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

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   May 3, Tuesday

First Tuesdays Happy Hour and Meeting

5:30 PM - Encore, 171 W. Randolph (next to Cadillac Palace Theatre)
Sponsor: AIA Young Architects Forum
Free event
1LU

Try a new location! AIA members and non-members and friends are welcome to attend. Look for a sign marking our table.

Information: 312/670.7770

Design Matters: Toshiko Mori

6:00 PM - Theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue
Sponsors: Chicago Women in Architecture, Museum of Contemporary Art
Free with museum admission, $3.00 nonrefundable handling fee for phone and online orders.
1LU

For this lecture series, some of today’s most notable figures in the fields of design and architecture present and discuss the newest ways in which our world is being shaped, from the chairs we sit on to the buildings we live in to the cities we call home. Established in 1981 in New York, Toshiko Mori Architects’ work includes houses in Maine, Florida, and New York; the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine; and many projects in New York City. Her projects, graphic design and drawings have won numerous awards and have been published and exhibited extensively. Toshiko Mori is the Robert P. Hubbard Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the Harvard Design School.  

Tickets may be reserved at the MCA box office, online, or at 312/397.4010.. Up to two tickets may be reserved in advance

High Density, Low Rise Urban Development

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Department of Environment
Free event - pre-registration required.

Explore the high density, low rise concept of urban development with reference to Chicago, both in theory and project case studies. Examine house types, clustering concepts and densities, energy efficiency, solar design, automobiles and the importance of gardens. Presented by Peter Land, Professor of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Registration: email or call 312/746.9642

   May 4, Wednesday

Architecture Days

Sponsor: Architectural Digest
$15.00 to $75.00

Celebrate the power of architecture and its ever-increasing influence. Architectural Digest “Architecture Days” is a three-city series of events including lectures by leading architects, customized tours offered through the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and receptions in amazing spaces. Today's events:

11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Architecture River Cruise ($25.00)
  1:30 P.M. -   5:00 P.M. Mies and Modernism tour ($25.00)

Information: Full week's schedule. Order tickets online.

Cross Currents: The Dynamics of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Decorative Designs

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

Lyman Shepard, architectural historian and CAF docent

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
May agenda (requires Acrobat Reader)

   May 5, Thursday

Preserve and Play

8:30 A.M. - 7:00 P.M., Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, 505 N. Michigan Avenue
Sponsors: National Park Service, National Center for Cultural Resources, Technical Preservation Services; National Council for Preservation Education; National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers; Association for Preservation Technology International; American Society of Landscape Architects

Opening day for three day conference on preserving historic recreation and entertainment sites, which claims to provide the first national forum to explore and promote successful ways of preserving our recreation and entertainment heritage, featuring over 70 leading experts in various disciplines.

The challenges associated with preserving these resources are many and complex. Recreation and entertainment have come, in part, to define the American way of life. Over the past century, recreation and entertainment sites, structures, and landscapes have proliferated, reflecting this importance and accommodating our increasing need to relax and play. It is a legacy that remains today despite significant loss and increasing threats. The themes of the conference emphasize how to evaluate these resources, apply traditional and innovative preservation strategies, and undertake successful conservation and rehabilitation work. Noted scholar Witold Rybczynski, author of Waiting for the Weekend and A Clearing In The Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century, and Tim Samuelson, Chicago's preeminent cultural historian, will deliver the keynote addresses. Architectural critic and author Alan Hess (The Ranch House, Googie Redux) will deliver a lunchtime presentation.
Conference sessions will offer technical workshops, behind-the-scene tours, and numerous affinity organization meetings.

Information: Today's Programs. Complete program and registration brochure.
Conference website. 202/354.2040.

Architecture Days

Sponsor: Architectural Digest
$15.00 to $75.00

Celebrate the power of architecture and its ever-increasing influence. Architectural Digest “Architecture Days” is a three-city series of events including lectures by leading architects, customized tours offered through the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and receptions in amazing spaces. Today's events:

11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Architecture River Cruise ($25.00)
  1:30 P.M. -    3:30 P.M. Millennium Park tour ($25.00)
  5:00 P.M. -    7:30 P.M. Merchandise Mart tour ($25.00)
  6:00 P.M. -    8:00 P.M. Robie House tour and reception ($50.00)

Information: Full week's schedule. Order tickets online.

Denise Casalino, Commissioner, Development & Planning

12:15 P.M. - One Garland Room (ground floor southwest), Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free Event - brown bag luncheon

Lecture by Denise Casalino, Commissioner of Development & Planning, City of Chicago

Information: Friends of Downtown - 312/726 4030

LEED Extra Credit: Stormwater Management

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Department of Environment
Free event - pre-registration required.

A monthly series hosted by the USGBC-Chicago Education and Research Committee, the LEED Extra Credit Roundtable Discussion provides an opportunity to explore LEED concepts in greater depth. The May discussion will explore the fundamentals of stormwater management.

Registration: email or call 312/746.9642

   May 6, Friday

Preserve and Play

8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, 505 N. Michigan Avenue
Sponsors: National Park Service, National Center for Cultural Resources, Technical Preservation Services; National Council for Preservation Education; National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers; Association for Preservation Technology International; American Society of Landscape Architects

Second day of three day conference on preserving historic recreation and entertainment sites. See details here.

