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

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   May 1, Tuesday

ARE/LEED Study Hall

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

AIA Chicago has purchased all of the ARE and LEED study materials. Anyone preparing for the Architect Registration Examination or LEED exam is welcome to attend these open study sessions in the new offices of AIA Chicago.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

2007 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards - Finalists Presentations

7:00 P.M. program, 5:15 P.M., cash bar, 6:00 P.M., dinner- Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Avenue
Sponsor: Structural Engineerers Association of Illinois
$45.00 for SEAOI members, $65.00 non-members

This dinner meeting will feature presentations by the following project finalists in the
2007 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards program. Representatives from the firms named as finalists will present discussions of the merits of their projects before a panel of distinguished leaders in the construction industry.
Finalists include.

LARGE PROJECTS:
New Beijing Poly Plaza
, Beijing, China, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, LLP
WaMu Center, Seattle Art Museum Expansion, Seattle, WA, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Transparent House, Gulf Breeze, FL, TGWRA, LLC
MEDIUM PROJECTS:
General Motors Renaissance Center, North Entry Pavilion, Detroit, MI, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, LLP
Murray Baker Bridge, Peoria, IL, Alfred Benesch & Company
SMALL PROJECTS:
Pedestrian Bridge over Northbound Lake Shore Drive at 47th Street, Chicago, IL, Ciorba Group, Inc
Deerfield Road Pedestrian Bridge, Deerfield, IL, McDonough Associates, Inc.

This event is expected to sell-out. Call Donna Childs at (312) 649-4600 for remaining availabilities. Information on-line.

   May 2, Wednesday

The Survival of Yerkes Observatory

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. Yerkes ObservatoryA Corner Bakery is also on the premises.
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Carol JH Yetken, CYLA Design Associates, Inc. and Walker C. Johnson, Johnson Lasky Architects

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

   May 3, Tuesday

Palmer House Renovation

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

This historic Chicago property has already begun a major renovation. Ken Price, Director Palmer House concourse before multilationof Public Relations of Hilton Hotels, will offer a history of the Palmer House; Mary Ann Cronin, Director of Development of Thor Equities, will discuss the challenges of converting a landmark building into a 21st century economically viable property, and Jim Pritchett of Loebl Schlossman & Hackl will review the upcoming design plans for the project.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

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

Open to the public

May agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

A Conversation with Penny Pritzker

5:00 P .M. (program), 4:30 registration and continental breakfast and networking- The Mid-Day Club, 21 South Clark, 56th Floor Penny Pritzker
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago
$50.00
, students $10.00

Penny Pritzker will share insights on her successful endeavors in the real estate industry including launching five businesses. Hear about the up-coming sale of Presidential Towers, developing apartments, senior housing, industrial parks, parking facilities and office towers, as well as completing an Ironman triathlon.

Register on-line by May 1st, April 30th for other methods, or call 800/321.5011. Information

Yves Béhar

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,
$15.00, $10.00 for Archiecture and Design Society members; $5 students with valid student ID

Yves Béhar is the founder of San Francisco-based fuseproject, an award-winning integrated design agency established in 1999 that is dedicated to the development of the emotional experience of brands through storytelling. Béhar’s approach combines the Yves Behar TopconYves Beharapplication of new technologies and unique functions with a humanistic perspective. By integrating poetry with pragmatism, the fuseproject design team’s innovative ideas are applied to products, environments, graphics, packaging, apparel, and strategy for a diverse group of clients such as Herman Miller, MINI, Nike, Hussein Chalayan, Swarovski, Birkenstock, One Laptop Per Child, Target, and Coca Cola. Béhar’s work has been the subject of exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Musée de Design et d'Arts Appliqués Contemporains in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Architecture & Design Society’s Education and Acquisition Fun

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

the importance of naps :: fred dust

7:00 - 9:00 P.M. - Unity Temple , 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, The Frank Lloyd Wright Conservation Fred Dust, IDEOTrust, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
$15.00 for members, $20.00 non-members.

