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   February 3, Tuesday

First Tuesday Happy Hour

5:30 - 8:00 P.M. - Emerald Loop, 216 N. Wabash Ave. (also 35 E. Wacker)
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

It's a new year - and we're in a new location (the same building as AIA Chicago's office).

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

Art Institute of Chicago – Modern Wing

5:15 P.M., cash bar, 6:00 P.M.,dinner, 7:00 P.M., the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd Floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$45.00 members, $65.00 non-members

A presentation on the 290,000 square foot Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, is scheduled to open to the public in May. Named by the Institute as its “Building of the Century,” the expansion will increase the Modern Wing, Art Institute of Chicago, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects, photograph: Bob Johnsonsize of the museum by a third, and will be the Institute’s largest addition since the construction of the main building in 1893. This presentation will cover several aspects of the engineering design of the Modern Wing, including the integration of the structural design with the architectural and services design, wherein the structure frequently serves as signature architectural elements; the “Flying Carpet” roof structure that hovers over and provides indirect sunlight to the third floor galleries and main level sculpture garden; the 600-foot long Nichols Bridgeway, which will span from inside Millennium Park to the top floor of the west pavilion, 25 feet above Monroe Street; and the phasing of construction, given the interfaces with the adjacent structure and the requirement that the existing museum remain fully operational throughout construction. The presenter will be Matt Breidenthal, P.E., Senior Structural Engineer with Arup.

Reservations: call 312/726.4165 x200 extension 200 January 30. Information on-line.

Robert E. Somol: Poli-Fi

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

Robert E. Somol is Professor and Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago and member of the Research Board of the Berlage Institute in Robert E. Somol, Director, UIC School of Architecture, lectures at Archeworks, February 3, 2009Rotterdam. An internationally recognized design theorist, Somol was most previously Professor in the Knowlton School of Architecture at OSU and Visiting Professor at the Princeton School of Architecture, and taught design and theory at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1997-2005. Somol is the editor of Autonomy and Ideology (Monacelli Press, 1997) and has served on the editorial boards of Any and Log. His writings have appeared in publications ranging from Assemblage to Wired, and will appear in his collection of essays, Nothing to Declare, forthcoming from ANY Books and the MIT Press. He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an AB from Brown University.

RSVP on-line. Information: 312/867.7524 and on-line.

   February 4, Wednesday

6 North Michigan: Cataloging the Transformation of the Original Montgomery Ward Headquarters

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 6 North Michigan Avenue Courtesy of DeStefano + Partnersbring a bag lunch.

AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Melissa H. Clark, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate, DeStefano + Partners

DeStefano + Partners is converting 6 North Michigan, formerly the Montgomery Ward headquarters, to a condominium development. The total renovation entails complete interior demolition and reconstruction of all the partitions, building services, elevators and stairs. The turret is being painstakingly reconstructed to include the ornate 19th floor arches and balconies.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Start Marketing!

5:30 - 7 :00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Small Project Practitioners Roundtable
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1 LU

Where do you start? What should - or could - you be doing to market your practice? What has worked - or didn’t - for you? J.D. McKibben AIA, Perkins+Will Associate Principal and Business Development Director of their Branded Environments discipline, will discuss issues and offer insights to enhance to your business success.


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

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

Information: 312/670.7770

   February 5, Thursday

Friends of the Parks 34th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

Noon - 1:30 p.m. , Chicago Cultural Center , G.A.R. Hall ,77 E. Randolph Washington and Michigan
Sponsor: Friends of the Parks.
$40 for FOTP members , $45 for non-members , $100 Patron Sponsor, $450 Table Sponsor

Friends of the Parks celebrates individuals and organizations that have most significantly contributed to the improvement of Chicago's parks and forest preserves in 2008..

To RSVP, please email Amy Donatell, Membership Director or call 312-857-2757 x 14. Information on-line.

