Repeat, Calendar of Architectural Events for December, 2010

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Exhibitions
Louis Sullivan's Idea, at exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center, through Looking after Louis Sullivan, exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, through December 12, 2010 Urban China: Information Cities, an exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, through April 3, 2011 The House: Drawings for Residential Architecture The House: Drawings for Residential Architecture History Coming Home, an exhbition at the Chicago Tourism Center Gallery, through Chicago Model City, an exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation Neighborhoods Go Green!, at exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation      
Louis Sullivan's Idea
at the Chicago Cultural Center, through May 2, 2011
Looking after Louis Sullivan Photographs, Drawings and Fragments
at the Art Institute of Chicago, through December 12, 2010
Urban China: Informal Cities
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, through April 3, 2011
The House: Drawings for Residential Architecture
at the ArchiTech Gallery, through December 25, 2010
History Coming Home
at the Chicago Tourism Center Gallery, through April 15, 2011
Chicago Model City
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Neighborhoods Go Green!
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
     


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   November 30, Tuesday

Celebrating The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA ChicagoJohn Vinci and Ward Miller will discuss and sign copies of the new book, The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan, at AIA Chicago, November 30, 2010
Free event

Celebrate the publication of this much-anticipated book, The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan, at a reception with John Vinci, FAIA (Vinci/Hamp Architects Inc.) and Ward Miller (The Richard Nickel Committee). Books will be available for purchase and signing. AIA Chicago was one of many financial supporters in the creation of this essential work on Chicago's architectural achievements.

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

Healthcare Legislation: What Do We need to Know?

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Conference Center, #260
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC
Free for members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU

Patty Looker, Assoc. AIA FACHE, EDAC, VOA Incorporated, will discuss political currents affecting the healthcare industry. Watch for details, including date confirmation.P

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

on Empathy, Storytelling, & Prototyping: 3 stories + 1 conversation

6:00 p.m. - Archeworks, 625 North Kingsbury
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event - space limited, RSVP requested.
on Empathy, Storytelling, & Prototyping, at Archeworks, Chicago, November 30, 2010
An evening of insightful storytelling, and a glimpse into the working methods of three Chicago-based designers.
After each speaker shares a brief story from his professional practice, Archeworks will moderate a discussion engaging speakers and audience.

on Empathy, Adam Goss, Spirit of Space
Adam and his business partner began their collaboration out of a shared interest in film as a tool to communicate design process. Their goal is to bring an increased awareness of the designed built environment and the value of design to the architectural profession and the wider public audience.

on Storytelling, Chris Force, Design Bureau/ALARM Press
Chris, a 15-yr veteran of publishing, began ALARM Press to create a music and art magazine that featured bands, artists, and genres that weren't usually covered in glossy newsstand magazines but were just as inspirational. In Fall 2010, he launched the Chicago-based print magazine Design Bureau.

on Prototyping, Martin Thaler, IIT Institute of Design
Martin, a visiting Associate Professor at ID, is keenly interested in the fundamentals of design. Martin is committed to providing students with real world opportunities in hospitals, schools, businesses, and other institutions from which they learn how design makes a difference in people's lives.

RSVP on-line.

   December 1 , Wednesday

Why Chicago Isn’t and Is Important

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationAuthor Larry Bennett, author of The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism, lectures on Why Chicago Isn't and Is Important at the Chicago Architectural Foundation, December 1, 2010
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Larry Bennett, Professor of Political Science, DePaul University, and author of The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism

Iconic Chicago is a city of obsolete icons: “broad shoulders,” “ethnic neighborhoods,” and “machine politics.” We cling to such phrases in order to sustain a sense of civic identity, and yet the city in which we live is no longer the storied Chicago of Pullman, Addams, Capone, or even Richard J. Daley. Contemporary Chicago is, nonetheless, a testing ground for new forms of urbanism, and directing our attention to these new developments is essential if we wish to create a prosperous, social inclusive Chicago of the future.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

ARE Study Hall

5:30 - 9:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Study materials are available in an informal setting. You're also welcome to study any time the office is open. Note: if no one shows up to study by 6:30 p.m., the office will be closed, and no one will hear your screams.

