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

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   March 1, Saturday

Legendary Landmarks Gala

6:30 P.M. - Drake Hotel Legendary Landmarks, Landmarks Illinois 2008 Gala
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
$500.00; sponsorships also available

Landmarks Illinois will be honoring Gerald Arpino, Bernie Sahlins, Jane Nicholl Salins, and Victor Skrebneski for their unique and extraordinary contributions to Chicago’s civic and cultural skyline at its third annual Legendary Landmarks Gala.

Information: 312/922.1742 or on-line.

paul kruty :: marion mahony and frank lloyd wright

7:30 P.M. - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
$20.00, $15.00 for members of the Restoration Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Marion Mahony and Millikin Place, by Paul KrutyPreservation Trust and Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.

Marion Mahony, America's first licensed woman architect, worked for Wright for fifteen years, creating the exquisite drawings that made him famous, enriching his architecture and producing a body of work all her own. Paul Kruty, Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has written extensively on Wright, Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin, and is the author of the recently published Marion Mahony and Millikin Place. Join us after the lecture for a book signing.

Information: 708/383.8873 or on-line.

   March 4, Tuesday

The Value of Design and its effects on our lives and communities

9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. - The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin,
Sponsor: CNU-Illinois, James HardieThe Value of Design, by Marianna Cusato
$115.00 for CNU members, $85.00 for CNU-Illinois members. Check websites for other pricing variations
5.5 LU including 2.5 HSW credits

Bring your plans and design questions to this all-day workshop for expert insight.
Participants will include Marianne Cusato, author, The Value of Design; city planner Jeff Speck, architect Tim Busses and Live Work Learn Play LLP co-founder Max Reim.

Reservations on-line. Information on-line.

Changes in Department of Buildings - Chicago

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

The dinner meeting will feature a presentation by Lindsay Anderson of Lindsay Anderson Consulting and Craig Vespa from the Department of Buildings. The presentation will focus on the recent changes within the Department of Buildings and the merger of DCAP into the DOB; the different processes by which a building permit can be obtained and the submittal review involved for each. The permit application and review process is a topic that is relevant to all practicing structural engineers, but is fully understood by very few. Mr. Anderson and Mr. Vespa will provide their unique perspective on the process and share information that will be helpful to all in attendance.

Reservations: contact Donna Childs at 312/649.4600 extension 200. Information on-line.

First Tuesdays Happy Hour

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

Everyone is welcome - AIA membership is not required.

More Done, More Fun - Learn to Take Control of Your Career

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Jefferson Tap, 325 North Jefferson
Sponsor: Women in Planning and Development
$20.00 for WP+D members, $40.00 non-members

Jack Chapman of Lucrative Careers, Inc. will present tips and information to help get your career and personal life balanced and also offer advice to job seekers on time management. Are you happy with how you spend your time? Do you feel rushed and that you are always running behind? Are you considering looking for a new job or career? This will be a lively presentation and discussion to help answer these or any other career questions.

Reservations on-line. Information on-line.

Pecha Kucha Chicago - volume 4

8:10 P.M. - Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue
Sponsor: Pecha Kucha Night Chicago
$10.00

The fourth Chicago installment of the artists' presentation event where, in the words of Pecha Kucha Night Chicago volume 2The Architects Newspaper , they present "their work in some depth but at a comically breakneck pace—20 slides, 20 seconds each—while the audience heckles and drowns its sorrows." Emcees for the evening, artist Andy Hall and architect Peter Exley, will introduce Amy Batchu (graduate design/MBA student), Lynn Becker (writer), Doug Fogelson (photographer), Kate Hill (performer), Matt Kessler (‘zine author), Michelle Litvin with Juan Angel Chavez (artists), Pam Parker (business owner), Jackie Rush (artist), Marilee Rutherford (woman of the night), Tim Samuelson (historian), Janene Sobotka and Nicholas Cowan (architects) and Andy Yang (scientist).

Tickets can be purchased on-line. Information on-line.

