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

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   October 1, Sunday

Architectural Ornament Casting Workshop

Louis Sullivan at 1501:00 - 4:00 P.M. - Chicago History Museum - Clark Street at North Avenue
Sponsor: Chicago History Museum
Free event.

As part of the grand re-opening of the Chicago History Museum, artisans from the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, District Council #1 will demonstrate the techniques of ornamentation used by Louis Sullivan. Participants will be able to observe the casting of ornament as well as participate in the activity by casting their own from historical architectural fragments

Information for this event. Inforation: 312/787.4071 and on-line.

   October 3, Tuesday

First Tuesdays Happy Hour with ISDAAIA Young Architects at Rock Bottom Brewery

5:30 - 8:00 P.M. - Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 West Grand - roof garden
Sponsor: AIA Young Architects Forum
Free event

Monthly networking happy hour(s). All are welcome: bring a friend.

Information: 312/670.7770

All Risks Ready Emergency Design: Project ER One

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - Merchandise Mart Conference Center, 350 N. Orleans St., second floor (or enter from second floor of Merchandise Mart)
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
2 LU/HSW

Speaker: Craig Feied, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FACPh

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

The Architecture of Louis Sullivan: Newberry Library 10-Week Seminar - second session

6:00 - 7:30 P.M. - Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street
Louis Sullivan at 150Sponsor: Newberry Library
$180.00 for ten part series

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Louis Sullivan’s birth, Newberry Library scholar-in-residence Diane Dillon will survey the architect’s career in a ten part seminar, running through November 28th, which will study Sullivan’s biography and published writings; analyze his most important buildings in detail, paying attention to his development of distinctive building types for the tall office building, the department store, and the small-town bank; examine his connections to fellow architects, craftsmen, and materials suppliers in Chicago; and assess his ongoing influence and reputation.

Louis Sullivan at 150 is a six-week celebration of the 150 anniversary of the birth of architect Louis Sullivan, including lectures, tours, seminars, symposia, classes and film. See the complete schedule, and a rich description of Sullivan's life and work, including many photographs, here.

To register, call 312/ 255.3700 or 312/255.3592. Information on-line

John Hancock Center Scaffold Tragedy

7:00 program, preceeded by 5:15 P.M. cash bar and 6:00 P.M. dinner,- 410 Club, located in the Wrigley Building at 410 N. Michigan
Sponsor: Structural Engineerers Association of Illinois
$45.00 for SEAOI members; $55.00 for non-members

On a very windy Saturday in March of 2002 a portion of a scaffold fell from the west elevation of the John Hancock Building killing four people.  The 100 foot long platform was one of several that were suspended on the building to allow access for exterior wall maintenance.  The platform was located at the 42nd floor with support structures mounted on the roof. The determination of whether the wind forces were of sufficient magnitude to overwhelm an adequately designed and constructed scaffold or whether the failure was due to mechanical or structural deficiency was the subject of considerable analysis.  The results of that analysis will be presented this evening by Lindsay Anderson from Lindsay Anderson Consulting, Ltd.
 
Reservations: call Donna Childs at 312.649.4600 x200

   October 4, Wednesday

The Restoration of Louis Sullivan’s Ganz Hall at the Auditorium Building

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - Eric R. Multhauf lunchtime lecture. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch. A Corner Bakery is also on the premises.
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Lecture by David Mann, AIA, principal, Booth Hansen.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Modern and Classical Space: The Role of Theory in Practice

5:30 - 7:00 P.M. - Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects, 1322 Sherman Ave., Cohen Hacker Michigan houseEvanston (west of the CTA tracks)
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Housing KC
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Stuart Cohen, FAIA, will discuss how the systematic exploration of theoretical ideas about the definition of architectural space can inform design practice in an architectural practice.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Chicago's Great Heritage: Preserving the Work of Louis Sullivan

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South MichiganLouis Sullivan at 150
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event

Architect Louis Sullivan contributed greatly to Chicago¹s architectural legacy with innovative designs of structure balanced with ornamentation. Architects and preservationists will present and discuss the rewards and challenges of restoring Sullivan Carson Pirie Scott building by Louis Sullivanbuildings. Panelists will include: T. Gunny Harboe, principal, Harboe Architects, and Mary Brush, project manager, Klein and Hoffman, Inc. Moderator: Vincent Michael, Director, Historic Preservation Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Louis Sullivan at 150 is a six-week celebration of the 150 anniversary of the birth of architect Louis Sullivan, including lectures, tours, seminars, symposia, classes and film. See the complete schedule, and a rich description of Sullivan's life and work, including many photographs, here.

