Exhibitions
Chicago: City of Big Data, exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, opening May 8 Chicagoisms, exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, Everything Loose Will Land, the dynamic intersection of architecture and the visual arts in 1970's Los Angeles, at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, through July 26 2014 Woman Building Change, Celebrating       Alfonso Iannelli and the Studios, exhibition at ArchiTech Gallery, Chicago, January 3 - April 26, 2014
  Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, at the Richard Driehaus Museum, Chicago,

 

 

                                   
Chicago: City of Big Data
opening May 8, t the Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicagoisms: - at the Art Institute of Chicago, April 5, 2014 through January 4, , 2015 Everything Loose Will Land - an exploration of the dynamic intersection of architecture and the visual arts in 1970s Los Angeles, curated by Sylvia Lavin, at the Graham, through July 26, 2014 Women Building Change - Celebrating 40 Years of Chicago Women in Architecture, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, through December, 2014
      Alfonso Iannelli and the Studios
at the ArchiTech Gallery, EXTENDED, through July 26
    Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection
at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, September 28, 2013 to June 29, 2014
                                           

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« June 3, Tuesday »

Tour & Social: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill & The Berghoff

6:00 - 7:00 p.m., - Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, 111 West Monroe Street; The Berghoff, 17 West Adams Street
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

This June, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture will open their doors to YAF members for a short guided tour of their office. Please arrive promptly at 6 pm to 111 West Monroe Street. Because of security, representatives from YAF and Smith + Gill will meet us in the lobby to escort the group to Suite 2300.

Afterwards, we will head to The Berghoff at 17 West Adams Street for happy hour where we will have a reserved area from 7 to 9 pm and enjoy $3 bar bites specials.

Visit our Meetup page to let us know you’ll be participating.

Information online

« June 4, Wednesday »

Lunch Talks@CAF: CBD: Using Data and Computation to Understand 21st Century Cities

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.
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Presentation by Charlie Catlett, Senior Computer Scientist, Charles Catlett of UrbanCCD discusses Using Data and Computation to Unerstand 21st Century Cities, lunchtime at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 4, 2014Argonne; Director, Urban Center for Computation and Data, University of Chicago

The Urban Center for Computation and Data (UrbanCCD) is creating a growing network of collaborative projects aimed at harnessing the power of computation and data analytics to better understand cities. Charlie Catlett, UrbanCCD founding director, will provide highlights of UrbanCCD's work using computational modeling to project the impact of urban design choices over decades, applying data analytics to discover leading indicators to enable cities to move from reactive to proactive policies, and the use of sensors and information systems embedded in the built environment to support environmental sciences, infrastructure engineering, and new modalities for human interactions with one another and with the City.

Information: on-line

Commission on Chicago Landmarks - Program Committee

12:45 p.m., City Hall, Room 1103, 121 North LaSalle

Meeting to review suggestions received from the public for possible chicago landmark designations. (Deadline was May 9, 2014)

Information and agenda on-line

The City Beautiful Comes to the Philippines: Urban Design in the Early Twentieth Century

6:00 p.m., Ruggles Hall, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton
Sponsor: The Newberry Library
Free event

Lecture by Ian Morley, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Although it is recognized that American urban designers used space differently from their colonial The City Beautiful Comes to the Phillipines: Urban Design in the Early Twentieth Century, lecture by Ian Morley at the Newberry Library, Chicago, June 4, 2014predecessors in the Philippines, not much is known about how American city planning shaped ides of nationhood in the new colony. Historian Ian Morley explores City Beautiful plans for the Philippines and describes how the designs attempted to convey ideas about advancement and new national identities in the colony.

Ian Morley is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is author of British Provincial Civic Design and the Building of Late-Victorian and Edwardian Cities, 1880-1914 among other publications.

Information on-line

Lean In Design Forum 2014: Achieving Better Designs with Higher Client Satisfaction

2:00 -6:00 p.m. , Tutorial- cocktail reception to follow (also thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Lean In Design Program), - Drinker Biddle & Reath, 191 N. Wacker Drive, #3700
Sponsor: AIA, Lean Construction Institute
$395.00 members, $495.00 non-members
10 LU

Design professionals are seeing increasing use of alternative project delivery methods, including Integrated Project Delivery. These more collaborative approaches are encouraging inter-disciplinary project teams in the design phase and beyond, and reshaping the role of designers. The Lean Construction Institute invites you to a conference.

What does Lean look like during design? The LCI/AIA/P2SL Lean in Design Forum: Achieving Better Designs with Higher Client Satisfaction is the premier national event where owners, architects, engineers and construction professionals share knowledge, focus on innovation, and learn how to maximize value throughout the design process.

Registration on-line. Information online.

« June 5, Thursday »

The Griffins' Canberra: The Ambition and Reach of Chicago Progressive Architecture

12:00 noon., Gratz Center, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 East Chestnut
Sponsor: Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Free for members; $10.00 general public

Lecture by David Van Zanten, Mary Jane Crowe Professor in Art and Art History, Northwestern University

In square miles (and there were many in this case), the largest production of Wright and his Studio before the First World War was the entire capital city of Australia, Canberra, won in competition and laid out by Wright's two former Studio assistants, Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin in 1912-1914.

