Exhibitions
  Drawing the Future:: Chicago Architecture on the International Stage, 1900-1925, at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Chicago, April 19 through August 11, 2013     Synergicity: An Exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation Sharing Space: Creative Intersections in Architecture and Design, at the Art Institute of Chicago, April 6 - August 4, 2013
Model Studies: Thomas Demand with Fernand Leger, Francis Bruguiere and Thomas Scheibitz and the Vkhutemas School, exhibition at the Graham Foundation through June 1, 2013
Design 1810-1995, at the ArchiTech Gallery, Chicago, through April 27, 2013 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                        
  Drawing the Future: Chicago Architecture on the International Stage, 1900–1925
at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Evanston, through August 11, 2013
    Synergicity: Reinventing the Post industrial City
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
Sharing Space: Creative Intersections in Architecture and Design
At the Art Institute of Chicago, through August 4, 2013
Model Studies
Thomas Demand with Fernand Léger, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Scheibitz and the Vkhutemas School, at the Graham Foundation, through June 1, 2013
Design 1810- 1995
at the ArchiTech Gallery, through August 24, 2013
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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March 2013 Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events

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« May 1, Wednesday »

Lunch Talks@CAF: Preserving the Past/Making it New: Preservation Chicago-Seven Most Threatened Buildings of 2013

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: C
hicago Architecture FoundationPreservation Chicago - Seven Most Threatened Buildings of 2013, lecture by Jonathan Fine at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 1, 2013
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Presentation by Jonathan Fine, Executive Director

In this widely anticipated annual event, Preservation Chicago reveals its list of Chicago’s 7 Most Threatened Historic Places of 2013. The purpose of this program is to draw attention to the importance of the chosen historic buildings and districts, and to indicate how the efforts of Preservation Chicago and neighborhood residents will be directed toward preserving them. Past Chicago 7 announcements have played no small part in the eventual landmarking of irreplaceable buildings and spaces such as The Richard Nickel Studio, 444 N. LaSalle Street, Wicker Park Commercial District and the Portage Theater.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Building Public Art and Public Spaces: The Chicago Picasso and Its Legacy

6:30 - 8:00 p.m., - Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$10.00
members, $15.00 general public, $5.00 students

From the city’s embrace of the monumental Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza to the rich landscape Building Public Art and Public Spaces: The Chicago Picasso and its Legacy, panel discussion at the Art Institute of Chicago, May 1, 2013of Millennium Park, Chicago is renowned for the dynamic interaction of its architecture, public art, and landscape design. This panel discussion brings together experts to discuss historical and contemporary views on urbanism and public art, partnerships between architects and artists for important site-specific projects, and the city’s role in shaping the public spaces of the future.

Panelists include Stephanie D'Alessandro, Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago; Julie Burros, director of cultural planning at the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs; Fred C.T. Lo, retired associate partner, and Richard F. Tomlinson II, managing partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Mark Sexton, principal, Krueck+Sexton Architects; and Dan Peterman, associate professor of studio arts, University of Illinois at Chicago. The event is moderated by Alison Fisher, the Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Information and ticket purchase online.

« May 2, Thursday »

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

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

Monthly meeting, open to the public. The Permit Review Committee will hold is regular meeting in City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 1003 at 9:00 a.m.

Times and places tentative, check website to reconfirm.

Information and agenda on-line

« May 3, Friday »

Small Projects Large Party

5:30 - 8:30 p.m., - Architectural Artifacts, 4325 North Ravenswood
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Small Practitioners Group
Free event

The Small Project Awards were designed to showcase Chicago’s many architecture professionals working at small firms and on small projects. All competition entries will be on display at the public reception and exhibition at Architectural Artifacts. The event is expected to draw more than 400 architects, clients and colleagues.

Information online.

« May 4, Saturday »

Ancient Synagogues in the Land of Israel

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
Free with admission

By the time of Jesus (first century B.C.E.-first century C.E.), Jews living in the Land of Israel began Jodi Magness lectures on Ancient Synagogues in the Land of Israel at the Art Institute of Chicago, May 4, 2013to build congregational halls (synagogues) to accommodate their assemblies. In this slide-illustrated lecture, Jodi Magness will survey the development of these buildings through late antiquity (sixth century C.E.) and discuss their decoration, which includes figured images such as the Greco-Roman sun god Helios.

Jodi Magness holds a senior endowed chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include Jerusalem, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient synagogues, Masada, the Roman army in the East, and ancient pottery.

Information on-line

UIC School of Architecture Year End Show

5:00 - 7:30 p.m., UIC School of Architecture, Art and Architecture Building Galleries, 845 West Harrison
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC
Free event

Information on-line.

« May 5, Sunday »

Chicago Women in Architecture 2013 Spring Scholarship Luncheon

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., - Hub 51, 51 West Hubbard
Sponsor: Chicago Women in Architecture
Katherine Darnstadt of Latent Design to be Keynote Speaker at Chicago Women in Architecture 2013 Spring Scholarship Luncheon at Hub 51, Chicago, May 5, 2013$50.00 members, $65.00 non-members and guests; $35.00 students

This year's Spring Scholarship Luncheon will honor Scholarship recipients and hear a presentation by keynote speaker from Katherine Darnstadt, Principal, Latent Design and 2013 AIA National Young Architect Award Recipient

Information online.

