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   January 6, Tuesday

Structural Engineering of Power Plants

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

This session will provide an introduction to nuclear, fossil, and alternative energy power plants and their respective unique structural engineering aspects. This will include information on the basic similarities and differences between these plant types. The speakers will discuss issues encountered in power plant site-ting as well as the establishment of the power plant site general arrangement. The location, functional needs, serviceability requirements, and necessity of future modification to power plant structures affect the foundation and superstructure types chosen for design. These criteria also affect the choice of construction materials. Structural design, whether for new generation or retrofit work, are more typically custom in nature and require sequencing and constructability reviews.

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

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.

   January 7, Wednesday

Preservation in the 2008 AIA Honor Awards

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 Walker Johnson, FAIA, Johnson Lasky Architects.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Awards Program is the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture and urban design. Three projects submitted in 2008 were created by teams of design and restoration architects. Jury member Walker Johnson provides an overview of these projects, reviewing design qualities of both disciplines.

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

   January 8, 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.

Restoring the Cultural Center's Tiffany Dome

5:30 - 6:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-membersTiffany Dome, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center
1 LU/HSW

Holabird & Root recently completed the restoration of the world's largest Tiffany art glass dome over the Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center, built as Chicago's public library a century ago. Mary Brush, AIA, preservation group leader at the firm, will explain how upwards of 60 specialists, artisans, and consultants were required to return natural light and ventilation to the dome, as well repairing the colorful and sparkling glass.


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

   January 9, Friday

Exhibition Opening: Future Perfect: Mid-Century Modern Design Drawings

Noon - 5:00 P.M. - Extension Gallery, 1835 S. Halsted
Sponsor: ArchiTech Gallery

Utopian visions were nothing new to America's architects and designers after World War II. However, triggered by an explosion of affordable real estate and hopeful consumerism, architectural drawing, Bertrand Goldberg, from exhibition, Future Perfect: Mid-Century Modern Design Drawings, at the ArchiTech Gallery, Chicago manufacturers of the post-war era followed an entirely different design approach. This new philosophy of sensuous shapes envisioned furniture, lamps and radios as almost living beings that could run out to the buyers' car. ArchiTech Gallery has assembled design drawings from the mid-1940s to the late 1960s that mark the beginning of the most accelerated period in American consumerism. "Future Perfect: Mid-Century Modern Design Drawings" opens Friday, January 9th and runs through Saturday, March 28th, 2009.

Information: 312/475.1290 and on-line.

Exhibition Opening: Point Clouds

6:00 - 10:00 P.M. - Extension Gallery, 1835 S. Halsted Point Clouds, an interactive installation and exhibition of the work of Jimenez Lai, at the Extension Gallery, Chicago
Sponsor: Extension Gallery

Fund-raiser and opening of Point Clouds, an interactive installation and exhibition of the work of Jimenez Lai.

The complexity of this project, composed within a nine-grid, lies within the intricacies of the joinery system: it is all soft / flexible. When one connection point is moved, the entire structure will deform. This allows the piece to become interactive with the visitors, as they will be able to actively change its form. The dimensions of the grid are highly suggestive of sitting, grabbing, or leaning. During the gallery off hours the installation will self-illuminate. The exhibition runs through March 14th.

Information: 773/742.0983 and on-line.

   January 12, Monday

Blackbox Group

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

The Blackbox Group at Skidmore,Owings and Merrill's Chicago office is working to BlackBox Studio, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLPcreate a more explicit relationship between forms (architectural, interior, and urban) and the parametric forces that drive those forms. They build these explicit relationships with parametric modeling tools and scripted algorithms, using the power of computation to generate and cull through vast numbers of design options in order to provide the design teams with better information. Keith Besserud, AIA will explain how they are searching for innovative, and even surprising, forms that are thoughtfully derived.