Their first task after Walter's being named Supervising Architect [of the Australian capital] was to The Griffins' Canberra: The Ambition and Reach of Chicago Progressive Architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust lecture by David Van Zanten at the Gratz Center, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, June 5, 2014manage a competition for the design of the new Parliament Building, which sent them around Europe in March, 1914, put them in contact with leading modernist designers, among them Otto Wagner, Tony Garnier and the Paris city architect Louis Bonnier. Two 1914 exhibitions of their work in Europe resulted: one of their Canberra competition designs at the Exposition Internationale Urbaine in Lyon, the other of Marion's famous colored silk renderings of Walter's house designs at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. (The outbreak of the War prevented that exhibition going on to Vienna as had been planned.)

Far away Canberra has only recently come to be written into the history of Prairie architecture, but remains an important project folding Wright's innovations into Burnham's urbanistic theatrics. The lecture will explore this remarkable, exotic story.

Information and registration on-line

Saving the Chicago Cultural Center

12:15 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Room
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free event

While many credit former Chicago first lady Eleanor “Sis” Daley with saving the Chicago CulturalRick Fizdale talks about his book, 999: A History of Chicago in Ten Stories,for Friends of Downtown at the Chicago Cultural Center, May 1, 2014 Center from the wrecking ball, the realty is the building was saved as the result of the efforts of a dedicated band of preservationists, led by Charles Staples, who waged a seven-year volunteer battle.

Staples will recount the arc of the battle that produced one of the earliest and most significant victories in Chicago’s long battle to save its architectural legacy. Photographer Kevin Eatinger will also present his stunning photos of the building from a new coffee table book on the building.

Information on-line

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 its regular meeting City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 201-A at 1:15 p.m.

Information and agenda on-line

Landmarks Illinois Annual Meeting

4:00 - 6:00 p.m., the Cliff Dwellers, 200 South MichiganLandmarks Illinois Annual Meeting, at the Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, June 5, 2014
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
$20.00 members in good standing; $25.00 members in bad standing and all others

Meet our board of directors, staff and other Landmarks Illinois members, while enjoying tasty appetizers and a spectacular panorama of Chicago’s skyscrapers and lakefront. Afterwards, stroll over to Landmarks Illinois’ new office for dessert at our Open House at 30 N. Michigan Avenue, (Photo: "Sullivan stencil," a fragment of canvas salvaged from the Old Stock Exchange, on display at the entrance of The Cliff Dwellers Club.)

Information and reservations on-line

ARE at AIA: Construction Documents & Services

6:00 - 8:45 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$40.00 members and non-members

Lecture today; tutorial on Monday, June 9

Information and registration online.

ARE at AIA: Review Course for the Architect Registration Examination

6:00 - 8:45 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$375.00 members and non-members

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. Register for the full course and save $35 over registration for individual classes.

Lecturers: Michael Newman (SHED Studio), course coordinator and primary instructor; Lawrence Kearns, AIA (Wheeler Kearns Architects); David Meyer, SE and Heather Heidenreich, SE (KJWW Engineering Consultants).

And introducing...ARE online with Black Spectacles. Black Spectacles and AIA Chicago announce their new online ARE review course. Click here to learn more.

For more information on the ARE® visit the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Information and registration online.

 

Hidden Value in Vacant and Abandoned Buildings

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event

Speaker: Matt Cole, Audrey Henderson, Knowledge Empowerment

Among real estate agents, there are three factors that determine the potential value of a proposed listing: location, location, location. Many vacant and abandoned properties, whether residential, commercial or industrial, may appear decrepit but have hidden value largely due to their location. For instance, many abandoned properties are located near public transportation or in other desirable locations. Using a tool that is under development by Audrey Henderson and programmer Dan Fehrenbach, Data Architect for Elevate Energy (formerly CNT Energy), Audrey will illustrate some of the factors that community organizations, real estate developers and municipalities should consider when making decisions about the disposition of vacant and abandoned properties.

Information and registration online.

 «June 7, Saturday»

Behind the Scenes: CAF Scavenger Hunt

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - (registration begins at 12:00, awards reception - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Railway Exchange Building, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$25.00; $20.00 members

Here’s your chance to explore the Loop and see hidden architectural treasures while playing a fun, Chicago Architecture Foundation Scavenger Hunt, Chicago, June 7, 2014interactive game with friends. A special map will guide you around the Loop to solve clues and complete tasks at each building site, with a chance to discover four "mystery" behind the-scenes experiences. Reconvene at CAF for a lightning round of trivia for a grand prize. Enjoy a drink and share your experiences with other Scavenger Hunt participants.

No special skills are required to participate in the Scavenger Hunt. This event will take place rain or shine and includes three hours of walking/traveling around the Loop. Registration includes a free T-shirt and a drink provided by Goose Island at the reception.

Note: CAF staff & volunteers are welcome to play, but not eligible to win.

