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   October 1, Wednesday

Solon S. Beman and Charles D. Faulkner: Founders of Christian Science Church Architecture

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, Scientist, Chicago, Solon S. Beman, architectMichigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, seating limited. Eric R. Multhauf lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Lawrence B. Schlack, Architectural Historian

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 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 3.1 and 4.0 study materials are available in an informal setting.

Information: 312/670.7770

   October 2, Thursday

Sustainable Landscapes

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. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Aaron Durnbaugh, City of Chicago, Department of Environment, and Susan Ask, University of Illinois Extension, who will, using the Chicago Department of Environment’s new sustainable landscape guide, explore sustainable design, maintenance practices and materials selection.

No RSVP required, but arrive early, as seating is limited. Information: 312.922.3432 x224 or on-line.

Waldorf-Astoria Tower

12:15 P.M., Millennium Room, Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown.
Free event.

The Fordham Company is developing the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Residential Tower at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Residential Tower, DeStefano+Partners, architectsthe corner of Park St. and North Water St. This 100-story tower will contain 325 hotel rooms, a fitness center/spa and 325 condominiums. Designed by Destefano+Partners architects, the base of the building will include banquet facilities, meeting rooms and restaurants and a 772 car parking garage, all underground to maximize open space. The design is a simple monolith of glass and steel that tapers gently and asymmetrically upward, creating the illusion of a twisting form

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.

LEED Extra Credit: Third Party Certification

5:30- 8:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
$10.00 USGBC members, $15.00 non-members
AIA/CES: 2

Presenter: David A. Cintron, Jr., DAC Studios Ltd. and Panel Members

Do you have an environmentally friendly product or service that could benefit from third party certification such as Greenseal, Terra Choice or Cradle to Cradle? This session will explore the third party certification process with several presenters helping to pave the way by sharing their own experiences in choosing a certifier and how it has helped their business.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

   October 6, Monday

Congress for New Urbanism State Conference Program - NCI Charrette System Certificate Training

9:00 - 5:00 P.M., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday- Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: National Charrette Institute
$885.00, 10 per cent discount for Congress for New Urbanism members
1 LU

The first three days of the Congress for New Urbanisms 2008 State Conference will be devoted to training sessions leading to NCI Charrette System certification
. The sessions, led by Bill Lennertz and Doug Farr, will provide training in the practical skills, tools and techniques for planning and managing a project that includes a charette, the design based collaborative community planning process, with hands-on case study exercises covering sustainable community planning, regional/comprehensive planning, transportation/infrastructure planning and transit oriented development planning.

Registration and information on-line.

Preston Scott CohenPreston Scott Cohen, Professor and Chair, Department of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, lectures at UIC

6:00 P.M. - Gallery 1100 A+A, 845 W Harrison St.
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago

Lecture by Preston Scott Cohen, Professor and Chair, Department of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Boston

Information: On-line.

   October 7, Tuesday

Sustainable Design and the Practicing Structural Engineer

5:15 P.M., cash bar, 6:00 P.M., dinner, 7:00 P.M., program, Cliff Dwellers Club, 224 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd Floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$45.00 members, $65.00 non-members

Sustainability is transforming the demands of the building design marketplace. Sustainable design is evolving from simply being a good thing to do, to being an owner requirement as well as a public expectation. But what is sustainable design? What does LEED mean? And how does this affect my projects? Although structural components are a significant portion of any building project, structural engineers are typically the last members of the design team to become integrated into the sustainable design process, if they are invited to participate at all. Ruben Aya-Welland of the ASCE-SEI Sustainability Committee will discuss sustainable design as it relates to the practicing structural engineer. In addition to discussing the LEED design and certification process, Ruben will also talk about design and specification strategies that can be incorporated into the practicing structural engineer’s design vocabulary. Sustainable design involves a deeply integrated design process that relies on all design team members, including structural engineers, to think outside of the traditional boundaries of the profession. Armed with a better overall understanding of sustainable design, structural engineers can become more confident in their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the evolution of sustainable design projects

Reservations: contact Donna Childs at 312/726.4165 x200 extension 200 or via email. Information on-line.

