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   November 2, Monday

Wes Jones

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

Lecture by Wes Jones, Principal, Jones, Partners: Architecture, Los Angeles

Information on-line.

   November 3 , Tuesday

First Tuesdays Happy Hour

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

Meet and establish relationships with practicing professionals in your field - and some outside your field. Become more socially involved with other design professionals And check out our Meetup page at www.meetup.com/Chicago

Information online.

Sustainability and Interior Design: Basic Strategies for Improving
Indoor Air Quality and Reducing Waste

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.

Presentation by Rene King, International Academy of Design and Technology

This course clarifies the meaning of key terms “sustainability” and “ecology” in order to understand the many misconceptions that currently exist within the Interior Design profession. By exploring the reshaping of design processes to include the environment, Ms. King will introduce various strategies for working toward environmentally responsible design including the Chicago Green Homes Program and LEED Commercial Interiors.

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.

   November 4 , Wednesday

Park Monroe

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., 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/SD 1.5Joseph Dolinar of Goettsch Partners and Ken DeMuth of Pappageorge Haymes Partners discuss the Park Monroe at the Chicago Architecture Foundationl, November 4, 2009

Lecture by Joseph Dolinar, AIA, Partner, Goettsch Partners;Ken DeMuth, AIA, Senior Associate, Pappageorge Haymes Partners.

The top 10 stories of the Mid-Continental Plaza building at 55 East Monroe are being transformed into condominiums with a rooftop pool and garden. Goettsch Partners and Pappageorge Haymes Partners have been enlisted to convert the upper portion to 219 luxury dwellings, including a dramatic exterior facelift affording residents sweeping views of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

Markus MiessenMarkus Miessen, founder of Studio Miessen, lectures at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, November 4, 2009

6:00 p.m. - Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Free event

Lecture by Markus Miessen, founder of Studio Miessen, a collaborative agency for spatial practice and cultural analysis. Presentation in conjunction with the Graham Foundation exhibition, ACTIONS: What You Can Do With the City.

Information on-line.

ARE Study Hall

5:30 - 9:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Study materials are available in an informal setting.
Visitors are welcome to study any time the office is open, but bewarned: if no one shows up to study by 6:30 p.m., the office will be closed, and it will be very lonely.

Information: 312/670.7770

MEP Systems: Material, Ecologic and Programmatic

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

Free event.

Lecture by Jeanne Gang, Founding Principal, Studio Gang Architects, Chicago
Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, IIT

Information: on-line.

Joseph Rosa with Paul Goldberger

6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago,
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$15.00 general public, $10.00 Society members, $5.00 students.

A
conversation between Joseph Rosa and Paul Goldberger that will focus on two recently authored books by Goldberger that address issues pertinent to the state of architecture today, Why Architecture Matters and Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture. Goldberger also has an essay in The Modern Wing: Renzo Piano and The Art Institute of Chicago. Described by critic Tracey Kidder as “America’s foremost iPaul Goldberger in conversation with Joseph Rosa at Fullerton Auditorium of the Art Institute of Chicago, November 4, 2009interpreter of public architecture,” Paul Goldberger has written widely about architecture, design, and urbanism, most recently at The New Yorker, where he was appointed architecture critic in 1997. For 25 years prior, he was architecture critic at the New York Times, where in 1984 he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. Joseph Rosa is the John H. Bryan Curatorial Chair of Architecture and Design, a position he has held at the Art Institute of Chicago since 2005. Rosa has curated more than 50 exhibitions. His exhibitions and publications since his arrival at the Art Institute—including Douglas Garofalo, Young Chicago, Todd Eberle, Xefirotarch, and Figuration in Contemporary Design—have truly showcased the museum’s modern and contemporary architecture. Rosa is also the author of 14 books and numerous articles.

Information: on-line.

The Burnham Plan of Chicago: Smackdown!

7:00 p.m. - Schuba's Tavern, 3159 N. Southport, at Belmont.
Sponsor:: Urban Habitat Chicago
Suggested donation: $5.00

This lively, fast-paced discussion, moderated by Chicago’s one-and-only Lynn Becker [editor's note: I did not write this copy. And, besides, "one-and-only" could take on any one Urban Habitat Chicago sponsors The Burnham Plan of Chicago: Smackdown! at Schuba's Tavern, November 4, 2009 of an entire host of possible interpretations, couldn't it?), will feature a panel of local practitioners who will each take on one aspect of the 1909 Plan of Chicago by Burnham and Bennett, make it relevant and accessible by bringing it up-to-date, then offer real-world solutions on how it might be implemented. Speakers will include:

  • Samuel Assefa, AIA, LEED AP, Principal of Phoenix Sustainable Asset Management
  • Richard Avery, Architect, ALA, Principal, Hampton Avery Architects
  • Nicholas Petty, MLA, Project Manager, Urban Habitat Chicago
  • Rashmi Ramaswamy and Mike Newman, Architects, SHED Studio
  • Zoka Zola, Architect, AIA, RIBA, LEED AP, Principal, Zoka Zola Architecture + Urban Design

Information on-line.

