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   November 1, Tuesday

First Tuesdays Happy Hour and Meeting

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 W. Grand Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Young Architects Forum
Free event

Socialize, network, discuss the ARE and future programs. Buy your own drinks or food; the group provides the conversation. Look for the table with a sign.

Information: 312/670.7770

The High-Rise: How High Can We Go?

5:30 P.M. Reception, Hors d’oeuvre and cash bar, Program: 6:30 p.m. - The Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois. (Suit and tie dress code)
Sponsor: Structural Engineerers Association of Illinois
Free event

Lecture on high-rise structures by Mr. Leslie Robertson of Leslie E. Robertson Associates, R.L.L.P., explores the development of the high-rise buildings...from their inception in about 1880 until today. Under the assumption that no great strides forward will be made in materials technology, the lecture goes on to explore structural systems that may be appropriate for buildings as high as 2000 meters...and beyond.   Robertson is responsible for the structural design of hundreds of buildings and structures about the world…including the World Trade Center (New York) , the United States Steel Headquarters (Pittsburgh), and the Bank of China Tower (Hong Kong).

Reservations (required) - call 312/649.4600 ext 200

The Legacy of Brazilian Architect Lina Bo Bardi

6:00 P.M. - Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Art
Free with museum admission. Registration required.($3.00 registration charge)

Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, Brazilian architect Marcelo Carvalho Ferraz, and Zeuler Lima discuss the legacy of Lina Bo Bardi- architect, furniture and scenographic designer, and founder of the first museum of modern art in Brazil.

Register on-line or call 312/397.4010 Information

   November 2, Wednesday

Fragment and Particularity: The Architecture of Mansilla + Tuñon

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - part of CAF Eric R. Multhauf Lunchtime Lecture series. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch. A Corner Bakery is also on the premises.

Elias Vavaroutsos, architect, OWP/P

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

How much did you pay for your free parking?

11:45 A.M. (Registration) 12:00 Noon (Lunch and program). -The University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St., Cathedral Room, 9th floor
Sponsor: Congress for the New Urbanism, Metropolitan Planning Council

How much parking is enough?  How much should it cost?  Why are decisions about parking vital to the future of our communities?     A provocative session with economist and planning professor Donald Shoup, author of The High Cost of Free Parking, as he discusses how Chicago-area communities can cope with complex parking issues.   Shoup argues that the average parking space costs more than the average car. When we shop, dine out, or see a movie, we pay indirectly for parking because its cost is included in the price of everything from hamburgers to housing.  He also shows that free parking has other costs: It distorts transportation choices, warps urban form, and degrades the environment. Shoup estimates there are between three and four parking spaces for every car in the U.S., or between 705 million and 940 million spaces. If all U.S. parking spaces were combined into one surface lot, it would be the size of Connecticut.   

Register on-line or call Pam Lee at 312/863-6011 Information 

The Future of the South Loop

7:45 P.M. - Columbia College Library, 624 S. Michigan, 3rd Floor
Sponsor: Columbia College Chicago
Free event

Panel discussion with representatives from the preservation, development, architectural and residential communities

Information: 312/344.7355 

   November 3, Thursday

Sustainable Architecture in Germany

8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. - Herman Union Building, Illinois Institute of Technology , 3241 S. Federal Street
Sponsor: German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, AIA Chicago Environment KC, IIT, CAF
$90. non-members; $80 GACCom members, $45.00 academics/non-profits; $15.00 students
5 LU

A forum for German and US architects, engineers, commissioners, designers, developers, and academics to discuss experiences and share expertise with their counterparts from the other side of the Atlantic. Sustainable Architecture is the future: It is consistent with the trend towards economic independence from oil exporting countries, a growing conscience of environmental pollution as well as the understanding that natural resources are finite. Hence, we are proud to be able to host the “Sustainable Architecture Conference” which will shed some light on this fascinating trend in architecture. The event will consist of 10 concise and specific presentations by well-known architects and engineers as well as professors, including Green Building: definitions and concepts; Conservation: energy recovery;   Sustainable built environment: form and function; Nature-based energy concepts and Innovative technologies. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Register for this event. Information: 312/644.2662

