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   November 1, Thursday

A Commitment to Diversity

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

DePaul University was recently named the most diverse campus in the nation by the Princeton Review. The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., DePaul University's 11th president, will discuss what it means to make an institutional commitment to diversity.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

Green Home Remodeling in Chicago

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.

Lecture by Paul Knight, Domus PLUS, who introduces the city’s new Chicago Green Home Remodel Guides. This seminar is designed for the homeowner looking to design an environmentally friendly remodel by providing criteria and resources to facilitate a green renovation and examples of green building solutions for various rooms in the home.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 252 or on-line

Interested in Religious Art and Architecture?

12:15 - 1:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA ChicagoSaint Jean Vianney Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Trahan Architects

Would you like to see us create a local Interfaith Forum on Religious Art and Architecture (IFRAA), a knowledge community similar to the national one? Dawn Schuette, AIA (Threshold Acoustics LLC) and Suzanne Morgan, AIA (Center for Religious Architecture) invite you to join them for a discussion of the idea. Come to a meeting on Thursday, November 1, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at AIA Chicago if you'd like to know more. Lunch will be provided so please register online or call the chapter.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

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

November agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

Archeworks Student Midterm Critique

5:30 P.M. - Archeworks, 625 North Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free Event, $5.00 dinner donation suggested

Archeworks students will discuss their projects and report on research and developments to date. The Schedule will include:

5:30-6:00 Community Project - Bid for the 2016 Olympics: Celebrating and Engaging Chicago’s International Communities. Students will explore design strategies to engage Chicago’s international and ethnic communities in the Olympic planning process in a meaningful way for international visitors.
6:00-6:30 Dinner ($5 donation suggested)
6:30-7:00 Education Project - Systematizing a Sustainable Natural Food Ecosystem. Archeworks has partnered with the Notebaert Nature Museum to develop a long-range plan to systematize a sustainable, natural food cycle at the Museum, addressing production, acquisition, purchase, consumption, recycling, and disposal. A key component of the plan will be the exploration of educational programs with a particular focus on healthy eating for school-age visitors and building awareness of natural foods with all visitors to the Museum and the community-at-large.
7:00-7:30 Health Project - Design of Products and Programs for Stroke Survivors for Improved Work and Home Life (Year 3) Archeworks is partnering with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) to explore design applications for improving the work and home life of stroke survivors, with a specific focus on aphasia.

Register for this event, or call 312/867.7254. Information: on-line.

Structures Review for ARE

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event, limited to 30 participants

Jennifer Traut, EIT (Larson Engineering, Inc.) and Lina Grigaitis, AIA (Lina Grigaitis, Architect) offer a review for the structural division of the Architectural Registration Examination. Submit your questions prior to the event, and the most common ones will be answered. A short presentation follows and then a study hall during which the speakers will answer questions one-on-one. YAF will send an email to registered participants requesting questions in late October.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Teddy Cruz - From the Global Border to the Border Neighborhood

7:00 P.M. - Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center,78 E. Washington,
Sponsor: American Planning Association, National Building Museum
$10.00 for APA and National Building Museum members, $15.00 non-members, free for college students with ID. Registration required.

Architect Teddy Cruz delivers the annual L'Enfant Lecture on City Planning and Design. Architect Teddy CruzAs the world becomes more interconnected, it is critical for professionals in the built environment to think beyond borders and geographic lines. Inspired by his San Diego office that sits near the busiest border crossing the world, architect and urban theorist Teddy Cruz attempts to integrate two cultures geographically close yet culturally distant from one another. Cruz will discuss his firm's work in creating affordable housing, community centers, and developments on both sides of the border.

Information 312/786.6730 or on-line

   November 2, Friday

Reopening Celebration, Graham Resource Center, IIT
Kenneth Frampton: Reading Architecture: A Comparative Critique

5:30 P.M., opening, 6:30 P.M., lecture - Center Core, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 South State Graham Resource Center, IIT
Sponsor: School of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University, on the occasion of the re-opening celebration of the Graham Resource Center, IIT’s expanded architecture library

Information: 312.567.3279 or online

   November 3, Saturday

Cityscape As Landscape: The City As An Ever Variable Constant

3:00 P.M. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago Film Archives, Chicago History Museum
$9.00 general admission, $7.00 students, $4.00 for students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, and staff of the Art Institute. $5.00 for Film Center & Chicago History Museum members with valid membership card.