   March 5, Wednesday

Waterview Tower

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan Waterview Tower, Chicago, Teng & Associates, 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 Thomas Hoepf, FAIA, Vice President and Principal Design Architect, Teng & Associates, and Sean McMahon, Development Project Manager, Waterview Tower.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 252 or on-line

Stanley Tigerman

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

A lecture by Stanley Tigerman, Principal of Tigerman McCurry Architects and the former Director of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, Mr. Tigerman is a National Training Center, practicing architect and product designer whose work is internationally recognized. The author of six books, he has been a visiting professor at numerous institutions. The winner of over 125 design awards, he represented the U.S. at the Venice Biennale in 1976 and 1980. In 1994 he founded Archeworks with Interior Designer Eva Maddox. Recent work includes The Pacific Garden Mission, a shelter for the homeless in Chicago, IL, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, IL, the BAC/IMI National Training Center and the Chicago Children's Advocacy Center.

Register for this event, or call 312/867.7254. 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

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

Information: 312/670.7770

   March 6, Thursday

Burnham's Life and Legacy

12:15 P.M. - Millennium Room, 5th Floor east, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington,
Sponsor: Friends of DowntownDaniel Burnham, 1909 Plan of Chicago
Free event

Founded 125 years ago as Chicago's first hospital solely dedicated to the care of children, Judith Paine McBrien will present a short "trailer" of a film she is producing "Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City" The film is planned to inaugurate the centennial of Edward Bennett and Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago, often considered the first comprehensive urban plan in American. The "trailer" will be complemented by a "behind-the- scenes" power point presentation of Burnham's birthplace and early years followed by a discussion of Burnham's legacy today.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

Going Green to Save You Green

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 Ryan Shultz, AES Products. This program will offer ways to make your home more environmentally friendly from the basement to the roof. We will suggest ways to make your home's exterior more sustainable and energy efficient, also touching on the costs and savings associated with going green.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 252 or on-line

Interested in Religious Art and Architecture?

12:30 -1:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago


Efforts are underway to create a new KC: a Chicago version of national AIA's Interfaith Forum on Religious Art and Architecture (IFRAA). Under the leadership of Dawn Schuette, AIA (Threshold Acoustics LLC) and Suzanne Morgan, AIA (Center for Religious Architecture). Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

For more information, contact Dawn Schuette, AIA at 312/386.1400 or via email, or Suzanne Morgan, AIA, at 312/580.1050 or via email. Register 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.

   March 8, Saturday

The Chicago Green Permit Program for Homeowners

1:00 - 3:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.

Presenter: Oscar Audiffred, Department of Construction and Permits, City of Chicago

The Chicago Green Permitting Process is an invaluable tool for those looking to build green in Chicago. Join the Chicago Department of Construction and Permits for an overview on how the Green Permit Process works and what it means for building a green home in Chicago.

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.

   March 10, Monday

Albert Pope

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 Albert Pope, Professor, Rice School of Architecture, Houston

Information on-line.

Celebrating urban nature and the coming of spring to Grant Park

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

Urban nature and open green space along Chicago's lakefront: nearly 20 years of creating positive, environmentally-friendly change with thousands of trees planted and hundreds of acres of new green space created by Mayor Daley and the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District with the help from corporations, individual citizens and other organizations through public/private partnerships.

Come see an extensive PowerPoint presentation on the nearly 20 years of history-making, green space creation in Chicago. Dawn Keller will give a presentation on the Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation at the Northerly Island Bird hospital. The Grant Park Conservancy and Chicago Park District have partnered with her to create a bird hospital at Northerly Island to be closer to the injured wildlife in downtown Chicago and avoid lengthy commutes to the suburbs with injured wildlife.

Information: 312/829.8015 

   March 11, Tuesday

Fire Resistive Construction

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

This workshop is intended to provide the audience with the information necessary to understand fire resistive construction. The program will start with a brief history of UL and UL’s role in the US safety certification scheme. It will then move on to discuss the code requirements, standards and testing associated with fire-resistance-rated construction. This includes information on the basic floors, roofs, walls, beams and columns. Special emphasis will be placed on the performance of the structural elements. The program will also include information on the construction joint systems between these fire-resistance-rated assemblies. The program will conclude with information on how the UL Fire Resistance Directory and/or the UL Online Certifications Directory can be used to access certifications of products and assemblies which have been evaluated by UL and shown to comply with the requirements of the building code. Richard N. Walke is a Staff Engineer with the Regulatory Services Department of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) in Northbrook will lead the workshop.

Reservations: contact Donna Childs at 312/649.4600 extension 200. Information on-line.