Information: 312/670.7770

Madrid—“Urban Social Design”

6:00 p.m. - Instituto Cervantes - Sala de Actos, 31 W. Ohio
Sponsor: Instituto Cervantes Chicago, MAS Studio
Free event

Lecture by Belinda Tato, principle member of Ecosistema Urbano. Third and final lecture in a series on the theme, Restoring, Regenerating, Rethinking: The Urban Transformation of Madrid, Barcelona, & Bilboa

Ecosistema Urbano, is an innovative agency focused on the understanding of the city as a complex phenomenon, from a special Belinda Tato of Ecosistema Urbano lectures on Madrid - Urban Social Design, at the Instituto Cervantes, Chicago, December 1, 2010point of view between architecture, urbanism, engineering and sociology. Belinda Tato has directed workshops and given lectures at the most prestigious institutions worldwide, while situating urban action and intervention at the most local settings of cities. In parallel, they have created a platform through new communication technologies that develops social networks and manage online channels around the subject of creative urban sustainability. At the moment, they are working on several urban proposals for different cities and their most recent projects include the design of an interactive public space for the Expo 2010 Shanghai China, an experimental urban playground in Dordrecht (The Netherlands) and the “Ecopolis Plaza” a waste to resources building on the outskirts of Madrid.

Presented in English.

Information: 312/335.1996 or on-line.

Chicago Debates: The Malling of Chicago
Chicago Debates, The Malling of Chicago, Chicago Architecture Foundation event at Goose Island Wrigleyville, December 1, 2010

6:00 7:30 p.m. - Goose Island Wrigleyville, 3535 North Clark Street
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event , registration required
AIA/CES: 1.5

Chicago defined the "City of the Century" in the Twentieth Century. But is Chicago becoming the "Suburb of the Century" in the Twenty-First? Are big-box retailers eating up our neighborhoods? Or are they the perfect solution to the problem of food deserts and widespread unemployment?

Join leading voices from architecture, design, business and politics at Goose Island Wrigleyville as they debate the pros and cons of mixed-use development and big-box stores in the city of Chicago. Participants will be Ben Joravsky, staff writer, Chicago Reader; Jonathan Fine, Executive Director, Preservation Chicago, Linda Searl, Chair, Chicago Plan Commission, John Lahey, Chairman and President, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Christopher Robling, Principal, Jayne Thompson & Associates, and moderator Edward Lifson, cultural critic and blogger.

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

Community Interface Committee 2011 Planning Meeting

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Community Interface Committee (CIC)
Free event

As Community Interface Committee enters its second year, please join us and be a part of the planning and programming for the new year! We will continue with the endeavors established this year, and we have several new engaging events already lined up. Join us and make an impact with AIA in Chicago! We will distribute an agenda via email prior to the meeting.

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

Frazier, Raftery, Orr & Fairbank, Architects: Houses of Chicago's North Shore, 1924-1970

7:00 p.m. - Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie (use front entrance on Prairie)
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$8.00 members, $10,00 non-members

Many will recognize the name of this firm (at the time Frazier and Raftery) as the designers of the Masonite House, one of the Co-Author Art Miller will lecture on his new book,  Frazier, Raftery, Orr & Fairbakn, Architects: Houses of Chicago's North Shore 1924-1970, at the Glessner House Museum, December 1st, 2010"Homes of Tomorrow" exhibited at the Century of Progress in 1933-1934. But beyond that, the firm had a long and rich history that embraced numerous styles including Beaux Arts, Art Deco, International, New Formalist, and Postmodern. The firm also had an interest in the restoration and replication of the mid-19th century Italianate style, including the restoration of a Lake Forest home for the grand nephew of William Kimball. Frazier's old Chicago area roots, and Raftery's series of lithographs from 1935 depicting famous Chicago houses (including Glessner House), speak to their interest in the architectural history of Chicago, with a particiular sensitivity toward Prairie Avenue. As one of the firms involved in the development of Circle Campus, they championed the preservation of the original Hull House building. Copies of the book of the same name, co-authored by Art Miller and Kim Coventry, will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.