A Child of the Sun: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Florida Southern College

5:30 - 7:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Pepper Construction
$10.00, $5.00 for CAF members and students
AIA/CES: 1.5


A Child of the Sun documents the buildings of Florida Southern College, the largest single site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world, built between 1938 and 1958. The film covers ten built and 8 unbuilt structures, featuring a classical music score of the pieces Wright had acknowledged as his favorites. Wright's multi-building design concept, the integration of the sun as a contributing design element, and the ongoing relationship Wright maintained with the college and its president, Dr. Ludd M. Spivey, will be explore. With introduction by film creator, Michael Miner

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

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

Join us - bring a friend!

Information: 312/670-7770 or on-line.

   October 8, Wednesday

Basics of Bridge Design Workshop

8:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon, Association Forum Offices, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$175.00 members, $250.00 non-members; $225 and $300 after October 1
This workshop will provide 4.0 hours of continuing education.

A half-day workshop on the Basics of Bridge Design. Ahmad Hammad will be the lecturer, and the workshop emphasis will be on the Structural Engineer Exam Part I as it relates to bridge design using AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 3rd edition, 2004, with 2005 and 2006 Interim Revisions. Topics will include Loads and Load Distribution and Design and Details of Bridge Structures. Also presented will be worked-out design examples that illustrate the AASHTO analysis and design provisions. Please bring a copy of AASHTO to the workshop, if available. This workshop will provide 4.0 hours of continuing education.

Reservations: contact Donna Childs at 312/726.4165 x200 extension 200 or via email. Information on-line.

Form Based Codes: Regulating Urban Scale and Design

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

Form based codes are an emerging trend as a replacement for standard zoning ordinances. Carol Wyant, Hon. AIA, executive director of the Form Based Codes Institute will explain how these codes seek to improve the “look and feel” of a community by regulating building form, materials, landscaping, and public spaces. As communities try to maintain (or create) pedestrian-friendly environments, these codes will increasingly impact how buildings must relate to their surroundings.

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

Dover Street: The Making of a Chicago Landmark District

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 John Holden, past president, Dover Street Residents Association, and President, Uptown Historical S

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Creating New Architecture: Studies in Structural TopologyCreating New Architecture:  Studies in Structural Topology, lecture by Willam F. Baker at IIT

6:00 P.M. - Siegel Hall auditorium, room 118, 3301 S Dearborn Street.
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by William F. Baker, Structural and Civil Engineering Partner, Skidmore Owings & Merrill

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 3.1 and 4.0 study materials are available in an informal setting.

Information: 312/670.7770

   October 9, Thursday

Congress for New Urbanism State Conference Program

8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M., Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: CNU Illinois
$95.00 for CNU members, $135.00 non-members, $75.00 each for groups of five or more, $85.00 NCI training attendees, $25.00 students
Includes AIA Continuing Education and APA CM credits

A day of presentations that will include a talks by Doug Farr on Sustainable Urbanism: Theory and Practice, Tom Low on Light Imprint Urbanism, Susan Mudd and Doug Widener on NEED-ND, and the Charter Awards Announcement and Reception.

Registration and information on-line.

A French Architect Comes to 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

Diego Rodriguez is the 2008 Richard Morris Hunt Fellow of the American Architectural Foundation. He has spent three months in Chicago learning about our preservation and urban conservation projects, and how we balance the old and new, restoration and modernization, sustainability and preservation. Join him for a discussion of his work and observations of our city. You're welcome to bring drawings or photos of your own projects for discussion.

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

   October 10, Friday

Congress for New Urbanism State Conference Program - Sustainable Urbanism 2.0: Advanced Techniques and Metrics

8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North California
Sponsor: CNU Illinois
$95.00 for CNU members, $135.00 non-members, $75.00 each for groups of five or more, $85.00 NCI training attendees, $25.00 students
Includes AIA Continuing Education and APA CM credits

The final day of this year's conference will feature a full-day interactive seminar on the
emerging pattern of development called sustainable urbanism. Drawing on decades of experience in the fields of Smart Growth, New Urbanism and Green Building, architect Douglas Farr lays out the long term solution for our built environment by bringing the philosophical backbones of these three movements together, knitting them into a design philosophy that will allow us to create truly sustainable human environments.