Information: Today's Programs. Complete program and registration brochure.
Conference website. 202/354.2040.

LEED Exam Study Session

8:30 A.M. - 12:30 PM - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Department of Environment
Free event - pre-registration required.

Sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the US Green Building Council, this workshop reviews the LEED NC Version 2.1 and the LEED 2.1 Reference Guide for those who are preparing to take the LEED Accredited Professional Exam.

Registration: email or call 312/746.9642

Architecture Days

Sponsor: Architectural Digest
$15.00 to $75.00

Celebrate the power of architecture and its ever-increasing influence. Architectural Digest “Architecture Days” is a three-city series of events including lectures by leading architects, customized tours offered through the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and receptions in amazing spaces. Today's events:

11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Architecture River Cruise ($25.00)
  1:30 P.M. -    3:30 P.M. Downtown Deco tour ($25.00)
  5:00 P.M. -    7:30 P.M. Modern Loop Skyscrapers tour ($25.00)

Information: Full week's schedule. Order tickets online.

Parks Ball honoring Cindy Pritzker

7:00 - 8:00 P.M.- rooftop terrace of the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Drive
Sponsor: Friends of the Parks
Tickets: $250

Parks Ball 2005 honoring Cindy Pritzker. Black tie. Please respond by Friday, April 22.

Information: Friends of the Parks, 312/857.2757

   May 7, Saturday

Preserve and Play

8:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M., Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, 505 N. Michigan Avenue
Sponsors: National Park Service, National Center for Cultural Resources, Technical Preservation Services; National Council for Preservation Education; National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers; Association for Preservation Technology International; American Society of Landscape Architects

Closing day of three day conference
on preserving historic recreation and entertainment sites. See details here.

Information: Today's Programs. Today's Tours. Complete program and registration brochure.
Conference website. 202/354.2040.

Keep Chicago Beautiful Teacher Training

9:00 A.M. - 2:00 PM - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Department of Environment
$25.00 course fee - pre-registration required.

Are you a teacher looking for an Earth Day project or to start an environmental program in your classroom? Join Keep Chicago Beautiful for Waste In Place, a curriculum that teaches children about preventing litter, reducing waste, recycling, composting, waste-to-energy and landfills. Participants receive curriculum guides, supplemental materials, lunch, great ideas for their classrooms and a tour of the building. This workshop qualifies you for FOUR Continuing Education Units for State of Illinois Certificate Renewal. Pre-register by .

Registration: email Joyce Kagan Charmatz,

1945: Creativity and Crisis, Chicago Architecture and Design of the World War II Era

10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. New Exhibition opens today, Gallery 227, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan
Sponsors: Department of Architecture, The Art Institute of Chicago
Regular suggested admission prices apply

Nineteen forty-five was a pivotal year that marked not only the end of the Second World War but also the close of an era that encompassed the boom years of the 1920s and the Great Depression of the 1930s. It heralded a new age of peace, prosperity, and equality, or at least the dreams for them. This exhibition and series of public programs will focus on American architecture and design of the 1940s, a neglected decade when compared with the celebrated accomplishments of the Machine Age 1920s and '30s and the International Style of the 1950s. The exhibition will be drawn from the extensive collections of architectural drawings and models within the Art Institute, featuring architects and designers such as Mies van der Rohe, L. Morgan Yost, Bertrand Goldberg, Bruce Goff, Henry P. Glass, and Richard Ten Eyck. It will consist of approximately 80 objects in an installation designed by Stanley Tigerman that sets the stage with popular materials of the era, such as bent plywood and Pirelli rubber flooring.. It also commemorates the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in mid-August 2005. The objects within the exhibition will be organized thematically based on the results of several think-tank sessions with scholars of architectural and urban history, design history, and American history.

Information: Art Institute of Chicago  312/443.3600

Paul Fussell

12:00 P.M. Noon, Fullerton Hall,, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan
Sponsors: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Department of Museum Education
Free with museum admission

Opening event for Art Institute's new exhibition, 1945: Creativity and Crisis. Lecture by Paul Fussell, who served with the 103rd Infantry Division in France and Germany (Bronze Star, Purple Heart) and later attended Pomona College and Harvard University. He is Emeritus Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and has written fifteen books including those that deal with war and Twentieth-Century culture including, The Great War and Modern Memory, which won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named by the Modern Library as one of the twentieth century's 100 best nonfiction books.

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

Architecture Days - Tours and Rafael Vinoly Lecture

Sponsor: Architectural Digest
$15.00 to $75.00

Celebrate the power of architecture and its ever-increasing influence. Architectural Digest “Architecture Days” is a three-city series of events including lectures by leading architects, customized tours offered through the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and receptions in amazing spaces. Today's events:

  1:30 P.M. -    4:00 P.M. Greater North Michigan Avenue tour ($50.00) (Includes a Champagne Krug reception at a private apartment located in a Mies van der Rohe-designed building)

  2:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M.    In Extraordinary Company - lecture by architect Rafael Vinoly.($15.00) Hear the architect's inspiration behind the new University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, which he created to complement Wright's nearby masterpiece, Robie House.