A Creative Approach to Hotel Development

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

How does someone turn the IBM Building or the Hotel Wacker into an upscale, LEED IBM Building, now 330 North Wabash, Chicago, Mies van der Rohe, architectcertified boutique hotel? John Rutledge, founder and president of Oxford Capital Group, will discuss his opportunistic and contrarian investment philosophy. He will give an overview of his opportunistic and contrarian investment philosophy which he has now been executing successfully nationally for nearly 15 years and touch on some of his larger transactions in New York City, Washington, DC area, San Francisco and particularly Chicagoland. Some of his recent Chicago area projects which he will discuss in more detail include the redevelopment of part of the historic IBM office building into a LEED certified luxury hotel adjacent to the Trump Tower on the Chicago River, the conversion of the Hotel Wacker apartment building in Chicago's River North area into an upscale "boutique" hotel (and believed to be Chicago's first LEED certified hotel), the Hotel Felix.

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.

Dialogues on Design: Gunny Harboe - SOLD OUT

5:30 p.m., reception, 6:15 p.m., lecture, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago Chapter.
free for SAH members , $10 for non-members , limited to 100 attendees

A lecture by restoration architect Gunny Harboe, who has worked on many renowned Chicago buildings such as Crown Hall, The Rookery, The Board of Trade, Carson Pirie Scott (Sullivan Center), Unity Temple, The Reliance, 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, and The Marquette.

RSVP via email or call Keith Bringe at 708/358.1394. Information on-line.

NOTE: This event is NOW SOLD OUT

   February 9, Monday

Marc Angélil

6:00 P.M., Gallery 1100, Art and Architecture Building, UIC, 845 West HarrisonMarc Angelili, agps.architecture lectures at UIC February 9, 2009
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event.

Lecture by architect Marc Angélil,, agps.architecture, Professor, Department of Architecture of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zurich)

Information on-line.

   February 10, Tuesday

O'Hare Modernization Program Sustainable Initiatives

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Center for Green TechnologyAerial View of O'Hare International Airport, 2003 Courtesy of City of Chicago
Free event, seating limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Rosemarie S. Andolino, Executive Director, O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP), who will discuss the creation and use of the Sustainable Design Manual (SDM), which outlines environmentally friendly initiatives undertaken by the OMP. The SDM is an integral part of the overall design and construction for the OMP, and has become a prototype for other airport design.

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.

Community Engagement

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

Often, community engagement is treated as secondary to the "real planning" effort — the planning experts begin with a planning concept in mind before asking for feedback. Ruth Wuorenma, Neighborhood Capital Institute, lectures at APA ChicagoHowever, informed engagement matters. When planners carefully structure an initial meeting with the residents, community members can engage in an informed, expanded, and asset-based discussion about the potential of their community and present their own ideas, needs and wishes.

Ruth Wuorenma of Neighborhood Capital Institute will discuss the importance of informed community engagement: why it matters, why many fear it, and how to organize a public process that balances the priorities of the stakeholders with best practices of the planning profession.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

CWA Monthly Meeting with Ellen Baily Dickson

6:15 p.m., cocktails and networking, 6:45 p.m., program, bulthaup, 165 West Chicago
Sponsor: Chicago Women in Architecture
Free event.

The program will feature a discussion by Ellen Baily Dickson of Bailey Edward Architecture.

Information: on-line

   February 11, Wednesday

Sustainable Energy Technology in Germany and the U.S.

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M., 29th Floor Ballroom, 111 South Wacker
Sponsor: German American Chambers of Commerce
Free event, but registration required. Space limited.

AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Keith Campbell, AIA, VP, RTKL Associates Inc.