Registration and information on-line.

   October 11, Saturday

Overview of Green Home Remodeling Guides at Greenmaker Building Supply

9:30 - 11:30 A.M., Greenmaker Building Supply, 2500 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation , Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event
AIA/CES 2

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

RSVP via email or by calling 312.922.3432 x224. Information: on-line.

   October 14, Tuesday

REGREEN–Residential Green Remodeling Guidelines

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, USGBC Chicago Chapter
Free Event. No RSVP required (please arrive early, as seating is limited) Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch
AIA/CES 1

Laureen T. Blissard, AIA, ALA, LEED AP, NCARB, 2008 Chair, USGBC - Chicago REGREEN best practice guidelinesChapter, will discuss how the American Society of Interior Designers’ Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council have partnered on the development of REGREEN, best practice guidelines and targeted educational resources for sustainable residential improvement projects. Laureen Blissard will explain the benefits for homeowners, residents, design professionals, product suppliers and service providers. Useful for renovation professionals or savvy do-it-yourselfers.

No RSVP required, but arrive early, as seating is limited. Information: 312.922.3432 x224 or on-line.

Chicago Community Development Commission

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

Monthly meeting.

Meeting schedules and agenda's on-line.

Planning Successful Ownership and Leadership Transitions

1:00 - 3:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
2 LU

When planning their exit strategy and ensuring the continuity of their firm, many owners of architectural firms wait too long to implement an effective succession plan. This workshop will show you how to develop a timely ownership transition plan that supports your personal and strategic business goals. This program draws on Michael Strogoff of Strogoff Consulting's experience facilitating ownership transitions; valuing architectural firms, attracting outside acquirers, and advising future owners.

Information: 312/670.7770 and info and registration on-line.

Employer-Assisted Housing

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

Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) in Illinois has proven itself to be a meaningful strategy for leveraging employer dollars as well as leadership from both the private and public sectors. With Illinois among the top 10 states for residential foreclosures, most planners agree that public sector resources are insufficient to address the demand for quality affordable housing. In both expensive high job growth communities and more affordable redeveloping communities, resources are tight, community acceptance is limited, and political leadership around housing is very challenging. Still, there's been tremendous Robin Snyderman, vice president of community develoment for the Metropolitan Policy Councilheadway on housing policy at the state and local level in the last ten years, when Illinois' first ever state housing policy was created, transformed into a Comprehensive Housing Plan and codified into law. Various pieces of legislation have passed to support this new Plan, and dozens of local leaders have introduced new policies, development proposals which advance both state and local housing goals. Robin Snyderman, vice president of community development for the Metropolitan Policy Council (MPC), will share how EAH has worked for employers and communities of all types and sizes, and she will discuss how policymakers have leveraged this investment to support greater affordable and workforce housing policies and proposals.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

Shanghai Transforming - exhibition opening reception

5:30 - 7:30 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free Event.

Opening night reception for Shanghai Transforming, an exhibition that captures a snapshot of China’s second largest city. With its seemingly boundless potential, Shanghai Shanghai Transforming, exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and book by Iker Gillis providing architects and urban planners with unprecedented opportunities to rethink their work. The exhibition, featuring graphics, photographs, and maps from architect Iker Gil’s forthcoming book, analyzes the past and speculates about the future of a city in transition. By approaching Shanghai from the perspectives of economy, culture, and politics, Shanghai Transforming delivers a multifaceted study of city building. The exhibition is open daily from October 14 through January 9.

Information: 312.922.3432 x224 or on-line.

Garden Roofing–After You Waterproof

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.
AIA/CES: 2

Presenters: Dan Whitney, Colbond

A detailed explanation of filter, drain, and water holding functions. We will look at factors to consider when using prevegetated mats and some requirements for optimal root reinforcement in sloped applications. The presentation will include successful installations and project profiles.

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.

