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

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   March 1, Wednesday

Northerly Island: Planning Chicago’s Next Great Open Space

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.

Arnold Randall, Director of Planning & Development, Chicago Park District

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Walter Hood: From Typology to Topology

6:00 P.M. - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundation, Chicago Architectural Club
Free event - reservations required

The work of urban landscape architect Walter Hood spans the range from local, community-based projects--such as Splash Pad Park, a converted traffic island alongside Interstate 580 in Oakland--to higher-profile commissions--like the grounds for the new de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Hood's innovative public spaces are known for the way they embrace the essence of urban environments and for their links to urban redevelopment and neighborhood revitalization. With a design approach that blends landscape architecture, anthropology, history, ecology, and community advocacy, Hood's landscapes balance an appreciation of the physical and social heritage of a site with observation and understanding of the contemporary needs and behaviors of its users.

Hood is Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley and Principal of Hood Design in Oakland. Hood's recent commissions include the Poplar Street improvement project in Macon, Georgia; the garden of the new Jackson Hole Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and the Oakland Waterfront. His many awards include the 2003 American Society of Landscape Architecture National Award of Honor; the 1999 Place Design Award, EDRA/Places, for his design for Lafayette Square Park in Oakland; and the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture. His publications include "Urban Diaries" and "Blues and Jazz Landscape Improvisations." Hood's work is also featured in the exhibition "Open: New Designs for Public Space," currently on view at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Register on-line. Information: or call 312/787.4071

Lee Bey - The Politics of Architecture and the Architecture of Politics: How Aldermen, Civic Groups— and Mayors—Shape the Built Environment

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

Although not trained as an architect, Lee Bey has been one of the most influential voices shaping Chicago’s built environment. From 2001 to 2004, Bey served as the deputy chief of staff for planning and design for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. In that role, he helped shape local policy on urban development, lakefront protection, park construction, sustainable design and architectural preservation. Before joining the mayor’s office in 2001, Bey was an award-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. He is now director of media and governmental affairs at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), one of the world’s largest architectural firms.

RSVP online - Information or call:312/867.7254

   March 2, Thursday

A View from the Top: The Art Institute of Chicago

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

James Cuno, President, and Eloise Martin, Director of the Art Institute of Chicago will offer their thoughts about Chicago, its cultural community, and the past, present and future of the Art Institute. This View From the Top program is the first in an occasional series of Brown Bag Lunches that allow key leaders to discuss general topics of interest that affect downtown Chicago.

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

March Agenda

Mies' 120th Birthday Party and a performance of The Glass House

5:30 - 8:00 P.M.. - IIT, S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 South State.
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Mies van der Rohe Society
Reception is a free event, play is free to Mies Society members, $10.00 for non-members.

The evening begins at 5:30 P.M. with a birthday reception, including cash bar offering Mies' signature martinis, followed at 7:00 P.M. with a performance of Glass House, a play by June Finfer recounting the story of Farnsworth House and tumultuous relationship between its famous architect and his client.

Reservations required for the play, call 312/567.5042. Information 312/567.3279

Archeworks Spring midterm critique

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

Ss\tudents present their projects and developments to date. Please plan to attend, public participation and professional input is important to the outcome of the projects. Visit our website for more information on this year's projects.

Information or call:312/867.7254

Setting the Stage for New Urbanism in Illinois

5:30 - 8:00 P.M. (Registration and reception begains at 4:45). -Best Western Inn of Chicago, 162 East Ohio
Sponsor: CNU-Illinois
$15.00 for CNU members, $20 non-members, $10.00 students with ID

The first of a series of panel discussions CNU-Illinois will sponsoring focusing on New Urbanism. Dhiru Thadani, Principal, Ayers, Saint & George will open the panel with a discussion on new urbanism, including history and lexicon. Other speakers will include Todd Zimmerman, ZimmermanVolk and Kevin Hardman, Kimball Hill Urban in a discussion of national and local market conditions for new urbanism. Chris Koos, mayor of Normal, Illinois will describe a $211 million downtown redevelopment project that incorporates infill development, access and visibility improvements, and building design guidelines, and Dick Untch, Community Development Director of Geneva, will talk on the ILAPA award-winning redevelopment project, Dodson Place, that focuses on compact site development in a downtown. Modereator will be Emily Talen, Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning at UofI, Champaign-Urbana.

