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This calendar of Chicago architectural events is jointly sponsored by Repeat and the Chicago Architectural Club.

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  January 31, Monday

Total Environments

6:00 P.M.- Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsors: IIT School of Architecture

Morgenstern lecture by Nathalie de Vries, Principal, MVRDV, Rotterdam

Information: ellis@iit.edu. 312/567.3279

   February 1, Tuesday

Young Architects Networking Happy Hour

5:30 PM–7:30 PM - Monk’s Pub, 205 W. Lake St
Sponsor: AIA Young Architects Forum
Free event.

Network and meet other young architectural professionals. Talk about studying for the ARE, community service projects, charrettes and design competitions, tours of firms and buildings, and other events around town. Learn about our plans, get involved with community service projects, or just come by chat. AIA membership not required.

Information: Jeff Missad

   February 2, Wednesday

Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin: Between the Cold War and Reunification

Lunchtime Lecture: 12:15 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event. Guests may bring bag lunch

Paul Jaskot, associate professor, De Paul University Department of Art & History

Information: http://www.architecture.org/lectures 312/922-3432, ext. 266.

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Monthly meeting. 12:45 P.M., 33 N. LaSalle, Room 1600
Note: Permit Review Committee meets after Landmarks Commission - estimated start time 1:30 P.M.
Open to the public
February agenda (requires Acrobat Reader)

   February 3, Thursday

New Jewish Museum and Spertus Institute

12:15 P.M. - 5th Floor Meeting Room, Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free Event - brown bag luncheon

A new home for the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies is to be built on one of the only vacant land sites along the historic South Michigan Avenue street wall. Instead of matching the look of neighboring buildings, however, Spertus plans a dynamic, modern building designed by Krueck & Sexton that will make a strong architectural and instituitonal statement. Spertus president Dr. Howard Sulkin, and architects Ron Krueck and Mark Sexton, principals in the architectural firm of Kreuck & Sexton, will talk about the building’s design challenges and solutions.

Information: Friends of Downtown - 312/726 4030

   February 4, Friday

Design Innovations in Manufactured Housing

9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. daily, The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Museum pricing plans more complicated than those of United Airlines, but on Mondays and Tuesday in February admission is free.
Sponsors: The City Design Center, College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; and The Field Museum

New exhibit - running through January 16, 2005 - with original models and drawings by noted architects and industrial designers presenting the latest designs for pre-fabricated homes. Especially commissioned for this exhibition, the featured designs present creative solutions to fill the demand for affordable, high-quality housing. The exhibition also reveals many similarities between contemporary designs for manufactured homes and other mobile structures from around the world.

Information on-line or call 312/922.9410

Chicago Architectural Club Members Exhibition

5:00 - 7:00 P.M. - opening reception for show, which runs through February 26th, 11 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Tuesday through Saturdays, ISpace Gallery, 230 West Superior, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club

Annual exhibition of the work of Chicago architects.

Information: Chicago Architectural Club


   February 7, Monday

Material Evidence

6:00 P.M.- Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsors: IIT School of Architecture

Lecture by Toshiko Mori, Robert P. Hubbard Professor in Practice of Architecture/Chair, Department of Architecture, Harvard Design School

Information: ellis@iit.edu. 312/567.3279

   February 8, Tuesday

Chicago Community Development Commission

Monthly meeting. 1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers
Open to the public

January 2004 Community Development Commission agenda

 
   February 9, Wednesday

Mixing it Up: CHA's Plan for Transformation

12:00 PM - AIA Chicago, #1049, Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: AIA Planning & Urban Affairs and Housing
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1LU

William Little, managing director of development with the Chicago Housing Authority, will discuss the CHA's "Plan for Transformation," which encompasses the nation's largest overhaul of public housing. The CHA is nearing the mid-point of this 10-year, $1.6 billion, 25,000-unit plan which includes a combination of both new developments and rehabilitation of existing facilities. The plan includes 10 new mixed-income developments (one-third public housing, one-third affordable housing, and one-third market-rate housing), now under construction.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

The Development of the Los Angeles Courthouse

Lunchtime Lecture: 12:15 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event. Guests may bring bag lunch

Ralph Johnson, Director of Design, Perkins & Will

Information: http://www.architecture.org/lectures 312/922-3432, ext. 266.

Does the past affect the future at all? If so, how?

6:00 - 7:00 P.M.,Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario Street
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event.

Lecture by Ben Weese, FAIA, followed by discusssion. Ben Weese is a founding partner of Weese Langley Weese. He received graduate and undergraduate degrees at Harvard University and a Certificate of Scholarship at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Prior to Weese Langely Weese, he worked for 20 years at Harry Weese and Associates, where major projects included The Latin School of Chicago, Williams College Library, Williamstown, MA, and Lake Village Townhouses and Apartment Tower, Chicago. Major projects with Weese Langley Weese include: Art Institute of Chicago, Allerton Hall Renovation; Winnetka Congregational Church, Winnetka; and the F.W. Olin Classroom Building, Luther College, Decorah, IA. He has received numerous local and national design awards and is a board member of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and a member of the City of Chicago Landmarks Commission.

Information:archeworks RSVP online or call 312/867.7254 x13.