AT HOME: Nine Square in Northbrook

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Northbrook (address will be shared after registration)Nine Square, tour and discussion with Dan Wheeler or Wheeler Kearns Architects, Sherry Koppel and Jake Goldberg, sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 5, 2013
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, AIA/Chicago
$25.00 CAF and AIA members; $35.00 non-members
AIA/CES: 1

A behind-the-scenes discussion/tour of "Nine Square", a Citation of Merit award winner under the AIA Distinguished Building Award program. Dan Wheeler, FAIA of Wheeler Kearns Architects, Sherry Koppel (Sherry Koppel Design), Jake Goldberg (Goldberg General Contracting) and the home owner will discuss the design, bid, and construction process, the challenges presented and the solutions found. Space is limited to 50 participants and registration must be completed in advance. Refreshments will be served.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

« May 7, Tuesday»

Tour: Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons at Loyola University

4:15 - 5:45 p.m., - Loyola University Information Commons, 1032 West Sheridan
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Education KC
Free for members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Your clients are thinking and rethinking their libraries for the 21st century. Tour and discuss the concept, planning process, operations, and energy efficient design for the Richard J. Klarchek AIA/Chicago offers tour of Richard J. KlarchekInformation Commons at Loyola University. Topics to be covered:

  • Concept and programming of a digital research library and its relationship to a traditional library
  • Planning: Site Location, building organization and space planning
  • Building operations and management of digital media
  • Energy Efficiency: climate control and day lighting strategies

Speakers: Jeannette Pierce, Director, Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons, Loyola University; Nick Liberatore, Digital Media Specialist, Loyola University; and Devon Patterson, AIA, principal, Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Information online.

Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Competition Finalists' Presentations

5:00 p.m., cash bar, 6:00 p.m., dinner, 7:00 - 8:30p.m., program - the Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Competition Finalists' Presentations, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois event at the Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, Michigan, 22nd floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$45.00 members, $65.00 non-members

Make reservations early as this is always one of our most popular events. Each of the ten finalists will give a presentation before peers and the following distinguished judges:

  • David Corr, Northwestern University
  • Walt Eckenhoff, Eckenhoff Saunders Architects
  • Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners Structural Engineers
  • Soliman Khudeira, Chicago Department of Transportation
  • Scott Timcoe, Hines
  • Tudor Van Hampton, Engineer News Record

(pictured: Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP)

Reservations: contact Donna Childs at 312/726.4165 ext 200 or via email. Registration on-line. Information and list of finalists on-line.

Archeworks Certificate Program Final Review

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

Join us for an engaging evening as Archeworks' multidisciplinary design team present a community-based design project at their year-end review. This initiative proposes new paths for healthy and creative urban communities through design.

RSVP and Information: on-line.

YAF Happy Hour

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - Untitled, 111 West Kinzie
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Join us this month at Untitled. Check out the YAF Meetup page, and we hope to see you there.

Information online.

 
 

« May 8, Wednesday»

Lunch Talks@CAF: Preserving the Past/Making it New: Milwaukee Basilica- Moving Parts

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: C
hicago Architecture FoundationMilwaukee Basicilica - Moving Parts,, lecture by Susan Rabe at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 8, 2013
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Presentation by Susan Rabe, A. Rabe President and CEO of the St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation

What does the Milwaukee Basilica have to do with Chicago? This lunch talk will take you on a virtual tour of the most magnificent monument to faith located in America and will unpack its unbelievable history. Find out how the U.S. Post Office and Customs House in Chicago became important to architect Erhard Brielmaier and literally found its way in bits and pieces to Milwaukee to become something new.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Preservation Talks with Jeff Greene

5:30 p.m. - SAIC Ballroom, MacLean Building, 112 South Michigan
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Historic Preservation HPRES
Free event

Preservation Process: How a series of left turns led an SAIC graduate to the largest decorative arts firm in the nation

Buildings impact their communities, and help shape a sense of place. As a graduate of SAIC Preservation Talks with Jeff Greene, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, May 8,2013interested in fresco painting, murals, and public art, Jeff Greene studied the relationship between art and architecture. He came to understand that how a building is perceived, and as a result, how it impacts its environment, is largely influenced by its aesthetic. Jeff then pursued the craftsmanship of paint and plaster from classically trained artisans, and founded EverGreene Architectural Arts 35 years ago. Since then, He has led the company to become the largest decorative arts firm in the nation, taking on large scale projects such as state capitols, cathedrals, theaters, federal buildings, and commercial spaces. Through leading hands on restoration in historic spaces, Jeff has approached preservation and conservation in a very unique way. During this presentation, Jeff will discuss the preservation process and what makes restoration important to the development of our spatial environment.

Information: on-line.

