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

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   April 4, Monday

Mies Event Space

6:00 PM - University of Illinois - Chicago, room 1100, Arts & Architecture Building, 845 W. Harrison Street
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event.

Lecture by Detlef Mertins, Chair, Department of Architecture, Penn

Information 312/996.3335

   April 5, Tuesday

Health Facilities: CON Review

5:30 PM - AIA Chicago, #1049, Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: Healthcare Architecture KC
Free event.

The Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board is soliciting comments for revision of the Health Facilities Planning Act pertaining to Certificate of Need. A series of open meetings to discuss the CON Rules Development began in January. This is the fourth in our series of review sessions; if a fifth session is needed, it will be held on April 19, same time and location. (More at www.idph.state.il.us/about/hfpb/hfpbrules.htm.)

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

First Tuesdays Happy Hour and Meeting

5:30 PM - Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake Street, at Wells
Sponsor: Young Architects Forum
Free event.

Come for a drink or meal and discussion with fellow architects. AIA members and friends are welcome to attend. Look for a sign marking our table.)

Information: 312/670.7770

Mies Event Space

6:00 P.M.., Lower Core, Crown Hall, IIT, 3345 S. State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, IIT

Free event.

Lecture by Detlef Mertins, Professor and Chair of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania.

When it first opened, Mies' New National Gallery in Berlin was criticized for being a difficult space in which to display art. Mertins explores what kinds of exhibitions Mies might have imagined and reviews the 30-year history of shows in that space.

Information: ellis@iit.edu.312/567.3279

TENbyTEN CHI,IL: Chicago Design Now

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

Lecture by Annette Ferrara, creator of TENbyTEN, a Chicago-based independent magazine that explores the connections between art, architecture, design, and fashion, in 1999.

TENbyTEN magazine: Space for Visual Culture is a printed love note to contemporary Chicago design. The most recent manifestation of this love affair was a competition TENbyTEN sponsored with Design Within Reach in the fall of 2004 called Modern + Design + Function - Chicago Furniture Now (MDF). A call to arms for emerging designers, a deluge of entries evidenced a strong commitment to innovation and modern design in the city and beyond. Twenty-five furniture designs and twenty-four designers were selected as finalists. Annette Ferrara, founder and editor-in-chief of TENbyTEN, will speak about some of the more compelling competition entries and the role the magazine plays within the design community and in Chicago.

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

Skybuster

6:00 P.M. dinner; 7:00 program (cash bar at 5:15 P.M.) - 410 Club, Wrigley Building, 410 North Michigan
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.
$40.00 for SEAOI members,
$45.00 non-members

William Baker and Lawrence Novak of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP will talk on the Burj Dubai Tower, which, when completed in 2008, will be the world's tallest structure. The design of the structural concrete tower is “Y” shape in plan to dramatically reduce the wind forces on the tower, keeping the structure simple and fostering constructability. The structural system could be described as a “buttressed” core. Each wing, with its own core and perimeter columns, buttresses the other via a six-sided central core, or hub. The result is a tower that is
extremely stiff torsionally. Each tier of the building steps back in a spiral stepping pattern up the building. This causes the tower’s width to change at each setback. The advantage of the stepping and shaping is to “confuse the wind”. The wind vortexes never get organized because at each new tier the wind encounters a different building shape.

Reservations required. Contact SEAOI Executive Secretary Donna Childs at 312/649.4600 by Friday, April 1st.

   April 6, Wednesday

gm + ad: City to City

Noon, Lower Core, Crown Hall, IIT, 3345 S. State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, IIT
Free event.

Lecture by Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlap Architects, Glascow, Scotland

Information: ellis@iit.edu.312/567.3279

Art and Federal Architecture: GSA's Fine Arts Collection

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

Alicia Weber, Director, Fine Arts Program, U. S. General Services Administration

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

350 W. Mart Center

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

William Noonan, vice president and general manager of 350 West Mart Center, will discuss conversion of the Apparel Center to an office building, the new home of the Sun Times. The 1975 building by Skidmore Owings & Merrill has recently undergone a dramatic conversion, including new windows overlooking the Chicago River and a westward extension of the Merchandise Mart’s roadway.

Information: Friends of Downtown - 312/726 4030

   April 7, Thursday

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
April agenda (requires Acrobat Reader)

   April 8, Friday

Chicago Modernism Show & Sale - Gala Preview

5:00 -9:00 PM - 1418 N. Kingsbury
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$75.00 advance; $100 at the door for gala preview; $125 advance, $150 at the door for the pre-preview celebration of Eva Zeisel plus gala preview - benefits the ASID.

