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This calendar of Chicago architectural events is jointly sponsored by Repeat and the Chicago Architectural Club.

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   May 2, Saturday

Preview CAF's New Model of Chicago at Columbian Model & Exhibit Works, Ltd.

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue (meet at the admissions desk in the main floor lobby)
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$20..00 - behind-the-scenes event reserved for CAF members only, limited to 30 participants
AIA/CES 1

Columbian Model & Exhibit Works, Ltd., one of the largest architectural model making firms in the Midwest, is developing a large-scale interpretive model of the city of Chicago for the Chicago Architecture Foundation. This model, which replicates the greater downtown area at a scale of 1 inch=50 feet, will be the first of its kind in the U.S. and will serve as the central component of a major public exhibition, Chicago Model City, which opens at CAF on June 11. On this special-access tour, members will learn about the complex process of creating CAF's model, and will have the chance to see how CAF's model compares to other models in the shop. This is an exciting opportunity to preview CAF's model before the finishing touches are put on and it is transported to the atrium of the Santa Fe Building for installation in early June.

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

The Cost of Doing Nothing: Implications for You, Your Biggest
Investment and the Environment

10:00 a.m. - 12::00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.
AIA/CES: 2

Presenter: Chris Turley, Turley Architects and Eclipse Master Builders

In these serious economic times, people must make difficult decisions on maintenance and upgrades to their houses that could have serious long-term consequences. Chris Turley will explore how to evaluate what to do now, what to put off and strategies for stretching a dollar, moving you towards the home you always wanted for yourself, your family and the environment.

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

   May 4, Monday

Gertrude Lempp Kerbis Film

6:00 p.m. reception, AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive
Sponsor: Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago Chapter
Free for SAH members, $10.00 guestsThe Chicago Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians hosts a reception and short fim on Gertude Lempp Kerbis at AIA Chicago, May 4, 2009

Join SAH Chicago Chapter for a reception in the new AIA Chicago office followed by a short film on the life and career of Gertrude Kerbis, who has been a pioneer in working for equal status for women in the field of architecture. A founder of Chicago Women in Architecture and the Chicago Network, she was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 1970.

RSVP to Judy Freeman at 773/929.0329 or via email.. Information on-line.

   May 5 , Tuesday

Career STIMULUS series: Marketing Yourself: Resumes and Interview Techniques

12:00 - 3:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

Looking for that “perfect fit?” Joshua Filus, account executive with Aerotek, an A&E recruiting firm in the Chicago area, will be leading a presentation on resume writing, interview strategies, and networking tips in order to give you an advantage in finding a job. Learn how to correctly sell yourself and your skills to land that next position, as well as key ways to network in this challenging environment. Josh will give a presentation for approximately one hour, followed by an hour of one-on-one resume reviews with Josh and his colleague Beth Perillo. A light lunch will be provided by Aerotek.

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

2009 SEAOI Awards - Finalist Presentations

5:15 p.m., cash bar , 6:00 p.m., dinner, 7:00 p.m., program, Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd Floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, Structural Engineers Foundation
$45.00 members, $65.00 non-members, reservations required.

The evening will feature
presentations by finalists in SEAOI’s annual Competition for Excellence in Structural Engineering. Finalists in each category will present their projects to a distinguished panel of judges and SEAOI members. In a closed session after presentations, judges will decide the winners. The awards to the winners will be presented at the SEAOI Awards Banquet on June 6.
This year’s judges are: Farhad Ansari, PhD. Professor and Department Head Department of Civil and Materials Engineering University of Illinois at Chicago ; Rick Fawell, AIA, NCARB Principal VOA Associates, Inc.; Jennifer Goupil, P.E. Editor, Structural Engineer magazine; Perri L. Irmer, Chief Executive Officer Illinois Sports Facilities Authority; Steven D. Scherer, P.E. Senior Vice President Hayward Baker, Inc.; and Wayne Ziemer, AIA Project Executive Power Construction Company, LLC.

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

First Tuesdays Happy Hour with SEAOI

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

All are welcome. Check out the YAF page at Meetup.com!

Information online.

The Convergence of Technology in Healthcare

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

A panel discussion will explore the impact of medical technology on building design with leaders in the industry. Speakers: Stan Krok, Chief Information Officer, Children’s Memorial Hospital; Al Manshum, vice president for Facilities and Construction, Advocate Healthcare; Patrick Walsh, principal and CEO, Walsh Consulting Group, Inc.; and Peter O’Connor, principal, RTKL Healthcare Technology Design.


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

   May 6 , Wednesday

Planning in Chicago Before the Plan of Chicago

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 The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City, by Carl Smith, who will lecture at the Chicago Architecture Foundation May 6, 2009bring a bag lunch.

AIA/CES 1

Lecture by
Carl Smith, Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of English and American Studies and Professor of History, Northwestern University. As we commemorate the centennial of the Plan of Chicago-arguably the most influential document in the history of American urban planning-it is important to recognize that the Plan was the result of a broader ferment both locally and beyond. In this illustrated talk, Professor Carl Smith discusses this pre-history of the Plan of Chicago. Smith will sign copies of his book, The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City, after his lecture.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

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

Flip-a-Strip: Reimagining One of America’s Least Loved Suburban Building Typologies

7:00 P.M. - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Urban Habitat Chicago
Free event Richard Avery and Jess TerMeer discuss Flip-a-Strip, their award winning design concept for the mediation of the strip mall, for Urban Habitat Chicago at the Graham Foundation, May 6, 2009

Chicago-based architect Richard Avery, Hampton Avery Architects, and industrial designer Jess TerMeer, giffin’termeer, discuss The Genetically Modified Strip, their response to the Flip-a-Strip design competition sponsored by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art that targets for architectural remediation one of America’s least loved suburban building typologies - the Strip Mall.

