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   June 1, Wednesday

The Career of R. Harold Zook

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

Lecture by Betty Green, CAF docent and local historian

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

David Woodhouse - Chicago Works

6:00 PM - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundation
Free event. Reservations required.

Lecture by David Woodhouse, President of David Woodhouse Architects, which is founded on the conviction that buildings matter. Architecture shapes both act and thought; it embodies the deepest feelings and the highest ideas. It is bricks and mortar; it is poetry and metaphor. It relates us to people, place, and time; it extends our progressive inheritance from the past to become the living enrichment we owe to the future. We are what we build. We build what we are.

Woodhouse founded his own firm in 1987, after working in the architectural offices of Stanley Tigerman and Larry Booth. His practice, based on his optimism about a public architecture that serves its community through its authenticity and progressivism, has designed buildings for many of Chicago's most distinguished public institutions, such as The Morton Arboretum, Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Chicago Park District, and for the City of Lake Forest. This work has earned the firm numerous national and local awards from the AIA. Recently, Woodhouse's project for Chicago's Education District was published in Visionary Chicago Architecture: Fourteen Inspired Concepts for the Third Millennia, and his proposal for affordable housing, "Box Houses," was part of the exhibition "Chicago Architecture: Ten Visions" at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Required reservations open one week prior to the program at: gf@grahamfoundation.org, 312/787/4071 x. 226

   June 2, Thursday

A. Montgomery Ward Park Dedication

9:00 A.M. - 10 A.M. - Grant Park Michigan at 11th
Sponsor: Friends of the Parks, Chicago Park District
Free event

Friends of the Parks and the Chicago Park District will dedicate a sculpture in honor of "Chicago's Great Lakefront Protector". 14th Ward Alderman Edward Burke will serve as keynote speaker.

Information: 312/857.2757

Commission on Chicago Landmarks - Public Suggestions for Possible Chicago Landmark Designations

Program Committee meeting. 11:00 A.M., 33 N. LaSalle, Room 1600
This hearing is intended to hear public comment on suggestions for possible new Chicago landmark designations.
Hearing Notice: (within regular monthly agenda)

Downtown as a College Town

12:15 P.M. . - Millennium Park Room (5th floor southeast), Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free event

Brown Bag luncheon lecture

Information: 312458.9454

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
June agenda

Friends of Downtown Awards Night

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. . - The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 East Ontario
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
$25.00 FODT members, $30.00 non-members

The awards recognize outstanding achievements that promote downtown and help make it the well-designed, vibrant, economic heart of the city. Architect/activist John Vinci will receive a lifetime achievement award.

Purchase tickets on-line. Information: 312458.9454

First Tuesdays Happy Hour and Meeting

5:30 PM - Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake Street at Wells
Sponsor: AIA Young Architects Forum
Free event

Come for a drink or meal and discussion with fellow architects. AIA members and and friends are welcome to attend. Look for a sign marking our table.

Information: 312/670.7770

Design Evanston - Quality Design 2

7:00 PM - McCormick Tribune Auditorium, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois
Sponsor: Design Evanston
Free event - Refreshments will be served.

A multi-media event showcasing"good design" ideas, policies, practices and examples, including recent Design Evanston award winners.

What constitutes "quality design," and how can Evanston best achieve it? A panel discussion, moderated by the Chicago Tribune's John McCarron, with Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, architect, Ross Barney + Jankowski; Tim Schuenk, city manager, Park Ridge; Dennis Harder, v.p., developer, Joseph Freed & Associates; and John LaMotte, planner, The Lakota Group.

Information: 312/670.7770

   June 4, Saturday

Architects in Troubled Times: Mies and the Making of Modernism

8:30 - 5:00 PM -John Buck Company Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsors: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Great Books Foundation
$95.00, $60.00 students - includes reading materials, tour and luncheon

The career of architect Mies van der Rohe spans some of the twentieth century’s most violent and cataclysmic history: World War One, Germany’s Weimar Republic, Hitler’s Third Reich, and finally, during the 1950s, the Cold War at its height. This conference on Mies will examine the legacy of Mies for our time as well as the ways in which Mies responded to different political regimes in Europe and the United States.

Conference keynote speaker Franz Schulze, the world’s leading authority on Mies, is the author of Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography. He has also written Fantastic Images: Chicago Art Since 1945, and One Hundred Years of Chicago Architecture.

Schulze’s talk, “Politics and Mies: Four Regimes,” will deal with Mies’s architecture as dating from four separate political periods: first, under the German Kaiser; second, during the Weimar Republic; third, under the National Socialists; and fourth, in the United States, a country which, Schulze notes, “was Germany’s enemy during two world wars.” Schulze says that his lecture “will explore the relationships, and the non-relationships, between his work and those four regimes.”

