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

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   February 1, Wednesday

Still Standing: Understanding the Movie Palaces of Uptown, Chicago, and Kings, Brooklyn

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

Andy Pierce, Coordinator of Public Affairs, Department of Buildings, City of Chicago

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Dialogue + Heritage: Contradiction? - Student Gallery Night

5:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundation
Free event - no reservations required

Chicago-area architecture and design students are invited to a special evening viewing of the exhibition "Dialogue + Heritage: Contradiction?" Meet the student designers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee over refreshments.
The exhibition, which runs through Thursday, February 9th, involves the theoretical relocation of the Graham Foundation to the landmark Rookery building in Chicago's financial district provided the opportunity for a fall 2005 design studio at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning to explore the subject of the democratization of architecture. Through planning, design, scale, and symbolism, can you create a facility that engages the public in architectural discourse and communicates leading-edge thinking about architecture within a cherished historic structure? The exhibit, curated by the students, displays six innovative team schemes for the creation of a 21st-century architecture foundation that serves as a platform for interaction between schools, professionals, and the public.

Information: 312/787.4071 or on-line

Gensler’s Design for the Center on Halsted

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan, reception 5:30 P.M. and continuing after the presentation
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Center on Halsted
$15.00
1LU

Alderman Tom Tunney of Chicago’s 44th Ward and Gensler Senior Design Associate Elva Rubio will present the progressive design of Lakeview’s newest landmark, the Center on Halsted. Currently under construction at 3656 North Halsted, the Center will serve the gay, lesbian, and transgender community of metropolitan Chicago with cultural programs and social services. Learn about the rich cultural history of the Lakeview community, Gensler’s green design and the impact this new project will have on this dynamic Chicago neighborhood.

 Make reservations on-line or call 312/922.3432 x 266.Information

Film: Regular or Super

Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport - times tba
Sponsor: Music Box Theater
$9.00 ($8.25 first show of the day discount)

see January 27th listing for details. Information: 773/871.6604

   February 2, Thursday

Loyola University Water Tower Campus

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

A building boom under way at Loyola University’s Water Tower Campus will help the university better serve growing academic needs while exploiting the growing value of the campus’s Magnificent Mile location. Wayne Magdziarz and Jennifer Clark of Loyola University—Chicago will discuss the new retail space along Michigan Avenue, the Clare building, new residence hall and student center and other exciting new changes and future plans.

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

January Agenda (February agenda not yet available.)

Film: Regular or Super

Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport - times tba
Sponsor: Music Box Theater
$9.00 ($8.25 first show of the day discount)

see January 27th listing for details. Information: 773/871.6604

   February 3, Friday

Invisible - Chicago Architectural Club 2006 Members Show - Opening Night

5:00 P.M. - I-Space Gallery, 230 West Superior Street, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free event

Members were challenged to make something that is "invisible" visible. This exhibit will illustrate something that is actually concealed, or make some process, diagram, material, and/or idea visible. It may be a favorite detail that exists unnoticed or a unique design process that informs the work. The client may have presented a particular program challenge from which a new way of thinking about a design challenge from which a new way of thinking about an issue was generated. Maybe the software supports and even suggests other possibility.

The exhibition runs through the end of February.

Information

   February 7, Tuesday

SEAOI/SEPAC Dinner Meeting - The Transparent House II

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

Located near Pensacola, Florida at the point of a barrier island, overlooking the Santa Rosa Sound, the Transparent House II is a 20,000 square foot residence designed for a local businessman. Envisioned by the architect as a clean, quiet machine, the house is nestled among the coastal vegetation on the site. The living areas are elevated 12 feet above the sand by a series of stainless steel sprouts. Gravity loads for this structure are supported by elements composed entirely of structural steel, stainless steel and concrete. Located in the throws of Hurricane Alley in the Gulf of Mexico, lateral forces are resisted by reinforced concrete shear walls and braced frames. On September 16th, 2004 Hurricane Ivan made landfall west of Pensacola bringing damaging winds and flooding to the Pensacola area. The Transparent House escaped Hurricane Ivan with no structural damage and was again load tested the following July when Hurricane Dennis rumbled through Pensacola. Come hear the structural engineers from Tylk Gustafson Reckers Wilson Andrews, LLC give a presentation on the structural engineering for this dynamic residence.

