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   September 1, Thursday

Howard Davis

12:15 P.M. - Chicagl Cultural Center, Millennium Park Room (5th Floor, SE) Accessible entrance at 66 E. Randolph
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free Event

Brown Bag presentation.

Howard Davis, a pioneer restaurant developer, will share his experiences bringing hot new restaurants to downtown Chicago. Davis opened his first restaurant, Vivo, in 1991 on West Randolph St. He has since led the development of trendy restaurant areas in the West Loop and South Loop. He is currently managing partner of Chicago restaurants Marché, Red Light, Opera, Gioco, and Le Lan. Howard will give us a sneak peak at his latest concepts and what we can expect in the future from Chicago’s trendy restaurant scene.

Information: Friends of Downtown 312/458.9454

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Monthly meeting. 12:45 P.M., 33 N. LaSalle, Room 1600
Note: Permit Review Committee meets after Landmarks Commission - estimated start time 1:30 P.M.
Open to the public

September Agenda

 

   September 3, Saturday

Chicago Architecture

5:30 A.M. (??!!!)., on ABC7/Chicago

"Chicagoing" a weekly program hosted by Bill Campbell, "Chicagoing" will talk about what's going on in the world of architecture and what's on the horizon, both figuratively and literally, with Tom Kerwin of SOM, Linda Searl, John Ronan and Chicago Sun-Times architecture critic Kevin Nance.

   September 6, 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

   September 10, 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 312/325.3521. .

How Both Halves Lived: An All-Day Tour of the Prairie Avenue and Pullman Historic Districts

10:00 A.M: - 5:00 P.M. - begins and ends at Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$50.00 , $45.00 for Glessner House Museum members - includes transportation and lunch served on veranda of the Hotel Florence in historic Pullman.

In the 1880s and 1890s, Chicago came into its own as an urban center.  As industry in the city grew, some of its citizens grew richer and richer while other labored in factories for just dollars a week.  How Both Halves Lived will focus on the different lifestyles of wealthy industry magnates who lived on Prairie Avenue and the workers who lived in the planned factory town of Pullman. The tour includes Glessner House Museum, the Prairie Avenue Historic District, Hotel Florence, the Pullman Historic District, and a typical Pullman worker’s home.

Required prepaid reservations by be made by calling the museum at 312/326.1480 Information

Book Signing: Louis I. Kahn: Building Art, Building Science

1:30 P.M. -Prairie Avenue Bookshop
Sponsor: Prairie Avenue Bookshop
Free Event

Author Thomas Leslie will sign copies of his new book, Louis I. Kahn: Building Art, Building Science. Leslie shows that in addition to being an influential architect, Kahn was also a gifted technologist and that his careful presentation of engineering principles set the stage for the high-tech movement in Europe and America. An examination of four major buildings (Yale Art Gallery, Richards Medical Labs, Salk Institute, and the Kimbell Art Museum) and several smaller projects reveals an expressive integration of construction, structure and services into buildings that dramatically highlight the processes involved in their making and function.

Information: 800/474.2724

   September 11, 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.

The Glass House

4:00 P.M. -Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois
Sponsor: Farnsworth House, Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
$100.00 - proceeds benefit LPCI for the operation of Farnsworth House

Performance of The Glass House, a play by June Finfer that follows the relationship between Dr. Edith Farnsworth and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe that led to the creation of the landmark modernist house. June Finfer is a noted Chicago documentary film producer and playwright who has written and directed several films about Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Tours will follow the place.

Information and tickets: 312/922.1742

   September 12, Monday

Shaping the Skyline - Downtown high-rises and the framing of Grant Park:

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

There has been much discussion lately about Chicago high-rises and their impact.  Will the frame of Grant Park be completed and the symmetry continued?  What are the advantages to building tall, thin and elegant?  What is the impact on our world-class skyline? Samuel Assefa, Deputy Commissioner Department of Planning and soon to be with the Mayor's Office, will present a computer presentation, created when he worked for the City of San Francisco. on shaping the skyline, what can be done when buildings are built taller and thinner, and the impact on light and the skyline. 
 