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

   January 13, Tuesday

South Chicago LEED ND Initiative

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free Event. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunchSouth Chicago Neighborhood development LEED-ND Project
AIA/CES 1

The U.S. Green Building Council's latest program is Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND)—the first national certification system for sustainable neighborhood design and development. Marilyn Engwall, Project Manager, City of Chicago, will discuss how the City of Chicago is sponsoring one of the largest LEED ND projects in the country at the former U.S. Steel site.

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

Enhancing Your Community through Tree Preservation

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

Technical know-how is only one part of protecting trees during the land planning process. Understanding and overcoming the hidden barriers to tree preservation are also critical to this is a treeplanning success. Planners, property owners, engineers, landscape architects and contractors want — and are increasingly required — to save trees. But team members may not be fully aware of the obstacles and opportunities that are present when preserving and building a tree-filled community.

Todd Degner will talk about the common barriers to tree preservation as well as proactive steps for overcoming them. Join a discussion of the process involved in protecting trees in planning, construction and land development projects — for long-term tree survival and for community success.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

   January 14, Wednesday

Beyond Burnham: The Plan and Its Influence

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-membersThe Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City
1 LU/HSW

In celebration of the centennial of the 1909 Plan of Chicago, we will host a year-long series of programs around the major themes of this epic and influential plan. This series will begin with an historic overview of Burnham and his work in Chicago and around the world. Carl Smith, professor at Northwestern University and author of The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City (2006), will be our first speaker. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.


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

What is Universal Design?

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 Ramesh Gulatee, Architect, LifeCare Design Studio.

The intent and goal of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is to provide accessibility to the built environment for everyone. Unfortunately, overlapping jurisdictions and differing interpretations of ADA have limited its success. Ramesh Gulatee discusses Universal Design, which allows for the creation of accessible environments without the need for adaptation or specialized design.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Healthcare in an Age of Radical Transformation, Providers Forum: Hospitals/Healthcare Systems

5:00 p.m. - College of Architecture and the Arts, UIC, 303 Jefferson Hall, 929 Harrison
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago

One a series of panels being held in conjuction with year two of the UIC School of Architecture's two-year Masters of Science in Architecture in Health Design (MSAHD) program on the topic of "Healthcare in an Age of Radical Transformation" (Verderber). The purpose of these discussions is to examine the current state of healthcare and to predict the evolution of healthcare in the near future (2018/ 2028). By examining these questions from a variety of perspectives it is hoped that a coherent picture of current practices and future trends will emerge.
This panel on Hospitals/Healthcare Systems will include James Bicak, VP Campus Development, Northwestern Memorial Hospital; James Heitbrink, VP Campus Planning, University of Chicago Hospitals; David Loffing, , University of Illinois Medical Center  and Joseph DeVoss.

Information on-line.

Tour: Grace Place: Sharing Sacred Space

5:00 - 6:30 P.M. - 637 S. Dearborn Street
Sponsor: AIA Chicago IFRAA KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Churches are usually built for one congregation, but many have found space sharing offers benefits, both financial and in interfaith relations. Visit this example of adaptive reuse, designed for Grace Episcopal Church by Booth Hansen Associates in 1985, and hear of Grace Place, Grace Episcopal Church, Chicago, Booth Hansen Associates, architectsinterfaith worship space and about how this organization interacts with the neighborhood it serves. Tour the building, listen to a panel consisting of the architect, the owner/priest, representatives of other faith traditions (Lutheran, Jewish, Evangelical) who have worshipped here. Rev. Ted Curtis of Grace Episcopal Church will describe the experience of being a property manager as well as a priest and how the church serves the changing South Loop. Lawrence Booth, FAIA, architect of this award-winning space, will discuss the design as well as the religious program. Other shared spaces will be presented by Suzanne Morgan and Deirdre Colgan of Sacred Space International (formerly the Center for Religious Architecture). Refreshments will be served.


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

   January 15, Thursday

Niche Property Classes: Are they Faring Better than Primary Real Estate Asset Classes?