Pacific Garden Mission’s New Home

12:15 P.M. - Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Millennium Park Room, 5th floor southeast
Sponsor: Friends of the Downtown
Free event

Since 1923, the Pacific Garden Mission on South State Street has carried out its ministry to rehabilitate the homeless by providing job training, food, clothing and overnight accommodations. For some time, the mission has been negotiating with the city to relocate its operations so that they might have facilities appropriate to its current and future activities and that Jones College Prep High School might expand to provide its students with a complete educational environment. Prominent architect Stanley Tigerman has been working with the mission for the design of its new campus at 14th Place and Canal Street. The plans include considerably more space than the present building offers, as well as many contemporary building features such as greenhouses, solar-heated water, and a courtyard atrium to provide sunshine yet shelter from the street. Tigerman will discuss the project planning and design as well as his inspiration in being drawn to the project.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

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

November Agenda

P5: Portfolio Review

5:30 - 9:00 P.M - Lightology, 215 W. Chicago Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free for members, $15.00 for nonmembers

Whether applying for graduate school, changing jobs, or just keeping your portfolio up to date, this annual review will help you lay out a clear representation of your work. Prominent architects will offer comments in a round-robin format within an informal social setting (refreshments!). Limited to 40 participants; others are welcome to attend for informal peer reviews. Portfolio reviewers will include James Baird; Zoka Zola; Brad Lynch; Richard Blender; Thomas Shafer; Roula Alakiotou; Robert Benson; Randy Guillot;   Tom Hoepf; and Jo Palma.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Green Architecture in Germany

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$15.00; $5 for CAF, GACCoM, YEC, AIA, and Goethe Institute members, and students

Germany is a world leader in sustainable architecture. In Germany, green technologies, design strategies, public policies, and social attitudes work in harmony, leading to remarkable advances in the art and science of architecture. In this panel discussion, moderated by CAF curator Ned Cramer, acclaimed German architects share their experiences in a dialogue with Chicago experts. The panel is scheduled to include Frank Barkow, Barkow Leibinger Architekten, Berlin; Stefan Behnisch, Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner, Stuttgart; Dr. Tillman Prinz, Secretary General, Federal Chamber of German Architects; Matthais Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten; and Lois Vitt Sale Vice President, Wight & Company, board member, U.S. Green Building Council Chicago Chapter

RSVP online or call: 312/922.3432 x266  Information

   November 5, Saturday

Marion Mahony Griffin Reconsidered

10:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M. - Mary and Leigh Block Museum, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Sponsor: Leigh and Mary Block Museumm of Art
Free Event - Reservations highly recommended

A Block Museum Symposium on the work of Marion Mahoney Griffen, moderated by David Van Zanten , professor of art history at Northwestern University. Speakers and topics include: James Weirick: Motifs and Motives in the Lifework of Marion Mahony Griffin; Alice Friedman: Girl Talk: Feminism and Domestic Design in Wright's Oak Park Studio; Paul Kruty: Graphic Depictions: The Evolution of Marion Mahony Griffin's Architectural Renderings; Christopher Vernon: The Silence of the Mountains and the Music of the Sea: The Landscape Artistry of Marion Mahony Griffin; and Anna Rubbo: Marion Mahony Griffin's Return to the U.S.: War, Women, and Magic. Held in conjunction with the museum's exhibition Marion Mahony Griffin: Drawing the Form of Nature, running through December 4th.

