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

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   July 5, 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

Come to network and meet other young architectural professionals for a drink or dinner and discussion. Look for the table with a sign. If the weather is good, we'll be on the roof top. Bring a friend ­ AIA membership not required!

Information: 312/670.7770

   July 7, Thursday

Heritage at Millennium Park/Pedway

12:15 P.M. - Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free event

Brown Bag luncheon lecture

Information: 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
July Agenda (requires Acrobat Reader)

   July 11, Monday

Archeworks Summer 2005 Open House

5:30 - 7:00 PM - (Program at 6:00 P.M.)Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsors: Archeworks
Free event.

Do you want to learn about design and architecture through hands on experience? Are you interested in using your professional skills to help underserved communities and non profit organizations in Chicago? At Archeworks, students work next to design professionals on real world projects. Students spend one year working in teams with non profit partners to create design solutions for social concerns. Archeworks is a part time evening program and offers a Post Professional Diploma in Alternative Design. Spaces are still available for the 2005-06 school year. Come learn about the Archeworks design program, see the projects and find out how you can get a scholarship. Bring your friends and co-workers, refreshments will be served.

RSVP Online or at 312/867.7254

   July 12, Tuesday

Incident and Injury Free: Safety in Design, Construction and Everyday Life

7:30 A.M. - Merchandise Mart Conference Center, 350 N. Orleans, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
4 LU/HSW

Speakers: John Salley and Fred Brandstrader, AIA, Bovis Lend Lease Zigmas Saduskas and Frank Perrino, OSHA Steve Pianalto, JMJ Associates

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

July Community Development Commission agenda

   July 13, Wednesday

Planning for 2006

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

Annual planning workshop to discuss topics and programs for the upcoming year. Bring your ideas and lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Kendall College Culinary Tour

6:00 to 8:00 P.M. - Kendall College, 900 N . North Branch (Near Chicago and Halsted)
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
$30.00; $25.00 for Friends of Downtown Members

Take a tour of Kendall’s new eight-floor, 166,000 square-foot campus building along the Chicago River. It is a showpiece facility with 16 high-tech professional kitchens, an elegant restaurant, auditorium with demonstration kitchen and broadcast capability, wine room, organic gardens, riverwalk and other amenities.

Buy tickets online. Information: 312458.9454

   July 14, Thursday

Jordan Mozer

5:30 P.M. - Merchandise Mart Conference Center (2nd floor pedway)
Sponsor: Harrington College of Design
$20.00, free to Harrington students, faculty and alumni. (Alumni must show membership card)

Lecture by Jordan Mozer, whose company, Jordan Mozer and Associates, is internationally renowned for restaurants, hotels, stores and offices that blend architecture, industrial design and sculpture.  He will discuss recently completed projects, including a boutique hotel fashioned from the ruins of an old iron foundry in Hamburg, Germany, a bronze sculpture that explores the look of music at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, designs for the Crown Jeweler in London, a futuristic deli, a Karstadt department store prototype in Mulheim, Germany and several projects that are still on the boards.

Advance registration required. Call 312/464.9660

New Urbanist Approaches to Parking

6:30 P.M. - School of the Art Institute auditorium, Columbus and Jackson, second floor (former Film Center)
Sponsor: Congress for New Urbanism
Free event

A panel discussion on confronting the policy and design challenges of parking in urban neighborhoods. Accommodating parking is a key obstacle when building dense, human-scale neighborhoods. Come hear three accomplished New Urbanists reflect upon their struggles to balance urbanism with the demands of parking. A distinguished panel will recount how they've dealt with parking in their professional work, including parking strategies for new neighborhoods, transportation and parking demand management schemes, and major code revisions. The panel: Patrick Siegman, Principal, Nelson/Nygaard; John Norquist , President & CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism, and past mayor of Milwaukee; and Andre Brumfield, Associate, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill LLP

Information 312/551.7300

   July 17, 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.

   July 19, Tuesday

What's New at Chicago Department of Environment

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

Acting Commissioner Sadhu Johnston and Elise Zelechowski, director of the department's Resource Center, will update us on the City's environmental initiatives and provide a peek at what's on their near and far project horizon.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   July 20, Wednesday

Write Right

12:30 P.M.. - AIA Chicago, #1049, Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: Practice Management KC
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1 LU

How your writing could be more effective? Whether you are writing on paper or in cyberspace, your ideas should be clear and persuasive. Lisa Willis, proprietor of Mind l space, will share ten ways to improve your written communication skills. Bring your lunch (and pen!); beverages will be provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   July 21, Thursday

Removing Barriers to Chicago Accessibility Code

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

Leah Riley, senior code consultant with The Code Group, will review the main features of the new Chicago Accessibility Code, describing its origin and equivalency to state and federal codes. Applicability to both commercial and residential properties discussed. Bring lunch or buy at CBA cafeteria (purchase lunch ticket in first-floor shop).

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

The Manhattan Building: Preserving Innovation and Beauty

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

The Manhattan Building, one of the oldest surviving commercial office buildings designed by William LeBaron Jenney, the eminent architect who brought innovated techniques of high rise skeletal structure mixed in with the beauty of terra cotta and cast iron ornamentation, has been recently restored. Edward Torrez, BauerLatoza Studio, will discuss the significance, brief history and recent restoration project of this national and local landmark structure.    Once the tallest building in the world and referred to as “Hercules” by visitors from the World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893, the Manhattan Building is a significant part of Chicago's architectural history and will continue to be a true treasure. 

 
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

July Plan Commission agenda

   July 23, Saturday

Film: Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright's Buildings and Legacy in Japan:

7:30 P.M. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$9.00; $5.00 for Film Center members; $7.00 for students; $4.00 for students, staff and faculty of the Art Institute or School of the Art Institute

Magnificent Obsession explores Frank Lloyd Wright’s lifelong love of all that is Japanese, and details the six-year Tokyo sojourn, 1917-22, that revitalized the Prairie-Style master’s flagging career. Meticulously researched, the film delves into lesser-known aspects of the Wright legend with the behind-the-scenes story of the building of his flagship Japanese commission, the Imperial Hotel, and illuminates Wright’s creative process while documenting his lasting influence and legacy in Japan. A must-see for any architecture buff. In English and Japanese with English subtitles and narration. DigiBeta video. Co-directors Karen Severns and Koichi Mori will be present for audience discussion at all three shows.

Information: 312/846.2600

   July 24, Sunday

Film: Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright's Buildings and Legacy in Japan:

3:00 P.M. - see July 23rd listing

   July 26, Tuesday

Tour: Affordable Housing at Roosevelt Square

3:30 - 5:30 P.M. - Sales Center at 1200 W. Roosevelt (at Racine)
Sponsor: Regional and Urban Design Kc
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
2 LU/HSW

Tour Phase 1 of this acclaimed development. Representatives from LR Development will explain the planning and design of the project. Hard hats are required; boots are recommended.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Film: Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright's Buildings and Legacy in Japan:

6:30 P.M. - see July 23rd listing

   July 28, Thursday

Doors and Their Details

5:30 - 7:45 P.M. - OWP/P, 111 West Washington Street, #2100
Sponsor: Interior Architecture and Technical Issues KC
Free event for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
2 LU/HSW

What's the latest on commercial interior doors? Dave San Paolo of The Maiman Company will explain how to avoid common conflicts with stile and rail doors, such as how to integrate design and hardware, and the advantages of a performance-based, quality standard over a conventional, prescriptive specification for architectural wood flush doors. He will also touch on the advantages of low-pressure laminates over those produced under high pressure. If you specify stile and rail and interior wood flush doors, you'll want to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

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.

 

 


     

 

 


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