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   October 1, Saturday

Three Generations of Classical Architects: The Renewal of Modern Architecture

9:00 A.M.- 8:00 P.M.(banquet) - University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
Sponsors: University of Notre Dame School of Architect, The Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America
$100 for Professionals, $50 for Intern architects, , $30   for Students, Free Notre Dame Students

Closing day of conference of three-day conference, designed to put the classical movement in a larger historical perspective and examine the role of the newest generation of classical and traditional architects. See the September 29th entry for detailed conference description.

Today's morning session is on the topic The Second Generation of Classicism: Legitimacy in Practice and the Academy; the afternoon session on the topic of The Third Generation of Classicism: Developing the Inheritance. The day concludes with a discussion of future direction that is scheduled to include remarks by Leon Krier, David Mayernik, and Christine G.H. Franck.

Register here. Information on the web, or call Susan Gill at 547/631.2872, Ext. 512

Waste in Place

9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacremento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, Keep Chicago Beautiful
Free event. Registration required.

Waste in Place is a hands-on, interdisciplinary supplementary curriculum that teaches children about preventing litter, reducing waste, recycling, composting, waste-to-energy and landfills. Workshop participants will receive curriculum guides, supplemental materials, lunch, great ideas for their classrooms and a tour of Chicago Green Tech. This workshop qualifies you for four Continuing Education

Register via email or call Joyce Kagan Charmatz at 312/863.6196

Tour: Tryon Farm, a Conservation Community

9:00 A.M. - 3:15 P.M. - meet at south entrance of Merchandise Mart; bus departs at 9:15 sharp
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design, Housing, Environment, Regional & Urban Development KCs
$25.00 for members, $30.00 for nonmembers
3 LU/HSW

Visit this unique development in Michigan City, IN, planned by Eve and architect Ed Noonan on a former farm. They have preserved and enhanced the physical environment and built simple, well-crafted clustered homes, designed by Chicago associates architects and planners. We'll meet the developers, designers and residents. Limited to 49 participants. Registration includes lunch.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   October 3, Monday

Matthias Schuler

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 Matthias Schuler of TRANSSOLAR Klimaengineering, Stuttgart

Information: 312/996-3335

   October 4, 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 plans for future programs. You buy your own drinks or food; the group provides the conversation. Look for the table with a sign. If the weather is good, we'll be on the roof top.

Information: 312/670.7770

Design-Build Primer for Architects

5:30. - 7:30 P.M. - Perkins + Wioll, 330 N. Wabash, #3600
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design-Build KC
Free for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1.5 LU/HSW

Design-build continues to be a growing project delivery method as more clients discover the benefits of having a single entity as the sole source of responsibility for the entire design and construction process. Learn how architects can take the lead and manage the risks. Chris Martersteck, AIA, Perkins+Will Integrated Services, and Sergio de los Reyes, AIA, Austin AECOM, will explain how architects can team with contractors and share in the resulting benefits. Limited to 30 participants.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Torre Repsol - Madrid

SEAOI Dinner Program - Cash bar 5:15 P.M., Dinner 6:00 P.M, Program 7:00- 410 Club, Wrigley Building
Sponsor: Structural Engineerers Association of Illinois
$40.00 for SEAOI members, $45.00 non-members
4.0 hours of continuing education credits

Located on the old practice fields of the Real Madrid futball team, Torre Repsol will be the new corporate headquarters for the Spanish oil company, Repsol YPF.  This slender tower is 250 meters tall with a height-to-width ratio of about 12 to 1.  The creativity of the architectural and structural design resulted in an exciting structural system that is not typically seen in tall office buildings.  This unique structure consists of two reinforced concrete cores that carry the entire gravity load of the building in addition to resisting all lateral loads ­ no other part of the tower structure extends to the foundation except these two cores.  Gravity loads from the steel-framed floors are transferred to the cores by steel trusses at intermediate mechanical levels; these trusses also serve as beams in a ‘mega-frame’ to stiffen the cores in an east-west direction.  Upon its completion in 2007, Torre Repsol will be the tallest building in Spain.

Reservations (required) - email or call Donna Childs at 312/649.4600 by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30th .

   October 5, Wednesday

Chicago in the Fifties: Remembering Life in the Loop and the Neighborhoods

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. Guest are welcome to bring a bag lunch. A Corner Bakery is also on the premises.