Information: Full week's schedule. Order tickets online.

   May 8, Sunday

Architecture Days

Sponsor: Architectural Digest
$15.00 to $75.00

Celebrate the power of architecture and its ever-increasing influence. Architectural Digest “Architecture Days” is a three-city series of events including lectures by leading architects, customized tours offered through the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and receptions in amazing spaces. Today's events:

  9:45 A.M. -   2:00 P.M. Farnsworth House by bus tour ($75.00)
  1:30 P.M. -    3:30 P.M. Lakefront by Bike tour ($25.00)

Information: Full week's schedule. Order tickets online.

   May 9, Monday

Architecture Days

Sponsor: Architectural Digest
$15.00 to $75.00

Celebrate the power of architecture and its ever-increasing influence. Architectural Digest “Architecture Days” is a three-city series of events including lectures by leading architects, customized tours offered through the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and receptions in amazing spaces. Today's events:

11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Architecture River Cruise ($25.00)
  1:30 P.M. -    3:30 P.M. Architecture of Culture and Commerce tour ($25.00)
  5:00 P.M. -    7:30 P.M. Historic Loop Skyscrapers tour ($25.00)

Information: Full week's schedule. Order tickets online.

   May 10, Tuesday

Architecture Days

Sponsor: Architectural Digest
$15.00 to $75.00

Celebrate the power of architecture and its ever-increasing influence. Architectural Digest “Architecture Days” is a three-city series of events including lectures by leading architects, customized tours offered through the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and receptions in amazing spaces. Today's events:

11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Architecture River Cruise ($25.00)
  1:30 P.M. -    3:30 P.M. Tiffany on Tuesday tour ($25.00)

Information: Full week's schedule. Order tickets online.

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

May Community Development Commission agenda

The Truth about Reducing Allergens in Your Home

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Department of Environment
Free event - pre-registration required.

There are many products from air cleaners to aerosol sprays claiming to reduce the triggers to asthma and allergies. This seminar cuts through all the infomercials and celebrity endorsements, and gives you an unbiased perspective. Learn about the most common allergens and what really works to control them in your home..

Registration: email or call 312/746.9642

Structural Enginering Awards - Finalists Presentations

7:00 P.M. (cash bar opens at 5.15 P.M., with dinner at 6:00 P.M.) - Maggiano's Little Italy, 111 W. Grand
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$40.00 for SEAOI members, $45 for non-members

Dinner meeting featuring presentations by project finalists in the 2005 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards program.

Large Project Finalists include the ay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge at Millennium Park, Chicago, IL by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Ratner Athletics Center, Chicago, IL by OWP/P Structures; Seattle Central Library, Seattle, WA by Magnusson Klemencic Associates; and Hyatt Center, Chicago, IL by Halvorson Kaye Structural Engineers
 
Small Project Finalists:include The Marquette Building, Chicago, IL by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.;       BASE Hanger System, Oahu, HI, Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc.; and I-74 Arched Pier Bridges, Peoria, IL by Alfred Benesch & Company,

Representatives from the firms named as finalists will present discussions of the merits of their projects before a panel of distinguished leaders in the construction industry.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling Donna Childs at 312/649.4600
by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2005.

   May 11, Wednesday

Case Study of Success: Roosevelt Square

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

Stephen Porras, vice president for affordable housing acquisitions at LR Realty, will present Roosevelt Square, a case study of an affordable/mixed income project developed by LR and well received by its community. This is the final session of our five-part series on affordable housing.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mile High Tower

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

William F. Baker, partner, Skidmore Owings & Merrill

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

ARE Study Hall

4:00 - 8::00 PM - 53 W. Jackson Blvd., #15
Sponsor: Young Architects Forum, !MI
Free event.
1LU

Studying together is a great idea. Bring your own study books and use the Kaplan/ALS books of IMI. Bring a snack to aid in your studying.

Register for this event. For more information contact Nicole Brinston at IMI at 312/935.1255.

Rise to the Top, Part 2: OWP/P Architects

5:30 PM - 111 W. Washington Street, #2100
Sponsor: Practice Management KC
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1LU

Our series of visits to three recipients of the Firm Award continues with OWP/P Architects, 1998 award recipient.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   May 12, Thursday

Visionary Chicago Architecture - EVENT POSTPONED

(PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED - watch for further information)
Sponsors: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Urban Land Institute Chicago
For both May 12th and 19 events: $65.00 ULI and CAF members, $75.00 nonmembers, $20.00 students

First night of two-part series involving two groups of seven, one emerging and one established, of Chicago’s most notable architects to evolve optional visionary concepts for seven gateways to Chicago (Ohio/Ontario Gateway, Northerly Island, Chinatown Gateway, The Chicago River, The Loop “El”, The Old Post Office, South Loop Educational District). Architects in each group selected one of seven Chicago sites atrandom, without knowing who their counterpart was from the opposing group. Over the course of a year, each architect worked on his or her gateway proposal, meeting periodically within their respective groups to critique each other’s ideas. The publication, Visionary Chicago Architecture, reveals the work in total and shows the differences and in some cases similarities of each emerging vs. established pair. Tonight's featured architects: Larry Booth, Ralph Johnson, Dirk Lohan, Lee Bey, Stanley Tigerman, and Bill Martin.
5:00: registration and networking
5:30 P.M: news updates and program
6:30 P.M: Cocktails, hors do'oeuvres & book signing.