Register via e-mail or call 312/922.3432 x224. Information on-line

   October 5, Thursday

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

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

Monthly meeting.

October agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

Columbia College Master Plan

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

Columbia College’s Master Plan is intended to guide the development of Columbia’s Music Center, Columbia Collegecampus to create a “coherent, student centered campus,” and a “distinct sense of place.” As envisioned in this plan, by 2010, Columbia’s presence in the South Loop will be highly visible and its brand well recognized. Alicia Berg of Columbia College, Joe Valerio of Valerio Dewalt Train Associates and Linda Searl of Searl and Associates, Architects will explain the master plan’s recommendations.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

   October 7, Saturday

Working with a Building Contractor on a Green Building Project

10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.

Presenters: George Sullivan, Eco Smart Building; Mike Zittleman, Pepper Construction

Are you just getting started on a green building project? Tap into this opportunity
to meet one-on-one with an experienced green builder to inquire about the
contractor’s role in a green project, learn how to build green and stay within a
budget, and discuss new and emerging technologies.

Participants are eligible for a half hour block of time. To register, please contact Meghann Maves at 312/746.4678. Information. (Adobe Acrobat pdf format)

Highlights Walking Tour of Bohemian National Cemetary

1:00 - 3:00 P.M.. - Bohemian National Cemetary, 5255 N. Pulaski Road.
Sponsor: Friends of Bohemian National Cemetary
$10.00 for members. $15.00 for nonmembers

Albert Walavich, tour guide and historian, shall discuss the founding of the Cemetery and its unusual features.  Highlight included in the tour are the Victorian Gatehouse; the war memorials; Mayor Anton Cermak’s mausoleum; the main building; the Columbarium and chapel; Masaryk mausoleum; and special and unique features of the turn-of- the-century monuments and their cultural, social, and historical significance. Refreshments shall be served at the Victorian Gatehouse after the tour.

Reservartion form. Information, on-line or call Sher Hudak at 773-763- 8324.

Art Deco Gala

6:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M... - Tavern Club, 333 North Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Art Deco Society
$100 for members. $125.00 for nonmembers

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Chicago Art Deco Society in historic Tavern Club, with murals by John Norton and other vintage art. The evening will incluce hors d'oerves, a cash bar, dinner, and dancing to the music of a 6-piece jazz band. Black tie and vintage apparel (optional).

Reservation form and more information on-line, or call Ruth Dearborn at 630/495.7887.

   October 9, Monday

Louis Sullivan & the Dream of an American Architecture

6:00 P.M. - Rudolph Ganz Recital Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 South Michigan Avenue
Louis Sullivan at 150Sponsor: Auditorium Theatre, AIA Chicago
Free event, but seating is limited - reservations required.

Lecture by David Garrard Lowe is a frequent lecturer at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art & the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, and is author of numerous books, including Lost Chicago; Chicago Interiors; Stanford White's New York and Art Deco New York. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and House & Garden. He is President of the Beaux Arts Alliance.

Mr. Lowe's lecture will be followed by dinner served in the restored Sullivan Room of Roosevelt University (formerly the Ladies' Parlor of the Auditorium Hotel). The meal will feature a seasonal menu inspired by dishes of the period from the Auditorium Hotel Dining Room. Appropriate dress is requested. Dinner is $60 per person. Please call 312-431-2387 to make dinner reservation or visit

Louis Sullivan at 150 is a six-week celebration of the 150 anniversary of the birth of architect Louis Sullivan, including lectures, tours, seminars, symposia, classes and film. See the complete schedule, and a rich description of Sullivan's life and work, including many photographs, here.

Call 312/ 341.9668 to register to lecture only, or 312/431.2387 for dinner. Registration form available on-line (Microsoft Word format). Deadline for reservation and payment is October 2nd. Information on-line.

   October 10, Tuesday

21st Century Chicago

12:15 - 1:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event
AIA/CEU 1

Lecture by Zoka Zola, AIA, principal, Zoka Zola Architecture + Urban Design. Many Zoka Zola zoning projectChicago architects have embraced the innovative designs found in the bourgeoning green building movement. Chicago architect Zoka Zola will describe the process of creating a zero energy home in downtown Chicago. Discussion will include her proposals and strategies, which reinforce zoning ordinances that support Chicago as a sustainable urban center.