Reservations: call Donna Childs at 312.649.4600 x200 by Friday, February 4, 2006

Jeff Goldberg House Tour

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. -Lincoln Park
Sponsor: School of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

The house belonging to Bertrand Goldberg's son ,shows his father's designs, furniture and art.

Information: 312/567.5014

Open: New Designs for Public Space - Curator Gallery Talk

5:30 P.M. -City Space Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free, no reservations required.

Offered in conjunction with the CAF's exhibition, Open: New Designs for Public Space.

Open spaces contribute to the vibrancy of a city by encouraging interactions among peoples combining recreation, culture and civic events. Explore the role of public space in these challenging times during a thirty-minute gallery talk

Information

First Tuesdays Happy Hour

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - Monk's Pub, 205 West Lake Street
Sponsor: AIA Young Architects Forum
Free event

Learn more about the YAF and plans for the year. Everyone is welcome: look for our table sign.

Information: 312/670.7770

   February 8, Wednesday

Tour of the IIT Campus, Past and Present

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

Franz Schulze, Hollender Professor of Art Emeritus, Lake Forest College and author of Campus Guide, Illinois Institute of Technology: An Architectural Tour

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

TOD Transforms Towns

12:00 - 1:00 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

Commuter rail access has been used to transform downtowns in Des Plaines, Mt. Prospect, Arlington Heights and Palatine over the past ten years. What are the challenges to increasing commercial and residential density in traditional small-parcel town centers? Planning consultant Leslie Pollock (Camiros Ltd.) and several community representatives will give an overview of developments within the northwest corridor, discuss design challenges, and outline high-growth trends in suburban redevelopment. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Archeworks Open House + Jeanne Gang Lecture - Through Material

5:00 - 7:00 P.M. - Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event

Learn about Archework's one-year part-time evening program, see the projects, and meet the cofounders, designer Eva Maddox and architect Stanley Tigerman. Tours will be given starting at 5 P.M., followed by a presentation and lecture at 6:00 P.M., with former Archeworks facilitator Jeanne Gang. Jeanne Gang is principal and founder of the Studio Gang. She formed the practice in 1997 after significant experience as a senior designer in Chicago with BHA and in Rotterdam with OMA/Rem Koolhaas. Ms. Gang leads the design teams at Studio Gang and collaborates directly with clients. Her focus on materials, technology and sustainability is supported through a mode of working that combines practice, teaching and research. Her work with Studio Gang has received national and international awards and recognition. Gang holds degrees from Harvard University and the University of Illinois.

RSVP online - Information or call:312/867.7254

   February 9, Thursday

Wind Loading and Wind Engineering

7:30 - 5:00 P.M., The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus, 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook
Sponsor: Structural Engineerers Association of Illinois
$250.00 for SEAOI members; $350.00 for non-members, $150.00 for students by February 3rd, $350.00, $400.00 and $200.00 after. No refunds after February 3rd
7.5 hours of continuing education credit

The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois will host a seminar, to be presented by Dr. Peter A. Irwin, P.Eng. of RWDI, wind engineering and wind tunnel testing consultants, Guelph, Ontario, and Mr. Scott L. Gamble, P.Eng.of Motioneering Inc., structural vibration and motion specialists, also of Guelph, Ontario. Both speakers have experience in wind engineering including extensive research and consulting in wind loading, aeroelastic response, wind tunnel methods, and instrumentation. Sessions include: Origins and characteristics of wind loading, Wind Loading in Practice, Dynamic Effects and Motion of Structures Due to Wind, and Wind Tunnel Testing and the Design Process.

Reservations are required and may be made by faxing or mailing form, found on-line here, to Donna Childs at the SEAOI office by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2006.