Information: 312/670.7770

   May 7 , Thursday

Career STIMULUS series: Getting Through Tough Financial Times

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

Challenging financial times such as these mean that many people are looking for strategies to manage their money well. This workshop will give you tools and tips to help you adjust your spending, organize and prioritize your debt payments, and stretch your dollars. Learn what you can do now to take control of your finances. Karen Chan, an educator with University of Illinois Extension Service in the area of Consumer and Family Economics, explains, "If it has to do with money - how to save it, spend it wisely, invest it, insure it, or retire with it - that's what I teach about." Although she is an educator rather than a financial planner, Karen also holds the designation of Certified Financial Planner. That specialized training enables her to address more technical topics in her work, such as investing, retirement issues, long-term care insurance and tax breaks related to higher education expenses.

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

Congress Parkway Streetscaping Plan

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

Congress Parkway was a major element in Daniel Burnham’s and Edward Bennett’s Plan of Chicago and has been the primary entrance to downtown Chicago for a half-century.Janet Attarian discusses the City of Chicago Department of Transportation plan's for Congress Parkway for Friends of Downtown at the Chicago Cultural Center, May 7, 2009 Unfortunately, in its current condition, Congress Parkway is more utilitarian than beautiful, and creates unsafe conditions for both motorists and pedestrians. The City of Chicago Department of Transportation has created a streetscape plan that will make Congress Parkway safer and the grand entry that downtown deserves. Janet Attarian, Project Director for the City of Chicago Department of Transportation Streetscape Program, will describe the new streetscape design planned for Congress Parkway.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

A Visit with Witold Rybczynski

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, The Poland in the Rockies Alumni of ChicagoWitold Rybczynski, author of My Two Polish Grandfatehrs and Other Essays on the Imaginative Life lectures at AIA Chicago May 7, 2009
Free event

Architect, historian, critic and Slate.com columnist Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA, will read from and discuss his new book, My Two Polish Grandfathers And Other Essays on the Imaginative Life. Known for his award-winning books such as Home, A Clearing in the Distance, and Last Harvest, Rybczynski is now sharing a fascinating and personal story about the universal languages of art, architecture, and music and the development of his own artistic eye and understanding of the world. Copies of the book will be available for purchase ($25) and signing. Limited to 55 participants.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration 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.

Archeworks Student Final Presentation and Review

5:30 p.m. - Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free and open to the public

This semester's projects include:

Little Village Pocket Parks - Archeworks students have been working throughout the school year on a project to design and build small parks on vacant lots in Chicago’s LittleArcheworks Critique May 7, 2009 Village neighborhood. Little Village is a thriving, primarily Mexican and Mexican-American community, filled with small businesses and neighborhood institutions. Unfortunately, this community has very little park and recreational space: the least, per capita, in Chicago.
Chicago's Other Loops: An Alternative Transportation Vision for Chicago - Building upon Chicago's distinct neighborhood identities and history of inventive approaches to planning, a design team at Archeworks is Archeworks Student Presentation, May 7, 2009working toward an alternative transportation vision that links neighborhoods with public green space, provides access to existing mass transit, and proposes to shift the bias from a car dependent city to one that fosters pedestrian and bike friendly streets. Operating at multiple scales - city, neighborhood, and block - Chicago's Other Loops seeks to open dialogue about how we define the 'public' in public transit, how alternative forms of mobility can promote a more active and sustainable lifestyle, and how the transportation planning process might bridge the heterogeneous dimensions and constituencies of the city.
Water Pressures - Currently, 4 out of every ten people in the world are without access to fresh water. Americans are no exception. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, twenty-one of our own fifty states currently suffer from drought, eleven of them categorized as Archeworks Semester Final Student Presentations May 7, 2009severe. Furthermore, the United Nations reported in 2002 that with rising populations and contamination, 2.7 BILLION people globally will face severe water shortages by 2025. The Water Pressures team at Archeworks aims to create a portal using new media and communication tools to raise awareness about local and global water issues. This portal will work to mobilize people to become a part of the solution, be instrumental in water conservation, and take an active part in global water issues by inspiring real change in habits and beliefs.

RSVP on-line or call 312/867-7254. Information on-line.

LEED Extra Credit: Measurement & Verification

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

Presenter: Chris Turley, Turley Architects and Eclipse Master Builders

Measurement & Verification, you either love it or hate it. If you love it, this LEED EC session will give you the opportunity to share your insights and hear other design/commissioning professionals discuss the positives and the negatives of incorporating this very unique credit into sustainable and high efficiency buildings. If you hate it, this LEED EC session is geared towards you. The speakers will guide you thru the M&V process by discussing what needs to be done during the design stage, the construction phase, what to look for in a useful M&V Plan, and what to look for after the building performance period is complete to verify the building is performing as the design intended. The speakers will share their thoughts on what has worked, what hasn’t and, more specifically, what the USGBC wants to see in their credit submissions. It is the goal of this session to give out as much information on M&V as possible and stress that the true successful measurement of a Green Building is its environmental sustainability and its energy/cost effectiveness over time.

Registration and information at USGBC on-line. Pre-registration is required, payment is taken at registration.