Other conference highlights will include critical commentary by Chicago architect Dirk Lohan, the grandson of Mies, and Chicago Architecture Foundation’s curator Ned Cramer. A guided tour of I.I.T.’s campus will consider Mies’s work in conjunction with recent work by Rem Koolhaas and Helmut Jahn.

Finally, participants will become active learners through guided discussion of two influential texts: Tom Wolfe’s From Bauhaus to Our House, and Richard Pommer’s “Mies van der Rohe and the Political Ideology of the Modern Movement in Architecture.”

Information: Chicago Architecture Foundation, 312/922.3432, ext. 268

   June 5, Sunday

Farnsworth House PLUS by Bus

9:45 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.., tour leaves from Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan. Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in.
Sponsor: CAF
$55.00 CAF members, $60.00 seniors and students, $65.00 non-members

Tour by deluxe motor coach traces the Chicago career of the 20th century’s most influential modernist architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, including a selection of his most important buildings and an extended visit to Farnsworth House, considered by many the iconic masterpiece of the Modernist movement. First stop is 860-880 North Lakeshore Drive, the buildings that launched the modern skyscraper, and the neighboring Esplanade Apartments. We enjoy views of the IBM Building (the last project directly supervised by Mies) and the Federal Center complex on the way to our next stop, the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Here we visit either the award winning S.R. Crown Hall or IIT Commons, Mies’s first “clear span” building, depending on availability. (Crown Hall is undergoing restoration). Then on to Farnsworth House, designed by Mies as an idyllic retreat on the Fox River and jointly owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Landmark Preservation Council of Illinois. The tour is led by CAF docents, with LPCI docents guiding at Farnsworth House, and includes a box lunch at the Homestead B&B in Plano (The Lewis Steward House, 1854), an evocative historic site that helps set the stage for Mies’s revolutionary vision.

Information: http://www.architecture.org/  Prepaid, non-refundable reservations required. Call 312/922-3432, ext. 240. Walk-ins are welcome if space permits.

   June 7, Tuesday

Intergen Housing: Creating Communities

5:30 PM - AIA Chicago, 1049 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: AIA Housing KC
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1.5 LU/HSW

Can we live together? What are the benefits of residential buildings designed for students, seniors, and families? What are the design issues? Learn more about the subject and specific Intergenerational Housing projects, both completed and planned, and hear how existing projects are doing. Speakers: Jack Hartray, FAIA, NHDKMP; Denise Arnold, AIA, Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities; Barbara Bouie Scott, Chicago Dept. on Aging; and Christine Doyle-Vincent, Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Chicago Apartments: A Century of Lakefront Luxury

6:00 PM -John Buck Company Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsors: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$15.00 ($10.00 for CAF members) $10.00 of the admission fee will be credited towards a purchase of the book

Lecture and book signing by Neil Harris, who will discuss landmark apartment buildings designed by renowned architects and decorators past and present, from Benjamin Marshall and David Adler to Tigerman McCurry and Lucien Lagrange. Mr. Harris presents a unique history of apartment buildings whose amenities, unusual interior spaces, architectural features, and distinctive innovations define the history of Chicago apartment design. A book signing will follow the slide lecture. Mr. Harris is the Preston and Sterling Morton Professor of History and Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago.

Information: Chicago Architecture Foundation, 312/922.3432

   June 8, Wednesday

Third Coast: Coastal Zone Management and Northerly Island

12:00 PM - AIA Chicago, 1049 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: Regional and Urban Design and Environment KCS
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1 LU/HSW

Radhika Shah, outreach associate, Lake Michigan Federation, will explain the federal Coastal Management Program and Northerly Island redevelopment. Learn how the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources is developing a coastal management plan to address habitat restoration, water quality, accessible beaches, and more. And what about outdoor recreation on Northerly Island? Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago

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

Lecture by author Tom O'Gorman

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

ARE Study Hall

4:00 - 8::00 PM - 53 W. Jackson Blvd., #315
Sponsor: Young Architects Forum, !MI
Free event.

Get inspired by studying with others who are preparing to take the ARE. Bring your own study books and use the Kaplan/ALS books of IMI..

For more information contact Nicole Brinston at IMI at 312/935.1255.