The ever-changing Chicago skyline is a backdrop for various cinematic interpretations of urban life. Mid-century films such as Wayne Boyer’s The Building: Chicago Stock Exchange (1975), Jack Behrend’s time-lapse footage of the construction of the Equitable building (1964), James Benning’s Chicago Loop (1976), and Kenji Kanesaka’s Super Up (1966), provide complex portraits of Chicago as a rapidly changing
industrial city.

Information: 312/846.2600 or online

   November 5, Monday

Is Budgeting Easy or Difficult? Yes!

5:30 - 6:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU

At this time of year, your firm develops its budgets for next year. But where do you start? And where do you end? Key fact: salaries and related expenses comprise upwards of 75% or more of an A/E firm’s total operating expenses. Then backlog, fees, and other factors must be considered. We'll will start with the easy – actually developing a budget – and move to the complications. Bring your finance people. Mike Webber, president of And Managers Know Why, is chairs this KC and is a member of ACEC’s Management Practices Committee.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Jinhee Park: Recent Projects

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

Lecture by Jinhee Park, principal, Single Speed Design, 2007 Sasaki Distinguished Visiting Critic at Boston Architectural College

Information: 312.567.3279 or online

   November 6, Tuesday

Chicago: City on the Move

12:15 - 1:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Chicago: City on the Move, by Richard Cahan and Michael WilliamsMichigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, seating limited.

Authors Richard Cahan and Michael Williams discuss their new book during this special lunchtime lecture. A book signing in the ArchiCenter Shop will follow immediately after their presentation.


Information: 312/922.3432 x224  or on-line

Cityscape As Landscape: The City As An Ever Variable Constant

6:00 P.M. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago Film Archives, Chicago History Museum
$9.00 general admission, $7.00 students, $4.00 for students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, and staff of the Art Institute. $5.00 for Film Center & Chicago History Museum members with valid membership card.

The ever-changing Chicago skyline is a backdrop for various cinematic interpretations of urban life. Mid-century films such as Wayne Boyer’s The Building: Chicago Stock Exchange (1975), Jack Behrend’s time-lapse footage of the construction of the Equitable building (1964), James Benning’s Chicago Loop (1976), and Kenji Kanesaka’s Super Up (1966), provide complex portraits of Chicago as a rapidly changing
industrial city.

Information: 312/846.2600 or online

Case Study: Energy Star Single Family Residence

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: George D. Sullivan, Eco Smart Building

Recycling the resources of the built infrastructure is crucial to reducing man's footprint on the environment. This seminar will take a closer look at how a historic two-flat was redeveloped into a high performance building that exceeds Energy Star's requirements by 85%. This project qualifies for Energy Star's Federal Tax Credits and is a 3 Star Plus certified project in the Chicago Green Homes program. Join us as we review this project's strategies, details, and test results.

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

   November 7, Wednesday

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

7:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M., McCormick Place
Sponsor: U.S. Green Building Council
$700.00 members, $975.00 non-members, $100.00 students,
exhibits only $75.00 per day. Full menu of registration options here.

Three day conference offering speakers and educational sessions; LEED® workshops and hands-on training; local green building tours; design charrettes and networking events; and a exhibit hall with 800 booths displaying the newest green building technologies, products, and services. Today's events include a keynote speech by former President Bill Clinton, and an address by architect Thom Mayne, over 40 educational sessions, and off-site sessions at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, the Center on Halsted, and the Near North SRO.