Information on-line

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

October agenda (Adobe Acrobat format) (October agenda not yet posted)

A Forum on the Future of Wabash

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - Prairie Avenue Bookstore, 418 South Wabash
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free event
for Friends of Downtown members. Nonmembers may join at the door for $10, covering membership through the end of 2006 .

From the river to Roosevelt, Wabash Avenue is being transformed. Office buildings and The Legacy on Wabashparking lots give way to new residents attracted by views of Grant Park, new shops replace longtime retail institutions, and universities and arts institutions add their own flavors to the streetscape. How should we shape the future of Wabash? Brent Ryan of the University of Illinois at Chicago will moderate a panel discussion that will include Sam Assefa, Office of the Mayor; Rich Hanson, Mesa Development; and James Peters, Landmarks Illinois. Wine and cheese to follow the discussion

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

   October 11, Wednesday

Population Growth, The Inconvenient Truth

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 non-members
1 LU/HSW

What do architects need to understand about population growth and related consumption? How will architects deal with need for compact development? What will America be like with an additional 100 million people? Harold Olin, FAIA, will present an overview of these issues and facilitate a discussion.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Sullivan and the Synthesis of Nature and the Machine

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - Eric R. Multhauf lunchtime lecture. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch. A Corner Bakery is also on the premises.
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Lecture by Tim Wittman, architectural historian

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

A Sullivan Celebration: Contemporary Ornament and Architecture

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South MichiganLouis Sullivan at 150
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$20.00, $10.00 for CAF members, $15.00 for students

Louis Sullivan's ability to balance the decorative with the function and form of a building influenced generations of architects. A leading contemporary Chicago architect, and a curator and scholar will come together to discuss how Sullivan’s legacy of “form follows function” balanced with ornamental beauty persists in 21st century architecture. panel will include Joseph Rosa, Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago, architect Jeanne Gang of Studio/Gang, and moderator Edward Lifson of WBEZ's Hello, Beautiful.

Louis Sullivan at 150 is a six-week celebration of the 150 anniversary of the birth of architect Louis Sullivan, including lectures, tours, seminars, symposia, classes and film. See the complete schedule, and a rich description of Sullivan's life and work, including many photographs, here.

Reserve online or call 312/922.3432 x224. Information on-line

Kenneth Yeang - Deep Green Design

6:00 P.M. - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton
Sponsors: Graham Foundation , School of Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Free event. Registration required.

Lecture by Kenneth Yeang, a pioneer in a new genre of tall buildings referred to as "bioclimatic skyscrapers," Yeang is an internationally renowned architect specializing in the design of "green" architecture, or ecologically-responsive large buildings and master plans. He has designed more than a dozen high-rise towers and over two hundred projects worldwide, including the 40-story eco-tower Elephant and Castle in London; the 24-story IBM building in Malaysia; the 15-story Mesiniaga Building, also in Malaysia, which received the prestigious Aga Khan Award; and the National Library in Singapore, honored by the government of Singapore with a Green Platinum Prize, the highest award for a green and sustainable building. His most recent book is Ecodesign: A Manual for Ecological Design.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Ken Yeang: Green Design and Planning in Architecture on view at I space, October 13 - November 11, 2006. I space is located at 230 West Superior, 2nd Floor, Chicago

Register for this event. Information: 312/787.4071 and on-line.

Arquitectos Annual Awards and Scholarship Reception

6:00 P.M.- cocktails, 7:00 P.M. Dinner and awards, 9:00 P.M. reception, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 West 19th Street
Sponsor: Arquitectos the Society of Hispanic Professional Architects
$125.00, sponsorships of tables of ten range from $1,500.00 to $2,500.00

This year's program. Mosaics of Our Past Framework our Future, honors Hispanic design professionals, community leaders and students for their commitment to empowering our built environment and their dedication to fulfilling family dreams. 25th ward alderman Daniel Solis is honorary co-chair. They keynote speaker will be Henry G. Cisneros, former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton, and current chairman of CityView Companies.

Registration form online. Information.

Helmut Meyer: Mainstreaming Ecocompatible Design Practices

6:00 P.M. - S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 South State Street, South Core
Sponsor: School of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event.