   June 9, Thursday

A. Montgomery Ward: A lasting legacy to Chicago's lakefront Parks

12:15 - 1:15 P.M. . - Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington
Sponsor: Friends of the Parks,
Free event

In 1836, the land we now know as Grant Park, was one of the first areas in Chicago to be designated as “public ground”. In 1890, this land was in shambles with stables, squatters shacks, and debris from the great Chicago Fire. A. Montgomery Ward sued the city from 1890 to 1911 to hold Chicago responsible for creating a public park. His fight led to the “forever open, clear, and free” lakefront park the city of Chicago enjoys today. Friends of the Parks will host this lecture on the legacy that Ward left the city of Chicago. Speaker: Dennis Cremin, Professor, Lewis University

Information: 312/857.2757

   June 10, Friday

Visionary Chicago Architecture - exhibition opening day

10: A.M. 6:00 P.M. - Rooftop Terrace,Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph
Sponsor: Chicago Central Area Committee
Free Event

Curated by Stanley Tigerman and William Martin, Visionary Chicago Architecture is an exhibition that targets seven Chicago gateways and assigns each to a pair of architects, one younger, one more established, to envision its future: the Ohio/Ontario feeder ramps (Jeanne Gang, Adrian Smith), Northerly Island (Ron Krueck, Helmut Jahn), Chinatown (Brad Lynch, Dirk Lohan), the Chicago River (Ralph Johnson, Joe Valerio) the old Post Office (John Ronan, Larry Booth); the South Loop Educational District (Tom Beeby, David Woodhouse); and the Loop 'El' (Doug Garafalo, Carol Ross Barney).

The exhibit is on display Monday through Friday only, 10:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M., through July 15th. Closed June 21 and June 22.

312/742.1168

   June 11, Saturday

SEAOI Annual Banquet and 2005 Excellence in Engineering Awards

6:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. - on board the Odyssey at Navy Pier.
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$130.00 per person

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois Annual Banquet and presentation of its Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards. This gala event is the highlight of the SEAOI activities each year. In addition to announcing the winners of the 2005 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards, the 2005-2006 SEAOI officers will be installed. Though this banquet will primarily be of interest to structural engineers, all those involved in the construction industry are welcome. Architects, contractors, building officials, and material suppliers are invited to join in honoring these exemplary projects. SEAOI events are open to the public, and all those interested in the influence of structural engineering on our society are cordially welcome to attend.

Information: SEAOI Reservations are required and may be made by calling Donna Childs at 312/649.4600, extension 200 by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 3rd, 2005.

   June 13, Monday

Risk Management or Project Poker: Avoiding the Royal Flush

9:30 - 11:00 A.M. - NeoCon
Sponsor: Practice Management KC
$35.00 for members, $45.00 for nonmembers
1.5 LU

Speakers Eric L. Singer, Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon (Lisle, IL) and Karen J. Erger, Holmes Murphy & Associates (Cedar Rapids, IA), encourage you to bring your own stories for discussion or to email them in advance to singer@wildmanharrold.com or kerger@holmesmurphy.com.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   June 14, Tuesday

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

June Community Development Commission agenda

Design Inspiration - Barbara Barry

6:00 P.M. - Rubloff Auditorium of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsors: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$10.00 A&D Society members, $15.00 general public

Barbara Barry is among the world's most prominent and talented designers. Born in Northern California, Barry studied at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. In 1985, she established Barbara Barry Incorporated a full-service interior design company with clients such as Eli Broad, The Savoy Hotel and Avon Spa. She has moved beyond interiors to encompass product design and her collections are available through Baccarat Crystal, Ann Sacks Tile and Stone and Boyd Lighting Company, among others. Thoughout her 17-year career, Barry has received numerous awards and honors. She has been inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame by Interior Design magazine, and for three consecutive years, she has been included in Architectural Digest's 'AD 100,' an annual listing of the world's 100 best designers.

Information here: Reservations: 312.443.7300, by e-mail

   June 15, Wednesday

Frank Lloyd Wright on Delavan Lake in Wisconsin

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

Lecture by local historian Frank Landi

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

Rise to the Top, Part 3: Wheeler Kearns Architects

5:30 PM - 343 S. Dearborn, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: Practice Management KC
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1 LU

The last in our series of visits to recipients of the AIA Chicago Firm Award concludes with Wheeler Kearns, 1996 award recipient. Limited to 25 participants.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Bridging the Drive: Reconnecting to the Lakefront

6:00 PM -John Buck Company Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsors: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Free Event

When approached as a design opportunity rather than as a mere structural problem, bridges can define, unite, and inspire a community. The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) organized a design competition in March 2003, which was showcased in CAF’s exhibition “Bridging the Drive” in CitySpace Gallery from October 2004 to January 2005. Twenty-three architects from around the world collaborated with engineers and submitted designs for as many as five pedestrian bridge locations along Lake Shore Drive: North Avenue, the Main Branch of the Chicago River, 35th Street and 41st/43rd Streets. Winners were announced in January 2005 and include Cordogan, Clark & Associates; Phillips Swager Associates; Teng; and Wight and Company with Edward Windhorst Architects.
A panel moderated by architect Edward Keegan and representatives from the winning design teams, along with CDOT commissioner Miguel d'Escoto, will elaborate upon the design solutions, plus discuss the city's plans to build the bridges at each location.