Information: on-line

The North Avenue Bridge: Chicago’s First Cable-Stayed Bridge

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South North Avenue Bridge, Muller and Muller ArchitectsMichigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, seating limited. Eric R. Multhauf lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

AIA/CES 1

Lecture by David Steele, Senior Architect, Muller and Muller

Information: 312/922.3432 x 252 or on-line

Planning Session for 2008

5:30 - 7:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Housing & Residential Architecture KC
Free event

Join us in planning topics for 2008 programs. Bring your ideas, interests, and any contacts for future presenters. Everyone, small firm or large, is welcome. Snacks provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Thom Mayne

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

Lecture by Thom Mayne, Morphosis.

Information on-line.

ARE Study Hall

6:00 - 9:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Stop by the AIA office for an informal study session. All study materials will be provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   November 8, Thursday

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

7:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M., McCormick Place
Sponsor: U.S. Green Building Council
$700.00 members, $975.00 non-members, $100.00 students,
exhibits only $75.00 per day. Full menu of registration options here.

Second day of three day conference offering speakers and educational sessions; LEED® workshops and hands-on training; local green building tours; design charrettes and networking events; and a exhibit hall with 800 booths displaying the newest green building technologies, products, and services. Today's events include an address by architect Jaime Lerner, over 50 educational sessions, and off-site sessions at the new Prentice Woman's Hospital, Access Living, and the Notebaert Nature Museum.

Information: on-line

P7 Portfolio Review

5:30 - 8:30 P.M. - Lightology, 215 W. Chicago Ave.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

At this annual event, your work-in-progress portfolio will be reviewed by three of a dozen architects and firm principals who will offer suggestions in an informal setting. This is a great way to get valuable, unpressured feedback so come and bring your work. Refreshments provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   November 8, Thursday

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

7:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M., McCormick Place
Sponsor: U.S. Green Building Council
$700.00 members, $975.00 non-members, $100.00 students,
exhibits only $75.00 per day. Full menu of registration options here.

Second day of three day conference offering speakers and educational sessions; LEED® workshops and hands-on training; local green building tours; design charrettes and networking events; and a exhibit hall with 800 booths displaying the newest green building technologies, products, and services. Today's events include an address by architect Jaime Lerner, over 50 educational sessions, and off-site sessions at the new Prentice Woman's Hospital, Access Living, and the Notebaert Nature Museum.

Information: on-line

   November 9, Friday

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

7:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M., McCormick Place
Sponsor: U.S. Green Building Council
$700.00 members, $975.00 non-members, $100.00 students,
exhibits only $75.00 per day. Full menu of registration options here.

Closing day of three day conference offering speakers and educational sessions; LEED® workshops and hands-on training; local green building tours; design charrettes and networking events; and a exhibit hall with 800 booths displaying the newest green building technologies, products, and services. Today's events include a panel where Chicago's Richard M. Daley will join mayors from Albuquerue and Austin discussing Sustainable Cities and Green Communities, and over 30 educational sessions.

Information: on-line

   November 10, Saturday

The Green City of the Future

12:00 - 1:30 P.M., Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago Campus, 375 E. Chicago Ave.
Sponsor: Chicago Humanities Festival
$5.00

Richard M. Daley, dubbed Chicago's "green mayor" by the national media, has invited select mayors from around the country to join in a public Festival dialogue about how cities are working to meet the challenge of a more sustainable urban future. Sadhu Johnston, the mayor's Deputy Chief of Staff functioning as Chief Environmental Officer. Check back for participant updates.

Order tickets and information on-line.

   November 11, Sunday

The Greening of the Metropolis

1:30 - 3:00 P.M., Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago Campus, 375 E. Chicago Ave.
Sponsor: Chicago Humanities Festival
$5.00

Douglas Kelbaugh, Dean and Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan’s A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, will survey the current “state of the art” of sustainable architecture and urban planning, both in the U.S. and worldwide. He will be joined by Harrison Fraker, Dean and Professor, College of Environmental Design, University of California Berkeley, for an examination of one innovative project in particular – a new sustainable community in China – that could signal the way forward for populous industrializing nations.

Order tickets and information on-line.