7:45 a.m., registration, networking and continental breakfast, 8:15 a.m., program - the Union League, 65 West Jackson
Sponsor: ULI Chicago
$50.00 ULI member, $65.00 non-members, $10.00 students

While the economic slowdown and credit crisis has significantly impacted commercial real estate, we are going to explore several niche investments to understand why institutional investors have been flocking to niche property types and see if these properties are holding value and performing better than mainstream asset classes. Among the speaker will be Robert Bronstein, President, The Scion Group and Jack Dudick, Vice President – Finance/Capital Markets, Lillibridge Healthcare Services.

Register on-line. Information: On-line

Farnsworth House: Rising Water & Preservation

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West Randolph
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free EventFarnsworth House, Mies van der Rohe, architect

Five years after the dramatic saving of the Farnsworth House at a private auction, Landmarks Illinois was faced with the flooding of this modern architectural icon. Hear Whitney French, Farnsworth House site manager, describe the September 2008 flood, its aftermath, clean-up, and future plans..

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.

Exhibition Opening - ORD: Documenting the Definitive Modern Airport

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationUpper Level Ticketing Lobby, Chicago O'Hare International Aiport, Hedrich Blessing photo, from ORD: Documenting the Definitive Airport, exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event

ORD: Documenting the Definitive Modern Airport portrays O’Hare as an international model of airport design. Free and open daily from Jan. 15-May 1, the exhibition consists of photographs that depict O’Hare from the 1950s through the 1980s. It includes black and white images from Hedrich-Blessing and color photographs by Robert Burley. The evening will include, about 6:15 p.m., opening remarks by Lynn Osmond, President and CEO, Gregory K. Dreicer, VP of Exhibitions and Programs and Charles Waldheim, Curator and principal of Urban Agency and director of the landscape architecture program, University of Toronto. A reception follows.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Design Exposed: OWP/P

6:00 - 7:30 P.M. - 111 W. Washington Street
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Learn the history of this 50-year-old firm as well as its core disciplines. How is the firm employing contemporary electronic technology to are out its work? How does the office layout relate to the firm's work process and practice? Examples of current work be discussed. Limited to 25 participants. Meet in building lobby.


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

   January 16, Friday

Curator's Lecture - ORD: Documenting the Definitive Modern Airport

12:15 - 1:00 John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationUpper Level Ticketing Lobby, Chicago O'Hare International Aiport, Hedrich Blessing photo, from ORD: Documenting the Definitive Airport, exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, seating limited.

AIA/CES 1

Charles Waldheim, Principal and Founder of Urban Agency, Toronto, discusses the selection of architectural photographs by Hedrich Blessing and Robert Burley that illustrate the design legacy at O’Hare.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

   January 18 , Sunday

Film: Bird's Nest: Herzog and de Meuron in China

3:15 PM - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$9.00, $7.00 for students, $5.00 for Film Center members

One of the first “wins” of the Beijing Olympics took place in 2003, when the Swiss-based Bird's Nest: Herzog and de Meuron in China, a film by Christoph Schaub and Michael Schindhelm, at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicagoarchitectural team of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron bested their international competitors to earn the commission to design the Olympic stadium, the most visible symbol of the games. Chinese authorities cleared the way to provide the Euro-star architects with unprecedented artistic freedom, and they responded with a quest for an innovative design with roots in Chinese culture. Filmmakers Christoph Schaub and Michael Schindhelm follow the process from beginning to end in what can only be described as an architectural adventure story. In German, Mandarin, and English with English subtitles. DigiBeta video.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2600

Film: Man and His Erections

5:00 PM - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$9.00, $7.00 for students, $5.00 for Film Center members

With combined serious and satirical intentions, Chicago-based director/performanceMan and His Erections, a film by Rujanee Mahakanjana at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago artist/interior designer Rujanee Mahakanjana asks, “Why does man build tall buildings?” The resemblance of the skyscraper to a certain human appendage comes in for slyly humorous examination as she weaves the fictional story of a porn star with E.D. into a documentary exploration of motives and design influences among the members of Chicago’s diverse architectural community. Interviews and appearances by Chicago-based designers include architects Steve Wierzbowski, Byron Durham, and Harry J. Wirth, interior designer Andrew Benner, and psychologist James W. Anderson. DV-Cam video.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2600

   January 20 , Tuesday

SEAOI Workshop – Corrosion Protection and Strengthening of
Existing Concrete Structures

8:00 a.m. - 12 noon (continental breakfast, 7:30 a.m., UBS Tower, One North Wacker Drive, Superior Room
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$175.00 members, $225.00 non-members
4 hours continuing education credit - please plan to attend the entire workshop to receive the credit.