Dubai and the World’s Tallest Building: the Burj Dubai

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 1.5

Lecture by George J. Efstathiou, FAIA, Partner, and William F. Baker, S.E, C.E., P.E., FASCE, FIStructE, Structural and Civil Engineering Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Dubai has been the superlative of the decade: the biggest boom town with the biggest projects. Burj Dubai is the ultimate—a super tall building that defines the spirit of the George J. Efstathious and William F. Baker of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill discuss the Burj Dubai at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 7, 2009culture, commerce, and people of Dubai. This project represents not only state-of-the-art tall building design, but also the successful collaboration between architecture and engineering with its pioneering "buttressed core" system and sophisticated aerodynamics. Once completed, it will be the tallest man-made structure ever created.

Efstathiou and Baker will address the unprecedented growth of Dubai over the past decade and explain how the global economic downturn has affected this booming city. They will highlight the innovative systems and technologies that made the Burj Dubai possible and discuss the project’s current construction status as it nears completion during an economically uncertain time.

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

Witold Rybczynski

6:00 p.m. - Authors Room, Harold Washington Public Library, 400 S. State StreetWitold Rybczynski discusses and signs copies of his new book, My Two Polish Grandfathers and Other Essays on the Imaginative Life, at the Harold Washington Library, Chicago, May 7, 2009
Sponsor: Harold Washington Library
Free event

Witold Rybczynski, award-winning architecture critic and author of Home, and A Clearing in the Distance will discuss and sign his new book
, My Two Polish Grandfathers And Other Essays on the Imaginative Life. Part memoir and part family history, the book is Rybczynski’s personal story of the upheavals of European lives during WWII, his own resulting intellectual development and the universal languages of art, music and architecture.

Information: on-line.

A Fresh Start for Spring: ULI Chicago Networking

6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Elephant & Castle, 111 W. Adams
Sponsor: ULI Chicago Young Leaders Group
$35 members, $45.00 non-members, $10.00 students

Join us at this neighborhood pub in the heart of Chicago's financial district to meet new contacts and greet old friends.

Information and registration (by May 5th): on-line.

   May 8, Friday

Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs, A Historical GuideEditor Ann Durkin Keating discusses Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs, a Historical Guide, at the Chicago Cultural Center, May 8, 2009

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

Lecture by Ann Durkin Keating, Editor: Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs, A Historical Guide.

Information: 312/744.6630 or on-line.

   May 9, Saturday

Greening Your Vintage Home

10:00 - 12:00 p.m. - John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Department of the Environment
Free event. (Please arrive early; seating is limited). Guests are welcome to bring a bag Matt Cole of the Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative lectures at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 9, 2009lunch.
AIA/CES 2

Lecture by Matt Cole, Project Coordinator, the Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative; and Annette Conti, Executive Director, the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association. In honor of National Historic Preservation Month, Matt Cole and Annette Conti discuss practical, affordable ways to green your vintage home. They will highlight strategies for making homes more energy efficient, improving indoor air quality, and conserving resources. They will also discuss the mix of financial, technical, and historic preservation programming offered by each organization. A key goal of the workshop is to help homeowners understand the link between green and vintage.

Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Curator's Tour: Buckminster Fuller: Starting With the Universe

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue (meet at the admissions desk in the main floor lobby)
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$10..00 - behind-the-scenes event reserved for CAF members only, limited to 30 participantsSean Keller lectures on Buckminster Muller, April 22, 2009tures on Buckminster Fuller ath the Chicago Architecture Foundation,
AIA/CES 1

Elizabeth Smith, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs at the MCA, leads a walkthrough of the exhibition Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe, on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art March 14–June 21, 2009, which explores Fuller’s extraordinary body of work, focusing on his wide-ranging and sometimes controversial role within the worlds of art, architecture, and utopian thought.

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

   May 12 , Tuesday

Form Follows Performance

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.
Adrian Smity, Design Partner, Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture lectures at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 12, 2009
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Adrian Smith, AIA, Design Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, which strives to create designs that aid society, advance modern technology, and sustain the environment. Smith discusses the firm’s visionary plans for Chicago, including the greening of the Sears Tower, the creation of a sustainable park at the southwest corner of Grant Park, and the construction of an eco-bridge off Monroe Harbor.

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.

Streetcars

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

Streetcars were the primary circulation system of all cities small and large during the late David A. Wilson of the Chicago Transit Authority discusses the history of streetcars for APA Chicago, May 12, 200919th and early 20th centuries. Streetcars not only facilitated growth but influenced development patterns and even social structures. Starting in the 1920s, the rise in popularity of the automobile led to the decline of most streetcar systems. Now, cities around the country have reintroduced streetcars to "stitch together" revitalizing downtowns and to promote walkability. David Wilson from the Chicago Transit Authority will revisit the history of streetcars in Chicago and discuss how other cities are making use of streetcars today.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

Telling the Story of Public Housing: Competing Narratives and the Role of Journalists

6:30 - 8:00 P.M. - Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Street
Sponsor: Chicago History Museum, National Public Housing Museum
Free event

A discussion with local journalists, writers, and activists as we explore the media’s influence on attitudes towards public housing communities and residents. Gain insight on resident journalists and how their unique voices and perspectives are changing media pTelling the Story of Public Housing: Competing Narratives and the Role of Journalists, panel discussion co-sponsored by the National Public Housing Museum, at the Chicago History Museum, May 12, 2009ortrayals of public housing. Given the power and pervasiveness of the mass media, how can we discern what is truth and what is "spin"? What is accurate and what is sensationalized or sentimentalized about public housing? Laura S. Washington moderates this conversation featuring Barbara Reynolds, nationally syndicated journalist and founding member of the editorial board of USA Today. Other panelists include Mary C. Johns, editor-in-chief, Residents' Journal; Jamie Kalven, activist, the Invisible Institute and author of The View from the Ground; and Sarah Olkon, reporter, Chicago Tribune.

