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

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   August 5, Tuesday


First Tuesdays Happy Hour

5:30 - 8:00 P.M. - Zed451, 739 North Clark Street
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Chicago Women in Architecture is joining us thing month. Look for us on the rooftop

Information: 312/670.7770

   August 6, Wednesday

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

ARE and LEED study materials are available in an unstructured setting.

Information: 312/670.7770

   August 7, Thursday

Financing Your Green Home Improvements

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation. Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event.
No RSVP required (Please arrive early, as seating is limited)

Lecture by Joel Freehling, Manager, Triple Bottom Line Innovations, ShoreBank
With energy prices rising to record levels, finding ways to incorporate and finance green home improvements is of increasing interest to homeowners. Opportunities available to homeowners to reduce their utility costs, make their homes more comfortable and valuable, and reduce their environmental impacts will be covered.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Chicago’s Olympic Vision

12:15 P.M., Millennium Room, Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown.
Free event. Chicago 2016 Candidate City for the 2016 Olympics

Friends of Downtown, an avid supporter of the Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, welcomes Gyata Kimmons, director of community relations for Chicago 2016, as their featured speaker. Learn what the current plans are for Chicago’s Olympic bid, what’s left in the International Olympic Committee’s bid process and how citizens across the city can help make this vision a reality.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

12:45 P.M., City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 201-A , Permit Review Committee meets afterwards at 33 North LaSalle, Suite 1600
Open to the public

Commission meeting and schedule and agenda's on-line.

   August 9, Saturday

Greening Your Historic Bungalow or Historic Greystone

10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation , Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event
AIA/CES 2
Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative discussed at Chicago Architecture Foundation, August 9, 2008

Join Annette Conti of the Historic Bungalow Association and Matt Cole of the Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative for a workshop that helps to green two of Chicago’s most popular housing types. We will also learn how both organizations offer a mix of financial, technical, and historic preservation programming.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line.

   August 12, Tuesday

New Directions for the National Trust: Going Green with Historic Preservation

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free Event. No RSVP required (please arrive early, as seating is limited)
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Barbara A. Campagna, AIA, LEED AP National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Chief Architect of the National Trust will discuss the importance of historic preservation to sustainable development. The construction, operation and demolition of buildings accounts for 48% of the United States' greenhouse gas emissions. The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Sustainability Initiative is focusing the nation's attention on the importance of reusing existing buildings and reinvesting in older and historic communities as critical elements in combating climate change.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

Chicago Community Development Commission

1:00 P.M., Room 201-A, 121 North LaSalle
Open to the public

Monthly meeting.

Meeting schedules and agenda's on-line.

Are Older Buildings Green?

5:30 - 6:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources and Environment KCs
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

Yes! Barbara Campagna, AIA, Graham Gund Architect of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Stewardship of Historic Sites (Washington, D.C.), will present the Trust's sustainability initiatives. Conservation and greening of existing buildings, reinvestment in older communities, costs of construction and demolition, and energy efficiency of historic and older buildings are all crucial means for combating climate change.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   August 13, Wednesday

Tour: Sky-High Roof Garden

5:30 -6:30 P.M.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional and Urban Design KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Registration for this program is closed. Please no phones or walk-ins.

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

ARE and LEED study materials are available in an unstructured setting.

Information: 312/670.7770

   August 14, Thursday

“What the Heck Are You Doing To My Yard?”

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

Mike Nowak, WGN Radio will talk about using native plant materials to grow in your yard, focusing on going green with no pesticides and lower maintenance plants. Nowak will take the knowledge he’s gained as co-founder and president of the Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association and teach how to arm yourself with questions that make sense and that will help you protect your investment–and your small patch of Earth.

Information: 312/857.2757  or on-line

High Impact Green Design: The Balanced Kitchen

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.

Presenters: Lisa and Ron Elkins, 2 point perspective: architecture + furniture

Does the design of your home or business reflect your eco-mission? Join LEED accredited architects Lisa and Ron Elkins of 2 point perspective as they reveal how they helped The Balanced Kitchen restaurant achieve a sustainable image as well as LEED Silver certification. Discussion will include design tips to help create a strong visual connection to your eco-values. Co-owner Josh Alper will discuss sustainable food and provide gluten-free pastry samples from The Balanced Kitchen..

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information with “Green Tech U” as the subject line.our desired class and contact information.

   August 16, Saturday

Tour: Bike the South Lake Shore

10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. - Meet at the Garfield stop on the Green Line.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event - limited to 30 participants

Explore the best of the South Side’s historic and modern landmarks on this social and educational bicycle tour. The tour begins in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood and goes north to the South Loop. A lunch break is included for socializing and networking. Brochures with descriptions of all tour destinations will be provided. Limited to 30 participants who must provide their own bike and helmet; participants will be sent a waiver to sign. Meet at the Garfield stop on the Green Line. (Reminder: CTA Bike & Ride rules allow two bicycles on each rail car during all hours on weekends.)

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   August 19 , Tuesday

Consumer, Builder, or Legislature? Meeting the Demand for Residential Green Building

5:30 - 7:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, USGBC Chicago Chapter
$15.00; $10.00 CAF and USGBC Chicago Chapter members
AIA/CES 1

Who is dictating the features of new residential developments? What are the expectations of the consumer, and how are both custom and production home builders meeting those demands? Legislation for residential green buildings is being introduced to encourage better residential design. Various guidelines have been developed to respond to consumer demand, including the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) National Green Building Standard and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes. Panelists will discuss trends and practices in sustainable building design that are changing the way Chicagoans build and inhabit their homes.

