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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, Thursday

The Olympic Plan

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

In October 2006, Patrick Ryan and Thomas Kerwin presented the Chicago 2016 Exploratory Committee's master plan and its integration into Chicago's urban framework. Olympic Village 2016 Chicago OlympicsThis March, they return to CAF to present a more comprehensive physical plan, featuring the proposed venues for the 2016 Chicago Olympic Games. There has been a major collaborative effort by Chicago's design community in support of the city's bid for the games. View and discuss the athlete-centric venues by some of Chicago's top architecture, engineering, and construction consulting firms.

RSVP: 312/922.3432 x224  or on-line

The Aqua

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

Jeanne Gang, of Studio Gang Architects, will present the 80-story Aqua development proposed for a prominent site in Lakeshore East. The new tower, being developed by Magellan Development Group, will include a hotel, condominiums and parking. The tower’s unique design, featuring undulating waves of concrete, will make it a striking addition to the Chicago skyline. Come hear one of Chicago’s most exciting architects discuss this prominent project.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

12:45 P.M., City Hall , 121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 201-A
Note: Permit Review Committee meets after Landmarks Commission - estimated start time 1:30 P.M.

Open to the public

March agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

Archeworks Student Project Review

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - Archeworks, 626 North Kingsbury at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free Event - dinner 6:00 - 6:30, $5.00 donation suggested

Midterm Student Project Critique and Review at Archeworks, Chicago’s alternative design school. Archeworks students will present their projects and report on research and developments to date.

5:30-6:00 Sustainability - the tipping point? Team Goal: Archeworks and the Museum of Science and Industry have partnered to lead a long range plan which will bring together the community at large to begin the process of addressing environmental questions and the “greening” of the museum.

6:30-7:00 Design of Products for Stroke Survivors for Improved Work and Home Life (Year 2) Team Goal: Archeworks, in partnership with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC), Northwestern University’s Institute for Design Engineering and Applications (IDEA) with support from U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) will work on a second year exploring design applications for improving the work and home life of stroke survivors.

7:00 - 7:30 Response to Disasters, including bioterrorism, natural disasters and pandemics
Team Goal: Using the knowledge learned from recent disasters, which exposed a lack of communication and emergency response, students will investigate all aspects of emergency response to disasters, evaluating public awareness and exploring the types of amenities needed to support emergency response in times of crisis, focusing on special populations.

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

   March 6, Tuesday

First Tuesday Happy Hour

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

Bring a friend and meet the chapter's Practice Management Knowledge Community.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

The Trump Internation Hotel and Tower

7:00 P.M. program, preceded by 5:15 P.M. cash bar and 6:00 P.M. dinner- Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 South Michigan
Sponsor: Structural Engineerers Association of IllinoisTrump Tower Chicago, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, architects
$45.00 for SEAOI members; $55.00 for non-members

This month's dinner meeting will feture a presentation by Mr. Robert Sinn from the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). Mr. Sinn will present the Trump International Hotel and Tower currently under construction in downtown Chicago. When completed in 2009, Trump International Hotel and Tower, Chicago will rise to a height of 1,133 feet (1360 feet including the spire). Designed by SOM, the 92 story Trump Tower will be the tallest concrete building in the United States, and the tallest building built in North America since the completion of Sears Tower in 1974.

The presentation will include detailed structural engineering aspects of the tower design including a description of the reinforced concrete systems chosen for the project, design for occupant perception of motion due to wind, and other design challenges for this landmark Chicago project.

Call Donna Childs at 312/649.4600 x200 by March 2nd for reservations.  

Where's Green: New Developments in Chicago

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.

Presenters: Hans Fedderke, Kirk Fox and Mark Ahlheim, Green Home Partners

Join Chicago’s first green real estate team as they compare and contrast the sustainable
features of several new green real estate developments in the Chicagoland area. The
benefits of living in a green home will be discussed including lifecycle costs, health
benefits, and resale value.