RSVP to 312/326.1840. Information: on-line.

   December 2 , Thursday

The History of Grant Park

12:15 p.m. - Millennium Room, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. RandolphLawrence Okrent lectures on The History of Grant Park for Friends of Downtown at the Chicago Cultural Center, December 2, 2010
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free event

Noted planning and zoning expert Lawrence Okrent presents an illustrated history of Grant Park from its origins in 1839 through the present day. Okrent draws from his vast library of aerial photography and historical images to provide a fascinating pictorial narrative of how and why Grant Park and the lakefront look the way they do today. From open water, to landfill, to rail yards, to formal gardens, to Millennium Park, the evolution of the city's famous downtown lakefront park is a classic Chicago tale.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line.

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

12:45 P.M., City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 201-A , Permit Review Committee meets afterwards at 33 North LaSalle, Suite 1600, where the Program Committee will meet at 11:15 a.m.
Open to the public

Information on-line.

Friends of Downtown Annual Meeting

5:30 p.m. - Sullivan Center, 33 S. State, 4th floor
Sponsor: Friends of DowntownChicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin, author of the new book, Terror and Wonder, to speak at Friends of Downtown Annual Meeting at the Sullivan Center, Chicago, December
Free event for Friends of Downtown 2010 and 2011 members; $20.00 members.

For nearly twenty years now, Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune has explored how architecture captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism and writer of the widely read Cityscapes blog, Kamin treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them.

As the keynote speaker at the Friends of Downtown annual meeting, Blair will talk about his new book, Terror and Wonder, and how its lessons relate to Downtown Chicago.

RSVP via email. Information: on-line.

LEED™ Extra Credit: Chemical Cocktails – The Disconnect Between
Product Selection, Final Specs & IAQ Testing

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
AIA/HSW SD & GBCI CE Hours: 1.5

Presentation by Melissa Ling, MetaChloros, LLC

Current green building materials are either specified primarily on emission chamber studies or on their VOC content (g/L) in the case of adhesives, sealants, and surface finishes. Neither of these fully addresses the resulting chemical cocktail of the mix of building products into a typical finished occupied space. These issues will be explored in more depth through building modeling in order to assist project managers in answering the current question – to test or not to test for indoor air quality. Emission modeling will also assist project teams to determine the proper scheduling of the IAQ testing. Case studies will illustrate the top ten issues that lead to IAQ testing failure.

Registration and information on-line.

New Research Projects in French Architecture: Percier . Labrouste . Hittorffs Barry Bergdoll of New York's Museum of Modern Art lectures on Exhibiting Architecture at the symposium New Research Projects in French Architecture, Block Musem of Art, Northwestern University, December 2, 2010 - Keynote Lecture: Barry Bergdoll Exhibiting Architecture

6:00 p.m., - Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Sponsor: Northwestern University Department of Art History
Free event

Lecture by Barry Bergdoll, Philip Johnson Chief Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York. Opening event of two-day symposium

Information on-line.

Chicago's Marble Palace: The Samuel M. Nickerson House

6:00 p.m. - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 50 E. Erie
Sponsor: Richard H. Driehaus Musem
Free event, reservations required.

A lecture by David Bagnall, Director of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum. In 1879, David Bagnall, Director of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, lectures on and at Chicago's Marble Palace: The Samuel M. Nickerson House, Chicago, December 2, 2010Chicago banker Samuel Mayo Nickerson commissioned a new house from the architectural firm of Burling and Whitehouse of Chicago. Completed in 1883, Nickerson's Marble Palace was described as having "reached a standard of excellence never before attained in Chicago." The eclectic ornamentation found throughout the home is exemplary of prevailing tastes in American interiors of the 1880s. In design of the "house beautiful" decorators employed a panoply of styles, including Egyptian, Pompeian, Chinese, Japanese, Moorish, and Renaissance Revival to name but a few. Driehaus Museum director, David Bagnall, will discuss the history of the Nickerson House and the philosophies in late-nineteenth century architecture, art and design that governed its creation.