   October 15, Wednesday

Crains Real Estate Forum with architect Jeanne Gang

7:30 - 9:45 A.M., The Chicago Club, 81 East Van Buren Street
Sponsor: Crains' Real Estate Daily
$60.00 in advance

Thomas Corfman of Crain's Chicago Business will lead an interactive discussion with architect Jeanne Gang of Studio/Gang. Considered a rising star, Gang's work spans from the highly acclaimed 80-story Aqua high-rise in Chicago's Lakeshore East neighborhood to the Zhong Bang Village in Shanghai, China. Architectural Record has recognized her firm as being in the vanguard contemporary design. Ms. Gang is also an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and has been a visiting professor at the Harvard Design School and the Yale College of Architecture

Register on-line. Information on-line.

Playing the Game of Chess: Future Challenges for Real Estate Development

8:00 A.M., registration, networking and continental breakcast, 8:30 A.M., program, 9:15 A.M., awards presentation, Crystal Room, Union League of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard
Sponsor: ULI Chicago
$35.00

Guest Speaker will be William H. Hudnut III, Senior Resident Fellow, ULI/Joseph C. Canizaro Chair Public Policy, ULI - the Urban Land Institute, the morning's moderator will be Scott Goldstein, Principal, Teska Associates & Vice Chair-Public Policy, ULI Chicago. 2008 Community Vision Awards will be presented for DownTown Park Foest, the Margot & Harold Schiff REsidences,with special recognition to the Pacific Garden Mission.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

New Developments in Shanghai

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University
Free event, seating limited. Eric R. Multhauf lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Dr. Xiao Chun Zhang and Dr. Xiang Ning Li, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 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 3.1 and 4.0 study materials are available in an informal setting.

Information: 312/670.7770

Home Lifestyle Electronics

7:00 - 8:30 P.M. - Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., Oak Park
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Small Project Practitioners Roundtable
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

AIA/Chicago's new SPPR invites fellow small-firm practitioners to hear from John Baumeister, Baumeister Electronic Architects, about the latest technologies in lighting, audio/video, security, phone, and climate control systems. Learn how to discuss technology budgets in a simple way with your clients; understand the differences between different types of electrical systems contractors; discover transparent ways of working with the trades - and the value of having an electrical systems contractor as a consultant.

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

   October 16, Thursday

Polycarbonate is All Around You

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

Brian Faul, CSI, CDT, is a Field Market Development Specialist for Sheffield Plastics Inc. & Bayer Films Americas. He will offer an overview of polycarbonate sheet materials, both monolithic and laminated for use in architectural, security, or general glazing applications: how Polycarbonate is manufactured, various product grades available, impact resistance, optics, flammability, abrasion, chemical and UV resistance, weight, energy efficiencies, and application examples. Limited to 50 participants.

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

Enriching the Prairie Spirit: The design studio in Park Ridge Illinois of Alfonso Iannelli

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West RandolphDoor sculptures, Thomas the Apostle Church,Alfonso Ianelli, sculptor, photograph: Vince Michael
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free Event

As a college student in the 1950s witnessing the great "second wave" of Chicago architecture, Sam Guard would spend his weekends in Alfonso Iannelli's workshop listening to this master craftsman recounting the building of Chicago during the Prairie School era. Hear Guard discuss Iannelli’s work in the Chicago Area, including the history and current threats to his Park Ridge studios, whose associates included Bruce Goff and Edgar Miller.

Information: On-line or call 312/922.1742

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

Monthly meeting.

Schedule of meetings and agendas on-line.

Tour: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Bed Tower

4:30 - 6:00 P.M. - Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 Dempster St., Park Ridge
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare and Environmental KCs
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Hear about and then see the hospital's new bed tower, now under construction and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Children's Hospital Patient Care Tower, Park Ridge, Illinois, OWP/P, architectsplanned for LEED Gold certification will be given by project architect Greg Heiser, AIA, OWP/P. Meet in the Parkside Center – Johnson Auditorium. Greg will discuss Building Information Modeling (BIM) and LEED principles utilized in the design and construction. Refreshments will be provided. Protective clothing is required: work pants, hard-soled shoes (no open shoes/high heels); bring a hard hat.

