Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events for October 2007

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   October 1, Monday

Jeffrey Kipnis

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

Lecture by Jeffrey Kipnis, Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture, Columbus

Information on-line.

   October 2, Tuesday

Why Structures Fail

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

The common causes of failures in buildings, tunnels, and bridges include inadequate design, improper construction, unanticipated conditions, and deterioration of materials. In this special lunchtime lecture, Ian Chin, Vice President and Principal of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, will present case studies of failed structures and their causes.

Information: 312/922.3432 x224  or on-line

Engineers Discuss Block 37

5:15 P.M. cash bar, dinner at 6:00, program at 7:00, Cliff Dwellers club,200 South Michigan Avenue
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$45.00 members, $55.00 non-members

The October dinner meeting will feature a discussion of the Block 37 development by Thornton Tomasetti Engineers. The project includes an office tower at the southwest corner of the site and a mixed use commercial and retail building at the remainder of the site. Most notably, the deep basement excavation uses top down construction technology to minimize potential movement of the foundation walls during the excavation. The excavation will ultimately allow the red and blue CTA subway lines to be connected with a station below the Block 37 site. Passengers will be able to board express trains to O'Hare and have their baggage checked at the CTA station. The discussion will include various aspects of the deep excavation as well as an overview of the project as a whole.

Call Donna Childs at 312/649.4600 extension 200 for reservations.

First Tuesday Happy Hour with YAF

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

Everyone is welcome at this monthly event - bring a friend!

Information: 312/670.7770

Renewable Energy 101

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.

Today's environmental issues demand that renewables are the future of energy. Join the Illinois Solar Energy Association for an overview that will explain how solar thermal and photovoltaic power work in Illinois, the differences in these technologies, as well as their economic and marketing value.

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

   October 3, Wednesday

Black on the Block: The Politics of Race and Class in the City

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan Black on the Block: The Politics of Race and Class in the City, by Mary Pattillo
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 Mary Pattillo, Author and Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University

Information: 312/922.3432 x 252 or on-line

China and the Crisis of Infrastructure

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

In the next twenty years, it is estimated that over 200 million Chinese citizens will move from rural to urban areas. In simple arithmetic terms, this would entail building ten new cities of one million people each year. How will China supply water, food, electricity, schools, hospitals, transportation, waste recycling and disposal, and other urban necessities for what is becoming, on a global scale, the largest urban migration in human history? Without sustainable design, what are the implications for the world's climate and already strained energy reserves?

Harry Francis Mallgrave, Director of the International Center for Sustainable New Cities at the Illinois Institute of Technology, moderates a panel discussion of these issues with Jeffrey Stafford, Senior Designer, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Peter J. Kindel, AIA ASLA, President, Topografis; and Scott Sarver, President, DeStefano + Partners.

Reception immediately following program.

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

   October 4, Thursday

The Credit Crisis: How Turmoil in the Debt Markets is Affecting Commercial Real Estate

7:45 A.M. - registration and continental breakfast., 8:15 program - The Mid-Day Club, Chase Tower, 21 S. Clark, 56th Floor
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago
$40.00 ULI member, $50.00 non-member, $10.00 student

Keith Largay, Director, Debt & Equity Finance, Cushman & Wakefield, will moderate a panel scheduled to include Mark Bratt, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley, David Maki, Director, Head of North American Capital Markets, RREEF, and Casey R. Wold, Senior Managing Director, Tishman Speyer, that will discuss how changes in the credit markets have affected real estate, both in Chicago and nationally.

  • Is the credit crunch temporary or a longer-term adjustment of pricing risk?
  • Have real estate prices changed due to changes in the debt markets?
  • Is the change in the credit markets justified given the strong performance of commercial real estate?
  • Does upheaval provide unique opportunities that didn't exist several months ago?
  • Do real estate fundamentals remain strong despite concerns in the financial services industry?