   February 10, Thursday

More Fun Than a Yacht: Gentleman Farms in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

12:00 PM - AIA Chicago, #1049, Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: Historic Preservation
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1LU

Janice Hack, executive director, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society, will follow up our February 2004 tour of Elawa Farm with presentation of the culture and architecture of gentleman farms of the far North Shore, properties built by Armours, Odgens and others, that fit into the larger "country life" movement in the early twentieth century.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   February 16, Wednesday

Reel Chicago: Photographs From the Files of Chicago Sun-Times

Lunchtime Lecture: 12:15 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event. Guests may bring bag lunch

Neal Samors, Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, authors

Information: http://www.architecture.org/lectures 312/922-3432, ext. 266.

   February 17, Thursday

Unconventional Curtain Walls

12:00 PM - Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth
Sponsor: Technical Issues and Interior Architecture
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1LU/HSW

Modern curtain-wall technology provides a high-performance building envelope but is ideally suited to rectilinear or gently curved facades. A thorough understanding of how curtain wall systems are designed, fabricated, and installed allows innovative solutions for doubly curved or irregular surfaces. These processes will be discussed through case studies by façade engineer Neil McClelland, Façade Team Leader for the New York City office of Arup. Bring lunch or buy at CBA cafeteria (purchase lunch ticket in first-floor shop).

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Measuring the Temple Walls

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph Street
Sponsor: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Free Event

Vince Michael, director, Historic Preservation Program, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago will describe how a group of SAIC graduate students worked with the 13th century Silk Road town of Weishan in Yunnan province to measure and draw a centuries-old Ming Temple complex, and then prepare a plan to rehabilitate the complex into a visitor’s center for the Weishan Heritage Valley. The trip also included tours of Beijing and Shanghai and visits to several historic sites in Yunnan.

Information: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois; 312/922.1742

Design Exposed: David Woodhouse Architects

6:00 PM - 230 West Superior Street
Sponsor: Design
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1LU/HSW

Contemporary design practices and technologies will be explored through a office tour and lecture by David Woodhouse, FAIA. He will discuss his firm's design philosophy, new projects and renovation work in the Chicago area. Limited to 35 participants.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Thom Mayne, Morphosis

6:00 PM -John Buck Company Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Free event.

World-renowned architect Thom Mayne, founder of Morphosis in Los Angeles, will present his new major works for the General Services Administration.

Information: Chicago Architecture Foundation, 312/922.3432

   February 21, Monday

Creating New Federal Architecture: GSA's Design Excellence Program

6:00 PM -John Buck Company Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor:Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Free event.

Edward Feiner, Chief Architect for the U.S. General Service Administration, will present the methods and means of the Design Excellence Program.

Information:Chicago Architecture Foundation, 312/922.3432

 

   February 22, Tuesday

twenty-four by forty eight- member's show 2005: raison d'etre debate

6:30 P.M. - ISpace Gallery, 230 West Superior, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club

Panel discussion including present and past Chicago Architectural Club presidents debating the club's purpose and plans for the future. Presented as part of 2005 exhibition of the work of Chicago architects.

Information: Chicago Architectural Club

   February 23, Wednesday

Preserving the Recent Past

Lunchtime Lecture: 12:15 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event. Guests may bring bag lunch

Jim Peters, director of planning, Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois

Information: http://www.architecture.org/lectures 312/922-3432, ext. 266.

Some Pending Issues on Architecture and Art

6:00 - 7:00 P.M.,Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario Street
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event.

Lecture by Jeff Kipnis, who will offer personal reflections as someone who has made a life-long commitment to the study of experimental practices in contemporary architecture and art on the ancient and venerable question: in what way, if at all, is art and architecture moral? Jeff Kipnis is the curator of Architecture and Design at the Wexner Center for the Arts and is professor at the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, the Ohio State University, where he has been working since 1986. At the Architectural Association in London Kipnis founded the Graduate Design Program, of which he was the director from 1992 till 1995. Jeff Kipnis is an urban designer as well as a curator and critic of architecture. As a critic he has written extensively for design periodicals such as Assemblage and El Croquis. He also wrote several publications including ‘Philip Johnson Recent Work’, ‘The Glass House’, ‘Daniel Libeskind: The Space of Encounter’, ‘3D->2D The Designers Republic’s’, ‘Chora L Works: The Eisenman/Derrida Collaboration’, and ‘Perfect Acts of Architecture’, which accompanied the exhibition ‘Perfect Acts of Architecture’ curated by Kipnis. He collaborated with architects Reiser and Umemoto (RUR Architects) in designing the Water Garden in Manhattan and the Kansai-Kan National Diet Library.

Information:archeworks RSVP online or call 312/867.7254 x13.

Wish You Were Here: Alvin Boyarsky's Chicago Postcards

6:00 P.M.-Lower Core, Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsors: IIT School of Architecture

Lecture by Igor Marjanovic, Associate Professor, Art and Design and Archtecture, Iowa State University

Information: ellis@iit.edu. 312/567.3279

   February 24, Thursday

Chicago Plan Commission

Monthly meeting. 1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers
Open to the public

January 2005 Plan Commission agenda

Archeworks Student Midterm Critique and Review

5:30 -9:00 P.M.- Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsors: Archeworks

Schedule includes: Sustainability - Proposals for the office furniture industry; An Investigation of Why Good Design is withheld rrom Certain Segments of Society; Illinois Main Street; and Perception - "false security" and the re-design of helmets.

Information:archeworks RSVP online or call 312/867.7254 x13.

   February 28, Monday

The Nature of Dwellings

6:00 P.M.- Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsors: IIT School of Architecture

Lecture by David Hovey, Associate Professor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology/Principal, Optima, Inc., Glencoe, Illinois

Information: ellis@iit.edu. 312/567.3279


     

 

 


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