   November 5 , Thursday

Infrastructures for Change

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.., Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), 233 South Wacker Drive (Willis Tower), Suite 800
Sponsor: Archeworks.
$30.00 Archecircle members, $45.00 non-members

The Infrastructures for Change Workshop is organized around the premise that we currently build the majority of our cities to have adversarial relationships to the natural resources that sustain life. We design and engineer the majority of our buildings and Infrastructures for Change, day-long workshop sponsored by Archeworks Chicago, November 5, 2009infrastructures to pollute the air, eradicate biodiversity, displace resources, and either taint our water or literally flush it down the drain without replenishing the source. Much of what constitutes “waste” in our current environment is in fact rich in embedded energy and virtual water. At a time in history when the world is experiencing radical changes in climate, unprecedented urban population growth, and natural resource inequality and depletion, designers, engineers and builders need to holistically re-envision how our cities are designed in order to remedy existing counterproductive urban design models.

Information: on-line. Register on-line.

High-Speed Rail in Chicago Connecting Downtown Chicago to the Midwest

12:15 P.M., Millennium Room, 5th floor east, Chicago Cultural Center, Washington and Michigan Kevin Brubaker of the Environmental Law and Policy Center discusses Midwest high-speed rail for Friends of Downtown at the Chicago Cultural Center, November 5, 2009
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown.
Free event.

For years transportation experts have been talking about the advantages of making Chicago a hub for a Midwest high-speed rail network. However, with Federal and State funding in billions now set aside for this purpose, the reality of high-speed rail has never been closer. Please join Kevin Brubaker of the Environmental Law and Policy Center as he talks about what projects might happen first (and when!), how fast the trains will go, the costs of such a network and the benefits to downtown Chicago.

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.

Our Green Metropolis: The Next 100 Years

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.., Feinberg Theater - Spertus Museum, 610 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Mayor Daley’s Nature and Wildlife Committee, The Burnham Plan Centennial Committee, Chicago Wilderness, and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus.
Free Event, rsvp requested

The greatest legacy of Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago was the regional green infrastructure it created. At this reception and special program, partners from around the region will announce the next steps for key Green Legacy projects and how the region can become a green metropolis. The Burnham Plan Centennial year has been a catalyst for multiple projects that knit together a green infrastructure for Chicago's future. From closing gaps in the 1000-mile trail and greenway system, to acres of new public space and more than 100 communities that have signed on to the Greenest Region Compact, this anniversary has shined a new light on the urgency of protecting the open space that gives our region an unsurpassed quality of life. Join public officials and the Burnham Plan Centennial Committee to celebrate success and bring together partners who will carry forward the next generation of a green infrastructure vision.

Register via e-mail Information: on-line.

A Conversation with the Critics: Imagining the Future of the City

5:30 - p.m., reception, 6:15 - 7:30p.m., panel discussion - Murphy Auditorium, 50 East Erie Street, Chicago
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$30.00 general public, $25.00 CAF members, $15.00 students with valid ID (price includes reception)

This unique event presents Chicagoans with an opportunity to hear leading voices in the field of architectural criticism discuss the future of cities worldwide. With a focus on urbanA Conversation with the Critics: Imagining the Future of the City, panel sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 5, 2009 planning, infrastructure, and architecture, the critics will consider ideas about model cities and how design serves as a catalyst for change. Participants include Christopher Hawthorne of the Los Angeles Times, Paul Goldberger, of the New Yorker, Sarah Williams Goldhagen, The New Republic, and Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune. Moderator will Edward Lifson.

Register on-line or call Whitney Moeller at 312.999.3432, x 271. Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

LEED Extra Credit: LEED for Existing Buildings – Lessons Learned

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, United States Green Building Council
$10.00 USGBC members, $15.00 non-members
AIA/CES 2

Presentation by Rick Pospisil, USAA Real Estate; John Panek, KJWW Engineering; and
Cherish Samuels, CodeGreen

The purpose of this presentation is to provide an opportunity to learn about the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Rating System. This moderated panel will include facility managers, property owners, and engineers, all of whom were directly involved in their buildings’ LEEDEBOM efforts. These professionals will discuss how and why they decided to pursue a LEED-EBOM certification for their building, the financial implications of LEED-EBOM, along with key factors that should be addressed during the certification process. Through the panelists, attendees will be able to learn about
the challenges and successes of buildings that have achieved LEED-EBOM certification in our region.

Information and registration on-line.

   November 6 , Friday

Keynote Address: Dr. Eric Sanderson, The Mannahatta Project

4:30 - 5:00 p.m., casual gathering, 5:00p.m., lecture, Alsdorf Auditorium, Regenstein Center, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
Sponsor: City of Chicago, AraMark, The Burnham Plan Centennial Committee, the Chicago Botanic Garden
Free Event, registration required.