RSVP on-line. Information: on-line

   May 13 , Wednesday

Planning the Olympic Village

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - The University Club, 76 E. Monrie
Sponsor: Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative
$65.00 per person, includes lunch
1.0 LU/HSW

Current
Keynote speaker Cassandra J. Francis, Director, Olympic Village Development
Chicago 2016, Olympic and Paralympic Bid will discuss the Olympic Village, which promises to have a huge impact on Chicago. Should Chicago win its bid, the village will house 17,000 athletes and their delegations during the games and serve as the site for more than 2,000 permanent housing units after the closing ceremonies.

Information and Registration on-line.

Beyond Burnham: Re-structuring Suburban Development

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
1.0 LU/HSW

Current suburban development patterns and practices in the Chicago region are inadequate to accommodate future growth in a sustainable way. The presentation will address demographic trends; types of housing and other development called for by those trends; and examine how the region can be structured to create high quality, sub-urban multi-use nodes to enhance opportunity, efficiency, sustainability and quality of life. Steve Friedman, AICP, CRE (S. B. Friedman & Co.), will summarize the demographic trends; explore the types of housing and other development called for by those trends over the next 10 and 20 years (and it is different than the last 10); and examine how we can structure the region to create high quality, sub-urban multi-use nodes to enhance opportunity, efficiency, sustainability and quality of life. Bring your lunch; beverages provided
.

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

Connecting Art to Millennium Park: The Nichols Bridgeway

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 John Lupionos of The Rise Group, LLC will discuss the new Nichols Bridgeway in Chicago's Millennium Park at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 13, 2009bring a bag lunch.

AIA/CES 1

Lecture by
John Lupinos, Senior Project Manager, The Rise Group, LLC. When it opens this month, the Nichols Bridgeway will form a dynamic connection between Millennium Park and the Art Institute. Inspired by a sleek racing shell, the bridge features anti-slip technology, heating elements, and universal accessibility. Lupinos discusses the addition, which will afford outstanding views of the Michigan Avenue streetwall, the lakefront, and Millennium Park.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

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

   May 14 , Thursday

Court Rules - Landmark Ordinances Threatened?

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

Recently, the Illinois Appellate Court issued a ruling that threatens the Chicago Landmarks Ordinance, and possibly other preservation ordinances throughout the state. Learn more about this particular case and how it could impact other preservation ordinances in Illinois - and across the U.S. A panel of preservation architects will discuss this timely topic, including Anne McGuire, AIA (McGuire Igleski & Associates Inc.), Evanston Preservation Commission; Michael Lambert (Arris Architects & Planners PC), Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission; Douglas Gilbert, AIA (Harboe Architects PC), former chair of Oak Park’s Historic Preservation Commission; Charles Pipal, AIA (Charles M. Pipal, AIA), chair of the Riverside Preservation Commission; and Richard F. Friedman, Neal & Leroy LLC, general counsel to Landmarks Illinois. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

Construction Specifications Institute, Chicago Chapter Annual Banquet

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., cash bar, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., dinner and awards, Mercat, Blackstone Hotel, 638 South Michigan
Complimentary for CSI Chicago Members, $40.00 non-members
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute

This new, and already acclaimed restaurant in the recently renovated Blackstone Hotel, is Mercat at the Blackstone Hotel site of Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute annual banquest, the perfect spot to celebrate the creativity and diversity of our membership. Experience creative, taste-tingling fare, in the meticulously restored grandeur of the Historic Blackstone Hotel, a Chicago Landmark. Our menu has been carefully selected to keep in mind budget and the most popular tapas fare inspired by Spain’s Catalan region. All who have contributed to the success of the chapter during Fiscal Year 2009 will be honored and new members and significant anniversaries will be recognized. Guests are welcome.

Members and guests may send a check to CSI Chicago at 330 North Valley Road, Barrington, IL 60010. Or, register online with a credit card.

Geometry in Nature: The DNA of Design

5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Hafele Chicago Showroom, 154 W. Hubbard St.
Sponsor: Hafele America Co.
Free event
1.0 CES, AIA, 0.1 CEU, NKBA; 0.1 CEU,IDCEC)

Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Rectangle have been studied by mathematicians since Mark Rosenhaus of CKD lectures on Geometry in Nature: The DNA of Design at Hafele Chicago, May 14, 2009ancient times. They have been used in financial markets, to follow the lineage of honeybees, and in computer programming. Of interest to architects and designers is the use of this geometry to approximate the balance and forms found in nature. They are considered the standards of pleasing proportions. By mastering a few basic tenets, you will see the geometry behind the genius of Leonardo DaVinci and Frank Lloyd Wright. Presenter, Mark Rosenhaus, CKD, has 25 years experience in the kitchen and bath remodeling industry. He specializes in the use of Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Rectangle to create spaces with a unique and pleasing balance.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

Chicago 2016's Bid to Host the Olympics

5:30 - p.m., - networking, appetizers and beverages; 2016 Olympic bid presentation at 6:45 p.m., Hermann Hall, IIT, 3141 S. Federal
Sponsor: U.S. Green Building Council, Chicago Chapter, Illinois Institute of Technology
$10.00 USGBC members, $20.00 non-members, $5.00 students