This half-day workshop, led by experts from Vector Corrosion Technologies, is designed to provide information on technologies and techniques to extend the service life of existing structures with a particular emphasis on concrete, both conventionally reinforced and post tensioned. Case studies and discussion will focus on the following topics
1. Identifying the Root Cause of Concrete and Corrosion Problems
2. Concrete Repair and Corrosion Mitigation Technologies
3. Structural Strengthening
4. Sustainability, Preservation, and the Environment
Attendees will come away from the seminar with a practical understanding of technologies and techniques that can be implemented as cost effective strategies to improve and extend the useful life of existing structures.

Reservations: call 312/726.4165 x200 extension 200. Information and registration form 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.

New Year Party and MOU Signing

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members

AIA/Chicago's annual party will celebrate the accomplishments of 2008 and renew the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between its KC and the Chicago Department of Environment (DoE), formalizing our agreement the work together to promote sustainable building in the region. DoE commissioner Suzanne Malec-McKenna and chapter president Grant Uhlir, AIA, will participate in the signing ceremony. Bring a dish to share; beverages will be provided.

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

   January 21 , Wednesday

The Planned Restoration of Mies's Carr Chapel

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 Gunny Harboe, Principal, Harboe Architects, PC. Robert F. Carr Chapel, IIT, Mies van der Rohe, architect

The only Mies building intended for religious services, Robert F. Carr Chapel of St. Savior on the IIT campus is also Mies’s only campus building with brick load-bearing walls. Harboe, instrumental in the restoration of Mies’s S.R. Crown Hall, discusses the planned restoration of this unique Mies structure.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Healthcare in an Age of Radical Transformation, Providers Forum: Long Term Care

5:00 p.m. - College of Architecture and the Arts, UIC, 303 Jefferson Hall, 929 Harrison
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago

One a series of panels being held in conjuction with year two of the UIC School of Architecture's two-year Masters of Science in Architecture in Health Design (MSAHD) program on the topic of "Healthcare in an Age of Radical Transformation" (Verderber). The purpose of these discussions is to examine the current state of healthcare and to predict the evolution of healthcare in the near future (2018/ 2028). By examining these questions from a variety of perspectives it is hoped that a coherent picture of current practices and future trends will emerge. This panel on Loing Term Care will include Mark Weiner, President/ CEO, CJE Senior Life, Blair Minton, President, BMA
Chuck Newton, Executive Director, Steve Wannemacher President and Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Enterprises and Dennis Bozzi, President, Life Services Network.

Information on-line.

ARE Study Hall

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

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

Information: 312/670.7770

Film: Bird's Nest: Herzog and de Meuron in China

6:30 PM - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$9.00, $7.00 for students, $5.00 for Film Center members

One of the first “wins” of the Beijing Olympics took place in 2003, when the Swiss-based Bird's Nest: Herzog and de Meuron in China, a film by Christoph Schaub and Michael Schindhelm, at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicagoarchitectural team of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron bested their international competitors to earn the commission to design the Olympic stadium, the most visible symbol of the games. Chinese authorities cleared the way to provide the Euro-star architects with unprecedented artistic freedom, and they responded with a quest for an innovative design with roots in Chinese culture. Filmmakers Christoph Schaub and Michael Schindhelm follow the process from beginning to end in what can only be described as an architectural adventure story. In German, Mandarin, and English with English subtitles. DigiBeta video.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2600