Eric W. Sanderson, a Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, delivers a free keynote address, open to the public, for the Chicago Nature &Wildlife Research Summit. Sanderson received his Ph.D. in ecology (emphasis in ecosystem and landscape ecology) from the University of California, Davis, in 1998, while studying with Dr. Susan Dr. Eric Sanderson of the Mannahatta Project delivers a free keynote addressUstin. Starting at WCS in 1998, he established the “Landscape Ecology and Geographic Analysis” program to bring landscape thinking and geographic analysis tools into the conservation practices of the WCS. In 2002 Dr. Sanderson and colleagues created the Human Footprint map, the first look at human influence globally at less than 1 square mile resolution. He is the director of The Mannahatta Project, an effort to reconstruct the original ecology of Manhattan Island at the time of European discovery in the early seventeenth century. In 2009 he published a book, Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City, illustrated by Markley Boyer. From May 20 – October 12, 2009, Dr. Sanderson curated an exhibition based on the Mannahatta Project on display at the Museum of the City of New York.

Register on-line. Information: on-line.

What is Archeworks?

6:30 - 10:00 p.m. - Archeworks, 625 North Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: ArcheworksWhat is Archeworks, Friday, November 6th at Archeworks, Chicago
Free event ?

Satisfy your hunger for local sustainable food. Fulfill your desire to change the world. Come to our party

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

   November 9 , Monday
John Cunningham of the Global Architecture Brigades lectures at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, November 9, 2009

Global Architecture Brigades: Student-:Led Design Build

Noon., Lower Level, Crown Hall, 3360 South State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event.

Lecture by John Cunningham, Director, Global Architecture Brigades.

Information: on-line.

   November 10 , Tuesday

Putting First Things First - a breakfast conversation with Ruth Abram, founding President, Lower East Side Tenement Museum

8:00 - 9:30 a/am. - Sullivan Room, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum

Ruth J. Abram is the former president of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, which she founded in 1988. Using the building and its Lower East Side neighborhood, the Museum has pioneered the interpretation of the home and community life of urban, Ruth J. Abram, founder, discusses the Lower East Side Tenement Museum for the National Public Housing Museum at Roosevelt University, Chicago, November 10, 2009immigrant, working class and poor peoples, and it has set precedent in using history as a tool for addressing contemporary social issues. In its first six years, the Museum grew from a storefront operation to an important New York cultural and educational institution with staff, consultants and volunteers numbering over 100 and an annual budget of over $5 million. Ruth is also an Advisory Board member of the National Public Housing Museum.

RSVP via e-mail.
Information on-line.

Small Project Practitioners: How Are We Doing?

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Small Project Practitioners Roundtable
Free for AIA members and non-members

All small firm architects are welcome to join this open-ended discussion. Come meet some new people who are going through the same tough times. How are you getting on and planning for the future? We want to hear. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration on-line.

Chicago and the Cure to the Cul-de-Sac Syndrome

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, Please arrive early as space is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES 1
Author John Wasik discusses and signs copies of his book, the Cul-de-Sac Syndrome, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 10, 2009

Author John Wasik discusses how communities in Chicago and its environs are addressing the housing crisis and combating what he terms the Cul-de-Sac Syndrome. Wasik offers insights into ways to improve our current lifestyle through eco-friendly communities, rebuilding and reclaiming inner cities, and improvements in home design. A book signing will follow in the Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 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.

Building Disaster Resilient Communities

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres, 6:30 - 7:30p.m., lecture. University Club, 76 E. Monroe
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, Structural Engineers Foundation
Free - $20.00 processing charge for individuals requesting continuing education certificates.

Lecture by Chris Poland, P.E., S.E., C
hairman of the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction, a congressional oversight committee assigned to watch the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program and provide recommendations to NIST, USGS, Chris Poland lectures on Building Disaster Resilient Communities for the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, at the University Club, FEMA and NSF. He is also Chairman of ASCE’s Seismic Rehabilitation Standards Committee, responsible for the standardization and maintenance of ASCE 31 and 41. He is also Chairman of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR) Association, Seismic Hazard Mitigation Taskforce. Mr. Poland received a BS in Mathematics from the University of Redlands, and an MS in Structural Engineering from Stanford University. He is licensed as a SE in California and Hawaii, and as a Civil Engineer in California.

RSVP: to Donna Childs at call 312/726.4165 x200 extension 200 or via email. Information on-line.

Jorge Pardo

6:00 p.m. - Fullerton Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago, 116 S. Michigan
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute,
Free event

Straddling the lines between painting, sculpture, furniture design, and architecture, Jorge Pardo has exhibited widely since his first solo show in 1988. In addition to participating inJorge Prado lectures at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago November 10, 2009 numerous international group exhibitions, his permanent projects include Reading Room at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam in 1996; Pier in the 1997 Skulptur. Projekte in Münster; 4166 Sea View Lane (with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles) in 1998, and Untitled (Cafe-Restaurant), K21, Düsseldorf, in 2002. Pardo lives and works in Los Angeles and Long Island, NY.

Information on-line.

Northerly Island design workshop and input on ideas

6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Crown Family Great Hall, 9th floor, Spertus Institute, 610 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Grant Park Conservancy, Grant Park Advisory Council
Free event

Through a thorough public input process, the Chicago Park District has developed design ideas for Northerly Island and needs your input. Please come out for a series of workshops and meet design teams and react to the ideas.

