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   April 1, Wednesday

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.

Information: 312/670.7770

Dynamic Evolution: The Law of Fluidity, Growth and SpaceArchitect Paul Endres, Princiap, endresware, lectures at the MocCormick Tribune Campus Center at IIT, April 1, 2009

6:00 p.m. - McCormick Tribune Campus Center, McCloska Auditorium 3201 South State Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Paul Endres, Principal, endresware, San Francisco Morgenstern Visiting Professor of Architecture, IIT

Information on-line.

Let’s Make It Hot! The Built Environment: Land, Water, Soil and the City

7:00 p.m. - Budlong Woods Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 5630 N. LincolnSoils Scientist Doug Johnston lectures on the impact of cities upon biogeochemistry and the environment for Urban Habitat, Chicago at the Budlong Wood Public Library, April 1, 2009'
Sponsor: Urban Habitat, Chicago
Free event

Lecture by Doug Johnston, Soils Scientist, Morton Arboretum.who will discuss the large impact which cities and land management have upon biogeochemistry and the environment. This will include an in-depth conversation of what biogeochemistry is and how our natural resources and environmental health are subsequently affected by it.

Register on-line.
Information on-line.

   April 2, Thursday

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.

Arthuro Vittori: From Pyramids to Spacecraft

6:00 p.m. - Morton Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue
Sponsor: Mies van der Rohe Society, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Free event

Lecture by Arturo Vittori, architect and co-founder of Architecture and Vision, Italy, AirTree 2008, Architecture and Vision, architects, Arturo Vittori lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago on April 2, 2009which specializes in Aerospace technologies applied to architecture and design and looks to understand and respect the principles of nature while recognizing architecture not as a formal trend, but as an answer to the needs of the society today and for years to come. Vittori's AirTree 2008 project is an urban sculpture that integrated technology and nature to respond to air pollution in cities by using natural elements - water and moss - to filter particulate matter.

Part of the Bauhaus to Green Haus lecture series that brings European architects and designs drawing on the Bauhaus tradition to address today's sustainability challenges.

Information on-line.

Architectural Drawings + Prints Auction

5:00 p.m. cocktails, 5:30 dinner, 6:30 silent auction, live aution 7:15 - Graham Resource Center, IIT, 3360 S. State
Sponsor: Graham Resource Center, IIT
$75.00, includes a one year membership in the Friends of the Library. Auction open to the public.

Benefit for Graham Resource Center book acquisition endowment fund. Dinner and Ralph Johnson rendering among items to be auctioned at benefit for Graham Resource Center, IIT, Chicago, April 2, 2009cocktails will be served in our recently renovated architecture library. Richard Wrigh will serve as volunteer auctioneer for the evening. All proceeds go directly into the Graham Resource Center endowment which will yield book acquisition funds in perpetuity. Auction bids from remote parties.

Among the items to be auctioned are Santiago Calatrava's sketch for the Chicago Spire, Ron Krueck's early color pencil study for the Spertus Institute, Jeanne Gang's ink drawing of her Aqua Tower, a Gene Summers etching , a first edition of Learning from Las Vegas signed by Venturi and Scott Brown, and Ralph Johnson's watercolor of his l'Universitiare Catholique de Louvain in Belgium (shown here). Other architects represented include Martin Felsen, Peter Pran, Helmut Jahn, Joe Valerio, Gordon Gill, John Dubrow, Steven Brubaker, and Peter Ellis.

List of items to be auctioned, with illustrations, and information on-line.

LEED Extra Credit: Deconstruction & Material Re-Use

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, U.S. Green Building Council, Chicago Chapter
$10.00 USGBC members, $15.00 non-members. Pre-registration required.
AIA/CES: 2

Presenters: Professionals from the Deconstruction and Material Re-Use industry

An in-depth panel discussion and presentation on the deconstruction of buildings and the strategies, markets and venues for material re-use featuring a case study of a local project.

Registration and information on-line.

   April 3, Friday

Sharon Johnston + Mark Lee

6:00 P.M., Gallery 1100, Art and Architecture Building, UIC, 845 West Harrison Grand Traiano Complex architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee lecture at University of Illinois at Chicago, April 3, 2009
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event.

Lecture by Sharon Johnston + Mark Lee, principals, Johnston Marklee, Los Angeles.

Information on-line.

   April 4, Saturday

Ecology of Design

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, seating limited. Argo Tea will be on site before the program with a tasting menu of their signature drinks.
AIA/CES 2

Lecture by Michael Iversen, University of Illinois at Chicago, who will give participants the framework to understand the purpose and impact of green design. Iverson discusses the principles of sustainability by examining the effects of civilization on the environment, and suggests alternatives to conventional design paradigms that contribute to environmental problems such as pollution and resource depletion.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Tour: Crosstree, Inc. Metal Fabrication Facilities

10:50 a.m., - 12:00 p.m. - Crosstree, Inc., 1906 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members. Limited to 40 participants. Hard-soled shoes must be worn.

Get an insider's view of custom fabrication of staircases, railings, doors and furniture. View cutting, machining, forming, joining and sanding, and application of finishes. Learn how the design and delivery of custom products can be accomplished within a given time frame and budget while preserving the original idea. Crosstree Metal is a detail-oriented, state-of-the-art, fabrication facility that provides high-end architectural metal products for commercial and residential applications. The staff members, who have professional degrees in architecture, industrial design and fine arts, are dedicated to transform visions and concepts into reality. Crosstree has collaborated on projects with Wheeler Kearns Architects, Krueck & Sexton, Brininstool + Lynch, Booth Hansen, among others.