Preserving a Piece of Mies - Part 3

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

What to save when less is more! Regina Nally Kiefer, historic preservation officer, U.S. General Services Administration ( Chicago ), will present an overview of the preservation planning process employed by the U.S. General Services Administration for the Chicago Federal Center, designed by Mies van der Rohe, and other mid-century modern structures in the federal real-estate inventory. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

The Changing Chicago River: From commerce to recreation

12:15 P.M. - Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph, Claudia Cassidy Theater
Sponsor: Friends of the Parks
Free event

Libby Hill, author of The Chicago River, a Natural and Unnatural History will speak on the ever-changing nature and use of one of Chicago's most significant resources: The Chicago River. Hear how this lazy swampy stream evolved to become one of the most important vectors for commerce in the history of the United States, and how today it is being reborn from a diseased and polluted working waterway to an outlet for various recreational opportunities.

Information: 312/857.2757 or on-line

LEED for Neighborhood Developments: Beyond Green Buildings

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

Presenter: Doug Farr, Farr & Associates

The LEED for Neighborhood Developments (LEED-ND) Rating System, currently under development, will integrate the principles of smart growth, urbanism, and green building into the first national standard for neighborhood design. Developed in Chicago, LEED-ND emphasizes neighborhoods with defined centers, reduced car dependence, and mixed use and mixed income developments that are more sustainable and will improve quality of life for residents.

Register via email or call 312/746.9642

   February 11, Saturday

Ecology of Design

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

Presenter: Michael Iversen, University of Illinois at Chicago

Ecology of Design will give participants a thorough framework with which to understand the purpose and impacts of green design. This seminar provides an overview of the principles of sustainability by examining the past, present, and future effects of civilization on the environment. Mr. Iversen will suggest an alternative to conventional design paradigms that contribute to environmental problems like pollution, resource depletion, and scarcity.

Register via email or call 312/746.9642

   February 12, Sunday

Chicago Bauhaus - annual meeting

!2:00 noon - 3:00 P.M. - John Buck Company Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond

Meeting open to Chicago Bauhaus members will include lecture, Through the Picture Window: Postwar Suburban Housing, by Anthony Rubano of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Join Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond on-line

   February 14, Tuesday

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

January Community Development Commission agenda (February agenda not yet posted)

Architectural Planning, Materials Specification and Project Schedule (Green Contractor Series II)

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

Presenter: George Sullivan, Eco Smart Building

Learn the importance of plan development, specification, and schedules in executing a green building protocol. In addition, participants will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the group of professionals they will need to work with in order to bring a successful green building project to completion. (Advanced Level - Attendance at GCS I recommended.)

Register via email or call 312/746.9642

   February 15, Wednesday

Restoration of the Historic Wabash Facades for The Heritage at Millennium Park

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

Anne McGuire, principal, McGuire Igleski and Associates

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Sprawl: A Compact History - Panel Discussion

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois, Chicago
$20 general public, $10,00 CAF members, $5.00 students
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Robert Bruegmann argues in his new book, Sprawl: A Compact History, that contrary to what most observers believe, sprawl is not a more recent and American phenomenon, but is actually as old as cities themselves. Sprawl occurs when a new class is able to afford some privacy, mobility, and choice that were once available only to affluent or powerful members of society. Although even more affluence may create a desire to live at higher densities, low-density sprawl has been beneficial for many and is today the settlement choice for middle class families the world over. Mr. Bruegmann will briefly present the ideas in the book and then discuss with a panel the benefits and drawbacks of the initiatives created to halt it. Panelists are scheduled to include Douglas Kelbaugh, Dean, Taubman College of Architecture and Planning, University of Michigan; John Norquist, President of the Congress for New Urbanism and former Mayor of Milwaukee; Brent Ryan, Assistant Professor, Urban Planning Program, University of Illinois, Chicago; and Emily Talen, Associate Professor of Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of New Urbanism and American Planning: the Conflict of Cultures

 Make reservations on-line or call 312/922.3432 x 266. Information

Best Practices in Leadership Development and Succession

12:00 - 1:00 P.M. -AIA Chicago, 1049 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1 LU

Are you developing the next generation of leaders for your firm or organization? With the shortage of 30 to 45 year olds, your talent pool is shrinking. How will demographics impact your bottom line? If you are ready to be pro-active, Sandy Blaha (Sandy Blaha Performance Consulting, Denver) will show you how to effectively respond to this challenge. Working with professional companies that seek to maximize their strategic advantage through talent management, Ms. Blaha is the author of succession-planning guidebook Passing the Torch and has served on the AIA Denver board of directors. Join us for a presentation of tools, tips and pitfall-avoidance in succession planning. Read more about Ms. Blaha at www.performance-consulting.net.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   February 16, Thursday