Registration (required) 312/482.8933, ext 21 by November 18th. Information: on-line.

Richard Sennett - Edges: How People Are Separated in Cities and What Can Be Done About It - event cancelled.

6:30 p.m. - The Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton
Sponsor: Graham Foundation, Urban Habitat Chicago
Free event, space limited.

Richard Sennett was born in Chicago and grew up in the Cabrini Green Housing Project, Richard Sennett lectures on Edges: How People Are Separated om Cities and What Can Be Done About It, at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, December 2nd, 2010one of the first racially-mixed public housing projects in the United States. Mr. Sennett trained at the University of Chicago and at Harvard University. In the 1970s he founded, with Susan Sontag and Joseph Brodsky, The New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. In the 1980s he served as an advisor to UNESCO and as president of the American Council on Work; currently, Mr. Sennett divides his time between New York University and the London School of Economics.

Mr. Sennett’s work has explored how individuals and groups make sense of material facts about where they live and the work they do. He focuses on how people can become competent interpreters of their own experience, despite the obstacles society may put in their way.

Part of UHC’s Lecture and Film Series.

RSVP on-line. Information: on-line.

Northerly Island Presentation of plans of open-house

6:30 P.M. - Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan 1st floor
Sponsors: Grant Park Advisory Council, Grant Park Conservancy, Chicago Park Districtplans for Chicago's Northerly Island to be presented at Chicago Architecture Foundation, December 2, 2010
Free event

Ald. Bob Fioretti, 2nd Ward, and Ald. Mary Ann Smith, Chair, Parks and Recreation Committee, Chicago City Council will give opening remarks. The Chicago Park District, Gia Biagi, Jeanne Gang from Studio/Gang/Architects and JJR will present plans. We have worked with them on what are very interesting designs. They were created after the Chicago Park District and GPC/GPAC organized several public input meetings.

The plans include many innovative, green concepts with all-season design.

Information: 312/927.6795

   December 3 , Friday

New Research Projects in French Architecture: Percier . Labrouste . Hittorffs

9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., morning session; 1:30 - 4:00 p.m., afternoon session, - Northwestern University, Forum Room, South Tower, 2nd floor, Evanston
Sponsor: Northwestern University Department of Art History
Free event

A day-long symposium.
Understanding of the nineteenth-century foundation of modern architecture has been in a state of profound New Research Projects in French Architecture: Percier. Labrouste. Hittorffs, symposiumat Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Deember 3, 2010evolution since the Museum of Modern Art exhibition The Architecture of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of 1975. With this important New Research Projects in French Architecture: Percier. Labrouste. Hittorffs, symposiumat Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Deember 3, 2010intervention, the perceived origins of Modernism in architecture turned from its immediate Germanic framers – Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe; the Vienna Secession, De Stijl, the Werkbund and the Bauhaus – to the broader tradition of Paris and the “Beaux-Arts” classical tradition it encapsulates. More recently our understanding of the French tradition has matured from a focus on the academic tradition itself to the exceptions and loners – Charles Percier, Jacques-Ignace Hittorff and Henri Labrouste – and their contribution has come to be seen as a puzzling parallel to that of the seminal French Gothicist rationalist E.-E. Viollet-le-Duc.

The morning session, moderated by David Van Zanten, Northwestern University, will include papers presented by

The afternoon session, moderated by Jesús Escobar, Northwestern University, will consist of a round table of presenters

Information on-line.

   December 6 , Monday

The Next Metro Economy: Confronting the Persistent Challenges of Cities

Noon - 2:00 p.m. - UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street, Room 302
Sponsors: Univesity of Illinois at Chicago, London School of Economics and Political Science
Free event, seating limited, RSVP by December 1st.