RSVP to CNU-Illinois by February 24, 2006.

Opening Reception: Learning from North Lawndale

5:30 - 7:30 P.M.. -Homan Square Community Center, 3517 W. Arthington
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free event

Jury members will discuss first round entries and finalists in the Chicago Architectural Club's 2006 Burnham Prize competitition, Learning from North Lawndale: Defining the Urban Neighborhood in the 21st Centruy. Today there are approximately 5,000 vacant lots scattered throughout North Lawndale, half of which are owned by the City of Chicago. This competition seeks proposals that address these lots or the urban fabric in-between. The exhibit will remain on display at the Homan Square Community Center from March 3rd through March 25th, 9 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. weekdays, 9 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.Saturdays.

Information: on-line, or call Helen Slade at 773/848.7368

Remembering Pilgrim Baptist Church

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free, no reservations required. Donations for Pilgrim Baptist Church's rebuilding efforts will be taken at the door.

John Vinci, FAIA, Vinci/Hamp Architects, assisted with the restoration of Pilgrim Baptist Church in 1986. Join Mr. Vinci as he leads other experts in a discussion about the recently lost 1891 Adler & Sullivan landmark.

Information Pre-registration is requested call 312/922.3432 ext. 225 or email bgordon@architecture.org

Making Your House Into a Home: Working With an Architect

7:00 - 8:30 P.M. - Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 North Lincoln Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
Free event..

To help those contemplating a major home renovation or building project, the Chicago chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Chicago) will offer free two-hour seminars offering information designed to simplify the process and get major home projects off to a strong start. Topics covered include: When and why to use an architect; How to choose the right architect for your project; What to expect during the design and construction phases; Where to turn for more information about zoning, building code, and permit regulations; and how to avoid costly surprises.

For information, call Amy Brierly or Laura Hill at 312/595.0670 or reserve a seat via email

   March 3, Friday

Housing the Sacred, Building the Protestant Church in America

7:30 P.M. - Winnetka Congregational Church, Main Sanctuary, 725 Pine Street, Winnetka
Sponsor: Winnetka Congregational Church
Free event..

Lecture by Rev. Dr. John Cook, Yale University, former Divinity School Professor and Dean of the School of Sacred Music at Yale University as well as an internationally renowned expert will share his insights on church architecture and liturgical design in the American Protestant church.

Iinformation: 847/441.3400

   March 4, Saturday

LPCI Legendary Landmarks Gala Honoring Lois Weisberg

7:00 PM - Palmer House Hilton
Sponsor: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Individual tickets $350.00; sponsorships $3,500 - $25,000

The Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois' 35th Anniversary celebration and fundraiser will be hosted by Bill Kurtis and honor the recipient of LPCI's first Legendary Landmarks Award to Lois Weisberg, Commissioners of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs since 1989 and has been instrumental in creating and supporting such Chicago cultural events as Gallery 37, Taste of Chicago, and the Chicago Blues Festival, and who has also been isntrumental in saving and enhancing architectural icons such as the Chicago Cultural Center, Clarke House, Glessner House, Maxim's and Lookingglass Theatre in the Chicago Water Works, among many others. The award will be presented by Malcolm Gladwell, author of the book, The Tipping Point, and the evening will include cocktails, dinner, a live auction, and dancing in the hotel's Red Lacquer Room to the Stanley Paul presents the Robert Cole Orchestra.

Information: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois; 312/922.1742

   March 6, Monday

Harry Weese's 17th Church of Christ Scientist

5:45 - 7:30 P.M. - begins in front of the church, at 55 E. Wacker Drive.
Sponsor: docomomo midwest
Free for docomomo members, $8.00 for non-members

Architectural historian Rolf Achilles will lecture of Harry Weese's 1968 modernism 17th Church of Christ Scientist, which is being coveted by a Chicago developer. Learn the history and the importance of this well-known Chicago building. Requiring "only that the needs of the congregation be met" when the commission was given, 17th Church of Christ Scientist is a modern non-traditional solution to a traditional type. A stunning combination of travertine, glass and plaster, the building is in excellent condition today. Awarded the AIA Chicago 25 Year Award in 1996, the church may now be endangered. The lecture will begin in front of the curch at 55 E. Wacker, and continue in the offices of Perkins+Will in Mies van der Rohe's IBM Building, where you'll need a photo ID to enter.