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

Fuller Gallery Talk: Post-Fuller Effect with Inigo Manglano-Ovalle and Doug Garofalo

11:00 a.m., meet in 4th floor lobby, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Post-Fuller Effect, lecture by Inigo Manglano-Ovalle and Doug Garofalo at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Aprill 4, 2009
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Art
Free with admission

In this series, artists, filmmakers, designers, architects, ecologists, anthropologists, and educators consider Buckminster Fuller's legendary work and enduring influence in thematic explorations of the exhibition. Architect Doug Garofalo and artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle will discuss the post-Fuller effect. Presented in conjunction with the MCA exhibition, Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe.

Information: 312/280.266. Information on-line.

   April 6 , Monday

Curator Talk: BOOM TOWNS! Chicago Architects Design New Worlds

12:15 - 1:00 p.m., ArcelorMittal CitySpace Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Lynn Becker delivers curator's talk on exhibition Boom Towns! Chicago Architects Design New Worlds, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, April 6, 2009
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

Carme PinósArchitect Carme Pinos lectures at University of Illinois at Chicago, April 6, 2009

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 Carme Pinós, Principal, Estudio Carme Pinós, Barcelona.

Information on-line.

   April 7 , Thursday

Change is Good: Restructuring Chicago’s Planning Department

12:15 P.M., Millennium Room, 5th floor east, Chicago Cultural Center, Washington and Michigan
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown.
Free event.

The beginning of 2009 saw the division of the city’s Department of Planning and Development into two departments. The Department of Community Development was created to promote and preserve a vibrant economy by encouraging job creation, business development and affordable housing to create and sustain strong, healthy neighborhoods. Join Chris Raguso, Acting Commissioner of the Department of Community Development, as she explains the positive changes that have been made to the departmental structure within city hall and what it means for residents, business owners, developers and other professionals.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

Engaging the Public with Technology

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

The phrase Audience Response System (ARS) refers to an instant polling technology that allows participants to give feedback using wireless keypads. Outside of a few high profile projects, such as the World Trade Center site planning process, and a few high-profileYoungstown project manager Anthony Kobak lectures on Audience Response Systems for APA Chicago April 7, 2009' firms, such as EDAW, ARS has received little mainstream attention in the planning and design fields.

Anthony Kobak from the City of Youngstown, Ohio, will use case studies to explain the benefits of ARS for planning applications and will give participants an opportunity to interact with ARS equipment.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

Design of Foundations for the World’s Tallest Buildings

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres, 6:30 p.m., lecture, Clyde N. Baker  of STS/AECOMlectures on the Design of Foundations for the World's Tallest Buildings for the Structural Engineers Foundation at the Union League, April 7, 2009University Club, 76 E. Monroe
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, Structural Engineers Foundation
Free event - donations appreciated.

Clyde N. Baker, Jr., P.E., S.E., Senior Principal Engineer - STS/AECOM has served as geotechnical engineer or consultant on eight of the twenty tallest buildings in the world including the three tallest in Chicago (Sears, Hancock, and Amoco) and the current four tallest buildings in the world; the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 101 Financial Center in Taipei, Taiwan; and Burj Dubai in Dubai. He is currently working as a consultant on several super tall buildings that are under construction (circa 2008) including the Spire in Chicago, Doha Convention Center and Tower in Qatar and Incheon 151 in Incheon, Korea. Mr. Baker has earned an international reputation with his 54 years of engineering experience in design, analysis and construction of deep foundations for high-rise structures. During the lecture Mr. Baker will present an overview of his work..

RSVP: call 312/726.4165 x200 extension 200 or email Donna Child's.. Information on-line.

First Tuesdays Happy Hour

5:30 - 8:00 P.M. - Emerald Loop, 216 N. Wabash
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Come and meet someone new. Everyone buys their own beverages.)
Information online.

Career STIMULUS series: Portfolio Review

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Haworth, Merchandise Mart , #312.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Haworth
Free event.

Is your portfolio up to date? Bring it to this session, and get expert advise on the visual presentation of your work. Similar to annual fall portfolio review of our Young Architects Forum, this one will provide you with the opportunity to show your portfolio to three or four architects for feedback in ten to fifteen minute reviews. Between reviews, share your portfolio with other and enjoy some refreshments.

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

Burnham Pavilions

5:30 - 6:30 P.M., Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown. Burnham Plan Centennial
Free event.

J
oin Alderman Brendan Reilly, The Burnham Plan Centennial Committee, The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Art Institute of Chicago and Friends of Downtown to learn about the temporary Burnham Pavilions in Millennium Park.

These exhibits were designed by international architects Zaha Hadid and Ben Van Berkel of UNStudio to commemorate the spirit of Chicago embodied in the Burnham Plan. They will open to the public June 19 and close on October 31, 2009. They are at the heart of a region-wide series of events, plans and projects designed to challenge metropolitan Chicago to continue its bold visionary planning tradition.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

   April 8, Wednesday

From Modernist to Modern Churches: Architecture for Reformed Liturgy in the Twentieth CenturyRichard Kieckhefer, Ph.D., Northwestern University, lectures at the Loyola Museum of Art, Chicago, April 8, 2009

11:30 a.m..- 1:00 p.m., Loyola University Museum of Art, 825 North Michigan Avenue
Sponsor: Loyola University Museum of Art
$30.00, includes lunch from The Chicago Firehouse

Lecture by Richard Kieckhefer, Ph.D., Northwestern University. One of a monthly series of lectures titled, Christianity and Contemporary Culture.