   November 12, Monday

Rebuilding Daley Bicentennial Plaza park and East Monroe Garage

6:30 P.M. - Daley Bicentennial Plaza - 337 E. Randolph just east of Columbus Drive.
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council
Free event

We want to hear your ideas and suggestions about what you would like to see created in the new park and get input about garage construction. In a 99-year concession sale and lease, Morgan Stanley and Laz Parking ( garage operators) have leased four Grant Park garages for $563 million. This is the first such undertaking of a public parking system in the country. One of the garages, the East Monroe Garage, at Daley Bicentennial Plaza, has to be rebuilt in the very near future. Unfortunately, as can be determined so far, the entire park on top of it has to be removed. This means that the greenspace directly east of Millennium Park, from Randolph to Monroe and from the Cancer Survivor's Garden to Columbus Drive has to be removed to rebuild the garage underneath. Should this be done in phases or all at once? We are still trying to determine if any of the many large, beautiful honey locust trees, at the very east and west ends of the property, can be saved.

Information: 312/829.8015

Momoyo KaijimaMomoyo Kaijima, Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo

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

Lecture by Momoyo Kaijima, Partner, Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo

Information on-line.

   November 13, Tuesday

CDOT Green Alleys Initiative

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

Lecture by
Janet Attarian, City of Chicago Department of Transportation. Two recent pilot programs of the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Green Alley Program and the Sustainable Streets Program, are working to support Mayor Daley’s goal of becoming the “Greenest City in America”. A current streetscape demonstration project utilizes unconventional green techniques to comprehensively address best management practices in urban infrastructure. Innovative design elements will address stormwater management, water efficiency, alternative transportation, energy efficiency, recycling, urban heat island reduction, and education.

Information: 312/922.3432 x224  or on-line

Urban Transportation Report Card

12:15 P.M. - Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 East Randolph
Sponsor: Friends of the Parks, Chicagoland Bicycle Federation
Free event

The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation is embarking on am initiative to widen the scope of regional dialogue on environmentalism. As gas prices climb and green energy becomes part of the fabric of our political and personal climates, local interest around mitigating global warming has become more pronounced. The current focus of environmental responsibility with respect to personal transportation is almost exclusively on converting our automobiles to alternative fuel sources. Unfortunately, this emphasis fails to confront the enormous energy expenditures from automobile production, manufacturing, and distribution. We will not be able to significantly reduce our “rolling carbon” (transportation-based C02 emissions) by converting drivers to hybrid cars alone.

Big cities in the United State collaborated to create the Climate Change Report Card to provide decision-makers with detailed information on Chicago’s progress as it relates to other cities' in converting trips from driving to bicycling, walking and transit.

Information: 312/857.2757  or on-line

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

Monthly meeting.

November agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

First Tuesday Happy Hour with Young Members Forum of Structural Engineers Association of Illinois

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

Information: 312/670.7770

Khan’s Vision

5:30 P.M. cash bar, 6:30 lecture, The Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois.
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
Free event, contributions welcome. Reservations required.
Onterie Center, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Fazlur Khan

A lecture by Mr. Mark P. Sarkisian, PE, SE, Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), exploring Fazlur Khan’s creative vision of structural engineering through his work at SOM and the lasting impact that it has had on the profession. Fazlur Khan’s engineering innovation, especially related to tall building design, will be presented through his theories and project examples including Sears Tower, John Hancock Center, Chestnut Dewitt Tower, Onterie Center, all located in Chicago, as well as other projects in the United States and overseas. His advancements in developing structural solutions, innovative uses of materials, and prefabricated systems for construction as well as his collaborative, integrated approach to design will be discussed. The work includes tall building structures, structures in regions of high-seismic risk, and those located in areas with difficult site conditions.

Call 312/649.4600 extension 200 for reservations.

London: Urban Transformations

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

An evening with Ricky Burdett, one of the leading thinkers on global cities today. He currently serves as the Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics, and was also the Architectural Adviser to the Mayor of London from Park for London 2012 Olympics2001–2006. Burdett is the director of Urban Age, a program of the London School of Economics and Political Science that examines the future of cities through conferences worldwide, and is the LSE's Centennial Professor in Architecture and Urbanism.

