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   September 3, Wednesday

Panorama of Modern Brazilian Architecture: From the 1950s to the Present

6:30 P.M. - lower level, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 South State.
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Opening reception for new exhibition running through September 24th, followed by a lecture, Boundaries of Architecture, by Ciro Pirondi & Rafic Farah, Escola da Cidade, Sao Paulo Brazil.

Information: 312/670.7770

   September 4 , Thursday

What’s Up on Wabash?

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

Soliman Khudeira, project director for CDOT's Division of Engineering, will give an update of Chicago’s Loop Lighting Program and the Wabash Avenue Improvement, which will bring new enhancements and lighting to the corridor

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.

   September 9, Tuesday

Clean Tech 2008: Clean Technologies & Sustainability: Global Perspectives & Opportunities

7:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street
Sponsors: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Economic Development Council , Illinois Global Partnership
$80.00 to $120.00, depending on affiliation

Reflecting the increased global awareness and demand for cleaner technologies, this half-day conference will bring together local, Midwest and international entrepreneurs, practitioners and policy makers to share best practices and discover new synergies for collaboration, cooperation and commercialization. In a format designed to encourage audience interaction, local and international thought leaders will explore the Economics & Public Policy aspects of clean tech as well as issues related to Science & Technology Commercialization. Sectoral breakout sessions will provide opportunities for in-depth discussions of: Sustainable Water & Land Management; Solid Waste & Recycling; Architecture & Design; Renewable Energy; and Biomaterials & Green Manufacturing. Unique to this conference is a special “trade fair” area where manufacturers and entrepreneurs are encouraged to display their products and technologies. Exhibitors are being recruited through the Midwest Research University Network, trade associations and other co-sponsors to showcase some of the Midwest's leading-edge technologie

Register on-line. Information on-line.

Introduction to Green Roof Design

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free Event. No RSVP required (please arrive early, as seating is limited) Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch
AIA/CES 21

Ryan Schultz, AES Products, will provide a basic introduction to the benefits of green roofs and how they work. The talk will include a survey of the environmental and economic benefits that green roofs provide, including stormwater retention, mitigating the urban heat island effect, providing open space in urban areas, noise reduction, and improving the life of waterproofing. Mr. Schultz will review the terminology and classifications of green roofs, and will also provide an introduction to how built-up green roof systems work, including the purposes and benefits of each layer in the system.

RSVP or call 312.922.3432 x224. Information 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.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Vertical Expansion

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

Thomas Corning of Walsh Construction will discuss the logistics involved in constructing Blue Cross Blue Shield Building, Chicago, Goettsch Partners, architectsthe 24-story expansion of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Building presently underway at 300 East Randolph Street. To avoid having Blue Cross Blue Shield relocate its Chicago operations to additional office space as it grew, the original 32-story structure was designed to accommodate an additional 24-stories of office space. Vertical expansion of existing high-rise buildings is extremely unusual and presents unique logistical challenges not ordinary experienced by most practicing structural engineers. Mr. Corning will discuss the planning and installation of both temporary and permanent steel structures required to erect and support four different lifting systems required for construction. Approximately 230 tons of structural steel was installed, some of which was later removed, to facilitate the installation of the two tower cranes used to erect the addition. Protection systems include the installation of both a grade-level canopy and a high-rise platform that extends outward from the face of the building. The focus of the presentation will be the logistical concerns and subsequent structural work that occur after the Engineer of Record goes home.

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

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

It's the second Tuesday this month, due to holidays. Join us on the roof.

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

Update: Regulating Illinois Healthcare Design

6:00 - 7:30 P.M. - University of Chicago Medical Center, 5841 S. Maryland Ave., Billings Hospital
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC
Free event
1.5 LU/HSW

Architects, designers, facility and clinical managers, and caregivers are invited to hear Henry Kowalenko, Design Standards Unit, IL Dept. of Public Health, and Jeffrey Mark, IL Health Facilities Planning Board, at this annual program. What do IDPH and IHFPB expect from healthcare projects, and what has changed recently? Get the latest regulatory information and learn how best to work with these agencies. Meet in Conference Room P-117. Sign in at Security Desk. Parking available at garage west of entrance.