« May 9, Thursday»

From 1893 to Now - Architecture of the Art InstituteFrom 1893 to Now - Architecture of the Art Institute, gallery talk at the Art Institute of Chicago, May 9, 2013

12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Art Institute of Chicago, meet in Gallery 100
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
Free with admission

Follow a lecturer on a tour to learn more about the architecture of the Art Institute.

Information on-line

Bus Rapid Transit in Curitiba, Brazil: Recent Innovations and the Emerging Bus vs. Rail Debate"

12:00 - 1:00 p.m., DePaul University, School of Public Service - 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1601 (Dublin Room)
Sponsor: DePaul University, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
Free event, RSVP

Mr. Christopher Kopp, HNTB, will present a fast-paced evaluation of exciting transit developments and proposals in Curitiba, Brazil, a renowned sustainable city.

Information on-line

Bringing Back the Barracks: Camp Douglas Revisited

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
Free for members; $15.00 non-membersBringing Back the Barracks: Camp Douglas Revisited, at AIA Chicago, May 9, 2013
1LU

This presentation will focus on the history of Camp Douglas, its significance to the Civil War and Chicago, and the on-going effort to create a lasting memorial on the site. David Keller and James Damato, AIA, will also discuss the archaeological investigations, design concepts for the recreated structures, and the virtual model of the camp that was created in collaboration with students at nearby IIT.

David Keller is the Managing Director of the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation. James Damato is a principal at ZPD+A, LLC.

Information online.

David Hartt and Karthik Pandian in conversation with Hamza Walker

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

Graham-funded artists David Hartt and Karthik Pandian will discuss new work currently on view in two concurrent exhibitions in Chicago that both engage various strategies and critiques of 1960s David Hartt and Karthik Pandian in conversation with Hamza Walker at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, May 9, 2013avant garde architecture, art, and design practices with curator Hamza Walker. In his current exhibition for everyone a garden, Hartt references utopian projects by architects Moshe Safdie and Jean-Louis Chanéac from the late 1960’s to explore the complex relationship between form and ideology. Similarly, Pandian takes on 1960s artistic strategies in The Incomparables Club, the conclusion of a cycle of recent exhibitions that features the moving image and sound installation Reversal. Concerned with artistic labor, technologies of vision, and nostalgia for the avant-garde, previous iterations of the work took place in different forms at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and Vilma Gold, London in 2012.

RSVP and information: on-line.

ARE at AIA: Review Course for the Architect Registration Examination

6:00 - 8:45 p.m., - Conference Center at 35 East Wacker Drive, #260 (adjacent to AIA Chicago office)
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$350.00 for series

ARE® at AIA is a review course for interns preparing to take the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). The course will cover each of the seven exam divisions with lectures, discussions and sample problems. While no single lecture can cover the entire range of issues within each division, these classes will provide the interns with a balanced sense of what is covered by each exam. Thursday lecture classes will be followed by Monday practice sessions during which participants will complete practice problems that the group will review. This course provides a strong base for individual study – and an opportunity to find a study partner or form a study group with other class members. Take the entire course or just the divisions you need.

Information online.

ARE at AIA: Construction Documents & Services

6:00 - 8:45 p.m., - Conference Center at 35 East Wacker Drive, #260 (adjacent to AIA Chicago office)
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$35.00

ARE® at AIA is a review course for interns preparing to take the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). Sign up here for the CD&S lecture class on Thursday, May 9 and the practice session on Monday, May 13.

Hand-outs for the lecture class will be e-mailed to participants on Thursday before class. Practice tests and answer sheets will be distributed at the Monday practice session.

Beverages and snacks will be provided at all classes (participants are welcome to bring their own refreshments).

Information online.

2013 Spirit of Design/ designs 4 dignitiy

VIP reception 5:30 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m. - Ignite Glass Studio, 401 North Armour
Sponsor: designs 4 dignity
$175.00, VIP tickets $250,00, plus other levels of support. Raffle tickets 1 for $40,00 or 3 for $100.00

The 2013 Spirit of Design Celebration is the annual celebration of the amazing work accomplished 2013 Spirit of Design, designs 4 dignity annual fundraiser at Ignite Glass Studio, Chicago, May 9, 2013in another year of transforming spaces and transforming lives. The event honors all the talent and donors that have made our work possible and shares the diversity of our impact by the non-profits we serve.

Designs for Dignity was founded on the belief that every individual should have access to environments that support the wellness of the human spirit. Design is a transformational force in human life. Our physical surroundings directly impact how we feel, react, aspire, and engage. Spaces of hope, dignity, and comfort are foundations for nurturing the growth and success of every human being.

Guests of honor are Mariel Hemingway and Chris Jacobs. The evening includes a silent auction, open bar, delectable food stations, and raffle prices including a one-week stay at the Villa Ayres outside of Cannes.

Information online.