Drawing from his work in London, Burdett will explore the links between architecture, society, and urban design, with an emphasis on the unique challenges cities face in the 21st century. Reception to follow immediately after program.

Buy tickets on-line. Information: 312/922.3432 x224  or on-line

   November 14, Wednesday

The Bloomingdale Greenway

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

The Bloomingdale Line is a 2.7 mile elevated railroad running east-west on the Northwest Side of Chicago which the City has proposed to convert into a publicly accessible Bloomingdale Trailgreenway. It would pass through the Logan Square, Humboldt Park and West Town communities with trailheads at the Chicago River and Logan Square YMCA. Kathy Dickhut, Chicago Dept. of Planning & Development, and Beth White, Trust for Public Land, will present an overview. Bring lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Johnson & Lee Architects Recent Work

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Kennedy King College, Johnson and Lee architectsMichigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, seating limited. Eric R. Multhauf lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Christopher Lee, FAIA, Principal, Johnson & Lee Architects

Information: 312/922.3432 x 252 or on-line

Home Lifestyle Technologies

5:00 - 7:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

Join John Baumeister, president of Baumeister Electronic Architects for a presentation discussing how today’s integrated home can enhance a client's quality of life, save energy, and create more time for living. In this class, essentials of audio, video, lighting, security, and climate control are presented with an emphasis on green technology. Learn how to seamlessly tie these technologies together with simple and intuitive systems. Participants will also have the opportunity to experience the latest interfaces hands-on. Refreshments and light fare provided.

Call 847-324-5077 to confirm participation or e-mail.

Bruce Mau

6:00 P.M. - Archeworks, 625 North Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks Bruce Mau
Free Event

Lecture by Bruce Mau, Creative Director, Bruce Mau Design Inc. Founder, The Institute Without Boundaries
. Mau’s essay for this lecture will be published for The Archeworks Papers, Volume 1, Number Five that will be released in spring 2008.

Register for this event, or call 312/867.7254. Information: on-line.

Global Cities in an Urban Age

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

Lecture by Ricky Burdette, Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science; Principal Design Adviser for the London 2012 Olympics.

Information: 312.567.3279 or online

ARE Study Hall

6:00 - 9:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Stop by the AIA office for an informal study session. All study materials will be provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   November 15, Thursday

Concrete 2: Getting What You Want - Specification and Inspection

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

Jack Gibbons, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, will use a case study to explain how specifications and on-site control of concrete construction should be utilized to achieve the results you and your client want. Bring lunch or buy one at CBA cafeteria (purchase ticket on first floor).

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

The Classical Perspective

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: Landmarks IllinoisThomas Gordon Smith
Free Event

Lecture by architect Thomas Gordon Smith, who will talk about the current reanimation of classical architecture in relation to his role as an architectural fellow for the U.S. General Services Administration. Chicago is a great setting for this theme due to the classical federal presence before WWII, as well as the move away from classicism during the 1960s (e.g. Mies van der Rohe’s Federal Center). Smith will focus on new designs by Chicago architects Hammond, Beeby, Rupert, Ainge, which represent GSA's renewed interest to the classical idom.

Information: On-line or call 312/922.1742

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

Monthly meeting.

October agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

The New 2007 AIA Contract Documents

3:00 - 5:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC
REGISTRATION FULL -
no walk-ins or phone calls please.

Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2008

5:00 P.M. networking and registration, 5:30 P.M. program, 6:30 P.M. cocktails &
hors d' oeuvres- Crystal Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker
Sponsor: ULI Chicago
$65.00 members, $75.00 members

Guest Speaker will be Chuck DiRocco, Managing Director of Industry Trends & Analysis, ULI

Emerging Trends in Real Estate is a trends and forecast publication with a 29-year history, and is the most highly-regarded and widely-read forecast report in the real estate industry.Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2008 Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2008, undertaken jointly by ULI and PricewaterhouseCoopers, provides an outlook on U.S. investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, property sectors, metropolitan areas, and other real estate issues. The report draws on formal and informal surveys of real estate executives and market experts around the U.S., including survey responses from over 300 real estate executives and personal interviews with over 150 industry leaders.