Purchase tickets via email or phone 312/915.7630. Information on-line.

Beyond Burnham: Completing the Lakefront

12:00 - 1:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional & Urban Design KCBeyond Burnham: Completing the Lakefront, lecture by Joanne Bauer and Peter Kindel at AIA Chicago, April 8, 2009
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.0 LU/HSW

Daniel Burnham boldly envisioned a continuous public lakefront, building on the efforts of many before him dating from the mid-1800s. Since 2006, Friends of the Parks has sponsored community-based design efforts to develop plans to finish Burnham’s plan and connect the “last four miles” of the lakefront. Joanne Bauer (Bauer Latoza Studio) and Peter Kindel, AIA (Topografis) will present their work for multiple sites along the lakefront and discuss the process of including citizens, community groups, and public officials into the design process. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.


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

Inside the Modern Wing

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 Meredith Mack, Deputy Director and COO, the Art Institute of Chicago.Meredith Mack lectures April 1, 2009 at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, on Renzo Piano's new Modern Wing for the Art Institute of Chicago

The Modern Wing is the Art Institute's most important and largest addition since the construction of the 1893 Michigan Avenue building and creates a contemporary identity for the museum. Mack discusses architect Renzo Piano's design, the building's architectural features, and what visitors can expect to see when the wing opens in May 2009.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or 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.

Information: 312/670.7770

   April 9, Thursday

Sustaining the Two Taliesins

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
1.0 LU/HSW

What are the challenges of preserving and using (for multiple purposes) the two homes of Robert Jones lectures on Sustaining the Two Taliesins for AIA Chicago, April 9, 2009one of America's greatest architects? Robert Jones, AIA, is vice president of Campus Planning, Development and Restoration at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, owner of Taliesen in Spring Green, WI, and Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ. He will explain the work of the foundation to maintain and improve the sustainability of these structures, and plan for their future. Taliesin West recently earned a Smart Growth Award from the Urban Land Institute/Arizona for its planning efforts. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.


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

Creative Living In the City: Are You Game for the Games? Chicago 2016's Legacy on Parks, Transportation and Local Sports

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

Chicago may land the 2016 summer Olympics. Barcelona used its 1992 Olympics as a springboard to a world class transportation system and to draw attention to its parks, open space, and neighborhoods. What will be the legacy of a Chicago Olympics? A panel of experts from diverse fields will present on possible outcomes of a Chicago Olympics and how park and transportation advocates can best use the games.

Information: 312/744.6630 or on-line.

Daniel H. Burnham meets Vincent de Paul

2:00 - 5:00 P.M. - DePaul University Conference Center, 1 East Jackson, Room 8005
Sponsors: Adamson University College of Architecture, Manila, DePaul University Chaddick Institute.
Free event

A conversation about community engagement and urban poverty reduction in Chicago and Manila on the occasion of Daniel H. Burnham’s centennial celebrations for the Plan oDaniel Burnham's Plan for Manila, the Phillipines, subject of conference at DePaul University, Chicago, April 9, 2009'f Chicago and the Plans of Manila and Baguio. Learn who these important figures are and what we can learn from them today. Share resources on global urban poverty reduction and strategies on how to get involved. Filipino food will be served during the break.

RSVP and more info, email Liz Wilip. Information on-line. and here.

The Benefits of Radiant Heating

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: Jason E. Green, Warmboard

This seminar will provide an overview of the different types of radiant heat and how they work with new technologies. The seminar will also discuss the benefits and efficiencies of radiant heating systems.

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.

   April 13 , Monday

Monica Ponce de Leon: Disciplinary Transgressions
6:00 p.m., Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Women in Architecture,
Free event

Monica Ponce de Leon was recently appointed as Dean of the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. She is a Helios House architect Monica Ponce de Leon of Office dA lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago April 13, 2009Principal in Office dA, an internationally known design practice that she launched with Nader Tehrani in Boston in 1991. The firm's synthesis of research and design has led to a remarkable body of work that has been widely published and exhibited and has won numerous honors. Professor Ponce de Leon's work addresses the critical importance of digital production to the future of the profession and the re-establishment of the architect's role in the construction industry. Through her strong commitment to teaching and her successful practice she has proven her ability to link the profession and the academy.

Call 312/443-3631 for tickets. Information on-line.

   April 14 , Tuesday

Corrosion Prevention in Construction Fastening Systems

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - CBA, 321 S. Plymouth Court0
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.0 LU/HSW

Corrosion in construction components warrants attention by all construction professionals. Ed Ward from SFS intec, Inc. will review: how corrosion of construction fastening systems can lead to catastrophic failure of a building's critical elements performance of fastening systems; galvanic corrosion processes of dissimilar metals; how to differentiate between carbon steel and three stainless steels (ferritic, martensitic, and austenitic). And what precautionary measures should designers be aware of when working with the newest generation of preservative treated lumber, ACQ and CA? Bring your lunch or purchase a meal ticket on the first floor for the CBA cafeteria. Note that this program takes places on a Tues., rather than the usual Thurs.


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

Tryon Farm: A Unique Conservation Community in LaPorte County, Indiana

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, seating limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Edward J. Noonan, Chairman, Chicago Associates Planners and Architects, Tryon Farm:  A Unique Conservation Community in LaPorte County, Indiana, lecture by Edward J. Noonan, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, April 14, 2009who is designing simple, affordable contemporary houses using sustainable materials and techniques on an old dairy farm near Chicago. The houses are grouped so that two-thirds of the 170 acres will remain open. Noonan discusses how these sustainable techniques provide an opportunity for the coexistence of ecology and the built environment.