Neal Samors and Mike Williams, co-authors

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

   October 6, Thursday

Building Envelope Construction, Protection, and Restoration

9:15 A.M. - 3:15 P.M. - Merchanise Mart Conference Center, 350 N. Orleans Street
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$60.00 for members, $80.00 for nonmembers. After Sept. 29, $80 for members, $120 for non-members
5 LU/HSW

Attend 4 presentations:
• CPR (Construct, Protect, and Restore) Commercial Roofs
• Specifying, Cleaning and Protecting Masonry and Concrete
• Sealants and Adhesives for Construction
• Concrete Restoration and Protection

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Metra Market

12:15 P.M. - Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington
Sponsor: Friends of the Downtown
Free event

Cassandra Jansen Francis, Vice President at U. S. Equities, and Michael J. Sullivan from OWP/P Architects will present the lively new MetraMarket which will transform nearly two full city blocks of underutilized, street level space at Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC). The lively new MetraMarket will have a double focus: The train station’s suburban concourse will cater to commuters, while a renovated Randolph Street area will link Chicago's revived theater district to the east and the growing restaurant district to the west. The 200,000 square foot development will feature 90,000 square feet of retail including a specialty food market, 36,000 square feet of restaurants and parking for 100 cars.

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

October Agenda

Innovation by Necessity: The mid-20th Century Factory Home

6:00 P.M. - Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
Free with museum admission; reservations not necessary.

Lecture by Roberta Feldman, Professor, School of Architecture and the Arts at UIC, held in conjunction with 1945 Creativity and Crisis: Chicago Architecture and Design of the World War II Era, an exhibition organized by the Department of Architecture of the Art Institute of Chicago that is on display in Gallery 227 through January 8, 2006.

Information or call:: 312/443-4751

   October 7, Friday

New Members Breakfast

7:30 - 9:00 A.M.. - AIA Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

All new members are invited to join Board members, KC chairs and co-chairs, and the staff to meet, greet and learn more about AIA Chicago. Breakfast will be served!

Information: 312/670.7770

Agony and Ecstasy: Challenges of Substainable Design

6:30 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event

Lecture by Australia-based design expert Tony Frye will outline key concepts, challenges, and best practices for sustainable design. This lecture is part of a two-day laboratory discussing sustainable design practices, held in conjunction with the Smart Museum of Art’s exhibition “Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art.” On Saturday, a series of roundtable conversations followed by a charrette, an interactive design workshop, will take place at Hyde Park’s Experimental Station.

Information or call::773/702.0200 

   October 8, 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 Jackie at 312/762.3521 for reservations.

Art and Sustainability Laboratory: Community Design Workshop

10:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M. - Experimental Station, 6100 South Blackstone Avenue (just south of Midway Plaisance)
Sponsor: Smart Museum, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Free event; pre-registration required. Participants may order a boxed lunch in advance for $10 or bring their own.

This day will gather people with different kinds of expertise to work together with the public to address a specific community design challenge. Participants will develop a common language to deal with questions of sustainability, and will participate directly in the creative process. After a morning of discussion and group brainstorming, architect Kevin Pierce of the architecture firm Farr Associates will lead participants in a hands-on workshop to envision new uses for the east end of Hyde Park's Midway Plaisance and adjacent areas. All activities will take place in the Experimental Station, a new nonprofit cultural and community space led by exhibition artist Dan Peterman and housed within a new building that incorporates sustainable design strategies.

Information and registration call::773/834.7385 

   October 9, Sunday

South Suburban Modernism Tour

1:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Sponsor: Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond
$25.00 (members only) - space limited; must join Chicago Bauhaus to attend

Tour several post-WWII modernist houses filled with modernist furnishings and hear talks about the architects and history of Modernism in the south suburbs, including Bertrand Goldberg, Keck & Keck, John McPherson, Edward Dart, Paul Schweikher, and H.P. Davis 'Deever' Rockwell. Enjoy the day with other afficionados of the modernist era. A reception will be held at CBB members Kirk & Susan Jenkins' home designed by Edward Dart, overlooking a beautiful yard and large pond. We suspect this event will sell out, so if you are interested, please do not delay, as we will be unable to add more spaces.