Register on-line for this event (through November 13). Information on-line

Getting Published: What You Need to Know

5:30 P.M. reception, 6:30 P.M. program - Bulthaup, 165 W. Chicago Ave., #200
Sponsor: Chicago Women in Architecture, AIA Chicago
Free event, reservations required by November 9th
1 LU

How do you get your project in print? Hear from editors and writers who can tell you how to approach local and national publications. Panelists: Joann Gouchar, AIA, senior editor for Architectural Record and contributing editor at GreenSource; Jan Parr, editor, Chicago Home + Garden; Mitchell Obstfeld, founder and publisher, i4design; Lisa Skolnik, city editor of Metropolitan Home and freelance writer at i4design; Brenda Butler, senior features editor, Chicago Tribune. Moderator: Dennis Rodkin, editor, Chicago Architect, and contributing editor at Chicago Magazine and Chicago Home + Garden. Refreshments courtesy of Bulthaup. This is another in our series AIA150 partnering programs.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Emergency Department Design: Competition Reception

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

Celebrate the conclusion of a student design competition, the sequel to last year's lecture and tour series about emergency department design. The student teams will be making their presentations during the day. Meet the students, jurors, and our healthcare designers.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Whole Tree Architecture

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.

AIA CEU: 2

Presenter: Roald Gundersen, Roald Gundersen Design and Whole Trees, LLC

Whole trees are an abundant and inexpensive self-replicating “carbon-nanofiber” with Roald Gunderson Whole Tree Designsimilar weight to strength as steel. However, unlike any other construction material, trees clean the environment while being produced right in our neighborhoods. Join Whole Tree pioneer architect Roald Gundersen as he shares his designs and forestry techniques providing answers to the “how” and “why” unmilled sustainable forest thinnings can replace steel and concrete in construction and give annual income from forests..

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

Climate Change and Chicago's Infrastructure

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsors: Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Chicago Department of Environment, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Chicago Department of Planning and Development
Free event

The warming of the earth's atmosphere will transform our lives. How is Chicago preparing for climate change? How is the city working to halt global warming? Answering these questions mean exploring infrastructure - the technological systems behind water supply,Climate Change and Chicago's Infrastructure, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation transportation, and communication.

Global climate change initiatives and their impact on Chicago's future infrastructure will be discussed by a panel, moderated by Suzanne Malec-McKenna, Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Environment, Pete Mulvaney, City of Chicago Department of Water Management, and Janet Attarian, Project Director of Streetscape & Urban Design, City of Chicago Department of Transportation, with a guest response by Ricky Burdett, Chief Advisor on Architecture and Urbanism, London 2012, and Centennial Professor in Architecture and Urbanism, London School of Economics and Political Science.

RSVP via email or call 312.922.3432 x224. Information: 312/922.3432 x224  or on-line

   November 16, Friday

Alejandro Zaera-PoloAlejandro Zaera-Polo, Foreign Office Architects

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

Lecture by Alejandro Zaera-Polo , Principal, Foreign Office Architects

Information on-line.

   November 17, Saturday

Ecology of Design

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.

AIA CEU: 2

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.

Separation Anxiety

1:30 P.M. - Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 South Michigan
Sponsor: Friends of Historic Second Church
Free event

Afternoon tea and lecture by Eiliesh Tuffy from Landmarks Illinois, exploring the various roles of Partners for Sacred Spaces, including current efforts in Chicago. Given in James Renwick's and Howard van Doren Shaw's 1874/1900 Second Presbyterian Church.

Information: on-line or call 800/657.0687

   November 19, Monday

Kamiel KlaasseNL Architectsw

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

Lecture by Kamiel Klaasse, Partner, NL Architects, Amsterdam

Information on-line.

   November 20, Tuesday

Hernán Díaz Alonso/Xefirotarch

6:00 P.M. - Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago,
$10.00 for Architecture and Design Society members, $5.00 students, $15.00 general public.

