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

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   April 2, Monday

Archeworks Papers Reception

6:00 P.M. - Archeworks, 626 North Kingsbury at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free Event

Join author Annie Pedret and cofounders Eva Maddox and Stanley Tigerman for a discussion, reception and book signing. Copies of The Archeworks Papers will be available for purchase.

Beneath Ethics: Love, Being, and Non-action is the fourth edition of the Archeworks Papers. Author Annie Pedret is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Annie PedretUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on the debates and reassessment of modern architecture after World War II and the contribution of this discourse to architecture culture in Europe and the United States. Her paper is responded to in essays written by Archeworks cofounders architect Stanley Tigerman and interior designer Eva Maddox, with Sarah Whiting, Assistant Professor of History and Theory at Princeton University.

RSVP: 312/867-7254 or on-line Information on-line.

Juan Herreros

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

Lecture by Juan Herreros, Taller de Arquitectura X, Mexico

Information on-line or call 312/996.3335

   April 3, Tuesday

First Tuesday Happy Hour with Emerging Green Builders

5:30 - 8:00 P.M. - Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Attending this month is Emerging Green Builders, a network of students and young professionals who promote the integration of future leaders into the green building movement. Bring a frie
nd.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Daylighting by Design: The Works of Alvar Aalto in the Far Northern Latitudes

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: Bridgette Buckley, Holly Hunt Design Studio

Finnish architect Alvar Aalto did most of his work in central and southern Finland, which receives minimal daylight during the winter. Highlighting several examples of his work and focusing on how he incorporated day-lighting in his works of architecture, designer Bridgette Buckley will discuss how Aalto used daylight in his inspired designs.

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information.

ARE/LEED Study Hall

6:00 - 9:00 P.M. - Fitzgerald Earles Architects, 1820 W. Hubbard St. #320
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 sessions. This month's host is Maggie Rurek, Assoc. AIA.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   April 4, Wednesday

Building Architects, Re-thinking America

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.
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Victor Sidy, Dean, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Jong Suong Kimm, FAIA

6:00 P.M., Wishnick Auditorium, 3255 South Dearborn Artsonjue Museum, SAC International, architects
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Jong Suong Kimm, architect, principal SAC International, Ltd., Seoul on Tectonic Logic and Spatial Imagination: Synthesis of Western Reason and Eastern Sensibility.

Information: 312/567.3279

ARE/LEED Study Hall

6:00 - 9:00 P.M. - Fitzgerald Earles Architects, 1820 W. Hubbard St. #320
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 sessions. This month's host is Maggie Rurek, Assoc. AIA.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   April 5, Thursday

353 N. Clark

12:15 P.M. - Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Millennium Park Room, 5th floor southeast
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown353 North Clark, Lohan Anderson, architects
Free event

Rux Currin, Sr. Vice President from Mesirow Financial Real Estate and Dirk Lohan, Principle of Lohan Anderson will discuss the new 1.1 million square foot office tower now under construction on the block bounded by Kinzie, Dearborn and Clark. The tower, designed by Dirk Lohan and A. Epstein & Sons, will be the new home of Jenner & Block and Mesirow Financial. In addition, the building will include retail, health club and dining facilities. Hear about the design and development process of this addition to the growing River North office market.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

12:45 P.M., 33 North LaSalle, Suite 1600
Note: Permit Review Committee meets after Landmarks Commission - estimated start time 1:30 P.M.

Open to the public

April agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

A Conversation with Richard A. Stein

5:00 P .M. (program), 4:30 registration and continental breakfast and networking- The Mid-Day Club, 21 South Clark, 56th Floor
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago
$50.00

A conversation with Richard A. Stein, Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial Real Richard A. SteinEstate, Inc. Come and listen to the trials and tribulations of the early projects and those that are going up now. From the adventurous and interesting jumping off points and the lessons learned, to the keys to real estate success. From AT&T Corporate Center and the new 353 N. Clark downtown to redevelopment of the Glenview Naval Air Station, his projects are diverse and exhilarating.