Make reservations via email or call 847491.48525

The Avant-garde Interiors of Frances Elkins

10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.. - 25 East Pearson Street Chicago IL 60611
Sponsor: Chicago Humanities Festival
$5.00, tickets required

Architectural and design historian Stephen N. Salny first fell in love with the work of architect David Adler and his sister, interior decorator Frances Elkins, as a student at Lake Forest College. His book Frances Elkins: Interior Design was published last spring. In this lecture, he shares work from over 20 of Elkins’s commissions.

Information and to order tickets for this event online General Information

Journal of Ordinary Thought: Finding a Way

11:30 A.M. - 12:30 A.M.. - ArchiCenter, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Humanities Festival
Free Event, but tickets required

In this reading, writers from the Neighborhood Writing Alliance/Journal of Ordinary Thought demonstrate the ways in which individual circumstances connect to broader issues such as homelessness, immigration, demolition of Chicago Public Housing complexes, and the relocation of public housing residents.

Information and to order tickets for this event online General Information

   November 6, Sunday

Great Books Discussion: Witold Rybczynski

1:30 - 2:30 P.M. - Fullerton Hall, Art Institute, 111 South Michigan Avenue
Sponsor: Chicago Humanities Festival, Great Books Foundation

Information and to order tickets for this event online General Information

Witold Rybczynski: The Perfect Houses of Andrea Palladio

3:00 - 4:00 P.M. - Fullerton Hall, Art Institute, 111 South Michigan Avenue
Sponsor: Chicago Humanities Festival, Graham Foundation, Istituto Italiano di Cultura
$5.00 - tickets required

The professor of urbanism at the U. of Pennsylvania’s School of Design discusses the Renaissance master who influenced architects from Jefferson to the present day. Rybczynski is the author of several books and frequently contributes to such publications as The New York Times and Atlantic Monthly.

Information for this event online General Information

   November 8, Tuesday

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

November Community Development Commission agenda

Update: Guidelines for Healthcare Design

5:30 -  7:00 P.M - Swedish Covenant Hospital, 2751 W. Winona Ave., Anderson Pavilion Auditorium
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC
Free for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1.5 LU/HSW

Enrique Unánue, AIA, deputy director of the IL Dept. of Public Health, will present changes and initiatives in the forthcoming 2006 edition of Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Hospitals and Health Care Facilities: topics include small hospitals, assisted living facilities, psychiatric facilities, and surgical operatories in doctors' offices.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   November 9, Wednesday

TOD Then and Now

12:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 1049 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional and Urban Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 for nonmembers

Riverside and LaGrange developed around the Burlington (now BNSF) line. What is in their future? Richard Wilson, AIA, URS, and Diane Gormerly-Barnes, HNTB, discuss recent plans for these communities

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Douglas Garofalo: Recent Work

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - part of CAF Eric R. Multhauf Lunchtime Lecture series. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch. A Corner Bakery is also on the premises.

Douglas Garofalo, principal, Garofalo Architects Inc.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Robert Venturi: Mies is More - Learning From Mies

6:00 P.M.- Crown Hall, IIT, 3345 S. State Street
Sponsor: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Humanities Festival
Free, but reservations required. EVENT SOLD OUT

Lecture by architect and critic Robert Venturi

Information 312/494.9509

3 Architects on 5 Architects - EVENT CANCELLED

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$15.00; $5.00 for CAF members

Over the past century, the architecture profession has changed dramatically. Panelists will discuss those changes, including the evolving role women have played in the fi eld of architecture. Has the profession become more inclusive? More collaborative? More complex? This panel discussion will be moderated Roberta Feldman, Professor, UIC School of Architecture and is scheduled to include Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang; Carol Ross Barney, Ross Barney + Jankowski; and Elva Rubio, Gensler, three of the five architects represented in CAF's Five Architects exhibition, which runs through November 20th.

