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   October 1, Thursday

The Story of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Building, or, Planning Ahead in the Off Chance that You Want to Add 860,000 sq. ft. to the Top of an Existing Building

12:15 P.M., Millennium Room, 5th floor east, Chicago Cultural Center, Washington and Michigan
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown. The expansion of Chicago's Blue Cross Blue Shield Building discussed by Goettsch Partners' Joe Dolinar, Walsh Construction's Lou Rosetti and Jim D'Amico of the John Buck Company for Friends of Downtown at the Chicago Cultural Center, October 1, 2009
Free event.

In 2006 the City of Chicago granted a building permit to Health Care Service Corporation dba Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois to build up instead of out, making Blue Cross Blue Shield the first project in Chicago to build up.

Joe Dolinar, Project Architect, Goettsch Partners; Lou Rosetti, Senior Project Manager, Walsh Construction; and Jim D'Amico, Vice President, The John Buck Company will present the architectural and construction challenges of and the reasons for the vertical addition to 300 East Randolph, located on the north end of Grant Park.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

12:45 P.M., City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 201-A , Permit Review Committee meets afterwards at 33 North LaSalle, Suite 1600
Open to the public

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

LEED Extra Credit: Building Site Ecology

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

Moderator: Tony Holub, Demonica Kemper Architects

This presentation will investigate core concepts of an integrated site design as it relates to LEED projects in the Chicago-land area. By analyzing the requirements for site design credits, including stormwater management, native vegetation, open space, and light pollution reduction, presenters will investigate the challenges and opportunities for implementing sustainable solutions in our region. Case studies will demonstrate successful applications of various strategies.

Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less
are the Keys to Sustainability

6:00 p.m., lecture, 7:30 p.m., book signing - John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$15.00, $10.00 for CAF member, $5.00 for students with valid IDDavid Owen lectures and signs copies of his book, Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation October 1, 2009

Contrary to conventional thinking about the environment, New Yorker staff writer David Owen argues that the greenest community in the United States is not Portland, Oregon, or Snowmass, Colorado, but New York, New York. Most Americans think of crowded cities as ecological nightmares, yet residents of compact urban centers, Owen shows, individually consume less oil, electricity, and water than other Americans. Hear the author share his views on why living in cities is the best way to be green.

Register on-line or call Whitney Moeller at 312.999.3432, x 271. Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City

6:30 p.m. - Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue,
Sponsor: Chicago Public Library
Free event

This documentary film explores the fascinating life and complex legacy of architect and city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham and how his vision to organize the chaos of the nineteenth century America shaped the nation's towns and cities for generations. Burnham built some of the earliest skyscrapers, directed construction of the 1893 Columbian Exposition that inspired the City Beautiful Movement, and created plans for San Francisco, Washington DC, Chicago, Cleveland and Manila, all before the urban planning profession existed. His work sought to reconcile things often thought opposite: the practical and the ideal, business and art, and capitalism and democracy. At the center of it all was the idea of a vibrant urban community. A timely, intriguing story in the American experience, Make No little Plans will explore Burnham's career and complex legacy as public debate continues today about how and for whom cities are planned.

Information: on-line

   October 2, Friday

2016 Decision

9:00 a.m. - Daley Plaza, Washington between Dearborn and Clark
Sponsor: Chicago 20162016 Olympics Host City deliberations and voting to be displayed on-line and at Daley Plaza, Chicago, October 2, 2009
Free event

Coverage of the decision of who will host the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. The International Olympic Committee will be voting at 10:10 a.m., CST, with multiple rounds of voting, if necessary. At 11:30 a.m., the IOC will make a 30-minute, formal announcement of the host city, followed by a 12:30 - 1:15 p.m., joint press conference by the Host City and IOC.

You can also view the proceedings on-line - beginning with Chicago's presentation beginning at 1:30 a.m., CST -

Information: on-line

   October 3 , Saturday

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards

4:30 p.m., cocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception, 6:00 p.m., awards ceremony - The Chicago Club, 81 East Van Buren Street
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
$40.00 members, $50.00 non-members. RSVP by September 30.Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards presented at Landmarks Illinois reception at Chicago Club, October 3, 2009

Nine outstanding examples of excellence in Illinois preservation will be honored at Landmarks Illinois' annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards ceremony. Landmarks Illinois has been assisted by a generous grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation to honor individuals and organizations whose works demonstrate a commitment to historic preservation. By honoring these individuals, organizations, projects and programs, Landmarks Illinois and the Driehaus Foundation hope to inspire others to take action to preserve, protect and promote historic resources.

Information online.

   October 6 , Tuesday

The State of the Practice of Seismic Hazard Analysis: From the Good to the Bad

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 - advanced registration required.

This dinner meeting will feature Norman A. Abrahmson, PE , recipient of EERI’s 2009 Distinguished Lecture Award. Mr. Abrahamson, a senior engineering seismologist in the Geosciences Department at Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San Francisco, delivered the 2009 Distinguished Lecture for the first time on February 12 during EERI’s Annual Meeting.

Abrahamson reviewed the state of the practice of seismic hazard analysis and development of design time histories. He observed that the practice of seismic hazard analysis varies Norman A. Abrahmson lectures at the October 6, 2009 dinner meeting of the Structural Engineers of Illinoistremendously from poor to very good. The large variability in practice is not simply a reflection of project budgets, as a large variation exists for similar scale projects. Although the basic methodology for seismic hazard analysis has been well established, there remains widespread misunderstanding of the basic concepts that contribute to poor practice. Abrahamson described some of the most common misunderstandings and common aspects of bad practice, and summarized the aspects of good practice that should be expected for low-end and high-end studies. The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators.

RSVP: to Donna Childs at call 312/726.4165 x200 extension 200 or via email. Information on-line.

First Tuesdays Happy Hour

5:30 - 8:00 P.M. - Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 W. Grand Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Join us for the happy hour social at Rock Bottom Brewery and start your summer early. Come out and meet other design professionals within a casual atmosphere! Everybody is welcome, including students and recent grads (must be 21+ to drink). And check out our Meetup page at www.meetup.com/Chicago

Information online.

Blueprint for Disaster - The Unraveling of Chicago Public HousingD. Bradford Hunt signs copies and discusses his new book, Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing, at Chicago's Harold L. Washington Library, October 6, 2009

6:00 p.m. - Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold L Washington Library, 400 S. State
Sponsor: Chicago Matters, National Public Housing Museum
Free even

Part of the Chicago Public Library's One Book, One Chicago, D. Bradford Hunt, Associate Professor of Social Sciences at Roosevelt University will offer a book signing for discussion his new book, Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing, which reflects on Chicago public housing from its New Deal roots through the current Mayor Daley's plan for Transformation.

Information on-line.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple: A Good Time Place

7:30 p.m., Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
$5.00 suggested donation
Patrick F. Cannon signs copies and discusses his new book, Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple: A Good Time Place, at Unity Temple, Oak Oark, October 6, 2009

Lecture by architectural historian Patrick F. Cannon, author of Hometown Architect, will discuss his newly published book, Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple: A Good Time Place, celebrating the ingenuity of a master architect whose vision is evident in every element of Unity Temple. Cannon's text is accompanied by historical photographs, floor plans, and more than 45 artful photographs by James Caulfield. The book will be available for purchase, with a signing and refreshments. All sales benefit the restoration of Unity Temple.

Information: on-line.