Greening the Merchandise Mart

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, seating limited. Merchandise Mart, Chicago
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Elise Zelechowski, Delta Institute. In November 2007 the Merchandise Mart, the largest commercial building in the world, was awarded Silver Certification under the LEED Existing Buildings rating system. Join members of the project team to discuss the challenges of applying LEED EB to multi-tenant, multi-use buildings, using the Merchandise Mart as a case study. With a new version of LEED EB slated for release in spring 2008, the project team will also discuss growing opportunities and incentives for greening the existing building market.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 252 or on-line

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

Monthly meeting.

Meeting schedules and agenda's on-line.

Madison Street Corridor Revitalization

5:00 P.M. - Burnham Conference Center at APA • 122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1600,
Sponsor: American Planning Association
Free event
CM 1.0

"Give someone a fish, feed them for a day. Teach them to fish, feed them for a lifetime." That is the spirit behind the Leading Community Change (LCC) program, a partnership between the Chicago Public Schools, Bethel New Life, and the Chaddick Institute of Metropolitan Development at DePaul University. By involving high school students in planning analysis and the development of recommendations, LCC exposes teenagers on Chicago's West Side to their neighborhoods from the perspective of professionals that work on all aspects of land use planning — municipal leaders, local stakeholders, and private sector consultants. Joseph Kearney of the Chaddick Institute and Doug Hammel of Camiros, Ltd. will discuss how this program has provided additional insight to a recent plan developed for the West Garfield Park community and will share how the students have graduated the program with a deeper appreciation for the role of planning in shaping the future of their neighborhood

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

   March 12, Wednesday

Goldie B. Wolfe - Women Leaders in Real Estate Forum

11:30 A.M.- 12:00 P.M., networking, 12:00 - 1:30 P.M - lunch, presentation and Q&A - Sullivan Room, Roosevelt University, 430 South Michigan
Sponsor: Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University
$50.00

A new lecture series designed to support and promote women aspiring to leadership roles in the real estate industry will feature a panel with Nancy A. Pacher, President and Chief Operating Officer US Equities; Lynn E. Reich Executive Vice President, SIOR, CCIM, Collier Bennett & Kahnweiler; and Cynthia Wozny-Carl Vice President, Development Administration, General Growth Properties. Karen B. Case, Managing Director, President of Commercial Real Estate, The PrivateBank, Inc., will moderate.

Register on-line. Information: on-line

Planning for Tomorrow Today: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

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

Formed in 2005, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) integrates planning for land use and transportation in the seven counties of northeastern Illinois. The new organization combined the region's two previously separate transportation and land-use planning organizations -- Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS) and the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC) -- into a single agency. CMAP is now developing the region's first truly comprehensive plan for land use and transportation, the 2040 Regional Comprehensive Plan. Find out how you can make your mark on planning for the future of our region from CMAP staff Ty Warner, AICP, Bob Dean, and Erin Aleman. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Illinois & Michigan Canal: An Update on America's First National Heritage Area

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan Gaylord Building on Lockport Landing, Illinois and Michigan Cancal, circa 1880
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 Gerald W. Adelmann, Executive Director of Openlands Project and President of the Canal Corridor Association.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 252 or on-line

Detlef Mertins - Bioconstructivism

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

Lecture by
Detlef Mertins, Chair and Professor of Architecture, Department of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania

Information: 312/567.3279 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

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

Information: 312/670.7770

sarah susanka :: not so big

7:30 P.M. - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
$20.00, $15.00 for members of the Restoration Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust and Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. Not So Big

Bestselling author, architect and cultural visionary Sarah Susanka is leading a movement to redefine the American home and lifestyle. Her “build better, not bigger” approach to residential architecture has been embraced across the country and her “Not So Big” philosophy has evolved beyond habitat to the ways in which we inhabit our lives. Susanka has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Charlie Rose” and HGTV, and is regularly profiled in leading shelter and lifestyle magazines and major newspapers. Join us after the lecture for a book signing.

Information: 708/383.8873 or on-line.