Registration required. Call 1/800-321.5011. Information: CAF, ULI Chicago

Digging Hadrian and Bladerunning to Beijing

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

Lecture by Mary-Ann Ray, Principal, Studio Works, Los Angeles. Architect Mary-Ann Ray and her partner, Robert Mangurian, are known for blurring the boundaries between education and practice, preservation and development, architect and client. Current endeavors include a site survey of Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli and an artist-led master plan for Beijing's Danshanzi District. Chicago Women in Architecture (CWA) is a partner for this Fresh lecture and will co-host a wine reception following the lecture.

Information: Chicago Architecture Foundation, 312/922.3432

Berthe Palmer & The Gold Coast

6:00 PM - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsors: Chicago Chapter, The Society of Architectural Historians
Students $3.00; CC-SAH members $5.00; Non CC-SAH members $8.00

Lecture by Sally Sexton Kalmbach, who specializes in tours and talks on Chicago history. This lecture will highlight Chicago in the late 1800s with an emphasis on neighborhood development, architecture, and the influence of the Columbian Exposition of 1893. .

RSVP: sah_chicago@mac.com (Please DO NOT send your reservations to the Graham Foundation)

Cirque!

6:00 - 10:00 PM - Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood
Sponsors: For Global Progress, NFP, Architectural Artifacts
$100 in advance, $125 at the door

Be immersed in a magical atmosphere where a myriad of magicians, mimes, jugglers and the like engage you one-on-one in their whimsical antics. Be enthralled by the skill and daring of avant-garde performance groups, aerialists, fire dancers and others performing in our 3-story atrium. Groove to the beat of African drums, jazz, Latin and country rock music. Light supper from six to half past eight in the evening. Dessert from eight to ten in the evening. Shop to your heart’s content among 80,000 square feet of architectural salvage. (25% of the evening’s antique purchases will be donated to the charity.) Ccreative cuisine from over 25 of Chicago’s finest food and beverage purveyors. Thanks to the generosity of many in-kind donors and volunteers, 100% of the evening’s proceeds will go to the event’s beneficiaries, the UCLA AIDS Institute and the HIV Care Program at Michael Reese Hospital. If you are unable to attend, you may still get in on the fun by purchasing RAFFLE tickets for unique prizes. Tickets are $20 each. Winners do not need to be present to win.

Make reservations, donations, and purchase raffle tickets here. Information here.

   May 13, Friday

College of Architecture 2005 Open House

5:30 -8:30 PM - S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 South State Street
Sponsor: IIT College of Architecture
Free Event

Annual exhibition of student work, as well as last chance to visit Crown Hall before it closes for a summer-long restoration. Student Awards ceremony at 6:30 P.M.

Information: ellis@iit.edu.312/567.3279

Archeworks "Haus" Party

7:00 PM - Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Archeworks
Tickets $300 each or $3,000 for a table of 10.

Archeworks Spring 2005 benefit will honor Judy Neisser, long-time supporter. The benefit will raise funds for Archeworks’ programs that bring creative and innovative design solutions to the community and nonprofit partners. The 2005 Archeworks party will feature an auction of 20 drawings from internationally recognized architects including Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Ron Krueck and Helmut Jahn, among others. Archeworks student works will also be on display throughout the evening. Caterer George Jewell will create a special Bauhaus-inspired menu and signature cocktails.

Information: Molly Baltman, 312/867.7254

   May 14, Saturday

High Performance Residential Projects for Homeowners

10:00 A.M. - 12:00 PM - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Department of Environment
Free event - pre-registration required.

Green residential projects in and around Chicago will be featured for their cutting edge renewable energy technologies and design innovations. Among the systems presented will be pre-cast concrete, radiant heating and cooling, geothermal heat pumps, integrated solar and wind products, and environmentally friendly materials for interiors. Presented by Intergy; a high performance building integrated energy services company, and IBC Engineering Services.

Registration: email or call 312/746.9642

LPCI Preservation Ball 2005

6:30 PM - Midnight - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street Illinois
Sponsor: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Tickets $250 each

Black tie event honoring the Historic Districts of Oak Park and Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple includes American food by Oak Park's Twomaytos Catering, jazz music by Henry Johnson’s Organ Express and a gospel choir, as well as tours of Unity Temple and Oak Park's art deco Post Office. A live auction will include a week in a private apartment in Paris, and a cocktail party for 10 guests in the 20th c. masterpiece by Mies Van der Rohe, The Farnsworth House.

Sponsorship or ticket information: 312/922.1742.

   May 15, 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.