Register for this event. Information: 312/670.7770

   September 10, Wednesday

Modernizing Mies at 860-880: When Less is Not Enough

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 Rico Cedro, AIA LEED AP, Director of Sustainable Design, Krueck + Sexton; and Gunny Harboe, Principal, Harboe Architects, PC.

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 and LEED study materials are available in an unstructured setting.

Information: 312/670.7770

Nordpark: Continuity and Chanel Mobile Art: Digital Design to FabricationNordpark, Zaha Hadid Architects
6:30 P.M. - McCloska Auditorium, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, 3201 S. State Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Thomas Vietzke and Jens Borstelmann, Associates, Zaha Hadid Architects.

Information: 312/670.7770

19th Century Chicago Furniture

6:30 P.M., reception, 7:00 P.M., lecture, Glessner House Museum coach house, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue (enter on 18th Street)
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum, Greater Chicago Chapter of the Victorian Society in America.
$15.00, $10.00 for Glessner House Museum members.

Lecture by decorative arts expert Rolf Achilles who will discuss furniture designed by Isaac Scott, August Fiedler, William LeBaron Jenney and others in the late 19th century, and how the designs were unique to Chicago while also reflecting broader national trends.

Information: 312/326.1480 or on-line

   September 11, Thursday

Professional Development Conference: Collaboration and Integration in Our Work

8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. - Renaissance Chicago Hotel, One West Wacker Drive, Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$350.00 for AIA members; $475.00 non-members
12.5 LU

Opening day of the two-day AIA Chicago Professional Development Conference. With a theme of "collaboration and integration in our work," the conference will feature four breakfast and lunch general sessions and fifteen break-out sessions in the following tracks: Collaboration, Implementation, and Economics.
View Thursday's schedule here.

Register for this event. Information: 630/262.1599 or on-line.

Safe Routes to School: Building Safe and Healthy Communities

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

Shana Hazan, Director of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs for the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, speaks to parents’, educators’, and allies’ desire for more children safely walking and biking to school. Increasing opportunities for students to walk and bike to school promotes wellness by helping schools to increase levels of physical activity in their students. SRTS also helps to make neighborhoods safer by providing neighborhoods with the infrastructure necessary to make walking and biking safe for all. Walk and Bike to School Day and Walking School Buses are some of the of many successful SRTS programs that will be highlighted.

Information: 312/857.2757  or on-line

   September 12, Friday

Professional Development Conference: Collaboration and Integration in Our Work

8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. - Renaissance Chicago Hotel, One West Wacker Drive, Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$350.00 for AIA members; $475.00 non-members
12.5 LU

Closing day of the two-day AIA Chicago Professional Development Conference. With a theme of "collaboration and integration in our work," the conference will feature four breakfast and lunch general sessions and fifteen break-out sessions in the following tracks: Collaboration, Implementation, and Economics.
View Friday's schedule here.

Register for this event. Information: 630/262.1599 or on-line.

Convergence

Doors open 7:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M., 2300 South Archer Convergence, a production of The Seldoms Dance Company
Sponsor: The Seldoms dance company
$20.00 suggested donation for tickets

An evening of dance featuring Chicago company, The Seldoms, and installations by architect Joel Huffman in a vacant 17,000 square-foot parking garage.

Buy tickets on-line or at the door. Information: on-line.

   September 13, Saturday

Sixth Annual Restoration Gala for Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

6:00 P.M., dinner and drinks, 7:30 P.M., performance, followed by dessert, auction and Sixth Annual Restoration Gala for Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Templelive music - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
$100.00 per person, $150 patron level, $80.00 student sponsorship.

The Orbert Davis Quintet headlines this benefit for the UTRF, which works for the preservation and restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's 1909 masterwork, Unity Temple. Dinner and drinks from "Oak Park's finest restaurants."