Register on-line by April 3rd, the 2nd for other methods, or call 800/321.5011. Information

Design Exposed: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

6:00 - 7:30 P.M. - Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, 224 S. Michigan Ave., 10th flr.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for AIA members, $15.00 for non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Roger E. Frechette, III, PE, director of MEP engineering for SOM, will present recent projects in which sustainability as an integrated approach to design such as Pearl Tower in China and UNC Genomics lab building in North Carolina. An office tour will follow.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   April 9, Monday

Women in Planning and Development: Career Advancement Dinner

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Foley & Lardner LLP, 321 N. Clark Suite 2800
Sponsor: Women in Planning and Development
$5.00 for WP+D members, $15.00 for non-members, payable at the event.
Building security requires all visitors to be registered

Steve Frederick, of Frederick Career Services, and Donna Pugh, a partner at Foley & Lardner, will present real tips and information to get your career on track. Are you happy with the work you are responsible for? Do you feel that you are getting paid what your worth? Have you considered changing jobs? Do you know where you want to be in 5 years? This will be a lively presentation and discussion to help answer these or any other career questions.

RSVP (required) by April 8th, via email.

International Project Management Association Level D Course

6:00 - 7:30 P.M. - University Center, 400 S. State Street
Sponsor: AIA, C Consultancy, AIA, RIBA
$1,600.00 for members, $1,800.00 non-members, includes materials, food, and exam fees
60 LU/HSW

This spring JC Consultancy offers its second course on project management, leading to the International Project Management Association Level D qualification exam, in Chicago. Those who attended the first class achieved the firm's first-ever 100% pass rate, demonstrating that Chicago architects are excellent candidates. The course will be presented April 9-11 with exams on April 12

Information: via email, or on-line

   April 10, Tuesday

Greenmaker for Homeowners

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

Lecture by Ori J. Sivan, President and Co-founder, Greenmaker Supply Company

As the market for environmentally friendly materials continues to grow, the number of companies offering these products follows suit. Greenmaker Supply Company is the Midwest’s premier green building supply company, serving homeowner and building professional alike. Ori J. Sivan will introduce Greenmaker’s mission and its offerings, and attendees will receive an insider’s view of the environmental benefits of going green. Sivan’s talk will focus on the environmental challenges that are driving the greening of America and then provide distinct product options that can help us move toward a sustainable future in the building and remodeling industry.

Information: 312/922.3432 x224  or on-line

Chicago Community Development Commission

1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers, 121 North LaSalle
Open to the public

Monthly meeting.

April agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

Center on Halsted Furniture Shower Party

6:00 - 9:00 P.M., Circuit, 3641 N. HalstedCenter on Halsted Furniture Shower
$50.00 on-line, $60.00 at the door.
Attire casual.

Benefit for the Center on Halsted, whose new building, designed by Gensler, is scheduled to open this June. Center on Halsted, a new community center serving Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, has launched a furniture shower e-registry that will remain open to donors through the summer. Conceived by Gensler, the furniture e-registry and shower provide a unique fundraising channel for the new building and engages donors, allowing them to choose specific pieces and giving them a personal way to invest in their new community center. The Furniture Shower Party will fete donors and highlight remaining furniture needs

Information on-line

Design!

6:30 P.M. program, preceded by reception at 5:30 P.M. - Union League Club, 65 West Jackson
Sponsor: Structural Engineerers Association of Illinois

A lecture by Dr. James M. Fisher, Ph.D., PE, focusing on what design is and what it is not. Dr. Fisher will impart some of the valuable lesions he’s learned over more than 40 years of practice. Lessons about how to get started on a design project, how to look at the big picture, and how to be successful – for yourself, your peers, and your clients. He will also outline the steps that every designer should take to ensure the success of the project, ranging from always considering constructability to the role of the computer in design. He will conclude with sage advice he’s learned over the years from his colleagues such as Bill LeMessurier, Fazlur Khan, and Jim Wooten. Dr. James Fisher joined Computerized Structural Design, S.C. in 1973, and he became a Principal of the firm in 1974.