Lecture by Helmut Meyer, Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH, Stuttgart. whose subject will be: Mainstreaming Ecocompatible Design Practices - Transitions to Large-Scale Sustainable Buildings.

Information: 312/567.3279

ARE You Studying for the ARE?

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - DeStefano and Partners, 445 East Illinois, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

AIA Chicago has purchased all the available ARE and LEED study materials, and anyone preparing for the Architect Registration Examination is welcome to attend these study sessions. This month's host is Jessica Mondo, Assoc. AIA.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   October 12, Thursday

DCAP Update from Richard Rodriguez

9:00 A.M - 10:00 A.M. - Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., John Buck Lecture Hall
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Interior Architecture and Technical Issues KCs
Free event
1 LU/HSW

Richard Rodriguez, Esq., executive director the Chicago Dept. of Construction and Permits, will present the latest information on permits and processes at this annual program. Mr. Rodriguez, who joined the department last February, will discuss ongoing improvements and futures initiatives.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Chicagoland Watch List

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

Who keeps watch over our endangered buildings? What is the Watch List, and how does it help save our heritage? Lisa DiChiera, director of advocacy, Landmarks Illinois (formerly LPCI), will present the statewide advocacy organization’s annual Chicagoland Watch List and how it's used. Bring lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

ARE You Studying for the ARE?

4:00 - 8:00 P.M. - International Masonry Institute, 53 W. Jackson Blvd. #315
Sponsor: International Masonry Institute
Free event

ARE study session. Please note: there is no need to register for this program.

Information: 312/670.7770

Julius Shulman in conversation with Joseph Rosa

6:00 P.M. - Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium (enter through Columbus drive)
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$$5.00, free for students with valid I.D.

Julius Shulman is known as one of the most important chroniclers of American modernist Julius Shulmanarchitecture. His iconic images of Southern California in the 1940s and 1950s--from the sleek lines of Richard Neutra's Los Angeles and Palm Springs residences to the streamlined profiles of gas stations and movie theaters--are only one part his prolific artistic output. Shulman's aesthetic influenced what we now think of as the “California lifestyle”: modern and elegant interiors, free passage between inside and outdoors, beautiful handling of light, and attractive people sitting poolside with drinks in their hands. This conversation beween Shulman and the Art Institute's director of Architecture and Design Joseph Rosa is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Julius Shulman: Modernity and the Metropolis, on view in Gallery 24 of the Art Institute from September 2 to December 3, 2006.

Reservation form on-line, or call 312/443.7300

Building for Democracy: The Small Town Banks of Louis Sullivan

Louis Sullivan at 1506:00 P.M. - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton
Sponsor: Graham Foundation
Free event. Registration required.

First Chicago screening of this new, 35-minute documentary, produced by the Chicago-based Siena Workshop. The film examines eight bank buildings, scattered throughout the Midwest, that Louis Sullivan  - the banksmanifest the design power and originality of Louis Sullivan following the precipitous mid-life decline of his career. The bank buildings provided important commissions for Sullivan during this desperate period, although he still died in poverty in 1924. The buildings stand today as testament to Sullivan's unique vision of the expression of democracy in architecture and the high functionality of his designs.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Sullivan scholar Lauren Weingarden (Associate Professor of Art History, Florida State University); restoration architect Mike Emerson (VOA Associates, Chicago); and the film's producer and director, Joe Federici (Federici Video/The Siena Workshop). Pauline Saliga (Executive Director, Society of Architectural Historians) will moderate.

Register for this event. Information: 312/787.4071 and on-line.

World Class Cities: What Does it Take?

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, CEOS for Cities, Department of Development and Planning, City of Chicago
$20.00, $10.00 for CAF members, $15.00 for students

How can we move our cities to being the best and most imaginative cities for the world? Charles LandryWhat should be Chicago’s 21st Century “Burnham Plan”? Charles Landry is a brilliant and provocative thinker on the issues of cities, and a world-leading expert in urban renewal and development. His book, The Creative City: A toolkit for urban innovators (2000), was published to widespread acclaim. He has lectured widely in Europe, USA, Australia and Africa on diverse topics associated with cultural revitalization and public life. His forthcoming book is The Art of City Making (2006).

Reserve online or call 312/922.3432 x224. Information on-line

   October 13, Friday

Ken Yeang: Current Work

Noon - S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 South State Street, Lower Core
Sponsor: School of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event.