Information: 708/383.8873 or on-line.

Garage Band Gala and Convergence

7:00 - 8:30 P.M., garage band gala, - 8:30 P.M. - 12:00 A.M., Convergence, 2300 South Archer
Sponsor: The Seldoms dance company
$75.00 per ticket for gala (2 for $100), $20.00 suggested donation for performance ticket.

An evening of dance featuring Chicago company, The Seldoms, and installations by Convergence, a performance by The Seldoms Dance Companyarchitect Joel Huffman in a vacant 17,000 square-foot parking garage.
Preceded by a benefit gala offering interaction with the performers, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and live music from members of Chicago's Hello Dave.

Buy tickets on-line or at the door. RSVP for the gala at 312/328.0303 or via e-mail. Information: on-line.

   September 15, Monday

Peter Eisenman City of Culture of Galacia, Eisenman Architects

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

Lecture by Peter Eisenman, FAIA, Principal, Eisenman Architects, New York

Information: On-line.

   September 16, Tuesday

Tour: Chicago Cultural Centerís Green Roof

9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

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

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.

Local Planning for Broadband Infrastructure

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

In Illinois, the governor's Broadband Deployment Council has developed recommendations for growing Internet infrastructure to ensure the future economic vitality of the state. These recommendations raise a number of questions for local planners. Ronald Thomas, AICP, and Layton Olson, co-chairs of the Illinois Broadband Deployment Council, will discuss how broadband right-of-way planning works in the physical and virtual world. They will also speculate on how broadband speeds could redefine the built environment.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

   September 17, Wednesday

A/E Mergers and Acquisitions: Improving Your Odds

8:30 - 11:30 A.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
3 LU

Hardly a week goes by these days without several A/E mergers or acquisitions being announced, whether small deals or larger ones. Today’s financially savvy architecture and engineering firm owners understand the need to grow their firm in order to provide greater value to their shareholders and more opportunities to their employees. Colvin Matheson, founder and managing director of Matheson Financial Advisors, will first review the current state of, and drivers for, M&A activity within the A/E industry. He will then cover, from both the buyer's and seller's point of view, these issues: Navigating the process, Valuation, Deal Structure, Positioning your firm to "play the game" With Better Odds of Success, and Actually Closing the Deals You Want. This program is an abridgment of a two-day workshop on the topics of firm valuation, ownership transition, and mergers and acquisitions that have been presented to hundreds of A/E executives.

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

Creating and Renewing Urban Structures: Tall Buildings, Bridges and Infrastructure

Sponsor: USA Group of IABSE
more information to come

Sole Practitioner to National Design Giant: The 100 Year Evolution of Harley Ellis Devereaux

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 Dennis King, FAIA, Corporate Chairman and CEO, Harley Ellis Devereaux.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

USSR and Chicago: Avant-garde Approaches in Architecture 1965–1985

5:30 - 7:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, in partnership with the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at the University of Chicago and the Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International Program.
$10.00, $5.00 for CAF members and students

In conjunction with its exhibition, Cosmic Community Construction Photographed, the Frédéric Chaubin, photograph, Cosmic Communist Construction Photographer, exhibition at the Chicago Architecture FoundationCAF present's a panel that will include French photographer Frédéric Chaubin, who documented an extensive collection of startling architectural artifacts from the last two decades of the Soviet era. Architects in the peripheral regions of the USSR, working on governmental commissions during the ‘70s and ‘80s, drew inspiration from sources ranging from expressionism, science fiction, early European modernism and the Russian Suprematist legacy to produce an idiosyncratic, flamboyant and often imaginative architectural melange.