Roman Mars :: 99% Invisible: Stories about the Built World

7:00 p.m. - Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
$12.00 members, $15.00 non-members

He's been called "the Ira Glass of design." His radio show, 99% Invisible – "a tiny show about Roman Mars: 99% Invisible: Stores About the Built World, at Unity Temple, Oak Park, May 9, 2013architecture and design" – focuses on the invisible activity that shapes our world. In August 2012, 99% Invisible became the highest-funded journalism project in Kickstarter history, raising over $170,000 from 5,661 backers. In 2012, with over 4 million downloads online, 99% Invisible peaked at #2 in iTunes ranking for all podcasts in the US.

As host and producer of 99% Invisible, Roman Mars has explored everything from the Purple Hotel – Lincolnwood, IL's most famous building – to poetically-named structures in Santiago, Chile.

Mars will bring his eye for design, his talent for storytelling, and his rich layers of music and sound effects to Unity Temple, where he will perform an extended version of 99% Invisible

Information and ticket purchase: on-line.

« May 10, Friday»

Open House and Annual Exhibition of Student Work, College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, May 10, 2013

 

Open House - Annual Exhibition of Student Work

5:00 p.m., Award Ceremony; 5:30 p.m., Open House- Crown Hall and 3410 South State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Information: on-line.

« May 14, Tuesday »

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

Monthly meeting.

Meeting schedules and agenda's on-line

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.

The Glessners' Kutani ware bowl and Chicago's take on Japonisme

7:00 p.m, Glessner House Museum, Beidler Room, 1800 South PrairieRolf Achilles lectures on The Glessners' Kutani ware bowl and Chicago's take on Japonise at the Glesser House Museum, Chicago, May 14, 2013
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$10.00; $8.00 for members

The Glessners were current in the music they supported, the books they read, and the style in which they collected prints, picture frames, glass, ceramics, and porcelains. They were among the early connoisseurs of Japonisme in Chicago and their ownership of a Kutani porcelain bowl speaks to their leadership in taste. The recently restored Kutani bowl and Chicago's nationally influential give and take on Japonisme will be the subject of this illustrated talk by Rolf Achilles.

RSVP at 312/326.1480. Information on-line

Pleasant Home Foundation Annual Meeting

7:00 p.m., - Pleasant Home, 217 Home Avenue, Oak Park
Sponsor: Pleasant Home Foundation
Free event; donations welcome

We encourage our neighbors, members and friends to learn about the Foundation's past year and Pleasant Home Foundation Annual Meeting, May 14, 2013, Oak Parkhear plans for 2013. Charlie Pipal, Professor-Historic Preservation Dept. at the School fo the Art Institute of Chicago, will present his students' drawings of George Maher's 1897 Pleasant Home for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) collection at the Library of Congress.

Information online.

« May 15, Wednesday »

Lunch Talks@CAF: Preserving the Past/Making it New:
Landmarks Illinois- Ten Most Endangered Historic Places

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

Presentation by Lisa DiChiera, Advocacy Director, Landmarks Illinois

Since the inception of Landmarks Illinois’ Ten Most Endangered Historic Places list in 1995, more than a third of the listed properties have been saved, less than a quarter have been demolished, and the rest remain threatened or are being rehabilitated.

This year’s list includes a variety of historic resources and building types in the Chicagoland area Lisa DiChiera of Landmarks Illinois lectures on this year's list of Ten Most Endangered Historic Places at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 15, 2013and throughout the state. Advocacy Director Lisa DiChiera will discuss the properties on this year’s list and her organization’s efforts to provide assistance and find solutions for their preservation and future use. Landmarks Illinois has been working to protect historic places throughout Illinois for over 40 years. The not-for-profit works with citizens and communities to preserve historic places and promote awareness about them through education and advocacy. In addition to the Ten Most Endangered list, the organization also sponsors an annual awards program and a matching grant program.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Gallery Talk: Drawing the Future ExhibitionGallery talk with David Van Zanten, Mary Jane Crowe Ashley Dunn, and Leslie Coburn provide a gallery talk for the exhibition, Drawing the Future, at the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, May 15, 2013

5:15 - 6:15 p.m., Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston
Sponsor: Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art
Free event


Curator David Van Zanten, Mary Jane Crowe Professor in Art and Art History, and catalogue contributors Ashley Dunn, doctoral candidate in art history, Northwestern University, and Leslie Coburn, doctoral candidate in art history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, for a close-up discussion of the exhibition, Drawing the Future.

Information online.

City Water, City Life: Water and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago

6:00 p.m., - Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library, 60 West WaltonCarl Smith discusses his book, City Water, City Life, at the Newberry Library, Chicago, May 15, 2013
Sponsor: The Newberry Library
Free event

A city is more than a massing of citizens, a layout of buildings and streets, or an arrangement of institutions. It is also an infrastructure of ideas, an embodiment of the beliefs, values, and aspirations of the people who created it. In City Water, City Life, historian Carl Smith explores this infrastructure of ideas through an examination of the development of the first successful waterworks systems in Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago between the 1790s and the 1860s.

Through an analysis of a broad range of sources, Dr. Smith shows how the discussion, design, and use of waterworks reveal how Americans framed their conceptions of urban democracy and how they understood the natural and the built environment, individual health and the well-being of society, and the qualities of time and history.

Information online.