Lecture by Ken Yeang, one of the world's leading practioners of sustainable architecture. For more information about Ken Yeang, see description of October 11th Graham Foundation lecture.

Information: 312/567.3279

Louis Sullivan at 150 International Symposium

5:30 - 8 :00 P.M. - Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark StreetLouis Sullivan at 150
Sponsor: Chicago History Museum
$90.00 for all three days of symposium, $45.00 for any single day, $45.00 for all three days for students with valid I.D., or $20.00 a single day.

Opening day of a three day symposium on the life and career of architect Louis Sullivan, which opens tonight with a keynote lecture by architectural historian, Jean Louis Cohen.

Louis Sullivan at 150 is a six-week celebration of the 150 anniversary of the birth of architect Louis Sullivan, including lectures, tours, seminars, symposia, classes and film. See the complete schedule, and a rich description of Sullivan's life and work, including many photographs, here.

Register online or call 312/799.2004. Information on-line

   October 14, Saturday

Louis Sullivan at 150 International Symposium

9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. - Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark StreetLouis Sullivan at 150
Sponsor: Chicago History Museum
$90.00 for all three days of symposium, $45.00 for any single day, $45.00 for all three days for students with valid I.D., or $20.00 a single day.

Second day of a three day symposium on the life and career of architect Louis Sullivan will feature presentations by Daniel Bluestone, University of Virginia; Joseph Siry, Wesleyan University; Lauren Weingarden, Florida State University; and Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, Parsons School of Design

Louis Sullivan at 150 is a six-week celebration of the 150 anniversary of the birth of architect Louis Sullivan, including lectures, tours, seminars, symposia, classes and film. See the complete schedule, and a rich description of Sullivan's life and work, including many photographs, here.

Register online or call 312/799.2004. Information on-line

   October 15, Sunday

Louis Sullivan at 150 International Symposium

9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. - Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark StreetLouis Sullivan at 150
Sponsor: Chicago History Museum
$90.00 for all three days of symposium, $45.00 for any single day, $45.00 for all three days for students with valid I.D., or $20.00 a single day.

Concluding day of a three day symposium on the life and career of architect Louis Sullivan will feature presentations by Jean Castex, Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Versailles; and Wim De Wit, Getty Research Institute. Finally, David Van Zanten, Mary Jane Crowe Professor in Art and Art History, Northwestern University will moderate a discussion with all seven speakers from today and yesterday on what Sullivan's buildings, designs, methods, and ideas mean for us today.

Louis Sullivan at 150 is a six-week celebration of the 150 anniversary of the birth of architect Louis Sullivan, including lectures, tours, seminars, symposia, classes and film. See the complete schedule, and a rich description of Sullivan's life and work, including many photographs, here.

Register online or call 312/799.2004. Information on-line

   October 16, Monday

Chicago Children's Museum

6:00 P.M. (Note new time) - Daley Bicentennial Plaza - 337 E. Randolph just east of Columbus Drive
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council
Free event

The Chicago Children's Museum has proposed building a two-story building on the northeast corner of Monroe Street and Columbus Drive in Grant Park.  This would be diagonally across from the new Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago currently under construction. We need to hear from you at this first, public meeting on the proposed building for Grant Park. An update will also be given on the new "Agora" sculpture installation that is under construction at the south end of Grant Park.  It will be 106, 9-feet-tall, metal figures installed this month and next.

Information: 312/829.8015

   October 17, Tuesday

Lessons Learned from São Paulo

5:30 - 7:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 1049 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment, Regional and Urban Planning KCs
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Carmen Vidal-Hallett, Assoc. AIA, continues her study of South American cities, following on her presentation last year on Curitiba. She will discuss São Paulo, one of the largest cities in the world: environmental innovations, low-cost initiatives, sustainable planning and urban design; and the contrast between the big metropolis and sustainable projects in smaller towns in the State of São Paulo.

Register for this event.

Changemakers Series: Stanley Tigerman and Elizabeth Smith in Conversation

6:30 P.M. - Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Art Environment, Regional and Urban Planning KCs
Free event, registration required.

Architect Stanley Tigerman, of Tigerman McCurry Architects, one of the firms included in the Sustainable Architecture in Chicago exhibition, and MCA Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs, Elizabeth Smith, discuss design and ethics.