This presentation by Lori Healy, president of Chicago 2016 , will examine how Chicago 2016 is evaluating innovative, market-tested technologies for use at Games venues. All existing, new, and temporary facilities will benefit from advances in sustainable technology and building operations. After the Games, a number of these venues will be adapted to suit the community's long-term needs, creating a lasting legacy of sustainability through sport. Additionally, the 21st Century Green Centers program will be presented by Allison Hannon, midwest regional manager of The Climate Group . This program, launched in January 2009 by The Climate Group and Chicago 2016, brings together eighteen partners from local NGO (non-governmental organization) groups and public agencies with the business community to improve neighborhoods surrounding the proposed venues. Many projects have already started and the program will continue regardless of the outcome of the final selection of a host city. A positive impact for these neighborhoods is one substantive benefit that Chicago's bid for the 2016 Games is already leaving as a lasting legacy for Chicago.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

Case Study: Sustainable Residential Building Science

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: Tim Heppner, Sustainability Designer, Builder and Consultant

This class uses the Heppner residence to demonstrate engineering, architecture and best practices combined with methodologies required to renovate 100 year old wood framed single family home making it energy efficient, environmentally friendly, sustainable and affordable. This project voluntarily participated in the Chicago Green Permit Process, Chicago Green Homes Program and Energy Star for Homes. Content of this seminar will be somewhat technical.

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

   May 15, Friday

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

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

Rael Slutsky, AIA (Epstein) will offer insights from his expertise in rendering. An active member of the American Society of Architecture Illustrators, Rael will give a presentationRael Slutsky of Epstein offers insights on architectural rendering at AIA Chicago, May 15, 2009, including leading the group in sketching scenes along the Chicago River in the AIA Chicago conference room. After his talk, he will guide the group in sketching from the AIA Chicago office, with its expansive views along the Chicago River, or across the street in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park at the river's edge. We'll continue this sketching club on a monthly basis and participants will be invited to share their work for a display at the AIA Chicago office. The second session will be held on Friday, June 26 (not June 19 as originally announced), location (and subsequent dates) to be determined. Please bring your own sketching materials - pencil, pen, or watercolor.

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

IIT College of Architecture Open House

5:30 - 7:30 - p.m., awards ceremony 6:30 p.m., - Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

The school showcases and celebrates the best and most innovative work of its students from the 2008-09 academic year.

Information on-line.

Unbuilt Projects and Fantasy Architecture: Collective Works of Thom Greene, Architect

7:00 p.m., Edgewater Historical Society Museum, 5358 N. AshlandThom Greene, Greene & Proppe Design lectures on Unbuilt Projects and Fantasy Architecture, at the Edgewater Historical Society Museum, May 15, 2009
Sponsor: Edgewater Historical Society
Free event

Thom Greene, of Greene & Proppe Design, Inc., has compiled a vast and diverse collection of projects over his 30 year career in Chicago. Thom will present the pieces in his currently running exhibit telling humorous, insightful background stories that give further dimension to his work, the industry, and his passion for design. Unbuilt Projects and Fantasy Architecture will run until June 6th at the Edgewater Historical Societ, which is open every Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Information: 773/271.1925

   May 16, Saturday

Great Chicago Places and Spaces

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., event day tour tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis Great Chicago Places and Spaces, May 16, 2009beginning at 7:30 a.m., at event headquarters: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Atrium, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Mayor's Office of Special Events
Free event, tickets required. Tickets for advance registration tours have a $3.00 charge per person, per tour.

This year's event has been contracted to one day
, but still offers over 100 free tours of Chicago and its neighborhoods given by prominent architects, engineers, planners, historians, designers and community leaders sharing their expertise.

General information on-line; Event day tours listed on-line.

Washington Park Olympic Venue Legacy

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.,Washington Park Refectory, 55th and King Drive (enter on Russell Drive just east of the field house)
Sponsors: Chicago 2016, Chicago Park District
Free event.

Julia Bachrach, Chicago Park District Historian, will review the history of Washington Park and comment on its historic value. There will be a discussion of the effects of the 2016 Olympic Games on Washington Park's historic integrity. All concerned about the future of Washington Park are encouraged to attend.

   May 17 , Sunday

Architectural Tour of the Michael Reese Hospital Campus and the Threatened Works of Walter Gropius

2:00 p.m. - convene under the brick archway that spans 29th Street at South Ellis Avenue.
Sponsor: Gropius in Chicago Coalition, Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond, Preservation Chicago
Free event
, suggested donation of $10.00 to help support costs of continuing research.

A tour by the Gropius in Chicago Coalition's lead researcher, Grahm Balkany. The Michael Reese Hospital Campus is the threatened and highly significant repository of Modernism on Chicago's near South Side. With a master plan by Walter Gropius and several buildings executed with his heavy involvement, it is the only site in Illinois to bear Tour of the endangered Michael Reese hospital campus in Chicago including discussion of the role of Walter Gropius, May 17, 2009 his work. The understanding of Gropius's role in the site has only recently been brought into focus by on-going research, primarily from unique and heretofore-undocumented sources.

The entire hospital campus is presently threatened with demolition by the City of Chicago's proposed Olympic Village, but the important Gropius buildings could easily be adaptively reused as part of the Olympic project. The city has issued a request for proposals for the demolition of all but one structure on the site, which could take place as soon as this summer.

Focusing on the Chicago works of Gropius, but also discussing most of the 32 buildings at the site, its planning, and landscape, the tour will offer a, first-hand look at a prime and overlooked work of art. Topics include urban renewal and social change on the Near South Side, changing trends in medical design, and Gropius's pioneering ideas in contextualism and climate-driven design. The similarly threatened Lake Meadows housing complex (by SOM) will also be discussed and viewed.