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

   March 7, Wednesday

SEAOI Workshop: Masonry Design 2007

8:00 A.M. - 12: 00 P.M. , Association Forum Offices, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800
Sponsor: Structural Engineerers Association of Illinois
$175.00 for SEAOI members; $225.00 for non-members

The ancient material os masonry is still as relevant as ever. The workshop will cover the current structural design trends in masonry as well as basics of designing brick and concrete block masonry. Design examples will be provided. The workshop will also cover the essentials of jointing, weatherproofing and constructability to satisfy the intent of the architectural program. Workshop presenters are Edward J. Swierz and Lance Parker of Thorton Tomasetti, Inc.

Reservations are requred and may be made by calling Donna Childs at 312/649.4600 x200.

Taliesin through a Painter’s Eye

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 Genevieve Davis, MFA

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Joseph Rosa - Curating Architecture

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

Joseph Rosa's lecture will explore architecture as art in the museum setting. Rosa is the John H. Bryan Curatorial Chair of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the author of 13 books and his writings have appeared in Praxis, Architectural Joseph Rosa, Curator of Architecture and Design, the Art Institute of ChicagoDesign, Assemblage, Casabella, The History of Photography Journal, Oculus, Architekur & Bauforum, and Progressive Architecture. Rosa has curated over 30 exhibitions and was formerly the Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the Curator of Architecture at the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA, the Chief Curator at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, and the Director of the Columbia Architecture Galleries.

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

Fireside Chat Rekindled

6:30 P.M. - I Space Gallery, 230 West Superior
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free Event
Chicago Architectural Club Fireside Chat with Xavier Vendrell, Ralph Johnson and Andrew Metter

Rescheduled from February 20, the evening provides a look at large scale public landscape/architectural projects in Barcelona. Why are Chinese developers willing to incur additional costs to turn the roof of a parking garage into a garden. Panelists Xavier Vendrell, Ralph Johnson and Andy Metter will look at several projects that have been proposed for the City of Chicago that attempt to challenge conventional approaches to urban space, the reappropriation of infrastructure, and the use of landscape.

Information on-line

   March 8, Thursday

Commission on Chicago Landmarks - Special Meeting

9:00 A.M. , City Hall , Cook County Commission Board Room, 118 N. Clark St., 5th Floor

A special meeting to reverse the Commission's January vote denying a motion to demolish the landmark Farwell building.

March agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

Enlightening Interiors: Chicago Board of Trade

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

The Chicago Board of Trade recently completed a comprehensive renovation of its landmark building at the terminus of LaSalle Street. Douglas Gilbert, AIA (Harboe Architects) and Giulio Pedota, IALD, LC, IESNA (Schuler Shook) will discuss the lobbies, meticulously restored to their original Art Deco splendor. With an understanding of the critical role lighting design plays, the team recreated original fixtures and designed lighting to enhance the interior's features. Bring lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Chicago Bird Agenda

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.

Presenters: Joyce Coffee, Chicago Department of Environment and Jeanne Gang,
Studio/Gang/Architects

As we near the end of spring migration, we wonder if Chicago could be a better host to
the millions of birds that travel through the city twice a year. At this seminar we will
review the latest information on reducing bird collisions with buildings through building
design and operations, bird-safe glass, and interior solutions.

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

Envisioning the Bloomingdale - Informational Meeting

6:30 P.M. - I Space Gallery, 230 West Superior
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free Event - food and refreshments will be served

In collaboration with the Graham Foundation, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Friends of the Bloomingdale Line, Trust for Public Land, and the City of Chicago, the Chicago Architectural Club has assumed the curatorial role in putting together an exhibition of Bloomingdale Trail, Chicago, Illinoisinnovative and sustainable proposals for making the former Bloomingdale rail line on Chicago's north side into a linear, elevated park. The work we are seeking is conceptual in nature and critical in its approach: it may incorporate the entire 2.75 mile length of the site, or a small architectural or landscape intervention. The exhibition will be seen by many non-architects and we are attempting to present work that will jump start the collective “envisioning” of what the park might be. Architects, landscape architects, engineers, artists, and designers are invited to come learn about our plans and how to be a part of this exciting proposal that is gaining momentum at a staggering clip.

Currently over 30 individuals and at least 8 firms have committed to submitting work for the show, which is scheduled for May 18 and will run for approximately 2 weeks.