The speakers, who will also include Tim Wittman, architectural historian, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Malynne Sternstein, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago, will discuss this era of architectural history, making comparisons of communist and capitalist innovative approaches to early post-modern design

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

Tour: Staggering Staybridge

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

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

Robert Somol: WhateverRobert Somol lectures 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 Robert Somol, Director, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Information: 312/670.7770

ARE Study Hall

6:00 - 9:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

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

Information: 312/670.7770

   September 18 , Thursday

Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference

8:00 A.M. - 7:00 PM - Navy Pier Festival Hall
$415.00, $125.00 for Landmarks Illinois members

Opening day of three-day program which includes over 65 educational sessions, workshops, and tours, and is one of the largest events of its kind in the U.S. Preservation Tiffany Dome, Chicago Cultural Centertopics include: building sensitive additions in landmark districts, award-winning rehabilitation projects, protecting mid-20th century architecture, repairing historic windows, and utilizing tax incentives. This year’s exhibit hall features live demonstrations of common restoration projects for interested do-it-yourselfers. Over 20 American Institute of Architects Continuing Education credits may be earned at this event.

Today's speakers include Vince Michael of the Art Institute of Chicago, architect Thomas Smith, Mary Brush of Holabird and Root, Notre Dame School of Architecture Dean Michael Lykoudis, Eleanor Gorski, Chicago Planning Department, Landmarks Division, and will conclude with a panel discussion and keynote address by Donovan Rypkema, Principal, Place Economics .

Information: On-line . Registration on-line.

Chicagoland Watch List 2009

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West Randolph
Sponsor: Landmarks IllinoisSt. Laurence Church & Rectory, Chicago
Free Event

Jim Peters, Landmarks Illinois' new President, will discuss the focus of Landmarks Illinois' advocacy efforts in the Chicago metropolitan area during 2008 -09. These sites are threatened by a variety of issues, including public policy, current or impending vacancies, questionable redevelopment plans, and deferred maintenance. By placing these sites on their “Watch List,” Landmarks Illinois hopes to call attention to these problems and to work with local preservationists to find effective solutions.

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.

Fellowship Mentoring Session/Review

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

AIA Chicago will host a mentoring session for Fellowship candidates. Potential Fellows can meet one-on-one with recently elevated Fellows to review their progress on the Fellowship applications, answer questions and give constructive feedback on their submittals. Please bring your Fellowship submission material for review. This review session is also open to people assisting candidates with their submissions (e.g. Marketing staff).

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

   September 19 , Friday

Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference

8:00 A.M. - 8:30 PM - Navy Pier Festival Hall
$415.00, $125.00 for Landmarks Illinois members

Second day of three-day program which includes over 65 educational sessions, workshops, and tours, and is one of the largest events of its kind in the U.S. Preservation topics include: building sensitive additions in landmark districts, award-winning Navy Pier, Chicagorehabilitation projects, protecting mid-20th century architecture, repairing historic windows, and utilizing tax incentives. This year’s exhibit hall features live demonstrations of common restoration projects for interested do-it-yourselfers. Over 20 American Institute of Architects Continuing Education credits may be earned at this event.

Today's speakers include Landmarks Illinois President Jim Peters, authors and architects Susan Benjamin and Stuart Cohen, with an afternoon keynote by Russell Versaci, AIA, Russell Versaci Architecture, and an evening reception on the Navy Pier rooftop.

Information: On-line . Registration on-line.

   September 20, Saturday

Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 PM - Navy Pier Festival Hall
$415.00, $125.00 for Landmarks Illinois members

Closing day of three-day program which includes over 65 educational sessions, workshops, and tours, and is one of the largest events of its kind in the U.S. Preservation Traditional Building Design Challengetopics include: building sensitive additions in landmark districts, award-winning rehabilitation projects, protecting mid-20th century architecture, repairing historic windows, and utilizing tax incentives. This year’s exhibit hall features live demonstrations of common restoration projects for interested do-it-yourselfers. Over 20 American Institute of Architects Continuing Education credits may be earned at this event.

Today's speakers include Thomas E. Low, AIA, Director of Town Planning, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, photographer Robert Shymanski, and and David Woodhouse, David Woodhouse Architects, Chicago, IL

Information: On-line . Registration on-line.