Register for this event. Information on-line or call 312.397.4010

   October 18, Wednesday

The Transformation of Synagogues to Baptist Churches in Chicago

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationStone Temple Missionary Baptist Church
Free event - Eric R. Multhauf lunchtime lecture. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch. A Corner Bakery is also on the premises.
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Lecture by Suzanne Morgan, founder, The Center for Religious Architecture

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Facts, Figures, Fees: Managing for LEED

5:30 - 6:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 1049 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
1LU/HSW

Does designing a green or LEED certified building how you manage a project, including schedule, staffing and fee? Three architects will discuss their experiences: Jonathan Boyer, AIA, (Farr Associates), Rand Ekman, AIA (OWP/P), and Aaron Shepard, AIA (OWP/P).

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Open Mike Night

6:30 P.M. - iSpace Gallery, 230 West Superior Street, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free event

What is currently being worked on that is unbuilt, under construction, or just an idea? The Chicago Architectural Club invites you to come to I-Space to show - and see - current work by present, past and future club members in an informal setting. Bring four images on your flash drive, something to say (5 to 10 minutues) and CAC will provide the drinks.

Those showing and attending to RSVP to Michael Wilkinson

   October 19, Thursday

Start Here: Chicago Lobby Design

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Claudia Cassidy Theater on the second floor of the Cultural Center
Sponsor: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Free Event


Lecture by Rolf Achilles, art historian. Whether it’s a golden replica of the Nike of Samothrace, Tiffany’s patented glass or travertine, a building’s lobby is its second most important public face yet it rarely receives much notice or protection while often being lifted by the whims of fashion. Achilles will look at how the lobby impacts the overall appearance of a building. By juxtaposing well preserved Chicago lobbies to those by myopic designers, architects and developers, contemporary lobby culture will be investigated for its visual and material merits with the hope of gaining a better preservation perspective.

Chicago Plan Commission

Monthly meeting. 1:00 P.M., Cook County Boardroom
Open to the public

October agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

Buildings: Tall and Small

6:00 P.M. - S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 South State Street, Center Core
Sponsor: School of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event.

Lecture by Leslie E. Robertson, Director of Design, Leslie E. Robertson Associates, R.L.L.P., Professor, Princeton University.

Information: 312/567.3279

   October 20, Friday

Paulo Mendes da Rocha

6:00 P.M. - Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium (enter through Columbus drive)
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$10.00 for A&D Society members, $15.00 for gneral public, $5.00 for students with valid I.D.

Lecture by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, internationally regarded as one of the most relevant architects in Brazil. de Rocha is an early key figure in the São Paulo, or Paulist brutalist Paulo Mendes da Rochastyle of architecture that, among other characteristics, promoted an ethical dimension to the practice of architecture. Over the last fifty years he has had an influential and constantly evolving career that embraces a modern sensibility while incorporating texture and warmth into common building materials, such as unfinished concrete. The Pritzker Prize jury bestowed its 2006 award to Mendes da Rocha for “adhering to a social vision commensurate with the new world, [by] remind[ing] us that architecture is foremost a human endeavor inspired by nature's omnipresence.” Of the architect's many professional and academic honors, the award that brought him international attention was The Mies van der Rohe Prize for Latin American Architecture in 2000. That same year he was selected to represent the country in the Venice Biennale. He has worked almost exclusively in his hometown of São Paulo and is known for structurally innovative projects including the renovation of the São Paulo State Art Museum (1999), the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture (1985-95) and the highly acclaimed public work, the shelter at the Plaza of the Patriarch, completed in 2002.

Reservation form on-line, or call 312/443.7300

  October 23, Monday

A Stronger City, a Stronger Olympic Movement

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

What is the current plan for Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics, and how does it integrate with the city’s downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods? Join Patrick Ryan of the Chicago 2016 Committee and Thomas Kerwin of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as they present the Olympics master plan and its integration in to Chicago’s urban framework to create an Olympic City.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

  October 24, Tuesday

Green Engineering and Brownfields Redevelopment

12:00 P.M. (tentative) - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
$75.00

Opening day of this first-of-its-kind, 11⁄2 day conference focusing on sustainable engineering practices which can be applied in the redevelopment of brownfield sites. The
conference is structured as an engineering design workshop, with an emphasis on water conservation, stormwater management, energy conservation, and alternative energy. Join us for site tours, case studies, and a unique hands-on learning experience between practicing engineers and University of Illinois engineering students. A number of practitioners will give presentations based upon completed and ongoing projects.