Panelists will discuss the potential of a sustainable metropolitan economy to reduce material and social inequalities among vulnerable households and neighborhoods. Topics will include labor market attachment, decarceration, employment pathways, neighborhood reinvestment, and public service improvement. The discussion precedes the Global Metro Summit to be convened at UIC on December 8th.

The panel will be chaired by Michael A. Pagano, dean of the UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and interim dean of the UIC College of Business Administration. Panelists include:

RSVP by December 1 to 312/996.8874 or via email. Information: on-line.

Richard Sennett

6:00 p.m. - School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. ColumbusRichard Sennett lectures at Columbus Auditorium for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, December 6, 2010
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Free event

Chiefly known for his elegant and scholarly writing, Richard Sennett deftly explores the disciplines of architecture, design, music, art, literature, history, and political and economic theory. Celebrated for his studies of social ties in cities, Sennett investigates the urban experience and the interconnection between authority, modernism and public life. This lecture is presented in collaboration with SAIC's Visiting Artists Program.

Information: on-line.

   December 7 , Tuesday

SE vs. PE Acts: Duties of Each Profession

8:30 - 11:45 a.m., UBS Tower, 1 N. Wacker Drive, Michigan I Room, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$135.00 members, $200.00 non-members by December 1; $185 and $250 after, advance reservations required.
3.hours continuing education credit

The legislation for the Structural Engineering Practice Act and the Professional Engineering Practice Act were recently renewed by the Illinois Legislature and each Act was modified in the process. These changes affect practicing engineers and those working toward becoming licensed. Many engineers are not familiar with the requirements of their profession and unnecessarily take the risk of violating licensing laws. In this seminar, the participants will discuss each act and its rules, the recent changes to the acts and the similarities and differences between them. Topics include educational and exam requirements for licensees, competency, continuing education, violations, discipline, and plan sealing equirements. David Greifzu is an Illinois licensed structural engineer and professional engineer employed by the Illinois Department of Transportation, will provide his insights on engineer licensure as a member of a State Board and NCEES.

Information and registration form on-line.

SEAOI December Dinner Meeting

5:15 p.m., cash bar, 6:00 p.m., dinner, 7:00 p.m., program, The Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan, 22nd floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, by December 1; $185 and $250 after, advance reservations required.

Nancy Gavlin, P.E., S.E., Director of Education for the American Institute of Steel Construction. will discuss the underlying motivation for the structural engineering exam changes and how these changes affect both structural engineers seeking first licensure and existing structural engineers seeking reciprocity in other states.

William D. Bast, PE, SE, SECB, Immediate Past President of NCSEA and a Principal with Thornton Tomasetti in Chicago, will present an update on several NCSEA activities and initiatives: the work of the Code Advisory Committee (CAC), the Licensing Committee, and the Structural Engineers Emergency Response (SEER) Committee.

Registration - contract Donna Childs at 312/726.4165, ext 200, or via email. Information on-line.

Pecha Kucha Chicago -Volume 16

Begins 8:20 - 11:20 p.m. - Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue
Sponsor: Pecha Kucha Night Chicago Pecha Kucha Chicago - Volume 15, at Martyr's December 7, 2010
$10.00 (21 and over only)

PechaKucha Night brings prominent and emerging creative minds together for an evening of lightning-fast presentations, networking and fun. The Pecha Kucha format, where a dozen or so presenters are given 20 slides each shown for 20 seconds to reveal their passions, work and inspirations, is now held in over 230 cities around the world.
.  Chicago events are among the most popular, with over 300 people in attendance at each event. 

Presenters for this evening's event will include the legendary Ken Nordine, Nettelhorst School activist Jacqueline Edelberg, architects Hana Ishkawa and Michael Jividen, Jack Benigno, anti-2012 Olympics agitator Kevin Lynch, "Welsh renaissance man" Jon Langford, Model Builders' Hal Chaffee, actor John Wilson, Illinois Science Council's Monica Metzler and, possibly, a Mayoral candidate captured from the wild.

Peter Exley and Jon Langford will emcee the evening.