This show and sale features over 80 noted national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting all design movements of the 20th century. The opening night celebration features music by the Heavy Hitters, delicious hors d'oeuvres and refreshments by the Entertaining Company . Eva Zeisel, venerated tabletop and home accessories designer, whose collection is available at retailers such as Crate and Barrel and Nambe, will be present between 5-6 p.m. to be honored for a lifetime of innovative design.

Reservations: 312/443.3631

 
   April 9, Saturday

Chicago Modernism Show and Sale

10:00 A.M. - 7:00 PM - 1418 N. Kingsbury
$10.00

This show and sale features over 80 noted national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting all design movements of the 20th century. The opening night celebration features music by the Heavy Hitters, delicious hors d'oeuvres and refreshments by the Entertaining Company .

Information:

   April 10, Sunday

Chicago Modernism Show and Sale

Noon. - 5:00 PM - 1418 N. Kingsbury
$10.00

This show and sale features over 80 noted national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting all design movements of the 20th century. The opening night celebration features music by the Heavy Hitters, delicious hors d'oeuvres and refreshments by the Entertaining Company .

Information:

   April 11, Monday

Vanishing Points (and other Transitions)

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

Henry Urbach is founder of the New York-based commercial gallery Henry Urbach Architecture, which represents an unconventional mix of illustrious architects and contemporary artists. Mr. Urbach also writes frequently for architecture, art, and design publications, such as Art Forum and The New York Times.

Information:Chicago Architecture Foundation, 312/922.3432

   April 12, Tuesday

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

April Community Development Commission agenda

   April 13, Wednesday

Affordable Housing Shortage: Myth or Reality?

12:00 PM - AIA Chicago, #1049, Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: Regional and Urban Design and Housing KC's
Free event.
1LU/HSW

As the fourth part of our Affordable Housing series, Albert Hanna, Sr., senior vice president at Draper and Kramer Inc., will discuss what impact residential down zoning and other forms of restrictive land use regulations have on a city's revenue, economic vitality, labor pool, neighborhood diversity, and the supply of affordable housing. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

The Preservation Approach to Modernism: Restoring the Facades of Mies van der Rohe’s Federal Center

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

Regina Nally, Regional Historic Preservation Officer, U. S. General Services Administration, and architects Charlie Young and Paul Steinbrecher of Interactive Design

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

IDP

1:00 PM - University of Illinois - Chicago, room 1100, Arts & Architecture Building, 845 W. Harrison Street
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event.

Lecture by Judith DeJong

Information 312/996.3335

ARE Study Hall

4:00 - 8:00 PM - 53 West Jackson Boulevard, #315
Sponsor: Regional and Urban Design and Housing KC's
Free event.
1LU/HSW

The International Masonry Institute (IMI) has a full set of the Kaplan/ALS study materials for the Architect Registration Examination, and anyone preparing for the ARE is welcome to use these books during IMI office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On the second Wednesday of each month, IMI will host ARE study hall: share and compare with fellow interns! Bring a snack to aid your studying.

Information: 312/935.1255

Louise Braverman - An Architecture of Art + Conscience

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

Responding to the words of the conceptual artist, Jenny Holzer, in The Survival Series (1983-1985), Braverman says her architectural work attempts, by traversing artistic and cultural boundaries, to "Use what is dominant in a culture to change it quickly". This design approach can serve as a paradigm for how forward-thinking architecture can extend its reach to all strata of society. The lecture explores how architecture can gain cultural currency by actively and artistically engaging in the prevailing public domain to facilitate social change.

RSVP Online or at 312/867.7254 x13

   April 14, Thursday

Tax Time! Maximizing Tax-Advantaged Rehabilitation

12:00 PM - AIA Chicago, #1049, Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: Historic Resources KC
Free event.
1LU/HSW

Carol Dyson, AIA, from the Architecture Section of the IL Historic Preservation Agency, will present tax incentive programs available to owners of historic properties and the role the project architect can have in maximizing those advantages. Discussion will include federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit; the state Property Tax Assessment Freeze; application process; and recommendations on how to assist clients in qualifying for credits.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Design Exposed: Studio/Gang Architects

6:00 PM -Studio/Gang Architects, 1212 N. Ashland, #212
Sponsor: Design KC
Free event.
1LU/HSW

Jeanne Gang, AIA and Mark Schendel, AIA will discuss their firm and current projects. Light refreshments will be served. Preview the firm at www.studiogang.net.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Chicago Plan Commission

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

April 2005 Plan Commission agenda

   April 15, Friday

Out of the Box: Design Innovations in Manufactured Housing - Field Museum Chicago - Student Project Review

2:00 -5:00 PM - University of Illinois - Chicago, room 1100, Arts & Architecture Building, 845 W. Harrison Street
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event.