Reservations are required, and can be made via email. Information here.

Joe Rosa: Constructing the Non-Cartesian

6:00 P.M. - Room 1100, UIC School of Architecture, 845 West Harrison Street
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event

Lecture by Joseph Rosa, new curator of Architure and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago

Information: 312/996.3335 or via email

   March 7, Tuesday

First Tuesdays Happy Hour

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

Bring a friend - AIA membership is not required! What would YOU like to see us do during 2006? Look for our table sign.

Information: 312/670.7770

SEAOI/SEPAC Dinner Meeting - Wilson Hall Renovation and Repair, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL

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

Wilson Hall is an 18 story reinforced concrete building, and is the headquarters and laboratory space for the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. The building consists of two towers leaning on each other and separated by bridge links in the atrium at various levels. The structural system for the building consists of post tensioned slabs supported on post tensioned beams, and conventionally reinforced concrete columns. Lateral system for the building is reinforced concrete shear walls. Fermilab and the Department of Energy, the owners of the building, retained Rubinos & Mesia Engineers, Inc. (RME) to evaluate an ongoing deterioration and cracking of concrete joints throughout several levels at the connections of the bridge links of the building. Mohsen Farahany, Vice President and Project Manager of RME will discuss the field investigation as well as 3D structural analysis of Wilson Hall to identify the causes of concrete cracking and spalling and provide repair solutions and alternates. The unique boomeranged column profiles and irregular arrangements of the bridge links presented challenges for this project in the investigation phase as well as design phase. The project received the Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award in 2003 by the Illinois Engineering Council and an Award of Excellence for Repair of Highrise Structures in 2002 by the
International Concrete Repair Institute

Reservations: call Donna Childs at 312.649.4600 x200 by Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Now More Than Ever: A Global Perspective of Tall Buildings

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

Today, more tall buildings are being constructed worldwide than at any other time in history. Not only is the tall building alive and well, but also more than two dozen super-tall buildings are currently under way. From the current world’s tallest building, Taipei 101, to the world’s future tallest building, Burj Dubai, Ron Klemencic, Chairman for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, will provide a glimpse into the details behind the design and construction of these record-setting endeavors. Mr. Klemencic is president of Magnusson Klemencic Associates.

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

Making Your House Into a Home: Working With an Architect

7:00 - 8:30 P.M. - Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted Street in Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
Free event..

To help those contemplating a major home renovation or building project, the Chicago chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Chicago) will offer free two-hour seminars offering information designed to simplify the process and get major home projects off to a strong start. Topics covered include: When and why to use an architect; How to choose the right architect for your project; What to expect during the design and construction phases; Where to turn for more information about zoning, building code, and permit regulations; and how to avoid costly surprises.

For information, call Amy Brierly or Laura Hill at 312/595.0670 or reserve a seat via email

   March 8, Wednesday

TOD: Good for Us AND Right for Us?

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

Mundelein offers a case study in how a community addressed the challenges of new, higher density development. John Lobaito, community development director of Mundelein, and Jim Louthen, ASLA, (URS Corporation) will present the Village of Mundelein's bold vision for the area around Metra's North Central Service Commuter Station which is currently being implemented. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

The McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum

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.

David Anderson, executive director, McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

A New Beauty +Functionality: American Fashion Designers

6:00 P.M. - Center Core, Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technolgoy
Free event

Lecture by Gillion Carrara, Director, Fashion Resource Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Information 312/567.3279

   March 9, Thursday

Professional Development Conference

8:00 A.M- 5::00 P.M. - Holiday Inn, Chicago Mart Plaza (continental breakfast 7:30 - 9:00 A.M.)
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$300 AIA members, $550.00 for nonmembers
14LU

Opening day of two-conference will include a morning panel on Sprawl: A Compact History, with author Robert Bruegmann, Ron Thomas, NIPC and Mary Sue Barrett, Metropolitan Planning Council, as well as sessions: The Values of Using a Lighting Designer, Building Community Through Design, a luncheon keynote by green architect Edward Mazria. and numerous other sessoins.

Register for this event. Brochure in PDF format/ Information: 312/670.7770

Brad Cloepfil: The Projects of Allied Works

6:00 P.M. - Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago (enter through Michigan Avenue doors)
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago,
$10.00 for A & D Society member, $15 to general public; $5.00 for students with valid I.D.