Christopher Carley and John Ryden of the Fordham Company  will give a presentation on the proposed new Fordham Tower designed by Santiago Calatrava.

Information: 312/829-8015

   September 13, Tuesday

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

September Community Development Commission agenda

Design of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

SEAOI Dinner Program - Cocktails 5:15 P.M., Dinner 6:00 P.M, Program 7:00- Lawry's Prime Rib, 100 East Ontario
Sponsor: Structural Engineerers Association of Illinois
$40.00 for SEAOI members, $45.00 non-members
4.0 hours of continuing education credits

The $100 million Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge is a 1,407-ft-long, 183-ft-wide complex cable-stayed structure serving as a critical link of the Central Artery/Tunnel project in Boston, Massachusetts.  It is the city’s newest landmark and was recently named for the late Lenny Zakim, a nationally recognized civil rights advocate, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. The main eight lanes of the I-93 roadway are cradled within two inverted Y-towers, while a secondary two-lane roadway is cantilevered to one side of the main roadway, so that the bridge is asymmetric in cross section.  The main span superstructure is of steel composite design.  With concrete box girder back spans, the overall layout becomes hybrid.  Its cable arrangement, slender inverted Y-towers, and two-lane roadway cantilevered outside the eastern cable plane are among the bridge’s most notable features. 

Reservations (required) - email or call Donna Childs at 312/649.4600 by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9th .

Lecture and Book Signing - Revealing Chicago: An Aerial Portrait

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$20.00 ($10.00 for CAF members) [$10.00 of admission fee will be applied to a purchase of Evans' book]

Viewing places from above draws attention to important issues on the ground, and renown landscape photographer Terry Evans’s beautifully composed aerial photographs of Chicago and the surrounding region are provocative embodiments of this fact. These not to be missed photos, on view at Millennium Park through October 10, are a thought-provoking portrait that captures the unique qualities of our metropolitan area. Terry Evans work has been widely exhibited by several major museums, and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. A book signing will follow the program.

Register online or call:: 312/922.3432 x255 Information

   September 14, Wednesday

Update: Cook-DuPage Corridor Study

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

Michelle Ryan, principal analyst for RTA Corridor Planning Studies, will present the recently released draft of Phase I of the Cook-DuPage study and preview Phase II. The objective of the study was to develop accurate information to understand the corridor's mobility needs, explore and assess a range of transportation options, and identify a small set of feasible cost-effective improvements. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Re-sculpting a Name for Lorado Taft

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

Lynn Allyn Young, professional photographer and CAF docent

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Chicago Development Fund Commission

Monthly meeting. 1:00 P.M., City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 1003A
Open to the public

In July, the Chicago City Council voted to established a Chicago Development Fund (CDF) as "an Illinois not-for-profit corporation with a primary mission of providing investment capital for development projects in low-income communities. The CDF intends to qualify as a Community Development Entity and apply for an allocation of tax credits under the federal government’s New Markets Tax Credits program. The tax credits can be converted into investment capital for development projects located in qualified low-income census tracts."

August Chicago Development Fund agenda

   September 15, Thursday

Better Sight and Sound: A/V Design

12:00 P.M. - Chicago Bar Association (CBA), 312 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: Technical Issues KC
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1 LU/HSW

Jeffrey Lipp, Lipp A/V Design, Inc., will cover basics of commercial A/V design: video projection, control systems, networked monitoring and conferencing; architectural integration such as proper sizing of screens, required ceiling height, good viewing areas, room/screen configurations; and systems from small to full to portable. Bring lunch or buy at CBA cafeteria (purchase lunch ticket in first-floor shop).

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

LPCI Chicagoland Watch List Unveiling

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

LPCI President David Bahlman will announce and discuss the threatened properties on Landmark Preservation Council of Illinois’ 2005-06 Chicagoland Watch List. For the past decade, LPCI has compiled the “Ten Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois” a statewide list announced each March at the State Capitol in Springfield. Competition is intense. However, only a few sites from any one region are selected by LPCI’s jury. As a result, the “Chicagoland Watch List” was created to promote other preservation issues the Chicago metro area, where there are increasing development pressures due to teardowns and redevelopment. The items on the list will help raise public awareness for these issues, “while helping to prioritize our local advocacy efforts,” says LPCI President David Bahlman. An archive of past Chicagoland Watch List sites can be found online.