Call Donna Childs at 312/649.4600 x200 by April 6th for reservations.   Information on-line.

   April 11, Wednesday

Chicago Harbor Plan

12:00 - 1:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional & Urban Design KC
Free for AIA members, $15.00 for non-members
1 LU/HSW

Chicago is home of the largest municipal harbor system in North America. In order to Chicago Harbor Planidentify potential improvements for this system, the Chicago Park District (CPD) conducted a market-based study to identify new harbor opportunities, complete with conceptual designs and an implementation strategy plan. Rob Rejman, CPD director of lakefront construction, will present the findings of this study.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Pearl River TowerPearl River Tower, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, architects

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.
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Roger Frechette, Director of M/E/P Sustainable Engineering, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill LLP.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Resuscitating a Dying World: the Architecture 2030 Challenge

6:00 P.M. - Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago (enter on Columbus)
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Architecture Foundation, AIA Chicago
$20.00, $10.00 for CAF, AIA or Archiecture and Design Society members; $5 students with valid student ID
1.5 LU/HSW

A provocative evening with Edward Mazria, AIA, founder of Architecture 2030, as he brings to light the issue of global warming and its relationship to the built environment. In Edward Mazriaspring 2006, the AIA National Board passed a resolution to support Architecture 2030, which states that by 2010, all new buildings will strive for a 60% reduction in fossil fuel use, and by 2030 all new buildings will be carbon neutral (using no fossil fuel GHG emitting energy to operate). The U.S. Conference of Mayors also recently voted to unanimously approve the resolution “adopting the 2030 challenge for all buildings,” with Mayor Richard M. Daley being one of the co-sponsors.

Edward Mazria is senior principal at Mazria Inc., an architecture and planning firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is an internationally recognized architect who employs a cutting-edge environmental approach to design. Mazria writes extensively and is the recipient of design awards from AIA, U.S. Department of Energy and American Solar Energy Society, and the American Planning Association. He currently speaks nationally and internationally on the subject of climate change and architecture.

Register on-line. Information, on-line or call

Best Practices and Lessons Learned: Regulating Healthcare Design

6:00 - 7:30 P.M. - Olson Auditorium, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, 836 W. Wellington entrance
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC
Free for AIA members, $15.00 for non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

What are the expectations for healthcare projects from the perspective of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board? Learn what works best and what to avoid when collaborating with these agencies. Speakers: Enrique Unanue, AIA, IDPH; Henry Kowalenko, IDPH; Jeff Mark, Health Facilities Planning Board.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   April 12, Thursday

Stormwater Management in an Urban Environment

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: Joyce Coffee, Chicago Department of Environment and Jason
Navota, Conservation Design Forum

Stormwater management continues to present both challenges and opportunities to area property owners. Chicago's proposed Stormwater Management Ordinance will require regulated developments to manage the volume of stormwater leaving a site and its rate leaving a site. This presentation and discussion will illustrate how urban developments throughout the region use best management practices to manage their stormwater.

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information.

   April 13, Friday

Mahjoub Elnimeiri

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

Lecture by Mahjoub Elnimeiri, professor of architecture at IIT College of Architecture and Director, Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture Program, on Architectural Research and the Built Environment.

Information: 312/567.3279

Chicago Modernism Show Gala Preview

6:00 - 9:00 P.M. - 1422 N. Kingsbury
Sponsors: Herman Miller and CS Interiors, benefits AIA Chicago Foundation and IIDA-Illinois
$80.00 in advance, $110.00 at the door

Over 80 noted National and International Decorative and Fine Arts Exhibitors presenting all design movements of the 20th Century.

Information: on-line. or call 312/376.2725

   April 14, Saturday

Chicago Modernism Show

10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. - 1422 N. Kingsbury
$10.00

Opening day of exhibition showcasing over 80 noted National and International Decorative and Fine Arts Exhibitors presenting all design movements of the 20th Century.

Information: on-line.