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.

Ben van Berkel Ben van Berkel to lecture at School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, April 14, 2009

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 Ben van Berkel, Co-founder + Principal Architect, UNStudio, Amsterdam

Information on-line.

   April 15, Wednesday

Business Succession Planning (And How the Economy has Affected It)

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
2.0 LU

Current owners hope to have financial security; the next generation of owners wants incentives. The current economy has caused shaken both expectation. Attorney Mark Raymond of Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC. Mark will discuss business transfer approaches, compensation arrangements, and tax-efficient estate planning considerations. He also will discuss business value and funding challenges in light of the current economy and financial markets. This is a shortened version of a seminar prepared specifically for architects and engineers as part of a multi-day program presented at Northwestern University.


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

Career STIMULUS series: Working for Yourself: Legal and Liability Issues

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event
2.0 LU

If you are suddenly on your own, you might decide to work for yourself or be a consultant to others. Werner Zabo, FAIA, Esq., Sabo & Zahn, and Dan Buelow, The A&E Group of Willis HRH, will offer guidance on what you should know before you start. Topics will include:

  • what contracts to use in your new business, and why letter agreements are bad
  • business entities: corporations, partnerships, solo?
  • protecting your assets
  • promoting your business: can you take credit for work at prior firms?
  • basic risks and exposures and tips on how to manage
  • insurance products every design firm should consider
Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration on-line.

The Tribe Versus the City-State: An Architectural Conundrum for the Jewish Project (The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie)

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 1architect Stanley Tigerman lectures on the new Illinois Holocaust Museum at the Chicago Architecture Foundation April 15, 2009

Lecture by Stanley Tigerman, FAIA, Tigerman McCurry Architects

Throughout millennia, Jews have struggled with tribalism. Over time, the City-State replaced tribalism, exacerbating anti-Semitism and culminating in the 20th century's holocaust. Tigerman challenges the convention that the City-State is preferable to tribalism and addresses the architectural manifestations of these different ways of aggregating populations. The Illinois Holocaust Museum is presented as an example..

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or 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.

Information: 312/670.7770

GroundworkTom Leader, Tom Leader Studio, lectures at IIT April 15, 2009

6:00 p.m. - Crown Hall, Lower Core, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Tom Leader, Owner, Tom Leader Studio

Information on-line.

   April 16, Thursday

Career STIMULUS series: Mining the Model

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - IMAGINiT Technologies, 55 E. Jackson Blvd., 10th Floor Conference Room
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, IMAGIiNiT Technologies
Free event:Limited to 50 participants
2.0 LU

Building Information Modeling (BIM) provides real-time design data for a variety of design, analysis and reporting tasks throughout the project’s lifecycle. Looking for an introduction to the possibilities of BIM and consider enhancing Come to this presentation which will cover:

  • development of project programming-scope
  • space planning-efficiency studies
  • green & sustainable design: green space-solar studies, heating-cooling loads
  • communicating to clients the ROI of your best design options
  • auto-create project schedules for DD/CD project phases: door,window, room finish, equipment, sheet management/sheet index, life-safety plan submittal
  • create construction specifications as the design develops
  • construction: material take-off & phasing schedules
  • tracking and marketing the post-construction value of your building design: building maintenance-lifecycle cost analysis and much more

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

Saloons to Speakeasies

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West Randolph
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free Event

Lecture by Eiliesh Tuffy, preservation programs director, Landmarks Illinois.
From Saloons to Speakeasies, Eilesh Tuffy of Landmarks Illinois lectures at the Chicago Cultural Center, April 16, 2009

Originally constructed as multi-purpose buildings, mid-19th century taverns provided food and lodging to Chicago-area travelers. Local pubs in ethnic neighborhoods were quickly outnumbered when breweries, such as Schlitz, flooded the market with neighborhood “tied-houses”. The Jazz Age gave rise to preeminent music clubs like the Palm Tavern in Bronzeville and Uptown’s Green Mill Lounge. See the evolution of this specialized building type through historic photographs and learn where you can still catch a glimpse of the past at surviving historic structures across the city.

Information: On-line or call 312/922.1742

Chicago Plan Commission

Time and place tentative: 1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers 121 N. LaSalle Street
Open to the public

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

Career STIMULUS series: Revit Architecture Workshop: Test Drive!

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - IMAGINiT Technologies, 55 E. Jackson Blvd., #950
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, x
Free event: Limited to 16 job-hunting AIA Chicago members.

A hands-on workshop led by an IMAGINiT Applications Specialist.

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

Tour: Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons at Loyola University

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Klarchek Information Commons, Loyola University Chicago, 6501 N. Kenmore Ave.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design and Interior Architecture KCs
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members. Limited to 50 participants. Meet in the atrium lobby.
1.0 LU/HSW

Devon Patterson of Solomon Cordwell Buenz leads tour of the Richard J. Klarcheck Information Commons at Loyola University for AIA Chicago, April 16, 2009'Visit a library designed for the information age that focuses on community, connectivity, and collaboration. Devon Patterson, AIA (Solomon Cordwell Buenz) will lead this tour. He will highlight the activating building enclosures and passive double-glass facades; integrating building systems to achieve significant reductions in energy consumption; and thermally active surfaces and radiant technology.