Information: 800/321.5011; registration and information on-line

DeStefano and Partners: Designs for a City

12:15 P.M. - Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Millennium Park Room, 5th floor southeast One South Dearborn, DeStefano + Partners, architects
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free event

DeStefano and Partners' President Scott Sarver and Avi Lothan will present the firm's recent and current projects in Chicago's downtown area as well as projects that are in the planning/design process. The program will feature the firm's diverse practice with its commercial, residential and educational projects that support the City's lively 24/7

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

Energy Efficiency with Doors and Windows

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

The important role that doors and windows play in a building’s overall energy efficiency are well-known, but what of their impact on the indoor environment? Larry Alport of Pella Windows and Doors provides an in-depth discussion regarding the benefits of particular doors and windows on energy efficiency, proper ventilation, and indoor air quality.

Information: 312/922.3432 x224  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

October agenda (Adobe Acrobat format)

Tour: Trump International Hotel & Tower Construction - Sold Out

5:15 - 6:30 P.M. - meet outside field office at 420 N. Wabash Ave.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members

This tour is full and registration is closed. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

LEED EC: Green Cleaning

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.

Moderator: Michael Galliani

Most LEED certified buildings have been designed to improve air quality through the use of good HVAC systems, good construction practices and low-emitting materials, but what happens once they are turned over to the owner? Are owners continuing to maintain the building using green cleaning practices such that the excellent indoor air quality is maintained? Presenters in this session will discuss best practices for green cleaning and maintaining buildings.

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

Completing Grant Park's South Wall and its Frame

6:00 P.M. - Roosevelt University, Congress Lounge, 430 South Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council
Free event

The Central Station Development team will make a presentation on two new high-rises to complete the South Wall of Grant Park along Roosevelt Road. There are currently two high-rises under construction and two more planned to finish the wall.

Information on-line

Designing an Olympic Bid: Chicago’s Pursuit of the 2016 Games

6:30 P.M. (cocktails at 5:30) - bulthaup Chicago, 165 West Chicago Avenue, Suite 200
Sponsor: Chicago Women in Architecture
Free for members, $25 for non-members (applied towards 2007-2008 membership fees)

Presentation by Linda Mastandrea, Vice President of Sport for Chicago 2016 and Beth Chicago 2016 Olympic LogoErickson, Project Manager at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, the coordinating architect and master planner for the Chicago 2016 bid. The discussion will focus on the planning and development of Chicago’s Olympic bid. The speakers will address the strong collaborations that have been formed between the public and private sectors, and how the Chicago 2016 organization has engaged with the design community, the business community, government agencies, athletes and Chicago residents to put forth a compelling proposal for staging the 2016 Games.

RSVP via e-mail or call 312/409.8855. Information on-line

   October 9, Tuesday

Firestopping: A Chicago Perspective from Specification to Inspection

7:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. - University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC, Hilti, and SFPE
$120.00 members and non-members
6.5 LU/HSW

This one-day presentation features Chicago’s leading fire protection experts addressing firestop technology and industry trends. Get a comprehensive overview of firestopping, from specification to inspection: why passive fire protection is necessary, how to correctly identify code requirements related to firestop, and how to effectively specify and manage firestop installations in new and existing buildings. $120 fee includes symposium, breakfast and lunch, and exhibits.

Register for this event, enter code 66NYB8M8GZP. Information: 312/670.7770

The Calumet 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

Nicole Kamins, City of Chicago Department of Environment will discuss the Calumet Initiative, whose ecological goal is to manage roughly 3900 acres of open space as the Ford Calumet Environmental Center, Studio Gang, architectsCalumet Open Space Reserve. The City of Chicago, along with a great number of partners, plans to restore these open spaces with an eye toward both human and ecological health. Of particular note is the planned Ford Calumet Environmental Center at Hegewisch Marsh, designed by Studio Gang. Come learn about the open space efforts in the area, as well as plans for the building.

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.