A delegation of experts from the state of Baden Wuerttemberg will come to the U.S. and participate in a half-day conference where current topics about sustainable energy technology will be discussed. The event will provide a forum for German and US companies, developers, architects, engineers and designers to share expertise and discuss experiences with their transatlantic counterparts. Architect Dirk Lohan will provide a welcoming address. Other speakers will include Ulrich Mack, Member of the Board of Management, bw-i, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Elmar Bollin, Director of the Research Group NET – Sustainable Energy Technologies, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Oliver Baumann, LEED® AP; President Ebert & Baumann Consulting Engineers, Inc., Washington, DC, Prof. Dr. Ursula Eicker, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, Thomas Feldmann, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Alexander Adloch, University of Applied Sciences Biberach, Dr. Jürgen Schumacher, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, Dr. Stephan Heinrich, University of Applied Sciences Biberach, and Dr. Rolf Thum, Research Coordinator, University of Applied Sciences Mannheim

RSVP on-line. Information: on-line or call Daniela Daus at 312/494.2177

Beyond Burnham: Regional Transportation

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

Registration for this program is now closed. Please no phone calls or walk-ins.


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

The Roosevelt Collection

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.
Digital rending of the Roosevelt Collection Courtesy of RTKL Associates Inc.
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Keith Campbell, AIA, VP, RTKL Associates Inc.

Slated for completion in 2009, the Roosevelt Collection is one of the most ambitious ongoing residential developments in Chicago’s rapidly-developing South Loop. It features condos, retail spaces, a multiplex theater and a two-acre public park just steps form the Chicago River, ultimately blurring the distinction between commercial enterprise and public space.

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

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

Information: 312/670.7770

   February 12, Thursday

The Missing Voice of the Burnham Plan

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., refreshments provided, Hull House at UIC, 800 S. Halsted,
Sponsor: Women in Planning and Development, Jane Adams Hull-House Museum, UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Free even with registration.

For one hundred years Chicagoans have honored the mantra Burnham is said to have offered: "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood." City-building contemporaries of Burnham, people with substantial contributions to urban institutions and urban planning, were not accounted for in that statement or in the development of his Plan of Chicago. The missing voices belonged to women, who in spite of inventing urban institutions and establishing reforms to improve urban life, were invisible to Burnham and the Commercial Club of 1909.

City-building women differed from the businessmen of the time in many ways. Chief among the differences was the women's ability to make significant change with small investments. While the Plan of Chicago proposed taxpayer funding of improvements promoted primarily for benefit of the business community, the women dug into their own pockets to build or improve urban institutions that benefited a wide range of residents of all ages, classes and races. Over the last century, their achievements have never been juxtaposed against the lofty, but expensive and exclusive purposes of the Plan.

Jan Metzger, Senior Project Manager at the Center for Neighborhood Technology and Author of What would Jane Say?, will survey some of the achievements of Jane Addams and the large network of women active in 1909. Adele Simmons, Vice-Chair of Metropolis 2020 and Burnham Plan Centennial, will discuss the relationship between the Plan of Chicago and the work of Metropolis 2020 including CM2020's leadership on the Centennial.

Register via e-mail Information: on-line

Small Project Practitioners Roundtable Social Event

6:30 - 8:30 P.M. - Pine Yard Restaurant, 1033 Davis Street, Evanston
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Small Project Practitioners Roundtable
Free event - REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL

The Small Project Practitioners Roundtable (SPPR) is holding its next social gathering in Evanston at the Pine Yard Restaurant. All sole proprietors and small firm principals are welcome. You'll pay for your own dinner, and if you can't come right at 6:30 p.m., that's fine.


RSVP to Julie Liska. Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration on-line.

   February 16, Monday

T.C Boyle: The Women - Reading and Book Signing

7:00 p.m., Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Oak Park Public Library, The Book Table
Free event

T.C. Boyle will read and discuss his newly published novel, The Women, an ode to the the The Women, a novel by T.C. Boylecomplex and creative life of Frank Lloyd Wright told through the experiences of four women who loved him. Boyle and his family live the first of Wright's California designs, a home in Santa Barbara which, like Unity Temple, is celebrating its centennial this year. On February 1st, The Women was the front cover focus of the New York Times Sunday Review of Books, with Joanna Scott calling it “ . . . Boyle at his best . . . a mesmerizing story of women who invest everything, at great risk, in that mysterious 'bank of feeling' named Frank Lloyd Wright.” The Women will be available for purchase, with signing and refreshments to follow in Unity House.