Information: Joe Kunkel, 312/371-0986

   October 10, Monday

Will Alsop

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$25.00 ($15.00 for CAF members)

Lecture by Will Alsop, Alsop Design Ltd., who defines his mission as, “to give the world extraordinary objects of desire.” And in the process, the iconoclastic London-based architect sets new standards for sustainable design and technology, working closely with clients and community groups. Alsop will present revolutionary recent projects such as the Sharp Centre for Design in Toronto and London’s Peckham Library, which received the 2000 Stirling Prize from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Register or call:: 312/922.3432 x266

   October 11, Tuesday

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

October Community Development Commission agenda

Queen's Landing

5:30 P.M. - Daley Bicentennial Plaza - 337 E. Randolph
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council and Conservancy
Free Event

The City of Chicago will give a presentation on Queen's Landing that offers a temporary, more decorative solution to the  fencing that is out there now.  They will also begin the discussion of a more long-term solution for some sort of grade-separated connection.  The Grant Park Advisory Council has met with the City and Chicago Park District recently and reports being very encouraged by the commitment to eventually solve the Queen's Landing connection. The Council's commitment has been to work with the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District on an eventual grade-separated connection and to make sure that the current snow fencing is removed  and the Queen's Landing area is improved in the short term. Also to be discussed is the Chicago Park District's fall tree planting plan for Grant Park to replace all of the elms removed from this past summer's devastating Dutch-elm-disease outbreak, as well as the   reforestation of Grant Park's historic Hutchinson Field this fall.

Information: 312/829-8015

Panel: Design & Ethics: a rethinking for remaking

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

Join Archeworks for a dynamic panel discussion moderated by Ned Cramer, with Tony Fry, Daniel Friedman and Victor Margolin on the topic of ethical design.

Register Information or call::312/867.7254

The Turbulent History of the Chicago River

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

Lecture by Joni Marin on the Chicago River, from it's beginnings as a beautiful prairie stream teeming with life to it's power as a major shipping channel, it's eventual destruction by pollution, and finally it's recent revitalization.

Register via email or call 312/746.9642

   October 12, Wednesday

TOD 101

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

The kick-off for a new series focused on transit-oriented development (TOD) that will examine case studies from the Chicago region and the nation. A senior program manager from RTA will present an overview of TOD planning principles and the Regional Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) program, which provides technical assistance to local governments in the six-county region to support transit planning studies and research aimed at increasing transit use and improving mobility.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Marion Mahony Griffin Pattern and Design: Architectural Connections between America and Australia

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. Guest are welcome to bring a bag lunch. A Corner Bakery is also on the premises.

Senior Curator Debora Wood and Graduate Block Fellow Alison Fisher, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, which is currently exhibiting Marion Mahony Griffin: Drawing the Form of Nature, through December 4th.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

ARE Study Hall

4:00 - 8:00 P.M. - 53 W. Jackson Boulevard, #315
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum, IMI
Free event

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

Information: 312/670.7770

   October 13, Thursday

For Government Officials - Tour of Chicago Green Buildings

12:00 P.M. - Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3360 South State Street
Sponsor: Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event; reservations required.

As part of the City of Chicago's Chicago Artists Month program, members of the Mies Society will lead tours of the restored Crown Hall. Tours are free, but reservations are required.

Information and reservations: 312/567.5014

Crown Hall Public Tour

12:00 P.M. - Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3360 South State Street
Sponsor: Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event; reservations required.

As part of the City of Chicago's Chicago Artists Month program, members of the Mies Society will lead tours of the restored Crown Hall. Tours are free, but reservations are required.

Information and reservations: 312/567.5014

Jens Jensen, Dwight Perkins and the establishment of the FPDCC

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

The Chicago area is uniqe in the nation with both a public lakefront park system and legacy of 68,000 acres of forest preserves both in the city and the surrounding suburbs. The Forest Preserve District was established by visionaries including landscape architect Jens Jensen, architect Dwight Perkins and other civic leaders. Speaker John Elliott, Education Manager for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County will discuss their foresight, commitment and fierce determination to acquire forests in the early 20th century.

Information: 312/857.2757 or on-line

   October 14, Friday

ReThink ReDesign ReCycle

12:15 P.M. - Cityspace Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event

Opening day for the addition to the ongoing exhibition Competition: Public Process for Public Architecture of more than 100 entries for the competition to design on-street recycling bins created by members of the City of Chicago and the AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266 

   October 15, Saturday

Landscaping for Nature

10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacremento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event. Registration required.

