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

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   March 2, Wednesday

Studio Gang: Recent Work

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

Jeanne Gang, principal, Studio Gang/Architects

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
March agenda (requires Acrobat Reader)

Introduction to Intern Development Program

6:00 PM - Merchandise Mart Conference Center, 350 N. Orleans
Sponsor: AIA Young Architects Forum
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1LU

DP is an essential step in the licensing process and must be completed before taking the ARE. Are you getting the maximum benefit from your IDP time? Learn everything you need to know from Robert Rosenfeld, AIA, director, Council Record Services at NCARB, and Frank Heitzman, AIA (Heitzman Architects, Oak Park), IDP coordinator for AIA Chicago and AIA Northeast Illinois.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   March 3, Thursday

Professional Development Conference - opening day

8:00 A.M. - 6:00 PM - Holiday Inn, Chicago Mart Plaza
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$150.00 member price, $225.00 other member price; $275.00 non-member price

This year's conference will again offer members an opportunity to brush up on the basics and learn something new. What should architects know to work better with lighting consultants, landscape architects and HVAC engineers? What's the latest on "How to Understand and Use the B141 Contract" and on construction documents and the standard of care? Communication skills will be addressed in sessions on public relations and marketing and on architectural drawing. A keynote address will be given at lunch by Andrew Wagner, senior editor of Dwell Magazine, discussing what's going on in residential design and how his magazine addresses both design professionals and the public. The day concludes with a reception at USG Solutions Center, 222 W. Hubbard St., during which Jack Hedrich will share an illustrated history of Hedrich Blessing. Friday's session will be a LEED-NC: Technical Review full day session, with end-of-day address at the Art Institute by structural engineer Guy Nordenson, in conjunction with the 93rd annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), which is meeting in Chicago.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770 Get brochure (PDF file, Adobe Acrobat required.)

The Art of Architecture/The Science of Architecture - opening day of Associate Collegiate Schools of Architecture 2005 Conference

7:15 A.M. - 5:00 PM - Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, 505 North Michigan Avenue
Sponsor: ACSA
$95.00 to $555.00 see website for details.

Art and science are often seen as opposing disciplines. Within the recent history and practice of architecture, these disciplinary limits are frequently used as ideological boundaries that serve to separate and distinguish, encamp and exclude. The premise of the 2005 Annual Meeting is to accept and explore the boundaries that frame and define each discipline at any one time; historically, look at those practitioners and theorists who broke through these boundaries to create new disciplinary aggregates and forms; and to discuss those recent and emergent practices, histories, and theories that transgress those borders and propose new ways of looking at, revealing, and practicing the art of architecture and the science of architecture. Conference runs through Sunday, March 6th

Register for this event. Cutoff for preregistration is February 14th. Information: 202/785.2324 Get brochure (PDF file, Adobe Acrobat required.)

111 South Wacker Drive

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

Representatives from the John Buck Company and Lohan Caprile Goettsch Architects will present 111 South Wacker Drive, a 51-story office tower now under construction at the southeast corner of Wacker and Monroe. With the signing of RR Donnelley the building is over 80% leased, will have approximately one million rentable square feet, and a 389-stall parking garage.

Information: Friends of Downtown - 312/726 4030

   March 4, Friday

Professional Development Conference - closing day

see March 3rd entry for details.

 

   March 5, Saturday

Ornament - opening reception

6:00 P.M. - 216 W. Chicago, Second Floor
Sponsor: MFive
Free exhibition

An architecture exhibition featuring 10 installations by internationally recognized architects and designers. Using digital technology, innovative fabrication methods and material form, they question the current understanding and place of ornament in contemporary architectural practice. Contributers include Herman Diaz Alonso, Ammar Eloueini, Douglas Garofalo, Mark Goulthorpe, Lisa Iwamoto/Craig Scott, Anders Nereim, Paul Preissner, Ali Rahim, Blair Satterfeld/Marc Swackhamer and Nader Tehrani/Monica Ponce de Leon.