   March 13, Thursday

Civic Chicago

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

Join Professor Peter Hales, chair of the Art History Department, University of Illinois at Chicago, as he discusses civic spaces and places in Chicago and how they relate to our sense of communal identity. How are they shaped by architects mediating the desire of property owners, both private and public, to exercise authority over users who may find their own ideas? What is the difference between public and private spaces, and what happens when the lines aren’t clear? Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Inspired By Nature the Garfield Park Conservancy and Chicago’s West Side

12:15 P.M. - Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 East Randolph
Sponsor: Friends of the Parks, Chicagoland Bicycle Federation
Free eventInspired by Nature: the Garfield Park Conservancy and Chicago's West Side, by Julia S. Backbrach

One of the nation’s most stunning and intriguing botanical havens, the Garfield Park Conservatory will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2008. Often referred to as “Landscape art under glass,” Jens Jensen’s revolutionary design is a poetic interpretation of his beloved Midwestern landscape as it was in prehistoric times. Julia S. Bachrach author of Inspired by Nature the Garfield Park Conservatory and Chicago’s West Side and a historian for the Chicago Park District will speak about the history of the Garfield Park.


Information: 312/857.2757  or on-line

   March 15, Saturday

Chicago Green Homes Fair

10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event.

Come explore how you can create a more environmentally-friendly home for you and your family. Whether you’re planning to remodel, or just want to learn what’s new on the green building scene, spend some time meeting vendors and retailers with sustainable products to help you make a greener home.

Guided tours and mini-lectures will be scheduled throughout the day. Full lectures will include:

  • Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) The Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative® offers a mix of financial, technical, and historic preservation programming. One of the key goals of this program is to help homeowners identify practical and affordable ways to green their historic greystones. Participants will learn to make their homes more energy efficient, address indoor air quality and other health issues, and how to incorporate sustainable building materials into home improvement projects.
  • Green Home Remodeling Guides - An Overview (2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) Planning a green home remodeling project this year? Join Meghann Maves as she introduces you to the City of Chicago’s Green Home Remodeling Guides. This series of guides offers information on how to hire green professionals, paint and remodel kitchens, baths & laundry rooms, and how to salvage and reuse materials. This seminar is for the homeowner looking to create an environmentally-friendly remodel.

Information on-line.

   March 17, Monday

Michael RockMcCormick

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 Michael Rock, Partner, 2x4, New York

Information on-line.

   March 18, Tuesday

Tour of Excellence #1: USG Headquarters

5:30 - 7:00 P.M. - 550 W. Adams St.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

U.S. Gypsum Corporation's recent build-out incorporates many innovative technologies and green features and was designed to LEED-CI Gold. Rik Master, AIA, Manager of Architectural Systems (and president of AIA Chicago), will lead this tour with Charlie Byers, Manager of Product Safety and Industrial Hygiene. Learn how natural light was designed into each office and communal space, how interior materials were selected for their low VOC content, and how environmental responsibility was considered in every aspect of the design. Limited to 40 participants. Meet in the lobby at 5:30 p.m. sharp - no admittance after 5:45.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   March 19, Wednesday

Preserving New York: Rediscovering Preservation’s Past, Planning for its Future
Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City's Landmarks, by Anthony C. Wood

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 Anthony C. Wood, chair and founder of the New York Preservation Archive Project; author of Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City's Landmarks.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 252 or on-line

Risky Business I: Ten Rules for Managing Liability

5:30 - 7:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Registration for this program is now closed. Please, no phone calls 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

   March 20, Thursday

New Requirements of the Chicago Facade Inspection Ordinance 2008

8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. - Thompson Center Auditorium
Sponsor: Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings
$85.00 regular rate; $75.00 discount rate


Presenters will include Chicago Deputy Commission of Buildings Peter Oursley; Jon Boyd, SE of Klein & Hoffman, Inc.
; Ian Chin, SE – Wiss, Janney, Elstner;
Jose Aparicio, City of Chicago Department of Buildings on Administration and Compliance Monitoring; others.

Registration form for this event. Information: on-line

Acoustics in Practice

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

Providing adequate acoustic isolation is a necessity for all projects, but it is an issue that truly hits home for people in multi-family residential projects. Partners from Threshold Acoustics LLC will speak on the basic principles of acoustic isolation, citing practical examples of products and case studies they have gained during their years of experience in the field of architectural acoustics.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Rediscovering Ragdale

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free Event
Ragdale, Howard van Doren Shaw, architect
Architect Anne Sullivan will lecture. One of the few surviving intact examples of the Arts and Crafts movement in the country, Ragdale was built by Chicago architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1897 as his family’s summer home. Sullivan will discuss the building's evolution, conservation issues, and Arts and Crafts-style decorative interior.

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.

Schedule of meetings and agendas on-line.