Seminar by Cyndi Duda on urban landscaping will feature the importance of water conservation, energy efficiency, and wildlife habitat when designing, installing, and maintaining urban landscapes

Register via email or call 312/746.9642.

   October 16, 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.

Holabird & Root Scavenger Hunt

1:00 - 4:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$20.00 non-members, $10.00 members, free for children ages 14 and under. Each participant will under receive a gift bag and the winning team will receive a prize.

Spanning everything from the Monadnock Building to the Board of Trade to the Federal Reserve Bank renovation, Holabird & Root’s legacy goes back 125 years in Chicago. Walk (or run) through the Loop on a scavenger hunt with family, friends, and other Holabird & Root enthusiasts to discover details about the fi rm’s well-known and lesser-known buildings. Discover architecture in a different way, starting with a short gallery talk at CAF’s ArchiCenter and ending the afternoon having refreshments with John Holabird, Jr. at the downtown offices of Holabird & Root.

RSVP online or call:: 312/922.3432 x225 Information

   October 18, Tuesday

Natural Paints and Lazure Painting Method

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

Cavemen may have been the first to use natural paints. In the early twentieth century, Rudolf Steiner, founder of Anthroposophy and the Waldorf Schools, was the first to implement the azure painting method, utilizing translucent paints composed of natural pigments, oils and resins from the earth, in his Goetheaneum, an Anthroposophical cultural arts center in Switzerland. Join us for a presentation by master Lazure artist John Stolfo, Lazure Architectural Painting Company of Chicago, including a hands-on look at natural ingredients and samples.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Model Homes

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

Lecture by Mark Robbins, artist, architect, Dean of the School of Architecture, Syracuse University. Artist Mark Robbins’ work—photography, installation, and site-specific projects—explore social and political forces on the built environment, with the intent to broaden the definitions of public space by using architecture and planning as a basis for criticism. Robbins began his career as an architect with SOM, Polshek and Partners, and then started his own practice. He went on to be the curator of architecture for the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, and the design director for the NEA.

RSVP online or call:: 312/922.3432 x266  Information

Building, Managing and Financing a Green Home Improvement Project

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.

Seminar by George Sullivan will look at various home improvement projects and use several ways to rank them in order of most cost efficient to least cost efficient.

Register via email or call 312/746.9642

Parkitecture Chicago

6:30 P.M. - Daley Bicentennial Plaza - 337 E. Randolph
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council and Conservancy
Free Event

The Chicago Park District and JJR, a landscape and civic architecture firm, will make a presentation on the District Wide Harbor Planning and Study.  A symposium discussion and public input forum with a panel of talented Chicago architects, landscape architects, and planners will follow.  The Alliance for the Great Lakes will give a presentation on a Lake Michigan Ecosystem Partnership. There are close to 5100 boats in Chicago's harbors right now , with a 50% increase in the demand for boat slips in the next two decades.  There is a shortage of transient slips in Chicago's harbors.  There is also a trend for higher demand for larger slips for larger boats in the downtown area.

Information: 312/829-8015

   October 19, Wednesday

John Ronan: 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. Guest are welcome to bring a bag lunch. A Corner Bakery is also on the premises.

John Ronan, principal, John Ronan Architect

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Thinking Outside the Box: 35 years of building useable architecture and inclusive communities

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

Lecture by Thomas Hirsch, AIA, architect and land use planner, advocate planner of the Soldiers Grove Community Revitalization Program, former Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services' specialist on community integrated housing and accessibility, and former staff architect at Heartland Properties, Inc., responsible for quality assurance on over 4,000 units of affordable housing utilizing Section 42 tax credits. Hirsch will discuss how architecture should relate function and the societal context from which the design springs and into which the building will be built, thereafter changing the people who use the building and, collectively, the community.

Register Information or call::312/867.7254

History and Transformation of the South Loop

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

Lecture by Dominic Pacyga, historian and author of numerous volumes on Chicago cultural history.

