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   April 1 , Thursday

Wacker Drive Project

12:15 P.M., Millennium Room, 5th floor east, Chicago Cultural Center, Washington and Ozzie Chavez and Michelle Woods of CDOT discuss the Wacker Drive Project for Friends of Downtown at the Chicago Cultural Center, April 1, 2010Michigan
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown.
Free event.

A presentation by Ozzie Chavez and Michelle Woods of the Chicago Department of Transportation who will highlight the Wacker Drive Project with a power point presentation and a Question and Answer period to follow.

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

on-line.

LEED Extra Credit: Retrofits & Commissioning– Maximizing the Performance and Value of Existing Buildings

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, U.S. Green Building Council - Chicago Chapter
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
AIA/CEU: 2

Presentation by John Katrackis, J. T. Katrakis & Associates, Inc.

This panel discussion will explore how commissioning optimizes the performance of presently occupied buildings—allowing energy efficiency to become a widespread, reliable and durable source of wealth while enhancing both the indoor and public environment. The panel of performance contractors, commissioning consultants and building owners will discuss energy retrofits of Chicago-area buildings by presenting the strategies outlined, practical and achievable by the USGBC in its most recent toolkits and references, and by reviewing the energy savings performance of successfully commissioned existing buildings.

Information and registration on-line.

Marc Fornes

6:00 p.m., Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontarioarchitect and design Marc Fornes of THEEVERYMANY discusses his latest work, BiAXiOiDS, a new prototypic structure, at Archeworks, Chicago, April 1, 2010
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event. Space limited; RSVP on-line.

Architect and designer Marc Fornes of THEVERYMANY will discuss his latest work BiAXiOiDS, a new prototypic structure that will be on display in the Extension Gallery at Archeworks
through July 2nd.

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

   April 2 , Friday

Nader Tehrani

6:00 p.m., Gallery 1100, Art & Architecture Building, 845 W. Harrison, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event

Lecture by Nader Tehrani, Principal, Office dA, Boston; Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT, Cambridge

Information on-line.

Out of Context

6:00 - 10 p.m., Chicago Art Department, 1837 South Halsted
Sponsor: MAS Context, Spirit of Space, Chicago Art Department
Donations

Based in Chicago but with a global approach and reach, MAS Context is a platform of discussion and collaboration where relevant proposals, ideas, and experiences are sharedOut of Context showcases the work of the first year of MAS Context, at the Chicago Art Department, April 2, 2010 to help advance the design field. Architecture, urban design, photography, industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, music… approach selected topics through various formats, such as essays, photographs, diagrams, interviews, case studies and specially commissioned films.

Out of Context wants to bring that collaborative approach to a physical space, engaging the visitors and exploring new formats outside the paper or the computer. It will also showcase the work produced during the first year of MAS Context dealing with the topics of MORE, EVENTS, WORK, LIVING and most recently, ENERGY.

Information on-line.

   April 3, Saturday

Redesign is Green Design

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.

Presentation by Jeffery Rice, Décor Designs, Inc.

Redesign is a growing trend in the interior design industry as consumers make more educated and environmentally responsible decorating choices. By reusing, repurposing and refreshing existing home décor, professionals and homeowners alike can promote environmental stewardship while still having a fresh, new look that ideally requires little consumption or subsequent waste. The course will focus on the fundamentals of redesign, a step-by-step process for the Do-It-Yourself enthusiast as well as helpful tips and techniques for those currently working in or considering a career in redesign..

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information with “Green Tech U” as the subject line.our desired class and contact information.

   April 5 , Monday

Post Disaster Safety Evaluation of Buildings

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., NIPSTA, 2300 Patriot Blvd, Glenview
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$375.00, SEAOI members, $475.00 non-members
6.0 CE units

A class on emergency response. This course is unique in that it covers safety evaluations after multiple types of disasters .Instructors for the course are Chad Fischer and Scott Nacheman, both of whom have extensive experience in emergency assessments. Mr. Fischer, S.E., P.E. is a Senior Consultant at Engineering Systems Inc., an engineering firm specializing in emergency structural assessments and stabilizations, investigations, and repair designs. Mr. Nacheman is a Vice President in the Chicago office of Thornton Tomasetti.

Information and registration form on-line.

Peter Hales Peter Hales, Chairperson, Department of Art History, lectures at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, March 15, 2010

6:00 p.m., Gallery 1100, Art & Architecture Building, 845 W. Harrison, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event (rescheduled from March 15th)

Lecture by Peter Hales, Chairperson, Department of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Information on-line.

   April 6 , Tuesday

Archeworks Spring Open House, WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture - Chicago Edition

doors open 5:00 p.m., tour & info session, 5:30 p.m., program, 6:00 p.m., - Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event. Space limited; RSVP on-line.

L
earn how to apply for the 2010-11 school year. Tour the Archeworks studios, meet students, staff, and Directors Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn. Learn about current and Andrew Moddrell of PORT: Architecture + Urbanism presents his winning entry in the WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture competition at Archework's Spring Open house, April 6, 2010, Chicagoupcoming Archeworks projects.