Charge by phone: 800.585.8499. Tickets can be purchased on-line. Information on-line.

   December 8 , Wednesday

Global Metro Summit: How Metros are Delivering the Next Economy: Lessons from the U.S. and Abroad

8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. - UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road
Sponsors: Univesity of Illinois at Chicago, London School of Economics and Political Science, Brookings Institution
Free event, registration required.

PanelInternational thought leaders and innovators engage in a day-long exploration of the next metropolitan economy. Elected and federal officials and leaders in business, Global Metro Summit, Chicago, Illinois, December 8, 2010academia, and philanthropy share cutting-edge research and practical ideas for economic transformation. Among the participants:

Information and registration: on-line.

The Making of a Patron: A Conversation with 2010 Patron of the Year Award Winners

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. MichiganThe Making of a Patron: A Conversation with 2010 Patron of the Year Award Winners, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, December 8, 2010
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Unique among architecture awards, the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Patron of the Year awards honor business and civic leaders who, by commissioning and financing buildings, significantly contribute to Chicago’s built environment. Hear jury members and winners of the 2010 awards discuss the relationship between clients and designers as they partner to create exciting, new architecture in Chicago.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Interpreting LEED™ for Homes

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CEU: 2

Presentation by Jason La Fleur, Alliance for Environmental Sustainability

The U.S. Green Building Council’s residential rating system, LEED™ for Homes, covers major home renovations and new construction of single-family homes, multi-family apartments and condos and mixed-use residential buildings. Learn how LEED™ homes are healthier, more comfortable and have lower utility bills. Common myths such as cost and complexity will be dispelled while the benefits of the LEED™ for Homes rating system will be featured, using local Chicago projects as case studies.se easier, encouraging more designers, builders, owners and suppliers to mount the effort.

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

John Vinci and Ward Miller: The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan

7:00 p.m. - Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie (use front entrance on Prairie)
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$8.00 members, $10,00 non-members

John Vinci and Ward Miller, co-authors, will lecture on their newly published book which documents the extraordinary co-authors John Vinci and Ward Miller lecture on their new book, The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan, at the Glessner House Museum, December 8, 2010architecture of Louis Henri Sullivan to a level never undertaken before. Building upon a project started nearly 60 years ago by Aaron Siskind and Richard Nickel, Vinci and Miller have combined a series of essays on the work of Adler & Sullivan, the influence of H. H. Richardson on their work, and the development of the "tall building." The massive volume of 460 pages is rich with incredible images, many taken by the renowned photographer and Sullivan scholar, Richard Nickel. This illustrated lecture will explore the rich career of a firm that helped redefine architecture in Chicago and across the country. Copies of the book, which includes an exhaustive catalog of the works of Adler & Sullivan, both in collaboration and independently, will be available for purchase and signing.

RSVP to 312/326.1840. Information: on-line.

   December 9 , Thursday

Modernism on Main Street

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

The economic prosperity of post-WWII America brought many changes to America’s Main Streets. Some were small while other changes were more sweeping, from a host of new buildings to the conversions of entire downtowns into pedestrian malls. Understanding how these resources fit into the larger contexts of modern architecture and consumerism is critical to fostering an appreciation for them, as they tell important stories about community evolution. Anthony Rubano from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency explores how Main Street’s architecture evolved in the mid-twentieth century and presents examples of communities that have made it a priority to preserve and market their more recent history. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

Edible Edifice: Reinterpreting the Classic Gingerbread House

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Room & Board, 55 E. Ohio
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
$15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the tour. Includes free admission for a self-guided tour of Unity Temple.Edible Edifice: Reinterpreting the Classic Gingerbread House, fundraiser for the Restoration Foundation for Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, at Room & Board, Chicago, December 9, 2010

A design competition and holiday celebration, Edible Edifice will benefit the restoration of Wright's modern masterpiece, Unity Temple. Winners can earn up to $600 in gift certificates and prizes, including a $250 gift certificate from Room & Board. The new confectionary creations will be on display, with hot cider, holiday treats from Bleeding Heart Bakery, and live music, and will be reviewed by a jury of Chicago's finest in the fields of architecture, culinary arts, and design. The works will then be auctioned off to the highest bidders with proceeds benefiting that other convention-defying edifice, Unity Temple.