Information on-line.

The Aesthetics of CrossingLaurie Hawkinson lectures on The Aesthetics of Crossing at Crown Hall, IIT, November 10, 2009

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

Lecture by Laurie Hawkinson, Partner, Smith-Miller & Hawkinson Architects.

Information: on-line.

   November 11 , Wednesday

Burnham Memorial Design Competition

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional & Urban Design KC
Free for AIA members and non-members
1 LU

David Woodhouse, FAIA (David Woodhouse Architects) will explain his winning design Architect David Woodhouse discusses his winning design for a Burnham Memorial at AIA Chicago, November 11, 2009for the competition to create a memorial to Burnham and the Plan of Chicago. Privately funded by the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust with the involvement of the AIA Chicago Foundation and the Regional & Urban Design KC, the competition was held earlier this year. The proposed site for the memorial is on the Museum Campus just north of The Field Museum of Natural History. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration on-line.

The Wacker Manual

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., 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 1Jean Linsner of the Chicago Architecture Foundation lectures on Wacker's Manual of the Plan of Chicago, November 11, 2009

Lecture by Jean Linsner, Vice President of Youth Education, Chicago Architecture Foundation

Wacker’s Manual of the Plan of Chicago: Municipal Economy, written in 1911, taught the city’s eighth grade students about the 1909 Plan of Chicago. Jean Linsner shares highlights from this text book, and offers a glimpse at how today’s students and teachers take up the challenges set forth in the Manual.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

ARE Study Hall

5:30 - 9:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Study materials are available in an informal setting.
Visitors are welcome to study any time the office is open, but bewarned: if no one shows up to study by 6:30 p.m., the office will be closed, and it will be very lonely.

Information: 312/670.7770

Landmarks Illinois 2009 Real Estate & Building Industries Council Award

5:30 - 8:30 P.M. - Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute, 33 S. State, 7th FloorLandmarks Illinois presents Joseph Freed and Associates their 2009 Real Estate & Building Industries Council Award,
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
$200.00

A cocktail reception and award presentation for this year's honoree, Joseph Freed and Associates, LLC, recognized for their ongoing commitment to preservation and outstanding renovation of Chicago’s Uptown Square, Mentor Building and their exemplary restoration of Louis Sullivan’s masterpiece, Sullivan Center, the former Carson Pirie Scott & Co. buildings.

Information: on-line.

Jaume Plensa: In the Public Space

6:00 p.m. - Rubloff Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago, 230 S. Columbus
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute
Free event

Jaume Plensa, the Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, the creator of the Crown Fountain in Millenniun Park, Chicago, lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago, November 11, 2009known throughout the world as the creator of the Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millennium Park, will discuss the creation of the fountain—one of his most important and ambitious pieces of public art, made possible in part by a collaborative effort with SAIC faculty and students—as well as other internationally renowned projects installed around the globe.

Information on-line.

A Second Suburb: Levittown, Pennsylvania

6:00 p.m., Center Core, Crown Hall, 3360 South State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology Dianne Harris lectures on A Second Suburb: Levittown, Pennsylvania, at the Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, November 11, 2009
Free event.

Lecture by Dianne Harris, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Information: on-line.

   November 12 , Thursday

Modernizing Modernism: Recent Past, Recent Work

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
Free for AIA members and non-members
1 LU

Many of the significant resources of our more recently built environment may be programmatically disadvantaged, physically fragile, or aesthetically out-of-favor. Will too Carol Dyson of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency discusses Moderniing Modernism: Recent Past, Recent Work, at AIA Chicago, November 12, 2009much be gone before we are able to appreciate it? Carol Dyson, AIA, from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, will speak to the temporal distance necessary to objectively determine which recent-past buildings have significance and some of the technical, material, and conservation complications involved in preserving them and the adaptive reuse and preservation-policy challenges they present. Carol will review encouraging case studies: laboratories at IIT, Goldberg’s Hilliard Homes, Mies’ 860-880 N. Lake Shore Dr., a Gruen shopping mall, and Fuller’s dome home. Bring your lunch; beverages provided

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration on-line.

Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss

6:00 p.m. - Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine ArtsSrdjan Jovanovic Weiss or NAO (Normal Architecture Office), lectures at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, November 12, 2009
Free event

Lecture by partner of Philadelphia's NAO (Normal Architecture Office), a spatial practice for architecture, urbanism and curating. Presented in conjunction with the Graham Foundation exhibition, ACTIONS: What You Can Do With the City.

Information on-line.