Walking Case Study: Rancho Verde - A Green Campus Development

1:00 - 3:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.

Presenter: Roger Post, Christy Webber Landscapes

Rancho Verde is the new green campus development adjacent to CCGT. Join Roger
Post of Christy Webber Landscapes as he presents the Rancho Verde case study,
discussing the details of the LEED Gold headquarters of the landscape design firm. This
seminar will include a walking site tour of the property.

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information.

   April 15, Sunday

Chicago Modernism Show

12:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. - 1422 N. Kingsbury
$10.00

Closing day of exhibition showcasing over 80 noted National and International Decorative and Fine Arts Exhibitors presenting all design movements of the 20th Century.

Information: on-line.

   April 16, Monday

The Green Greystone: Increasing the Affordability and Sustainability of Chicago’s Historic Greystone Housing

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event - opening lecture of a weeklong series observing Earth Week
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Matt Cole, Project Coordinator, Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Friends of Downtown Awards Night

5:30 P.M. cocktails, 6:15 P.M. Program - The Mid-Day Club
Chase Tower, 21 South Clark, 56th floor.
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free event
for Friends of Downtown members, $35.00 non-members

The Friends of Downtown Annual Awards recognize outstanding achievements that promote downtown and help make it the well-designed, vibrant, economic heart of the city. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line . Members may make reservations via e-mail. Tickets may be purchased on-line.

   April 17, Tuesday

Environmental Policy: Reduction of Global Warming through the Built Environment

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event - opening lecture of a weeklong series observing Earth Week
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Joe Shacter, Senior Policy Advocate, Environmental Law and Policy Center

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

   April 18, Wednesday

The Green Exchange: Building a Business Community for the Advancement of the Green Marketplace

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event - opening lecture of a weeklong series observing Earth Week
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by David Baum, Principal and Founder, Baum Development.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Working With an Architect

5:45 - 7:45 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

If your plans for the future include a major home renovation or building project, join the AIA Chicago for a free seminar on how to get started. Residential architecture specialists from AIA Chicago will present these seminars at locations across the city this spring. These sessions are packed with information designed to simplify the process and get your project off to a strong start. Topics covered include: How to define what you want to achieve in your home, what resources are available to help you find an architect, where to turn for more information about zoning, building code, and permit regulations, and the six steps involved in design and construction.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Charles Waldheim

6:00 P.M., McCloska Auditorium, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, 3201 S. State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Charles Waldheim, Associate Dean, Director of the Landscape Architecture Program, University of Toronto on Ford's Fields.

Information: 312/567.3279

Stanley Tigerman and Victoria Lautman in conversation

6:00 P.M. - Archeworks, 626 North Kingsbury at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks Victoria Lautman and Stanley Tigerman
Free Event

A conversation between architect Stanley Tigerman and journalist Victoria Lautman, host of Writers on the Record with Victoria Lautman

RSVP: 312/867-7254 or on-line Information on-line.

   April 19, Thursday

Roofing Primer: Alternative Roofing Systems

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

Review the strengths and weaknesses of different roof systems, their strengths and weaknesses, and industry statistics concerning their performance characteristics. The speaker is Joanne Rodriguez from Tremco Roofing. (This program is rescheduled from January.)

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

What is a Chicago Greystone?

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

While many Chicago area-residents are familiar with greystones, defining exactly “What is Chicago Greystone Initiativea Greystone?’ is challenging, since the term “greystone” actually represents a diverse range of building types. Join Brent Ryan, assistant professor of the University of Illinois Chicago’s Urban Planning and Policy Program and co-director of UIC’s City Design Center, for an examination of the different aspects that define a greystone and its architectural elements. Ryan will also discuss the Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative in North Lawndale which is a tool to preserve the community’s cultural and architectural heritage. North Lawndale has nearly 2000 greystones, more than any other Chicago neighborhood.