Student review with exhibition participants of their projects for manufactured in-filled housing in North Lawndale. Event is part of Design Innovations in Manufactured Housing exhibit at the Field Museum. (Review of exhibition here)

Information 312/996.3335

Fer Forge

6:00- 10:00 PM - Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood, Chicago. Open 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. daily.
Sponsor: Architectural Artifacts
Free event.

A show and sale of French Iron Work and Design from 1920 to 1940. Opening night gala includes iron forging demonstration by Kim and Ann Pahlas of Metalworks, Inc. and period music by Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan, a Gypsy Jazz Ensemble.

Information: Architectural Artifacts 773/348.0622

   April 16, Saturday

Tour: USG Plant

9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. - East Chicago, IN
Sponsor: Tour: USG Plant

Free event.
2LU/HSW

Tour this unique synthetic gypsum plant. See gypsum in its raw state and witness the calcination process. Explore the joint treatment line that manufactures finishing products and conclude with a demonstration of quality controls. Plant dress code: closed-toe flat shoes (no heels); long pants, hardhats, safety glasses, and ear plugs will be provided by USG. Continental breakfast will be served. Limited to 20 participants. Transportation is not provided; however, 8:00 a.m. car pooling from the Roosevelt Rd. L stop is being arranged: contact Jeff Missad, Assoc. AIA, at jeffm@mca-architecture.com if you are interested in driving.

Register for this event. Information: Jeff Missad, Assoc. AIA

Design Innovations in Manufactured Housing Symposium
10:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. - The Field Museum, Ground Level, Montgomery Ward Hall
Sponsors: The City Design Center, College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Basic admission and panel discussion $12.00; $8.00 for members; $6.00 other students, University of Illinois at Chicago and The Illinois Institute of Technology students free with school ID.

See first hand how the next generation of designers is envisioning the future of manufactured housing. Students from the University of Illinois - Chicago Design Center and the Design Studio will have their plans for manufactured housing critiqued by experts in the field. Later, choose from several different panel discussions, and get the inside scoop on housing issues such as environmental sustainability or the possibilities for housing in Chicago's underserved neighborhoods, particularly among vacant lots in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. - Advanced graduate students at UIC’s School of Architecture have been asked to propose designs for infill manufactured housing in North Lawndale. The intent is to research the feasibility of using manufactured housing construction in the context of urban revitalization. Charles Leeks, Executive Director, North Lawndale National Housing Services and Elva Rubio will introduce the North Lawndale neighborhood and design project. Students will present their designs to the public in an exhibition of their drawings, their models, and power point presentations.

2:00 - 3:00 P.M. - Affordable, Livable and Desirable -panel discussion, moderated by Chicago Architecture Foundation curator Ned Cramer. Panelists include exhibit contributors David Baker, Exhibition Design: David Baker + Partners, Architects; Bryan Bell, Exhibition Design: Design Corps; Carol Burns, Exhibition Design: Taylor & Burns Architects; Teddy Cruz, Exhibition Design: Design: Estudio Teddy Cruz

3:00 - 4:00 P.M. - Manufacture, Materials, Transport -panel discussion, moderated by Chicago Architecture Foundation curator Ned Cramer. Panelists include exhibit contributors Yolande Daniels, Exhibition Design: SUMO; Doug Garofalo, Exhibition Design: Garofalo Architects; David Khouri, Exhibition Design: COMMA; Ali Tayar, Exhibition Design: Parallel Design

4:00 - 5:30 P.M. Reception, Stanley Field Hall, Upper Level Balcony West

Event is part of Design Innovations in Manufactured Housing exhibit at the Field Museum. (Review of exhibition here)

Information 312/922.9410

Unity Temple 2005 Restoration Gala

Unity Temple, 875 West Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
$90.00 per person

Annual gala supporting the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple. Includes candlelight dinner catered from "Oak Park's finest restaurants", drinks and a concert by the renowned Naoki Okai Trio.