Emerging Chicago Architects

10:00 A.M. - 4:30 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, $65.00 non-members

Emerging Chicago is a new yearly tour series devised to explore and highlight the exciting wealth of buildings popping up around the city. The tour will be dynamic in nature and seeks to offer fresh experiences from year to year as new architecture fills the cityscape. This spring the series kicks-off in full force with Emerging Chicago Architects, featuring architects "emerging" with local and national recognition. We will take a look at a pair of apartment buildings on South Michigan Ave. designed by Brininstool+Lynch. We will see John Ronan’s Jewish Day School in Hyde Park, and visit Studio Gang Architects’ Chinese American Community Center in Chinatown. En route from Hyde Park to Chinatown we will also have an opportunity to view new buildings on the University of Chicago and IIT campuses, designed by Rafael Vinoly, Ricardo Legorreta, Cesar Pelli, Helmut Jahn, and Rem Koolhaas, enabling us to compare intimate architecture by local designers with larger architecture by "starchitects".

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

   May 17, Tuesday

New and Powered by Nature

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

Learn about innovations in glass technology and materials from Professor Peter Land of IIT: isogrids, megatrusses with hung floors, double helix turbines, geodesic double skins, tri-lense shapes, skybridge gardens, trackable light shelves, including both widespan and tall structures.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Breaking the Mold: British Modernism and the National Trust

6:00 PM, with reception to follow -John Buck Company Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsors: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Royal Oak Foundation
$20.00 for Royal Oak and CAF members, $25.00 - price includes reception

Lecture by Edward Diestelkamp, Building Design Advisor, British National Trust. The British National Trust, known more for its preservation of eighteenth and nineteenth century English country homes, recently acquired and opened to the public two remarkable examples of modern architecture and design: The Homewood in Surrey, designed by British architect Patrick Gwynne; and, British architect Erno Goldfinger's own townhouse in Hampstead, London. The Homewood, inspired by the architecture of Le Corbusier and Scandinavian modernists, is surrounded by natural landscape, and filled with the original mid-century furniture designs of Eames, Mathsson, and Saarinen, as well as Gwynne's own designs. Inspired by traditional Georgian terrace housing, the townhouse by Goldfinger houses his own furniture designs, as well as an important collection of twentieth century art including works by Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Henry Moore, and Bridget Riley.

Reservations required, via e-mail or by calling 212/480.2889, ext. 201. Information: Chicago Architecture Foundation, 312/922.3432

High-Rise Development Along Michigan Avenue

6:30 P.M., Daley Bicentennial Plaza, 337 E. Randolph. (Grant Park Fieldhouse)
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council
Free event.

Panel discussion on the subject of new high-rise projects being planned to face Michigan Avenue without actually being located on the street. These include a 72-story high-rise for 21-29 S. Wabash, another high-rise planned for placement behind the former YMCA Building at 830 S. Michigan, and the Fourth Presbyterian Church condo tower. Given the cultural, economic and environmental virtues of downtown high-rise living with all its resultant energy and active street life, why the controversy? This question and others will be addressed at this event, part of the group's continuing Parkitecture series. Scheduled to be on the panel are Jack Guthman, Partner, Shefsky & Froelich; John Lahey, President, Solomon, Cordwell Buenz & Assocates; Thomas Kerwin, President, AIA Chicago and Partner, Skidmore Owings & Merrill; and James Peters, Director of Preservation Planning, Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois.

   May 18, Wednesday

What’s Happening Now

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

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

John Ronan: Distillation

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

Lecture by John Ronan, who established his practice, John Ronan Architect, in Chicago after graduating from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (M. Arch) and the University of Michigan (B.S.).

John Ronan's presentation focuses on spatial and material investigations within a cultural climate of rapid change and features his firm's built, in-progress, and speculative projects: in Chicago, the Gary Comer's Youth Center, Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School, and a project for the Old Post Office; and Perth Amboy High School, a 472,000 square foot high school for 3,000 students to be built in New Jersey and the winning design in the prestigious Perth Amboy High School Design Competition held in 2004. Ronan's discussion also considers aspects specific to the current building climate in Chicago.

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

Design Denied - The Dynamics of Withholding Good Design and Its Ethical Implications

6:00 - 7:30 PM - Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsors: Archeworks and Chicago Women in Architecture
Free event.

Reception and book signing for book edited and written by Archeworks students who investigated the withholding of good design from certain segments of society. This is the third part of a three year project funded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Introduction by Stanley Tigerman; edited by Michael LaCoste.

RSVP Online or at 312/867.7254 x13

   May 19, Thursday

Masonry Restoration Workshop

9:00 A.M. - 12:30 PM - Bus leaves south entrance of Merchandise Mart at 8:30 A.M. sharp. If using your own transportation, arrive before 9:00 at Tuckpointing Training Center, 1111 S. Western Avenue, Chicago
Sponsor: Technical Issues and Historic Resources KCs, IMI
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
3.0 LU/HSW

Join the International Masonry Institute and Tuckpointers Local 52 BAC for this annual workshop in terra cotta repair and patching, tuckpointing, flashing and lintel replacement, concrete patching, and stone repair under the direction of apprentice instructors and journeymen craftworkers. Wear jeans and work boots. Bus will return by 1:00 p.m. Light breakfast and lunch provided by IMI.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Preserving the Recent Past

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 Jim Peters, director of preservation planning, LPCI. Peters will discuss which buildings and objects from the last 50 years deserve to be preserved—and what are the distinct challenges in saving structures that are “old enough to be depreciated, but not old enough to be appreciated?”