Lee Bey, WBEZ architecture blogger, Executive Director of Chicago Central Area Committee, and past architecture critic for the Sun Times; Michelle and Vinny Garcia, owners of Bleeding Heart LLC (local sustainable punk rock pastry) and participants in seven Food Network cake challenges; and Jeff Stafford and Michelle Dumont of Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture will serve as judges.

Information: on-line.

   December 10 , Friday

Coming Home: The Dry Storm

3:30 - 5:309 p.m. - Congress Lounge, 2nd floor, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum
Free event , RSVP by December 8th, 2010

A film viewing and, discussion on Housing as a Human Right. After Katrina's destruction, the New Orleans City Council voted to demolish the majority of Coming Home:  The Dry Storm, to be screened as a Human Rights Day Home in an event sponsored by The National Public Housing Museum at Chicago's Roosevelt University, December 10, 2010the city's public housing, replacing it with privately owned developments, displacing thousands of people. Coming Home shows the housing crisis in New Orleans and speaks to a broader pattern of privatization of public resources that satisfy human rights for us all. Panelists for a post-film discussio with: J.R. Fleming, Brad Hunt & Mildred Pagan, with Keith L. Magee, NPHM Executive Director serving as moderator.

RSVP at 312/996.0738 or via e-mail.
Information: on-line.

   December 13 , Monday

Restoring a Chicago Landmark: The Story of St. John Cantius ChurchBrother Joshua Caswell, SJC, talks about Restoring a Chicago Landmark: The Story of St. John Cantius Church, at the Harold L. Washington Library, December 13, 2010

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

Brother Joshua Caswell SJC presents the story of the illustrious past and anticipated future and St. John Cantius Roman Catholic Church , designed in 1893-98 by architect Adolphus Druiding, highlighting the interior art, stained glass and wood carving restoration. Brother Caswell continues his discussion by revealing the challenges faced in rejuvenating this edifice and its impact on the vibrant community surrounding this Chicago landmark.

Founded in 1893, to serve the Polish immigrant community, St. John Cantius Church is one of the most recognized architectural landmarks in Chicago. Since the late 1980s, the church has undergone extensive interior and architectural restoration.

Information: on-line.

   December 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.

Archeworks Fall Final ReviewArcheworks Fall Final Review, December 14th, 2010, Chicago

6:00 P.M.,Archeworks, 625 North Kingsbury, at Ontario
Archeworks
Open to the public. Free event, RSVP required.

Students will discuss the current status of two research projects, including the Mobile Food Collective, and Washington Park Grows, a collaboration with the Chicago Botanic Garden and Rehabilitation Institute to create a therapeutic garden in Washington Park.

RSVP and information on-line.

   December 15 , Wednesday

Marina City: Betrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationCo-authors Igor Marjanovic and Katerina Ruedi Ray lecture on and sign copies of their book, Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg's Urban Vision, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 15, 2010
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Igor Marjanovic, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis; Katerina Rüedi Ray, Professor and Director of the School of Art, Bowling Green State University

Igor Marjanovi and Katerina Rüedi Ray’s lecture and book, Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg's Urban Vision, explore the pioneering "city-within-a-city's" architectural achievements, ingenious marketing campaign, and complex political partnerships. From financing to structural engineering, their study of this beloved Chicago icon, its architect, client and realtor, fills in missing chapters of modern architecture, urban politics, and labor history.

A book signing will follow.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Project Checklists – Construction Documents

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free event

Our third meeting will focus on construction documents. Anyone interested in contributing to this effort is welcome to attend or contact chair Mike Lough via e-mail.