Film: Man and His Erections

8:15 PM - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State
Sponsor: Gene Siskel Film Center
$9.00, $7.00 for students, $5.00 for Film Center members

With combined serious and satirical intentions, Chicago-based director/performanceMan and His Erections, a film by Rujanee Mahakanjana at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago artist/interior designer Rujanee Mahakanjana asks, “Why does man build tall buildings?” The resemblance of the skyscraper to a certain human appendage comes in for slyly humorous examination as she weaves the fictional story of a porn star with E.D. into a documentary exploration of motives and design influences among the members of Chicago’s diverse architectural community. Interviews and appearances by Chicago-based designers include architects Steve Wierzbowski, Byron Durham, and Harry J. Wirth, interior designer Andrew Benner, and psychologist James W. Anderson. DV-Cam video.

Information on-line or call 312/846.2600

   January 22 , Thursday

Euclid's Elements and Burnham's Plan of Chicago

6:00 P.M., Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark
Sponsor: Chicago History Museum
$20.00
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Jill Van Newenhizen, Lake Forest College.

Purchase tickets on-line or call 312.799.2012. Information on-line.

   January 24 , Saturday

Future City Competition 2009 Chicago Regional

8:30 a.m - 3:30 p.m., UIC Student Center East, 750 South Halsted
Sponsor: National Engineers Week Foundation
Free event, open to the public

The Chicago regional of the national competition that enlists teams of 7th and graders and partners them with an engineer mentor. Over 30,000 students from 1,000 schools Future City 2009 Chicago Regional Competition, January 24, 2009 at UICnationwide participated in 2008. Teams are again using SimCity to create visionary cities to address this year's theme, "Creating a Self Sufficient System Within the home Which Conserves, Recycles and Reuses Existing Water Sources."
Over 30 Chicago area schools will participate. The student teams' models will be on display throughout the day up through the 3:00 p.m. awards ceremony. Members of the winning team will receive prizes, trophies and gifts, and get to move on to the finals, held in Washington, D.C. during National Engineer's Week, February 15-21.

Information on-line.

Reducing Global Climate Change One Day at a Time: Sustainable Practices for Everyone

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
AIA/CES 2

Lecture by
Kevin Pierce, AIA, Director of Sustainable Design, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure.

This session debunks myths and takes a principled approach to evaluating everyday choices that can impact the environment. Interactive and informative, this workshop helps participants evaluate options and commit to a sustainable practice.

Argo Tea will be on site before the program with a tasting menu of their signature drinks. Enjoy their seasonal special, ValenTEA Passion – a blend of passion fruit and hibiscus flowers – and other healthy tea-based beverages.

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

   January 26 , Monday

Preservation Chicago's Chicago 7 for 2009

12:15 - 12:45 P.M., John Buck Gallery, Santa Fe Building, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Preservation Chicago
Free event, open to the public

The Unveiling of the 2009 Chicago 7, activist group Preservation Chicago's list of the city's most endangered historic places. Executive Director Johnathan fine will present the background for each place, accompanied by photos and location map.

Information on-line.

   January 27 , Tuesday

7th Annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference

7:00 a.m - noon , Grand Ballroom, East Tower, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East wacker
Sponsor: Illinois Real Estate Journal, Chicago Real Estate Daily SIOR, DePaul University, Jones Lang LaSalle
$129.00

The morning will begin will an overview of the economy, macro and micro, by Robert Bach of Grubb & Ellis, followed by panel discussions on Chicago Real Estate . . . The big Picture Focus, Legal Issues Impacting Real Estate, The Financial Market Outlook , and a final series of concurrent breakout sessions on Downtown Office, Suburban Office, Investment, Industrial and Retail.

Registration and information, including a full agenda and list of participants, on-line.