Information on-line

   March 10, Saturday

Green Renovation of High-rises in Chicago

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: Jessica Mondo, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

The density of residential high-rises can present an ideal opportunity for sustainable
living. Architect Jessica Mondo will discuss ways occupants of residential high-rises can
become active participants in greening their space and their lives and save money on
their energy bills too!

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

   March 12, Monday

Shelbourne Development Presents the Chicago Spire

5:30 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationChicago Spire, Santiago Calatrava, Architect
$10.00
, free for CAF members; $5 students with valid student ID
AIA/CES 1

An evening discussion with Garrett Kelleher, developer for the Chicago Spire. At 2,000 feet tall, it will be the tallest building in Chicago—and all of the Americas and Europe—when completed in 2010. Mr. Kelleher and attorney Tom Murphy will present the most recent developments for the Spire, designed by world-renowned architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava with Perkins + Will acting as architect of record.

RSVP: 312/922.3432 x224 

   March 13, Tuesday

Buildings and Global Warming: High-Performance Building Design

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

Lecture by Vuc Vujovic, LEED AP, Director of Sustainable Design, Legat Architects.

Known to be one of the primary contributors to global warming phenomenon, building construction and operations have enormous direct and indirect impacts on the environment. Our ability to slow the growth rate of greenhouse gas emissions contributed to buildings will require concerted effort focused on development and implementation of high-performance, carbon-neutral building design, materials and systems. This lecture will review sustainable building concepts and the technologies available that can reduce building’s environmentally detrimental impacts.

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.

March agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

Historic Preservation in Chicago

5:00 P.M. - Burnham Conference Center at APA • 122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1600
Sponsor: American Planning Association Chicago
Free for members and non-members. Limited seating. No reservations required.

When Frank Sinatra sang "State Street, that great street," it was considered "great" because of its reputation as a shopping destination. Today this corridor could be called that for Gunny Harboeanother reason: the successful preservation of significant buildings at various points along its span. From the Reliance Building and Carson Pirie Scott in the Loop, to IIT's Crown Hall and the Bee Building in Bronzeville, State Street is home to several examples of Chicago's architectural legacy. Hear from T. Gunny Harboe, the architect behind these projects, on how their preservation came about. Harboe will also talk about the role he sees planners have in historic preservation, of both individual structures and entire districts, and give his thoughts on how planning and its management tools can successfully help to support the history and legacy of our past. Gunny Harboe is president of Harboe Architects, PC, an architecture firm specializing in historic preservation and sustainable design.

Information.

ARE Study Hall

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - HOK, 30 W. Monroe St., #1500
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 Natalie Banaszak.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency

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: Anna Purses, Tetra Tech EM Inc

This class will discuss the link between sustainable building design and indoor air
quality, air quality testing techniques and ways to improve your building’s IAQ.

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

   March 14, Wednesday

Chicago Central Area Action Plan

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

In 2003, the City of Chicago adopted a new Central Area Plan to identify a vision for and strategies to guide downtown development. The City is currently preparing the “Central Area Action Plan” to prioritize projects and to identify funding sources for implementation. Project manager Benet Haller (Chicago Dept. of Planning and Development) and principal consultant Richard Wilson, Assoc. AIA, AICP (URS Corporation) will present an overview of the action plan. Bring lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

"Our House Beautiful”: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union's Effort to Establish Place and Power in Chicago, 1887-1926

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 Rachel Bohlmann, Director of Public Programs, The Newberry Library

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

The Inside Track to Leadership in Affordable Housing Development

6:00 P.M. - Jefferson Tap, 325 N. Jefferson Street
Sponsor: Chicago's Women in Planning and Development (WP+D)
$15.00 members, $30.00 non-members. (Event is free is you may annual membership days at the event.)

Presentation by Cindy Holler, President of Mercy Housing Lakefront, an organization Near North SRO, Helmut Jahn, architectwith a regional approach to affordable housing production, from Cincinnati to Chicago to Milwaukee
. Mercy has recently opened Near North Apartments, a new SRO designed by architect Helmut Jahn. Ms. Holler will speak about her rise to a leadership position in the field of affordable housing development after earning her bachelor's degree in political science/rhetoric and communications from Kent State University and a Master's in City and Regional Planning/Real Estate from the Pratt Institute in New York.