Climate Control: In the Beginning

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

AIA offers up a refresher on the basics of mechanical systems and ways to improve collaboration between architects and engineers, from design to installation. Topics covered include mechanical load calculation fundamentals; system selection to fit the spatial requirements, life expectancy, and budget of the project; as well as construction administration and commissioning essentials. Philip Spagnolo, PE, is a mechanical engineer and principal with Spagnolo Enterprises Ltd.(Chicago) who has worked on projects around the country, from renovations of historic buildings to new construction, including airports, production facilities, laboratories, schools, and retail businesses. Bring lunch or buy at CBA cafeteria (purchase lunch ticket in first-floor shop).

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Animal Bridge Reconstruction

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Claudia Cassidy Theater, Millennium Park Room, 5th Floor, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph Street
Sponsor: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Free Event

Bill Grosche, Johnson Lasky Architects, will lecture on the granite and sandstone clad concrete bridge in Jackson Park, designed by Peter Weber in 1904. It is decorated with sculptured rhinoceros and hippopotamus heads, water deities, and ship prows. Weber worked for Daniel Burnham on the World’s Columbian Exposition and the bridge’s Beaux Arts architectural forms reflect the Exposition’s influence, while its decorative sculptures evoke the water themes of Frederick Olmstead’s Jackson Park. After almost a century, soot, road salt, and graffiti obscured the sculptures; and cracks and water seepage threatened the structure. Grosche will explain how the historic stone facings of this unique bridge were preserved, restored and reinstalled into a new wider bridge that also incorporates sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and a pedestrian underpass.

 
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

January Plan Commission agenda (February agenda not yet available)

Design Exposed: Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

6:00 - 7:00 P.M - Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, 500 North Dearborn, #900
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1 LU/HSW

Joseph Valerio, FAIA , will present the recent work of the firm. Mr. Valerio’s award-winning work has been widely published in international periodicals and was the subject of a monograph published by Rizzoli in 1999. In 2002, he was appointed to the National Board of Peer Reviewers under the U.S. GSA Design Excellence Program. Limited to 30 participants (preference given to AIA Chicago members).

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   February 18, Saturday

Symposium: The Centennial of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

10:00 A.M. - light continental breakfast at 9:30. - Chicago Historical Society, Clark Street at North Avenue
Sponsor: Chicago Historical Society

A symposium commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the publication of Upton Sinclair's muckraking novel on conditions in Chicago's packinghouses, The Jungle. Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College and coeditor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Chicago, moderates a panel including: James Barrett, editor of the University of Illinois Press edition of The Jungle; Christopher Phelps, editor of the Bedford/St. Martin's edition of The Jungle; and Patrick Reardon, Chicago Tribune feature writer. Advance registration required.

Call 312/642-4600 for more information.

   February 21, Tuesday

Golconde: The Introduction of Modernism in India - Opening and Lecture

5:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundation
Free event - exhibition runs through April 6th, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

A lecture of by Pankaj Vir Gupta and Christine Mueller will mark the opening of this new exhibition on Golconde, a dormitory for the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India. Sited on the coastal edge of the Bay of Bengal, Golconde was designed by architects George Nakashima and Antonin Raymond. Golconde is a remarkable architectural edifice, seamlessly negotiating between the tenets of early modernist architecture while addressing the pragmatic impositions of a tropical context. Espousing radical economy and uncompromising construction standards, it proposes environmental sensitivity as a foundation for the design process. Completed in 1942, Golconde was the first reinforced, cast-in-place concrete building in India and clearly celebrates the modernist credo: architecture as the manifest union of aesthetics, technology, and social reform. The exhibition “Golconde: The Introduction of Modernism in India,” assembles construction drawings, architects' letters and journals, and extensive photographs of this extraordinary building.