Information: 312/344.7355 

   October 20, Thursday

Burnham and Root in Lakeview

12:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 1049 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
Free for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1 LU/HSW

Burnham and Root's Lake View Presbyterian Church, constructed in 1887 on the corner of Addison and Broadway, is undergoing a major exterior restoration, directed by Holabird & Root. Project designer Jim Hall presents an overview of this unique project, scheduled for completion in October: removal of non-historic claddings, life safety improvements, and the installation of shingles and wood trim to resemble the original polychromatic design.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Applications and Advantanges of SIPs

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

Chris Kreple of Porter SIPs will define structural insulated panels (SIPs) and differentiate them from other building envelope materials, highlight advantages of using SIPs (speed of construction, insulation value, sustainable aspects), describe common applications, and illustrate typical assembly details. Bring lunch or buy at CBA cafeteria (purchase lunch ticket in first floor shop).

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Chicago’s Polish Downtown: The Capital of American Polonia

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

Nearly all Polish undertakings of any consequence in the United States from the 1870s through the first half of the 20th century either started or were directed from Chicago’s “Polish Downtown” on the near northwest side. Some of the most beautiful churches in Chicago are here. St. Stanislaus Kostka pictured in the photo to the left, Holy Trinity, and St. John Cantius, are stunning examples of Renaissance and Baroque Revival architecture and part of the largest concentration of Polish parishes in Chicago.   Victoria Granacki, Granacki Historic Consultants, will present historic images from her recent book, Chicago’s Polish Downtown and take you on a virtual tour of the neighborhood where many of these buildings still stand today as a proud testament to the immigrant Poles who created them.

 
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

October Plan Commission agenda

Design Exposed: Krueck & Sexton Architects

6:00 - 7:15 P.M. - Krueck & Sexton, 221 W. Erie Street
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1 LU/HSW

In this continuing series, Mark Sexton, AIA and Thomas Jacobs will lead an office tour and discuss the firm's design philosophy, process, and projects

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Public Art Planning for Evanston

7:00 P.M. - Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue
Sponsor: Evanston Public Arts Committee, Friends of the Arts in Evanston
Free Event - Part of Arts Week Evanston

Learn about and help to chart the future course of public art in Evanston at this free citywide summit on public art with Nathan Mason, Curator of Special Projects for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs’ Public Art Program. 
 
Information: 847/448.8260

   October 21, Friday

Designight 2005

5:30 P.M. -Navy Pier
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$125.00 for members, $150.00 for nonmembers; New members $75.00

The 50th annual Design Excellence Awards dinner takes place in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. Join over 700 architects, contractors, clients and others from the industry in celebrating new design.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   October 22, Saturday

Myths and Truths of Painting, Treating, Staining and Stripping Wood

10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacremento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.

Seminar by Andy Pace will discuss how for decades, builders and designers have been using extremely toxic substances to finish wood surfaces. Help enhance your indoor air quality and family's health by learning wood finishing techniques that feature sustainable non-toxic products.

Register via email or call 312/746.9642

Crown Hall Public Tour

11:00 A.M.. - Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3360 South State Street
Sponsor: Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event; reservations required.

As part of the City of Chicago's Chicago Artists Month program, members of the Mies Society will lead tours of the restored Crown Hall. Tours are free, but reservations are required.

Information and reservations: 312/567.5014

   October 24, Monday

Edward Eigen - The Destruction by Fire of the Two Houses of Parliament

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

Lecture by Edward Eigen. School of Architecture, Princeton University

Information: 312/996-3335

The Motion Picture Hall of Fame Foundation

6:30 P.M. - Daley Bicentennial Plaza - 337 E. Randolph
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council and Conservancy
Free Event

With all of the talk about pedestrian-friendly design,   how about making a walkway more interesting, ore attractive and drawing more people to walk or bike along it and at the same time activating a less active area of Grant Park?  The Motion Picture Hall of Fame Foundation will make a presentation about the possibility of a walk in Grant  Park honoring our many famous humanitarians, artists, authors, sports figures, architects, business people, philanthropists, scientists, media celebrities, planners, political leaders, educators, poets, entertainers and more from Chicago's rich cultural background. 

Information: 312/829-8015

   October 25, Tuesday

From Railway to Greenway: Converting the Bloomingdale Rail Corridor into a Linear Park

6:00 P.M. - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundation, City of Chicago, Chicago Park District
Free event. Registration required.