As digital architecture has matured, Hernán Díaz Alonso, the principal of Los Angeles-based Xefirotarch (established in 2001), has emerged as a particularly significant figure. Xefirotarch ArchitectureDíaz Alonso draws freely from a wide range of visual-arts disciplines including science-fiction films, the work of contemporary artist Matthew Barney, and the paintings of Francis Bacon.

Xefirotarch’s constructions, with their deliberate subversions and hybridizations, constitute an entirely new and original chapter in the trajectory of experimental architecture.
Díaz Alonso has worked in the offices of Enric Miralles in Barcelona and Eisenman Architects in New York. Xefirotarch’s work is included in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, FRAC Centre, France, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Reserve tickets on-line. Information: 312/443.3631 or on-line.

Nights at the Roundtable, Vol 1: Greener than Green

6:30 P.M., iSpace Gallery , 230 West Superior, 2nd FloorChicago Architectural Club Roundtable: Greener than Green
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free Event - RSVP required.

The Chicago Architectural Club presents the first in a series of roundtable discussions. What is the role of the architect in the Green Revolution? What role does technology play? What about authorship? And what does "Green" mean, anyway? Have we been too quick to define the term? Tell us what you think.

RSVP via email. Information on-line.

   November 27, Tuesday

Transatlantic Perspectives on Energy Efficient Architecture in Germany and the United States

1:30 - 6:00 P.M. - IIDA’s Conference Center, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Sponsor: German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest , Baden-Wuerttemberg International (BW-I)
Free event, registration required. Limited to 60 participants

A seminar providing a forum for US and German companies, developers, architects, engineers and designers to share expertise and discuss experiences with their transatlantic counterparts.

Participants will include Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Elmar Bollin, Co-Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy, Systems at the University of Transatlantic Perspectives on Energy Efficient Architecture in Germany and the United StatesApplied Science, Offenburg, Germany speaking on Sustainable Energy for Buildings; Peter Garforth, Principal, Garforth International LLC, Toledo, Ohio on Sustainable Communities in North America: Opportunities for Cooperation; Helmut Meyer, TRANSSOLAR Energietechnik GmbH, Germany on Climate Engineering, Dietrich Schneider, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, Department of Building Physics, Germany on POLYCITY: Program for large scale urban developments with low energy consumption; and Erik Olsen, PE, City of Chicago, Department of Buildings on The Green Permit Program in Chicago

Register for this event. Information: 312/644.2662 or on-line

Protecting Landscape Through Building Design

5:30 - 7:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment, RUDC, Housing KCs, American Society of Landscape Architects Illinois
Free for AIA and ASLA members, $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Learn how to successfully incorporate trees and other existing landscape plants into your building plans and how to protect them throughout construction from Dave Zeitlin, director of tree preservation and land restoration at The Care of Trees. Site needs of specific tree species will also be covered. The final AIA150 program in partnership with another association: the Illinois chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Commissioning–A Vital Ingredient for a Green Project

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.

AIA CEU: 2

Presenter: Laura Ludwig, Cotter Consulting

Learn the requirements for commissioning a LEED project–understand commissioning tasks, timing and knowing when tasks are complete. Examples of actual commissioning work products will be discussed as will the benefits and challenges of commissioning various types of projects. Attendees will be encouraged to share ideas.

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

   November 28, Wednesday

Harboe Architects Recent Work

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South 860 880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments, Mies van der Rohe, architectMichigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, seating limited. Eric R. Multhauf lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Gunny Harboe, AIA, Harboe Architects

Information: 312/922.3432 x 252 or on-line

ARE Study Hall

6:00 - 9:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Stop by the AIA office for an informal study session. All study materials will be provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   November 29, Thursday

Thomas Napier, Building Materials Reuse Association

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.

AIA CEU: 2

Presenter: Thomas Napier, Building Materials Reuse Association

Reducing the consumption of new resources, avoiding landfill waste and pollution, creating value-added markets, increasing cost-effectiveness, and expansion job opportunities and workforce development skills are some of the key potential benefits of designing buildings with materials reuse in mind. Building on Deconstruction I, this seminar will outline the benefits and challenges of salvage and reuse techniques.

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

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