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

   December 16 , Thursday

Walls That Work No Matter What

8:00 - 11:30 .m. - Häfele America Co, 154 W. Hubbard
Sponsor: Hafele Chicago Showroom, Johns Manville
Free event, registration requested.
3.0 CES - HSW/SD, AIA

T he first ever breakfast session of the Häfele Chicago Continuing Education Series, Walls That Work No Matter What, presentation at Hafele America Chicago showroom, December 16, 2010featuring a continental breakfast with 3 SD learning units for the AIA.

Our co-sponsors are the industry leader in building insulation and experts on building envelope integrity. This presentation will enable you to specify healthy, safe and sustainable insulation products for commercial and residential buildings.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify six mechanisms of heat loss.
• Define and recognize the requirements for climate isolation.
• Compare and evaluate product field performance.
• Differentiate products, including applications, cost and applicable building codes.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

Roofing Codes in Chicago and Illinois

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW/SD

Bill McHugh, executive director of the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association, will summarize information about roofing systems, codes, and licensing requirements in Chicago and Illinois. Requirements from Chicago’s Urban Heat Island Effect Ordinance will be reviewed as well as the history of gravel-surfaced roofs. Lastly, garden roofs and roof-water drainage problems specific to Chicago will be examined. Bring your lunch or purchase a cafeteria ticket in the first-floor shop.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and registration 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.

No Fiddler on the Roof: Identifying Typical Roofing Troubles for Sacred Places

6:00 - 7;30 p.m., St. Matthias Manifesto Parish, 2310 W. Ainslie
Sponsors: Partners for Sacred Places Chicago Office, Renaissance Roofing
Free event, registration required.

A presentation by Renaissance Roofing, Inc.

Registration: contact Leanne Gehrig at 866/796.0297 x 97 or via email. Mention the workshop you would like to attend, your name, affiliation, phone number and email address.

   December 17 , Friday

Antonio Gaudi

6:15 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $7.00 for students, $4.00 for students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, $5.00 for Film Center members

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

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

   December 18 , Saturday

Antonio Gaudi

3:15, 4:45, 6:15 and 7:45 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $7.00 for students, $4.00 for students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, $5.00 for Film Center members

In what's become an annual holiday tradition , the Film Center is again showing Antonio Gaudi, the 1985 film by Woman of the Dunes director Hiroshi Teshigahara, inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí. See December 17 listing for details.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

   December 19 , Sunday

Antonio Gaudi

3:15 and 4:45 p.m.- Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $7.00 for students, $4.00 for students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, $5.00 for Film Center members

In what's become an annual holiday tradition , the Film Center is again showing Antonio Gaudi, the 1985 film by Woman of the Dunes director Hiroshi Teshigahara, inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí. See December 17 listing for details.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

   December 20 , Monday

Antonio Gaudi

6:15 p.m.- Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $7.00 for students, $4.00 for students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, $5.00 for Film Center members

In what's become an annual holiday tradition , the Film Center is again showing Antonio Gaudi, the 1985 film by Woman of the Dunes director Hiroshi Teshigahara, inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí. See December 17 listing for details.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

   December 21 , Tuesday

Antonio Gaudi

6:15 p.m.- Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $7.00 for students, $4.00 for students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, $5.00 for Film Center members

In what's become an annual holiday tradition , the Film Center is again showing Antonio Gaudi, the 1985 film by Woman of the Dunes director Hiroshi Teshigahara, inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí. See December 17 listing for details.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

   December 22 , Wednesday

Antonio Gaudi

6:15 and 7:45 p.m.- Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $7.00 for students, $4.00 for students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, $5.00 for Film Center members

In what's become an annual holiday tradition , the Film Center is again showing Antonio Gaudi, the 1985 film by Woman of the Dunes director Hiroshi Teshigahara, inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí. See December 17 listing for details.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

   December 23 , Thursday

Antonio Gaudi

6:15 p.m.- Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00, $7.00 for students, $4.00 for students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, $5.00 for Film Center members

In what's become an annual holiday tradition , the Film Center is again showing Antonio Gaudi, the 1985 film by Woman of the Dunes director Hiroshi Teshigahara, inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí. See December 17 listing for details.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2800

 

 

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