   October 7 , Wednesday

Building One of the Great Avenues of the World

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 Larry Lund, Principal, Real Estate Planning Group; John Maxson, Former President & CEO, Greater North Michigan Avenue Association
John Maxson lectures on North Michigan Avenue, Building One of the Great Avenues of the World, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation October 7, 2009

Using photographs and maps, this presentation traces the development of the City Beautiful Movement in urban planning. It explains how Burnham's excitement for the grand boulevards of Europe was a catalyst for his Plan of Chicago, which proposed the development of North Michigan Avenue into a world class venue for commerce and culture.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

Transforming the Traditional: The Work of Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker

5:30 - 7:00 P.M. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Small Project Practitioners Roundtable, Residential Design KC
Free for AIA members and non-members
1.5 LU

How do architects incorporate the language of traditional architectural forms and form-Stuart Cohen and Julie Hacker discuss their new book, Transforming the Traditional, at AIA Chicagomaking with modern living patterns? How can we respond to site and neighborhood specific context while creating thoroughly modern interior spaces? Stuart Cohen, FAIA and Julie Hacker, AIA will present their new book, Transforming the Traditional, as well as discuss their practice, which focuses solely on the single-family home, and how they came to publish a book of their work. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

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

ARE Study Hall

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

Study materials are available in an informal setting.
Visitors are welcome to study any time the office is open, but bewarned: if no one shows up to study by 6:30 p.m., the office will be closed, and it will be very lonely.

Information: 312/670.7770

Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City

6:30 p.m. - Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted Street.
Sponsor: Chicago Public Library
Free event
. View film preview here.

This documentary film explores the fascinating life and complex legacy of architect and city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham and how his vision to organize the chaos of the nineteenth century America shaped the nation's towns and cities for generations. Burnham built some of the earliest skyscrapers, directed construction of the 1893 Columbian Exposition that inspired the City Beautiful Movement, and created plans for San Francisco, Washington DC, Chicago, Cleveland and Manila, all before the urban planning profession existed. His work sought to reconcile things often thought opposite: the practical and the ideal, business and art, and capitalism and democracy. At the center of it all was the idea of a vibrant urban community. A timely, intriguing story in the American experience, Make No little Plans will explore Burnham's career and complex legacy as public debate continues today about how and for whom cities are planned.

Information: on-line

Notes towards the Definition of an Urban Ecology

7:00 P.M. - Lincoln Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 1150 W. Fullerton Sponsor: Urban Habitat Chicago
Free event. Space limited, registration requested.

Presentation on the Chicago Center for Urban Ecology, by its multi-talented executive director, David M. Thompson. This new ecological center project introduces residents of David M. Thompson of the Chicago Center for Urban Theology lectures for Urban Habitat Chicago at the Lincoln Park Public Library, Chicago, on October 6, 2009underserved communities to environmental science, sustainable practices, and the green economy, in addition to providing locally-farmed fresh produce. Conceived of as a portal to environmental education and activities, rather than as a simple point of production, the center enlarges the scope of the urban farm, in order to achieve the broadest possible social and economic benefits.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

   October 8 , Thursday

Finding Burnham in the Archives: Swedenborgian Revelations and the Plan of Chicago.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.. - Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3360 S. State
Sponsor: Swedenborg Library ChicagoKristen Schaffer, author of Daniel H. Burnham, Visionary Architect and Planner, lectures on Swedenborgian Revelations and the Plan of Chicago at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, October 8, 2009
Free event.

A lecture by Dr. Kristen Schaffer is associate professor of architecture, North Carolina State University, and author of Daniel H. Burnham, Visionary Architect and Planner. Daniel Burnham's views on architecture and his ideas for the city are more fully revealed in his notes, letters and drafts than in the published Plan of Chicago. These materials enrich our understanding not only of the public architect and planner, but also disclose the religious beliefs and moral values of the private man.

This lecture will be repeated Sunday, October 11, at 3:00 p.m., at Fisk Hall Auditorium, Northwestern University, Evanston.

Information: on-line.

Independence Park Bungalow - Planning Old and Green: A Demonstration Project

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
Free for AIA members and non-members
1 LU/HSW/SD

How do we determine what is historic and what is replaceable in an 1920 home, especially The Independence Park Bungalow project discussed at AIA/Chicago October 8, 2009one that has belonged to the Chicago Park District since 1929 and been used for community activities - and which will now become a demonstration project for bungalow conservation and sustainability? Edward Architecture is the designer for the Independence Park Bungalow Renovation Project. Principal Robin Whitehurst, AIA, along with Greg Williams, Assoc. AIA, will explain this unusual effort/ In designing a demonstration facility, what the basis for design decisions? What are the metrics are for measuring success? Bring your lunch; beverages

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

Tree Preservation on Development Sites

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CES 2

Presentation Scott Jamieson, Bartlett Tree ExpertsScott Jamieson lectures on Tree Preservation on Development Sites at the Chicago Center for Green Technology,

Participants will learn why taking measures to preserve trees on sites that are being disturbed and developed is an investment with a positive return. Case studies will be used to present the latest techniques to help make a project that includes saving trees a success. The Chicago Trees Initiative seeks to help improve quality of life by increasing public awareness of the value and importance of trees.

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.

Andrea Deplazes

6:00 p.m.. - Morton Auditorium, The Art Institute of Schicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue
Sponsor: School of the Art InstituteAndrea Deplazes lectures at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, October 8, 2009
Free event

Andrea Deplazes's work emanates from innovative research towards sustainable practices in a broad spectrum of public and institutional projects. A professor of architecture and construction at the ETH technical academy in Zürich and the co-owner of the architectural firm Bearth + Deplazes in Chur, Switzerland, Deplazes will reflect on Swiss methodologies that integrate disciplines including sociology, engineering, construction, and urban planning.

Information on-line.

   October 10 , Saturday

Tour: Sherman Replacement Hospital

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Corner of Randall and Big Timber Rds., Elgin.
Directions: From I-90 westbound, the exit is Randall Rd.: coming from eastbound, it is the first exit after the Elgin Toll Plaza. Head south at the Randall Rd. exit and take a left at the third stop light (7-11 is on the right) which is Fox Lane. The first driveway leads into the parking lot. Meet at the main entrance rotunda at southwest corner of hospital
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare Architecture KC
Free for members and non-members.. Closed-toe shoes are required, and bring a hard hat if you can.
3.0 LU/HSW/SD

Sherman Hospital is nearing completion of their new 225-bed, 650,000 square foot AIA Chicago offers a tour of the Sherman Replacement Hospital in Elgin, October 10, 2009replacement hospital on a 154-acre greenfield site. The design of the new hospital by Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbot, with Loebl Schlossman & Hackl, is based on sustainable strategies that reduce energy consumption while accommodating long-term campus growth and technological innovation. A 15-acre geothermal lake is included and will provide an estimated 30% reduction in energy costs for the facility, while creating a natural setting in keeping with an adjacent park and conservation landscape. Walsh Construction is the contractor.

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

BurnhamFest! - Daniel Burnham in Evanston

3:00 p.m., Burnham walking tour, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Burnham in Evanston Reception, Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street, Chicago
Sponsor: Evanston History Center, Design Evanston
Tour, $5.00 EHC members, $10.00 general public; reception $5.00 Design Evanston Evanston, Illinois to host BurnhamFest - Daniel Burnham in Evanston, October 10, 2009members, $10.00 general public.
RSVP by October 3 - limited to 50 participants

The one-hour 3:00 p.m. Burnham Walking Tour covers the neighborhood along the lakefront that Daniel Burnham called home. Led by EHC Director of Visitor Services- Kris Hartzell. The 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Burnham in Evanston will include a wine & cheese reception, viewing the Daniel Burnham’s Evanston Exhibition, and video presentation about Daniel Burnham’s life as an architect and resident of Evanston. Introduced by DE Board Member- Tom Hofmaier.