Clearing the Air: Specifying Green Products to Improve Air Quality

5:00 p.m., cash bar, 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., dinner, The Union League – 5th floor. 65 W. Jackson
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute
free for members, $40.00 for non-members
1.0 AIA/CES LU’s in HSW and SD (Sustainable Design)

Building occupants are treated to a “chemical cocktail” each day due to the varied furnishings, finishings and technologies in their space, leading to a focus on improving indoor air quality for enhanced health and productivity of those individuals. The boom in the sustainable buildings industry has lead to an influx of new and re-formulated building products, from acoustical ceiling tiles to zero-VOC paint. In addition, the selection of these products is currently shifting from content-based to emission-based criteria. Presenter Melissa Ling, CIH, CEM of AMEC Earth and Environmental, will translate chemical and toxicological jargon of green product selection so that you can apply these concepts right away.

Register on-line. 847/382.1924, by January 10. Information 847/382.1924 or on-line.

Film Screening: The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner

6:00 - 7:30 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$15.00 $10.00 CAF members $5 students

AIA/CES 1.5

This film examines the life and work of the late American architect John Lautner. His buildings are celebrated for their structural originality and sculptural force. Lautner’s MalinChemosphere, John Lautner, architect, photo by Julius Shulman House—which hovers over a canyon balanced on a single support—is considered one of the most important examples of architecture in Southern California. Lautner is currently the subject of a traveling retrospective exhibition organized by UCLA's Hammer Museum. The film will be introduced by the director, Bette Jane Cohen.

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

   January 28 , Wednesday

Murphy/Jahn and O’Hare—50 years of Airport Architecture

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

For more than 50 years, Murphy/Jahn and its predecessor firm, C.F. Murphy Associates, have been the driving force behind architecture at O’Hare airport. Tom Chambers, VP/Principal Architect, Murphy/Jahn, discusses how the firm’s work at O’Hare has evolved from the corporate Miesian style of the late 1950s to Helmut Jahn’s vision and integration of architecture and engineering.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Healthcare in an Age of Radical Transformation, Constructors Forum

5:00 p.m. - College of Architecture and the Arts, UIC, 303 Jefferson Hall, 929 Harrison
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago

One a series of panels being held in conjuction with year two of the UIC School of Architecture's two-year Masters of Science in Architecture in Health Design (MSAHD) program on the topic of "Healthcare in an Age of Radical Transformation" (Verderber). The purpose of these discussions is to examine the current state of healthcare and to predict the evolution of healthcare in the near future (2018/ 2028). By examining these questions from a variety of perspectives it is hoped that a coherent picture of current practices and future trends will emerge. This panel on Construction will include
Jim Arends, Senior Business Manager, Gilbane Building Company, Greg Werner, Vice President and General Manager, Mortenson Construction, Bob Levine, Vice President and General Manager, Turner Healthcare and Al Gorman, Chairman, Power Construction.

Information on-line.

ARE Study Hall

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

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

Information: 312/670.7770

Ace the Interview Q&A

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

You’ve made it to the actual interview. Now your team is competing head-to-head with equally qualified firms. The final selection will hinge upon relationships, chemistry, and interview performance. In interview preparation, teams often spend the majority of their time focusing on content rather than on the free-form question & answers component. Anne Scarlett, president of Scarlett Consulting, will show you how to coach your team for greater success by learning techniques on preparing and providing answers to the questions you do - and don't - expect.

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

   January 29, Thursday

Tour: Sullivan Center Renovation - New Life for an Old Department Store

5:30 - 6:30 P.M. - 36 S. Wabash Ave.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum, Leopardo Construction
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.0 LU/HSW

The Sullivan Center, designed by Louis Sullivan, served as a department store for more than 100 years until Carson Pirie Scott closed in early 2007. Leopardo Construction helped transform the building into a modern, multi-tenant, mixed-use property for retail, commercial, and educational tenants. Mike Solka from Leopardo will lead this tour.
Limited to 25 AIA Chicago members. Wear hard-soled shoes; hard hats will be provided. Note: this building has several doors and more than one address. We'll meet at 36 S. Wabash, at the rear of the lobby. Reception at The Gage, 24 S. Michigan Avenue, 6:30-8:30 sponsored by Leopardo Construction.


Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration on-line. NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.