Call: 708/383.8873 for reservations and time.

   April 18, Monday

Enrique Norten - Recent Work

6:00 P.M - McCloska auditorium, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, IIT, South State Street at 33rd Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, IIT
Free event.

Lecture by Enrique Norten, Principal, TEN Arquitectos, Mexico City and New York

Information: ellis@iit.edu.312/567.3279

Outside In

6:00 PM - University of Illinois - Chicago, room 1100, Arts & Architecture Building, 845 W. Harrison Street
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event.

Lecture by Trent Tesch, Senior Associate Principal, KPF, New York

Information 312/996.3335

   April 19, Tuesday

Sustainability in the Big City: Learning from Curitiba

12:00 PM - AIA Chicago, #1049, Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: Environment KC
Free event.
1.5 LU/HSW

Curitiba, Brazil, has created a sustainable, transit-oriented city, with increased public open space, more affordable housing, and aggressive historic preservation. Carmen Vidal-Hallett, AIA, architect and planner in the Chicago Dept. of Planning and Development, and Mark Hallett, documentary photographer and journalist, received a Graham Foundation grant to study how a city with a very limited budget managed to go from one square meter of green space per person to 54; make a profit while recycling 70% of the city's garbage; and send more than ? of its population to work on public transportation.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

DO NOT DELETE: conserving the digital design process

6:30 PM - ISpace Gallery, 230 West Superior Street, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free event

Lecture by Martha Thorne, associate curator, Art Institute of Chicago. Special guest, Kristine Fallon, Kristine Fallon & Associates.

What design work is the Art Institute interested in preserving? Which is the Artifact? Is it the plot of the drawing or the content of the drawing? In what manner should conserved digitial media be viewed? Are there universal digital formats that will be useful years from now? One hundred years from now? Is there a media stable enough to archive work for such a term?

The Art Institute of Chicago has embarked upon an ambitious and ground breaking endeavor to conserve digitial media as part of their architectural collection. Ms. Thorne and Ms. Fallon will present a study performed to answer these questions and will lead a discussion regarding the future of design conservation.

Information: Chicago Architectural Club

The Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster

6:30 P.M. program (reception 5:30 - 6:30 P.M.) - The Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.
Free event. Reservations required. A suit and dress code is enforced.

Presentation on the Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center (WTC) Disaster by Dr. S. Shyam Sunder, Acting Deputy Director and Lead Investigator of the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The talk will describe the NIST response plan, with an emphasis on the WTC investigation itself, and how it seeks to make buildings, occupants, and first responders safer in future disasters.

Reservations required. Call 312/649.4600.

   April 20, Wednesday

Commissioning Civic Art: GSA’s Art in Architecture Program

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

Susan Harrison, Program Manager, Art in Architecture, U. S. General Services Administration

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

Rise to the Top, Part 1: Ross Barney + Jankowski

5:30 PM - Ross Barney + Janowski, 10 W. Hubbard
Sponsor: Practice Management KC
Free event.
1 LU

Visit the offices of three recipients of the AIA Chicago Firm Award from the past decade. These one-hour programs will focus on the success of each firm from a management perspective and will represent a broad range of firm size, structure, and portfolio of work. Learn how each firm, obtains new work, manages resources, and mentors and promotes staff. Series begins with Ross Barney + Jankowski, 1995 award recipient. Limited to 40 participants.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

The Practice of Preservation, Chicago-Style

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

Lecture by Gunny Harboe, Vice President of McClier's Preservation Group, where he is responsible for all projects involving the preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation of structures of historic or architectural significance.

Chicago's architectural legacy is known not only to Chicagoans but to architects and scholars all over the world. Insuring the preservation of the city's large inventory of historically significant buildings is a seemingly never-ending endeavor. The last twenty years have seen a reinvestment by both the private and public sector in preservation efforts that have produced some spectacular results. Throughout most of this period, Gunny Harboe has guided the restoration of some of the most important Chicago icons, such as the Rookery, the Reliance Building, and currently Carson Pirie Scott, Unity Temple, and Crown Hall. In this lecture, Harboe shares the influences that have shaped his career as a preservation architect and, more broadly, discusses how his professional experiences have formed his approach to various preservation projects.