RSVP to Kris Hartzell at 847/475.3410 or via e-mail. Information on-line

   October 11 , Sunday

Finding Burnham in the Archives: Swedenborgian Revelations and the Plan of Chicago.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.. - Fisk Hall, Auditorium, Northwestern University, 1845 Sheridan Road, Evanston
Sponsor: Swedenborg Library ChicagoKristen Schaffer, author of Daniel H. Burnham, Visionary Architect and Planner, lectures on Swedenborgian Revelations and the Plan of Chicago at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, October 8, 2009
Free event.

A lecture by Dr. Kristen Schaffer is associate professor of architecture, North Carolina State University, and author of Daniel H. Burnham, Visionary Architect and Planner. Daniel Burnham's views on architecture and his ideas for the city are more fully revealed in his notes, letters and drafts than in the published Plan of Chicago. These materials enrich our understanding not only of the public architect and planner, but also disclose the religious beliefs and moral values of the private man.

Information: on-line.

The White City: Daniel Burnham's Dream

3.15 p.m., check-in and refreshments, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, 4:00 p.m., performance at Carr Chapel, 65 E. 32nd Street, on the Illinois Institute of Technology Campus
Sponsor: Mies van der Rohe Society
$40.00 society members, $50.00 non-members

Come see the newly restored exterior of Carr Memorial Chapel, Mies van der Rohe’s only religious building, and come inside to hear a reading of the new musical The White City:Reading of new musical - The White City: Daniel Burnham's Dream, at Mies van der Rohe's Carr Memorial Chapel on the IIT campus, Chicago, October 11, 2009 Daniel Burnham’s Dream. The musical recounts the period in 1893 when people from around the globe gathered to see the City of Chicago at the World’s Fair, a grand exposition designed by Daniel Burnham, who went on to create the plan for Chicago in 1909.

Information on-line.

   October 12 , Monday

Vicente GuallartVicente Guallart lectures at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, October 12, 2009

6:00 P.M., Gallery 1100, Art and Architecture Building, UIC, 845 West Harrison
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event.

Lecture by Vicente Guallart (Barcelona).

Information on-line.

   October 13 , Tuesday

The Bloomingdale Trail: The Making of Chicago's Premiere Linear Park

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. - John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, Please arrive early as space is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES/HSW/SD 1

Presentation by Ben Helphand, President and Co-Founder, Friends of the Bloomingdale Ben Helphand and Andrew Vesselinovitch discuss the Bloomingdale Trail at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, October 13, 2009Trail, and Executive Director, NeighborSpace; Andrew Vesselinovitch, Chicago Parks Program Director, The Trust for Public Land, and board member, Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail. Learn about a planned, nearly three-mile-long elevated park running through the heart of Chicago. Built from a former rail line, the Bloomingdale Trail will connect neighborhoods, the river, and our great park system. The trail is designed to promote healthy living, provide a faster and less expensive way to get around, and encourage community growth

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.

An International Perspective on Planning in 1909

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

In the same year that Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett presented the Plan of Chicago to the City's Commercial Club, the British Parliament passed the first piece of legislation British planner Kelvin MacDonald lectures on An International Perspective on Planning in 1909 for APA Chicago on October 13, 2009dealing with town planning. This shared centenary provides an opportunity to look at some of the different ways that urban planning has developed in the two nations and to see what lessons can be learned for the future of planning in a time of economic, social, and environmental turbulence. Leading British planner Kelvin MacDonald will show that the different influences on planning led to very different outcomes with each country looking — sometimes with jealousy, sometimes with dismay — at the efforts on either side of the Atlantic and with the Chicago Plan, in particular, being quoted by those in the UK who wanted a different sort of planning.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

Chicago 2016: Olympic Village Development

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Residential Design, Design, Regional & Urban Design KCs
Free for AIA members and non-members
1.5 LU

Cassandra Francis, Director of Olympic Village Development for the 2016 Chicago Olympic Committee, will present the site selection and development process of the Olympic Village. Ms. Francis will show design and planning concepts reviewed by her committee to date and describe the process of selecting the team of developer, architects and planners. If Chicago is not selected to host the 2016 Games, Ms. Francis will discuss how the City will continue to develop the site.

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

Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba

6:00 p.m.. - SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Drive
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute
$5.00 general public, $3.00 for SAIC alumni, non-SAIC students seniors, free for students, faculty and staff of the Art Institute of Chicago

The multi-media works of SAIC alumnus Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba (BFA 1992) have been featured in solo museum exhibitions from Tokyo to Vienna to Rome and the US, and haveJun Nguyen-Hatsushiba lectures at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago October 13, 2009 been included in the Shanghai and Venice Biennales, the Istanbul Biennial, and the Sao Paulo Biennale. In conversation with Nora A. Taylor, SAIC Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art, Nguyen-Hatsushiba will discuss his various projects around the globe, including Breathing is Free: 12,756.3, for which he made a new work occasioned by his exhibition on view at the Rymer Gallery in Spring 2010. He currently lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Information on-line.

Rick Valicenti - Towards A Moving Design

6:00 p.m. - Archeworks, 625 North Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event - RSVP requested

Lecture by Rick Valicenti, Founder and Design Director, Thirst, a design collaborative, with an overview of recent work and experiments reflecting the spirit of curiosity, Rick Valicenti lectures on Towards a Moving Design at Archeworksinnovation, and a dedication to craft. For over 25 years, Mr. Valicenti has practiced graphic design, typography, and strategic image making at his design studio called Thirst. Selections of his work are now in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Denver Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. In 2004, Monacelli Press published the monograph of Thirst called Emotion as Promotion, and in 2006, he was awarded the AIGA Medal, the highest recognition in the graphic design profession. Recently he has been focusing his energies toward expanding the culture of design, by both mentoring the next design generation, and contributing to the discourse within the profession. To insure that these professional goals come to life and grow sustainably, he has co-founded a research initiative called Moving Design.

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

Wallcoverings: Then and Now

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.

Presentation by Lynn Galdoni, D.L. Couch

Wallcoverings have been used for hundreds of years, but the industry has experienced a great deal of change over the last few years. This seminar will discuss past and current trends in wallcoverings and present the Wallcoverings Sustainability Standard, which is currently in development. The following topics will be covered: recycling programs for wallcoverings, impact on Indoor Air Quality, life cycle analysis, and material choices, including vinyl, recycled-content and PVC-free wallcoverings. Sample materials will be on display.

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.

   October 14 , Wednesday

Beyond Burnham: An Illustrated History of Planning for the Chicago Region

12:00 - 1:00 P.M., AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional and Urban Design KC
Free for AIA members and non-membersJoseph Schwieterman will discuss his new book, Beyond Burnham: An Illustrated History of Planning for the Chicago Region, at AIA Chicago, October 14, 2009
1 LU

Joe Schwieterman, Ph.D., Professor, DePaul University, and Director, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development will discuss his just-published book, Beyond Burnham : An Illustrated History of Planning for the Chicago Region co-authored with urban planner Alan Mammoser. The book, which will be available for purchase and signing, takes an historical view of the genesis, creation and implementation of the Burnham Plan and later planning efforts. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

Serta Headquarters and Other Recent Projects by Andrew Metter of Epstein

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
Andrew Metter, FAIA, Senior Vice President, Design Studio Director, Epstein.

Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin praised the Serta global headquarters in Andrew Metter lectures on the Serta global headquarters and other recent work at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, October 14, 2009Hoffman Estates as “a quiet beauty that floats lightly, almost dreamily, above the land, evoking Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House.” Metter discusses his unique design for the building and highlights other recent projects. In 2008, Serta International was awarded CAF’s Patron of the Year award for outstanding Commercial Project.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

GreenTown: The Future of Community

1:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Film row Cinema, Columbia College, 1104 South Wabash
Sponsor: City of Chicago, Department of the Environment, Columbia College, Unilock
$65.00 for one pre-conference workshop; main conference from $75.00 for students to $295.00 to individuals, see range of rates here.