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

Shanghai Transforming: New Development Opportunities

5:30 P.M., reception, - 6:30 P.M., program, Congress Lounge, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Roosevelt University
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University
$75.00
AIA/CES: 2

A distinguished panel of leading academics and developers from Shanghai will discuss how planning and deals are accomplished in Shanghai with their Chicago counterparts (some involved in projects in Shanghai). The panel and audience will be invited to compare planning and development practices in Chicago to the transforming projects happening in Shanghai. Panelists will include Dr. Xiang Ning Li and Dr. He Fang, Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute and Real Estate Research Center; Iker Gil, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP,

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

What Makes My Home Energy Efficient?

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.
AIA/CES: 2

Presenter: Paul Knight, Domus Plus

Ask this question of a contractor, the neighborhood home improvement store or your friend and you are likely to get a variety of answers. An energy efficient home takes a combination of insulation (installed properly), air sealing (tested with a blower door), high efficiency heating and cooling systems, good windows, exhaust fans, appliances and lighting. These items, acting as a system, work together to minimize energy consumption while increasing comfort. This seminar will present the basics of these items and how they relate to the ENERGY STAR Program helping to answer the questions of how to make your home an energy efficient one.

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.

   October 18 , Saturday

Curator Talk: BOOM TOWNS! Chicago Architects Design New Worlds

11:00 - 11:30 A.M., ArcelorMittal CitySpace Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation,
Free event

Guest curator Lynn Becker will engage and confuse as he discusses the
exhibition, Boom Towns! Chicago Architects Design New Worlds, which explores similarities and differences in the architectural responses to boom conditions in two centuries and cities by featuring pairings of iconic works of architecture from late 19th-century Chicago with parallel works in today’s China and the Middle East.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

   October 21, Tuesday

Construction Tolerances Workshop

8:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon, Association Forum Offices, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$175.00 members, $250.00 non-members; $225 and $300 after October 13th
This workshop will provide 4.0 hours of continuing education.

Disputes regarding tolerances are among the most common, costly, time-consuming and disruptive of any associated with new construction. Specifiers and those developing construction details seldom address common compatibility issues that arise when different materials, with their different tolerance requirements, must interface. Structural designers often fail to consider the impact of design decisions on the ability of the contractor to build floors that are level after they have deflected. Contractors often fail to implement quality control procedures that will allow them to identify and to correct problems during construction. This workshop, conducted by Eldon G. Tipping, President of Structural Services, Inc., will identify the more common flaws often found in project specifications and drawings, More importantly, it will provide strategies for elimination of these shortcomings and discuss in a “nuts and bolts” way, measures that can be implemented by both designers and contractors to respond to the challenges associated with producing a successful project for the owner.

Reservations: contact Donna Childs at 312/726.4165 x200 extension 200 or via email. Information on-line.

Chicago Green Homes Program

9:00 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: Anthony Corso, OWP/P

The purpose of the Chicago Green Homes Program is to encourage residential builders, developers and homeowners to use technologies, products and practices that will provide everything from greater energy efficiency to reduced waste and pollution. This seminar is geared toward the professional crowd, though all are welcome.

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.

   October 22, Wednesday

IMI Masonry Restoration Workshop

8:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. - Tuckpointers BAC Local 21, 1111 S. Western Ave, just north of Roosevelt Road
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources and Technical Issues KCs
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
5 LU/HSW

AIA/Chicago's seventh annual workshop comprises mini-seminars on Building Condition Assessment and Brick Restoration, and hands-on exercises in many of the restoration trades. Explore the various types of building failures, failure mechanisms and contributing factors; take away an understanding of the overall inspection process including how to classify repairs, sources of information, minimum inspection requirements and documentation of the inspection process. In the Restoration Lab, participate in the crafts of terra cotta repair and patching, tuck pointing, flashing and lintel replacement, concrete patching, and stone repair under the instruction of IMI apprentice instructors and journeyman restoration craftworkers. Speakers: Larry Darling, International Masonry Institute, and Jim Lucas, J. N. Lucas & Associates. Limited to 40 participants. Lunch will be provided. Protective clothing required: jeans or work pants and work boots.