With Cyrus Samii, Pankaj Vir Gupta and Christine Mueller traveled to India in 2003 to conduct Graham Foundation-supported research on the architecture of Golconde, which included interviews with the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Gupta and Mueller are founders of the office of vir.mueller architects, which combines architectural research, education, and practice, and they currently teach at the University of Texas at Austin

Information: 312/787.4071 or on-line

   February 22, Wednesday

Open: New Designs for Public Space - Curator Gallery Talk

11:00 A.M. -City Space Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free, no reservations required.

Offered in conjunction with the CAF's exhibition, Open: New Designs for Public Space.

Open spaces contribute to the vibrancy of a city by encouraging interactions among peoples combining recreation, culture and civic events. Explore the role of public space in these challenging times during a thirty-minute gallery talk

Information

Houses to Go! Structural Moving in Northern and Central Illinois

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

Lee Brooke and Marcy Kubat, authors

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

   February 23, Thursday

Green Permit Program (Green Contractor Series III)

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

Presenter: Erik Olsen, Chicago Department of Construction and Permits

Learn the basics of the Department of Construction and Permits’ Green Permit Program. This new program provides incentives, such as expedited building permits, to private developers and homeowners who want to build green. Learn how to participate, criteria for qualification, and what incentives are available.

Register via email or call 312/746.9642

The Chronicle of Catherine Eddy Beveridge - An American Girl Travels into the Twentieth Century

7:00 P.M. - Glessner House Museum -1800 South Prairie
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$20.00.

Book Signing and Discussion by author Albert J. Beveridge III. Catherine Eddy Beveridge grew up in Chicago at 1601 South Michigan at the turn of the 20th century. In her diary, she detailed the everyday and extraordinary events experienced by a young woman born into wealth and privilege in Chicago's elite Prairie Avenue neighborhood.

The Chronicle of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, written by her grandson Albert J. Beveridge III and Chicago writer Susan Radomksy, reveals the period of Catherine’s life from 1902 to 1908 through her own words, supplemented by numerous photographs and fascinating details on the people and places she discusses. Readers journey with Catherine through her life among Chicago’s social elite, her presentation at the royal courts of Europe, and her marriage to an up-and-coming United States Senator, Albert J. Beveridge. The Chronicle offers a rare personal look at some of the most notable people of the twentieth century ranging from Marshall Field to Theodore Roosevelt and Czar Nicholas II. The book will be available for purchase at the museum store.

Pre-paid reservations are required and should be made by February 22nd by calling 312/326.1480. Information

Urban Planning and the Revolt of the Eco-populists, 1945-1968

7:30 P.M.. - cash bar cocktails at 6:00 P.M. - Chicago Historical Society, Clark Street at North Avenue
Sponsor: Chicago Historical Society
$20.00.

Lecture by Harold L. Platt, Loyola University Chicago

Register on-line. Information: 312/642.4600

  February 25, Saturday

James Howard Kunstler keynotes MHSRA Annual Meeting

9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Hall, 600 W. Washington
Sponsor: Midwest High Speed Rail Association
$35.00 individual, $45.00 corporate, $15.00 student - optional box lunch $10.00

Annual meeting of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association. At the 11:00 A.M. keynote, James Howard Kunstler will share his vision of our future in a new era marked by the ever-increasing energy costs and suggest how we can adapt. He has suggested in past speeches that we should begin by rebuilding the passenger railroad system.

Pre-register on-line or call 312/409.2029 and pay at the door.

Engineers Week Expo

11:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. - Illinois Institute of Technology Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus, 201 East Loop Rood, Wheaton
Sponsor: Daniel and Ada Rice Foundation, ISPE, SEAOI, others
Free and open to the public

The Engineers Week Expo features a building full of hands-on activities and demonstrations to allow young people 8 to 15 years of age to experience and explore the fields of engineering. The 2006 Expo celebrates Women in Engineering. Representatives from various engineering societies will be on-site to demonstrate the many fields of engineering.

One of the featured presentations will be “High-Rise Design” by Larry Novak and will include demonstrations of building materials, structural principles, floating concrete, how water can stop building motions, a ‘jumping’ bridge and introduction to the new generation of high-rise structures such as Trump Tower, Chicago and a special discussion of the Burj Dubai, UAE, soon to become the world's tallest building.

Information on-line or call Barbara Kozi at 630/682.6040

 

 

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