 
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

May 2005 Plan Commission agenda

Visionary Chicago Architecture - EVENT POSTPONED

(PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED - watch for further information)
Sponsors: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Urban Land Institute Chicago
For both May 12th and 19 events: $65.00 ULI and CAF members, $75.00 nonmembers, $20.00 students

Second night of two-part series involving two groups of seven, one emerging and one established, of Chicago’s most notable architects to evolve optional visionary concepts for seven gateways to Chicago (Ohio/Ontario Gateway, Northerly Island, Chinatown Gateway, The Chicago River, The Loop “El”, The Old Post Office, South Loop Educational District). Architects in each group selected one of seven Chicago sites at random, without knowing who their counterpart was from the opposing group. Over the course of a year, each architect worked on his or her gateway proposal, meeting periodically within their respective groups to critique each other’s ideas. The publication, Visionary Chicago Architecture, reveals the work in total and shows the differences and in some cases similarities of each emerging vs. established pair. Tonight's featured architects:Jeanne Gang, Doug Garofalo, Ron Krueck, Brad Lynch, John Ronan, Joe Valerio, David Woodhouse, Stanley Tigerman and Bill Martin.
5:00: registration and networking
5:30 P.M: news updates and program
6:30 P.M: Cocktails, hors do'oeuvres & book signing.

Registration required. Call 1/800-321.5011. Information: CAF, ULI Chicago

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Department of Environment
Free event - pre-registration required.

Mike Rossetto of Enertech Inc. will discuss geothermal heating and cooling systems for both residential and commercial applications. With the increase and instability of natural gas prices, geothermal is fast becoming the heating and cooling system of choice for residential, commercial, and government buildings as well as schools, churches, public libraries and colleges. This seminar will focus on the technology, feasibility and application of geothermal systems.

Registration: email or call 312/746.9642

A Conversation with Richard Saul Wurman

6:00 PM - Theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue
Sponsors: Robert Morris College, Museum of Contemporary Art
Free with museum admission, $3.00 nonrefundable handling fee for phone and online orders.
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Since 1962 Richard Saul Wurman has pursued the singular passion of his life: making information understandable. In his bestselling book, Information Anxiety, he developed an overview of his motivating principle: a focus on some subject or idea that he personally had difficulty understanding. Stemming from his desire to know, all his work revolves around his ignorance rather than his intelligence, from his inability rather than his ability. Wurman is an architect, cartographer, the creator of the Access Travel Guide Series, the author of more than sixty books, and

Tickets may be reserved at the MCA box office, online, or at 312/397.4010.. Up to two tickets may be reserved in advance

   May 20, Friday

Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan

6:15 and 8:00 P.M. Friday, 5/20; Saturday (5/21) at 3:00, 4:45, 6:30 & 8:15 pm; Sunday (5/22) at 3:15 pm only; Monday-Thursday (5/23-5/26) at 6:15 & 8:00 pm - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State
$9.00 general admission, $7.00 students; $5.00 Film Center members; $4.00 Art Institute and School of the Art Institute faculty, staff, and students.

A poetic history of the American skyscraper, TALL offers sumptuous images of the work of Louis Sullivan and that of his contemporaries. Making evocative use of period postcards, engravings, and architectural drawings, director Manfred Kirchheimer constructs an entertaining history of "the pursuit of vertical dreams" that had late-19th-century architects vying to build castles in the air. The documentary centers around the conflict between the opposing philosophies of Daniel Burnham and his arch-rival Sullivan, which came to a head in the planning of the 1893 World's Fair and played out in American architecture over the next century. 2004, Manfred Kirchheimer, USA, 82 min., DigiBeta video.

Information: Gene Siskel Film Center.

Great Chicago Conversations - Mau, Tigerman, Bey

6:30 P.M., Arthur Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago - entrance on Columbus south of Monroe
Sponsor: Baird & Warner
Free event. Seating is limited, Doors open at 5:30 P.M. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis - no reservations.

How can Chicago lead in this new social responsibility in design? A conversation with designer Bruce Mau (co-author and co-creator of Massive Change), architect Stanley Tigerman (Archeworks/Tigerman McCurry Architects), and respected expert on architecture and design, Lee Bey (Skidmore Owings & Merrill, LLP) as they discuss how Chicago can envision the future of design. The event is the kickoff for the Great Chicago Places & Spaces weekend, running through Sunday.

Information:Mayor's Office of Special Events .

   May 21, Saturday

Great Chicago Places and Spaces

Tours offered throughout the day.
Sponsor: Mayor's Office of Special Events

Most tours are free, but require a ticket.

The city's annual weekend celebration of architecture and design, offering more than 200 free tours of Chicago and its neighborhoods given by volunteer tour guides, architects, designers and architecture enthusiasts.

Great Excursions Tours are available for advance registration on-line only, which beings on Monday, April 25th and ends at 5P.M. Complete information here for: Saturday schedule or for Sunday schedule.