The History of Historic Preservation in Chicago: Voices and Visions

1:00 - 4:00 PM - Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, AIA/Chicago, Traditional Building Expo
Free Event. RSVP via email.

In 1968, three years after New York City adopted its pioneering Landmarks law, Chicago did the same, providing for the preservation of architectural and historical landmarks as well as distinctive neighborhood historic districts. The School of the Art Institute of
Chicago's Historic Preservation Program has assembled a collection of speakers who have studied and shaped the historic preservation movement in Chicago over the last forty years. The symposium consists of three sessions: an overview of preservation in Chicago in the years prior to the 1968 Landmarks law; a discussion with the staff who directed the
Commission on Chicago Landmarks through its first quarter-century, and a roundtable of community advocates who pushed for preservation of landmarks and historic districts during the same period. They keynote will be presented by Ted Hild, formerly of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, and the event will be followed by a reception at SAIC.


Information: 312/629.6680 .

   September 22, Monday

José OubrerieEglise saint Pierre, Le Corbusier, realized by Jose Oubrerie

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

Lecture by José Oubrerie, Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture, OSU, Columbus.

Information: On-line.

   September 23, Tuesday

BOOM TOWNS! Chicago Architects Design New Worlds - exhibition opening reception

5:30 - 7:30 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation,
Free event

Opening reception for an
exhibition that explores similarities and differences in the Boom Towns! Chicago Architects Design New Worlds, exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundationarchitectural 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.

“Capital Building” contrasts Adler & Sullivan's’s 1894 Stock Exchange Building with Goettsch Partners’ stock exchange complex on Abu Dhabi’s Sowwah Island. “Gateway” considers symbolic portals, the synapses that connect a city to country and world, through a pairing of Solon S. Bemen’s 1890 Grand Central Station with Murphy/Jahn’s Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. “Proud Tower” contrasts William Le Baron Jenney’s 1885 Home Insurance Building with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Burj Dubai, now the tallest structure ever constructed on earth. Planning, company towns and infrastructure are among other topics depicted through statistics, renderings, models, and animations. Boom Towns! explores the architecture of explosive growth through the convictions and contradictions represented in some of the most ambitious building projects of the past 125 years.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Chicago

5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU

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

BOHalf-Full/Half-Empty Lecture Series: Cathy Hudzik

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

Lecture by Cathy Hudzik, Assistant to the Mayor, Chicago River Initiatives, City of Chicago. Cathy Hudzik works on water policy and waterfront development for Mayor Richard M. Daley. She also manages the City of Chicago's river revitalization efforts, including the city's efforts to improve water quality, increase public access, protect wildlife habitat, and enhance neighborhood life along the Chicago River, and coordinates the city's work to develop the Chicago Riverwalk, a public promenade along Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago.

RSVP on-line or call 312/867.7254. Information on-line

   September 24, Wednesday

Revitalizing China’s Rust Belt: The Regional Plan of Shenyang

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan Sa Er'hu National Scenic Area Master Plan, DLK Civic Design
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 Diane Legge Kemp, FAIA, ASLA, APA, Principal, DLK Civic Design.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Sanford Kwinter

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

Lecture by Sanford Kwinter, Design Theorist, New York
Information: On-line.

ARE Study Hall

6:00 - 9:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

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

Information: 312/670.7770

   September 26, Friday

Preservation Chicago 2008 Preservation Celebration

6:00 - 9:00 P.M. - The Marmon Grand in the Motor Row Historic District, 2230 S. Preservation Chicago Motor Row Historic District fundraiserMichigan Avenue
Sponsor: Preservation Chicago
$75.00 in advance, $95.00 at the door.

Preservation Chicago's fundraiser will include an Open Bar, hors d’oeuvres, Live blues 'n boogie by the Erwin Helfer Trio, a Silent Auction and Motor Row Mini Tours

Purchase tickets and see information on-line.

   September 30 , Tuesday

Curator Talk: BOOM TOWNS! Chicago Architects Design New Worlds

5:30 - 6:00 P.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