RSVP online or call: 312/922.3432 x266  Information

   November 10, Thursday

Preserving a Piece of Mies - Part 2

1:00 P.M - AIA Chicago, 1049 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
Free for members, $15.00 for nonmembers

Mark Sexton, AIA (Krueck & Sexton) and Gunny Harboe, AIA (Austin AECOM) will discuss the recently completed exterior restoration of S.R. Crown Hall at IIT. Completed in 1956, Crown Hall is one of Mies' greatest achievements, both a City and National Historic Landmark. Come learn the details of this technically challenging project.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Facing in Different Directions: Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

6:00 P.M. - Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, AIA Chicago
$15.00 general public, $10 members of AIA Chicago and A&D Society, $5.00 students
1.5 LU/HSW

The work of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, of New York City, addresses different worlds. Primarily as practioners but also as teachers, they move between the academic and built worlds. Their work has both collaborated with and housed the arts. Their built work, bordering on minimalism, pays careful attention to context, to detail and to the subtleties of a subdued but rich materiality. Recent projects include the American Folk Art Museum, New York City (2001) that received several major awards, including an AIA Honor Ward and the Mattin Art Center at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (2001). Their second expansion of the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona is scheduled for completion in spring 2006.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Heavenly City: The Architectural Tradition of Catholic Chicago

6:00 P.M. - Prairie Avenue Bookshop, 418 South Wabash
Sponsor: Prairie Avenue Bookshop
Free Event

Author Dennis R. McNamara will sign copies of his new book, The Architectural Tradition of Catholic Chicago.. which encompasses some of the most significant Catholic churches of Chicago, addressing both their architectural and theological significance. It is a book suitable for those interested in local history, architectural achievement, theological awareness, or those who simply desire to glory in the visual beauty of Chicago's historic churches.

Information: 800/474.2724

   November 12, Saturday

Hotel Burnham Breakfast and a Tour

8:00 A.M. - Hotel Burnham, One West Washington
Sponsor: Hotel Burnham
$25.00 - A portion of the proceeds with benefit the Chicago Architecture Foundation

The Hotel Burnham, current resident of the restored 1895 Burnham and Atwood Reliance Building, is promoting its breakfast and a tour combo, the Burnham Breakfast Series. It starts at 8:00 A.M. with breakfast and an introduction to the building in the hotel's Atwood Cafe, followed by an "intimate and informative" 45 minute tour led by a Chicago Architecture Foundation docent. The hotel also promises "a goody bag filled with special keepsakes." (Mini-bottles of shampoo and conditioner, anyone?) , advance registration required. Call 312/325.3521.

Advance registration required. Call 312/325.352.

Panel Discussion: Public Housing Beyond the Walls

12:00 - 1:30 P.M. - DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N Sheffield Avenue
Sponsor: Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago Architecture Foundation
$5.00 - tickets required

A panel of experts discusses the importance of stable, affordable housing for low-income families. With public housing in transformation, how is mixed-income housing affecting the well-being of families, both those who return to developments and those who do not? Does mixed-income development spark community revitalization, or lead to displacement? Panelists include LR Development’s Steve Porras, author and lawyer Alexander Polikoff, the Chicago Housing Authority’s Terry Peterson,the MacArthur Foundation’s Susan Lloyd, and Central West Community Organization’s Earnest Gates. Moderated by veteran Chicago journalist John McCarron.

Information for this event online - General Information

Dutch American Heritage Day - Rene Steevensz

6:00 - 8:30 P.M. -Sonotheque, 1444 W. Chicago Ave.
Sponsor: Netherlands Club of Chicago,
$25.00 members, $35.00 non-members

Open bar, light fares (“hapjes”) and Rene Steevensz, architect and principal of PPKS, Ltd., who will give a presentation (in English) about the differences and similarities in American and Dutch architecture. Rene Steevensz is a graduate of the Technical University of Delft, Department of Architecture. He has lived and worked in the U.S. for twenty years and has taken on projects in the Netherlands and the U.S. and several countries around the globe. His design of the Bos en Lommer Bridge Buildings received the 2004 Chicago AIA Distinguished Building Award. Currently, Rene is working on the Weinberg Residence in Glencoe, Illinois, a mixed-use development in Amsterdam and a theatre/office complex in Rotterdam.