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

   February 17 , Tuesday

On, Above, and Beyond the Tarmac: The Endless Dialogue Between Airplanes and Airport Design

6:00 - 7:30 p.m., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$15.00, $10.00 CAF members, students.

AIA/CES 1

Lecture by John Zukowsky, Chief Curator of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Hedrich Blessing Entryway Drive Upper Level and Terminal Buildings, Chicago O’Hare International Airport (1963) Chicago History Museum, HB-25500-B2New York; former Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago. This illustrated lecture examines the relationship between airplanes and the architectural facilities created to dignify and functionally process the occupants, crew and passengers of aircraft. Zukowsky showcases both commercial and military aviation examples and speculates about the future of air travel. He raises questions that architects may have to answer regarding new airport construction.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224. Purchase tickets and information on-line

Bringing Sustainability into the Landscape

6:00- 7 :00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment KC, ILASLA
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW/SD

Sustainability encompasses each part of the building design, including the vegetation and American Society of Landscape Architects Sustainable Sites Initiativehardscape design. David Yocca, principal landscape architect/planner at Conservation Design Forum, will describe the ASLA’s Sustainable Sites Initiative with examples from projects in the Chicago region. Learn how to improve the longevity and regenerative capacity of the landscape around buildings and how to better communicate your design to a landscape architect.


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

   February 18 , Wednesday

Airport as Landscape

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationRobert Burley Light Ladders Leading Plane Into R4 (1984) Courtesy Robert Burley
Free event, seating limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

AIA/CES 1

Lecture by photographer Robert Burley. As a graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Robert Burley spent four years (1984–89) investigating the uncharted urban landscape of O’Hare airport with a large format camera. Burley gives an illustrated lecture on his photographic work featured in CAF’s exhibition: ORD: Documenting the Definitive Modern Airport.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Tour: AbelsonTaylor Corporate Headquarters

5:30 - 7:00 P.M. - 33 W. Monroe St., #601
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Interior Architecture KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Registration for this program is now closed. Please no phone calls or walk-ins


Information: 312/670.7770; 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

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

Information: 312/670.7770

   February 19 , Thursday

Update: ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines

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
1.0 LU/HSW

The U.S. Dept. of Justice is in the process of adopting new standards for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). Learn about these new standards as well as changes in implementation from Douglas Anderson, Assoc. AIA (LCM Architects). He will also discuss related federal standards and answer your questions about accessibility issues. Bring your lunch or buy lunch at the CBA cafeteria (purchase a meal ticket on the first floor).


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

Living in a "Goff"

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West RandolphFord House, Aurora, Bruce Goff, architect
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free Event

Sidney K. Robinson, architectural historian, will discuss the rewards of living in the 1947 Ford House in Aurora designed by Bruce Goff. He will raise the pressing issue of what can be done to "save" an historical architectural place that is notable because of its "aesthetic" and the need to make such a place more energy "efficient".

Information: On-line or call 312/922.1742

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

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

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

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.

Introduction to Sustainability for Interior Designers

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: Mindy Noel, Design Professional and Madhoolica Dear, Design Professional

Mindy Noel of the Chicago Center for Green Technology provides an introduction to the concepts and terminology of sustainability and how they relate to the interior designer’s professional body of knowledge.

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.

   February 21 , Saturday

Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Awards Dinner

5:30 P.M. - Quadrangle Club, 1155 E 57th Street
Sponsor: Hyde Park Historical Society
$45.00 - reservations should be made and paid by Friday, February 13th

The Hyde Park Historical Society's annual Paul Cornell Award will be presented to Sam Guard, engineering, lecturer and historian of Chicago's built environment.
The 2009 Marian and Leon Depres Preservation Awards will be presented for the restoration of the Frankenthal House, Richard E. Schmidt, architect, and for the rehabilitation of the Laird Bell Law School Quadrangle, Eero Saarinen, architect, a the University of Chicago.