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

Harvesting Solar Power in Urban Areas

6:00 - 7:15 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Environment KC
$15.00, free for members
1.25 LU/HSW/SD

Fact: every two minutes the sun gives the earth more free energy than is used annually worldwide. Learn how to capture this energy in your next design from Joe Gordon, Solar Service Inc., a local installation company, and Mike Johnson, Illinois Solar Energy Association. They will discuss the advantages of solar energy from both a technical and design standpoint. Hear information on funding sources, local working examples, and how to discuss solar energy with your clients.

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

Eric Lloyd Wright :: Sustaining a Legacy

7:30 p.m., Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation,
$15.00 members, $20.00 non-members

Frank Lloyd Wright’s grandson, Eric Lloyd Wright, will discuss his grandfather’s sense of community: how it formed the Taliesin Fellowship and shaped “Broad Acre City,” his Eric Lloyd Wright lectures at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois, April 16, 2009utopian vision of a decentralized American. Eric Lloyd Wright is an architect in practice in Malibu, CA. His current focus is on the evolution of organic architecture and green building design. His design philosophy is rooted in the integration of ecology, social responsibility and beauty. During his early years in architecture, he was an apprentice to his grandfather, Frank Lloyd Wright, and his father, Lloyd Wright. His extensive portfolio includes the restoration and renovation of Frank Lloyd Wright and Lloyd Wright works, as well as residences and institutional buildings of his own design

Information: on-line, or call 708/383.8873.

   April 17 , Friday

Inside Out: An Exhibit in the future home of the National Public Housing Museum

6:00 - 10:00 p.m. - 1322-24 W. Taylor Street - The future home of the National Public Housing Museum.
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum
Free event and open to the public, RSVP requested. National Public Housing Museum, Chicago, offers Inside Out, a series of audio and visuall installations in the former Jane Addams Homes, April 17, 2009
AIA/CES 2

A series of audio and visual installations in the former Jane Addams Homes. Experience the future of the National Public Housing Museum through the eyes and voices of the many generations who have made their homes in public housing.

RSVP via email. Information: on-line

   April 18 , Saturday

Overview of Green Home Remodeling Guides at Greenmaker Building Supply

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Greenmaker Building Supply, 2500 North Pulaski Road
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Columbia CollegeOverview of Green Home Remodeling Guides at Greenmaker Building Supply, April 18, 2009
Free event and open to the public.
AIA/CES 2

Perfect for homeowners planning an environmentally friendly renovation, this workshop provides an overview of the City of Chicago’s Green Home Remodeling Guides. Participants view examples of green building solutions for the home; and learn how to hire professionals and salvage and reuse materials. The program takes place at Greenmaker Building Supply, a vendor of environmentally sensitive building materials.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

   April 20 , Monday

Gropius in Chicago: A Legacy on the Brink

5:30 p.m., reception, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., seminar, - Häfele Showroom, 154 W. Hubbard Street, First Floor
Sponsor: Gropius in Chicago Coalition
Free event - registration required
1 CES

Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus and one of the undisputed world leaders of architecture during the twentieth century, is generally not known to have executed works in Illinois. However, new architectural research has revealed that the virtually unheralded Graham Balkany lectures on Walter Gropius's involvement in the design of the now endangered Michael Reese Hospital complex, Häfele Showroom, Chicago, April 20, 2009site of Michael Reese Hospital on Chicago’s South Side contains not one, but a collection of Gropius works, commissioned over an impressive period of 15 years. At this site, Walter Gropius executed his only built work in the State of Illinois, a surprisingly complete portrait of the artist, comprising site planning, urban design, and execution of individual buildings.

Grahm Balkany of the Gropius in Chicago Coalition, will detail his research into Walter Gropius’s mostly forgotten role in Chicago. Mr. Balkany’s project indicates that the Michael Reese Hospital campus has at least 8 buildings done with Gropius’s heavy involvement. This is in addition to his master planning for the campus and the region, and urban design issues for the area of Michael Reese. With the site now purchased by the City of Chicago for intended residential redevelopment, current plans call for the razing of the entire hospital site, leaving only one building out of 30 standing. In the process, Chicago’s built Gropius legacy, a tremendous asset and tangible opportunity, would be entirely lost.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

From the Microscope to the Macro-scope: Applying Biomimicry to the Built Environment

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Columbia College Film Row Cinema, 1104 South Wabash Avenue, 8th floor
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Columbia College
Free event - please arrive early, seating is limited.From the Microscope to the Macro-Scope, presentation on biomimicry at Columbia College, Chicago, April 20, 2009
AIA/CES 1.5

Presentation by Mary Ann Lazarus, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Vice President and Firmwide Director of Sustainable Design, HOK; Tim Gaidis, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate and Sustainable Design Practice Leader, HOK.

Biomimicry is a relatively new science that studies nature’s systems and processes and then imitates or takes inspiration from them to solve human problems. Sustainable design leaders from global architectural firm HOK discuss how biomimicry applies to architectural design and review project lessons from HOK’s alliance with the Biomimicry Guild.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

The Restoration of the Parthenon Today

6:00 p.m., reception, presentation 6:45 p.m., Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, Chicago Midwest Chapter; Athens Committee of the Chicago Sister Cities International Program
Free event, space limited.

Inaugural event of the Chicago Midwest Chapter. A presentation by Vangelis The Restoration of the Parthenon Today, Institute of Classical Architecture, Chicago Midwest Chapter event, at the Chicago Cultural Center April 20, 2009Mazidzoglou, owner of Venus Marble, which is providing the marble for the ongoing restoration effort at the Athenian Acropolis, who will discuss the unique challenges presented by the Parthenon's extraordinary structure and the creative solutions employed by the restoration team. Special introduction from Michael Lykoudis, Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the Notre Dame School of Architecture.