At the turn of the 19th century, Chicago legislated the elevation of train lines to increase safety and improve traffic flow in the growing city. Now that rail transportation has peaked, the City is looking for ways to reuse the surplus of old rail lines. The planned and completed development of linear parks from former elevated railways in cities such as New York and Paris shows how these abandoned arteries can be successfully converted into recreational, commercial, and residential spaces for the public. In Chicago, the Bloomingdale rail corridor on the north side presents one opportunity for the creation of such a linear greenway. This panel of experts explores the potential of the Bloomingdale in relation to existing linear park models and in consideration of larger issues surrounding the creation of 21st-century parks. Panelists include Ed Uhlir, Executive Director for Millennium Park Incorporated, panel moderator;
Joshua David and Robert Hammond, Co-founders, Friends of the High Line, New York; David Reynolds, Project Management Director, The Chicago Office of Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.; Patrick Vaucheret, Senior Associate, SMWM, San Francisco and former Architect and Urban Designer, Atelier Parisien d'Urbanisme; Ted Wolff, Principal, Wolff Clements and Associates, Ltd.

Register here or call 312/787 407.

Controls & Facilities Management for Comfort & Efficiency

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.

Seminar by Joe Trnka, Trane (via Len Kreger) Effective Integration of Building Automated Controls for Comfort, Productivity and Energy Efficiency. A non technical presentation reviewing/discussing the effective integration of BAS systems to provide for comfort along with achieving maximum productivity. Some areas to be reviewed will be the status of systems open architecture (BACNet, Lontalk, Modbus), The Illinois Energy Efficient building Act along with both BOCA and ASHRAE standards. An update will also be provided on the completion of the "Competitive electricity transition period 1/1/07."

Register via email or call 312/746.9642.

   October 26, Wednesday

Holabird & Root 125: An Insider’s View

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. Guest are welcome to bring a bag lunch. A Corner Bakery is also on the premises.

James Baird, principal, Holabird & Root

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Archeworks Fall Midterm Critique

5:30 P.M. - Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event

Student teams present design projects to the public

Register Information or call::312/867.7254

2005 Chicago Prize

5:30 P.M exhibit of entrees; 6:00 P.M. prize announcement and lecture, Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club, City of Chicago Departments of Cultural Affairs, Environment and Planning and Development, Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
Free event

Award Presentation and Keynote Lecture of the 2005 Chicago Prize Competition, “Water Tanks”, by Pritzker Prize Winner Thom Mayne. The competition challenged entrants to salvage a part of Chicago's urban fabric, the industrial water tank, through creative reuse and preservation. Entries will be on display in the Art Institute's Louis Sullivan Trading Room beginning at 5:30 P.M. Award presentation and lecture will follow in the Rubloff Auditoirum at 6:00 P.M.

Information

Historical Architectural Preservation: Planning for our Buildings’ Survival

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

Lecture by Ann McGuire, principal architect with McGuire Igleski and Associates.

Information: 312/344.7355 

   October 27, 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.

Nikita Khrushchev's Housing Program

6:00 P.M. - Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
Free with museum admission; reservations not necessary.

Lecture by Sergei N. Krushchev

Information or call:: 312/443-4751

It Almost Happened at the World's Fair

6:00 P.M. - Cultural Center of Chicago
78 East Washington Street
Sponsor: Chicago Women in Architecture
1 LU

Free Event

Lecture by Lee Bey, Director of Media and Government Affairs at SOM. Prior to joining SOM, he was the architecture critic for the Chicago Sun Times. He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning and Design for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.

RSVP via email or call 312/409.8855

Advanced IAQ: Does it smell right in here?

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.

Seminar by William Worn on how indoor air quality has become an important occupational health and safety issue. Energy conservation measures instituted in early 1970's often led to reduced intake of outside air and increased the
potential for build-up of internally generated air pollution. This seminar will explore sources and responses to internally generated air pollution in commercial buildings.

Register via email or call 312/746.9642.

   October 29, Saturday

Unity Temple Benefit: The Crab Tree Farm Arts & Craft Collection

11:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. - Crab Tree Farm, Lake Bluff Illinois
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
$70.00 for UTRF members, $90.00 for non-members

Join UTRF at Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff, Il. View an extraordinary collection of Arts and Craft Objects and enjoy a lecture given by Tony Jones of the Art Institute of Chicago, who will speak on the relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Information or call: 708/383-8873

 

     

 

 


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