 
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

September Plan Commission agenda

Researching Chicago's Local History

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street
Sponsor - The Newberry Library

Free Event

Who built that strange house on your block? What was the Wicker Park neighborhood like in 1910? How can you get started researching your part of town? Many Chicagoans care deeply about the history of the city, especially their own neighborhoods and suburban towns. The panelists present different ways of learning about local history and will discuss sources and methods for researching the city and suburbs. Panel will be chaired by Jack Simpson of the Newberry Library and will include Alice Maggio, librarian and Internet columnist; Elaine Coorens, historian, author and tour guide; Peggy Tuck Sinko, The Newberry Library; and Jennifer Masengarb, Chicago Architecture Foundation

Information, or call 312/943–9090.

   September 16, Friday

Conversation with Artist Bernard Williams

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Ruth Horwich Gallery. Hyde Park Art Center, 5307 South Hyde Park Blvd.
Sponsor: Hyde Park Art Center

Free Event

Tim Samuelson, Cultural Historian for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Bernard Williams will talk candidly about the social value of Louis Sullivan’s stylistic forms Presented on conjuction with the current exhbition of Williams's work, Creating Sculptures from the Ornamental Systems of Sullivan

Information, or call 773/324.5520.

   September 19, Monday

Elias Torres

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

Elias Torres is a Spanish architect and partner in the firm Martínez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectos, S.L. Mr. Torres has been a visiting professor at Harvard University and is currently a doctorate professor at the ETSAB.

Information: 312/996-3335

Peter Busby: Sustainable Design in Canada

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation , Canadian Club of Chicago, AIA Chicago
$15.00 (Free for CAF, CCC and AIA members)

Architect Peter Busby, FRAIC, has long been regarded as the 'Founding Father' of the sustainable design movement in Canada with one of the largest portfolio of green projects in North America. With offices in both Vancouver and Calgary, his practice, Busby + Associates Architects, recently merged with the Chicago based firm Perkins + Will. Mr. Busby's work includes the Brentwood Skytrain Station in Burnaby, BC, and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in Merritt, BC. He has been the recipient of many honors and accolades, such as the Governor General's Medal in Architecture. Perkins + Will will host a reception immediately following the program.

Register online or call:: 312/670.7770 Information

Memorials: Why We Build What We Build

6:00 P.M. - Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$15.00 ($10.00 for A & D Society Members, $5.00 for students with valid ID)

A panel discussion featuring prominent architects Friedrich St.Florian, Neil Porter and Stanley Tigerman; moderated by Edward Lifson, an Arts, Architecture and Cultural Editor at Chicago Public Radio.

The decision to create a memorial is a complex one. Questions arise regarding the motivation to commemorate, what these structures should look like and who determines what events are memorialized. Panelists will discuss their personal experiences creating these kinds of structures. The panel is presented in conjunction with the exhibition 1945: Creativity and Crisis, Architecture and Design of the World War II Era, on display in Gallery 227 through January 8, 2005.

Registration information or call:: 312/443.7300

   September 20, Tuesday

SEAOI Workshop: Basics of Bridge Design

8:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon. - Maggiano’s Little Italy, 111 W. Grand Avenue
Sponsor: Structural Engineerers Association of Illinois
$150.00 for SEAOI members, $200.00 non-members
4.0 hours of continuing education credits

A half-day workshop on the Basics of Bridge Design. Ahmad Hammad, PhD, PE, SE, supervising structural engineer with Parsons Brinckerhoff in Chicago, will be the lecturer. The workshop emphasis will be on the Structural Engineer Exam Part I as it relates to bridge design using AASHTO Standard Specification for Highway Bridges, 17th Edition 2002. The following topics will be covered:
• Loads: dead load, live load, traffic lanes, highway loads, impact, longitudinal, application of live load, load combinations, etc.
• Design and Details of Bridge Structures: reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and structural steel.
Also presented will be worked-out design examples that illustrate the AASHTO analysis and design provisions. Please bring a copy of AASHTO 17th Edition to the workshop, if available.