Information: on-line

ARE Study Hall

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - HOK, 30 W. Monroe St., #1500
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 Natalie Banaszak.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   March 15, Thursday

Community Building: Design Innovation and Neighborhood Revitalization - Streets as Places

11:45 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224
South Michigan
Sponsors: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Metropolitan Planning Council
$30.00, $15.00 for CAF and MPC members. A box lunch will be provided.
AIA/CES 1

New York City, London, Paris, Shanghai, Copenhagen. These world-class cities have Trafalger Square, Londonbegun to dramatically rethink the design of their streets and public squares. From Trafalgar to the Paris Plage, city streets are being transformed from throughways to popular places for residents and visitors to shop, eat, meet, greet, and relax. Fred Kent, from Project for Public Spaces, will describe what it takes to transform run down streets into desirable neighborhood places. Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Cheri Heramb will discuss how the place-oriented street design movement is transforming Chicago’s streets. Marisa Novara, Member, Ogden Avenue Redesign Coordinating Committee and
Ald. Mary Ann Smith (Chicago-48th Ward) will then join a panel detailing the day-to-day work of turning neighborhood streets into places we all want to visit.

RSVP: Register with on-line at the Metropolitan Planning Council or, contact Pam Lee at 312/863.6011 or via email plee@metroplanning.org, and include your name, organization name, phone number, credit card information, and e-mail address.

Lighting Controls: Design, Performance, Conservation

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

Dave Coker (Douglas Lighting Controls), Brian Coddington and Duane Creviston (Technilight), will review current trends in the design and application of lighting controls for performance as well as compliance with local, state, and national energy code requirements. Bring lunch or buy at CBA cafeteria (purchase ticket on first floor).

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Courtyard Houses of Weishan: Documentation and Delight

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Claudia Cassidy Theater on the second floor of the Cultural CenterMenghua Old House, Weishan, China
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free Event

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's historic preservation program has been working with the historic Southern Silk Road town of Weishan as it seeks to preserve a rich collection of historic architecture. Vince Michael, director of the school's historic preservation program, will describe the latest project, a digital and large-format photo documentation of traditional courtyard houses that took place this summer with 13 students and will result in landmark protection and a book on Weishan architecture featuring student and faculty contributions.

Information: On-line or call 312/922.1742

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

Monthly meeting.

March agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

Introduction to Intern Development Program

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Are you enrolled in IDP? Are you about to enroll? Do you supervise interns at your firm? If the answer is yes, then you should come to this annual program. Harry Falconer, Jr., AIA, assistant director of Record Services at NCARB, and Frank Heitzman, AIA (Heitzman Architects), IDP Coordinator for AIA Chicago, will explain the program, how to get the most out of it, and answer all your questions. IDP packets will be available.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   March 19, Monday

Alberto Kalach

6:00 P.M. - University of Illinois at Chicago, Art and Architecture Building, 845 WestEdificio Augusto Rodin, Alberto Kalach, architect Harrison, Room 1100
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event

Lecture by Alberto Kalach, Taller de Arquitectura X, Mexico

Information on-line or call 312/996.3335

   March 20, Tuesday

Growing Water: UrbanLab’s Winning Design for the City of the Future Competition

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

Lecture by Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn, Principals, UrbanLab

On November 17, 2006, CAF hosted the History Channel’s City of the Future design City of the Future, Growing Water, UrbanLabcompetition, which was also held in New York and Los Angeles. In all three cities, architecture teams from across the United States were challenged to model their vision of the city in 2106 before a live audience in a race against the clock.