IDEO’s visionary designer Fred Dust brings passion and curiosity to the design process, employing unconventional methods to transform environments. In “Space Matters,” Fred discusses the “Deep Dive,” radical collaboration, why less time may yield better results, and why the architectural norm doesn’t always apply.

Information online or call: 708/383.8873

   May 5, Saturday

If Jane Jacobs Came to Chicago...

9:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Urban History Seminar, Chicago History Museum, the Center for Chicago Programs, Lake Forest College
$55.00, $45.00 for CAF members; $35 students (includes lunch)
AIA/CES 5

In observance of the one-year anniversary of the death of Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), this Jane Jacobsspecial program focuses on the life and enduring legacy of a woman who is arguably one of the most important urban thinkers of the Twentieth Century. Both the morning keynote address by Kenneth T. Jackson of Columbia University,with a response from Henry C. Binford, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University, and the afternoon roundtable conducted led by Michael H. Ebner of Lake Forest College will explore Jacobs' contributions to the field of urban planning, with a focus on the application of her work in present-day Chicago.

Register on-line Information on-line or call: 312/922.3432

   May 8, Tuesday

Greening Chicago’s Municipal 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 Andrea Love, LEED AP, City of Chicago, Department of General Services Bureau of Green Initiatives and Special Projects. Chicago’s city government has made a significant commitment to greening its facilities. Join Department of General Services Architect Andrea Love as she offers an overview of several projects both completed and in progress.

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

Monthly meeting.

May agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

First Tuesday Happy Hour with the Young Architects Forum

5:30 - 8:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Join our monthly networking happy hour at AIA’s new offices. Mingle with the designers, winners of our 2006 design competition: Andrew Senderak, Natalie Banaszak, Daimian Hines, and Dan West. Bring a friend, AIA membership is not required!

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Effects of Regional Housing Dynamics on Older Suburbs

5:00 P.M. - Burnham Conference Center at APA • 122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1600,
Sponsor: American Planning Association Chicago
Free event

Until about 10 years ago, urban decline meant the economic, physical, and social decline specifically of major cities. But in the 1990s it became apparent that some suburbs — typically older ones adjacent to or near major Midwest cities — were showing similar Thomas Biersigns of distress, and that the same "dynamics" that had been undermining central cities for decades were now undermining suburbs. In response, a number of Midwest "first suburbs" coalitions formed to combat this decline, including the Ohio First Suburbs Consortium, which focuses on the Cleveland area. Thomas Bier, who serves on the advisory board of that consortium, will discuss how the new suburban decline creates an opportunity for advances in public policies that affect development, population movement, and tax bases in our cities and suburbs.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   May 9, Wednesday

USX South Works Redevelopment

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

The 118-acre former South Works steel mill on Chicago’s Southeast Side covers an area larger than the Loop. A mixed-use redevelopment would make this one of the City’s largest projects in years. Phil Enquist, FAIA, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, will present a fascinating overview of planning for this site.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

111 South Wacker

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation111 South Wacker, Goettsch Partners, architects
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 Steven M. Nilles, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, and Joseph D. Cliggott, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Goettsch Partners

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

ARE/LEED Study Hall

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

AIA Chicago has purchased all of the ARE and LEED study materials. Anyone preparing for the Architect Registration Examination or LEED exam is welcome to attend these open study sessions in the new offices of AIA Chicago.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   May 10, Thursday

Marketing the New Urbanism

12:00 - 1:30 P.M. - Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Society for Marketing Professional Services
$40.00 for SMPS, AIA members, $60.00 non-members, $10.00 students
1 LU/HSW

The Chicago Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional services (SMPS) invites John Norquist, Congress for New UrbanismAIA Chicago members to hear John Norquist, president of the Congress for New Urbanism, at a luncheon This is the second in our joint programs with other organizations to celebrate AIA150. Norquist’s work promoting New Urbanism as an alternative to social and environmental problems draws on his experience as big-city mayor and prominent participant in national discussions on urban design and school reform.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Preservation Downstate: Illinois State Capitol