Reservations (required) - call Donna Childs at 312/649.4600 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16th .

Planning, Meeting and Discussion: Green Awareness in the Office

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

Vuk Vujovic, Assoc. AIA, newly appointed director of sustainable design at Legat Architects, will open a conversation on cultivating green awareness in design firms. How do different firms approach sustainability, particularly the management of "green" resources, products, development of a green library, and sharing knowledge within the staff. What works in your firm? What programs could the Environment KC present that would help you and your firm go green - or greener?

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   September 21, Wednesday

Julie Snow: Recent and Upcoming Work

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

Julie Snow, principal, Julie Snow Architects Snow is one of the contributors to CAF's current exhibition, Five Architects

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Is the Grass Greener? Career Alternatives for Architects

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

Becoming an architect means…many choices! Individuals who started with an architectural education and moved into related fields will explain their choices and discuss options. Speakers: Robin Coffey, senior vice president/director of community affairs, Harris Bank; Mark Kruse, Assoc. AIA, director of corporate real estate, CNA Insurance Companies; Paul Clausen, senior project manager/construction management, Rodriguez & Associates.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   September 22, 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.

Spas for Health: Designing Integrated Spa and Medical Environments

5:30 P.M. - Merchandise Mart Conference Center, 350 N. Orleans St., 2nd floor
Sponsor: Healthcare and Interior Architecture KC
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1.5 LU/HSW

Janice Gronvold is founder and director of Spectrec which consults on business development in the spa, health, and resort industries. Her presentation will include a brief overview of spas found historically in different cultures as manifested in architectural form. Through the use of leading projects in the United States and abroad, she will discuss how national and international trends are impacting design and emerging services for healthcare and therapeutic medical environments.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Structure First: A Textile Eye

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

Suzanne Tick currently runs her own consulting and design studio in New York’s SoHo, serves as creative director for Knoll Textiles, and also designs woven carpets with her partner at Tuva Looms. Her luxurious, Japanese inspired, contemporary textiles are technologically innovative using non-traditional materials that often appear natural and organic despite their synthetic make up. Tick has received several design distinctions, and her work has been included in MOMA’s exhibition “Structure and Surface: Contemporary Japanese Textiles,” and the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition “U.S. Design from 1975-2000.

RSVP online or call:: 312/922.3432 x266  Information

   September 23, Friday

Exhibition opening: Marion Mahony Griffin: Drawing the Form of Nature

10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. - Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Sponsor: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

Opening day of an exhibition, which will run through December 4th, that will be the first devoted entirely to Mahony Griffin’s graphic work and represents a new critical appreciation of her art as a largely independent and significant practice. Standard histories of early twentieth-century architects and architecture have not fully recognized the contributions of Marion Mahony Griffin. She is usually considered, along with her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, as a minor contributor to Prairie School architecture. Mahony Griffin’s graphic art is defined by her innovative representations of the natural landscape. Botanical forms are woven into her architectural presentation drawings and murals and are also influential to her architectural designs and the subject of her little-known series of Australian flora. This Block-organized exhibition will interpret Mahony Griffin’s treatment of vegetation as seen in her American domestic architectural commissions and Australian botanical studies. A catalogue with critical essays and full color images will accompany the exhibition.

Information or call:: 847/491.4000 

   September 24, Saturday

Tour: Riverside Water Tower Restoration

10:00 A.M.. - Riverside Water Tower, 10 Pine St., Riverside
Sponsor: Historic Resources KC
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
2 LU/HSW

The Riverside Water Tower is currently undergoing a comprehensive exterior restoration which will be completed in September 2005. Designed by William Le Baron Jenney, the 1871 tower is the icon of its village. Project architect Bill McMillan, AIA (Antunovich Associates) will present its history, restoration plan, and future adaptive reuse. Limited to 30 participants.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   September 27, Tuesday

Celebrating 25 years of the Chicago Seven

6:00 P.M. - Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago
Sponsors: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Architectural Club
Free event but registration required.