Today includes two pre-conference workshops: Engaging Residents in Creating sustainable Communities: An Afternoon Workshop On How To Affect Change, and Greening the Campus: How Educational Institutions Combat Climate Issues, both from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., From 6:30 to 8:00 there will be a screening ($10.00 admission) for the film Flow: For Love of Water.

Registration 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.
Visitors are welcome to study any time the office is open, but if no one shows up to study by 6:30 p.m., the office will be closed.

Information: 312/670.7770

   October 15 , Thursday

GreenTown: The Future of Community

7:00 - 8:30 a.m., registration and locally grown breakfast, 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., programs and events- Film row Cinema, Columbia College, 1104 South Wabash
Sponsor: City of Chicago, Department of the Environment, Columbia College, Unilock
$65.00 for one pre-conference workshop; main conference from $75.00 for students to $295.00 to individuals, see range of rates here.

Visionaries and seasoned professionals from around the country speak on leading environmentally conscious topics and related sustainable initiatives.
GreenTown Chicago's featured speaker will be Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. A resolute defender of the environment, GreenTown: The Future of Community, conference at Columbia College, Chicago, October 15, 2009Mr. Kennedy was named one of TIME magazine's "Heroes for the Planet" for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn more than 130 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. The day will also include a keynote address for Chicago Commissioner of the Department of Environment Suzanne Malec-McKenna, and a daylong series of programs that include such architects as Jeanne Gang, Doug Farr, Sarah Dunn, municipal officials, a book signing for Douglas Farr's Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature, a Micro Brew Review reception, and a screening of the Greensburg, a film on the most destructive tornado in history.

Registration on-line. Information on-line.

Hands-On Masonry Restoration Workshop

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 P.M., 1111 S. Western Avenue, e at Taylor Street
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources and Technical Issues KCs, International Masonry Institute, Tuckpointers Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 21
Free for AIA members and non-members
5 LU/HSW

Larry Darling, IMI director of education and Scott Conwell, AIA, IMI IL Director of Market Development, present mini-seminars on Building Condition Assessment and Brick Restoration, and hands-on exercises in many of the restoration trades. They will explore the various types of building failures, failure mechanisms, and contributing factors, as well explain the inspection process, including how to classify repairs, sources of information, minimum inspection requirements, and documentation of the inspection process. In the Restoration Lab, you will participate in the crafts of terra-cotta repair and Jahn patching, tuckpointing, flashing and lintel replacement, concrete patching, and stone repair under the direction of Bill Meyers, Tuckpointing Director, and Michael Hunt, Tuckpointing Apprentice Instructor, BAC Local 21. Limited to 40 participants. Wear jeans and work boots.

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

Architectural Woodwork Standards 2009: Understanding the New Reference Tool

12:00 - 1:00 P.M., Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC
Free for AIA members and non-members

Greg Bednar, AWI National Chapter Development Services Greg Bednar discusses the 2009 edition of the ARchitectural Woodwork Standard for AIA Chicago at the Chicago Bar Association, October 15, 2009Liaison, will present an overview of the new Architectural Woodwork Standards, developed through a collaboration of the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI), the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada, and the Woodwork Institute (WI), creating a single standard for all of North America. Greg will offer a chapter-by-chapter review and explain how to best to use this valuable tool to save time and ensure your woodwork projects look their best. Bring lunch or use the CBA cafeteria (buy a lunch ticket in the first-floor bookstore before going to our assigned floor).

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

Modernism on Main

12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Claudia Cassidy Theater, second floor of the Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: Landmarks IllinoisAnthony Rubano of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency discusses Monderism on Main for Landmarks Illinois at the Chicago Cultural Center, October 15, 2009
Free event.

Lecture by Anthony Rubano, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. The economic prosperity of Post-WWII America brought many changes to America’s Main Streets. Project designer Anthony Rubano will explore how Main Street’s architecture evolved in the mid 20th century and look at examples from communities that have made it a priority to preserve and market their more recent history.

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

Chicago Plan Commission

Time and place tentative: 1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers 121 N. LaSalle Street (rescheduled from July 16th)
Open to the public

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

Conversations with Frank Gehry

6:00 - 7:15 p.m., Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationBarbara Isenberg discusses her new book, Conversations with Frank Gehry, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
$10.00, $5.00 CAF members and students with valid I.D.
AIA/CES: 1

Barbara Isenberg discusses her new book, Conversations with Frank Gehry, an unprecedented, intimate portrait of one of the world’s most influential architects. Drawing on her 20 years of interviews with Gehry, she highlights his influences from Le Corbusier to Robert Rauschenberg, his working process, and the career path that led to Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Guggenheim Bilbao, the Pritzker Pavilion, and beyond.

Register on-line. Information on-line or call 312/863.6045

Chicago Climate Action Plan: Annual Review

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CES: 2

Presentation by Joyce Coffee, Chicago Department of Environment

The Chicago Climate Action Plan is Chicago’s roadmap to reduce climate change impacts Chicago Climate Action Plan: Annual Review discussed by Joyce Coffee of the Chicago Department of the Environment, at the Chicago Center for Green Technologyand adapt to the changes already occurring. A dynamic plan for the entire city of Chicago, it outlines specific strategies and actions and calls upon governmental bodies, businesses, organizations, and residents to accomplish significant greenhouse gas emission reductions in order to ensure good quality of life for future generations. This presentation will discuss implementation to date and opportunities for further action.

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.

   October 17 , Saturday

Tour: Norwood Crossing - Transformation and Transition to Supportive Living

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 6016-6020 N. Nina Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago design for Aging and Healthcare KCs
Free or members and non-members. Limited to 28 participants.
2.0 LU/HSW

Learn how supportive living objectives are achieved through contemporary design in assisted living and memory support units. Norwood Crossing is a not-for-profit senior living community founded in 1896 as the Norwegian Old People's Home Society. Today the facility's campus is undergoing expansion and revitalization. Presenters: Michael Toohey, CEO, Norwood Life Society; Keith Tyschper, AIA and Steven Montgomery, AIA, Harley Ellis Devereaux.

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

   October 19 , Monday

ACADIA 09: reForm()

Various times at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and other locations.
Sponsor: Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
Workshops: $150.00 - $225.00, three days of lectures, $330.00 (ACADIA students) to $645.00, non-members

No longer just drawn or built, homes, offices, factories and cities are being increasingly programmed, filled with sensors and shaped by new parameters. These strategies and ACADIA 09: reForm() - weeklong conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, Chicago, October 19 through the 25, 2009devices provide the ability to produce new types of spaces that actively respond to users and the natural environment, radically altering the ideas of ambience, site and context. While those who carefully produce these new spaces - the architects, engineers, contractors, artists and designers - are busy understanding how buildings can adapt by changing form or operation, questions about the reasons that drive reform remain. What creative urges underlie this change and why should our environments undergo responsive transformations? Are deeper unidentified cultural forces at play?

This week-long, 2009 international conference of the Association of Computer Aided Design In Architecture (ACADIA) - a conference about tomorrow's visionary architecture and the hardware, software and middleware systems that work to revolutionize our daily lives - is hosted, at various locations, by The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects. It kicks off today with three days of workshops, followed by four days of lectures and presentations, and an exhibition at SAIC AIADO from September through January 9, 2010.

Information and registration information -on-line.