Tour: Margot and Harold Schiff Residences

6:00- 7:00 P.M. - 1244 N. Clybourn Ave.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

Green technology and integrated design were the basis for the Schiff Residences, designed by Murphy/Jahn. Michelle Friedman, annual giving manager for Mercy Housing Lakefront, owner of the building, will discuss this supportive housing development and lead a tour of the building, including an individual living area. Barry Mullen, vice president of real estate development for Mercy Housing Lakefront, will also speak to our group. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item with them as a donation.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

Bird-Friendly Buildings

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: Susan Ask, University of Illinois Extension; Sarah Beazley, City of Chicago Department of Environment

Bird collisions with glass are a significant hazard to millions of birds that migrate through cities and towns every spring and fall. A thousand birds can be killed at a single all-glass building in one year. The combined effect makes bird collisions a major, but preventable, threat to birds. At this workshop, participants will learn more about this issue, what is being done to work toward solutions, and how they can make their home, office or other building bird-safe with simple retrofits and best management practices

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.

   March 22, Saturday

The Chicago Green Homes Program for Homeowners

1:00 - 3:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.

Presenter: Anthony Corso, OWP/P

The City of Chicago recently introduced the Chicago Green Homes Program. By using the Program, homeowners can gauge the greenness of their new home or remodel project. This seminar will present an overview of the program as well as the Top 20 Things you can do to make your home green.

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.

   March 25, Tuesday

Mark Sexton and Tom Jacobs - Design Process for the SpertusSpertus Institute, Chicago, Krueck + Sexton, architects

6:30 P.M. - I-Space Gallery, 230 West Superior
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Open to members and those interested in membership.

Presentation by Mark Sexton and Tom Jacobs of Krueck + Sexton Architects.

Information: on-line.

Urban Stormwater Design for Sustainable Systems

5:00 P.M., registration, 5:30 P.M. dinner, 6:30 P.M. presentation
Sponsor: Construction Specifications Institute, Chicago Chapter
Complimentary for Chicago/Northern Illinois CSI Chapter and ALa members , $40.00 non-members
1.0 AIA/CES

As the entire design and construction team becomes more involved in incorporating sustainable practices and products into their projects, professionals need to be knowledgeable in all areas of planning, from the ground up. With the new city ordinance just put into force that deals with stormwater management, this presentation will be valuable to professionals as they design to meet these requirements.

James Patchett, ASLA, LEED AP, is founder and President of Conservation Design Forum, Inc. a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, will lead the presentation.

Information and registration on-line.

Sustainable Healthcare Architecture

6:00 - 7 :30 P.M. - Prentice Women’s Hospital, 250 E. Superior, 3rd floor Conference Center Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, by Robin Guenther and Gail Vittori
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation. Chicago Women in Architecture
$15.00; $10.00 for members of sponsoring organizations, and students with valid I.D.
1.5 LU/HSW

Healthcare architect Robin Guenther and sustainability specialist Gail Vittori, co-authors of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, present the best examples of forward-thinking design for healthcare buildings. Their book coincides with the U. S. Green Building Council’s release of LEED for Healthcare, due out this year.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 252 or on-line

Guiding Principals for Creating Green Interiors

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: David Gulyas, Gail Prauss Interior Design

Join interior designer David Gulyas as he shares new developments in the interior design field - a fast-growing world of green and sustainable furniture, carpeting, wall coverings, cabinetry, and indoor air quality. Mr. Gulyas will highlight how new high-performance buildings are requiring fresh understanding on the part of interior designers and clients.

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.

   March 26, Wednesday

Architectural Stonecarving in the 21st Century

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.
carved stone panel, Walter S. Arnold, stone carver
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Walter S. Arnold, sculptor/stone carver, Walter S. Arnold LLC.

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

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

Information: 312/670.7770

   March 27, Thursday

Suburban Re-Development: Getting it Done

7:45 A .M. registration, networking and continental breakfast, 8:15 A.M. program, 9:00 A.M. , Q & Q, Riverway Auditorium, 6133 N. River Road, Rosemont
Sponsor: ULI Chicago
$65.00 members, $75.00 members

Guest Speakers: Michael George, President, Mid America Real Estate; John LaMotte, President & CEO, The Lakota Group; and Tim Schuenke, Former City Manager, City of Park Ridge. Stephen Friedman, President, S.B. Friedman & Company will moderate.