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

Chicago Streetcars and Their Influence on Chicago's Development

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 David Wilson, Service Planner, Chicago Transit Authority, and transit historian

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Shanghai on Film

5:30 - 7:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Pepper Construction
$10.00, $5.00 for CAF members and students
AIA/CES: 1

Presentation by Jonathan Miller, Film Critic, WBEZ-FM; and Studio Associate Professor in the College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
. Cinema and city are inextricably linked. For the cinema, the city is a site ideally suited for transformation into a sight. Shanghai, focus of much recent attention, has long played a privileged role in the imagination and on movie screens. Using selected clips from classic and contemporary films, this presentation will explore how Shanghai has been depicted, what its image has meant, and how it is presently changing.

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

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 3.1 and 4.0 study materials are available in an informal setting.

Information: 312/670.7770

   October 23, Thursday

The Credit Crisis: How the Collapse of Credit Impacts the Economy and Commercial Real Estate

7:45 A.M., registration, 8:15 A.M., annoucements and program, 9:00 - 9:15 A.M, Q & A - at the Union League
Sponsor: ULI Chicago
$50.00 ULI members, $65.00 non-members, $10.00 students
1 LU

In the past 12 months, we've witnessed a dramatic change in the global capital markets with credit becoming scarce and financial systems facing unprecedented challenges. A panel of industry experts will discuss what caused the credit crisis, what is needed to get out of it, and how it is impacting the global economy and real estate markets. Panelists will include Paul L. Kasriel, Senior Vice President and Director of Economic Research, Northern Trust; Peter C. Malecek, Market Executive, Commercial Real Estate Banking, Bank of America; and Joseph I. Neveraskus, Senior Vice President, BPG Properties Group

Register on-line Information: 312/549.4972 and on-line.

Design Exposed: Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Penney Architects

6:00 - 7:00 P.M. - 30 W. Monroe St., #700
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1 LU

Principals Dirk Danker, Howard Kagan, Don McKay, and Eric Penney will discuss the firm’s evolution, and the refined, humanist, modern design approach demonstrated in their current work. Limited to 30 participants.

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

Building Green: A Variety of Perspectives

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.
AIA/CES: 2

Presenter: George Modrovic, ELFI Wall System

We all hear the buzz…“Green,” “Sustainable,” “Environmentally friendly,” but how do these themes translate to real-world green building applications? This seminar will answer several important questions; regarding the economics, practicality, value, and accessibility of sustainable materials and technologies to support putting these themes into practice. What is the value and what are the applications of “green rating systems”? Intended learning objectives also include understanding the how and why of constructing a tight exterior envelope, insulation and R-values, opportunities and challenges of remodels and retrofits,and renewable energy realities for various building types.

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.

An Architecture for the 21st Century
600 North Fairbanks, Chicago, Murphy/Jahn Architects, Werner Sobek, structural engineer
6:30 P.M. - Center Core, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 South State Street.
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Mies van der Rohe lecture by Werner Sobek, Founder & Owner of
Werner Sobek Group, Stuttgart

Information: 312/670.7770

   October 27, Monday
Worn Residence,

Paul Florian

6:00 P.M. - Gallery 1100 A+A, 845 W Harrison St.
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago

Lecture by Paul Florian, Principal, Florian Architects, Chicago

Information: On-line.

   October 28, Tuesday

Greening Your Office: Tips on How to Make Your Workplace Eco-friendly

12:15 - 1:15 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation , Chicago Department of the Environment
Free event

Topics include waste reduction, energy conservation, green transportation, property management engagement, and how to start a “green team.” This lunch series is designed for Green Office Challenge participants, but all are welcomed. The Green Office Challenge is an invitation to property management firms and building tenants in the central business district to “green” their operations by reducing energy and minimizing waste. The vision is to develop a collective sense of action backed by a suite of support tools and Mayoral recognition

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

Demystifying the LEED Process

5:00 P.M., registration, 5:30 P.M., dinner - 6:30 P.M., presentation, The Union League Club - Crystal Room, 65 W. Jackson,
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute
Free event for members, $40.00 non-members
1.0 AIA/CES LU’s in HSW

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ has been become a point of discussion on most projects. While not all projects pursue a LEED certification, significantly more are, especially as public awareness increases. The system is built on universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria but some project teams struggle when it comes to understanding how the points are awarded. OWP/P is a third party reviewer of LEED submissions on behalf of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Rand Ekman, leader of OWP/P’s sustainable design group will provide valuable insight into the process and how to avoid common misunderstandings resulting in delays or loss of points. The presentation will focus on the following key concepts: an overview of the different LEED programs available, an overview of the LEED process, case studies that illustrate common submission problems, and information on forthcoming LEED Changes.