Today's half-day session will consist of a tour on the first day showcasing sustainable practices and identifying a brownfield site to be used as a focus for the exercises during the main event. 

Full conference agenda, CEU information, and registration information on-line or call 312/ 996-6904.

ARE You Studying for the ARE?

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - DeStefano and Partners, 445 East Illinois, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

AIA Chicago has purchased all the available ARE and LEED study materials, and anyone preparing for the Architect Registration Examination is welcome to attend these study sessions. This month's host is Jessica Mondo, Assoc. AIA.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

The Mayor in the Green City

5:00 P.M. registration, 5:30 P.M. dinner, 6:30 P.M., program, Crystal Room, The Union League Club
65 W. Jackson
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, The Construction Specifications Institute
Free event
for CSI Chicago members, $40.00 for non-members, pre-paid.
1.0 AIA/CES LU’s in Health Safety and Welfare

The City of Chicago, with the lead of Mayor Richard Daley, is writing the book on sustainable design within an urban environment. Our presenters will lead a discussion on the many issues effecting design professionals when pursuing sustainable design in Chicago. Attendees will be updated on the progress on the sustainable design initiatives adopted by the city and plans for the future. Topics will include the “Chicago Standard”, how this standard compares to LEED, and when design professionals are required to comply with this standard and other initiatives. The program will also discuss the 2030 Challenge Resolution, recently adopted by the US Conference of Mayors and put forth by the mayors from many major cities, including Mayor Daley.

Presenters will include John Albrecht, AIA, CSI, ALA, NCARB, LEED-AP, City of Chicago, Dept. of General Services; and John Montgomery, AIA, LEED-AP Public Building Commission of Chicago Program Coordinator, Green Buildings

Register for this event by October 17th. Members may email Chicagocsi@aol.com or call 847-382-1924. Information: on-line.

  October 25, Wednesday

Green Engineering and Brownfields Redevelopment

8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
$75.00

Center and closing day of this first-of-its-kind, 11⁄2 day conference focusing on sustainable engineering practices which can be applied in the redevelopment of brownfield sites. The conference is structured as an engineering design workshop, with an emphasis on water conservation, stormwater management, energy conservation, and alternative energy. Join us for site tours, case studies, and a unique hands-on learning experience between practicing engineers and University of Illinois engineering students. A number of practitioners will give presentations based upon completed and ongoing projects.

Today's session will feature expert presentations and interactive exercises.  Each group will be asked to develop sustainable  alternatives to routine engineering practices at the chosen brownfield redevelopment site, focusing in on energy, water, stormwater, landscaping, roadway and infrastructure.  Following the workshop, engineering students from the University of Illinois will continue to refine plans and specifications for the redevelopment of the site.  Products developed during and after the conference will be provided to the owner/developer of the case study site for possible use in the actual redevelopment work to be undertaken

Full conference agenda, CEU information, and registration information on-line or call 312/ 996-6904.

Thinking Outside the Box – Tapered, Tilted, Twisted Towers

8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. - Hermann Union Building Auditorium, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3201 South State Street
Sponsor: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
$420.00 for CTBUH members,
$500.00 for non-members , $20.00 for students; annual banquet $125.00 for registrants, $200.00 non-registrants

Opening day of the two-day annual conference of the international Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The program involves architects and engineers who will focus on all design and construction aspects of tapered, tilted, twisted towers.  Featured speakers include Daniel Libeskind and Peter Wynn Rees, chief planner of the City of London. Also presenting are major property developers Dubai Properties, Gale International and Cityzen, as well as contractors, engineers and facade specialist. The full schedule of programs and speakers, in Adobe Acrobat pdf format, can be downloaded here.

Information online or by emailing Geri Kery

The Politics of Architecture/The Architecture of Politics

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - Eric R. Multhauf lunchtime lecture. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch. A Corner Bakery is also on the premises.
1LU

Lecture by Lee Bey, Director of Media & Government Relations at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Stefan Behnisch

6:00 P.M. - Room 1100, Arts and Architecture Building, 845 West Harrison
School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event

Lecture by Stefan Behnisch, Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart

Information: 312/996.3335 or on-line.

ARE You Studying for the ARE?