12:00 - 1:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
Illinois State Capitol Renovation, Vinci/Hamp ArchitectsFree for AIA members, $15.00 for non-members
1 LU/HSW

The Illinois State Capitol (1887) had experienced numerous renovations that detracted from its grandeur, especially its House and Senate chambers. Vinci | Hamp Architects was commissioned to renovate and restore both legislative spaces: millwork, historic lighting, and decorative finishes. Philip Hamp, FAIA, will present the recently completed project. Bring lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

A History of Historic Preservation in Chicago

6:30 P.M. - Glessner House Mueum, 1800 South Prairie Avenue
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$10.00, $5.00 for SAIC students, free for GHM members

Lecture by Vincent L. Michael, John H. Bryan Chair in Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, providing an illustrated journey through the last hundred years of preservation Activity in Chicago, from the creation of the Museum of Science and Industry in the 1920s to the rise of inner-city preservation in the 1990s and ongoing efforts to save Chicago's architecture, history and neighborhoods.

Register this event: 312/326.1480. Information on-line.

An Evening with Stanley Tigerman

7:30 P.M. - Highland Park Library , 494 Laurel Avenue
Sponsor: Highland Park Library
Free Event

Architect, artist, author, Archeworks activist - the award winning Stanley Tigerman will discuss two of his recent designs - the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center inIllinois Holocaust Museum, Stanley Tigerman, architect Skokie and the Pacific Garden Mission Homeless Shelter in Chicago. A principal in the Chicago architectural firm of Tigerman McCurry and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Mr. Tigerman's internationally influential work continues to define a new architectural aesthetic.

Information: 847/432.0216  or on-line

   May 11, Friday

2007 Open House - Exhibition of Student Work

5:30 - 8:30 P.M., S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 South State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Annual exhibition of student work. Student Awards Ceremony at 6:30 P.M.

Information: 312/567.6930

Year End Show of Student Work - opening Reception

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - University of Illinois at Chicago, Art and Architecture Building, 845 West Harrison, Gallery 1100
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event

Final Jury will include Mark Wamble, AIA (Chair), Interloop, Houston; Tom Beeby, Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge and Yale University; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang, Chicago & IIT; Dan Meis, Nadel Architects; and Gretchen Wilkins, University of Michigan

Information on-line or call 312/996.3335

   May 15, Tuesday

Permaculture in Green Design

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment KC
Free for AIA members, $15.00 for non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Building design extends to the far edges of the property upon which it sits. Permaculture is a system of landscaping that classifies area surrounding a building into three-dimensional zones according to the amount of human attention needed to maintain the horticultural function of each zone. Bill Wilson, Midwest Permaculture, will explain how these zones - from three-foot strips of grass to thirty acres - can significantly contribute to overall quality of human experience, surrounding temperatures, air quality, and energy efficiency of a building.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   May 16, Wednesday

The Benefits of Density

12:15 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Sam Assefa, Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Chicago Department of Planning and DevelopmentFree 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 Samuel Assefa, Assoc. AIA, LEED, Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Department of Planning and Development

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

On Your Own: Starting a Firm

6:00 - 7:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum, Practice Management KC
Free for AIA members, $15.00 for non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Are you thinking about it? Have you recently done it? Hear from architects who have started their own firm and share your thoughts. Speakers will include: Paul Preissner, AIA, Qua'Virarch and a professor at UIC; Michael Gilfillan, AIA, StudioGC Architecture+Interiors/Gilfillan Callahan Architects; and Adrian Smith, FAIA, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   May 17, Thursday

Burning Issues: Today’s Glass & Framing

12:00 - 1:0 0 P.M. - Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC
Free for AIA members, $15.00 for non-members
1 LU/HSW

Margaret Gallagher, Technical Glass Products, reviews the latest advances in performance and selection of fire-rated glass, wire glass, safety glass, and other glazing products. Bring lunch or buy at CBA cafeteria.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

got mesker?