Architects and the Future of the Profession

5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Hafele Chicago Showroom, 154 W. Hubbard St.
Sponsor: Hafele America Co.
Free event, registration requested.
1.0 CES, AIA)Michael Damore, Executive Managing Director and President of Architecture and Interior Design, EPSTEIN, lectures at the Hafele Chicago showroom, October 19, 2009

Sometimes it helps to stand back and objectively evaluate the Big Picture. Any strategy to cope with our current industry dilemma will surely benefit.
Michael Damore, Excutive Managing Director and President of Architecture and Interior Design, EPSTEIN assesses the current state of Chicago’s building industry. He will show the steps his firm has taken to add value to his firm’s position in the marketplace and share all our opportunities for innovation, diversification, and creativity in our new world economy

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Christian Veddeler

6:00 p.m. - Fullerton Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago, 116 S. Michigan
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute, ACADIA, the Consulate General of the Kingdom ofChristian Veddeler lectures at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, October 19, 2009 the Netherlands in Chicago, the Goethe-Institute Chicago
Free event

Christian Veddeler will take a critical look at established and allegedly eternal "truths" in architecture, such as tenets linked to the priority of function above form, and norm above difference. Presenting strategies based on research and the conditions that influence the design process, he emphasizes the importance of consistent design and construction methods. Veddeler is Senior Architect at UNStudio and head of UNid, UNStudio's Integral Design Research Group.

Information on-line.

Jason Payne

6:00 P.M., Gallery 1100, Art and Architecture Building, UIC, 845 West Harrison
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event.

Lecture by Jason Payne. (Los Angeles)

Information on-line.

Roderick Bates - KieranTimberlake

6:00 p.m. - Archeworks, 625 North Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks, , hosted in conjuction with OWP/P | Cannon Design's Environmental Awareness Week
Free event, RSVP requested.

Roderick Bates is a researcher at KieranTimberlake, an internationally recognized architecture firm noted for its commitment to research, innovation and invention. The firmRoderick Bates of Kieran Timberlake lectures at Archeworks, Chicago, October 19, 2009 has received over one hundred design citations including the 2008 Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor bestowed on a firm by the American Institute of Architects. Bates has been responsible for environmental research conducted by the KieranTimberlake Research Group since 2007. Roderick Bates will discuss how KieranTimberlake, through deep research and thoughtful design, generates buildings that address environmental issues on scales far beyond their physical boundaries.

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

   October 20 , Tuesday

ACADIA 09: reForm()

Various times at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and other locations.
Sponsor: Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
Workshops: $150.00 - $225.00, three days of lectures, $330.00 (ACADIA students) to $645.00, non-members

Second day of workshops for this seven-day conference. See October 19th entry for details.


Information and registration information -on-line.

11th Annual CSI/ALA Chicago Architecture Conference and Product Show

8;00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace
Rates range from $55.00 for students before October 13 to $160.00 - see full list on-line. Product-only show is free.
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute
Up to 6.0 AIA/CES LU's

Building Green in a Blue Economy, the keynote address by Phil Waier, P.E., LEED-AP and technical lead on green building construction costs for Reed Construction Data/RS Means, will kick off the day at 8:00 AM. Mr. Waier will address various aspects of the sustainable building environment. Throughout the day there will an exhibition of products, and a series of 15 seminars.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

Sergio Palleroni - Affecting lasting change through design build activism - lecture and panel

6:00 p.m. - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Converge:Exchange, City Design Center UIC, National Public Housing Museum
Free event open to the public. RSVP.

Sergio Palleroni is an architect, professor, and fellow at the Center for Sustainable Practices and Processes at Portland State University and is internationally known for his social and environmental activism, and for providing sustainable design solutions to Sergio Palleroni to lecture at the Graham Foundation - October 20, 2009communities in need. Palleroni is also co-founder of BASIC Initiative, a service learning program for students in various partner universities. Mr. Palleroni will be introduced by Roberta Feldman, Founding Director, City Design Center, UIC. The panel will include Paul Roldan, CEO & Pres, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, and Julia Stasch, VP, Human and Community Development, the John . and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Keith Magee, founding Executive Director of the National Public Housing Museum, will moderate.

RSVP via e-mail.

Vegetated Green Roofs: A Comparison of German & U.S. Markets

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

After working in the German green roof industry, Molly Meyer is now a consultant here in Molly Meyer compares green roofs in German and U.S. markets for AIA Chicago, October 20, 2009Chicago on the design, installation and maintenance of green roofs. The presentation will start by covering basic systems and technical design concepts that are critical to ensuring the long time success of a vegetated green roof. She will then discuss the history of the mature German green roof industry and what that means for the infant U.S. green roofing industry.

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

Transforming the Traditional: The Work of Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker

6:30 p.m., reception, 7:00 p.m., program - Coach House, Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie
Sponsor: Glessner House MuseumStuart Cohen and Julie Hacker discuss their new book, Transforming the Traditional, at AIA Chicago
$15.00, $10.00 for museum members.

Stuart Cohen and Julie Hacker will discuss their firm's twenty year history of designing houses that investigate the use of traditional architectural language with respect to both 20th century abstraction and modern spatial ideas. A newly published book on the firm's work, Transforming the Traditional, will be available for sale.

RSVP by October 16 to 312.326.1480. Information: on-line.

   October 21 , Wednesday

ACADIA 09: reForm()

Various times at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and other locations.
Sponsor: Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
Workshops: $150.00 - $225.00, three days of lectures, $330.00 (ACADIA students) to $645.00, non-members

Third and final day of workshops for this seven-day conference. See October 19th entry for details.


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What Would Jane Say? City-Builders with Skirts Were Excluded From 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 bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES 1Janice Metzger, author of What Would Jane Say, lectures at the Chicago Architecture Foundation October 21, 2009

Lecture by
Janice Metzger, author of What Would Jane Say?

Metzger’s book looks at women between 1889 and 1909 who were actively involved in improving vital city services. They created the sweat shop law, child labor laws, and the first juvenile court in the nation, in addition to launching public health campaigns, promoting educational innovation and forging cultural connections between mainstream and immigrant communities. A book signing will follow in the Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

The Realities of the Current Economy: How Will It Affect the Cost of My Capital Project?

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

How can we budget for future projects in light of today's economic realities? Ian Parr, president of Construction Cost Systems/Owner Services Group, Inc. (CCS/OS), will review the current economic situation which has resulted in many capital projects put on hold or cancelled. How will current realities affect the cost of future capital projects? Which market sectors are likely to lead us out of the current situation and which will follow?

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

ARE Study Hall

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

Study materials are available in an informal setting.
Visitors are welcome to study any time the office is open, but if no one shows up to study by 6:30 p.m., the office will be closed.

Information: 312/670.7770

Farshid Moussavi: The Function of Form

6:30 - 7:30 P.M. - Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Women in Architecture
Free event

In 1992, Farshid Moussavi, with Alejandro Zaera Polo, founded London-based Foreign Office Architects (FOA), one of the most forward-thinking and critically lauded design Farshid Moussavi of Foreign Office Architects lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago for the Architecture and Design Societyfirms in the world. Embracing the notion of the outsider as occupying an advantageous position in the global economy—hence the moniker Foreign Office Architects—Moussavi has led a relatively nomadic life. She was born in Iran and educated at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) as well as the Bartlett School of Architecture and Dundee University in the UK. Prior to establishing FOA, she worked in Genoa with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and in Rotterdam with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.

FOA rejects the idea of developing a distinct style of architecture. Instead, their process grows from the particularities of individual sites. These qualities are evident in the award-winning Yokohama International Cruise Terminal in Japan, the Carabanchel Social Housing in Madrid, Spain, and the John Lewis Department Store and Cineplex in Leceister, UK, among others. The latter project was featured in the Art Institute of Chicago exhibition Figuration in Contemporary Design.