Karin Fong of Imaginary Forces

6:30 - 8:00 p.m., - Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$10.00
members, $15.00 general public, complimentary for students

Karin Fong directs and designs for the screen with a graphic eye and a flair for storytelling. A Karen Fong of Imaginary Forces lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago, May 15, 2013partner at Imaginary Forces, she crafts visually inventive sequences for television, film and digital platforms including the main titles for Boardwalk Empire on HBO. She has directed spots for such iconic brands as Herman Miller, Target, and Sony PlayStation and created large-scale video installations for sites as diverse as Lincoln Center, Times Square, Las Vegas, and the LA Opera.

After Karin Fong's lecture, she will be joined in conversation by Rick Valicenti, Architecture & Design Society Board Member and founder of Thirst.

Information and ticket purchase online.

« May 16, Thursday »

SEAOI Workshop - IBC Ch. 17 - Special Inspection, Observation and Testing

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - UBS Tower, Michigan Room, 1 N. Wacker, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$175.00 members, $225.00 non-members by May 8th; $225.00 and $300.00 thereafter

Presenter: Susan (Sue) M. Frey, PE, SE, LEED® AP is a principal structural engineer serving as a designer, design manager, structural quality assurance reviewer, and multi-discipline team quality assurance manager on various types of projects during her 35 years with CH2M HILL.

Presentation of actual project teams’ design and construction experiences as well as examples for complete contract document preparation for full code compliance under the International Building Code (IBC) Chapter 17 Statement of Special Inspections including Special Inspection, Professional Observation, and Testing. Agency Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) common design and construction phase common additions and/or exemptions will be discussed. Audience will break into teams to build and share out a Statement of Inspections document. Bring your 2009 IBC and 2005 ASCE-7.

Reservations: contact Donna Childs at 312/726.4165 ext 200 or via email. Information on-line.

Ten Common Design Misunderstandings

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
1 LU/HSW

Jeffrey Harper, PE, and Vice President in the Chicago Office of The RJA Group will cover ten misunderstandings that are commonly encountered during the design of buildings. These misunderstandings occur on the part of the architect, engineer, AHJ and others. Jeffrey will identify means by which the number of misunderstandings and their impact may be reduced or avoided. Specifically, he will focus on building code terminology, occupancy classification, height and area limitations, requirements for barriers, means of egress, and the ended for communication between the parties involved.

Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Information and registration online.

The Architecture of River Forest

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

Presentation by Nick Kalogeresis, AICP, The Lakota Group; Jean Guarino; Douglas E. Gilbert, AIA

Frank Lloyd Wright first began his long, illustrious career in River Forest with his path-breaking William Winslow House - a residence that inspired Wright’s later work and a generation of other The Architecture of River Forest, Landmarks Illinois presentation by Nick Kalogeresis, Jean Guarino and Douglas E. Gilbert at the Chicago Cultural Center, Prairie School architects. In succeeding decades, River Forest would be fashioned by other architects, developers and builders who strove to create a distinctive suburban enclave composed of high style Revival mansions and country houses amidst a lush residential landscape of mature trees and broad lawns.

In the past year, a comprehensive architectural survey has been completed documenting more than 3,000 properties with a diversity of styles from the Carpenter Gothic to Mid-Century Modern. Our speakers will discuss the survey’s findings and River Forest’s architectural development from its early settlement along the Des Plaines River to its post World War II build out.

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

Furniture, Fashion & Music in the 18th Century

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Baker Knapp & Tubbs Chicago Showroom, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite Furniture, Fashion & Music in the 18th Century, lecture by James Caughman for the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Chicago Midwest, 6-187
Sponsor: Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Chicago - Midwest
$15.00
1 CEU

Using music as a point of departure, James Caughman, Kohler Interiors Group, will look at not only furniture, fashion, and music but also architecture, painting, and literature during the "extended" 18th century (1680 - 1830), a Golden Age of creativity. We will explore the links between creative expressions in each period and illustrate the organic development from one period to another. Passages of music from each period will be played.

Information and reserve tickets: on-line.

The Architecture of Leisure: The Florida Coast Resorts of Henry Flagler and Henry Plant

6:00 p.m. - Richard Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie
Sponsor: Richard H. Driehaus Museum
$5.00 members, $15.00 non-members

In this lecture based on her 2002 book, Dr. Susan R. Braden examines the architecture, function, and extravagant leisure offerings of the grand Florida hotels built by Gilded Age rail barons Henry The Architecture of Leisure:  The Florida Coast Resorts of Henry Flagler and Hemry Plant, lecture by Dr. Susan R. Braden, at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, May 16,2013Flagler and Henry Plant. As enterprising industrialists began transforming Florida, Flagler and Plant created a string of resort hotels to attract wealthy northerners with an appetite for balmy climates and luxurious accommodations. These pleasure palaces, including the Spanish Renaissance-style St. Augustine’s Ponce de Leon, Georgian Revival Royal Poinciana in Palm Beach, Islamic Revival Tampa Bay Hotel, and Alpine-style Belleview, blended recognizable historical styles with stylistic and functional independence, and then capped them with luxury on a scale previously unknown in the Florida wilderness. Dr. Braden uses architectural plans as well as memoirs by Gilded Age visitors and employees to re-create the experience of Florida’s winter resorts, which formed a legacy of exotic fantasy and escape that endures there today.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for any attendees who would like to explore the Museum and its collections. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. As space is limited, advance reservations are highly recommended.