Information: On-line or call 312/922.1742

Strategies and Design: Achieving 50% Energy Consumption in Commercial Buildings

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event - opening lecture of a weeklong series observing Earth Week
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Leonard Sciarra, AIA, Gensler

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Chicago Plan Commission
1:00 P.M. , 121 North LaSalle
Open to the public

Monthly meeting.

April agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

The Color of Light

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250 (Registration begins at 5:00 P.M.)
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, IES
$15.00 for IES and AIA members, $20.00 for non-members
2 LU/HSW

What are CRI, CCT, Kelvin, and SPD? Why do people dislike fluorescent light? How does lighting affect the color of the materials in your work space and in your projects? This two-hour discussion and hands-on presentation, organized by the Illuminating Engineers Society of North America, Chicago Section, will give you a much better understanding of these terms and how they relate to the real world. Presenters include Joe Tawil, GAM Products; Erik Moser, Osram Sylvania; and Avraham Mor, Lightswitch. Refreshments will be served. This another AIA150 event with an industry partner

Register and information for this event, or call 847/487.4273 ext. 207.

Sustaining the Arts

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Toronto/Chicago Sister Cities Committee
$20.00, $10.00 for CAF members; $15 students Thomas Payne, architect
AIA/CES 1

A lecture and reception with award-winning architect Thomas Payne, a founding partner of KPMB, one of Toronto’s leading architecture firms. Toronto is undergoing a cultural renaissance with the unprecedented building and architectural transformation of close to a dozen major arts and cultural institutions. Mr. Payne will discuss the architectural changes in Toronto and the important role of sustainable building design in the performing arts.

Register on-line RSVP: 312/922.3432 x224 

Introduction to ARE and Licensing in Illinois

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - UIC Art and Architecture Laboratories, 845 W. Harrison St., #1100
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event
1.5 LU

Get ready for the Architect Registration Examination. Learn how to register, study for, and take the exam. Speakers: Erica Brown, AIA, NCARB; Luis Martinez, AIA, IL Architecture Licensing Board; and an architect who recently passed the exam. Frank Heitzman, AIA, will answer IDP questions, and Mike Newman will outline UIC’s ARE review class

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Ecology of Design

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: 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 by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information.

   April 20, Friday

Sustainability and the Kohl Children’s Museum

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event - opening lecture of a weeklong series observing Earth Week
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by David J. Mann, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Booth Hansen.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

   April 21, Saturday

Earth Day Celebration with ComEd and Exelon

9:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M. - Daley Bicentennial Plaza, 337 E. Randolph just east of Columbus Drive
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council, Grant Park Conservancy

Skip the gym on Saturday: we will offer you a work out that will burn just as many calories and build muscle plus help the environment and Grant Park - Chicago's front yard and the 2016 Olympics celebration central. Grant Park is Chicago's front yard and lively, outdoor civic center to the world, please come out and show your civic pride. ComEd and Exelon are sending out many volunteers as they did last year making it a huge volunteer effort. We will be mulching trees (by working with the Chicago Park District, we have worked to get 1000's of trees planted in Grant Park, close to two thousand in the last year).
We will also be picking up left-over winter litter and debris. It's great exercise, it's productive, it's fun and it helps our trees and the environment.

Information: 312/927.6795

Chicago Green Festival

11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. - McCormick Place/ Lakeside, 2301 S. Lake Shore
Sponsor: Global Exchange, Co-op America
19.00 Membership Fast Pass for two days, $10.00 for one day, $14.00 Membership Fastpass for Public Transit/Seniors/Students with ID/Bike Riders, $5 Public Transit/Seniors/Students with ID/Bike Riders (day pass at door), children under 12 free

Opening day of two-day event featuring 150 speakers and 300 exhibitors in the national's largest eco-mall. Today's programs will include Sadhu Johnston talking about Chicago's Journey to Become the Greenest City in the Nation, and Alderman Toni Preckwinkle discussing Affordable Housing.