Information: Chicago Architecture Foundation, 312/922.3432

   June 16, Thursday

Catalysts for Excellence: Mayor's Briefings - Mike Whitby, Mayor of Birmingham, England

8:30 A.M. - The Mid-Day Club, Bank One Plaza, 10 S. Dearborn, 56th Floor
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago
$35.00 members, $45.00 non-members

The five-part monthly breakfast sessions focus on how metropolitan mayors have been catalysts for economic development through their support of significant development projects in their communities.  This moderated series of presentations and discussions revolves around city success stories, prominent public/private partnerships, development incentives, regional planning and sustainability challenges.

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 13 - 800/321.5011

Stone Fabrication & Design Tour

11:15 A.M. - 2:45 PM - Meno Stone, Rt. 83 and 111th Street, Lemont, IL (bus leaves south entrance of Merchandise Mart at 11:15 A.M. sharp)
Sponsor: Technical Issues KC, Young Architects Forum, IMI
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
2 LU/HSW

Meno Stone hosts a tour of their stone fabrication facility: design standards, architectural applications, and fabrication of limestone and Renaissance stone. Light lunch provided. Bus will return by 2:45 p.m. If using your own transportation, arrive by noon at Meno Stone, Rt. 83 and 111th St., in Lemont, IL.

The Distinctive Look of R. Harold Zook

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

Lecture by Betty Green on R. Harold Zook, a master craftsman who designed many Cotswold and Tudor style homes of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s in Chicago’s western suburbs. These buildings often featured undulating shingled roofs and gables, varying window shapes: circular to narrow vertical, a spider web design in leaded-glass, stone or wrought iron, chevron patterns, unexpected alcoves, and miniature balconies. In addition to homes, Zook with W. F. McCaughey designed the Art Deco Pickwick Theater in Park Ridge and with architect Coder Taylor designed the Municipal Building in St. Charles.

 
Information: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois; 312/922.1742

Information: 312/670.7770

Chicago Plan Commission

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

June 2005 Plan Commission agenda

   June 21, Tuesday

The Architecture of Bruce Goff

1:00 PM - Gallery 227, Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
Free event (admission to the 1945: Creativity and Crisis also free today)

Lecture on the architecture of Bruce Goff by Sidney K. Robinson, associate professor, University of Illinois at Chicago. Presented in conjunction with the department of architecture's exhibition: "1945: Creativity and Crisis, Chicago Architecture and Design of the World War II Era."

Information: 312/443.3600

Residential Star: Sullivan Three-Flat

5:30 PM - AIA Chicago, 1049 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: Environment KC
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1.5 LU/HSW

Engineer George Sullivan will discuss the first multi-unit residential renovation to receive an Energy Star (Five Star) Rating for which he is pursuing LEED Platinum rating as well. George will discuss his holistic approach to green renovations from project planning, energy efficient strategies, building selection, material selection, construction recycling, reducing the building footprint, green roofs, Energy Efficient Mortgages, and lessons learned.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   June 22, Wednesday

Saving the River Forest Women's Club

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

Lecture by David Bahlman, President, Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois

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

Frozen Music -The Sound of Architecture

7:30 P.M., Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street
Sponsor: Chicago Public Radio
$30.00; $15.00 for Chicago Public Radio members at the $75.00 level or above.

Join Hello Beautiful! host Edward Lifson and Chicago Cultural historian Tim Samuelson for a lively discussion of Chicago architecture and how it makes its own lyrical impact on Chicago’s landscape. Have an evening of smart talk, stunning visuals of Chicago’s architectural gems, and music from one of the city’s most accomplished musicians. Pianist Reginald Robinson—MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” recipient—accompanies the discussion and showcases his talent as Chicago’s top ragtime artist.