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

The Archeworks Papers Volume 1, Number Two - Reception and Book Signing

6:00 - 7:30 PM - Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsors: Archeworks
Free event.

Archeworks commissioned design historian and theorist Clive Dilnot to write a paper based on his October 2004 lecture at Archeworks entitled Design? Ethics?. In The Archeworks Papers, Volume 1, Number Two, Mr. Dilnot’s work is responded to by Stanley Tigerman, Daniel S. Friedman and Victor Margolin.

RSVP Online or at 312/867.7254 x13

   April 21, Thursday

New Structural Technology: Special Profiles for Highrise Construction

12:00 -1:30 PM - Merchandise Mart Conference Center, 350 Orleans St.
Sponsor: Practice Management KC
Free event.
1.5 LU/HSW

Montanstahl has been producing special sections in steel for the last 20 years. Ralf Niemeier will discuss the new technology of frictional roll-clinching used in the manufacture of steel profiles and beams: function and technical advantages; materials and dimensions; design possibilities and hybrid profiles; approvals and certifications in Europe; and cost comparisons. Michael Sturm will discuss how laser fusion produces special steel sections: technical capabilities of laser welding and comparison to conventional welding; types of profiles, materials and dimensions; and applications for architects and the construction industry; and cost comparisons. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

IIT Restoration

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph Street
Sponsor: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Free Event

Lecture by Gunny Harboe, vice president of McClier’s Preservation Group. Mr. Harboe will discuss work on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Crown Hall, which is scheduled to undergo a major restoration of its curtain wall starting next June. Also, discussed will be plans for Wishnick Hall, the Commons Building, and the Chemistry Research Building and Engineering Research Building (ERB/CRB), all at IIT.

 
Information: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois; 312/922.1742

Archeworks Spring Critique 2005

5:30 PM - Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsors: Archeworks
Free event.

5:30 Bicycle Helmet Re-Design
6:10 Urban and Cultural Referencing Initiatives for Waukegan (partnership with Lt. Governor Pat Quinn’s Office) 6:50 Reception 7:20 Investigation on the Withholding of Good Design (The final year of a three year project resulting in a book and curricula funded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.)
7:40 Sustainability and Office Furniture Re-Use (Haworth, Inc. Exclusive)
Additional info on projects.

RSVP Online or at 312/867.7254 x13

   April 22, Friday

New Members Breakfast

7:45 A.M. - AIA Chicago, #1049, Merchandise Mart
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!

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Chicagoland Home Expo

10:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. - McCormick Place - runs through Sunday.
Sponsor: Real Estate Expo International
Tickets $7.00 on line; $10.00 at the door; children under 15 free. 50% of ticket sales support Habitat for Humanity.

Expo exhibitors will be companies servicing homeowners and soon-to-be homeowners such as realtors, homebuilders, remodelers, interior designers and related companies, lenders, government agencies, and others. The Expo will provide attendees with an ideal opportunity to see the latest and most innovative home and outdoor living options available on any budget.

The show's Green Pavilion will identify companies that offer environmentally sustainable products and services, to assist homebuyers and renovators in making green choices. Included will be a model home exhibit to showcase
sustainable furniture and home furnishings, and a number of seminars and programs on sustainable architecture issues.

Information: 847/201.7867

   April 23, Saturday

Chicagoland Home Expo

10:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. - McCormick Place - runs through Sunday.
Sponsor: Real Estate Expo International
Tickets $7.00 on line; $10.00 at the door; children under 15 free. 50% of ticket sales support Habitat for Humanity.

see April 22nd entry for more details.

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Light of Japan

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. - Unity Temple, 875 West Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
Free with $7.00 admission to the Temple, which supports restoration.

Lecture by Professor Rolf Achilles, Adjunct Associate Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the University of Illinois at Chicago, on the influence of Japanese design on Frank Lloyd Wright's art glass and lamps.

Information: 708/383.8873

   April 24, Sunday

Chicagoland Home Expo

11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. - McCormick Place - runs through Sunday.
Sponsor: Real Estate Expo International
Tickets $7.00 on line; $10.00 at the door; children under 15 free. 50% of ticket sales support Habitat for Humanity.

see April 22nd entry for more details.

   April 25, Monday

Landform Buildings

6:00 PM - University of Illinois - Chicago, room 1100, Arts & Architecture Building, 845 W. Harrison Street
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event.