Information: on-line

   April 22, Sunday

Chicago Green Festival

11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. - McCormick Place/ Lakeside, 2301 S. Lake Shore
Sponsor: Global Exchange, Co-op America
19.00 Membership Fast Pass for two days, $10.00 for one day, $14.00 Membership Fastpass for Public Transit/Seniors/Students with ID/Bike Riders, $5 Public Transit/Seniors/Students with ID/Bike Riders (day pass at door), children under 12 free

Closing day of two-day event featuring 150 speakers and 300 exhibitors in the national's largest eco-mall. Today's programs will include Erik Olsen and Michael Berkshire talking about Building it Green: City Programs that Work, and Jacqueline Grimshaw discussing The Crisis in Transit Funding.

Information: on-line

   April 24, Tuesday

Air Barriers in the Building Enclosure: Permeable or Not?

9:00 - 11:30 A.M., registration begins at 8:30 A.M. -Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC, Building Enclosure Council/Chicago
Free event for members, $15.00 for non-members
2.5 LU/HSW

One often-asked question when choosing the building envelope materials is the choice of vapor permeable or vapor non-permeable air barriers. Why ask the question of vapor permeability for air barriers? The same question could and should be asked of any building envelope material. Vapor permeability is not required for air leakage control: either vapor permeable or vapor non-permeable materials can be equally effective as air barriers. However, vapor permeability is critical for moisture management, and understanding the design criteria for moisture management is critical when selecting a material. Attend this seminar and learn: building envelope components and their functions (control of heat, air, moisture); air barrier benefits and performance requirements; criteria for choosing a vapor permeable or vapor non-permeable air barrier; and introduction to condensation analysis tools (dew point, WUFI). Presenters: Maria Spinu, PhD, global building science integration manager, DuPont Building Innovations, and John Edgar, senior technical Service manager, Sto Corp.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

ARE/LEED Study Hall

5:30 - 9:00 P.M. - Fitzgerald Earles Architects, 1820 W. Hubbard St. #320
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 sessions. This month's host is Maggie Rurek, Assoc. AIA.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

What Design and Construction Professionals Need to Know About
the Energy Codes

5:00 P.M. - (registration) 5:30 (dinner), 6:30 (program) The Union League Club, Crystal Room, 65 West Jackson
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, The Construction Specifications Institute
$40.00, free for CSI members

A panel discussion including
Helen J. Kessler, FAIA, LEED AP, HJKessler Associates, Inc., Leonard Sciarra, AIA, LEED AP, Gensler, and Sachin Anand, PE, LEED AP, HMS Engineers.

Global warming has been acknowledged as a real threat to the planet, and architects are being called to task for their role in the design of buildings, which are the single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions as well as one of the largest consumers of energy. It is imperative that architects take seriously their leadership role to guide their clients and ensure that new buildings, as well as alterations to existing structures, are designed to minimize both emissions and energy consumption.

Attendees will be presented with an overview of the energy codes currently enforced, how these codes relate to one another, and the compliance paths available within them. The concepts common across these energy codes, including building envelope, HVAC, SWH, lighting, and energy modeling/simulation, will be reviewed and discussed, with adequate time for questions and answers.

Members may RSVP for this event by April 17th by calling 847/382.1924 or via email. Guests may register on-line. Information on-line.

   April 25, Wednesday

Be-Deviled by the White City: Understanding the Continuing Fascination with Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair

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.
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Christopher C. Multhauf, CAF Docent, President and CEO, Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing / NORBIC

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Managing Your Digital Practice with New AIA Contract Documents

5:30 - 6:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free event for members, $15.00 for non-members
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To address rapidly evolving technology, AIA is about to release the first edition of two new documents that you may use to discuss and record rights and responsibilities regarding the transfer of digital data between the building team, as well as the project’s digital requirements and protocols. Whether you are working in 2D, 3D, or 4D, fully integrating BIM, or just testing the waters, preview the documents and learn how you can use these new project management tools. Steve Weiss, FAIA, Weiss Architects, is a member of AIA’s Contract Documents Committee and will be presenting this program at the national AIA convention in May.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