Architects and designers discussed on this tour include: Walter Gropius; The Architects Collaborative; Hideo Sasaki [Sasaki and Novak]; Lester Collins; Reginald Isaacs; John T. Black; Loebl, Schlossman, and Bennett; A. Epstein and Sons; Friedman, Alschuler, and Sincere; Gordon and Levin; and Schmidt, Garden, and Erikson.

The tour is expected to last between two and three hours and will involve extensive walking, mostly on hard surfaces and paths. Ample street parking is available (metered), in the vicinity of 29th and Ellis, and also along Lake Park and Cottage Grove Avenues. Interiors of the buildings will not be accessible.

Information: on-line

   May 19 , Tuesday

Gallery Talk: Take your time: Olafur EliassonTake your time:  Olafus Eliasson; at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, thbrough September 13, 2009

12:00 noon, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Art
Free with admission.

MCA Curator Dominic Molon leads a tour of the Take your time: Olafur Eliasson exhibition

Information: 312/280.266 or on-line.

Career STIMULUS series: What am I to do about Health Care?

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

A look at some of the health care options available to recent grads, newly unemployed, and those starting out in their own practices. Wayne Stevens, RHU, REBC, senior vice president, Client Relations, for AGIA Insurance Services, broker/administrator for the AIA Trust insurance programs, will cover:

· COBRA
· Medicaid
· Temporary medical plans
· Small employer plans
· Plans available through the AIA

A Navy veteran and graduate of Roosevelt University; Wayne started with AGIA in 1981. During his first ten years with AGIA, he handled both account management and sales for the company. Wayne runs the company's Westmont office and is a member of its Executive Staff. A past commander of his American Legion Post and past president of his Rotary Club and still active in both, Wayne’s underwriting background, risk management experience, and association activism helps the company keep both client and carrier perspectives at the forefront of his business.

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

   May 20 , Wednesday

Keep It Out of Court: Alternative Dispute Resolution

8:45 - 10:30 a.m.. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU

What is faster and less expensive than litigation when facing disputes with clients? Alternative dispute resolution. Learn about mediation and arbitration from Steve Weiss, FAIA (Weiss Architects) and Stanley Sklar, executive director of Arbitration Studies Center for Dispute Resolution at DePaul University College of Law. They will explain how to get ADR into your contracts and keep it there, as well as several methods of ADR. Chicago's construction attorneys are very supportive of ADR, and the city has well qualified mediators and arbitrators. Learn why and how using them is in your interest - and your clients' as well.

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

Unlocking the Door to Daydreaming—Intimacy in Nordic and Midwest Modernism

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
Don McKay, Principal, Nagle Hartray; recipient of the University of Illinois Academic Bookshop, Helsinki, Alvar Aalto, architect - Nordic and Midwest modernism to be discussed by Don McKay at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 20, 2009 2007 Plym Traveling Fellowship. Nordic architecture and a strain of Midwestern architecture exemplified by the work of architects like Harry Weese are often described as “humanist Modernism.” This lecture addresses the geographic and cultural situations that led to similar design approaches and to the intimacy that gives this architecture its particular appeal.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

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

SPPR Spring Dinner

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.. - Gale Street Inn, 4919 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Small Project Practitioners Roundtable

Join other sole proprietors and small firm pratitioners meet and dine at Gale Street Inn. It's an opportunity to compare notes on how the economy is effecting all of us, look for opportunities to collaborate, and discuss how the AIA can best support our needs as designers of small projects and owners of smaller firms. Please register with AIA Chicago so we can make an appropriate reservation. Participants will pay for their own meal.

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

   May 21 , Thursday

State of the Art Firestopping

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

The firestopping industry has evolved significantly since its inception in 1978. Firestopping is part of effective compartmentation, including fire and smoke resistance rated floors, walls, and related features used in openings, construction or expansion joints, and for perimeter fire protection systems. Through proper installation, inspection, and maintenance these products become systems that promote life safety. How are these products tested and listed by approved agencies such as Underwriters Laboratories? Bill McHugh from the Firestop Contractors International Association will explain. Bring your lunch ; beverages provided
.

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

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

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event
2LU

If you are suddenly on your own, you might decide to work for yourself or be a consultant to others. Eric Singer, Ice Miller LLP, and Melissa Roberts, AAI, Euclid Insurance Agencies, 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.

Uncovering Sullivan

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West RandolphArchitect Douglas Gilbert of Harboe Architects will discuss the restoration of the Haskell, Barker and Atwater Buildings on Wabash Avenue, Chicago, for Landmarks Illinois at the Chicago Cultural Center, May 21, 2009
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free Event

The Haskell, Barker and Atwater Buildings are three post-Chicago Fire masonry buildings along Wabash Avenue within the Sullivan Center (formerly Carson Pirie Scott Department Store complex). Architect Douglas Gilbert, Harboe Architects, will discuss restoring the three building facades and the Louis Sullivan designs on the Barker and Haskell Buildings.


Information: On-line or call 312/922.1742

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 on-line,, nclude 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.

Sustainability and Interior Design: Basic Strategies for Improving
Indoor Air Quality and Reducing Waste

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: Rene King, International Academy of Design and Technology

This course clarifies the meaning of key terms “sustainability” and “ecology” in order to understand the many misconceptions that currently exist within the Interior Design profession. By exploring the reshaping of design processes to include the environment, Ms. King will introduce various strategies for working toward environmentally responsible design including the Chicago Green Homes Program and LEED Commercial Interiors.