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

Lecture by Darius Bryjka, project designer, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA). From 1880 to 1910, the Mesker companies specialized in prefabricated ornamental Union Block Taylorville, Mesker productssheet-metal facades and cast-iron storefront components, which building owners ordered through catalogs and had shipped by rail to the job site. Because Illinois was the leading purchaser of Mesker products and many of them remain throughout the state, the IHPA launched a ‘got mesker?’ initiative, which has resulted in increased awareness, identification, preservation, and restoration of these often overlooked architectural gems. Explore the history and significance of the Mesker companies in shaping the architectural fabric of Illinois communities.

Information: On-line or call 312/922.1742

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

Monthly meeting.

April agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)(May agenda not yet published)

The Preservation of Glessner House

6:30 P.M. - Glessner House Mueum, 1800 South Prairie Avenue
Sponsor: Glessner House MuseumGlessner House, H.H. Richardson, architect
$10.00, $5.00 for SAIC students, free for GHM members

Lecture by Anne T. Sullivan, Senior Associate with Johnson Lasky Architects. Few buildings more closely parallel the preservation movement in Chicago than Glessner House. Nearly lost to the wrecking ball, and cause for forming the Chicago School of Architecture, it once housed the Chicago AIA and the IL HABS office. Through its turbulent history, Glessner House has withstood numerous changes through time and solidly represents the evolution of preservation in America.

Register this event: 312/326.1480. Information on-line.

   May 18, Friday

Great Chicago Conversations

6:00 P.M. (doors open 5:15)- Chase Auditorium Theatre. 10 South Dearborn Street
Sponsor: Great Chicago Places and Spaces
Free event

Creative approaches are being employed to build communities and enact change in neighborhoods across the country. Hear about some of the most innovative projects in the country that are changing the face of architecture and design as we know it.

This lively conversation will showcase some of the country's most innovative architects, designers, and community leaders, who will discuss their unique approaches to community change, including Rick Lowe, an artist turned community activist and founder of Project Row Houses (PRH), a neighborhood based art and cultural organization located in Houston's 3rd Ward; Carol Ross Barney, founder and Principal of Ross Barney Architects in Chicago, has an international reputation in design of institutional and public buildings that have become symbols and identities for their neighborhoods and communities; Raul Raymundo is Executive Director and co-founder of The Resurrection Project (TRP), a non-profit community development organization located in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood; and Curtis Lawrence is Professor of Journalism at Columbia College Chicago. Most recently, Lawrence worked as a reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he covered a number of urban issues including extensive coverage of the Chicago Housing Authority's plan to replace its high-rises with mixed-income housing.

Information on-line

Archeworks 2007 Benefit Honoring Bruce Mau

6:30 - 10:00 P.M. - MCA Warehouse 1747 West Hubbard Street
Sponsor: Archeworks
$300.00

Green Food, Green Design, and Green Tie; the biennial Archeworks Benefit will offer a sustainable evening honoring internationally renowned designer Bruce Mau. The theme for the event, “Green is the New Black” was inspired by Archeworks’s 13-year history of Green is the New Black, Archeworks Benefitexploring sustainable design issues and the arrival of eco-issues into the mainstream from building to food to fashion. Bruce Mau’s work was recently featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art,“Massive Change: The Future of Global Design.”

Archeworks Green Benefit patrons will dine on a menu created by Jewell Events Catering featuring the best of local and regional sustainable farms including micro-greens and artisanal cheeses and featuring pure grass-fed beef from Tallgrass Beef Company. The event will feature a live auction with one-of-a-kind architectural drawings by famous architects and designers including Helmut Jahn, Richard Meier, Frank Gehry, Michael Graves and others.