Exhibition runs through March 26th. Gallery open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Information: ornamentexhibition@yahoo.com or Melissa Urcan at 310/622.6965

 

   March 6, Sunday

Marina City Tour and Lectures

1:00 - 5:00 P.M.-House of Blues Hotel, 333 N. State
$25.00 for CCB members, $35 for guests. Space is limited and reservations must be made and paid for by February 20th. Reservations not complete until payment is received online or by check.
Sponsor: Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond

A program of talks and tours of Marina City and its architect, Bertrand Goldberg.    Speakers include Geoff Goldberg, Goldberg's son, Professor Katerina Ruedi of Bowling Green State University, Professor Igor Manjanovic of Iowa State University, Jeanne Lambin of the National Trust of Historic Preservation, Heather Barrow, Project Director of the Bertrand Goldberg collection at the Art Institute of Chicago, and David Jameson of Architech Gallery. Reception to follow.

Information:http://www.chicagobauhausbeyond.org/calendar.htm. 312/371.0986

   March 7, Monday

Archeworks Spring Open House

5:30 - 7:00 P.M. - Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks

Do you want to learn about design and architecture through hands on experience? Are you interested in using your professional skills to help underserved communities and non profit organizations in Chicago? At Archeworks, students work next to design professionals on real world projects. Students spend one year working in teams with non profit partners to create design solutions for social concerns. Archeworks is part time evening program and offers a Post Professional Diploma in Alternative Design. We are currently accepting applications for the 2005-06 school year which starts in September. Tour the studio, see current projects and projects and meet cofounders Stanley Tigerman and Eva Maddox

RSVP on-line or call 312/876.7254 - ext. 13

   March 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

Panel Discussion: Philip Johnson: Remembering a Controversial Giant

6:00 PM -John Buck Company Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$15.00 ($10.00 for CAF members). Reservations required.

Panel, moderated by Ned Cramer, CAF Curator of Dirk Lohan, architect, Franz Schulze, architectural historian, art critic, and author of Johnson’s biography; and Ujjval Vyas, attorney, Foran Glennon Palandech & Ponzi, and former professor of art history, to assess and examine the legacy of this challenging figure.

Philip Johnson, who recently passed away on January 25, 2005, at the age of 98, was often considered to be one of the most important American architects of the 20th century as well as an endlessly fascinating and controversial figure. Johnson was pivotal to American architecture in many ways. He was a key figure in American Modernism, historic preservation, Postmodernism, and deconstructivism, and championed the work of such architects as Mies, Venturi, and Gehry.

Reservations: akrier@architecture.org, 312/922.3432

Stanley Tigerman - Reflections/Projections

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

Lecture by architect, scholar and general incendiary Stanley Tigerman inaugurates the foundation's renovated lecture hall and is a part of its series of "about Chicago" programs that invites historians, critics, preservationists, and practitioners of architecture to examine traditions and innovations in Chicago architecture and design from the late nineteenth century to the present. Speakers will share their work as observers of and contributors to Chicago's dynamic architectural landscape as well as reflect on the character and influence of architectural culture and dialogue in the city, both past and present.

Reservations: gf@grahamfoundation.org, 312/787/4071 x. 226

 
   March 9, Wednesday

Affordable Chicago: Housing Plan 2004-2008

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

Kevin Jackson, executive director, Chicago Rehab Network, will present a recent study of housing built between 1998 and 2003, suggesting policies and resources necessary to make Chicago an affordable place for current and future residents. CRN is a coalition that has been advocating for affordable housing and development without displacement for over 25 years.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Sustainable Architecture: Organic Approach in the Urban World

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

Howard Alan, principal, Howard Alan Architects

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

   March 10, Thursday

Sixteen Acres: Architecture and the Outrageous Struggle for Ground Zero

6:00 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event.