Please RSVP by April 13th to 312/350/2060 or by email.

Michael SpeaksMichael Speaks, Dean of College of Design, University of Kentucky, lectures at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, April 20, 2009

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 Michael Speaks, Dean and Professor, College of Design, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Information on-line.

   April 21 , Tuesday

Achieving LEED Platinum at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation of Evanston

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation,
Free event, please arrive early as seating is limited.
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Helen J. Kessler, FAIA, LEED AP, President, HJKessler Associates; Julie Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Ross Barney, Architects, topic of April 21, 2009 lecture at the Chicago Architecture FoundationDorfman, Founder and Chair, Environmental Task Force, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation. Using the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation as an example, this lecture addresses the process for achieving LEED Platinum. Kessler and Dorfman highlight the synagogue’s green features—including cabinets made of pressed sunflower seeds, a storm water detention garden, and energy efficient sinks—and discuss the congregation’s unwavering commitment to long-term sustainable practices.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

   April 22 , Wednesday

Sailing Spaceship Earth: Buckminster Fuller’s Environmentalism

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event. Please arrive early, seating is limited.Sean Keller lectures on Buckminster Muller, April 22, 2009tures on Buckminster Fuller ath the Chicago Architecture Foundation,
AIA/CES 1

Lecture Sean Keller, Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory, Illinois Institute of Technology. The life mission of R. Buckminster Fuller—creator of the geodesic dome and the Dymaxion car—was to create design solutions that benefited humanity while consuming the fewest resources. This talk considers Fuller’s contradictory vision of the environment, technology, and politics, and coincides with the exhibition, Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe, on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art March 14–June 21, 2009.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Modern Earth Spring 2009

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. - d’oeuvres, organic wine and cocktails, Brazilian lounge music and green tours of the venue, 6:45 - 7:15 p.m., presentations - Crown Family Great Hall, The Spertus Institute, 610 South Michigan
Sponsor: The Elements Group,
$50.00, $25.00 for members of the Mies Society, Openlands, and Illinois Institute of Modern Earth Spring 2009, at the Spertus Institute, April 22, 2009Technology students and faculty
1.5 LU/HSW

Presentations on nature-oriented and sustainable design will include Krueck and Sexton Architects on the design of The Spertus Institute, and its relation to the natural environment and sustainability, and the IIT Student Architectural Studio Team and Krueck and Sexton Architects on the conceptual design of Project Nomad, a proposed mobile nature and environmental learning center inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House. All net proceeds will benefit The Elements Community Initiative and associated programming partner projects that promote the experience of nature for families and children in underprivileged urban communities.

Information: 312/214.3970 and on-line.

Deerpath Farm, a Conservation Community

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Housing KC
$15.00, free for members
1.5 LU/HSW

Rick Phillips, FAIA (Frederick Phillips & Associates) will present Deerpath Farm, a Rick Phillips of Frederick Philli[s & Associates discusses Deerpath Farm at AIA Chicago April 22, 2009residential development project in Mettawa, IL, which he has created and managed since its inception. What does it mean to be "a conservation community"? Rick will explain the zoning applications and approvals that had to be secured, development of design guidelines, and how the development has been marketed.

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.

Information: 312/670.7770

Winy Maas - Event CancelledWiny Maas, Partner, MVRDV, Rotterdam, lectures at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, April 22, 2009'

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 Winy Maas, Partner, MVRDV, Rotterdam.

Information on-line.

When Relevance Meets IntentionMing Zhang, Senioor Partner and Design Director, MulvannyG2 Architecture, lectures at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, April 22, 2009

6:00 p.m. - Crown Hall, Lower Core, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Ming Zhang ’90, Senior Partner, Design Director, MulvannyG2 Architecture

Information on-line.

Tour of Gensler’s New Offices in the Sullivan Center

6:30 - 7:30 P.M. - Sullivan Center, 11 East Madison Street, 3rd Floor
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation KC
$20.00, members. Tour is limited to 40 participants; must be a CAF member to participate in this tour; one ticket per individual membership, 2 tickets per household membership.
AIA/CES 1.5

The Chicago office of global design firm Gensler recently relocated to the Sullivan Center—the former Carson Pirie Scott & Co. department store designed by Louis Sullivan. Occupying 50,000 square feet, Gensler’s office incorporates Sullivan’s iconic architectural features, such as the original columns, mosaic tiling, and windows, into its contemporary design. Principal and CAF Trustee Carlos Martinez leads a tour of the office and highlights several of the firm’s current projects.


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   April 23 , Thursday

SEAOI Midwest Bridge Symposium

7:30 a.m., registration and breakfast, through 5:00 p.m., adjournment, Maggiano’s Little Italy. 111 W. Grand
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$250 for SEAOI members by April 15, $350.00 for non-members; after April 15, $300 for SEAOI members and $400.00 for non-members.
7.5 hours continuing education credit.


Since 2004, the Bridge Symposium has given bridge engineers a forum to share analysis, design, and construction information from recent projects with unique and/or distinguishing design characteristics. The symposium comprises a single session with breakfast and lunch and includes approximately 15 presentations, including a keynote by Kevin Western of the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Collapse, Redesign and Construction of the I-35W Bridge.

Complete program and registration information on-line. (pdf format.)