Call Stephanie Edwards at 312/867.7254 ext. 11 for tickets.
Corporate and Business
Sponsorship Packages are also available. Proceeds from the event go to Archeworks’s
Community Design Project. More information on-line.
   May 19, Saturday

Chicago Great Spaces and Places

8:30 A .M. - 9:30 P.M. - various locations, headquarters at Chicago Architecture Foundation/ArchiCenter, Santa Fe Building atrium, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Great Places and Spaces

Tours are free, but tickets are required

Hundreds of tours of Chicago architecture. Dean Donna Robertson and architect Gunny Harboe give a tour of the IIT campus, while Robert Herbst covers the University of Chicago. Carol Ross Barney gives a tour of her Little Village Academy, Margaret Chicago Great Places and SpacesMcCurrey of the offices of Tigerman-McCurrey. On one trolley tour, Deputy Commisioner for Landmarks Brian Goeken leds a tour of recently designated Chicago landmarks, while on another, Preservation Chicago's Jonathan Fine and Michael Moran tour Chicago's Seven Most Endangered buildings and sites. Ed Uhlir leads a tour of Millennium Park. There are tours of both NBC5 and ABC7 studios, and of the great movie palaces of the Loop, of the park at Lakeshore East, the Auditorium Theater, and Holy Family Church. Tours in Spanish and Italian. Tours of the Bungalow Belt and CTA stations. WTTW program host Geoffrey Baer leads river cruises, or you can see Chicago by kayak. That's just the beginning.

Check all of Saturday's Event Day Tours here, Saturday Advance Reservation tours here. Great Chicago Places and Spaces homepage here.

Nanako Umemoto

2:00 P.M. - Museum of Contemporary Art
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Women in Architecture 0-14 Dubai, Reiser + Umemoto architects

Admission free, $3.00 service charge for telephone and website reservations

Born in Kyoto, Japan, Nanako Umemoto has been practicing architecture with Jesse Reiser in New York City since 1996. Reiser + Umemoto is an internationally recognized architecture Nanako Umemotofirm that has built projects at a wide range of scales: furniture design, residential and commercial sculptures, and landscape design and infrastructure.

Register for this event or call 312/397.4010. Informatio on-line.

Tom Roszak - Glass House: A Family Home.

3:00 P.M. - Prairie Avenue Bookshop
Sponsor: Prairie Avenue Bookshop
Tom Roszak - Glass House: A Family Home
Free event

Learn more about Tom Roszak’s nationally acclaimed residence at a launch event for his new book - part of the City of Chicago’s 9th annual Great Places and Spaces Festival. Get insight from the architect himself on the design and construction process as well as the realities of living in a transparent home.

Information on-line or call 800/474.2724

   May 20, Sunday

Chicago Great Spaces and Places

8:30 A .M. - 9:30 P.M. - various locations, headquarters at Chicago Architecture Foundation/ArchiCenter, Santa Fe Building atrium, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Great Places and Spaces

Tours are free, but tickets are required

Closing day of annual events offering hundreds of tours of Chicago architecture. Dean Donna Robertson and architect Gunny Harboe give a tour of the IIT campus, while Robert Herbst covers the University of Chicago. Carol Ross Barney gives a tour of her Little Village Academy, John Conan of the Comer Youth Center, Margaret McCurrey of the Chicago Great Places and Spaces 2007offices of Tigerman-McCurrey, Zoka Zola of her home and studio. On one trolley tour, Deputy Commisioner for Landmarks Brian Goeken leds a tour of recently designated Chicago landmarks, while on another, Preservation Chicago's Jonathan Fine and Michael Moran tour Chicago's Seven Most Endangered buildings and sites. Ed Uhlir leads a tour of Millennium Park. There are tours of both NBC5 and ABC7 studios, and of the great movie palaces of the Loop, of the park at Lakeshore East, the Auditorium Theater, and Holy Family Church. Tours in Spanish and Italian. Tours of the Bungalow Belt and CTA stations. WTTW program host Geoffrey Baer leads river cruises, or you can see Chicago by kayak. That's just the beginning.

Check all of Saturday's Event Day Tours here, Saturday Advance Reservation tours here. Great Chicago Places and Spaces homepage here.