Information: On-line.

   October 22 , Thursday

ACADIA 09: reForm()

Various times at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and other locations.
Sponsor: Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
Workshops: $150.00 - $225.00, three days of lectures, $330.00 (ACADIA students) to $645.00, non-members

Fourth day, and first day of lectures for this seven-day conference. See October 19th entry for details.


Information and registration information -on-line.

Transitioning from the 2006 IBC to the 2009 IBC Structural
Provisions

7:30 a.m. (continental breakfast) - 5:00 p.m. Maggiano’s, 111 W. Grand Avenue
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
By October 12, $300.00 for SEAOI members, $400,00 nonmembers; after October 12, $375.00 and $475.00.
7.5 hours of continuing credit.

The 2009 IBC was published in early 2009 and is in the process of being adopted by major jurisdictions such as the State of California. For structural provisions, it still references ASCE 7-05, because the next edition of ASCE 7 will be the 2010 edition. However, a number of significant changes have still been made by way of amendments to the provisions of ASCE 7. These will be discussed by Dr. S.K. Ghosh, President of S.K. Ghosh Associates, known internationally for his work in earthquake engineering. He
has influenced seismic design provisions in the United States for many years by serving on or chairing numerous committees and advisory panels. He played a major role in the development of shearwall design provisions of the 1994 IBC and the precast concrete design provisions of the 1997 UBC. Dr. Ghosh has lectured extensively in the U.S. and
abroad on the analysis, response, and design of concrete structures. He specializes in the analysis and design, including earthquake resistant design, of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. Dr. Ghosh is active on many national technical committees, and is a fellow of ACI.

Registration form and information on-line. (pdf)

Evolution of the Skyscraper: New challenges in a world of global warming and recession - CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3241 S. Federal
Sponsor: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
From $75.00 for students up to $650.00, full list of options here. Awards dinner sold out.
Up to 14 hours AIA/CES credits

Opening day of two-day conference. In Chicago, the city where the global aspiration for tall buildings was first realized, the CTBUH brings together a conference to debate if Evolution of the Skyscraper: New challenges in a world of global warming and recessing, a two conference sponsored by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat at IIT, Chicago, October 23Skyscrapers remain relevant to now, tomorrow and the future. Speakers will include financiers and developers, as well as sustainable policy makers, architects and engineers. We will celebrate case studies of completed projects and look to the future to discuss how future sustainable design policies will affect the property market and what strategies different countries, cities and developers are taking to mitigate the effects of the recession. Among Thursday's speakers and presenters will be Richard Tomasetti, Donna Robertson, Arthur Gensler, Ron Klemencic, Shangkar Nair, Les Robertson, David Scott, Anthony Wood, John Portman and Steven Holl. The sold-out awards dinner will be at Crown Hall, and will honor both individual buildings and lifetime achievement winners John C. Portman, Jr. and Dr. Prabodh Banavalkar, with the award for Best Tall Building Overall to be announced on the night of the ceremony.

Registration form and information on-line. Information on-line.

RAW (Reimagined Architecture Worlds)

5:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free for AIA members and non-members

All young professionals and architecture students are invited to submit their projects for the first RAW event. RAW, or Reimagined Architecture Worlds, will reveal experimental proposals which question and challenge traditional practice, as we know it. If you have a project which suggests an experimental or innovative approach within architecture or design, you are encouraged to participate (built, unbuilt and conceptual proposals will be accepted). The format of presentation is open (a projector, pin-up areas and model displays will are options), but presentations will be limited to fifteen minutes (max!). The first RAW event will take place in an informal setting, and refreshments will be served. If you’re not presenting, we invite you to stop by and participate in the exciting discussion that we’re hoping to provoke. What is the future of architecture, and what are some unconventional ways that our practice can turn? Be there and be inspired! If you are interested in presenting, e-mail your project description and images by October 10.

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

Kai Strelkhe

6:00 p.m. - Rubloff Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute
$10.00 - a public keynote lecture for ACADIA09 reForm(). Tickets available at the door.

Since 2005, Kai Strelkhe has been instrumental in advancing Herzog & de Meuron's technological abilities, methodologies and techniques. In 2001, firm partners Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron won the Pritzker Prize for Architecture. Strelkhe will discuss the working design methodology at Herzog & de Meuron, known throughout the world for its projects of extremely high quality, intention, and craftsmanship. Recognizable designs by the firm include the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics National Stadium (commonly referred to as the "Bird's Nest") and the Tate Modern Museum in London. Strehlke will also explore the interplay between mediation of traditional design, digital design and fabrication. His keynote will be followed by a panel discussion about parametric design and the role of computation in contemporary architecture and design.

Information on-line.

An Introduction to Water Harvesting in Commercial and Institutional Buildings

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CES: 2

Presentation by John R. Bauer and Stuart Bailin, Wahaso Water Harvesting Solutions

Potable water resources are quickly becoming a scarce and valued commodity, so conservation and sustainability efforts should be an integral component of any green building. This class provides a general introduction to water harvesting for commercial buildings which includes rainwater, stormwater and greywater capture, processing and reuse to flush toilets, irrigate landscaping and more. Current trends and motivations will be explored and students will learn the major components in rainwater and greywater systems. Case studies will be used to clarify the concepts and typical system approaches. Appropriate for community planners, architects, engineers and plumbing contractors.

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.

   October 23 , Friday

ACADIA 09: reForm()

Various times at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and other locations.
Sponsor: Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
Workshops: $150.00 - $225.00, three days of lectures, $330.00 (ACADIA students) to $645.00, non-members

Fifth day and second day of lectures for this seven-day conference. See October 19th entry for details.


Information and registration information -on-line.

Evolution of the Skyscraper: New challenges in a world of global warming and recession - CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference

8:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3241 S. Federal
Sponsor: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
From $75.00 for students up to $650.00, full list of options here. Awards dinner sold out.
Up to 14 hours AIA/CES credits

Closing day of two-day conference. In Chicago, the city where the global aspiration for tall buildings was first realized, the CTBUH brings together a conference to debate if Evolution of the Skyscraper: New challenges in a world of global warming and recessing, a two conference sponsored by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat at IIT, Chicago, October 22 and 23Skyscrapers remain relevant to now, tomorrow and the future. Speakers will include financiers and developers, as well as sustainable policy makers, architects and engineers. We will celebrate case studies of completed projects and look to the future to discuss how future sustainable design policies will affect the property market and what strategies different countries, cities and developers are taking to mitigate the effects of the recession. Among Friday speakers and presenters will be Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, William F. Baker, Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Carol Willis, Roger Frechette, and Adrian Smith.

Registration form and information on-line. Information on-line.

Burnham's Plan of Chicago: History or Inspiration?

7:30 a.m., continental breakfast, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., symposium., Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Place
Sponsor: Lamba Alpha International Ely Chapter
$125.00

The Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, the Honorary Society for the advancement of Land Economics is proud to sponsor a public symposium discussing Burnham’s influence on Chicago and throughout the world. This distinguished panel will include :

  • Carol Coletta, President and CEO of CEO’s for Cities and host and producer of the nationally syndicated public radio show “Smart City” as moderator
  • Howard Decker, Architect and Planner; Helen Davis Johnson, Co-founder and Creative Strategist, CreateHere
  • Mary Ludgin, Managing Director and Director of Global Investment Research, Heitman;
  • Wellington “Duke” Reiter, President, School of the Art Institute;
  • David Roeder, Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times
  • Robert Yaro, President, Regional Planning Association.