Allied Works Architecture was founded by Brad Cloepfil in Portland Oregon in 1994. The company now has headquarters there and in New York City. Prior to that Mr. Cloepfil received degrees from the University of Oregon and Columbia University and worked in architecture firms in New York, Los Angeles, and Switzerland. Since its founding, Allied Works Architecture established its reputation with the Maryhill Overlook Interpretive Site located on the banks of the Columbia River and the Wieden+Kennedy Headquarters in Portland, Oregon. The firm has worked on an eclectic mix of projects including The Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, the Seattle Art Museum, the University of Michigan Museum of Art and the redesign of 2 Columbus Circle for the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

Registration Information, or call 312/443-7300

Making Your House Into a Home: Working With an Architect

7:00 - 8:30 P.M. - Riis Park Fieldhouse, 6100 W. Fullerton Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
Free event..

To help those contemplating a major home renovation or building project, the Chicago chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Chicago) will offer free two-hour seminars offering information designed to simplify the process and get major home projects off to a strong start. Topics covered include: When and why to use an architect; How to choose the right architect for your project; What to expect during the design and construction phases; Where to turn for more information about zoning, building code, and permit regulations; and how to avoid costly surprises.

For information, call Amy Brierly or Laura Hill at 312/595.0670 or reserve a seat via email

   March 10, Friday

Professional Development Conference

8:30 A.M- 4:30 P.M. - Holiday Inn, Chicago Mart Plaza (continental breakfast 7:30 - 9:00 A.M.)
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$300 AIA members, $550.00 for nonmembers
14LU

Closing day of two-conference will include opening plenary Digital Technology and the Future of Practice: Challenges and Opportunities with Philip Bernstein of Autodesk, Inc., as well as sessions such as Digital Practice: The AIA Response, On the Home Front:Current Residential Design with Linda Searl, Ellen Galland and Mark Cuellar, The Sustainable Home:Energy and More, and others.

Register for this event. Brochure in PDF format/ Information: 312/670.7770

   March 11, Saturday

Chicagoland: City and Suburbs in the Railroad Age

11:00 A.M. -Newberry Library
Sponsor: Newberry Library
Free event.

Our image of Chicago around 1900 is dominated by the tall buildings and bustling streets of the Loop. In her new book, Chicagoland: City and Suburbs in the Railroad Age, Ann Keating, co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Chicago (2004), takes an entirely new approach to the city's history, depicting a metropolis growing from a web of neighborhoods, farm communities, industrial towns, commuter suburbs, college towns, and recreation centers-many connected to downtown Chicago by railroads. In her illustrated talk, she will show you how to see your local history as part of this vast regional network. The book's historical photographs of surviving sites and six automobile tours will enable you to explore this history for yourself.

Information on-line, or call 312/255.3700

Chicago Architecture Foundation Ruby Ball 40th Anniversary Gala

6:30 P.M. to midnight - Great Hall of Union Station
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Fund raising event with tickets from $350.00 (single) to $10,000 for a table of ten at the highest sponsorship.

Proceeds from this black tie gala benefit CAF’s unique youth education programs, which reach over 20,000 students and teachers every year. CAF recognizes that programming designed for young people can help foster their natural interest in design, building, and construction, preparing them for their eventual role in shaping their city’s future. CAF remains on the cutting edge of architecture education, with such programs as the Newhouse Program & Architecture Competition, the critically acclaimed textbook Schoolyards to Skylines, and most recently, a new project-based high-school curriculum designed for Chicago Public Schools. The evening will begin with cocktails and silent auction at 6:30, dinner at 8:00, and beginning at 9:30 dancing until midnight to the Public i Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. WTTW program host Geoffrey Baer will host and developer John Buck will be honored.

Tickets are also available for the Ruby Ball raffle, whose prizes tops out with European air travel, and also includes an array of restaurant gift certificates, and a private cruise for wax aboard Chicago catamaran, the Suprise. Purchase tickets on-line: $25.00 for one, $100.00 for five.