Jay Rowell, Deputy Director of the Chicago City Clerk's Office and Interim President of the Illinois League of Conservation Voters will begin by introducing current active residential green building legislation as well as proposed initiatives and what this means to the builder and consumer. This will be followed by a panel providing an overview of their experience with their respective green programs and the trends they have observed within the burgeoning residential green market. Laureen T. Blissard, 2008 Chair and Residential Green Building Advocate for the U.S. Green Building Council - Chicago Chapter will be the moderator, with panelists to include Residential Green Building Legislation Expert – Jay Rowell, Deputy Director of the Chicago City Clerk's Office / Interim President of the Illinois League of Conservation Voters, NAHB - Bill Styczynski, President of Styczynski Walker & Associates - Architects, LEED for Homes – Mike Holcomb, President, The Home Inspector General, Inc. , and Chicago Green Renovation Trends – Jill Russell, Wolbrink Architects Chartered / Wolbrink Assemblers, Inc. - Green Design Build

Buy on-line Information on-line or call call 312.922.3432 x224.

Use of Energy Models in Efficient Design

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

Registration for this program is closed. Please no phones or walk-ins.

Information: 312/670.7770

   August 20, Wednesday

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

ARE and LEED study materials are available in an unstructured setting.

Information: 312/670.7770

   August 21, Thursday

Suburban Oasis

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West Randolph
Sponsor: Landmarks IllinoisOld Orchard Mall, Suburban Oasis, Landmarks Illinois Preservation Snapshots lecture by Susan Benjamin August 21, 2008
Free Event

The modern shopping mall has a fascinating history that reaches back much farther than the car culture of the 1950s, when it became ubiquitous. It is also a phenomenon that is dying out. Join architectural historian Susan Benjamin as she takes you shopping from 19th Century Europe to New Town, USA, with some local stops along the way.

Information: On-line or call 312/922.1742

Chicago Plan Commission
1:00 P.M. , location TBA
Open to the public

Monthly meeting.

Schedule of meetings and agendas on-line.

Benefit for Bite-Size Arts Ensemble at the Lillian Florsheim Mansion

5:30 to 7:00 PM., and 7:30 to 9:00 P.M., Florsheim Mansion, 1328 North State Parkway Lillian Florsheim Mansion, Chicago, Andrew Rebori, architect
Sponsor: Bite Size Arts Ensemble
$89.00

The Bite-Size Arts Ensemble provides ensemble artists with career coaching, business strategic development planning, marketing support, websites, head shots and anything else they need to help them become more entrepreneurial to ensure their artistic success.
Ensemble members will demonstrate this new, interactive experience during an inaugural benefit where attendees will experience a variety of musical styles, including pop, jazz and classical, and will become the starring cast in a film created throughout the night. Hors d'oevres and an open bar included. The event will be held at the historic Lillian Florsheim, built by architect Andrew Rebori and expanded by architect Bertrand Goldberg.

Reserve tickets on-line. Information on-line.

Respect for the Future: inspiring sustainable thinking

5:30 PM., hors d'oeuvres and drinks in the G.A.R Rotunda, 6:30 - 7:30 presentation,- Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West Randolph
Sponsor: David Oakley Designs
$25.00, seating limited

David Oakey is a leading innovator of sustainable designs in Business Week, New York Times Science, Green Futures and Fortune Magazine, sharing his vision with numerous Fortune 500 companies and many of the nation's top universities. He will discuss thoughts on sustainability and the many realities that face humankind in the future, with a fresh outlook offers hope and positive solutions.

Reserve tickets on-line. Information on-line.

   August 23, Saturday

The Chicago Green Homes Program for Homeowners

10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free Event
AIA/CES 2

Planning a green home remodeling project this year? Learn about the City of Chicago's newly unveiled Chicago Green Home Remodeling Series, that offers information on how to hire professionals; painting and remodeling kitchens, baths and laundry rooms; and how to salvage and reuse materials. Greenmaker Building Supply is a one-stop shop for energy intelligent, environmentally sensitive, and healthy building materials. Appropriate for those taking on a remodeling project in their homes.

RSVP or call 312.922.3432 x224. Information on-line.

   August 26, Tuesday

Quality Control of Concrete: Reinforced Concrete Inspection from a Field Inspector’s View

5:30 P.M., cocktails and appetizers, 6:00 - 7:30 P.M., announcements and program, Haefele Showroom, 154 W. Hubbard St
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute
Free event for members, $30.00 for guests
1.0 AIA/CES LU’s in HSW

A presentation by Robert A. Hay, senior project executive/consultant with Flood Testing, Laboratories. Flood Testing Laboratories
, will discuss reinforced concrete testing and inspecting by an independent lab and the procedures and quality controls that are involved. Attendees will learn of testing that is conducted in accordance with project specifications and documents, building codes, and industry standards including ASTM, ACI. The presenter will discuss the responsibilities for inspection, areas of inspection, and will show graphic illustrations of proper and improper construction.

RSVP via e-mail or call 847/382.1924, by August 19th. Information on-line.

   August 27, Wednesday

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

ARE and LEED study materials are available in an unstructured setting.

Information: 312/670.7770