Information and ticket purchase: on-line

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois- Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Banquet

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois - Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Banquet, Chicago Civic Opera House,
6:30
p.m., Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres; 7:30 =- 11:30 p.m., awards presentation, dinner, dancing- Civic Opera House, 20 North Wacker
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$150.00 per person

This year's finalists include:

  • Eataly Chicago, Chicago, IL - The Structural Group, Ltd
  • Federation of Korean Industries Headquarters, Seoul, South Korea - Thornton Tomasetti
  • Hastings Bridge Design-Build, St. Paul, MN - Parsons Corporation
  • Institute of Environmental Sustainability – Loyola University, Chicago, IL - Halvorson and Partners, P.C.
  • James Turrell Skyspace at Rice University , Houston, TX - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Panama Museum of Biodiversity , Panama City, Panama - Magnusson Klemencic Associates
  • Rawson Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Utilizing SPMTs , Oak Creek, WI - Bloom Companies LLC
  • Rehabilitation of Wells Street Bascule Bridge, Chicago, IL - AECOM
  • Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, St. Louis, MO - HNTB Corporation
  • University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics, Chicago IL - Thornton Tomasetti
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Genome Science Building - Chapel Hill, NC - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Information and registration information on-line.

 

 

 «June 9, Monday»

NeoCon keynote: Todd Bracher

8:00 a.m., - Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: NeoConTodd Bracher delivers keynote at NeoCon in Chicago, June 9, 2014
Free event

Native New Yorker Todd Bracher, founder of Todd Bracher Studio LLC, is a Designer and Strategist currently based in New York City after a decade working in Copenhagen, Milan, Paris and London. Todd has collaborated with some of the most prestigious brands around the world from Furniture and Object Design to Interiors and Architecture. His experiences range from working independently, heading Tom Dixon’s Design studio, acting Professor of Design at l’ESAD in Reims France, to having been appointed Creative Director of the Scandinavian luxury brand Georg Jensen.

Information and registration online.

Community Interface Committee - planning meeting

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

Come join the Community Interface Committee at the next Planning Meeting The CIC is planning a series of events that will focus around the theme of education. In this theme we will explore the ideas behind learning environments and their relationship to the community

Information and registration online.

 «June 10, Tuesday»

NeoCon: Kids Have All the Answers: How to Q&A on Designing for Kids

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., - Merchandise MartNeoCon: Kids Have All the Answers: How to Q&A on Designing for Kids, panel with Peter and Sharon Exley of Architecture is Fun and Blake Ratcliffe of TMC Furniture, at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, June 10, 2014
Sponsor: NeoCon
Free event with conference registration

Explore a fascinating sharing philosophy and criteria for design for kids. Observe how untraditional partnerships and participatory design can elevate the standards of architecture for children. Discover how to source products healthy and tough enough for kids. Our case studies illustrate how to bring about content, play and space through participatory design. Learn how to translate the needs, desires and feedback of families, educators, staff, community members and vested parties in a collaborative way. Discuss the demonstrable criteria applied in the design of public, play and learning oriented spaces. Evaluate the concept of expanding the design team to include non-traditional consultants, collaborators, and children. You can spark discovery and exploration for children and adults through design that engages, immerses and involves intellectual, emotional, social, sensory, motor and kinesthetic responses. 

Panelists include Peter Exley, FAIA, director, Architecture is Fun, Chicago, IL. • Blake Ratcliffe, owner, TMC Furniture, Ann Arbor, MI. • Sharon Exley, ASID, president, Architecture is Fun, Chicago, IL.

Information and registration online.

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

Monthly meeting. Time and date tentative.

Meeting schedules and agenda's on-line

« June 11, Wednesday »

NeoCon keynote: Adrian Smith

8:00 a.m., - Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: NeoConAdrian Smith delivers keynote at NeoCon in Chicago, June 11, 2014, AIA/Chicago
Free event with convention registration.

Adrian Smith has been a practicing architect for over 40 years. His extraordinary body of work includes some of the world’s most recognizable landmark structures, including the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai and the world’s tallest structure, Burj Khalifa in Dubai. His firm, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, is a leading expert in the advancement of technology in supertall towers and their impact on cities, and is currently working on the world's next tallest building Kingdom Tower, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as well as planning a self-sustaining satellite city in Chengdu, China.

Information and registration online.

NeoCon keynote: Tom Eich

9:30 a.m., - Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: NeoConTom Eich, CTO and partner at IDEO delivers keynote at NeoCon in Chicago, June 11, 2014, AIA/Chicago
Free event with convention registration.

Tom Eich is CTO and partner at IDEO. As a partner, his past roles have included heading up the New York Office and the Consumer Experience Design practice (CXd). He’s also served as chief build officer for IDEO’s development across all locations and practices.
Since joining IDEO in 1996, Tom, has served as a portfolio leader, project manager, and lead engineer in the design of consumer electronics, technology product and service concepts, furniture and furniture systems, office and airline seating products, and home appliances. His work resides at the intersection of technology and the built world, from large to small scale interactions and behaviors.
An engineer by training, Tom developed advanced electronic products in the Silicon Valley for MicroUnity, Applied Signal Technology, ArgoSystems, and ROLM before joining IDEO.