Working With an Architect

2:00 - 3:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago

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.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   May 21, Monday

Demystifying Fellowship

12:00 - 2:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Fellowship Committee

Kathleen Daileda, Hon. AIA, Interim Director of Honors and Awards for the AIA, will discuss procedures, timeframes, and proper formats for Fellowship submissions. Fellows from the AIA Chicago Fellows committee will also be present to describe how they approached the task of assembling their own submissions. All licensed architect members are invited and encouraged to attend. Lunch and beverages will be provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

John W. Root House and Gold Coast Tour

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Glessner House Mueum, 1800 South Prairie Avenue
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$25.00, $20.00 for GHM members - space limited, reservations requiredJohn Root House, Burnham and Root, architects

A unique opportunity to tour a privately owned house that was one of a series of four townhouses designed by Burnham and Root in 1887. John Root occupied the house from its completion until his death in 1891. The tour will include the interior of the 1st floor and the 2nd floor restored office space used by Root. Historian Sally S. Kalmbach will lead a walking tour of the surrounding Gold Coast neighborhood. The tour will begin at Charnley-Persky House, 1365 N. Astor Street. Please arrive between 5:30 and 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Register this event: 312/326.1480. Information on-line.

   May 22, Tuesday

Exelon Goes Green

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, International Interior Design Association
Free for members, non-members $15.00
1.5 LU/HSW

Learn how development of a universal plan contributed to LEED points and future flexibility in this corporate headquarters at 10 S. Dearborn St. What obstacles had to be overcome to attain a LEED Silver or higher rating in a 40 year-old building? What part did furniture and furnishings play? Speakers: Ruth Ann Gillis and Deborah Kuo, Exelon; Dennis Kluge, IIDA, and Stella Volkman, Interior Space International; Andrew Silverstein, P.E., Environmental Systems Design. Refreshments sponsored by DIRTT. This is the third in our joint programs with other organizations to celebrate AIA150.
[IIDA members: enter IIDA in the member number section to receive the member price]

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

ARE/LEED Study Hall

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

AIA Chicago has purchased all of the ARE and LEED study materials. Anyone preparing for the Architect Registration Examination or LEED exam is welcome to attend these open study sessions in the new offices of AIA Chicago.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   May 23, Wednesday

25 Stories for 25 Years: The Success of the Newhouse Program & Architecture Competition

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 Krisann Rehbein, Education Specialist/High School, Chicago Architecture Foundation

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

ARE/LEED Study Hall

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

AIA Chicago has purchased all of the ARE and LEED study materials. Anyone preparing for the Architect Registration Examination or LEED exam is welcome to attend these open study sessions in the new offices of AIA Chicago.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

The Inside Track to Leadership in Regional Economic Development

6:00 to 8:00 pm, Jefferson Tap, 325 North Jefferson
Sponsor: Women in Planning + Development Chicago
$20 for WP+D Chicago members, $30.00 non-members, $5.00 discount with registering on-line.

Bola Delano, Deputy Executive Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) for Economic and Community Development, will speak at this event, which will also feature appetizers, drinks and networking.

Information on-line.

public works/community initiative

6:30 P.M. - Acme Art Works, 1741 North Western
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free event

Panel discussion with
Martha Thorne, executive director of the Pritzker Prize, Beth White, Director, Chicago Area Office, the Trust for Public Land, Kathy Dickhut, City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Dan Wheeler, interim director of School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, Ed Uhlir, Executive Director, Millennium Park and Keith Privett, Chicago Department of Transportation.

Information online.

  May 29, Tuesday

Pecha Kucha Night in Chicago Volume 1

Time TBA, Martyrs - 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue
Sponsor: Pecha Kucha Night m


Pecha Kucha is is Japanese for the sound of conversation. Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each - giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.
Scheduled to appear are Natalie Banaszak - architect, Interface; Mark Dytham - architect, klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo; Peter Exley - architect, architectureisfun; Grant Gibson - architect, Garofalo Architects, Jessica Graham - Fashion designer; Yamani Hernandez - architect, educator; Jon Langford - Pop star, Michelle Litvin - Photographer, Christine Tarkowski - artist. Others to be announced.

Information: on-line

  May 30, Wednesday

Recent Past Architecture of the North Shore

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 James Peters, Director of Preservation Planning, Landmarks Illinois; and Colleen Rogers, Rachel Will, and Joanna Hoffman, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Information: 312/922.3432 x266  or on-line

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