All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the recently published book: The Plan of Chicago@100: 15 views of Burnham’s Legacy for a New Century.

Registration and information on-line.

Dr. Robert Aish

6:00 p.m.. - Rubloff Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute
$10.00 - public keynote lecture for ACADIA09 reForm().
Tickets available at the door.

In 2005, Dr. Robert Aish was named a top ten innovator in British Architecture by Building Design Magazine (UK). He is a co-founder of the SmartGeometry Group, and a visiting professor of Design Computation at the University of Bath's School of Architecture. As Director of Software Development at Autodesk, Dr. Aish converges advanced computational design techniques with mainstream tools. He will discuss how software and systems change to produce better buildings, and conversely how buildings work to produce better-situated software and information tools. Dr. Aish's keynote lecture will be followed by a panel discussion about the design of software tools for the architectural and engineering communities.

Information on-line.

   October 24 , Saturday

ACADIA 09: reForm()

Various times at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and other locations.
Sponsor: Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
Workshops: $150.00 - $225.00, three days of lectures, $330.00 (ACADIA students) to $645.00, non-members

Sixth day and third day of lectures for this seven-day conference. See October 19th entry for details.


Information and registration information -on-line.

Green Home Chicago

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Green Home Chicago, 213 North Morgan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free and open to the public
AIA/CES: 2Green Home Chicago tour October 24, 2009

Green Home Chicago is the Midwest’s preeminent destination for eco-friendly interior design products. Owner Karen Kalmek discusses the vision of her business, which includes sustainable products, community involvement, and the support of local manufacturers. LEED-certified designer Erika Alfaro highlights a wide range of products that are good for the environment and your health.

RSVP: 312/922.3432, x. 271 Information on-line.

Tour: Serta Inc. Headquarters

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -2600 Forbs Ave., Hoffman Estates. Directions: Route 59 exit off Route 90 westbound: at end of exit ramp, go straight thru light, and Serta is one block ahead on right
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free or members and non-members. Limited to 30 participants.Andrew Metter will lead a tour of the new Serta Headquarters for AIA Chicago, October
2.0 LU/HSW

Andrew Metter, FAIA, Senior Vice President, Design Studio Director, Epstein | Metter Studio, will lead us on a tour of this new building. Discover the cohesive site, landscape, and building design strategies that took advantage of sustainable opportunities while maximizing comfort for employees and visitors, weaving together the natural environment and the realities of corporate life.

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

Interior Tour of Joseph Lyman Silsbee's Rosehill Cemetery Chapel

1:00 p.m. - May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood (free historic tour of the cemetery at 10:00 a.m.)
Sponsor: Pleasant Home FoundationRare interior of Rosehill Cemetery's Chapel designed by Joseph Lyman Silsbee by the Pleasant Home Foundation, October 24, 2009
$15.00

A special Halloween event including a rare interior tour of Rosehill Cemetery’s Chapel, designed by renowned Chicago Architect Joseph Lyman Silsbee (1899) led by Chicago architect and Silsbee scholar Christopher Payne. The Chapel tour will be followed by a visit to the family gravesite of Pleasant Home architect George W. Maher and a talk by Maher scholar Kathleen Cummings on this legendary Chicago Prairie Style architect.

To register, call 708/383.2654.

   October 25 , Sunday

ACADIA 09: reForm()

Various times at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and other locations.
Sponsor: Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
Workshops: $150.00 - $225.00, three days of lectures, $330.00 (ACADIA students) to $645.00, non-members

Final day of this seven-day conference features an emerging works session. See October 19th entry for details.


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Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City

2:00 p.m. - DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56th Street
Sponsor: DuSable Museum of African American History
Free event
. View film preview here.

To be shown in the museum's home, a 1910 building designed by Burnham, this documentary film explores the fascinating life and complex legacy of architect and city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham and how his vision to organize the chaos of the nineteenth century America shaped the nation's towns and cities for generations. Burnham built some of the earliest skyscrapers, directed construction of the 1893 Columbian Exposition that inspired the City Beautiful Movement, and created plans for San Francisco, Washington DC, Chicago, Cleveland and Manila, all before the urban planning profession existed. His work sought to reconcile things often thought opposite: the practical and the ideal, business and art, and capitalism and democracy. At the center of it all was the idea of a vibrant urban community. A timely, intriguing story in the American experience, Make No little Plans will explore Burnham's career and complex legacy as public debate continues today about how and for whom cities are planned.

The film's director, Judith P. McBrien, will appear for a discussion following the screening.

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   October 26 , Monday

Chicago's Cancer Survivors Garden

6:30 p.m., Daley Bicentennial Plaza Fieldhouse, 337 E. Randolph, east of Columbus
Sponsor: Grant Park Conservancy, Grant Park Advisory Council
Free event

Working with the Chicago Park District and the Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Foundation ( H & R Block), the Conservancy hasbeen able to plan and fund renovations Grant Park Advisory Council holds a meeting on restoring the Grant Park Cancer Survivors Garden, October 26, 2009and needs input on the design of new concepts for repairs. Many of the engraved metal plaques with inspirational sayings have been stolen and vandalized. The Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Foundation has been very generous in their support for the garden with over $1.2 million since its creation. The large ornamental metal pavilions are severely rusting and the computer kiosk is not operational. The evening will also feature updates on the North Grant Park Renovation Project and Lower Hutchinson Field turf condition after Dew Tour's Nike 6.0 BMX Open and other large-scale events.

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   October 27 , Tuesday

Introduction to Sustainable Business–Practices (CSBA 102)

3:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
$45.00 for CSBA members, $90.00 for non-members

Presentation by Burt Klein, PortionPac and Peter Nicholson, Foresight Design
Initiative

This course delves into the implications that sustainability principles have on different aspects of an enterprise. Participants will gain an understanding of how the pursuit of sustainability can impact product/service development, marketing, finance, human resources, and operations. Issues of an integrative approach, priority setting and incremental implementation will also be explored. Co-taught by an experienced business executive and a Chicago Sustainable Business Alliance staff member, the course will also cover real life example and applications. Although the course builds on concepts introduced in CSBA 101, attendance at 101 is not required.

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Speed Mentoring for Designers

6:00 p.m. - Archeworks, 625 North Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: Chicago Women in Architecture, Archeworks Alumni Organization
Attendance limited, RSVP early.

This event will focus on combining students/young professionals with professionals from a range of disciplines to explore your interests, opportunities, and guide you in the direction that you want to be going with regards to fields of design. Bring your business cards, your resumes, your own agenda, and your own questions. You won't have to wait your turn but you will have a set amount of time. If five minutes is not enough, we encourage you to exchange contact information and to continue the conversation at a later time. Please join us afterward for drinks and continued conversation at Reza's Restaurant, 432 W. Ontario.

RSVP as a mentor or mentee (no mentos) by Tuesday, October 20th via email. Information on-line.

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

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CES: 2

Presentation by Tom Barrett, Green Water Infrastructure, Inc.

Capturing and using rainwater is enjoying revival as an alternate source of water 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. Join Tom Barrett as he explains how use of locally produced, nonpotable water helps develop a “natural approach” to efficient use of water and relieves 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.

5 Concepts: Envisioning the Bloomingdale

6:30 p.m. - i-Space Gallery, 230 West Superior
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free event.

A reception for the publication of the Chicago Architectural Clubs's Journal #14, which Carol Ross Barney and Nancy Hamilton to speak at the Chicago Architectural Club, October 27, 2009includes work from the Bloomingdale Exhibition of 2007, with additional critical writings and a photo essay. Through an open RFP, the City of Chicago has selected ARUP Engineeribg, with landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh Assocaites and Carol Ross Barney Architects as the design team for the Bloomingdale Trail. Carol Ross Barney and Nancy Hamilton of ARUP will be speaking.