Information and registration online.

Lunch Talks@CAF: CBD: City Data - Lower Energy, Longer Living, Larger Output

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Luke Leung of SOM discusses CBD: city Data - Lower Energy, Longer Living, Larger Output, lunchtime at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 11, 2014Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
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Presentation by Luke Leung, PE, LEED-AP, Director of Sustainable Engineering, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill employs a three prong approach to connection in order to delivery high performance designs —connecting people to collaborate, connecting buildings and environment to perform, and connecting beyond buildings to optimize. In this Discussion Luke Leung, PE, LEED Fellow how these aspects of connection contribute to SOM’s collaborative culture.

Information: on-line

« June 12, Thursday »

Existing High-Rise Buildings – Refurbish, Repurpose or Replace?

7:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., - Harris Bank Auditorium, 115 South LaSalle, 3rd Floor
Sponsors: Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings, AIA Chicago, others
$125.00 members; $150.00 non-members

Millions of square feet of high rise residential and commercial office buildings were built in Chicago during the post war boom. Most of these buildings were built with single-glazed curtain walls andExisting High-Rise Buildings -  Refurbish, Repurpose or Replace, Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings symposium, Chicago. provided with building services systems that were sized to compensate for their inefficient thermal envelopes. Designed in an era when energy resources were cheap and plentiful, these first-generation glass buildings were optimized to the standards and ideals of their day, however that day is now long gone.

We are now more sensitive to the demands buildings place on energy infrastructure, as well as their impacts on the environment. Additionally, many of these early curtain-walled commercial buildings in Chicago are no longer desirable as modern Class A office space. They tend to have lower floor-to-floor heights, tighter column spacing and shorter lease spans. Many still have their original, highly inefficient mechanical systems that provide sub-par regulation of temperature and outside air. Even basic code requirements for handicap accessibility, life safety measures and wind loads are difficult to rectify. This segment of Chicago’s building stock needs to be overhauled. The question is how best to approach the task, and at what cost and speed.

The strategy of retrofitting existing buildings with more efficient lighting, mechanical systems, and even façade upgrades will play a critical role in meeting the sustainability challenges facing the 21st century American city. For their fourth annual spring seminar, the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings is organizing a half day of presentations to help focus attention on the issue.

Speakers:

  • Jamie Ponce, Chicago City Director, C40 – Clinton Climate Initiative
  • Gordon Gill, FAIA, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
  • Craig Burton, PE, PositivEnergy Practice
  • Matthew Herman, Buro Happold
  • Panav Seth, AIA, Gensler
  • Leah B. Guzowski, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Scott Mellema, PE, SE, Permasteelisa North America

Information and registration online.

AIA Chicago New Member Reception

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

Join AIA Chicago and other new members of the chapter, along with the Board of Directors and the Knowledge Community chairs, as we celebrate those who joined in the past year. You will have a chance to meet members of the chapter and to learn more about AIA on chapter, state, and national levels.

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Information online.

Special Lecture: Charles Montgomery’s Happy City

6:00- 8:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$12.00; $7.00 members

For years, self-help experts have told us that we need to do inner work in order to improve our lives. Charles Montgomery talks about his book, Happy City, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 12, 2014But what if our cities themselves had the power to make or break our happiness? Drawing on brain science, psychology, and rich personal stories, Charles Montgomery, award-winning author author of the book Happy City, explains how cities influence how we feel, behave, and treat other people in ways most of us never realize. Everything from the length of your commute to the depth of your front yard can have an unseen effect on your mind, emotions, and social life. But Montgomery uses fascinating and often funny social experiments to demonstrate that we are not helpless. We can change our lives by changing our relationship with our cities—and each other.

Information and ticket purchase: on-line

Friends of the Parks 2014 Annual Benefit honoring Richard HuntFriends of the Parks 2014 Annual Benefit honoring art in the parks and Richard Hunt,

6:00- 9:00 p.m. - Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 West 35th Street
Sponsor: Friends of the Parks
$250.00 and up

Please join Friends of the Parks as we salute our 2014 Honoree, award-winning Chicago sculptor, Richard Hunt, who is best known for his public sculptures, fabricated out of bronze and stainless steel. Richard Hunt recently installed Steel Garden at the gateway of the new South Shore Drive extension at 79th Street.

Festive food stations and a silent auction with unique items will round out this special evening.

Information and ticket purchase: on-line

ARE at AIA: Schematic Design

6:00 - 8:45 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$40.00 members and non-members

Lecture today; tutorial on Monday, June 16

Information and registration online.

« June 14, Saturday »

Our Public Space: Who Owns It, Who Shapes It, and Who Benefits From It

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Hyde Park Arts Center, 5020 South Cornell
Sponsor: Dilettante Studios, MAS Context, Hyde Park Art Center
Free event

Our Public Space is a two-day program of lectures and a workshop presented by a concise list of Our Public Space: Who Owns It, Who Shapes It, an Who Benefits From It, Mas Context event at the Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, June 14, 2014national and international architects, designers, and artists addressing the current state of public space and the built environment.