   November 13 , Friday

Shaping America’s Heartland: Reflections on Landscape Architecture in the Midwest

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsors: Chicago Architecture Foundation, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
$85.00 CAF members, $100.00 non-members

Chicago will host the final 2009 installment in a series of national symposia placing a Shaping America's Heartland: Reflections on Landscape Architecture in the Midwest, daylong symposium at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 13, 2009critical spotlight on landscape architects of the 20th century and their vast range of works. The Chicago symposium will broaden the focus to incorporate much of the mid-western United States. Speakers, including Julia Bachrach, Charles A. Birnbaum, Robert Bruegmann, Peter Schaudt and others will explore the lives and built legacies of the designers such as Dan Kiley, Alfred L. Boerner & Marshall Johnson.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

   November 14 , Saturday

The Cost of Doing Nothing: Implications for You, Your Biggest Investment, and the Environment

10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. - John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, Please arrive early as space is limited.
AIA/CES 2

Seminar with Chris Turley, Turley Architects and Eclipse Master Builders. In these serious economic times, people must make difficult decisions on maintenance and upgrades to their houses that could have serious long-term consequences. Turley explores how to evaluate what to do now, what to put off, strategies for stretching a dollar, and moving you towards the home you always wanted for yourself and the en

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Ecology of Design

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CES: 2

Presentation by Michael Iversen, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Ecology of Design is based on the study of integrated human/natural environments as complex dynamic ecosystems, which are being stressed from the convergence of urbanization, fossil-fuel energy depletion and climate change. Using an ecosystem-based approach, design is viewed as the intentional shaping of energy, material, information and monetary flows that act as inputs and outputs of an urbanized ecosystem. The inventory and analysis of these system flows may then serve as the basis for informed design decisions and policymaking.

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.

Hadrian—Modern Visionary in Ancient Times

11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. - Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
Free with admission

This illustrated lecture will assess the achievements and legacy of the Roman emperor Hadrian, who presided over the Roman Empire during the height of the Pax Romana, the Melssa Barden Dowling will discuss Hadrian - Modern Visionary in Ancient Times in Fullerton Hall of the Art Institute of Chicago, November 14, 2009Roman Peace. Hadrian was an extraordinary administrator, architect, and general, reorganizing Roman government from Britain to Syria, building impressive and lasting monuments, and helping further to incorporate conquered peoples into Roman society. Melissa Barden Dowling of Southern Methodist University will examine Hadrian’s Pantheon in Rome, his library in Athens, his villa at Tivoli in Italy, the city he founded in Egypt, as well as his other lasting contributions to Western culture

Information: on-line.

Project Readiness Workshop

1:00 -5:00 p.m. - John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Room 529
Sponsor: Women in Planning and Development
$30.00 members, $40.00 non-members

WP+D has partnered with the Chicago Community Loan Fund to host a half-day session of CCLF's Project Readiness Workshop. This workshop will help you understand if your organization has what it takes to become a housing developer; gain valuable and specific insights to the financing, budget, and development timeline of your project; and discover free and low-cost technical assistance resources available to nonprofits. Glean the realities of the market from Teresa Prim of the Prim-Lawrence Group, and Mark Fick of CCLF

Reserve via e-mail. Information on-line.

Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home - Chicago’s Forgotten Renaissance Man

3:00 p.m., reception, 3:30 lecture - Congress lounge, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Chicago Art Deco SocietyEdgar Mioller and the Handmade Home - Chicago's Forgotten Renaissance Man discussed at November 14, 2009 lecture sponsored by the Chicago Art Deco Society at Roosevelet University
$10.00 members, $15.00- guests

Edgar Miller was a Chicago artist who used recycled material to create handmade homes in the 1920s and ’30s that were works of art. His four apartment complexes in Chicago have changed over the decades, but much of Miller's work and the spirit he brought to each home remains, offering lessons about beauty, creativity and honesty.

Now, for the first time, Miller’s life and the homes that he built are documented in a 400-page book published by Cityfiles Press. The book carefully details the forces that shaped an artist who was called “the blond boy Michelangelo” in the 1920s; “a new luminary” by Architecture magazine in the ’30s; and “one of the most versatile artists in America” in the ’40s.

The book will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.

Information on-line or call 312/280.9097

   November 16 , Monday

Knowledge Box Re-created

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State, 7th floor
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute,
Free event

This panel, including Ken Isaacs, architect and designer, Victor Margolin, Professor Emeritus, Design History, University of Illinois, Chicago and Susan Snodgrass, project curator, considers the history of Isaacs's work and its current presentation: Knowledge Box, an immersive learning environment originally constructed in 1962; and populist-oriented design for "Living Structures," reinterpreted here by a student team from SAIC.

One of a series of gallery talks and round-table panel conversations on the artworks and salient themes echoed through SAIC's exhibition, Learning Modern.

Information on-line.

   November 17 , Tuesday

Green Retrofit Conference

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Chicago Marriott Downtown, 540 N. Michigan Ave.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC, McGraw-Hill Construction, USGBC/Chicago
Free for AIA members and non-members
6 LU/HSW/SD

This one-day event offers architects, engineers, building owners and managers an Green Retrofit Conference, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, November 17, 2009opportunity to hear the latest information on such topics as: Technologies and Innovations in Retrofit & Renovations; Building Green into Leases and Operations/Maintenance; Beyond Energy: Water and Waste Reduction; Green Building Retrofit and Renovation; McGraw-Hill Construction Data and Business Benefits.