Architecture and urban design firm UrbanLab won both the Chicago competition and the national online competition with a holistic urban center where water is more precious than oil. UrbanLab’s winning entry featured “Eco-Boulevards” that would encompass a massive “Living Machine,” effectively treating 100% of Chicago’s waste and storm water.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

A House for an Ecologist - Opening Reception and Panel Discussion

6:00 - 7:30 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, AIA ChicagoEnvironment and Design KCs, Young Architects Forum
$15.00, free for AIA and CAF members

The A House for an Ecologist competition sought designs for a live/work dwelling for an ecologist in residence at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, located on the grounds of the Eskin House, James Bowen and Mark Weston, architectsNational Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Local competition winner Florian Morozan with M3 Architectural Consultants will present his entry, followed by a panel discussion on the competition themes: “How can environmental innovation in building design contribute directly to design excellence” and “What makes a project ecologically intelligent?”
Panelists will include Rico Cedro, Krueck & Sexton Architects, Kevin Pierce, Emergency Picnic, Carol Ross-Barney, Ross Barney Architects and Joe Valerio, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates. Moderators will be Steve Kismohr and Harley Ellis Devereau

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

   March 21, Wednesday

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hardy HouseHardy House, Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

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 Mark Hertzberg, author of Wright in Racine

Locating Landscape: Olin Eisenman

6:00 P.M., Illinois Institute of Technology, McCloska Auditorium, McCormick Tribune Student Center, 3201 South State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event
Olin Eisenman

Lecture by Julia Czerniak, Principal, CLEAR, and Associate Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University, on the collaboration between landscape architect Laurie Olin, of Olin Partnership, and architect Peter Eisenman in projects including the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Berlin Holocaust Memorial, and the recent Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art exhibition, Fertilizers: Olin/Eisenman.

Information, 312/567.3279 or on-line

  March 22, Thursday

Sustainability - Part Two

8:15 A .M. (program), 7:45 registration and continental breakfast and networking- The Mid-Day Club, 21 South Clark, 56th Floor
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago
$35.00, ULI members, $45.00 non-members, $10.00 students

ULI Chicago continues its three-part series exploring how Chicago’s real estate professionals have leveraged sustainability as a competitive advantage and will review strategies and tactics in their evolution to create not just sustainable developments, but sustainable companies that “do well by doing right.” Part Two of this series will focus on repositioning existing real estate assets. The speakers will explore different philosophies, methodologies, strategies and tactics for achieving environmentally sustainable principles within buildings that were not necessarily designed to be “green” when first constructed.

Moderator will be Sadhu Johnston, Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Environment, and the speakers will include Robert Bagguley, President - Midwest Region, Transwestern Commercial Services and Phil Baugh, Director of Leasing, Green Exchange, Baum Realty Group

Register on-line by March 20th, the 19th other methods, or call 800/321.5011. Information.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Designing an American Way of Living

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$15.00; $5.00 CAF members, $10.00 students

Lecture by Virginia Terry Boyd, Professor, Design Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Frank Lloyd Wright believed that American houses should be designed for a uniquely American way of living. He began pursuing this idea at the turn of the twentieth century and continued throughout his long career. From the Prairie style to Usonian houses, this lecture will explore the new spatial arrangements, modern aesthetics and affordability Wright introduced to American architecture.

RSVP: 312/922.3432 x224  or on-line

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: Ryan Schultz, Soprema

This seminar will take a closer look at green roofs and their benefits to the American
landscape. Ryan Schultz of Soprema, manufacturers of sustainable roofing technologies,
will review the history of green roofs, present cutting-edge innovations in the field, outline
the benefits green roofs provide to the environment, and discuss how this technology
pertains to LEED points.

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

Contemporary Foundations: Building an African Future

6:00 P.M. - Sydney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: Chicago Cultural Center ,
Free event.

Lasting Foundations: The Art of Architecture in Africa, exhibition at the Chicago Cultural CenterPresented in conjunction with the exhibition Lasting Foundations: The Art of Architecture in Africa, which explores the continuity of traditions in African architecture, this discussion will focus on innovation and new trends currently being developed in Africa on an unprecedented scale. Carolyn Armenta Davis discusses the contemporary architecture created by Black Diaspora architects. She curated the landmark exhibit, Design Diaspora: Black Architects and International Architecture 1970-1990, which showed the built designs of 50 African, Afro-European and African American architects, shown in twenty venues on four continents.

Information 312744-6630, or on-line.