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

Tax Increment Financing in the Chicago Region

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

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is arguably the most popular economic development financing tool in the country. By harnessing future property tax revenues to pay for current expenditures, TIF has provided countless dollars to enable the municipal planning function at a time when other sources of funds have dried up. But this form of off-budget financing has attracted a large share of detractors and critics.

Rachel Weber, Associate Professor in the Urban Planning and Policy Program at the Rachel Weber, Associate Professor in Urban Planning and Policy Program, University of Illinois at ChicagoUniversity of Illinois at Chicago will address some of these controversies within the context of how TIF has been used by the City of Chicago and its suburban neighbors. She will discuss issues such as whether TIF creates more or new fiscal risks for municipalities and their residents, if TIF actually causes subsequent increases in district property values or captures appreciation that would have taken place without the use of this mechanism, and what the effects of TIF are on the revenues of overlapping taxing jurisdictions, such as school districts.

Information: contact Fleming El-Amin, AICP, at 919/485.7521 or via email   Information on-line

Substance and Style: Balancing High Performance and High Design

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$20.00, $10.00 CAF members and OWP/P employees; $15.00 students

Can architecture be stylish and sustainable? The design world sometimes overlooks ecological concerns, while environmentalists can be technically or ethically critical of high California Academy of Sciences, Renzo Piano, architectdesign. Ned Cramer, Editor in Chief of Architect magazine, will lead a panel discussion on how designers balance aesthetic and performance goals, and how sustainable design fits in with concerns for space, form, materials, light, image and program. Panelists include Rand Ekman, AIA, LEED-AP, Director of Sustainability and Senior Associate, OWP/P; Nancy Hamilton, Structural Engineer, Arup; and Dan Wheeler, FAIA, Principal, Wheeler Kearns Architects.

Reception follows program.

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

Deconstruction I

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

An age-old practice, deconstruction has recently found renewed popularity in the building trades. Join Tom Napier of the Building Materials Reuse Association as he introduces deconstruction as a viable, cost effective and resource efficient building design and construction technique.

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

   October 10, Wednesday

Carroll Avenue Transitway

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 Carroll Avenue Transitway is proposed to improve mobility within the Streeterville neighborhood and to link it with Union Station and Ogilvy Transportation Center. Dan Meyers, AICP, URS Corp., and a representative from Chicago Dept. of Transportation will present an overview of the City’s transitway strategy and present an overview of the recently completed River North Multi-Modal Analysis. Bring lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Loyola Information Commons

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationLoyola Information Commons, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, architects
Free event, seating limited. Eric R. Multhauf lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Devon Patterson, AIA, LEED, Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Information: 312/922.3432 x 252 or on-line

Starting a New Design Firm: It's a Business!

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

What are the business issues to consider before taking on “side work” or starting your own firm? Hear what an insurance agent, accountant, and attorney have to tell you: Melissa Roberts, AAI, Euclid Insurance Agencies; Lawrence Casas, CPA, Lawrence Casas & Associates, Inc.; and Laurie Randolph, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

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

   October 11, Thursday

Basics of Preservation Easements

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

Andrew Fisher, Landmarks Illinois, will present preservation easements and how this tool can benefit property owners and support preservation in our state. What are preservation easements and how do they work? What buildings are eligible for them, and what is their impact - financial and conservation - on properties? Learn about this preservation tool so you can help your clients with historic building projects. Bring lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Case Study: Recent Geothermal Projects in Metro 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.


Presenter: Len Kreger, Verzieg Consulting and Management Services

A case study of the University of Illinois at Chicago "Sandi Port Errant Language and Culture Learning Center at Grant Hall Renovation Geothermal system” is the feature of this seminar. Join Len Kreger as he discusses the project’s initial feasibility, conductivity testing, design and construction, commissioning and operation of this highly energy efficient system

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

   October 13, Saturday

Explore Chicago’s Cow Path!