Register for this event online - General Information or contact Michael de Jong at 708/267.8083

   November 13, Sunday

Roberta Feldman: Re-Placing Home

1:00 - 2:00 P.M. - Alliance Francaise, 54 W Chicago Avenue
Sponsor: Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago Architecture Foundatoin
$5.00 - tickets required

Whether by choice or not, the average U.S. citizen moves once every 5-7 years. Are we a new race of nomads adrift in a placeless landscape? Or has "home" been re-defined? Feldman, professor in the School of Architecture and co-director of the City Design Center at UIC, discusses the meaning of home and its diverse physical representation in our mobile society.

Information for this event online - General Information

   November 15, Tuesday

Chicago Climate Exchange

5:30 - 7:00 P.M - AIA Chicago, 1049 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment KC
Free for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1.5 LU/HSW

Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) administers the world's first, and North America's only, legally binding, multi-sector, rule-based and integrated greenhouse gas emission registry, reduction and trading system. Angela Leontis from CCX will explain the program and how its members works to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG). Because buildings account for 30% of total greenhouse gas emissions, the building industry must lead in managing and reducing GHG.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Visionary Chicago Architecture- Exhibition and Panel

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

In 2004, architect Stanley Tigerman and urban planner Bill Martin assembled fourteen of Chicago's most creative architectural talents, divided them into two generational teams of seven, and charged them with evolving optional visionary concepts for seven gateways to Chicago. Their schemes are compiled in the publication Visionary Chicago Architecture: Fourteen Inspired Concepts for the Third Millennia (Chicago Central Area Committee, 2005) In conjunction with the Chicago Central Area Committee, the Graham Foundation presents an exhibition based on the project. The exhibit of the same name will feature not only the finished work of these architects, but emphasize the progression of the participating architects' ideas. On display will be the “behind-the-scenes” narrative of the critique sessions as well as drawings that trace each architect's thought processes, from early sketches to alternative schemes to final concepts. Scheduled for opening night of the exhibition is a panel discussion on the importance of visionary architectural planning and its influence on the development of our urban environment. Panelists include Sadhu Johnston, Commissioner, Department of Environment, City of Chicago; Ned Cramer, Curator, Chicago Architecture Foundation; Edward Lifson, Arts, Architecture, and Culture Editor, Chicago Public Radio; and Elizabeth Smith, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. The panel moderator is Lee Bey, Director of Media and Governmental Affairs, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Register on-line 312.787.4071

   November 16, Wednesday

Dialogue vs. Manifesto: the Architecture of Eileen Gray

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - part of CAF Eric R. Multhauf Lunchtime Lecture series. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch. A Corner Bakery is also on the premises.

Caroline Constant, Professor of Architecture, Taubman College of Architecture, and Urban Planning, University of Michigan

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Chicago Prize 05/Water Tanks

5:30 P.M. - Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free event

Mayor Richard M. Daley is scheduled to speak about the Chicago Prize 05/Water Tanks in tandem with the exhibit of the entries to the Chicago Architectural Club's competition for reuse of the city's water tanks, and artifacts of the historic water tanks.  The exhibit includes almost 150 of the competition's 183 entries.  Refreshments will be provided. 

Information: 312/744.6630

Demystifying Finance - But Learning What's Important

5:30 - 6:30 P.M - AIA Chicago, 1049 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1 LU

Your firm must make a profit: do you know if it is? Every professional who is or aspires to be a principal must understand the relationship between people, projects, profit and loss; how to link every manager to the firm's financial performance; and the gold mine of information already in your accounting system. Mike Webber, president of And Managers Know Why, gave this presentation at the AIA/SDA convention last May.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Mies with Adorno: The Dialectics of Abstraction and Expression

6:00 P.M. - Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3360 S. State
Sponsor: Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event.