Topics will include:

  • "Magnets" for downtown re-development
  • The planning process
  • Community & public support
  • What happens when the municipality owns the property?

Register on-line for this event (through March 25). Information on-line

Design For Snow Loads in Accordance with 2006 IBC/ASCE 7-05

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

This half-day SEAOI workshop will present step-by-step procedures on how to determine design snow loads in accordance with the provisions of 2006 IBC/ASCE 7-05. It will be led by David A. Fanella, PhD, SE, is Associate Principal at Klein and Hoffman, Inc., in Chicago. He possesses more than 20 years of diversified experience in low-, mid- and high-rise building design as well as seismic upgrades, progressive collapse, and blast design.

Reservations (deadline March 19th, 3rd P.M.): contact Donna Childs at 312/649.4600 extension 200. Information on-line.

The Preservation Quiz Show

12:15 P.M. - Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center , 77 West Washington
Sponsor: Chicago Cultural Center
Free Event

This lecture is presented as part of an ongoing series of public programs in 2008 commemorating the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Chicago Landmarks OrdinanceChicago Landmarks Ordinance 40th Anniversary, 2008Brian Goeken, Commission on Chicago Landmarks Deputy Commissioner, hosts a 'Preservation Quiz Show" that will put a who's who panel of Chicago's preservation experts to the test. It's scheduled to include Landmarks Illinois' David Bahlman, Landmarks Commissioner Phyllis Ellin, Preservation Chicago's Jonathan Fine and Vince Michael, Director of the Historic Preservation Program, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Find out who will take the top prize for knowing the most arcane trivia about Chicago's landmark history, buildings and architects.

Information on-line or call: 312/744.6630

Renovating an Existing LEED Platinum Building: The Chicago Center for Green Technology’s Resource Center

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: Tom Kapusta, TKA Partners; George Tuhowski III, Leopardo Construction; Derry Berrigan, Derry Berrigan Lighting Design

Lead by the principal architect, general contractor and lighting designer, this seminar focuses on Chicago Green Tech’s LEED Platinum Expansion, the 2007 Greenbuild Legacy Project. The renovation included a resource library and a classroom that meets LEED Platinum Commercial Interiors standards. From conception to design, construction through completion, the project was completed in just four months demanding collaborative teamwork. Challenges and successes will be shared in this case study.

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.

   March 28, Friday

jeanne gang :: recent work

7:30 P.M. - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Aqua Tower, Chicago, Studio/Gang architects Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
$20.00, $15.00 for members of the Restoration Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust and Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.

Studio Gang’s focus on materials, technology and sustainability—supported by a combination of practice, teaching and research—has produced some of the most exciting architecture today. Architect Jeanne Gang will discuss recent projects, including the SOS community center and the Aqua tower, one of the largest projects ever awarded to an American firm headed by a woman.

Information: 708/383.8873 or on-line.

   March 29, Saturday

Case Study: Millennium Square Greening Retail - Joliet

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

Presenter: George Sullivan, EcoSmart Building

This seminar focuses on a newly constructed shopping center built in Joliet. Designed using Energy Star and the Green Globes green building rating system, this project has achieved a 75% Energy Star rating. Join developer and builder George Sullivan for this exciting case study.

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.

Chicago Earth Hour 2008
8:00 = 9:00 P.M. - all over Chicago
Sponsor: Chicago Loop Alliance, World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour 2008
Free event

The Chicago Loop Alliance is asking us to turn off our lights from 8pm to 9pm on March 29th, 2008 as part of a global initiative on climate Chicago Earth Hour, turn off your lights March 29 from 8 to 9 PM ochange called “Earth Hour.” Earth Hour is an initiative of World Wildlife Fund, which began with one successful event held in Sydney, Australia in March 2007.

In 2008, Earth Hour will be celebrated globally in cities across with world, including Copenhagen, Manila, Tel Aviv and Toronto. Chicago has been chosen as the flagship city for the United States, with San Francisco, Phoenix and Atlanta also participating. Earth Hour is meant to be celebrated while maintaining safety. Streetlights will remain on, as will any lights deemed to impact public safety like lobbies and elevators. All hospital and emergency services will be operating as usual – none of their lights will be turned off. However, the dramatic skyscrape8 that is the Chicago Loop will make a powerful statement during Earth Hour. Turn out your lights for one hour. Earth Hour.

Information on-line.