1:00 P.M. - Begins at John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigancow
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$20.00, $10.00 CAF members, $15.00 students.

In the late 19th century, the City of Chicago granted farmers from the South Loop a right-of-way to walk their cows through the downtown business district to get water at the Chicago River. These “cow paths” still exist on the city’s plats of survey, and Sam Guard will present the history of this little-known aspect of Chicago history. After the presentation, participants will be able to take a walking tour of the cow path on their own or with Mr. Guard.

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

Celebrating George Danforth

3:30 P.M. - Center Core, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 South State Street
Sponsor: School of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Featuring New York Times reporter and columnist David Dunlap, WFMT’s Andrew Patner, John Vinci, Deever Rockwell and written remarks by Franz Schulze.

Information: 312.567.3279 or online

   October 16, Tuesday

Leadership in Action: universal + green design for all

7:30 A .M., registration, 8:00 A.M., panel and discussion, 10:00 A.M. , facility tour, - Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue, 4th Floor
Sponsor: Access Living
Free event, RSVP required.

National experts present a case study on the fast-growing concept, Universal Design, and discuss its compatibility with Green Design, its better known counterpart in socially responsible architecture. Universal Design creates spaces that can effortlessly accommodate a wide range of people using cost effective, off-the-shelf products. Panelists are scheduled to include Marca Bristo, President & CEO, Access Living; Karen Tamley, Commissioner, Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities; Sadhu Johnston, Chief Environmental Officer, City of Chicago; Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director, Adaptive Environments ; Craig Sieben, President, Sieben Energy Associates; and John H. Catlin, FAIA, Partner, LCM Architects

RSVP at 312/904-0713

Architect-Led Design/Build: A Practical Business Plan

5:30 - 7:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Design-Build is by far the fastest growing method of project delivery in the country. By leading the DB team and structuring it correctly, an architect can take advantage of the outstanding business opportunities and related advantages offered by DB without substantial risk. Mark Friedlander, Schiff Hardin LLP, presented this well-received program at the 2007 AIA convention.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Alternative Building Materials and Strawbale Case Study

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: Matt Nardella, Moss Design

Recent media attention pertaining to global climate change and energy production has putBorrego Springs Archaeology Center, Matt Nardella, architect sustainable architecture back in the spotlight as a partial solution to addressing the current energy crises. Learn about sustainable practices including a case study for a strawbale building in Borrego Springs, California for the Anza- Borrego State Park Department of archaeology

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

   October 17, Wednesday

Loop Lighting Program: Wabash Avenue Improvement

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan Wabash Avenue Improvement Project
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 Soliman Khudeira, PhD, PE, SE, Project Director, Chicago Department of Transportation

Information: 312/922.3432 x 252 or on-line

Leading and Managing

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

Understand, recognize, and appreciate leadership traits and learn how to begin developing valuable skills. Christine Brack from ZweigWhite will look at the intrinsic differences between being a leader and being a manager. This presentation covers leadership skills that make a difference in the A/E industry and is not just for principals: it is also for managers and rising stars to understand the role of a leader - more than meets the eye.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Billie Tsien: Rough Edges Slow DownAmerican Folk Art Museum

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

Mies van der Rohe lecture by Billie Tsien, Todd Williams Billie Tsien Architects

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

   October 18, Thursday

Art Nouveau: The Chicago-Budapest Connection

12:15 P.M. - Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph
Sponsor: Landmarks IllinoisRolf Achilles lectures on Art Nouveau: The Chicago-Budapest Connection, at the Chicago Cultural Center for Landmarks Illinois Preservation Snapshots
Free event

Budapest is rich in art nouveau, that this wealth may have Chicago connections remains unexplored. Join art historian Rolf Achilles in this visual exploration of the influences of Chicago and Louis Sullivan on form and function in Budapest, circa 1910. A question and answer sessions will follow the talk.

Information on-line: or call 312/922.1742 ext. 226

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

Monthly meeting.

