U.S. Equities, Inc. (formerly with Metropolitan Structures). Larry Lund will serve as event moderator.

RSVP via email. Information on-line.

The History of the South Loop

6:00 p.m., reception, 7:00 p.m., lecture- Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 South Michigan
Sponsor: Friends of Historic Second Church, South Loop Historical Society.
Suggested donation: $5.00

Using dozens of old pictures and many maps, geographer and historian Dennis McClendon will weave together a colorful tale about one of Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods, which was replete with hotels and prostitutes, printers and railroad stations, millionaires and gangsters.

Information: on-line.

No Do-Overs: Compromise and Complicity in Architecture

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

While grand visions are often considered the currency of contemporary architecture, the truth is that compromise—rather, the No Do-Overs: Compromise and Complicity in Architecture, panel with Sam Jacob, Liza Fior and Damon Rich at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, March 29, 2012uncomfortable sensation of being compromised—is the natural state of the architect, and the condition under which architecture is made. For architecture, context is never pure or abstract; it is a site physically, economically, and socially inscribed by competing interests. These compromised positions and scoured surfaces are where architecture’s political and ideological subtexts are revealed. Yet from these cloudy waters, the most innovative, relevant, and unexpected forms can emerge.

Sam Jacob, director of London-based architecture office FAT (Fashion Architecture Taste), Liza Fior, founding partner of muf architecture/art, and Newark-based design and artist Damon Rich will reveal their own complicities and compromises, and discuss how these conditions can become grounds for creative and engaged forms of architecture and urban planning.

RSVP and Information: on-line.

   March 30, Friday

Juan Herreros

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 Juan Herreros, Principal, Herreros Arquitectos, Madrid

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

   March 31, Saturday

Tour: St. Vincent de Paul Residence (Senior Apartments)

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. - 4040 North Oakley Boulevard, Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design for Aging KC
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
Learning Units: 1 LU/HSW
Further Details TBA

North Center Satellite Senior Center, a collaboration between the City of Chicago Dept. for Senior Services and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, is located on a senior campus near Western Avenue and Irving Park Road. Located on the first floor of the St. Vincent DePaul Senior Residences, the North Center Satellite opened in July 2008 and serves seniors residing in 33rd, 40th and 47th wards.

Join Mark Jones, AIA (Harley Ellis Devereaux Architects) and Gracia Maria Shiffrin, AIA (Catholic Charities Housing Development Corporation) in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood for a tour of the recently completed 86 unit, affordable, senior, independent-living apartment building which includes a ground floor City of Chicago senior center that is open to the neighborhood. The project incorporates a large garden and green space for the residents that is shared with adjacent senior apartments and condominiums as a part of this large multi-building development site.

Information and registration online.

Leveraging Financial Incentives for Green Home Building & Financing

10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. - Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, Chicago Architecture Foundation
$5.00 fee for members, $10..99 non-members
AIA/CES: 2LU

Presentation by Dan Rappel, Koo and Associates; Bill Seeger, Ecohabitat; and Chris McAuliffe, CM Real Estate Development LLC

This program will focus on the many available ways to defray the cost of building or remodeling a green residence. We will present available tax credits, tax deductions and utility rebates available for green residences. In addition, we will review pending legislation both at the State and Federal level that creates green building incentives. There will be a special focus and case-study on building green affordable housing. Residential design, development and building professionals are the primary audience for this program. Homeowners may also be interested in available incentives.

Register and information on-line.

High Design/Low Carbon™ – Design Strategies for the Built Environment

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, registration required.
AIA/CES: 2LU

Presentation by Nathan Kipnis, Kipnis Architecture + Planning

With the importance of environmental and climate awareness becoming more apparent everyday, understanding how buildings and communities can be designed to achieve carbon reductions is key to successful sustainable living. This seminar will show how to reduce the built environment’s ‘carbon footprint’ by taking advantage of what a site has to offer bio-climatically, employing eco-friendly architectural styles, and creating communities that foster a sustainable future.

Register and information on-line.

 

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