Lecture by Stanley T. Allen, AIA

Information 312/996.3335

David Adjaye - Recycling Reconfiguring Rebuilding

6:00 P.M - McCloska auditorium, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, IIT, South State Street at 33rd Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, IIT
Free event.

Lecture by David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates, London

Information: ellis@iit.edu.312/567.3279

   April 27, Wednesday

The 1922 Tribune Tower Competition

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

Katherine Solomonson, author, The 1922 Tribune Tower Competition

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

Antoine Predock - West-East

6:00 P.M., Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$10.00 for ASID members; $15.00 for general public.

The Butler-VanderLinden Lecture on Architecture. Antoine Predock is an architect registered in the USA as well as a registered landscape architect and interior designer. Antoine Predock Architects was established in 1967. The firm is responsible for designing residential and commercial spaces such as the ballpark for the San Diego Padres, as well as major cultural facilities which include numerous museums such as the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, Washington, libraries, concert halls, opera houses and schools. Prior to practicing architecture, Antoine Predock studied mechanical engineering and also worked in the aeronautics industry. He graduated with a Masters degree in architecture from Columbia University in 1962, and in 2001, he was conferred honorary doctoral degrees by the University of Minnesota as well as the University of New Mexico. He has taught in numerous prestigious universities in Italy, Argentina as well as Harvard University, Southern California Institute of Architecture and UCLA in the USA. Antoine Predock has won many awards for his work, including the Rome Prize of the American Academy in Rome, National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architecture (AIA), international design awards as well as the Gran Premio Internacional de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires.

Reservations: 312/443.7300.

   April 29, Friday

The Way We Live Now—Evolution and Revolution in Japanese Home Design
4:300 P.M. - Prairie Avenue Bookshop, 418 South Wabash
Free event

Book-signing by Azby Brown for his new book - The Very Small Home: Japanese Ideas for Living Well in Limited Space (Kodansha International, May 2005), which talks about new small house design ideas that will inspire a new approach to the American home. Brown will also lecture tomorrow at the Field Museum.

Information: 312/922.8311

   April 30, Saturday

Rebuilding Together

7:00 A.M. - 4:00 PM - Merchandise Mart Conference Center, 350 Orleans St.
Sponsor: Young Architects Forum
Free event.

Pick up a paintbrush, retile the kitchen or repair cabinets. These are some of the repairs that volunteers will perform on national Rebuilding Together Day. Rebuilding Together, a non-profit organization, selects a neighborhood in which to provide free home repairs for elderly, disabled or low-income individuals. This year, we have a house in Harvey. Limited to 15 participants. Contact Holly Coulter, Assoc. AIA, at hcoulter@primerachicago.com if you want to participate. An orientation meeting will be held before event day (bus departure location given at that time).

Register for this event. Information: Holly Coulter, Assoc. AIA

Fourth Annual Historic Chicago Bungalow Expo

10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. - Illinois Institute of Technology, Hermann Union Building, 3241 S. Federal
Sponsor: Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative
Free admission.

A resource fair for buyers, owners and admirers of Chicago's historic bungalows. Workshops, city department and retail vendors - offering grants and discounts on products and services. Bob Yapp, the PBS "House Doctor," and Paul Duchscherer, a regular contributor to HGTV's "Curb Appeal," and author of several books about bungalows, will be giving advice and counseling homeowners at this year's show.

Information: http://www.chicagobungalow.org/expo/index.html 312/642.9900

The Way We Live Now—Evolution and Revolution in Japanese Home Design
2:00 P.M. - The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Upper Level, Marae Gallery outside of the Design Innovations Manufactured Housing exhibition
Sponsor: Field Museum
Free with basic admission

Lecture and book-signing by Azby Brown, author of The Very Small Home: Japanese Ideas for Living Well in Limited Space (Kodansha International, May 2005), which talks about new small house design ideas that will inspire a new approach to the American home. Brown will also discuss how the judicious use of manufactured components can make it easier to create an affordable, high-quality dwelling.   Highlighting 18 recently built Japanese homes, none larger than 1,000 sq. ft., The Very Small Home emphasizes “the big idea” concept behind each project, the overreaching architectural or design feature that does the most to make the house feel more spacious and ultimately more beautiful.    Artist, architect and author, Azby Brown is the head of the Future Design Institute in Tokyo and an Associate Professor at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology’s Department of Architecture where he also teaches in the Department of Media Informatics. 

Information. 917/322.6219

 


     

 

 


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