Information and Registration on-line.

CSI Chicago Chapter Meeting and Program on BIM

5:00 - 5:45 p.m., registration and appetizers, 5:45 - 7:15 p.m., program, USG Headquarters, 18th Floor. ( Check in with Security Lobby, 550 West Adams, Ground Floor. Bring a picture ID. Security closes at 6:00 PM)
Free for members, $35.00 non-members
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute
1.0 AIA/CES

Dan Klancnik of The Walsh Group will analyze Building Information Modeling from the General Contractor’s perspective, including information and models that can be generated, how members of the design and construction team can collaborate, and managing BIM for maximum benefits. Best practices and examples of successful BIM endeavors will be addressed.

Registration and info on-line.

Land Cover Classification

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

Land cover classification mapping has been used globally as a vehicle to assist in urban planning, transportation management, stormwater management, risk assessment, baseline William Peel of RFP Mapping discusses Land Cover Classification for APA Chicago, Novemberinformation for water and air quality modeling studies, and a list of applications that continue to grow with the development of new technologies. The maps are derived from color-infrared imagery, not visible to the human eye, and they can reveal layers of information about individual parcels, blocks, districts, counties, or other target areas of interest. William Peel, from RFP Mapping, will share how several large area organizations have used this technology to assist in the planning process.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

   November 18 , Wednesday

Designing Aluminum Structures

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 4 Points Sheraton O'Hare, 10249 W. Irving Park Road, Schiller Parl
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
By November 12, $300 SEAOI members, $400.00 non-members, After November 12, $375.00 SEAOI members, $475 non-members
7.5 hours continuing education credit

Seminar led by J. Randolph Kissell, P.E. co-founded the TGB Partnership, an engineering firm specializing in aluminum structures, in 1993 and has been involved in the design, fabrication, erection, and inspection of aluminum structures since 1978. He coauthored Aluminum Structures - A Guide to Their Specifications and Design, published by John Wiley and now in its 2nd edition, and co-holds two US patents for aluminum structures. Structures he has designed have been featured in Civil Engineering, Engineering News-Record, and at ASCE Structures Congresses, and he has consulted in the renovation of the aluminum conservatory for the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington.

Information and registration form on-line. Questions, contact Elizabeth O'Connor at 312/726.4165, ext. 301.

The Evolution of Grant Park, from 1837 to the Present Day (with a nod to Daniel Burnham)

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., 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 Lawrence Okrent, President, Okrent Associates.

This presentation includes numerous rarely-seen maps, plans, and photographs of Grant Lawrence Okrent lectures on the Evolution of Grant Park from 1837 to the Present Day, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 18, 2009Park, tracking its transformation from an area filled with squatters' homes to the beautiful park it is today—thanks in large part to the vision of Burnham and others. A number of the images are from Okrent's own portfolio of aerial photos.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

Roundtable 4: Reinventing Work Through Expanded Services

12:15 - 1:45 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for AIA members and non-members

Is there a work shortage, or are we forgetting and/or failing to recognize and act upon all the work opportunities that lie before us? Our fourth and final round table for 2009 will focus on developing business through expanded services that we already know about, as well as some we may be currently developing or inventing. Identifying individual and firm skills that can be brought to bear on fulfilling client offers us plenty of ideas to pursue in stimulating our own firm’s economy as well as the larger economy. Come and share your ideas about such services - underway or contemplated.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration on-line.

How Changes in Guidelines Impact Healthcare Design in Illinois

5:30- 7:30 p.m. - Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Prentice Women’s Hospital, Canning Auditorium, 3rd Floor 250 E. Superior
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare Architecture KC
Free for AIA members and non-members
2 LU/HSW

In 2010, AIA will publish the next edition of its Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities. Get insights into the new book, as well as design changes under consideration by various national and state regulatory bodies. How will these changes impact your work? Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A with the audience. Speakers: Enrique Unanue, AIA, ACHA; Henry Kowalenko, IL Dept. of Public Health; Bruce Wexelberg, AIA, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; representative of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Facilities. Mark Nichols, AIA, ACHA, will moderate.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration on-line.

ARE Study Hall

5:30 - 9:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Study materials are available in an informal setting.
Visitors are welcome to study any time the office is open, but bewarned: if no one shows up to study by 6:30 p.m., the office will be closed, and it will be very lonely.

Information: 312/670.7770

Infrastructural Ecologies

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

Lecture by Clare Lyster, Principal CLUAA, Assistant Professor UIC SoA.

Information: on-line.

   November 19 , Thursday

Shrinking Cities: Redefining & Reengineering Distressed Cities & Suburbs

8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., DePaul University Loop Campus, 1 E. Jackson
Sponsor: DePaul University Chaddick Institute and Real Estate Center
$85.00

The specter of economic divestment and population decline looms over many cities and suburbs in the American Heartland. Dozens of once-thriving industrial hubs, including Cleveland, Detroit, and Toledo, are bracing for another round of population losses, despite having already seen their population fall by nearly 50 percent since 1950. Even suburbanShrinking Cities: Redefining & Reengineering Distressed Cities & Suburbs, seminar at DePaul University's Chaddick Institute and Real Estate Center, Chicago, November 19, 2009 boomtowns of the 1970s and 1980s with aging residential neighborhoods and older retail areas are struggling to deal with issues related to economic decline.