Career STIMULUS series: How to Stay Motivated in a Long-Term Job Search

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

With some job searches taking longer than usual in the current economy, it is important to have a number of coping mechanisms to help you stay motivated over time. Judith Lansky, president and founder of Lansky Career Consultants, will present a variety of ways to maintain one's physical and mental well-being. She will talk about keeping one's emotional stability, and techniques for healing from one's last work experience. In addition, Judi will offer ways in which spirituality can be helpful during the search. Lansky Career Consultants is a firm committed to assisting job seekers, career changers and entrepreneurs in developing truly satisfying careers.

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

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, RSVP required..
AIA/CES 1

This brown bag lunch series examines how to create a green office. Topics such as energy conservation, waste reduction, green transportation and property management engagement are covered. The series was designed for Green Office Challenge participants, but the program is open to the public.

RSVP via on-line,, nclude name, workplace address, phone number and email address. Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

   April 24 , Friday

BIG: Blacks in Green

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event. Please arrive early, seating is limited.
AIA/CES 1
Naomi Davis, founder of BIG (Blacks in Green), lectures at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. April 24, 2009

Lecture by Naomi Davis, founder of BIG and Daughters Trust/ The Village Builders. is an environmental organization whose vision is to create “self-sustaining African diaspora communities” and foster black participation in the new green economy. Founder Naomi Davis presents BIG’s core teaching, Oasis-Making, which defines the sustainability challenge of African American communities, and discusses the organization’s green economic development solution

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Cathy J. Maloney: Chicago Gardens: The Early History

12:15 p.m. - Garland Room, Chicago Cultural Center, also 6:30 p.m., Cyrano's Bistrot, Chicago Gardens: The Early History, by Cathy Jean Maloney, University of Chicago Press546 N. Wells
Sponsor: Mayors Office of Special Events, University of Chicago Press
Free event.
AIA/CES 1

Author Cathy Jean Maloney will discuss here book, Chicago Gardens: The Early History, which covers a periof history from the first vegetable plots at Fort Dearborn to the innovative garden designs at the 1933 Century of Progress exhibition.

Information: on-line

   April 25, Saturday

Fuller Gallery Talk: Geometry with Deborah Stratman and Eric Ellingsen

11:00 a.m., meet in 4th floor lobby, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Art
Free with admission

In this series, artists, filmmakers, designers, architects, ecologists, anthropologists, and Deborah Stratman and Eric Ellingsen discuss geometry in the work of Buckminster Fuller at the Museum of Contemporary Art,Chicago, April 25, 2009'educators consider Buckminster Fuller's legendary work and enduring influence in thematic explorations of the exhibition .Filmmaker Deborah Stratman and landscape architect Eric Ellingsen discuss geometry in Fuller's work. Presented in conjunction with the MCA exhibition, Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe.

Information: 312/280.266. Information on-line.

NPS Rustic: The Arts & Crafts Style in our National Parks

1:00 p.m., tea, 1:30 p.m, lecture. - Second Presbyterian Church (use Cullerton Street entrance)
Sponsor: Friends of Historic Second Church,
$5.00.

Lecture byRobert Blyth, the author of numerous history studies published by the National Park Service and currently an independent historian and a docent at Second Presbyterian Church.

In its early decades, the National Park Service embraced the principles of the Arts & Crafts Robert Blyth lectures of NPS Rustic: The Arts and Crafts Style in America's National Parks, movement for many of its lodges, museums, and other buildings. The Service sought to use natural materials, notably wood and stone, and locate buildings to harmonize with their natural surroundings. This approach, sometimes called the NPS Rustic Style, resulted in well-known treasures like the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park as well as thousands of smaller structures like trail shelters and entrance signs.

Information on-line.

Gardening Small Urban Spaces

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.
AIA/CES: 2

Presenter: Christine Nye, Shedd Aquarium

Christine Nye from the Shedd Aquarium will share advice on how to turn a small patch of urban land into a living garden. She will discuss square foot gardening, ornamental displays and other techniques for making the most of your small space.

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.

   April 26, Sunday

Chicago Women in Architecture's 27th Annual Spring Scholarship Brunch with Carol Ross Barney

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Galleria Marchetti, 825 West Erie Street
Sponsor: Chicago Women in Architecture
$50.00 members, $65.00 non-members and guests, $35.00 for students, valet parking $12.00

Architect Carol Ross Barney will speak
. Her new home for Jewish Constructionist Congregation has just been named one of AIA/Cote's Top Ten Green Projects.

RSVP by April 20 to Mindy Viamontes via email. Information and RSVP form on-line.

Park Ridge Artists Colony

1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Jorgenson Hall, First United Methodist Church, 418 W. Touhy, Park Ridge
Sponsor: Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge
$5.00, free for Kalo Foundation members

Sam Guard will offer a slide show presentation on his earlier times in Park Ridge former Walter Marshall Clute home in Park Ridge part of talk by Sam Guard on the Park Ridge Artists Colony, April 26, 2009 at the First United Methodist Churchincluding the history of the building at 720 Garden Street in Park Ridge, not only the site of some of the broadcasts of WLS, but was also the home of Walter Marshall Clute [b1870-d1915] and his wife Buelah Mitchell Clute [b1873-d1958], both prominent artists and members of the Park Ridge artist's community. This was also the home of Sam Guard. It was during this time that he became friends of artist and sculptor Alfonso Iannelli, who established a design studio in Park Ridge in 1920. The forder Clute home is currently threatened with demolition.

Information and RSVP form on-line.