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

Tour: Studio/Gang/Architects

6:00 - 7:00 p.m..
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW


Registration for this program is now closed. No walk-ins or phone calls please.
Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration on-line.

   May 23 , Saturday

Tour: Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Patient Tower

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.. - Alexian Brothers Medical Center, 800 Biesterfield Rd., Elk Grove Village
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare Architecture KC
Free for AIA members; $15.00 non-members
2 LU/HSW

Scheduled for occupancy in the summer of 2009, this new tower, designed by HDR Inc., will add 108 private beds to the hospital and centralize all the hospital's diagnostic services. The six-story addition is composed of basement support space, ground floor outpatient center for diagnostic imaging, first floor ICU inpatient units, second- and third-floor medical/surgical inpatient units, and a fourth-floor penthouse planned to support an additional three floors of vertical expansion. The project will help to boost the overall percentage of private beds at the hospital to nearly 80%, enhancing patients’ privacy, safety and convenience. Limited to 40 participants. Parking is available in the garage adjoining the Eberle Medical Office Building which is accessible off of Leicester Rd. Meet in the lobby, just inside the Eberle entrance canopy

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

Residential Air Sealing and Ventilation Systems

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.
AIA/CES: 2

Presenter: Paul Knight, Domus Plus

Air sealing can offer one of the most cost effective energy saving measures in a home. By the same token, air sealing must be balanced with maintaining good indoor quality. This workshop will focus on how air moves in a house (it’s not just the wind), air sealing techniques (not just caulk and weatherstripping) and ventilation systems (they don’t have to be complicated). Common air leakage locations, blower door testing and indoor air quality concerns will also be discussed.

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

   May 26 , Tuesday

Burnham’s Recruiting Bennett for the Plan of Chicago

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.. - The Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Institute for Metropolitan Development, DePaul University
Free events

Presented by Edward H. (Ted) Bennett, III and Arthur H. Miller, Archivist and Librarian for Special Collections, Lake Forest College. Based on newly discovered Bennett family materials: personal handwritten correspondence with Burnham, Plan editor Charles Moore, and other key figures and also photographs by Bennett of the Plan process.

RSVP via email to Elizabeth Wilp; Information on-line.

   May 27, Wednesday

LRFD for Highway Bridge Superstructures

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 P.M., , UBS Tower, 1 N. Wacker, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$570 for SEAOI members by May 11, $670.00 for non-members; after April 15, $620 for SEAOI members and 720.00 for non-members.
15 hours continuing education credit.


Opening day of a two-day course assisting bridge engineers in effecting successful implementation of load and resistance factor design (LRFD). For structural applications, the curriculum follows the AASHTO "LRFD Bridge Design Specifications," 3rd Edition, 2004 (AASHTO LRFD), including the approved 2005 and 2006 Interims. This course is a combination of instructor-led discussions and workshop exercises.

Registration and program information on-line. (pdf format.)

One and the Same: Burnham the Architect and Burnham the Planner

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
Kristen Schaffer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Architecture, North atrium, Santa Fe Building, Chicago, Daniel Burnham, architect. Kristen Schaffer, Ph.D. talks about Daniel Burnham as Architect and Planner at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 27, 2009Kristen Schaffer, Ph.D.Carolina State University. In many discussions of Burnham's career, his work as an architect is treated separately, and often less favorably, than his work as a planner. Yet he himself viewed the world and his role in it, holistically. This lecture examines Burnham's emphasis on the provision of public space as a connection between his architectural and planning work.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

New Visions for Global Cities

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., reception and gallery viewing - 6:30 - 7:45 p.m., presentation and discussion, Museum of Contempory Photography at Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Goethe Institute of Chicago
$20.00 members; $30.00 nonmembers, space limited, registration required.

During a reception in the museum's gallery, guests can view the Edge of Intent exhibit, Simon Menner and Saskia Sassen discussion New Visions for Global Cities for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, at the Columbia College Museum of Contemporary Photograph, May 27, 2009and then participate in a dynamic discussion with guest speakers Simon Menner and Saskia Sassen as they address the social responsibilities and new visions of global cities. Edge of Intent is an exhibition that looks at the utopian aspirations of urban planners, and at how their idealistic visions sometimes become static and incapable of adapting to changing environments and systems.

Simon Menner, a German photographer, developed a series called Metacity, which records the informal structures of the homeless in the cities of Bombay, Chicago, and Paris while asking whether or not there exist connecting elements to this kind of poverty in different cities around the globe. Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, and has received numerous awards for her extensive research, writing, and teaching on globalization and global cities She is the author of The Global City (1991), Cities in a World Economy (2006), A Sociology of Globalization (2007), and Territory, Authority, Rights (2008).

Register on-line. 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

Study materials are available in an informal setting.

Information: 312/670.7770

The Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Bid: A Conversation with Lee Bey and Lori Healey

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

AIA/CES 1.5

Lee Bey interviews Chicago 2016 President Lori Healey about the Olympic and Lee Bey Interviews Chicago 2016 President Lori Healey on Chicago's Olympic and Paralympic bid for 2016 at the Chicago Architecture Foundation May 27, 2009Paralympic bid for 2016. Healey will share her reflections on the process of creating the bid, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) visit to Chicago last month, and what the bid means for Chicago's built environment. This program presents an exciting opportunity to foster public dialogue on various issues facing our city, with an emphasis on the proposed Olympic Village on the site of the former Michael Reese Hospital and the Olympic stadium planned for Washington Park. As President of Chicago 2016, Lori Healey oversees the bid’s community outreach and government relations activities, Olympic Village development, and implementation of legacy programs. Most recently, Healey served as Chief of Staff to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Commissioner of the city’s Department of Planning and Development and, prior to that, as a principal in Perkins & Will’s Chicago office.