The program series delves into the themes explored in the exhibition John Preus: The Beast in the Hyde Park Art Center’s main gallery (April 13, 2014 – August 3, 2014). The conference activates a two-story hollow sculpture in the form of a dying bull into a town hall that encourages discussion and learning about the history, alternative use, and social value of built space. The installation considers the psychological and social impacts of individual and collective trauma, as manifested in architectural form.

  • How does architecture obscure or reveal the history and conditions of its existence?
  • What are the labor conditions that brought it into being?
  • How does architecture challenge or reinforce forms of social injustice?
  • How is the built environment shaped by questions of liability, zoning, and legal protections and what is the social cost?
  • What would an embrace of vulnerability and uncertainty look like architecturally?
  • What is public space, where is it, who controls it, and why does it matter?

The first day of the conference consists of three presentations,moderated by IkerGil:

Information on-line.

« June 15, Sunday »

Our Public Space: Who Owns It, Who Shapes It, and Who Benefits From It

10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. - Lathrop Homes, 2000 West Diversey (lunchbreak 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
Sponsor: Dilettante Studios, MAS Context, Hyde Park Art Center
Free event

Our Public Space is a two-day program of lectures and a workshop presented by a concise list of national and international architects, designers, and artists addressing the current state of public spaceOur Public Spaces: Who Owns It, Who Shapes It, and Who Benefits From It, workshop at the Lathrop Homes, Chicago, June 15, 2014 and the built environment.

Closing day features a six-hour workshop led by Quilian Riano and John Preus that engages with a specific Chicago site to apply ideas generated out of the presentations made the day prior. Mr. Riano brings his experience with Corona Plaza in Queens, New York, and his work with the Occupy Wall Street to bear on questions about public and private space, and forms of grassroots engagement. This is an excellent opportunity to work directly with a specific community and start a conversation in a real site facing real challenges.

Information on-line.

 

« June 16, Monday »

Artist Talk: Jaume PlensaJaume Plensa lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago, June 16, 2014

6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Fullerton Hall, Art Insttitute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan, (doors open 5:45 p.m.)
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park Foundation
Free event

Conceptual artist Jaume Plensa discusses his extensive body of artwork in public spaces around the world, including Chicago’s Crown Fountain.

Information: on-line

« June 17, Tuesday »

Walkability: Fact or Myth?

5:30 P.M. - Burnham Conference Center at APA, 205 N. Michigan., Suite 1200,
Sponsor: American Planning Association
Free event
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Many contemporary conversations about sustainable design and development emphasize walkability. Lane Kendig discusses Walkability: Fact or Myth?, at APA Chicago, June 17, 2014But, in terms of the potential effects of walkability on carbon emissions, it's important to separate fact from fiction. While there is no argument that walking contributes to health, pedestrian-friendly districts and neighborhoods may not be enough to significantly reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT).

In this program, Lane Kendig of Kendig Keast Collaborative will explore how the concept of walkability relates to four types of trips: commuting, shopping, recreation, and child-related. He will discuss the connections between density, intensity, transit, and significant reductions in VMT. Through a series of case studies, Kendig will make a case for the necessity of zoning reforms that prohibit auto-oriented urban

Information and RSVP: on-line

Healthcare KC planning meeting

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #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. If you wish to call in, dial the AIA Chicago conference bridge at 312-376-2799, then enter 4240#.

Information online.

Grant Park Advisory CouncilGrant Park Skate Park among topics to be discussed at Grant Park Advisory Council meeting in Chicago, June 17, 2014

6:30 p.m., - Northerly Island Fieldhouse, 1521 S.Linn
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council and Conservancy
Free event

Agenda includes updates on Maggie Daley Park, Grant Park Skate Plaza, Grant Park tree planting, Roosevelt Road Greenway Project, Northerly Island and Old Grant Park Skate Park re-use.

Information: contact Bob O'Neill at 312-927.6795 or via email.

« June 18, Wednesday »

Lunch Talks@CAF: Chicago Women in Architecture: Understanding Historic Building TechnologyAnne T. Sullivan lectures on Chicago Women in Architecture: Understanding Historic Building Technology, lunchtime at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 18, 2014

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.
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Presentation by Anne Sullivan, FAIA, Sullivan Preservation

Anne T. Sullivan, FAIA, director of the M.S. Historic Preservation program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and principal of Sullivan | Preservation will discuss her career in the field of preservation architecture, which has focused on the study and interpretation of historic building materials and technologies.

Information: on-line

Beautiful and Effective Public Spaces

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Pioneer Court, 401 North Michigan
Sponsor: CREW Chicago
$25.00 members; $45.00 members - registration closes Midnight two ays before event - 100 person maximum

Join CREW Chicago for a visit to Pioneer Court and Wrigley Plaza – two of Chicago’s Beautiful Beautiful and Effective Spaces - CREW Chicago event tours Pioneer Court and Wrigley Building Plaza in Chicago, June 18, 2014and Effective Public Spaces. Join CREW member Jan Goldsmith and other members of Zeller Realty Group to learn about public space considerations for new construction as well as the redevelopment and energizing of existing plazas. Pioneer Court is well known for the public art program initiated by ZRG, as well as the annual Magnificent Mile Association Festival of Lights & Shopping Festival, annual art fairs, and a wide range of privately-sponsored events ranging from television shows to cranberry bogs and squash championships. Across the street, historic Wrigley Plaza has been recently reconstructed as a necessary element of the retail and office redevelopment of The Wrigley Building.