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

Tour: The Tavern Club

6:00 - 7:00 P.M. - 333 N. Michigan Ave., 25th floor
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architect Forum
Free for members, $15.00 non-members - Limited to 30 participants
1 LU

From its inception in 1929, the Tavern Club has been a hub for the city’s architects, authors, and artists. The Beaux Arts-influenced clubhouse and its convivial, relaxing atmosphere, were conceived and designed by notable architects, including two of the club’s founding members, John Root, Jr. and John Holabird. The layout of rooms and spatial organization of the club encourage social interaction and the meeting of great minds. See where Mies, Sandburg, Wright, and other legendary Chicagoans found a second home.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Left Behind: Historic Remnants of the “L”

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

Ever wonder what's become of historic "L" stations, abandoned lines, and old railcars? Local historian Graham Garfield will provide a fascinating look at what has been lost and preserved—and what is currently threatened—among the historic remnants of the "L" system. See where stations and facilities from the past can still be enjoyed, with an examination of the stations' architectural range plus past projects to restore or adaptively reuse the facilities. Garfield will also explore remnants of historic lines and "L" cars, all with a look back at design history through the last one hundred years of rapid transit in Chicago.

Buy tickets on-line. Information: 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.

AIA/CEU 2

Presenter: Carl Kuhn, Soprema

This presentation offers an overview of Green Roofing. It will include discussions of the
history of green roofing, benefits that green roofs provide and how they pertain to the US Green Building Council’s LEED green building rating system. In addition, basic construction techniques of green roofs will also be covered

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

   October 19, Friday

New Members Breakfast

7:30 - 9:00 A.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event for new members

An informative session for new AIA Chicago members detailing the benefits of membership and the functions of different AIA components, as well as Knowledge Community, Staff and Board activities. During a continental breakfast, members of the AIA Chicago Board, delegates to AIA Illinois and AIA National, local Knowledge Community Chairs and Chapter staff members will deliver presentations designed to help you get the most out of your membership, and answer any questions you may have. All AIA Chicago members who have joined within the past twelve months are eligible to attend.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   October 20, Saturday

Maintaining a Hospital’s Long-Term Master Plan

9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. - Central DuPage Hospital, 25 N. Winfield Road, Winfield
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members - Limited to 75 participants
3 LU/HSW

The one constant in modern healthcare design is change. Technology, priorities, administrations, and architects may all change over time. Dan White, AIA (RTKL) and Larry Bell (Central DuPage Hospital) discuss how to maintain the client's vision over a decade or more They will lead a tour of recent projects and preview future ones. Lecture location: Women's & Children's Pavilion, 4th Floor, Mock-Up Room. Refreshments will be served.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   October 23, Tuesday

9th Annual Chicago Architecture Conference and Product Show

7:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M., Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter Construction Specifications Institute
Product Show only, free, other conference packages from $120.00 to $160.00

This event combines the educational benefits of a national show with the convenience, accessibility, and economy of a regional show. In 2006, over 700 from five states attended the product show, with 400 design professionals registered for continuing education seminars. Ninety exhibitors benefited from networking with decision makers from five states. The keynote address, Green Buildings and the Bottom Line-The ‘New Reality’ of Green Building, will be delivered by Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief, Building Design and Construction. 15 seminars will also be offered.

Information on-line, description of seminars here. Register on-line here.