   April 28, Tuesday

Decon '09: BMRA Annual Conference

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., University of Illinois, Chicago Campus, UIC Student Center East, 3rd level
Sponsor: Building Materials Reuse Association,
$375.00 members, $425.00 non-members, students $50,00, without meals, one day registration $175.00

Opening day of The Building Materials Reuse Association's 2009 International Conference on Deconstruction, Building Decon'09:  BMRA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 28-May 1, 2009Materials Reuse, and Construction and Demolition Materials Recycling. Today's scheduled keynote presenters include William Abolt of Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Michael Jackson, Chief Architect, State of Illinois Historical Preservation Agency, and Suzanne Malec-McKenna, commissioners, Department of the Environment, City of Chicago, followed, after lunch, by a wide selection of panels

Information and registration: on-line.

Masdar Headquarters – Sustainable Strategies

5:00 p.m., registration, 5:30 p.m., dinner, 6:30 p.m., program , The Union League Club – 5th floor. 65 W. Jackson
Complimentary for CSI Chicago Members, $40.00 non-members
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute
1.0 AIA/CES LU’s

Masdar Headquarters, a highly sustainable office building project, is one of the first buildings under construction within Masdar City located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. JonathanJonathan Orlove or Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture and Mehdi Jalayerian of Environmental Systems Design discuss the Masdar Headquarters, Abu Dhabi, for the Chicago Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute, April 28, 2009 Orlove, AIA, Director of Project Management at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and Mehdi Jalayerian PE, LEED AP, Senior Vice President at Environmental Systems Design, Inc. will discuss this ambitious project, its aggressive approach to sustainability and its challenges.

Register by April 21 emailor call 847-382-1924. Guests and nonmembers pay by check to CSI, 200 Fox Hunt Trail, Barrington, IL 60010. Non-members pay register and pay online here. Information on-line.

People Who Shape Our World: Olafur Eliasson

6:00 p.m., MCA Theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Art
$10.00 general admission, $8.00 members, $6.00 students with valid ID (limit two tickets per order.)

Ambitious in scale but materially elemental and ephemeral, Olafur Eliasson's installations, sculptures, and photographs call for nothing less than a full transformation of our Olafur Eliasson lectures at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, April 28, 2009'understanding of the art experience. In this talk with one of today's most ambitious and influential artists, Eliasson discusses past projects, collaboration, and his studio and the exhibition as sites of production, among other aspects of his work.

The talk will be presented on the final days of installation of the exhibition Take your time: Olafur Eliasson.

Purchase tickets on-line. Information: 312/280.266 or on-line.

   April 29, Wednesday

Decon '09: BMRA Annual Conference

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., University of Illinois, Chicago Campus, UIC Student Center East, 3rd level
Sponsor: Building Materials Reuse Association,
$375.00 members, $425.00 non-members, students $50,00, without meals, one day registration $175.00
Decon '09, BMRA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL , April 28-May 1, 2009
Second day of The Building Materials Reuse Association's 2009 International Conference on Deconstruction, Building Materials Reuse, and Construction and Demolition Materials Recycling. Topics for today's wide range of scheduled panels and sessions include hazardous building materials, C&D debris reuse abd recycling, climate change regulations in California, a city-wide destruction policy in Detroit, and many more

Information and registration: on-line.

Before Burnham: Private Planning and the Town of Pullman

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 Lynn Becker, freelance writer on architecture and curator of BoomTowns! Chicago Architects Design New WorldsLynn Becker lectures on the development of the town of Pullman at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, April 29, 2009'

Decades before the publication of Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago, railroad sleeping car tycoon George M. Pullman created his own “model city” just outside the city limits. Becker explores the juncture of public interest and private enterprise in the plan and history of the town of Pullman.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or 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.

Information: 312/670.7770

   April 30, Thursday

State of the Industrial Market: Past, Present and Future Opportunities

7:45 a.m., registration, 8:15 a.m, announcements and program, Rosewood Restaurant, 9421 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont
Sponsor: ULI Chicago
$50 members, $65.00 non-members

A panel discussion of the current state of the industrial market which will concurrently offer a historical perspective on the current recession compared to previous downturns, and a discussion of the industrial market from the REIT, investment, and brokerage perspectives. Panelists include Charles V. Canale, Senior VP, Colliers, Bennett & Kahnweiler, James N. Clewlow, Executive VP & Chief Investment Officer, Centerpoint Properties, John R. Pichhiotti, First VP, ProLogis

Information and registration: on-line.

Decon '09: BMRA Annual Conference

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., University of Illinois, Chicago Campus, UIC Student Center East, 3rd level
Sponsor: Building Materials Reuse Association,
$375.00 members, $425.00 non-members, students $50,00, without meals, one day registration $175.00

The closing day of The Building Materials Reuse Association's 2009 International Conference on Deconstruction, Building Materials Reuse, and Construction and Demolition Materials Recycling will offer several programs, including brownfield developments to deconstruction in the media, followed, after adjournment, by optional tours.

Information and registration: on-line.

Matthias Böttger

6:00 p.m. - Morton Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue
Sponsor: Mies van der Rohe Society, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Free event
Matthias Böttger, raumtaktik, lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago April 30, 2009
Lecture by Matthias Böttger, director, raumtaktik, Germany, which specializes in “räumliche Aufklärung und Intervention,” best translated as "spatial intelligence and intervention" (Aufklärung is also the German word for enlightenment).

Part of the Bauhaus to Green Haus lecture series that observes the 90th anniversary of the Bauhaus archigecture movement by bringing to Chicago European architects and designers drawing on the Bauhaus tradition to address today's sustainability challenges.

Information on-line.