Paid CAC members will receive a complimentary copy of the Journal. Copies will also be for sale.

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   October 28, Wednesday

Crains Real Estate Forum with John Buck

7:30 - 9:45 A.M., The Chicago Club, 81 East Van Buren Street
Sponsor: Crains' Real Estate Daily
$65.00 in advance

Thomas Corfman of Crain's Chicago Business will lead an interactive discussion with John A. Buck founder, chairman and CEO of The John Buck Company (JBC). Mr. Buck oversees the operation of the firm’s comprehensive real estate services, including: development; financial services; corporate services; and asset management services for commercial, mixed-use, residential and retail properties throughout the world. JBC has developed or redeveloped 34 million square feet of office, retail, hotel and residential projects that have generated more than $10.5 billion in cumulative transaction volume. Additionally, Mr. Buck serves as the CEO of John Buck International (JBI) based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. JBI is a joint venture between Mubadala and JBC to provide integrated, quality-driven commercial real estate development, leasing and property management services to the region.

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The Lessons of Recession

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., networking, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. program and lunch, East Bank Club, 550 North Kingsbury
$50.00 for CREW Chicago members, $75.00 for guests.
Sponsor: CREW Chicago

The economy has endured its worst interval in at least thirty years. While some see encouraging signs of recovery, the financial system is still working through losses and lessons that emerged from the downturn. Where do we stand in the cycle for commercial real estate? And what steps are being contemplated to insure against a recurrence of last fall's crisis? The answers to these, and other questions, will be discussed by presenter Carl R. Tannenbaum, Vice President and Director of the Risk Specialist Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His group follows the markets and the banking sector to identify issues which may impact the financial system. Prior to joining the Chicago Fed, Carl was the Chief Economist and Director of Balance Sheet Management for LaSalle Bank.

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Lake Point Tower: Back-story of an Icon

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

Panel discussion with George Schipporeit, architect; William F. Hartnett, Jr., founder of HOn the 40th anniversary of its completion, architect George Schipporeit joins William. F. Hartnett, Jr, Kevin Harrington and Edward Windhorst for a panel discussion at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, October 28, 2009artnett-Shaw Development Company; Kevin Harrington, Professor of Architectural History, Illinois Institute of Technology, and co-author, with Edward Windhorst, of Lake Point Tower: A Design History. George Schipporeit and John Heinrich designed Lake Point Tower, which boasts a prairie landscaped green roof designed by Alfred Caldwell above the parking structure. It marked the beginning of the transition of the land from its original manufacturing and warehousing uses to its current uses for residential, retail, and entertainment. A book signing will follow in the Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

Talks with the Burnham Pavilions Teams - Julie Burros and Chris Rockey

5:30 - 6:30 P.M. - Millennium Park, South Chase Promenade
Sponsor: Burnham Plan Centennial
Free event

Talk by Julie Burros, Director of Cultural Planning, Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of Julie Burros, Director of Cultural Planning, Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of Chicago and Chris Rockey of Rockey Structures discuss their involvement with the Burnham Pavilion's in Chicago Millennium Park, October 28, 2009Chicago, and is the project manager for constructing and programming the pavilions, and Chris Rockey of Rockey Structures, LLC, and a member of the faculty at IIT, is the structural engineer for both pavilions.

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.
Visitors are welcome to study any time the office is open, but if no one shows up to study by 6:30 p.m., the office will be closed.

Information: 312/670.7770

Liisa Roberts

6:00 p.m. - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Discussion to follow screening
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute, Gene Siskel Film Center
$10.00 general admission, $7.00 students (with valid I.D.), $5.00 Film Center members, $4.00 SAIC Students, Staff, Faculty (with valid I.D.)Liisa Roberts lectures at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago October 28, 2009

Since the early 1990's Helsinki-based artist Liisa Roberts has exhibited at Artists Space, P.S.1, Documenta X, and The Venice Biennale, with solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Miami Art Museum. At the Gene Siskel Film Center she will screen What's the Time in Vyborg? (2001-2004), which synthesizes a range of historical and contemporary views of this former Finnish capital now located within the Russian Federation. The film reflects on the restoration of a monument of modern Finnish architecture there--Alvar Aalto's Vyborg Municipal Library--within its new geopolitical context.

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Renaissance in Rail Travel: New Opportunities for Chicago

6:00 - 7:30p.m. - John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$15.00, $10.00 for CAF member, $5.00 for students with valid ID

In an era of rising energy costs and concern about the environment, legislators and citizens, alike, are pushing to change the way Americans travel. Many agree that the best alternative to the automobile is rail transport: it relieves congestion, cuts dependence on foreign oil, and reduces pollution. The aim of this panel is to examine the rail plans that Renaissance in Rail Travel: New Opportunities for Chicago, a panel discussion at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, most directly impact the Chicago region, including the proposed Midwest high-speed rail network, the CREATE Regional Rail Plan, and the Regional Transportation Authority’s investments in the expansion of Metra and the CTA.

Panelists for this discussion will include: Luann Hamilton, Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation; Rick Harnish, Executive Director, Midwest High Speed Rail Association; and Mark Walbrun, head of the Passenger Rail and Transit division, TranSystems. The panel will be moderated by Joe Schwieterman, Ph.D., Professor, DePaul University, and Director, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development.

Register on-line or call Whitney Moeller at 312.999.3432, x 271. Information: 312/922.3432 x 224 or on-line

   October 29, Thursday

Make No Medium-Sized Plans - WORKacThe work of the architectural firm WORKac is the subject of a lecture at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, October 29

6:00 p.m. - Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Free event

Presentation in conjunction with the Graham Foundation exhibition, ACTIONS: What You Can Do With the City.

Information on-line.

Residential Energy Modeling

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CES: 2

Presentation by Timothy Heppner, Chicago Green Homes Program

Bring your pencil, paper and dust off your slide-rule. Chicago Green Homes expert Tim Heppner is going to broaden your knowledge about the fundamentals of making your home’s envelope more energy efficient, using building science math. This class will discuss forms of heat flow, air infiltration, stack effect, U-values, net r-values, insolation factors, solar heat gain coefficients, and will demonstrate how to use the formulas to calculate a Residential Energy Model.

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.

   October 30, Friday

The State of the Chicago Hotel Market and Its Reflection of Economic Conditions

7:45 a.m., registration networking and continental breakfast, 8:15 .a.m, announcements and program, at the Wit hotel, Wilde Room, 201 N. State
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago
$50.00 members, $65.00 non-members

Panelists will address the current state of the Chicago hotel market: the challenges faced by hotel owners, operators, and lenders due to the current economic trends and conditions; prospects for different hotel market segments and properties; and insight and the outlook on the projected timing of the economic recovery. Moderator: Donald Shindler, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US)

Panelists: Scott David Greenberg, President, ECD Company & Creator of theWit; Hans Detlefsen, MPP, Managing Director, HVS Global Hospitality Services - Chicago; and
Laurence Geller, CEO and President, Strategic Hotel Capital, LLC .

Registration and information on-line.

   October 31, Saturday
23rd Annual Edgar Allan Poe readings at the Glessner House Museum, Chicago, October 31, 2009

23rd Annual Edgar Allan Poe Readings

5:00 and 8:00 p.m., - Museum East Gallery, Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$15.00, $10.00 for museum members. Prepaid reservations required.

Squirm in your seat as actors from Lifeline Theatre present staged readings of Poe's terrifying stories and poetry.

RSVP by October 23 to 312.326.1480. Information: on-line.