Lecture and book-signing by Phil Nobel for his new book, Sixteen Acres: Architecture and the Outrageous Struggle for the Future of Ground Zero, which examines the World Trade Center competition, the design process that followed, and the architecture profession as a whole. Nobel’s provocative narrative includes architectural history & criticism, politics, art, and juicy tell-all stories about the shenanigans of Lower Manhattan development and the World Trade Center site. Nobel is a contributing editor at Metropolis magazine.

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

Focus on Chicago Architecture: Ten Visions

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
Free with museum admission

Robert Ivy, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record, will discuss the work of some of the architects featured in Chicago Architecture: Ten Visions, an exhibition organized by the Department of Architecture, placing their work in the larger context of ideas and trends currently happening in the field of architecture and the built environment.

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

   March 11, Friday

Birds & Buildings: Creating a Safer Environment

8:00 A.M. - 5:00 PM - Hermann Union Building, Main Ballroom, IIT, 3241 S. Federal
Sponsors include: IIT, UIC, AIA Chicago, Building Green, Inc.
$95.00 members and nonmembers
7.5 LU/HSW

The first-ever public conference to address the building design features that are associated with the deaths of almost one billion birds each year in the United States. This one-day conference covers creating a safer environment for birds. Organized by Chicago Department of the Environment; Chicago Department of Planning and Development; Chicago Ornithological Society. Sponsored by the College of Architecture, IIT; AIA Chicago; U.S. Green Building Council; University of Illinois at Chicago; National Audubon Society; Bird Conservation Network.
Among scheduled speakers are architects Bruce S. Fowle, FAII, Jeanne Gang, Ellen Dinen Grimes, and Margaret Helfand, as well as renowned ornithologist Daniel Klem, Jr.

Register for this event. Information: 312/409.9678

 

   March 12, Saturday

An Evening in Morocco - Chicago Architecture Foundation's 30th Annual Gala

6:30 PM - Aragon Ballroom, 1106 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Tickets $350 to $1,000 - black tie event. Cocktails, silent auction, dinner and dancing until midnight with the Stanley Paul Orchestra.

Proceeds benefit CAF's Youth Education Programs, which each year reach over 16,000 students and their teachers through walking and river tours, workshops, and hands-on activities, which strengthen students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills while they actively explore Chicago's rich architectural heritage.

Information: gala@architecture.org   312/922.3432, ext 295 or 252 Fax: 312/922.2607

   March 15, Tuesday

Cob and Bale: Earth and Straw as Building Materials

12:00 PM - AIA Chicago. #1049, Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: AIA Environment
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers

Cob: clay-like lumps of soil, sand and straw that is sculpted into walls and arches. Straw bale: leftover parts of wheat, oats, barley, etc., that are baled and stacked into walls, then covered with stucco. These building materials have proven over generations to be highly durable and very sustainable. Anupama Mohanram, Assoc. AIA, of Buildsoft Graphics Inc, will give us her story of participating in the hands-on construction of a part-cob and part-straw bale outdoor kitchen in Quilcene, Washington.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Mediterranean Villages: an architectural journey

6:00 PM -Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event.

Lecture and book signing by authors Cathi House and Steven House, partners of HOUSE + HOUSE Architects, San Francisco, whose extensive travel to four European countries— Italy, Greece, Spain and Yugoslavia—resulted in fresh and compelling perspectives on vernacular architecture of the Mediterranean.

Information:Chicago Architecture Foundation, 312/922.3432

   March 16, Wednesday

The Harold Washington Library Design/Build Competition

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

Dennis Rupert, principal, Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge

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

Panel Discussion: Architecture and Art Collaborations

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

Public art installations are often a component of public architecture such as courthouses and post offices. James Carpenter, Garth Rockcastle and Jason Savalon will discuss, as part of a panel moderated by CAF curator Ned Cramer, creating art and architecture for the people as well as the challenges and rewards of the artist and architect collaboration. This program is in conjunction with the exhibition "New Federal Architecture: Face of a Nation."