Join invited architects Tom Beebe, Larry Booth, Stuart Cohen, Jim Freed, Jim Nagle, Ben Weese, and Stanley Tigerman as they discuss the future of the architectural discipline on the 25th anniversary of the Chicago Seven, a diverse group of architects who held a series of influential exhibitions and symposia to encourage new approaches to architecture in Chicago. This program is co-organized by the Chicago Architectural Club.

Register online or call:: 312/397-4010 x266 Information

Trump International Hotel & Tower, and the Burj Dubai: An Aerial Portrait

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$20.00 ($10.00 for CAF members)

The leading design and engineering expertise of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has created some of the most notable and innovative skyscrapers in the world. Architect Adrian Smith, and structural engineer William Baker will present SOM’s latest feats- the much anticipated Trump International Hotel & Tower currently under construction along the Chicago River, and the super tall Burj Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Register online or call:: 312/922.3432 x266 Information

   September 28, Wednesday

Wilbert Hasbrouck on Glessner House and the Chicago Architectural Club

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.

Wilbert Hasbrouck, FAIA, author of The Chicago Architectural Club: Prelude to the Modern.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Only Girl Architect, Lonely

6:00 P.M. - Haworth showroom, 349 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: Chicago Women in Architecture
Free Event

A historical perspective on Chicago's women in architecture by Susan King, AIA, LEED AP, Associate at HarleyEllis. She has been a CWA president and a long time contributor to the organization. She is currently chair of the AIA Chicago Committee on the Environment.

RSVP via email or call 312/409.8855

   September 29, Thursday

Sustainable Waterfronts, Learning from the Dutch Experience

8:30 A.M. - 4:45 P.M. - Hermann Union (HUB) Building at the Illinois Institute of Technology, 3241 S. Federal
Sponsors: Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, IIT, AIA Chicago, Chicago Architecture Foundation, City of Chicago
$125 for Professionals, $75 for Government/Not-for-profit/Faculty, $30   for Students, Free for IIT Students & Faculty (registration is required as category "FREE- IIT Students")

Opening day of conference of two-day conference. Presentation topics include: Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Dutch Design, Redevelopment and the Waterfront, - Brownfields & Environmental Technologies, and Policies on Sustainable Development. List of speakers and their bios available here.

Register here. Information on the web, or call 312/856 0110, Extension 512

Three Generations of Classical Architects: The Renewal of Modern Architecture

3:00- 6:00 P.M.(registration) 6:00 P.M. (reception and keynote by Robert Adam) - University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
Sponsors: University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, The Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America
$100 for Professionals, $50 for Intern architects, , $30   for Students, Free Notre Dame Students

Opening 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. The past 25 years have seen the emergence and establishment of what has come to be called "The New Classicism," "Modern Classicism," "The New Traditionalism" or "Reconstruction." There are now three generations of Classical and traditional architects. As autodidacts, the first generation of classicists challenged the contemporary attitudes towards architecture and urban design by building practices that have had a profound affect on the professional world. We have seen the second generation, also self taught, struggle to carve a place for themselves as practitioners and academics. The third generation made up primarily of the students and employees of the earlier two generations have had the opportunity to learn unencumbered by the struggle for legitimacy. What is the future of The Classical in the early 21st century? How does this newest generation see their historical position and obligations? This conference will examine these questions and the historical context that has brought us to this point

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

   September 30, Friday

Sustainable Waterfronts, Learning from the Dutch Experience

Closing day of two-day conference - see September 29th entry for information.

Three Generations of Classical Architects: The Renewal of Modern Architecture

9:00- 7:00 P.M.(dinner) 6:00 P.M.- University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
Sponsors: University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, The Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America
$100 for Professionals, $50 for Intern architects, , $30   for Students, Free Notre Dame Students

See September 29th entry for detailed conference description. Today's morning session is on the topic of The Origins and Philosophical Strands of the Modern Classical Movement; this afternoon: The First Generation of Classicism: Autodidacts and Activists

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

   
 
 
 
 

 

 


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