Lecture by K. Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Hays' internationally known research and scholarship have focused on areas of European modernism and critical theory as well as on theoretical issues in contemporary architectural practice. He has published on the work of Hannes Meyer, Ludwig Hilberseimer and Mies van der Rohe, as well as Peter Eisenman, Bernard Tschumi and John Hejduk. He is currently working on a history of architecture since 1968.


6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event (RSVP)

Lecture by Gregg Pasquarelli, partner, SHoP. Founders of the New York-based firm SHoP (Sharples Holden Pasquarelli) created an entirely unique practice of architecture emphasizing cutting-edge digital expertise, engineering collaborations, new concepts and theories, and model making. The result is a dynamic and original solution for each project, including the Academic Building and Master Plan for the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.

RSVP online or call:: 312/922.3432 x266  Information

   November 17, Thursday

Practical Antiterrorism Design for Structural Engineers

8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 7:30 A.M - Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant, 111 W. Grand Avenue.
Sponsor: Structural Engineerers Association of Illinois
$250 by ($300 after November 11) for SEAOI/AISC members; $300 by ($350 after November 11) for non-members; $150 by ($200 after November 11) for students with ID; $50 discount for senior citizens; $50 cancellation fee by (No refund after November 11.)
7.5 hours of continuing education credit

Various terrorist attacks over the last fifteen years have considerably increased the perceived risk of similar incidents at other facilities, particularly government, military, diplomatic, and commercial "icon" buildings.  In the past, mitigation of this threat has been the exclusive domain of a handful of expert firms and individuals utilizing highly specialized techniques and tools.  Today it is important that "ordinary" structural engineers have at least some awareness and capability in this area, especially since a vehicle bomb – the most popular terrorist weapon – can damage or destroy not only the target building, but also others nearby.  Simplified analysis and design methodologies and user-friendly computer programs now make this possible. This one-day seminar will address the following topics:

• Applicable standards and guidelines from ASCE, DoD, FEMA, GSA, and others
• Risk assessment to establish appropriate antiterrorism design criteria
• Non-structural strategies for risk reduction
• Uncertainties and assumptions inherent in blast effects analysis and design
• Characterization of blast loading on affected elements
• Selection of applicable response limits based on desired level of protection
• Vulnerability assessment using pressure-impulse diagrams
• Dynamic and equivalent static analysis using single-degree-of-freedom models
• Glazing hazard evaluation using software or equivalent wind pressures
• Progressive collapse resistance using tie forces and alternate load paths

Reservations (required) call Donna Childs at 312.649.4600 x200 by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2005

Stainless Steel in Architecture

12:00 - 1:30 P.M - Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC
Free for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1.5 LU/HSW

Catherine Houska, internationally recognized architectural metals expert with TMR Architectural Metals Consulting, will present architectural stainless steel: comparison of architectural metals in terms of strength, fire and corrosion resistance, and cleanability; stainless steel and LEED; finish selection's effect on performance; and specification of stainless steel. Bring lunch or buy at CBA cafeteria (purchase lunch ticket in first floor shop).

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

The Calument Region: Preservation of An Industrial Landscape

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

Steel manufacturing was one of the economic foundations of the Calumet Harbor region in the early 20th century. However, many of its structures no longer exist. Mark Bouman, professor of historical urban geography, Chicago State University, will discuss the history of the Calumet region and the preservation of the few remaining industrial structures along the Calumet River. Question and answer sessions will follow the talk.

