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

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First Railroads, Then Skyscrapers

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

Darrel Babuk, principal, Babuk & Associates, Ltd.

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
January agenda (requires Acrobat Reader)

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

January 2004 Community Development Commission agenda

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

New Homes for the Region: Implementing an Executive Order on Housing

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

Robin Snyderman, housing director for the Metropolitan Planning Council, will present an overview of the 2003 Executive Order on Housing in 2003, its legislative outcome, and its implications for local planning, construction and government expenditures. Bring lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Making the Case for Landmark Districts

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

Jonathan Fine, president, Preservation Chicago 6

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

Walking the fine line; reconciling aesthetics, consumerism and green design

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

Nathan Kipnis, AIA, will present a lecture of his sustainable design practice and the influences that shaped it. Specific themes encompass why architects should embrace green design opportunities, challenges facing both the architect and client, how sustainable design can be a generator of form, and the importance of how design decisions impact not only the project specifically but also society generally.

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

Historic Preservation in Cuba - Three Case Studies in Old Havana

12:00 PM - AIA Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Historic Preservation
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1LU/HSW

What do you know about the practice of architecture and historic preservation in Cuba? These three case studies will introduce the subject: renovation of the San Isidro neighborhood; San Ignacio 368 in Plaza Vieja; and restoration of Adath Israel, an International Style synagogue. Speaker Jorge Ramos Herrera, Assoc. AIA is a Cuban-born and -trained architect who has worked for Gensler-Chicago since 2000. Bring lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Clean Air Counts!

12:00 PM - AIA Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Historic Preservation
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1.5 LU/HSW

Michelle Halle Stern, AIA, PE, LEED AP, from the Delta Institute, will discuss the Clean Air Counts, a Northeastern Illinois regional initiative to reduce ozone-causing emissions, thereby improving air quality and enabling economic development. A collaboration between the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, City of Chicago, U.S. EPA Region V, Illinois EPA, and Delta Institute, this initiative seeks to achieve significant reductions in smog-forming pollutants and major reductions in energy consumption. Preview the subject at www.cleanaircounts.org.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Fireside Chat with Vincent James

6:30 P.M., I Space Gallery, 230 West Superior, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free Event

Current studio work and practice. An Adjunct Professor at the Harvard Graduate Schoo of Design, Vincent James is president of Vincent James Associates Architects. He has won four consecutive Progressive Architecture awards, and is currently working with Jennifer Yoos researching and writing on the topic of multilevel cities, studying the impact of skyway/subway pedestrian networks on contemporary cities.

Information: Chicago Architectural Club

McHugh Construction Headquarters: Rehab on Motor Row

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

Laura Jimenez, senior associate, De Stefano + Partners

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

Voice and Data Network Cabling: Workflow and Coordinator for Project Success

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

What are the roles of the project team members in designing and building tele/data systems? Telecom Rooms, Voice over IP (VoIP), Power over Ethernet (PoE), and wireless networking will also be discussed. Speakers: Bill Baxter, RCDD, OWP/P; Bruce Harris, Continental Electrical Construction Company; and Jarred Baker, SYSTIMAX Solutions. Bring lunch or buy at CBA cafeteria (purchase lunch ticket in first floor shop).

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keeper of Culture

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

Author Will Fellows will discuss his new book, which explores gay men’s extraordinary and pioneering contributions in historic preservation and urban revitalization. The book profiles early and contemporary preservationists throughout the U.S. A book signing will immediately follow the lecture.

Information: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois; 312/922.1742

Chicago Plan Commission

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

January 2005 Plan Commission agenda

Art vs. Architecture: Competing for Creativity in the Art Museum

5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Driver
Sponsors: CAF; The University of Chicago's Graham School of General Studies
$20.00 (cash bar and hors d’oeuvres)

Some critics complain that artworks get lost in Frank Gehry’s Bilbao Guggenheim and other formally exuberant museums. Should a museum building defer to the art within or act as an artwork in its own right? Chicago architect Brad Lynch of Brininstool + Lynch recently tackled the question in his design for the new Racine Art Museum (RAM). Join Lynch, CAF Curator Ned Cramer, and RAM Director Bruce Pepich, as they debate the options for housing creativity.

Registration: 773/702.1722 or on-line. Registration forms are available at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan Avenue. Completed forms should be mailed to: Registrar, Graham School of General Studies, University of Chicago, 1427 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637.

Information: http://www.architecture.org/lectures or contact Bart Schultz, Special Programs Coordinator at the Graham School, 773/702.8821.

Design Exposed: John Ronan Architect

6:00 PM - 320 W. Ohio, Suite 3E
Sponsor: AIA Design
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1 LU/HSW

Contemporary design practices and technologies will be explored through a office tour and lecture by John Ronan, AIA. He will discuss his firm's design philosophy and current work including the winning competition entry for the $84 million Perth Amboy High School in New Jersey.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Ludwig Hilberseimer and Mies van der Rohe - LaFayette Park, Detroit

1:30 P.M., Prairie Avenue Bookshop, 418 S. Wabash

Discussion by author Charles Waldheim of his new book Hilberseimer/Mies van der Rohe: Lafayette Park Detroit.

Information:Prairie Avenue Bookshop, 312/922-8311.

Money, Religion and Art

6:00 P.M. - Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago
Sponsors: Museum of Contemporary Art, College of Architecture at IIT
Free event. Tickets required.

Mark C. Taylor, Professor of Humanities at Williams College, author of the book, The Moment of Complexity, addresses how the process of globalization is reating a new network culture whose complex logic and dynamics we are only beginning to understand. 

Register for tickets on-line, at the MCA box office, or by calling 312/397.4010

Re-Emergence

6:00 P.M. - lower core Crown Hall at IIT, 3345 S. State
Sponsors: College of Architecture at IIT
Free event.

Lecture by Mark C. Taylor, Professor of Humanities at Williams College, author of the book, The Moment of Complexity

Information at: arc-pro-seminar@iit.edu,

The Chicago Façade Ordinance and Its Implications for Historic Preservation

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

Ujjval Vyas, attorney, Foran Glennon Palandech & Ponzi, and former professor of architectural history; and Thomas Gentry, College of Architecture at IIT

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

New Federal Architecture: The Face of a Nation

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsors: CAF, U.S. General Services Administration

Opening reception for new show, running through May 2, 2005

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

Gaetano Pesce: Contemporary Architecture and Design

6:00 P.M. - Fullerton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan
Sponsors: Architecture & Design Society and the Department of Museum Education of The Art Institute of Chicago and Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago
Free with museum admission

'Lecture by Gaetano Pesce, an architect-artist-designer based in New York City, who has undertaken diverse commissions in architecture, urban planning, interior and exhibition design, industrial design and publishing. In more than forty years of practice, Pesce has conceived public and private projects in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia, from residences to gardens and corporate offices.

Pesce’s extensive body of work—recognized for its emotive and tactile qualities, unrestrained use of color, and insistence upon innovative building materials developed through new technologies—has been described by prominent architecture critic Herbert Muschamp as “the architectural equivalent of a brainstorm”.

Information: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute  312/443.4751

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

 

 

 


   

 

 


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