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

   May 28, Thursday

LRFD for Highway Bridge Superstructures

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 P.M., , UBS Tower, 1 N. Wacker, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$570 for SEAOI members by May 11, $670.00 for non-members; after April 15, $620 for SEAOI members and 720.00 for non-members.
15 hours continuing education credit.


Closing day of a two-day course assisting bridge engineers in effecting successful implementation of load and resistance factor design (LRFD). For structural applications, the curriculum follows the AASHTO "LRFD Bridge Design Specifications," 3rd Edition, 2004 (AASHTO LRFD), including the approved 2005 and 2006 Interims. This course is a combination of instructor-led discussions and workshop exercises.

Registration and program information on-line. (pdf format.)

Urban Plans and Their Agendas -- Admitted, Unadmitted and Unnoticed - Paris at the Time of the Burnham Plan

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., seminar (Kresge Hall 2-370), 6:15 p.m., lecture, (Library Forum Room, up the staircase from the main entrance), Northwestern University, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston
Sponsor: Northwestern University, Art History Department,
Free event

Professors Christian Topalov and Isbelle Backouche, Urban History, Center de Recherches Historiques, Ecole Des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris together present their recent work on the shaping of Paris around the year 1900

Information on-line.

WP+D Professional Development Spring Workshop II: Career Development Panel

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Room 1102
Sponsor: Women in Planning and Development,
$20.00 members, $30.00 non-members or free at the door new or renewing WP&D membership.

Join Chicago's Women in Planning and Development (WP+D) with a panel of leading women professionals to discuss career development.

Information and registration: on-line.

Rainwater Harvesting and Condensate Recovery–New Tools for Sustainable Site Development

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Boulevard
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology,
Free event. Registration required.
AIA/CES: 2

Presenter: Tom Barrett, LandTech

Capturing and using rainwater is enjoying revival as an alternate source to enhance the landscape. Up to 90% of the rain which falls onto a site can be captured, stored, and used to create a sustainable community. Additionally, the water condensing from air conditioning units during the summer months in hot humid areas can produce hundreds of gallons of water each day. It is possible to combine rainwater harvesting and condensate recovery to irrigate the landscape. This use of locally produced, non-potable water helps develop a “natural approach” to efficient use of water and relieve stormwater management
issues.

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

   May 29, Friday

Burnham, Chicago, and Beyond: Politics, Planning, and the Progressive Era City

2:00 - 5:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, DePaul University
$55.00, $45.00 members, $20.00 non-DePaul students
AIA/CES 9

Opening day of a two day conference, which concludes tomorrow at DePaul University's Loop campus.

In 1909 Daniel Burnham published the Plan of Chicago, one of the most significant and influential documents in the history of urban planning. With the 100th anniversary of the Drawing from the Plan of Chicago, Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennettplan, the symposium offers an opportunity to critically analyze the conditions of the urban environment that engendered the plan as well as its impact in Chicago and elsewhere. Co-organized with DePaul University, this conference addresses the important questions and conflicts raised by Burnham as well as the urban and architectural environment of the time.

The Social and Urban Infrastructure of the Progressive Era City
“Race, Housing, and Burnham’s Plan” - Margaret Garb, Washington University

“Civic Order, Public Space, and the Early Automobile Driver, 1898 -1918” Robert Buerglener, DePaul University
“Burnham’s Transatlantic Crossings and the Birth of Modern Planning”
Harold Platt, Loyola University

The 1909 Plan and its Ramifications
“Not Just the City Beautiful: The Plan of Chicago and Making the City Better”, Kristen Schaffer, North Carolina State University

“Chicago, Paris, Buenos Aires, Hamburg, 1909: The Burnham Plan in Context”, David van Zanten, Northwestern University
“The Continuity of Urban Crisis in Twentieth-Century Chicago: From Burnham to Mies to Chicago 2020", Michael H. Carriere, University of Chicago

Burnham Beyond Chicago and Chicago Beyond Burnham
“Burnham Sat at the Head of the Table” (The Plan for Washington, D.C.), Pamela Scott, Independent Scholar

“Daniel Burnham, Henry Clay Frick, and the Rebranding of Pittsburgh”, Franklin Toker, University of Pittsburgh
“North Michigan Avenue: Constructing the Public in the Wake of the War”, Katherine Solomonson, University of Minnesota

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

   May 30, Saturday

Burnham, Chicago, and Beyond: Politics, Planning, and the Progressive Era City

9:30 a.m., - 5:00 p.m., DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson Boulevard, Room 8005
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, DePaul University
$55.00, $45.00 members, $20.00 non-DePaul students
AIA/CES 9

Closing day of a two day conference, which concludes tomorrow at DePaul University's Loop campus.
See May 29th listing for details

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

Fuller Gallery Talk: Success and Failure with Michael Rakowitz and Elizabeth Tunstall

11:00 a.m., Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago - meet in the fourth floorMichael Rakowitz and Elizabeth Tunstall discuss the successes and failures of Buckminster Fuller at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, May 30, 2009 lobby
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Art
Free with admission.

Artist Michael Rakowitz, founder of paraSite, and design anthropologist Elizabeth Tunstall of UIC discuss Fuller's successes and failures.
The talk is presented in conjunction with the current MCA exhibition, Buckminter Fuller: Starting with the Universe.

Information: 312/280.266 or on-line.