Information and buy tickets: on-line.

What is it like Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House?

6:00 p.m. reception, 6:45 p.m., lecture - The Chicago Club, 81 East Van BurenWhat is it Like Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House? lecture by Kim Bixler at the Blackstone Library, Chicago, May 19, 2013
Sponsor: Cornell Club of Chicago, AIA/Chicago
$38.00 - food, wine and beer included. RSVP required, space limited.

Kim Bixler’s family owned Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1908 Edward E. Boynton House in Rochester, New York, from 1977 to 1994. In her multi-media presentation, Kim recounts the joys and pitfalls of owning and living in a Wright-designed home. Living with the public’s curiosity, playing hide-and-seek, coping with the habitually leaky roof and managing constant renovations make this an unforgettable story. Kim Bixler just published her latest book Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House.

Information online.

ARE at AIA: Schematic Design

6:00 - 8:45 p.m., - Conference Center at 35 East Wacker Drive, #260 (adjacent to AIA Chicago office)
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$35.00

ARE® at AIA is a review course for interns preparing to take the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). Sign up here for the Schematic Design lecture class on Thursday, May 16 and the practice session on Monday, May 20.
Hand-outs for the lecture class will be e-mailed to participants on Thursday. Practice tests and answer sheets will be distributed at the Monday practice session.

Beverages and snacks will be provided at all classes (participants are welcome to bring their own refreshments).

Information online.

« May 17, Friday»

What is it like Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House?

1:00 - 2:00 p.m., - Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake ParkWhat is it Like Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House? lecture by Kim Bixler at the Blackstone Library, Chicago, May 19, 2013
Sponsor: Blackstone Library
Free event

Kim Bixler’s family owned Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1908 Edward E. Boynton House in Rochester, New York, from 1977 to 1994. In her multi-media presentation, Kim recounts the joys and pitfalls of owning and living in a Wright-designed home. Living with the public’s curiosity, playing hide-and-seek, coping with the habitually leaky roof and managing constant renovations make this an unforgettable story. Kim Bixler just published her latest book Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House.

Information online.

Chicago Skylines Collection, Closing Reception

5:30 - 9:30 p.m., - Fabcakes, 714 North Wells
Sponsor: Defined Space

Chicago Skyline Collection 1, an exhibition of large-scale photographs of Chicago by architectural photographer David Seide is on display through May 20 in the River north gallery district. There will be Chicago-themed poetry readings by August Evans, Elizabeth Sterzinger & Lyndee Yamshon at 7:00PM.

The exhibition features photos of soaring skylines that are visual representations of a Chicagoan’s Closing reception for Chicago Skylines Collection by David Seide at Fabcakes, Chicago, May 17, 2013love for this city. This collection draws from Seide’s personal and commercial work. The large format of each piece envelopes the viewer, who, rather than merely looking “at” the image, becomes immersed in it, as one becomes immersed in Chicago’s sweeping vistas and dynamic energy. Whether a visitor, a past or future resident, or simply an admirer of Chicago, these images offer the viewer unique perspectives of a remarkable city.

Information online.

What is it like Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House?

6:30 - 7:30 p.m., - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple
Free event

See 1:00 p.m. listing above for details.

Information online.

« May 20, Monday »

Sustainable Design With Quartz Surfaces

5:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Hafele Showroom – 154 W. Hubbard
Sponsor: Hafele Chicago Showroom , OKITE®
Free event, RSVP (Note: this event is currently listed as sold out)
1 LU

It lights up kitchens, dining areas, bathrooms or any other area of hospitality, healthcare or other commercial projects. Quartz surfaces are five times stronger and more durable than granite, and remarkably easy to clean and maintain. In short, it’s a luxurious material like no other. Join us for a look at quartz surfacing that includes all the earth-friendly features of this product that makes it an ideal specification for any project.

Information and registration: on-line.

« May 21, Tuesday »

The Future Cancer Marketplace Has Arrived (Cancer Care Environments: The Architecture of Healing and Renewal #1)

5:30- 7:00 p.m., - NMH Prentice Women’s Hospital, 250 East Superior Street, Conference Room “L” North
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC, others
Free event
1.5 LU/HSW

Environments for the diagnosis, treatment, and care of cancer and related diseases will be the focus of AIA Chicago’s Healthcare Knowledge Community in 2013. Six events, which are open to architects, hospital administrators, facility managers, and medical professionals, will provide participants with knowledge and insights from speakers including architects, oncologists, caregivers, and planners. The series includes presentations and opportunities to see recently-constructed facilities dedicated to cancer care.