The presentation will be followed by time for self-guided tours of Pioneer Court and Wrigley Plaza, and then al fresco drinks and hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Zeller Realty Group.

Information and registration: on-line

« June 19, Thursday »

Trailing Louis Sullivan: The Restoration of Ganz Hall

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - The Auditorium BuildTrailing Louis Sullivan, Landmarks Illinois Preservation Snapshots lecture with Laurence Booth, at the Murray-Green Library of Roosevelt University, Chicago, June 19, 2014ing, Ganz Floor, 7th floor, 430 South Michigan
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free event

Presentation by Laurence Booth, Booth Hansen

Ganz Hall, housed in the Auditorium Building on Roosevelt University’s Chicago campus, was originally designed by Louis Sullivan and constructed in 1890. The once grand 4,000 square foot recital hall featured intricate plaster and carved wood ornaments, lavish stained glass windows, and cast iron electric chandeliers, all of which ultimately fell into disrepair. Laurence Booth, Booth Hansen, will discuss the award-winning restoration of one of Chicago’s most stunning interior spaces.

Information: on-line.

Chicago Plan Commission

Time and place tentative: 1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers, Room 201-A, 121 N. LaSalle Street
Open to the public

Commission meeting and schedule and agenda's on-line

A Look Back: Chicago and the World in 1874

Tours 5:30 p.m., Lecture 6:00 p.m., followed by reception; Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 South MichiganWilliam Tyre lectures on
Sponsor: Friends of Historic Second Church
Open to the public


Celebrating the 140th anniversary of Second Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue, a lecture by William Tyre, Executive Director and Curator of Glessner House Museum.

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A Decade of Seasons - Piet Oudolf - SOLD OUT

Tours 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington
Sponsor: Lurie Garden
Open to the public

The inspiration behind the Lurie Garden’s design falls squarely on the shoulders of Piet Oudolf. His selection of plants and plant combinations highlight nature’s inherent expressions regardless of the season. Form, texture, color and structural presence in his designs create not just an aesthetic experience but an emotional one as well, adding a unique dimension to his gardens. At this lecture Piet will discuss the design principles specific to the Lurie Garden, its inception as well reveal the highlights of some of his more recent projects.

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Design Dialogues: Notes from the Biennale: Jimenez Lai in conversation with Stanley Tigerman

6:00- 8:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$12.00; $7.00 members

Chicago-based architect Jimenez Lai shares his impressions from the opening of the 14th Venice Design Dialogues: Notes form the Biennale - Jimenez Lai in conversation with Stanley Tigerman, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 19, 2014Architecture Biennale, where he represented Taiwan with a pavilion entitled The Small City Within. Lai, longtime mentee of 2013 AIA Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award winner Stanley Tigerman, is the Founder/Leader of Bureau Spectacular and an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Chicago. In 2013 he received the Debut Award at the Lisbon Triennale for outstanding architects under the age of 35, an exhibition of his recent monograph, Citizens of No Place is currently on view at the offices of Clayco and Forum Studio.

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Jens Jensen - The Living Green

8:00 p.m., Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 West Randolph, screens at same time on WTTW, Channel 11
Sponsor: Millennium Park
Free and open to the public

A showing of the new documentary Jens Jensen: The Living Green, a film that traces the inspirational story of a penniless Danish immigrant who came to Chicago in the 1880s and became a champion of the environment. As timeless and relevant a story today as it was then, Jensen (1860-1951) fell in love with the peaceful, wild prairies located just west of the bustling metropolis. The prairie became his inspiration, as this conservation hero fought to infuse the calming beauty of nature into the industrial urban squalor.

Jensen’s vision of a sustainable city was in his time revolutionary, as he transformed the lives of Midwesterners with prairie-style parks and community gardens – urban oases that fed the soul and the body. In a legendary career that combined art, architecture and activism, Jensen helped save the Indiana Dunes and created unforgettable, natural public spaces for Chicago’s west side, including Humboldt, Douglas and Columbus parks, as well as the Garfield Park Conservatory.

The 60-minute film, produced by Viva Lundin, will be preceeded at 6:30 pm with a concert by eighth blackbird, Chicago’s popular contemporary chamber music sextet. The film’s director, Carey Lundin, WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer, and Piet Oudolf, designer of Chicago’s Lurie Garden, will introduce the film at Pritzker Pavilion.