In response to these problems, “shrinking cities” are turning to bold and innovative strategies. Some are closing roads and redesigning street grids while consolidating schools. Others are transforming abandoned residential areas into public open space or turning crumbling manufacturing districts into forest preseves. Still others are “land banking” to make possible ambitious redevelopment schemes.

Presenters will include Dan Kildee of the City of Flint, Michigan, and Hunter Morrison, whose work has been instrumental in Cleveland and Youngstown, Ohio, and other experts.

Information on-line. Registration on-line.

Chicago Architecture Foundation: Patron of the Year Awards

11:45 a.m., reception, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Awards program and luncheon,, Cathedral Hall, the University Club, 76 East Monroe
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Individual tickets, $150.00, contributor $1,500 for table of 10; innovator, $2,000 premium table of 10 (includes extra rolls)

Every year, more than 300 leaders of architecture, business, civic and philanthropic communities gather at the Cathedral Hall of the University Club of Chicago to celebrate Chicago Architecture Foundation Patron of the Year Awards at the University Club, November 19, 2009outstanding patrons and projects.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce that a selection committee led by Stanley Tigerman has nominated thirty-two outstanding nominees, representing excellence in commercial, institutional and governmental project categories.

Information and purchase tickets and sponsorships on-line, or call 312.922.3432 x228

Moisture Control for Masonry Cavity Walls

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC
Free for AIA members and non-members

Scott Conwell, AIA, from the International Masonry Institute offers a detailed look at a masonry cavity wall’s moisture management system, analyzing the components of air space, flashing, weeps, air barrier, mortar joints, drainage accessories, the masonry materials themselves, and perhaps the most critical component to a watertight wall, workmanship procedures. It will look at details and conditions throughout the wall that present unique opportunities for moisture intrusion via bulk water, air infiltration, and vapor diffusion, and how to mitigate moisture at these conditions. Bring your lunch or use the CBA cafeteria (buy a meal ticket in the first-floor bookstore before going upstairs).

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration on-line.

Restoring Carson’s Iconic Cast Iron

12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Claudia Cassidy Theater, second floor of the Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free event.

Lecture by Bob Score, Harboe Architects. The Sullivan Center, formerly known as the Bob Score of Harboe Architects discusses Restoring Carson's Iconic Cast Iron for Landmarks Illinois at the Chicago Cultural Center, Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Store Building, is perhaps one of the most recognized and significant historic buildings in Chicago. For over two years, Harboe Architects supervised the complete dismantlement, restoration, and reinstalling of the historic cast iron façade of this landmark building. Learn about this major restoration effort from project architect Bob Score of Harboe Architects.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration on-line.

Chicago Plan Commission

Time and place tentative: 1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers 121 N. LaSalle Street (rescheduled from July 16th)
Open to the public

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

P9 Portfolio Review

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Gensler, 11 E. Madison St., 3rd floor
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free for AIA members and non-members

Our annual Portfolio Review is a great time to have your "work in progress" portfolio reviewed by several prominent Chicago architects, from large and small firms, through an informal, speed-dating-style workshop. Don't be shy - learn what works and doesn’t work from the voices of experience who will critique content, graphic design, and oral presentation. Check out other people's portfolios as well. Limited to 30 participants. Refreshments will be served.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration on-line.

Reading Wright

5:30 p.m. reception, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., lecture and Q&A. - Madlener House, Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Society of Architectural Historians - Chicago Chapter
Free for SAHCC and ASIDIL members, $10,00 for guests, space limited.

More than Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings, his furniture is problematic for designers - many of the pieces make sense within the context of the buildings they were designed for S. Llyod Natof discusses the furniture designs of Frank Lloyd Wright for the Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago Chapter, at Madlener House, but individually they can be almost too idiomatic. We know instantly that they are by Wright but it is difficult to see through their very distinctive shapes to the underlying design principles. Reading Wright organizes and provides commentary on the various compositional effects present in the furniture of Frank Lloyd Wright. S. Lloyd Natof is a studio furniture artist in Chicago and has been living with and looking at Wright's furniture all of his life.

RSVP via email or call Keith at 708/358/1394. Information: on-line.

Design Exposed: Wheeler Kearns Architects

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - 343 S. Dearborn St., #200
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for AIA members and non-members
1 LU/HSWarchitect Larry Kearns provides a tour and discusses recent work of Wheeler Kearns Architects for AIA Chicago,

Larry Kearns, AIA and his collaborative team will host a tour of Wheeler Kearns Architects. Get a first-hand look at recent work, including Johnny's Ice House West, along with a walk-through of the studio. Limited to 40 participants.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration on-line.