Recent Arrivals: Joe Rosa and Robert Soma Joe Rosa and Robert Somol

6:30 P.M., Jak's Tap, 901 West Jackson Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free Event

An evening with Joe Rosa, the John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Robert Somol, the newly named Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

   October 24, Wednesday

Extremely Suburban America: A Narrative from Naperville

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
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 Michael H. Ebner, James D. Vail III Professor of American History Emeritus, Lake Forest College

Information: 312/922.3432 x 252 or on-line

WP+D 15th Anniversary Celebration: An evening with 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell - From Grass Roots to City Council: The Role of the Alderman in Planning and Development

5:30 - 8:30 P.M. - Roosevelt University, 2nd floor 430 S Michigan Avenue
Sponsor: WP+D - Women in Planning and Development, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate
$50.00 member, $60.00 non-member, $30.00 student ID, $5.00 discount for advance ticket purchase on-line

Pat Dowell, Alderman of the 3rd Ward, has an extensive background in urban planning and community development. One of the primary architects of the Bronzeville Pat Dowell, Alderman, 3rd Ward, ChicagoDevelopment Plan - which won a Burnham Award for excellence in planning - Alderman Dowell was a significant catalyst for the rebirth of the historic Bronzeville community that occurred in the 1990's. She is a former City Planner and Deputy Commissioner of Neighborhood Planning under Mayors Harold Washington, Eugene Sawyer, and Richard Daley. She serves on the following City Council committees: Rules and Ethics; Health; Historical Landmark Preservation; Housing and Real Estate; and Transportation and Public Way. She was one of the first members of WP+D when it was founded in 1992.

Information and ticket purchase on-line.

Elva Rubio

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

Lecture by Elva Rubio, Executive Vice President and Creative Director at Bruce Mau Design and is a co-founder of his Chicago-based studio, Rubio Studios. Most recently, Center on Halsted, Elva Rubio, Gensler, architectsRubio was design director for Gensler’s Chicago office. In that position, Rubio led the design of the Center on Halsted, which recently opened to widespread praise. Under her direction, the firm also won commissions for Chase Bank, the Chicago Transit Authority, and the Hyatt Regency, the latter of which was featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s green architecture exhibition, “Sustainable Architecture in Chicago: Works In Progress.” Rubio’s work for Pond Studios won both Distinguished Building and Interior Architecture awards from the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1997. She has also received 20+ AIA awards for work ranging in Urban Design, Architecture and Interiors.

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

   October 25, Thursday

Concrete 1: Designing with Colored Concrete

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

Learn about the application and use of integral color in finished concrete surfaces at building exteriors, slabs, countertops, paving, sidewalks, as well as stained color finish treatments for use at exterior and interior applications. Howard Jancy of Butterfield Color is the presenter. Bring lunch or buy one at CBA cafeteria (purchase ticket on first floor).

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat - Sixth Annual Awards Dinner

6:00 P.M., reception, 7:00 dinner - S.R. Crown Hall, Center Core, IIT, 3360 South State
Sponsor: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban HabitatHearst Tower, Norman Foster, architect
$200. per person, $3,000 sponsorship for table of 10

Lord Norman Foster is the 2007 Lynn S. Beedle Acheivement Award winner, Dr. Farzad Naiem receives the Fazlur Rahman Kahn Medal, the Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester is recognized as Best Tall Building, New York City's Hearst Tower as Best Sustainable Tall Building, as Leslie E. Robertson and Chandra Jha named as 2007 CTBUH fellows.

Download order form (RSVP by October 5) here, evening program here. Information on-line or call 312/909.0253.

   October 26, Friday

Designight

5:30 P.M. - Lakeview Terrace and Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Fr$200.00 AIA members, $150.00 associate members, $100.00 new members, $250.00 non-members

Peter Sagal, host of National Public Radio's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me will emcee thisAIA Chicago Designnight 2007 AIA/Chicago's annual fundraiser, and the announcement of this year's Design Excellence Awards. A Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to John Holabird, FAII, including the showing of a short fim on his life and career.

Ticket Order form for this event on-line or call 312/670.7770. Information on-line.

   October 27, Saturday

Region of Concern

1:15 - 2:15 P.M., The Notebaert Nature Museum, South Gallery
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Sponsor: Chicago Humanities Festival
$5.00

Sadhu Johnston, Mayor Daley's Deputy Chief of Staff functioning as Chief Environmental Officer, will outline the city’s vision and action plan toward a greener future for Chicago and the region – with emphasis on the word “action.”