The Cancer Care Environments: The Architecture of Healing and Renewal series begins with a presentation by Trever Burgon, PhD, Vice President at Sg2, Cancer Intelligence Program. Trever will present an overview of key trends impacting cancer care and the future demand for cancer services, along with a series of innovative care delivery models focused on improving outcomes and patient experience.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Information and registration online.

Net Zero Retail: New Walgreens Store in Evanston

6:00 - 7:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250Net Zero Retail: New Walgreens Store in Evanston, presentation at AIA/Chicago, May 21, 2013
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment KC/COTE
Free for members; $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

Details for this presentation will be posted shortly. Read about this new store, now under construction, here.

Information and registration online.

Department of Energy - The Lastest and Greatest

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
$10.00
in advance; $12.00 at the door

Presenter: Bob Chomko, Building Science Institute, Inc.

The U.S. Department of Energy is turning their attention toward adoption and enforcement of energy codes requiring significant increases in education and addressing "low hanging fruit" energy efficiency measures in commercial buildings. In order to accomplish these goals, an increasingly essential infrastructure of professionals with broad building science knowledge must be created. Join Bob Chomko as he delves into these topics and what can be expected.

Information and registration online.

« May 22, Wednesday »

Historic Building Rehabs: Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

7:45 a.m. - 9:15 p.m., - the Union League 65 West Jackson
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago
$55.00 members, $75.00 members, $35.00 Young Leader member, $15.00 Student member

As real estate needs continue to evolve, many historic buildings in Chicago will be redeveloped into new uses. Learn from a panel of experts that have recently re-developed historic properties including the Wrigley Building and Sullivan Center. We will discuss various components of these deals, including:

  • Entitlements/Predevelopment – How is this process different for existing historic buildings compared to non-historic ones? Did working with the city and government agencies proceed as expected?
  • Construction – Did the construction process go as expected or was it more challenging?
  • Financing – Were there any special financing strategies or tax credits utilized to make the transaction feasible?
  • Leasing – How did you incorporate new building standards into an historic building to meet the requirements of a tenant in today’s market?

We will discuss lessons learned from each of these developments and highlight both the opportunities and the challenges of historic building rehabs.

Panelists will include Paul Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President of Development, Joseph Freed & Associates, LLC; Ari Glass, Senior Vice President, Zeller Realty Corporation; and Jason Koehn, Chief Investment Officer, Village Green. Timothy Frens, Partner, Plante & Moran, PLLC will moderate.

Information and registration online.

Lighting and Daylighting: Design, Controls and Technology

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., - Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, 222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1900
Sponsor: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers
$169 for non-members; special pricing for members
PHD: 8

Lighting design is a mix of art and science—the art of enhancing beautiful spaces with complementary lighting and the science of circuits and control systems for optimal efficiency. Lighting can be a substantial part of a building’s operating expenses and that coupled with a rapidly evolving lighting industry means keeping current on design strategies and technologies is essential. Join us for an in-depth look at up-to-date lighting and daylighting design strategies, technologies and tools.

Information and registration online.

Live Your Brand: Knowing and Showing Your Firm’s Identity

8:45 - 11:00 a.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for members; $15.00 non-members
2 LU

Everybody wants to have a successful brand. Architects are no different. Not everyone knows how to build a successful brand and the type of commitment it takes. Architects are no different. It is a complex, constant effort, and one that never ends.

Illan Geva, principal of Ilan Geva & Friends, will teach you the fundamentals of branding, get familiar with the main components of internal and external branding, and understand why it isn’t a “Do It Yourself” activity. This seminar is one of the most important cornerstones of good business practice, and serves well everyone who desires to be part of a successful business. Including architects.

Information and registration online.

Lunch Talks@CAF: Preserving the Past/Making it New:
Small Projects, Big Talent

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

Presentation by Zurich Esposito, Executive Director, AIA Chicago and Small Project Award Winning Architects

Hear from the award winners of AIA Chicago’s Small Firm/Small Project Award program who Zurich Esposito of AIA/Chicago talks about the Small Firm/Small Project Award program at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 22, 2013have been recognized for their high-quality work coming out of several small Chicago architectural firms. A brief overview of the competition will be followed by architects presenting on their winning work. This program is presented by the AIA Chicago Small Practitioners Group. The goal of this award program is to raise public awareness of the value that architects bring to small projects and to promote small practitioners as a resource for design excellence. All firms in the competition have fewer than 9 licensed architects & architectural interns.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

CTBUH YPC: Shanghai Tower

CTBUH YPC: Shanghai Tower, presentation and reception at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 22, 2013
5:30 p.m., check-in, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. presentations, 8:00 p.m., networking and reception- Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Young Professionals Committee
Free event, pre-registration required
AIA/CES: 1

Multidisciplinary presentation of the Shanghai Tower design and construction process by:

  • Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Grant Uhlir, Gensler
  • Christian Von Holten, Cosentini Associates

RSVP via email. Information and registration on-line.

« May 28, Tuesday »

2030 Commitment Chicago Working Group meeting

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


This event is sponsored by 2030 Commitment Chicago Working Group

Information online.