Film Screening: Works by Mathieu Borysevicz, Shu Haolun, and Sylvie Levey

6:00 p.m. - Ferguson Lecture Hall, 1st, Floor, Columbia College Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. MichiganShu Haolun's Nostalgia, Mathieu Borysevicz's Taian lu and Sylvie Levey's Shanghai Waiting for Paradise to be screened at the Columbia College Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, November 19, 2009
Sponsor: Columbia College Museum of Contemporary Photography

Taian lu is a poetic account of a pregnant woman’s journey through the city of Shanghai. Nostalgia is an ode to the traditional Longtang and Shikumen housing structures that are rapidly disappearing from the neighborhoods of Shanghai. Shanghai Waiting for Paradise follows three generations of the Wang family living under one roof in the old city of Shanghai as they are confronted by the imminent demolition of their home.

Information: on-line.

Building Envelope Sustainability

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment KC
Free for AIA members and non-members
1 LU/HSW/SD

Dr. Christoph Buxbaum is senior lecturer for Energy Efficient & Sustainable Building Design at the Department of Architecture at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in Austria. He is engaged with several R&D projects within the field of building physics, especially for timber construction. Dr. Buxbaum is also the principal of an architecture firm and a consultant for building physics. He will discuss strategies for passive-energy home construction in central Europe; differences between energy-efficient timber construction vs. solid systems; how to choose optimized frame, glass, and window systems to enhance passive strategies; state-of-the-art ventilation systems with heat recovery; and the use of simulation tools in design development.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration on-line.

Greywater Harvesting Systems in Residential Buildings

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CES: 2

Presentation by John R. Bauer and Stuart Bailin, Wahaso Water Harvesting Solutions

With potable water resources stretched in many areas, it seems ridiculous to flush toilets with drinking water! In residential buildings, water captured from showers and sinks (greywater), can be cleaned, stored and reused to effectively meet 100% of toilet flushing requirements – reducing building water use by 20-40%. With the growing interest in sustainability and “green” building, greywater harvesting is quickly becoming the next major trend in water conservation practices. This class explains the unique requirements of
commercial greywater systems and reviews system design, components, regulatory requirements and more. Case studies will be used to demonstrate how concepts are applied in actual projects. Appropriate for community planners, architects, engineers and plumbing contractors.

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.

   November 21 , Saturday

The Sustainable Crafts of Hedge and Coppice

10-:00 - 12:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.

Presentation by Malcolm Cairns, Ball State University

Woodland coppicing, tree pollarding, roof thatching, and hedge laying are examples of human activities which directly or indirectly conserve landscape ecologies. In a manner similar to how a beaver dam is part of a pond’s ecology, these human interventions may be unique examples of natural landscape preservation processes in which the actions of people are integral to the ecosystem. Humans are often considered as externalities to natural phenomena, or worse, as intruders or invaders. However, in practices such as the coppiced harvesting of hazel underwood from a forest, or laying a hawthorn hedge on its side on a cyclical basis, people have apparently become an integral part of the ecology of the landscape. Opportunities exist to appreciate not only the beauty of trees in the landscape, but the symbiotic relationship that people have had with their neighbors, the woodlands, over multiple centuries. This class looks at how the English have continued their long-held traditions of woodland crafts as sustainable landscape management practices – and how urban dwellers might adapt some of these ancient practices in the 21st century.

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.

   November 23 , Monday

Modern Technologies

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State, 7th floor
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute,
Free event

This panel, including Mark Anderson, artist, John Manning, Associate Professor, Art and Technology, and Douglas Pancoast, Assoc. Professor, Architecture, considers new technologies that are revolutionizing the capabilities and intersections of architectural and artistic practice—hallmarks of the modern world—will be discussed in relationship to Infinite Sprawl, an installation allowing visitors to manipulate an ever-changing digital cityscape.

One of a series of gallery talks and round-table panel conversations on the artworks and salient themes echoed through SAIC's exhibition, Learning Modern.

Information on-line.

   November 24 , Tuesday

Biomimicry in the Built EnvironmentTaryn Mead,biologist at the Design Table with the Biomimicry Guild, lectures on Biomimicry in the Built Environment at the Art Institute of Chicago, November 24, 2009

6:00 p.m. - Fullerton Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute,
Free event

Lecture by Taryn Mead
, biologist at the Design Table with the Biomimicry Guild. She will present a number of architectural projects that have used biomimicry principles, including the Singapore Art Center that uses a ventilation system based upon the hairs of polar bears.

Information on-line.

   November 30 , Monday

EUREKA! Moholy-Nagy and the Bauhaus Curriculum

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State, 7th floor
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute,
Free event

Ronald Jones, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Konstfack, University College of Art, Stockholm will discuss how creative decision making nearly always produces an interdisciplinary mapping of ideas in the brain as you come to a "breakthrough and creative" decision. This talk looks at Moholy-Nagy's pedagogical diagram as Jones considers how artists think creatively.

One of a series of gallery talks and round-table panel conversations on the artworks and salient themes echoed through SAIC's exhibition, Learning Modern.

Information on-line.