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« June 22, Saturday »

Howell & James of London - Retailing the Aesthetic Movement

2:00 p.m., Glessner House Museum, Coach House, 1800 South Prairie
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$10.00; $8.00 for members

The period from 1860 to the early 1890s witnessed the flourishing of the Aesthetic Movement, a cult of beauty that emphasized art in the production of ceramics, furniture, textiles, wallpaper, and other furnishings. Magazines, exhibitions and new retail venues, including department stores, spread Aesthetic Movement ideas and furnishings to a wide public in both Britain and the United States. This presentation, by independent scholar and design historian Joan Maria Hansen, will explore the activities of the prominent London emporium Howell & James, which played a vital role in spreading Aesthetic Movement ideals, particularly by extensively marketing art pottery and through their classes and exhibitions of china painting. Although the Glessners did not shop at the Howell & James store, they were vitally interested in ceramics. After the lecture, Ms. Hansen will take attendees through the museum to look at some pieces that the Glessners collected during the period that reflect this surge of interest in the creation and collection of ceramic objects.

RSVP at 312/326.1480. Information on-line

« June 23, Monday »

Fringe Benefit Lecture - Architecture Showcase: Diversity in Design

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Apple Store, 679 North MichiganArchitecture Showcase: Diversity on Design, Fringe Benefit Lecture with Bohdan Gernaga, Ashley Mistry and Juan Moreno, at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue,Chicago, June 23, 2014
Sponsor: Royal Institute of British Architects
Free event

A celebration of diversity in design with architecture experts who will showcase the discipline in all it's varied forms. Bohdan Gernaga of tymedesign talk about embracing color; NRI Chicago's Ashley Mistry discusses 3D printing; and Juan Moreno of JGMA shares how his projects are transforming some of Chicago's diverse neighborhoods.

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« June 24, Tuesday »

Fringe Benefit Lecture - Architecture Showcase: Diversity in Design

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Apple Store, 679 North MichiganArchitecture Showcase: Diversity in Design - Fringe Benefit Lecture with Monte Chapin, Lira Luis, and James Karl Fischer, at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, June 24, 2014
Sponsor: Royal Institute of British Architects
Free event

A celebration of diversity in design with architecture experts who will showcase the discipline in all it's varied forms. Monte Chapin of Graphisoft North America showcases their iOS app, BIMxDocs; architect Lira Luis presents fringe ideas for rebuilding after a disaster; and Zoological Lighting Institute founder James Karl Fischer discusses photobiology and nocturnal habits.

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« June 25, Wednesday »

Lunch Talks@CAF: 606 Update

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 1Beth White of The Trust for Public Land Chicago gives an update on The 606 Bloomingdale Trail, lunchtime at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 25, 2014

Presentation by Beth White, Director of The Trust for Public Land's Chicago Area office

How do you design an urban oasis for the more than 80,000 neighbors, including almost 20,000 children that live within a ten-minute walk? Turn a physical barrier into a community connector? Transform a piece of Chicago’s industrial past into an alternative transportation corridor and living work of art for our city’s future? Beth White returns to speak about the progress on the development of the Bloomingdale Trail.

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Fringe Benefit Lecture - Architecture Showcase: Diversity in Design

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Apple Store, 679 North MichiganArchitecture Showcase: Diversity in Design - Fringe Benefit Lecture with Melissa Sterry, Jimenz Lai and Sara Frisk, at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, June 25, 2014
Sponsor: Royal Institute of British Architects
Free event

A celebration of diversity in design with architecture experts who will showcase the discipline in all it's varied forms. Design scientist and futurist Melissa Sterry asks how nature would design a city; Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular talks about architecture design through storytelling; and IDEO Chicago's Sara Frisk discusses human-centered design.

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« June 26, Thursday »

American Institute of Architects Convention Keynote: Jeanne Gang and Theaster Gates

8:15 - 10:00 a.m., - McCormick Place, Arie Crown Theater
Sponsor: AIA Annual Convention 2014
Free with registration
1LU

Get inside two genius minds and find out what you didn't know about Aqua Tower, Rebuild American Institute of Architects Conention Keynote with Jeanne Gang and Theaster Gates, Chicago, June 26, 2014Foundation, and more. Jeanne Gang, FAIA, delivers a dynamic kickoff to the Convention in this Day 1 Keynote, introduced by AIA President Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA.

“Thrilling”, “brilliant”, and “staggering achievement” are the words leading architecture writers have used to describe Gang, her Studio Gang architecture firm, and her multiple-award-winning Aqua Tower. Find out her secret, her process, and her insights when the MacArthur–award winning Gang, FAIA, LEED AP, takes the keynoter stage to share her visions on radical creativity and collaboration.

Gang joins internationally acclaimed artist, urban planner, and Rebuild Foundation creative director and founder Theaster Gates. In his work, Gates explores architecture as a tool for both mediation and meditation, transforming spaces, perceptions, relationships, and communities. A unique opportunity to hear firsthand how purpose, commitment, and creativity combine to demonstrate the personal impact of architecture in our lives in an intimate conversation guided by host Stephen Chung, AIA, of Cool Spaces.

Creating and hosting this new public broadcasting show and hosting ARCHITECT Live are just two of Chung’s latest achievements. This 2009 Metropolitan Homes “Rising Star” runs his own Boston-based studio, has taught design and drawing at several institutions, and has appeared on design programs on HGTV, the Travel Channel, Fine Living Network and Showtime Network.

Information and registration online.