Information:Chicago Architecture Foundation, 312/922.3432

   March 17, Thursday

The Barns of Lake County

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 Nancy Schumm-Burgess, author and photographer. There was a time when barns were considered the most important architecture on the American farm. Today, barns are disappearing at an alarming rate. Each year, as expansion of urban areas occurs, more barns evaporate from the landscape. With the evaporation goes the history. Ms. Schumm-Burgess will explore the remaining historical barns of Lake County. 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

March 2005 Plan Commission agenda

Design Exposed: Farr Associates

6:00 PM - Farr Associates - 53 W. Jackson, #1661
Sponsor: AIA 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 Kevin Pierce, AIA. He will discuss his firm's design philosophy and its LEED-certified buildings in Chicago. Limited to 35 participants.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   March 22, Tuesday

Emerging Visions: portfolio competition 2005

5:30 PM - Knoll Showroom, 1111 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club, Knoll International
Free event

Exhibition and awards presentation for competition providing a forum for young designers to share their visions, invention, and ideas. Submissions may be built, unbuilt, or theoretical.

Information: Chicago Architectural Club

   March 23, Wednesday

The F10 House: Lean, Green, and Affordable

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

Marc L’Italien, principal, EHDD Architects

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

   March 24, Thursday

High-Rise Fire and Life Safety

8:00 A.M. - 3:00 PM - Sears Tower Conference Center, 233 S. Wacker
Sponsor: Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings Technical Issues PIA
$125 members, $175.00 for nonmembers
6LU/HSW

Speakers and topics will include: • Dr. Guylene Proulx, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council of Canada: human behavior and response in fires and other emergencies; • Richard Bukowski, National Institute of Standards and Tests, Building and Fire Research Laboratories: performance of building life safety systems and use of elevators for emergency evacuation; • Gerald Johnson, AIA, Fujikawa Johnson Gobel: recent changes to the Chicago Building Code that impact buildings over 80 feet tall; • Carl Baldassarra, P.E., Schirmer Engineering; The Chicago High-rise Life Safety Ordinance; • representative of the Chicago Fire Department: CFD protocol for high-rise alarms.

Register for this event. Information: Kim Clawson AIA, 312/453-7615

   March 28, Monday

Dealing with Reality as It Is

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

Lecture by Annie Pedret, Associate Professor of Architecture, IIT, on the ethical modernism of the Smithsons and Aldo van Eyck

Information: ellis@iit.edu. 312/567.3279

   March 30, Wednesday

The Racine Art Museum: an Exhibition on Process

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

Ned Cramer, CAF Curator and Krisann Rehbein, CAF Education Specialist

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

Baldwin Kingrey: A Modern Mission

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

Lecture by John Brunetti, author of Baldwin Kingrey: Midcentury Modern in Chicago 1947-1957. The seminal modern furniture store Baldwin Kingrey was opened in 1947 in Chicago by architect Harry Weese, his wife Kitty Baldwin, and their partner Jody Kingrey. In the postwar years, the store demonstrated European functionalism's ability to provide affordable design solutions to the domestic needs of returning servicemen and their growing families. The store served as an informal gathering place for ambitious students and leading faculty from Chicago's influential Institute of Design, as well as the city's modern architects and interior designers, who looked for inspiration from the store's inventory of designs by Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson, Charles Eames, and Eero Saarinen, as well as its timeless housewares and exhibitions of modern art.

Reservations (required): gf@grahamfoundation.org, 312/787/4071 x. 226

   March 31, Thursday

Marion Weiss 'Constructed Sites'

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 Chicago Women in Architecture
Free with museum admission

Marion Weiss is a principal and founder of Weiss/Manfredi Architects based in New York City. Weiss/Manfredi’s work combines urbanity and intimacy striving for an integration of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design in a wide variety of public projects across the U.S. In built works such as the campus center for Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, the Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park, the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, New York, and the Women’s Memorial and Education Center at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. the firm deftly reconciles the division of new and old creating spaces that both respond to their context and reshape their sites.

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


     

 

 


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