Information: Purchase tickets 312/948.4855 (tickets also available at the door)

   June 23, Thursday

Farnsworth House PLUS by Bus

9:45 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.., tour leaves from Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan. Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in.
Sponsor: CAF
$55.00 CAF members, $60.00 seniors and students, $65.00 non-members

Tour by deluxe motor coach traces the Chicago career of the 20th century’s most influential modernist architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, including a selection of his most important buildings and an extended visit to Farnsworth House, considered by many the iconic masterpiece of the Modernist movement. First stop is 860-880 North Lakeshore Drive, the buildings that launched the modern skyscraper, and the neighboring Esplanade Apartments. We enjoy views of the IBM Building (the last project directly supervised by Mies) and the Federal Center complex on the way to our next stop, the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Here we visit either the award winning S.R. Crown Hall or IIT Commons, Mies’s first “clear span” building, depending on availability. (Crown Hall is undergoing restoration). Then on to Farnsworth House, designed by Mies as an idyllic retreat on the Fox River and jointly owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Landmark Preservation Council of Illinois. The tour is led by CAF docents, with LPCI docents guiding at Farnsworth House, and includes a box lunch at the Homestead B&B in Plano (The Lewis Steward House, 1854), an evocative historic site that helps set the stage for Mies’s revolutionary vision.

Information: http://www.architecture.org/  Prepaid, non-refundable reservations required. Call 312/922-3432, ext. 240. Walk-ins are welcome if space permits.

Sustainable Furniture - Chicago Designers Respond - Gallery Talk by John Kriegshauser

12: P.M. - the Chicago Rooms, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington
Sponsor: IIT College of Architecture
Free event.

Information 312-744-6630

Five Architects

5:00 - 7:00 P.M.., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event.

Opening reception for “Five Architects,” an exhibition of five public buildings in the Midwest, by five different architects: the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, by Zaha Hadid Architects; the Federal Campus, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, by Ross Barney + Jankowski; the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, by SANAA; Light Rail Transit Stations in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Julie Snow Architects; and the SOS Children’s Village Community Center, Chicago, Illinois, by Studio Gang. In contrast to the 1972 book of the same name, in which a group of young New York architects attempted to define themselves as a unified “school,” this exhibition illustrates a trend towards social, geographic, and aesthetic diversity of contemporary architecture.

Though November 20, 2005

Information: Chicago Architecture Foundation 312/922-3432, ext. 266.

   June 24, Friday

Kristen Schaffer - Burnham, Swedenborg, and The Chicago Plan

6:00 P.M. reception; 7:00 P.M. lecture- The National- Louis University, 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago - 2nd Floor Atrium
Sponsors: Swedenborg Library; The National Louis University
Free event

Lecture by Kristen Schaffer, professor of architectural history at North Carolina State University, author of Daniel H. Burnham ­ Visionary Architect and Planner and is currently writing a second Burnham book on The Plan of Chicago. The largest and most public of his works, the Plan of Chicago was also Burnham’s most personal. A study of his Swedenborgianism gives us an insight into the beliefs, and values of Chicago’s most famous city planner and his plan.

Information; Carol Melnick.

   June 28, Tuesday

Modernists, 1945: A Fuller Understanding: (the life and work of Richard Buckminster Fuller)

1:00 PM - Price Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
Free event (admission to the 1945: Creativity and Crisis also free today)

Lecture on the life and architecture of Buckminster Fuller by Bill Becker, professor, University of Illinois at Chicago. Presented in conjunction with the department of architecture's exhibition: "1945: Creativity and Crisis, Chicago Architecture and Design of the World War II Era."

Information: 312/443.3600

Chicago Architectural Club: Prelude to the Modern

6:00 - 8:00 P.M.- The Prairie Avenue Bookshop, 418 S. Wabash
Sponsor: Prairie Avenue Bookshop
Free event.

Slide show and book signing of Wilbert R. Hasbrouck's history of the Chicago Architectural Club, founded in 1885 by Chicago draftsmen. This book tells the story of the professionalization of a craft, as well as the story of men who worked for Jenney, Sullivan, Burnham, and other lesser lights in a unique period of developing technology and civic rebuilding where there was a void in the path of those without the means to travel abroad.

Information: 312/922-5184.

   June 29, Wednesday

Tall Buildings, A Global Perspective

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

Lecture by Ron Klemencic, chairman, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

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

Burnham Plan of Chicago 1909

6:00 PM - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsors. Society of Architectural Historians - Chicago Chapter, Burnham 2009 Committee
$5.00 for CC-SAH members, $8.00 for non-members, $3.00 for students.

Lecture by Kristen Schaffer,who will address the unpublished aspects of the 1909 Burnham Plan that incorporated a social reform agenda. Currently an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at North Carolina State University, Schaffer is the author of Daniel H. Burnham: Urban Ideas and the Plan of Chicago (1993) and Daniel H. Burnham: Visionary Architect and Planner (2003).

To reserve, e-mail by Wednesday, June 22nd

 


     

 

 


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