ARE/LEED Study Hall

5:30 - 9:00 P.M. - Fitzgerald Earles Architects, 1820 W. Hubbard St. #320
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 sessions. This month's host is Maggie Rurek, Assoc. AIA.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City

6:00 P.M. - The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton
Sponsor: The Newberry Library
Free Event

Lecture by Carl Smith, author, The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City. Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago is arguably the most The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City, by Carl Smithinfluential document in the history of urban planning. Coauthored by Edward Bennett and produced in collaboration with the Commercial Club of Chicago, the 1909 Plan proposed what have become some of the city's most distinctive features, including its lakefront parks and roadways, the Magnificent Mile, and Navy Pier. Carl Smith's fascinating history reveals the Plan's central role in shaping the ways people envision the cityscape and urban life itself.

Information on-line or call 312/255.3700

   April 26, Thursday

4th Annual Bridge Symposium

7:30 A.M. registration, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., symposium - Maggiano's Little Italy, 111 West Grand
Sponsor: Structural Engineerers Association of Illinois
$225.00 for SEAOI members, $275.00 non-members through April 19, $300.00 for members, $350.00 for non-members after April 19

The Bridge Symposium has been held annually since 2004. It was started to give bridge SEAOI 2007 Bridge Symposiumengineers a forum to share analysis, design, and construction information from recent projects with unique and/or distinguishing design characteristics. The symposium comprises a single session with breakfast and lunch. The session includes approximately 15 presentations, including a keynote by Walter Gatti of Tensor Engineering.

Full list of presentations and registration form and instructions on-line.

Archeworks Final Project Review

5:30 P.M. - 8:15 P.M. - Archeworks, 626 North Kingsbury at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free Event. $5.00 suggested donation for dinner.

Final Student Project Presentations of the year at Archeworks, Chicago’s alternative design school. Archeworks students will unveil final projects and discuss their work.

5:30-6:15 "Heal the Hood" Community Based Emergency Communication

6:15-6:45 Dinner - $5 donation suggested

6:45-7:30 Inspiring the Green Genius: Envisioning Sustainability at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

7:30-8:15 “Design4Stroke” Design of Products for Stroke Survivors for Improved Work and Home Life - Archeworks, in partnership with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC), Northwestern University’s Institute for Design Engineering Application (IDEA) with support from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), worked on its second year of exploring design applications for improving the work and home life of stroke survivors.

RSVP: 312/867-7254 or on-line Information on-line.

César Portela - NOTE: Event POSTPONED due to illness

6:00 P.M. - Instituto Cervantes, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2940
Sponsor: Instituto Cervantes, with support of the Graham Foundation
Free Event

Lecture by César Portela, presented in Spanish simultaneous English translation

Information 312/335.1996

  April 28, Saturday

Hands-On House Help: Rebuilding Together - Metro Chicago

7:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M. -bus leaves from United Center
Sponsor: AIA/Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Pick up a paintbrush, install grab bars in the bathroom, or new cabinets in the kitchen. These are some of the repairs that volunteers will perform on national Rebuilding Together Day. Every year, Rebuilding Together, a non-profit organization, selects a different community in which to provide free home repairs for elderly, disabled, or low-income individuals. This year, we are working in the home of an elderly couple in Markham.

To participate, contact Holly Genc, Assoc. AIA. Information: 312/670.7770

Pre-fab Green Homes

1:00 - 3:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.

Presenter: Jay Swoboda, ecoUrban Homes

Expressing one’s self through a custom-designed home is often beyond the financial reach of many buyers. This seminar will explain how modular and other styles of pre-fab construction can offer design and production technologies that have the potential to deliver affordable, high quality homes to EVERYONE. Finally, we will take a look at how market-forces are making green homes and green products make sense financially to both builders and homeowners.

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information.

  April 30, Monday

New Members Breakfast

7:45 - 9:00 A.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional & Urban Design KC
Free event, limited to new AIA Chicago members only

New members are invited to learn more about AIA at the local, state, and national levels, and to meet board members, KC leaders, and staff at our spring New Members Breakfast.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

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