RSVP via e-mail or call 847/382.1924, by October 21. Information on-line.

Studio Visits: Chicago Firms Working in Asia and the Middle East: Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture LLP

5:30 - 7:00 P.M. , Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture LLP, 111 West Monroe, Suite 2300
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$15.00; $10.00 CAF members and students,
reservations requiredMasdar Headquarters, Masdar City, Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill architects
AIA/CES 1

CAF will explore the studios of three major firms that are working in Asia and the Middle East. Architects will discuss what their clients are seeking, how globalization has affected the speed of architectural practice, and how working with these governments differs from working with the City of Chicago.

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

Passive Solar Principles and Methods: Adding Passive Solar Features and Optimizing Solar for Your Building

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.
AIA/CES: 2

Presenter: James Gill, Earth and Sky Energy LLC

The cost of natural gas and electricity is steadily climbing. This workshop will furnish ideas and methods that optimize using or dealing with the sun’s energy. Topics will be focused on ways that can help reduce your energy bills.

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.

   October 29, Wednesday

What the Games Leave Behind: Olympic Legacies in North America

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 John E. Findling, Professor Emeritus of History, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Negotiation, A Life Saving Skill

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

Attorney and strategic consultant Diana Laskaris will explain how to fine-tune your negotiating skills as well as add valuable tools and tactics for use in your professional and personal life. Learn how negotiation is a necessary and useful part of life in a wide variety of interactions - from handling clients, supervisors and co-workers to working with prospective clients, suppliers - and even your family and friends. You will get the chance to practice what you learn in this highly interactive presentation and grow as a negotiator even in this single session. Limited to 20 participants.

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

Liz Ogbu

6:00 P.M. - Archeworks, 625 N. Orleans, At Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event

A lecture, part of the Archeworks Half-Full/Half-Empty series, by Liz Ogbu, Design Campaign Manager, Public Architecture. In the last few years, the issue of "sustainability" has come to the forefront. Within the building industry, green products and certification systems like LEED have witnessed tremendous growth. But it is worth noting Liz Ogbu, that sustainability is usually discussed solely in environmental terms. And without a just, equitable, and enriching cultural life, a purely environmental solution is not sustainable. Truly sustainable efforts depend on a broad strategy that balances environmental and social sustainability. Environmental efforts independent of, or at odds with, basic human needs such as health, justice, and pleasure, will be short-lived at best. This talk will focus on how adopting more holistic views of sustainability can lead to not only a healthier planet, but healthier communities as well. This event is hosted in conjunction with OWP/P's 7th Annual Environmental Awareness Week - October 27-31, 2008 and AIA COTE.

RSVP on-line: Information: 312/867.7254 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

   October 30 , Thursday

Landmark Lectures: Chicago Landmarks Awards and Recent Landmark Designations

12:15 P.M., Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington
Sponsor: Commission on Chicago Landmarks
Free event

Continuing the series of quarterly noontime lectures to mark the 40th anniversary of the Chicago Landmarks Ordinance, staff of the Department40th Anniversary, Chicago Landmarks Ordinance of Planning and Development's Landmarks Division will give presentations on the recent Preservation Excellence Awards given by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks as well as on the history and architecture of several recently-proposed or designated Chicago Landmarks.

Information on-line

EVENT CANCELLED The Dream for True Urbanism in the Middle East: Recent Planning and Development in Abu Dhabi

5:30 - 7:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Pepper Construction

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

   October 31 , Friday

Chris Abel: Foster in China
Chris Abel, University of Nebraska, lectures on the work of architect Norman Foster in China, at Crown Hall, IIT
1:00 P.M. - Lower Core, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 South State Street.
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Chris Abel, Visiting Professor, Hyde Chair of Excellence, University of Nebraska, on the work of architect Norman Foster in China.

Information: 312/670.7770