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - DeStefano and Partners, 445 East Illinois, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

AIA Chicago has purchased all the available ARE and LEED study materials, and anyone preparing for the Architect Registration Examination is welcome to attend these study sessions. This month's host is Jessica Mondo, Assoc. AIA.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

  October 26, Thursday

Archeworks Fall Mid-Term Critique

5:30 P.M. - Archeworks, 625 North Kingsbury
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event
1LU

Join the students and instructors for the first Midterm Critique and Review of the year at Archeworks, Chicago’s alternative design school. Archeworks students will introduce their projects and report on research and developments to date. Projects include Response to Disasters, including bioterrorism, natural disasters and pandemics, Sustainability - the tipping point?, and Design of Products for Stroke Survivors for Improved Work and Home Life.

Information: 312/867.7254   or on-line

Design Exposed: Garofalo Architects

6:15 - 7:45 P.M. - Garofalo Architects, 3752 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
1LU/HSW

Doug Garofalo, FAIA, will present current work and discuss the working methods of his office. The firm, which utilizes cutting edge digital technology, designed the new Hyde Park Art Center and was recently showcased in an exhibit at The Art Institute. Limited to 12 participants.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Learning from Curitiba

7:00 P.M. - Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, main community room, 1st floor
Sponsor: Design Evanston, Evanston Environment Board
Free event

Carmen Vidal-Hallett, LEED AP, International Associate, AIA, and Mark Hallett will share their knowledge from a research study of Curitiba, Brazil, one of the most environmentally enlightened cities in the world. Funded by the Graham Foundation for Advance Studies in the Fine Arts, they explored similarities between Curitiba and Chicago; including rapid transit systems, city planning and environmental exchange with the development community, recycling program, policies on historic preservation, bicycling routes, green architecture and much more.

  October 27, Friday

Design Night

5:30 P.M. - Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$125.00 for members, $150.00 for non-members, $75.00 for new members

The President and Board of Directors of AIA Chicago invite you to attend Designight, a festive evening celebrating architecture and the 51st Annual Design Excellence Awards. Special Guest: Rich Moskal, Director, Chicago Film Office.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

 

  October 28, Saturday

Show us Your Modernism

10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. - S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 South State Street, South Core
Sponsor: School of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, Mies van der Rohe Society
$15.00, $10.00 for Mies van der Rohe Society members. Refreshments will be served.

The Mies van der Rohe Society welcomes David Rago and John Sollo, who are Show Us Your Modernism at IITconsidered among the country’s foremost experts in 20th century objects, to Mies van der Rohe’s Modern icon, S.R. Crown Hall. In addition to running a successful auction house, David and John are the authors of Collecting Modern: A Guide to Mid-Century Furniture and Ceramics and have appeared on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow. Rago and Sollo will discuss how Sollo Rago Modern Auctions came to be, as well as the changes they’ve seen in the Modern market—and the Modern buyer—in taste and value. A Q&A session will be followed by an hour of appraisals, so please bring in photos of your Modern furniture, and fine and decorative arts for formal identification and valuation.

Information and reservations via email or at 312/567.5042.

  October 30, Monday

Massive Change Global Design

9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. - The Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Sponsor: Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) Chicago ChapterBruce Mau
various reservation options beginning at $200.00 ($125.00 for students)

A full-day event to help designers think about the global impact of their work and to explore the possibility of changing the world. Look at the world through the eyes of designers from different disciplines whose work affects the masses. Re-evaluate your own design process and methodology by looking at design through the eyes of those masses.

Participants will include Bruce Mau, speaking about Massive Change. "Utopianism is not dead; it has migrated from politics to materialism. It is not about the world of design; it's about the design of the world". The Massive Change exhibit, curated and designed by Bruce Mau, currently at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Architect Elva Rubio will then discuss the work of Gensler, a leader in global design, planning, and strategic consulting. With a network of 28 offices around the globe, Gensler is a multidisciplinary practice that looks at design through collaboration and contribution. Fred Dust will lead a workshop with the IDEO Smart Space Team to round out the day. IDEO redefines good design by creating experiences, not just products. Learn to experience designs and products through the eyes of the consumer/user. Playing the role of various consumer/users can reveal discrepancies that may have been missed by designers. The environment of the Museum of Science and Industry will be used as a case study exercise to investigate and explore your ability to empathize with consumer/users from other cultures. The exercise will culminate with a brainstorming session on rethinking how the museum can better cater to all visitors. The day will end with a toast and a taste of global wines and cheeses

Reservation and program information: on-line

 

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