Learning from Life: The Biologically Informed City

11:00 a.m., - Doubletree Hotel (Superior Rooms), 300 East Ohio
Sponsor: RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) USA
Free event
AIA CE credits

Lecture by design scientist and futurist Melissa Sterry. How can biology potentially inform and Design scientist and futurist Melissa Sterry lectures on Learning from Life: The Biologically Informed City, for RIBA USA at the Doubletree Hotel, Chicago, June 26, 2014inspire the cities of the now, near and far future? What insights into tackling urban challenges including resource shortages, pollution, waste, inequality and extreme weather might we gain from mimicking the physiology and behaviour of flora and fauna species? What are the very latest developments in Biomimetics, Biotechnology and Biomorphic Design, and where might these take architecture and related disciplines? How might cities play a critical role in biodiversity conservation in the coming century and beyond? Sterry will present answers to these questions and more, as she discusses both her own research and development projects, and those of her peers in bio-informed design and technology worldwide.

Information online.

Design + Dining: PechaKucha at Martyrs

7:00 - 10:00 p.m., - Martyrs' Pub, 3855 North Lincoln
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
$50.00

Enjoy the internationally established PechaKucha experience at Martyrs, an authentic neighborhood pub/music venue on the North Side of Chicago. Attendees can take the Chicago Transit Authority’s Brown Line, one of Chicago’s oldest “L” lines, to the venue. The Brown Line, with its elevated views, and twists and turns along the city, offers one of the best tours of the city. Includes food and drinks.

This event is one of a series of "Dining + Design" events hosted by AIA Chicago in conjunction with the 2014 AIA National Convention. If you plan to register for the National Convention, you can find this event in the official convention schedule by using the code EV217. Non-convention attendees are welcome to RSVP and purchase tickets through AIA Chicago’s website.

Information and registration online.

« June 27, Friday »

Global Inclusion Reception

7:00 p.m., - Hafele Chicago Showroom, 154 West Hubbard
Sponsor: AIADIV, Chicago Women in Architecture, others
Free event
Limited to 220 participants.

A celebration of being inclusive to all aspects of design and diversity of people behind it. Special Global Inclusion Reception, Hafele Chicago Showroom, Chicago, June 27, 2014'keynote by Ambassador (Ret) John F. Maisto, President of U.S. Philippines Society, former Ambassador to Venezuela,Nicaragua, ahd the OAS, and Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council of the White House.

The event will include a silent auction to benefit the rebuilding program most-Haiyan through the Leapfrog Project.

Attendees to the 2014 AIA National Convention, register through the convention's website. All types of badges will be accepted for this event. Non-attendees, please RSVP by June 12th via email. Information online.

American Institute of Architects Convention Keynote Presentation: “Resiliency Dream Team” Panel

8:30 - 10:00 a.m., - McCormick Place, Arie Crown Theater
Sponsor: AIA Annual Convention 2014
Free with registration
1LU

Learn the latest from the greatest in this morning of provocative forward-facing ideas. No time American Institute of Architects Convention Presentation with Edward Mazria and Resiliency Dream Team Panelmachine required to see the future of architecture—just show up early, claim a seat, and get ready to have plenty to talk about afterward.

Ed Mazria, FAIA, the brain behind Architecture 2030, lays out the actions that will be critical to carbon achieving neutrality. Then, our panel of visionaries share what’s needed to build a resilient future, moderated by Frances Anderton, host of DnA: Design and Architecture:

  • Majora Carter, urban revitalization strategist and MacArthur Fellow
  • Ellen Dunham-Jones, AIA, Congress for the New Urbanism chair
  • Robin Guenther, FAIA, co-author, Sustainable Healthcare Architecture
  • Rachel Minnery, AIA, former Architecture for Humanity leader, who played an active role in mounting several hurricane, flooding, and earthquake-related building-assessment endeavors in communities throughout the United States and Haiti.

This powerhouse panel goes behind the buzzwords like sustainability, resiliency, and security to discuss ideas with immediate relevance to your life and career path.

Information and registration online.

« June 28, Saturday »

American Institute of Architects Convention Keynote Presentation: Tony Hsieh

2:00 - 3:30 p.m., - McCormick Place, Arie Crown Theater
Sponsor: AIA Annual Convention 2014
Free with registration
1LU

Internet entrepreneur Tony Hsieh knows how to take a chance. Hsieh is the brains and the bucks behind Zappos. His next disruptive challenge—a surprising vision to recreate downtown Las Vegas as a high-tech business/residential district.”

With this multifaceted keynoter, you’ll hear: American Institute of Architects Convention Keynote Presentation: Tony Hsieh, at McCormick Place, Chicago, June 28, 2014

  • Thoughts on innovation from an entrepreneur who made shoes a billion-dollar online business
  • Business acumen from a CEO who sold his companies to Microsoft and Amazon
  • Insights on corporate culture from a leader who developed one of Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For”
  • Ideas about discovering your passion from the author of Delivering Happiness, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list

Whether you’re starting your career, launching a new business, seeking motivation for your team or searching for the next step, you’ll leave this keynote with one thing: ample inspiration for living a life with purpose.

Information and registration online.

 

 
     
     
     

 

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