  March 24, Saturday

Goose Egg Hunt in Grant Park

10:00 A.M.- 12 :00 P.M. - Daley Bicentennial Plaza Field House, 337 E. Randolph St., just east of Columbus Drive
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council

Resident, non-migrating, Canada Geese have overwhelmed portions of Grant Park, making it difficult to use Butler Field for concerts and outdoor movies as well as Hutchinson Field because of all of the goose droppings. Many portions of Grant Park areCanadian Geese in Chicago so overwhelmed with geese that it is difficult to enjoy the park. We love the Canada Geese and are very glad that they have made such a comeback from near extinction but they are now driving other birds and wildlife away from the limited urban green spaces, limiting biodiversity, and their droppings are driving people away from Grant Park. We are all trying to create a harmonious balance.

Hands-on training by the Chicago Park District will provided this morning in locating goose eggs so that the eggs can be depredated preventing them from hatching. Trained volunteers will help find Canada Geese nests and flag them on supervised workdays and then a wildlife management company will perform the egg depredation. The contractor will have the state and federal permits. Egg depredation is endorsed by the Humane Society of the United States and involves preventing the egg from developing and hatching. Also, at the end of last summer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lifted some of the restrictions on controlling Canada Geese over-population in areas where there is conflict with human populations.

Information 312/829-8015

  March 26, Monday

Calatrava and Kelleher and the Chicago Spire

12 :15 P.M. - Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council

Developer Garrett Kelleher and world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava will present their latest plans for DuSable Park and the final design of the Chicago Spire.

Information
312/829-8015

  March 27, Tuesday

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 121st Birthday

5:30 - 8:00 P.M. , Crown Hall, 3360 South State Street, Center Core
Sponsor: Mies van der Rohe Society
$50.00 for general public (includes Mies Society membership), $20.00 for Society members.

In addition to martinis, hors d’oeuvres and live jazz, the evening will include Franz Schulze and Edward Windhorst--authors of the 2007 completely rewritten second edition of Mies van der Rohe, A Critical Biography and Critique--reading new passages from the book, including transcripts of the Farnsworth house trial and the reading of Mies' will.

For reservations, call 312/567.5042 or email by March 23 Information on-line

Hot Legal Issues in Design & Construction

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

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pdate on legal issues affecting the design and construction industry in 2007. Jim Zahn and Werner Sabo are licensed architects and Partners in a Construction Law Firm and bring a unique perspective and insight to the legal issues affecting the construction team today. With attendee interaction encouraged throughout the presentation, a wide variety of topics will be covered. Questions submitted in advance will be given priority. Email the chapter at chicagocsi@aol.com. As time permits topics will include:

  • Ownership of Instruments of service and copyrights
  • Contract language to protect the architect
  • Various forms of Owner / Architect Agreements
  • Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation)
  • Indemnity Agreements
  • License Issues
  • Design / Build problems
  • Plan stamping
  • BIM – Building Information Modeling (copyright and liability issues)

Members may RSVP for this event by March 20th by calling 847/382.1924 or via email. Guests may register on-line. Information on-line.

Walking Case Study: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Goes LEED-CI

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: Paige Knutsen, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) recently renovated their new office
space to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED CI (Commercial Interiors)
requirements. You are invited to tour their new space and gain first-hand insight into the
challenges and rewards of a LEED CI build-out and the economic impacts of going
green.

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

ARE Study Hall

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - HOK, 30 W. Monroe St., #1500
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 Natalie Banaszak.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

  March 28, Wednesday

Building Successful Mixed-Income Communities: Planning, Design and Architecture

8:00 - 10:30 A .M. - Walnut Room, Hotel Allegro, 171 West Randolph
Sponsor: Metropolitan Planning Council
Space limited, reservations required.

How do an inclusive planning process, ingenious design and quality architecture, and community space influence the success of a mixed-income community? What is the relationship between the bricks-and-mortar of a new development and the well-being of its diverse residents? How do community residents, developers and planners knit together the new developments being created by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Plan for Transformation and their surrounding neighborhoods?

At this forum, opening remarks will be made by Carl Byrd, Director of Management at the CHA and Lori T. Healey, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Planning and Development. The following panel panel discussion will include Don Carter, president of Urban Design Associates (Pittsburgh), moderator Joseph Williams , president of Granite Development Corp., and member of the Metropolitan Planning Council Resource Board, Peter Levavi, vice president of Brinshore Development and member of MPC’s Housing Committee, and Shirley Newsome, chair of the North Kenwood-Oakland Conservation Community Council.