Information: call Kathy Huff at 773/241.7141

   February 24 , Tuesday

The Six Ways of Condensation

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., continental breakfast and program, Maggiano’s, 516 North Clark, $25 Chicago & NI Members/$35 Nonmember
5:30 p .m. - 9:00 p.m., dinner and program, Meridian Banquets, 1701 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, $35 Chicago & NI Members/$45 Nonmember
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute
2.0 AIA/CES LU’s in HSW and SD (Sustainable Design)

Avoidance of condensation, especially in a cold climate, is essential to a healthy indoor environment, satisfied building occupants and a durable building. Wagdy Anis, FAIA, LEED-AP, recognized expert in the integrity and performance of the building enclosure from a research, design and troubleshooting perspective will offer a 2.0 hour program on condensation causes, preventions and cures. The six most common dynamics that cause condensation in buildings on cold surfaces will be examined and solutions for each discussed.

Register by February 17th on-line for Mangiano's here, for Meridian, here. on-line. 847/382.1924, by January 10. Information on-line.

   February 25 , Wednesday

Chicago: Airport City

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, seating limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Robert Bruegmann, PhD, Professor of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago. Airports have had a large impact on the economy and physical form of urban regions. Once built, they tend to cause a major reordering of a metropolis. Nowhere has this been truer than in Chicago—and nowhere are the stakes higher if public authorities fail to reinvest sufficiently in them.

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

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

Information: 312/670.7770

Strategic Planning That Gets Results

5:30 - 7 :00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU

When considering vision and goals, identify issues and challenges, develop strategies for overcoming them, and then prioritize those strategies. Christine Brack, principal of ZweigWhite, will show you how to break down goals into defined tasks and associate these tasks with specific scopes, schedules, and budgets. Several reliable methods of evaluating and revisiting the strategic plan so that implementation does not get off course will be discussed. How do you communicate and these goals to your staff and inspire them throughout the implementation process?


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

   February 26 , Thursday

Global Climate Solutions: How 40 Global Cities Are Working with Chicago to Mitigate Climate Change

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: Katie McClain and Dave Anderson, Clinton Climate Initiative; David O’Donnell, Chicago Department of Environment

The Clinton Climate Initiative in partnership with the City of Chicago in their aggressive Climate Action Plan, are working to make significant change that impact both short term and long term goals in both the public and private sectors. Join David O’Donnell, Katie McClain and Dave Anderson as they share the philosophy behind each, approaches to practical solutions and required infrastructure that will ultimately make global warming mitigation a reality.

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.

   February 28 , Saturday

Being Green with Lighting

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. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Argo Tea will be on site before the program with a tasting menu of their signature drinks. Enjoy their seasonal special, Irish Cream Tea Latte – made with steamed milk and sweet tea – and other healthy tea-based beverages.
AIA/CES 2

Lecture by Scott Shellberg, Evergreen Oak Electric/Crest Lighting Studios. Many homeowners have become frustrated with “green” lighting fixtures that awkwardly fit into existing hardware or give rooms an unnatural glow. Shellberg discusses sustainable home lighting options—LED, fluorescent, incandescent lighting and dimming—and the simple ways to manage energy while satisfying design aesthetics.

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

Tour: Center for Green Technology

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - 445 N. Sacramento Blvd., Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
3.0 LU/HSW/SD

Registration for this tour is now closed. No phone calls or walk-ins please.


Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

Architecture of Chicago Catholic Churches Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign, formerly St. Gelasius church, Chicago, Henry Schlacks, architect

3:00 p.m., Shrine of Christ the King, 6413 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Sponsor: Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
Free Event. Reservations required.

Lecture by Dr. Denis McNamara, architectural historian and author of Heavenly City: The Architectural Tradition of Catholic Chicago.

Call 773/363.7409 to reserve tickets.