Great Chicago Places & Spaces Event Day Tours - tickets are available by registering at event headquarters at 224 S. Michigan on the day the tour takes place. Registration begins each morning at 7:30 A.M. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete information here for Saturday tours and Sunday tours.

Great Chicago Places & Spaces Great Interiors - Six great Chicago interiors are open to the public - no ticket required. See buildings and schedules here.

Great Chicago Places & Spaces Form, Function . . . and Family - 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., The Craft Corner, North Entrance, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue - free event. Bring you design talents, imagination and enthusiasm to build like architects with LEGO® building blocks at this family event for all ages, led by local architect, Kerl LaJeune (Booth Hansen Associates/Archeworks), along with colleague Tom Daly (Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Inc.) and architecture students. Children and adults will create an urbanscape using LEGO building block products, DUPLO and 3D models to discover how community and culture contribute to the Chicago streetscape.

Information: overview of Great Places and Spaces Weekend .

   May 22, Sunday

Great Chicago Places and Spaces

Tours offered throughout the day.
Sponsor: Mayor's Office of Special Events

Most tours are free, but require a ticket.

The city's annual weekend celebration of architecture and design, offering more than 200 free tours of Chicago and its neighborhoods given by volunteer tour guides, architects, designers and architecture enthusiasts.

Great Excursions Tours are available for advance registration on-line only, which beings on Monday, April 25th and ends at 5. P.M. Complete information here for: Saturday schedule or for Sunday schedule.

Great Chicago Places & Spaces Event Day Tours - tickets are available by registering at event headquarters at 224 S. Michigan on the day the tour takes place. Registration begins each morning at 7:30 A.M. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete information here for Saturday tours and Sunday tours.

Great Chicago Places & Spaces Great Interiors - Four great Chicago interiors are open to the public - no ticket required. See buildings and schedules here.

Information: overview of Great Places and Spaces Weekend

   May 23, Monday

SPiRiT - Army Corp of Engineers Sustainable Building Program

10:00 A.M. - 12:00 PM - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Department of Environment
Free event - pre-registration required.

The US Army uses a Sustainable Project Rating Tool (SPiRiT) to quantify and measure the sustainability of its facility projects. Projects are rated in eight categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental air quality, facility delivery process, current mission and future missions. Richard Schneider of the US Army Corps of Engineers, will discuss the history of the program and the Army’s process for determining the effectiveness of the SPIRIT process and lessons learned.

Registration: email or call 312/746.9642

   May 24, Tuesday

High Performance, Green Projects in Progress

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Department of Environment
Free event - pre-registration required.

Showcase projects in and around Chicago will be featured for their cutting edge renewable energy technologies and design innovations. Among the systems presented will be pre-cast concrete, radiant heating and cooling, geothermal heat pumps, integrated solar and wind products, and environmentally friendly materials for interiors. Presented by Intergy; a high performance building integrated energy services company and IBC Engineering Services.

Registration: email or call 312/746.9642

   May 25, Wednesday

Overview of 2003 International Building Code

8:00 A.M. - 5.00 P.M. - Maggiano's Little Italy, 111 W. Grand
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$250.00 for SEAOI members, $350 for non-members ($300/$400 after May 18)

All-day seminar about the provision of the 2003 International Building Code (IBC). S.K. Ghosh, PhD, an author on seismic related issues and concrete design, will be the speaker. This seminar is very timely, since the new
edition of the Chicago Building Code is expected to be based on the 2003 IBC. The 2003 IBC has adopted ASCE 7-02 as the basis and extensively referenced standard for structural design loads. Significant revision have been made to the seismic provision of the 2000 IBC, largely based on changes incorporated into the 2000 NEHRP Provisions. Also, updated and revised material standards (e.g. ACI 319-02, ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402-02, AISC 341-02, AF&PA NDS-01) have been adopted into the 2003 IBC.

Information: SEAOI Reservations are required and may be made by calling Donna Childs at 312/649.4600
by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2005.

Green Buildings on the West Side

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

Kevin Pierce, principal, Farr and Associates

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

The Nature of Dwellings

5:30 PM - Evanston Public Library, Church & Orrington
Sponsor: Housing KC
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
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Architect/developer David Hovey, FAIA, subject of the monograph The Nature of Dwellings, discusses ideas evolving through houses and apartment buildings designed by his firm, Optima Inc.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   May 26, 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.

Building Simulation Tools

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Department of Environment
Free event - pre-registration required.

Integrating building simulation tools into the design process can help guide designs by evaluating energy consumption, envelope performance, daylighting, natural ventilation, indoor environmental quality, and add value to the project for developers, owners, designers, building operators, and building occupants. This seminar will demystify energy simulation, CFD, daylighting analysis, multizone models, and other computer programs, providing case studies to show how it all comes together.

Registration: email or call 312/746.9642

   May 31, Tuesday

Art Institute of Chicago - Unveiling of Plans for new Wing by Renzo Piano

8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Sponsors: Art Institute of Chicago
free events

The Art Institute of Chicago offers a series of free outdoor and indoor public events to celebrate the unveiling of plans for the museum's new north wing designed by Renzo Piano.  Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m., and all activities, including admission to the museum, are free.