Information on-line, via e-mail, or by phone at 312/922.3432 ext. 295

   March 13, Monday

Keller Easterling: Endearing Innocence

6:00 P.M. - Room 1100, UIC School of Architecture, 845 West Harrison Street
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Women in Architecture

Lecture by Keller Easterling, Associate Professor, Yale University

Information: 312/996.3335 or via email

Nature's Revenge for Foie Gras? Geese Droppings in Grant Park

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

Non-migratory Canada Geese are depositing massive amounts of droppings in certain areas of Grant Park, including Butler Field in front of the Petrillo Band Shell, and Daley Bicentennial Plaza itself. UIC scientist/biologist Dr. Joel Brown, an evolutionary ecologist and expert on foraging behaviours will present innovative ways to deal with the geese that are environmentally sensitive. He will discussion possible Grant Park studies.

Information on-line or call 312/829.8015

   March 14, Tuesday

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

March Community Development Commission agenda

Craig Dykers, Snøhetta

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$20 ($10 CAF members, and $5 students)

The Oslo-based firm, Snøhetta, has emerged as an international leader in design with several large and complex public projects. Principal Craig Dykers will discuss recent and upcoming projects such as the Cultural Center at the World Trade Center site in New York, and the National Opera House in Oslo. Presented in conjunction to CAF's exhibiton Open: New Designs for Public Space.

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

Moving Towards the Future: Transit-Oriented Development

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: Jacky Grimshaw, Center for Neighborhood Technology

This is the second program in a three-part series on transportation-related topics. Transit-oriented development often results in lively neighborhood centers and better quality of life for residents. Join Jacky Grimshaw, well-known and respected local advocate for people and community-first strategies for sustainable development, in a lively discussion regarding how the layout of neighborhoods can encourage the use of transit and discourage the use of cars.

Register via email or call 312/746.9642

   March 15, Wednesday

Timber Framing in the Midwest

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.

Sam Marts, Sam Marts Architect and Planner LTD

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

David A. Hansen, Architect: Reshaping Corporate Culture.

6:00 P.M. -Prairie Avenue Bookshop, 418 South Wabash
Sponsor: Prairie Avenue Bookshop
Reception and book-signing for David A. Hansen, design principal at Perkins + Will and author of Architect: Reshaping Corporate Culture, which collects his corporate campus projects, with 5 built projects presented in depth through plans, photographs, design sketches and text that outlines the intricate planning and building process.

Information: 800/474.2724

Making Your House Into a Home: Working With an Architect

7:00 - 9:00 P.M. - River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Road in River Forest
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

To help those contemplating a major home renovation or building project, the Chicago chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Chicago) will offer free two-hour seminars offering information designed to simplify the process and get major home projects off to a strong start. Topics covered include: When and why to use an architect; How to choose the right architect for your project; What to expect during the design and construction phases; Where to turn for more information about zoning, building code, and permit regulations; and how to avoid costly surprises.

For information, call Amy Brierly or Laura Hill at 312/595.0670

   March 16, Thursday

Climate Control: New Systems in Old Structure

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

What systems are found in historic structures, and how can they be upgraded for improved efficiencies and performance? What happens to the older building envelope when climate control is installed? Mark Nussbaum, PE , is a principal at Architectural Consulting Engineers (Oak Park, IL) with expertise in the integration of modern mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems into existing and historic buildings. He has consulted on Robie House, Unity Temple, Hegeler-Carus Mansion, and Pleasant Home. Bring lunch or buy at CBA cafeteria (purchase lunch ticket in first floor shop).

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Columbia College Chicago: Historic Campus Preservation Plan

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

Founded in 1890, Columbia College Chicago has become one of the largest coeducational arts and communications colleges in the country. Built between 1886 and 1930, Columbia's eclectic group includes nine buildings designed by renowned architects such as William Le Baron Jenney (Jenney's Luddington Building pictured to the right) and the firm of Holabird and Root, who helped make Chicago an epicenter of modern architecture.   Anne McGuire, McGuire Igleski & Associates, Inc. will discuss Columbia’s recent Historic Campus Preservation Plan which includes historic research and comprehensive evaluation of each building, leading to the development of preservation recommendations.

 
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

March Plan Commission agenda

Green Roofs

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: Grace Koehler, Midwest Groundcovers; Mike Curry, Midwest Trading Company; Greg Raymond, Panoramic Landscapes

Green roofs can be one of the simplest and most effective ways to green your home or building. The many benefits of green roofs range from increased energy efficiency and storm water management for homes and businesses to a cumulative positive impact on our region’s overall air quality. This seminar approaches green roof design by looking at three essential features: plants, growing medium, and installation.