Light Control and LEED: A Winning Combination

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
$10.00
in advance; $12.00 at the door
Credits: AIA/CES (registered through presenter)

Presenter: Cameron Albin, Lutron

Lighting technology and the use of different types of bulbs can contribute to a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating substantially. In this seminar we will: review the credit categories for a better understanding; compare the previous version of LEED (2.2) with the most recent LEED 3.0 to identify the key changes that affect the design and construction, or major renovation, of commercial buildings; using LEED, we will understand how light controls and their manufacturer can effectively contribute to LEED certification in new construction and major renovation projects; and we will look at a case study showing how the Plaza at PPL Center used lighting controls to meet their certification.

Information and registration online.

« May 29, Wednesday »

TRF Brown Bag Lunch: A Railroad for the 21st Century: The Illiana Rail Bypass Concept

12:00 - 1:00 p.m., DePaul University, School of Public Service - 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1601
Sponsor: DePaul University, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
Free event, RSVP - bring your lunch (doesn't actually have to be in a brown bag)

A special presentation by independent railroad consultant Mr. Jim Giblin, an independent railroad consultant and technical advisor for Great Lakes Basin, LLC, about a proposal for construction of "a railroad for the 21st Century." In the tradition of Daniel Hudson Burnham and the 1909 Plan of Chicago, the Illiana Rail Bypass Concept represents a truly "big plan" solution for the Chicago region's rail congestion issues. It calls for the construction of a railroad for the 21st Century to provide a new high speed, high capacity freight rail line around, not through, the Chicago Terminal.

RSVP via email. Information on-line

Lunch Talks@CAF: Preserving the Past/Making it New:
Preservation and Adaptive Reuse of the Viceroy Hotel

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

Presentation by Hume An, Director of Real Estate Development, Heartland Housing, Inc., Jeff Bone, Principal Architect, Landon Bone Baker Architects

For individuals confronting homelessness, a permanent home with supportive services works. Preservation and Adaptive Reuse of the Viceroy Hotel, lecture by Hume An and Jeff Bone at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 29, 2013Harvest Commons Apartments, formerly known as the Viceroy Hotel, is an affordable residential project and a historic, green rehabilitation on Chicago's Near West Side. After falling into disrepair and closing nearly a decade ago, this Chicago Landmark building will reopen this year to include a social enterprise café, an urban farm, and a teaching kitchen out of which Heartland Housing will provide classes to residents about nutrition and food preparation. Hume An and Jeff Bone will discuss the redevelopment team's commitment to better understand the needs of tenants and to offer relevant programming that will allow residents to rebuild and enrich their lives. Harvest Commons Apartments is part of a broader discussion on the benefits of a single room occupancy.

This lecture will also be streamed on-line.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Building the Future of Bus Rapid Transit in Chicago

5:30 - 6:00 p.m., check-in and explosre; 6:00 - 6:45 p.m., panel discussion- 6:45 - 7:30 p.m., hands-on workshop - Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington
Sponsor: GOOD Chicago Studio
Free event . Registration

The next phase of bus rapid transit (BRT) is coming to Chicago! If you just asked yourself, "What is BRT?", our next GOOD Chicago event is for you.

Just last month, the city announced plans for Chicago's first full-scale bus rapid transit test along Ashland Avenue. This concept, which has been implemented in Bogota, Colombia and Cleveland, Ohio, boasts shorter travel times and more reliable service for commuters. At "Building the Future of Bus Rapid Transit in Chicago" our panel will explore the pros and cons of bus rapid transit, key elements of Chicago's BRT plan, and the effect BRT will have on citizens.

Panelists will include

Tracy Swartz, CTA Reporter, RedEye will moderate.

PLUS: After the discussion, we'll take what we learned and create a better bus stop prototype in a hands-on workshop led by design experts George and Sara Aye of Greater Good Studio.

Information and registration on-line.

Best of Downtown 2012 Awards

6:00 p.m., awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m. - The Cliff Dwellers, 200 South Michigan
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
$40.00 - includes 2013 Friends of Downtown membership

For more than 20 years, Friends of Downtown has celebrated and honored individuals, companies and organizations that have advanced the quality of life for downtown residents, workers and visitors. Award winners over the last several years have included Mayor Richard M. Daley, Jeanne Gang and the Trump International Hotel and Tower.

Information and RSVP: on-line.

« May 30, Thursday »

Sensible Approaches to Sustainable Design & Contracting

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
$10.00
in advance; $12.00 at the door
Credits: AIA/CES

Presenter: Richard Mazzuca, Eco Design & Development Group, LLC

The number of sustainably designed homes in the United States is statistically insignificant as compared to the volume of existing dwellings. However, successful measures to rehabilitate existing housing, thereby increasing value, can be achieved by understanding the economics and principles of embodied energy, adaptive reuse and resourceful new features. This seminar provides historical context and future needs for applying sustainable building practices. The focus is a narrative and discussion of efficient and sensible design and contracting. This class offers essential ideas for homeowners, architects, building managers and realtors to increase the value of their properties.

Information and registration online.

 

 
     
     
     

 

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