Reservations on-line or call Jaela Neal at 312/863.6017. Information on-line.

Chicago Opera Theater’s Production of Ulysses

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 Rafael Viñoly, FAIA, Rafael Viñoly Architects

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Juan Herreros

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

IIT's 2007 Morgenstern Lecture features architect Juan Herreros. The work of Abalos & Herreros has been exhibited in collective exhibitions in New York, Tokyo, Madrid and Public Library, Madrid, elsewhere. Their work has also been compiled in the monographs Abalos & Herreros (Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 1992), Areas of Impunity (Barcelona: Actar, 1997), Recycling Madrid (Barcelona: Actar, 2000), 2G number 22 (Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2002) and Grand Tour (Las Palmas, Canary Islands: Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, 2005). They are the authors of Tower and Office: From Modernist Theory to Contemporary Practice (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2003), and Natural-Artificial (Madrid: Exit.Liga Multimeida Internacional, 1999).

For reservations, call 312/567.5042 or email by March 23 Information on-line

Greg Lynn

6:00 P.M., Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
Free event

Inaugural Richard Solomon Lectureship for Young Architects and Architectural Critcism.European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Greg Lynn, architect

Greg Lynn FORM has been a leader in the use of computer-aided design. Established in 1994 in Hoboken, New Jersey, the firm is now headquartered in Venice, California where it can better avail itself of the knowledge and technical resources in use in both the manufacturing and entertainment industries of Southern California. Greg Lynn FORM has designed the Uniserve Corporate Headquarters in Los Angeles, European Central Bank in Frankfort, Germany and several private homes in Southern California.

Information on-line or call 312/443.4751

  March 29, Thursday

Emerging Visions Winner Announced

5:30 P.M. (reception) 6:30 P.M. (announcement of winners), Knoll Showroom, Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club, Knoll International
Free event

The urban environment is constantly evolving and new visions are continuously Emerging Visions, Chicago Architectural Club competitionemerging. Winners will be announced this evening for this competition, which seeks to provide a forum for young designers to share their visions, inventions, and ideas. One submission per entrant. Submissions may be built, unbuilt, or theoretical. Entrants had to live or work in the Chicagoland area, but architectural registration and AIA membership were not required. One winner and two runner-ups will be selected and awarded a Knoll Chadwick chair, courtesy of Knoll. Entries will be available for viewing.

Information on-line

Green City: People, Nature and Urban Places

7:30 P.M., Quimby’s Books,1854 W. North Ave., Chicago
Sponsor: Center for Neighborhood Technology
Free event

Mary Soderstrom’s latest book, Green City: People, Nature and Urban Places, examines how people have brought nature into cities over history. The Green Citybook considers eleven cities around the world, including Chicago, to see how people and nature have interacted over the course of history. The book points out how, by attempting to bring gardens and greenery into cities, citizens and their city administrators have created a “Green Paradox.” Soderstrom will read from her new book and engage in discussion in the issues involving the green movement in urban environments.

Information on-line

  March 31, Saturday

Residential Renewable Energy Options

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

Presenter: George Sullivan, Eco Smart Building

Get ready for some out-of-the-box thinking about renewable energy systems, such as:
using photovoltaics to heat hot water or using the slab floor in your basement to store
heat to cool your house in summer and keep it warm in winter. Discussion will focus on
using your buildings design to work with the environment, and the laws of
thermodynamics to enhance the engineering of the structure.

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

Unity Temple - Rock the House

2:00 - 4:00 P.M. - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Illinois
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation,
$20.00, $15.00 for Restoration Foundation members

Edward Lifson and Tim Samuelson at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity TempleListen to the great vibes of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple. Edward Lifson, Senior Editor of Arts, Education and Culture at Chicago Public Radio, and host of WBEZ's Hello, Beautiful will join Tim Samuelson, Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago, in exploring how great buildings are like one-of-a-kind instruments.

Imformation on-line or call 708/393.8873

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