Register via email or call 312/746.9642

   March 21, Tuesday

Selling Mixed Use in a Low Density Suburban Community

5:00 P.M. - Burnham Conference Center, American Planning Association, Suite 1600, 122 S. Michigan
Sponsor: American Planning Association
Free event, seating limited

A lecture by Douglas Pollock, AICP, Community Development Director for the Village of Burr Ridge since 1995. The Village of Burr Ridge is a low-density suburb characterized by a collection of traditional, late 20th century subdivisions. Burr Ridge is completing the planning process for a new Village Center which will be the primary anchor for the creation of "Downtown Burr Ridge." The Village Center is a mixed use project that includes 190,000 square feet of first floor retail with 33,000 square feet of office and 179 condominium units above the first floor retail — all situated on a pedestrian-oriented downtown street. The traditional development of Burr Ridge did not include any mixed use development and high-density residential was considered anything over 2 units per acre. This program will focus on the planning process utilized by Burr Ridge in the adoption of a comprehensive plan amendment for the Village Center and, more specifically, on the education process used to discuss the concepts of mixed use density with village officials.

Information: or call 312/431.9100

Cohousing: Community and Conservation

5:30 - 7:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 1049 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment and Housing KC's
Free for members, $15.00 for nonmembers
1.5 LU/HSW

Have you heard of cohousing? " Cohousing is a new approach to one of humanity's oldest concerns--how to create a meaningful and vibrant community. Cohousing adapts the best parts of traditional village life--cooperation, shared public spaces, intergenerational connections--and invigorates these ancient ideas with progressive values like diversity, environmental sustainability, equality and democratic decision making. " So writes Prairie Onion Cohousing on its Web site. Marty Becklenberg, and JoLynn Doerr of Prairie Onion Cohousing will introduce the concept of intentional communities and their environmental benefits, combining the advantages of private home ownership with the benefits of shared land and resources. Examples from around the country will be shown.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Historic Preservation in the Balance

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation Midwest Office, Civic Blueprint, and Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$20 ($10 CAF members, and $15 students) - Preregistration required.

The Gulf Coast region has an extraordinary number of unique historic resources. Join Peter Brink, Senior Vice President of Programs for The National Trust for Historic Preservation, as he discusses preservation efforts after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In addition to covering the impact on a variety of historic structures, he will also outline the response of the National Trust to address the needs of local preservation through federal advocacy, survey and assessment, volunteer evaluation teams, demonstration houses, public education, and participation in planning for rebuilding to insure a preservation component. Part one of a series of three programs: After Katrina: Preservation, Rebuilding and Infrastructure in the Gulf Coast.

Make reservations on-line.

line or call 312/922.3432 x 225. Information

   March 22, Wednesday

Creating New Parks from Vacant Land in Chicago

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.

Kathy Dickhut, Acting Department Commissioner, Zoning and Land Use Division, Department of Planning and Development, City of Chicago

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

AIA’s Making Your House into Your Home: Working with an Architect

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, American Institute of Architects Chicago
Free event - reservations strongly encouraged

Are you planning to build a new home, remodel your kitchen, or renovate a three-flat? The American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter, offers a seminar led by respected residential architects to help you select an architect, understand the design and construction phases of a project, and create your dream home. The architects will explain the roles of the owner, architect and the builder, the phases of a project from budget to construction, and tips on choosing the architect. This two-hour seminar includes take-home materials for future reference.

Reservations: call AIA Chicago at 312/670.7770, or email - Information

   March 23, Thursday

Rebuilding Neighborhood Retail

7:45 - 9:15 A.M. . - The Mid-Day Club, 10 South Dearborn, 56th Floor
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago
$35.00 members, $45.00 non-members, Students $10.00

To help those contemplating a major home renovation or building project, the Chicago chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Chicago) will offer free two-hour seminars offering information designed to simplify the process and get major home projects off to a strong start. Topics covered include: When and why to use an architect; How to choose the right architect for your project; What to expect during the design and construction phases; Where to turn for more information about zoning, building code, and permit regulations; and how to avoid costly surprises.

For information, call Amy Brierly or Laura Hill at 312/595.0670

  March 25, Saturday

Making Your House Into a Home: Working With an Architect

2:00 - 4:00 P.M. - Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Avenue in Glencoe
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

To help those contemplating a major home renovation or building project, the Chicago chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Chicago) will offer free two-hour seminars offering information designed to simplify the process and get major home projects off to a strong start. Topics covered include: When and why to use an architect; How to choose the right architect for your project; What to expect during the design and construction phases; Where to turn for more information about zoning, building code, and permit regulations; and how to avoid costly surprises.