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Landmarks Illinois’ annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards

6:00 P.M., reception, 7:00 P.M., dinner, 8:00 P.M., awards presentation, Chicago Club, 81 East Van Buren Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Powerhouse
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
$85.00 member, $110.00 non-members

Nine awards recognizing outstanding preservation efforts throughout the state will be honored, including the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Powerhouse, the Avery Coonley House in Riverside, the Krause Music Store in Chicago, the Wigell-Carlson Residence in Rockford, among others.

RSVP by October 19th. Call 312/922-1742. Online reply form, and information.

   October 28, Sunday

Breakthroughs in Sustainable Design

4:00 - 5:30 P.M., - Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave.
Sponsor: Chicago Humanities Festival
$5.00

The last decade has seen significant progress in the sort of innovative “green” design in everyday living-and-working spaces that seeks to reduce the impact that industrialized, technologically advanced activity is having on the world. Chicago is at the forefront of much of this activity, and panel participants – John Ronan, principal of the innovative Chicago-based John Ronan Architects; Sarah Dunn, architect at the sustainable design firm UrbanLab in Chicago; and John Preus, artist and designer at the Chicago art collective Material Exchange – will discuss some of the cutting edge work being done locally. These practitioners will be joined on the panel by Lee Bey, urban architecture writer and critic, and by moderator Lydia Lazar, Assistant Dean of International Law and Policy Development, Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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   October 29, Monday

Andrew Zago The Greening of Detroit Pavilion, Andrew Zago, architect

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 Andrew Zago, Zago Architecture, Detroit/NY

Information on-line.

   October 30, Tuesday

Sustainable Building in Chicago -- A Scorecard

6:00 - 7:30 P.M., -Museum of Contemporary Art, Theater 220 E. Chicago Ave.
Sponsor: Chicago Humanities Festival
Free program, reservations required

The urban built environment is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. How is Chicago responding? A diverse panel of local experts will assess how Chicago measures on the sustainable building scale. With City of Chicago Green Projects Administrator Erik Olsen; sustainable architecture expert Helen Kessler; ShoreBank manager of triple bottom line innovations Joel Freehling; and Baum Realty principal and developer of the mixed-use Green Exchange building Douglas Baum. Moderated by internationally renowned architect Elva Rubio.

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Thomas Phifer & Partners Recent Work

6:00 P.M. - John Buck Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$20.00, $10.00 CAF members, $15.00 students
1 AIA/CES

The Hem C. Gupta Lecture. The work of Thomas Phifer & Partners conveys a distinct North Carolina Museum of Art, Thomas Phifer & Partners, architectstransformation of Modernism. The essence of timeless buildings—simplicity—is achieved through thoughtful responses to the natural environment, study of the human ecology of the site, and a search for appropriate modes of construction that dictate the forms, spaces, and appearance of buildings. Founding partner Thomas Phifer will present recent projects such as the North Carolina Museum of Art, the United States Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City, and the Taghkanic House in New York, recipient of a PA Award from Progressive Architecture Magazine.

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Raising the Bar: a Geoexchange™ Market Standard for Green Practice

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: Ted Kantrowitz, Canadian GeoExchange Coalition

The CGC, Canada's industry association for geothermal heating and cooling technology, is in the midst of rolling out its worlds-first Global Quality GeoExchange Program. Join Vice President Ted Kantrowitz for an overview of the quality assurance program, why it is important to builders and business, and potentially vital to green technology market transformation. In addition, he will describe the Canadian market, how it's evolving differently than in the US and the implications for green builders throughout.

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

   October 31, Wednesday

Lucien Lagrange Architects - Recent Work

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan 2520 North Lakeview, Lucien Lagrange Architects
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 Lucien Lagrange, AIA, Founding Principal, Lucien Lagrange Architects

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