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

November Plan Commission agenda

Marion Mahony Griffin, Life and Works

6:30 P.M. - Mary and Leigh Block Museum, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Sponsor: Chicago Women in Architecture

Free Event

Lecture by Pamela Hill, AIA, LEED AP,Associate at Eckenhoff Saunders Architects

RSVP via email or call 312/409.8855

Richard Nickel Committee and Archive

6:00 - 7:30 P.M. - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
$5.00 members; $8.00 non-members

Ward Miller, Director of the Richard Nickel Committee, will make a presentation to the Society of Architectural Historians on seldom-viewed color images by Richard Nickel, which are part of the Richard Nickel Committee Archives. These will include early projects of the Adler & Sullivan firm, in addition to buildings that Nickel photo-documented of the Modern Movement in Chicago. Mr. Miller will also discuss the cataloging and archiving project that has been underway for the past two years.

Please RSVP with Sally Kalmbach 312/988.9096 or by email. by Friday, November 11th, as space is limited.

   November 18, Friday

Frank Lloyd Wright: Sacred Spaces - World Premiere of Documentary

7:00 P.M. - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
$20.00 for UTRF members, $25.00 for non-members

Premiere of new documentary from director Michael Miner providing an overview of Frank Lloyd Wright's work for spiritual organizations, including Unity Temple, Pettit Chapel in Belvidere, Illinois, Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, among others. The event will include a post film reception with the filmmaker.

Information or call: 708/383-8873

   November 21, Monday

Adrian Smith FAIA

6:00 P.M. - Art & Architecture Building, Room 1100, 845 West Harrison Strett
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free Evemt

Lecture by Adrian Smith FAIA, SOM Chicago

Information: 312/996-3335

   November 22, Tuesday

The Chicago Design High School

6:00 P.M. - I-Space Gallery, 230 West Surperior Street, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free event

Learn of the pedagogical ideas in the proposal to create a city high school based on the practice of design.  Drew Ranieri leads the discussion.  In addition to the main topic, Club matters will be discussed, including the announcement of the 2006/Burnham Prize competition program.   


Designing for Sustainability Through Life-Cycle Thinking

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacremento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.

Melissa DeSota presents this course explores the concept of "Lifecycle Thinking" -- how each phase of a product's life impacts the environment around us and how the building industry can make a positive impact by re-examining all phases of the product design process.

Register via email or call 312/746.9642

   November 30, Wednesday

Loop Firm Breaks New Ground with U. S. Debut of Shadow Mural

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - part of CAF Eric R. Multhauf Lunchtime Lecture series. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch. A Corner Bakery is also on the premises.

Sheree Pomper, Creative Director, Farrodyne U.S.A. Inc.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Friends of Downtown - Annual Meeting and New Perspectives from the 10th Floor with Lori Healy

5:30 P.M. - The New Kimball Showroom, 325 North Wells Street
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Members only, but non-members may join at the door ($35.00 annual membership)

Annual meeting with guest speaker Lori Healy, Chicago's new Commissioner, Dept. of Planning & Development.

Healey joined the Department of Planning and Development in 1998 and served as the First Deputy Commissioner in 1999. She was responsible for managing the City’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Program and citywide planning efforts to encourage community and business development, job creation and retention, and private and public sector investment. She also served on the City’s Zoning Reform Commission, which revamped the City’s complex zoning ordinance. In 2002, she served the Chicago Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners as it implemented Plan for Transformation. “The job of Planning and Development Commissioner is one of the most vital positions in City government because it is central to maintaining our City’s economic development and overall growth,” Daley said at a City Hall news conference. “Lori will be responsible for leading the City’s efforts to not only attract and retain businesses, but to help them expand and create more jobs.”

Reception follows Healy's talk.

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Ben Nicholson

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

This is the third of a series of annual commissioned lectures delivered by independent scholars on self-similar subjects that are then published as a book. The Archeworks papers form the basis of the Archeworks pedagogy. Ben Nicholson’s lecture will be printed in a book with respondents from three experts and released in Spring 2006. Nicholson is a studio professor in IIT’s College of Architecture. He is an architectural historian, designer and observer of American culture. He received his Masters in Architecture at Cranbrook Academy, and author of The World: Who Wants It?

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