For information, call Amy Brierly or Laura Hill at 312/595.0670

  March 27, Monday

Making Your House Into a Home: Working With an Architect

7:00 - 9:00 P.M. - Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue in Evanston
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

To help those contemplating a major home renovation or building project, the Chicago chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Chicago) will offer free two-hour seminars offering information designed to simplify the process and get major home projects off to a strong start. Topics covered include: When and why to use an architect; How to choose the right architect for your project; What to expect during the design and construction phases; Where to turn for more information about zoning, building code, and permit regulations; and how to avoid costly surprises.

For information, call Amy Brierly or Laura Hill at 312/595.0670

  March 28, Tuesday

Chicago Architecture: Histories, Revisions, Alternatives

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

In Chicago Architecture: Histories, Revisions, Alternatives, editors Charles Waldheim and Katerina Rëudi Ray, together with esteemed contributors, revise and offer alternatives to the archetypal story of modern architecture in Chicago by asserting that the mythic status of Chicago architecture has distorted our understanding of the historical circumstances in which it was realized. Join CAF for a lively discussion with the editors and their new insights on Chicago public housing, O’Hare International Airport, The World’s Columbian Exposition, the city’s grid system, and the place of women architects in the story modernism. A book signing will follow in CAF's Shop and Tour Center.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Contemporary Relevance in the Making of Golconde

6:00 P.M. - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundation, Chicago Architectural Club
Free event - reservations required

An intimate gallery talk and tour based on the exhibition "Golconde: The Introduction of Modernism in India," currently on view at the Graham Foundation. Golconde, a dormitory for the Sri Aurobindo spiritual community in Pondicherry, India, was designed by George Nakashima and Antonin Raymond. When it was completed in 1942, it was the first reinforced, cast-in-place concrete building in India. Golconde is a remarkable structure that seamlessly negotiates between the tenets of early modernist architecture and the pragmatic impositions of a tropical environment. The talk, led by Andy Tinucci, will highlight key issues and insights raised during the making of Golconde and show how, in many instances, the ideas and techniques employed in the construction of this architectural edifice are applicable sixty-four years after its completion and resonate in the work of contemporary architects. Topics to be covered include the meaning and practice of sustainability, the envisioning and invention of new building technologies in a restricted work climate, and the unique role of the architect-builder in the successful design and construction of Golconde.

Register on-line. Information: or call 312/787.4071

  March 29, Wednesday

Douglas Hoerr: Recent Projects

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.

Douglas Hoerr, principal, Douglas Hoerr Landscape Architecture, Inc.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Minimalism: Empire and Democracy

6:00 P.M. - Center Core, Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technolgoy
Free event

Lecture Dave Hickey, writer and critic.

Information 312/567.3279

HOUSES: The Architecture of Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Penney.

6:00 P.M. -Prairie Avenue Bookshop, 418 South Wabash
Sponsor: Prairie Avenue Bookshop
Free Event

Publication party for new book, HOUSES: The Architecture of Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Penney, a monograph is an in-depth exploration of NHDKMP's modern houses designed between 1970 and 2004.  While the designs suggest a consistent modernist sensibility, attention to the client, site, and construction results in a variety of solutions.  For the firm, house construction is the testing ground for ideas in scale, use of materials, spatial manipulation, detail, and expression of form. Includes introduction by Stanley Tigerman and essay by James Nagle.

Information: 800/474.2724

 

  March 30, Thursday

Museum of Broadcast Communications: LEED Gold Case Study

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: Bruce DuMont, The Museum of Broadcast Communications; Matthew Wylie, Eckenhoff Saunders Architects; Helen J. Kessler, HJKessler Associates, Inc.; Robert A. Winter; T.J. O’Brien, Pepper Construction

Sustainable design is perhaps more critical in Chicago now, than ever before. You are invited to learn first-hand about the integrated design process being employed by the design and construction team of The Museum of Broadcast Communications, as they plan and build the first LEED Gold certified public museum in the United States. Hear about the process, the ongoing construction and the museum’s “green” features with a focus on successes, challenges and sessons learned.

Register via email or call 312/746.9642

 

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