Highlights include

An extended program marking the unveiling, taking place, weather permitting in the Stanley McCormick Memorial Court, the Art Institutes north garden at Michigan and Monroe.

8:30 A.M -  Redmoon Theater performs in north garden, Michigan and Monroe streets.              
9:00 A.M. - Children's Choir performs, Brass musicians, Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform                                 
9:15 A,M. - Welcome by James Cuno, President and Eloise W. Martin Director, The Art Institute of Chicago, followed by recitation:  Make No Small Plans:  Daniel Burnham and the Spirit of Chicago by actor Roderick Peeples; followed by remarks by John H. Bryan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Art Institute of Chicago; William Harrison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase; Richard M. Daley, Mayor of Chicago; and .       Renzo Piano, Architect of the New North Wing. A Brass Ensemble, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Fanfare concludes the events.

In the afternoon, there will be a series of lectures of the new wing and museum's collections in the Art Institute's Fullerton Hall:
1:00 P.M. - "A New Environment for Learning", Robert Eskridge, Woman's Board Endowed Executive Director of Museum Education
1:30 P.M. - "Seldom Seen Photographs from the Collection", David Travis, Curator of Photography
2:00 P.M.- "Celebrating Modern Art" Stephanie D'Alessandro, Associate Curator of Modern Painting and Sculpture
2:30 P.M. - "Contemporary Art: Highlights of Recent Acquisitions", James Rondeau, Frances and Thomas Dittmer Curator of Contemporary Art
3:00 P.M. - "The Art Institute's New North Wing", James Cuno, President and Eloise W. Martin Director
3:30 P.M. -"Collecting Architecture in the 21st Century", Martha Thorne, Associate Curator of Architecture
Also, as a special gift to Art Institute visitors on Tuesday, May 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Art Institute docents will be stationed around the museum at some 25 of the museum's most popular artworks to lead discussions on these great pieces.

10,000 CD-ROMs will be given away free to museum visitors on May 31 that offer downloadable images of Art Institute masterworks to serve as wallpaper for computer screensavers. The disk also offers a direct link to the Art Institute's Web site.

Information

Zero Gravity: The Art Institute, Renzo Piano, and Building for a New Century

10:30 A.M. New Exhibition opens today, Gallery 200, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan
Sponsors: The Art Institute of Chicago
Regular suggested admission prices apply

In 1999, internationally recognized Italian architect Renzo Piano was commissioned to design the Art Institute’s new north wing. Piano’s plan, which makes imaginative use of natural light and blends of new architectural forms into an established urban fabric, has inspired this exhibition that not only provides a foretaste of the new addition but also evokes the stimulating environment of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, where the architect’s singular visions take shape. Two-dimensional plans are developed in three dimensions to fully analyze concepts of scale and space. Removed from the confines of a gallery, the work is incorporated into the museum’s own architecture, underscoring Piano’s commitment to designing a building integral to the historic whole. Many of the materials on view in the exhibition are reproduced in a 56-page catalogue illustrated with more than 40 color models, plans, renderings, and sketches.

Information: Art Institute of Chicago  312/443.3600

Greening the Heartland

12:00 - 8:30 P.M. - Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street
Sponsors: City of Chicago, U.S. Green Building Council Chicago and Regional Chapters
Registrations after April 26th are classified as late registrations: for complete list of fees for registrations, workshops, etc. see this page.

Opening day of four-day conclave that organizers describe as the premier annual conference on green building and sustainability in the Midwest; the conference is a gathering for experts, practitioners, administrators, government officials and business to come together. 600- 700 conference attendees are expected from the following fields: architecture, engineering, planning, landscape design, contracting and building, urban design, energy generation, transmission and distribution, government, agriculture, interior design, building operation and maintenance, real estate development, material suppliers, facility management, property management, and cleaning products and services.
The conference will highlight sustainability innovations, programs and activities in the Midwest states including: Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas, and Tennessee.

Information: Greening the Heartland - Full conference program . 215/428.9655

Museum Architecture in the 21st Century

1:00 P.M. (doors open at noon), Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theatre for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Street
Sponsors: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$20.00 Architecture and Design Society members; $25.00 general public

Symposium moderated by Charlie Rose on the occasion of the groundbreaking for the Art Institute’s new north wing with it's architect, Renzo Piano, and Wall Street Journal architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable and Pritzker Pavilion architect Frank Gehry.

Information here: Ticket reservations are taken through May 27th at noon. After that time, if available, tickets will be sold at the door of the Harris Theatre the day of the symposium, May 31st, between noon and 1 p.m.
Reservations: 312.443.7300, by e-mail

2005 Pritzker Prize Awards Ceremony

6:30 P.M.- Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
Sponsors: Hyatt Foundation
Free event.

Awarding of 2005 Pritzker Prize for Architecture to Thom Mayne, founder of the firm Morphosis. The Pritzker Prize caps a three-decade career in which Mayne has received 54 AIA Awards, some 25 Progressive Architecture Awards, as well as numerous other honors around the world. The sixty-one year old architect is the first American Laureate in 14 years.

Information: Pritzker Prize 2005


     

 

 


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