The 6:-00 panel discussion will consider WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture, UCLA cityLAB's recent competition which looked beyond the mere replacement of obsolete or overtaxed infrastructure, seeking design proposals that employed nested scales of intervention to catalyze larger and more visible public benefit. Presentations will be made by several Chicago-based participants. Moderated by the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Greg Dreicer, the program will include project presentations, a panel discussion, and an exhibition of each team's design proposals. Panelists will include:

  • Andrew Moddrell, PORT: Architecture + Urbanism, Carbon T.A.P./Tunnel Algae Park,
    Competition Winnerarchitect Steven Pantazis presents his winning entry in the WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture competition at Archework's Spring Open house, April 6, 2010, Chicago
  • Sarah Dunn, UrbanLab, Free Water District, Competition Finalist
  • Paul Dean, SAIC, SAID Strategic Architecture Infrastructure Design
  • Sean Lally,WEATHERS
  • Juan Moreno, Ghafari, CMAP 2040 Scenarios UIC/Halsted/ Greektown Blue Line
  • Steven Pantazis, Steven Pantazis Architecture, Highway Reclamation/Racial Reconciliation

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

First Tuesdays Happy Hour

5:30 - 8:00 p.m., - Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

This month we are at Monk’s Pub. Come out and meet other design professionals in a casual atmosphere and a monthly pint special! Make new friends and establish new contacts within and outside architecture. Everybody is welcome, including students and recent grads.

Information online.

Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Structural Engineers with Norb Delatte, Ph.D.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., reception, 6:30 p.m., program. University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
Free, $20.00 charge for Continuing Education Certificates, advance reservations required.

Careful study of failures provides valuable lessons for practicing engineers. Is there a need, Dr. Nobert Delatte, author of Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers, to lecture for the Struvtural Engineers Association of illinois at the University Club of Chicago, April 6, 2010however, for engineers to have a basic understanding of critical, historical failure cases – a failure literacy? What are some common causes of failures? Patterns of repeated failures are particularly worrisome. What are the mechanisms for learning and disseminating lessons from failures, and how well have they worked? Norbert Delatte, P.E., Ph.D., F.ACI, is a professor at Cleveland State University. Dr. Delatte obtained his BSCE from the Citadel in 1984, his Master’s from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986, and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996. He served for eleven years on active duty as an officer in the United States Army corps of Engineers, and is the author of the recently published ASCE Press book, Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers, ASCE Press, 2009.

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

MOS: Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith

6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute of Chicago,
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$15.00; $10.00 A/D members, $5.00 students

MOS is a New Haven, Connecticut and Cambridge, Massachusetts–based architecture Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith of MOS, New Haven, lecture at the Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, April 6, 2010and design practice led by Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith that was founded in 2003. Winners of the 2009 MoMA/P.S. 1 Young Architects Program for their entry titled afterparty, MOS oeuvre includes the Ballroom Drive-In Theater in Marfa, Texas; an inflatable factory in Newfoundland, Canada; and a villa in China that is represented by the digital video Ordos 100, Lot 006, Inner Mongolia, China (2008) in the Art Institute of Chicago’s architecture and design collection.

Information on-line. Purchase tickets on-line, or call 312/443.3631.

Frank Gehry presents the Cindy Pritzker Lecture on Urban Life and Issues

6:00 p.m., Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State
Sponsor: Chicago Public Library
Free event

The Board of Directors of the Chicago Public Library annually honors its former Frank Gehry presents the Cindy Pritzker lecture on Urban Life and Issues at the Harold Washington Library, Chicago, April 6, 2010President, Cindy Pritzker, by presenting the Cindy Pritzker Lecture on Urban Life and Issues. This year's lecture features renowned architect Frank Gehry, interviewed by Tom Pritzker, Chairman and CEO of the Pritzker Organization

Information on-line.

   April 7 , Wednesday

Beyond the Magic Bullet: Business Development Strategies to Tackle a Down Economy (for small to medium-sized firms)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
Learning units: 1.5 LU

As you strive to endure this rough economy, your firm intends to come out on top. The bad news: there’s no magic bullet to make it happen. The good news as a small or mid-sized firm: you’re nimble, you make fast decisions, you’re already accustomed to working on a shoestring marketing budget, and finally, it won’t take too much new business to keep your people busy. But how will you find and connect with clients? During the session, Anne Scarlett (Scarlett Consulting) will guide you to help yourself by outlining an initial self-assessment and action steps. This assessment form will be sent to those who register for this program. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

Preserving the Past/Creating a Future: The Restoration of Chicago’s Marble Palace

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, seating limited. Lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.David Bagnall, director, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, lectures on Preserving the Past/Creating a Future: The Restoriatio of Chicago's Marble Palace at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, April 7, 2010
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by David Bagnall, Director, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

The Driehaus Museum immerses visitors in one of the grandest residential buildings of 19th century Chicago, the Gilded Age home of banker Samuel Mayo Nickerson. Once known as Chicago’s Marble Palace, the building was restored between 2003 and 2008 by Chicago philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus. Bagnall discusses the history and restoration of this historic landmark.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

Management of Sacred Property Requires Good Stewardship

5:00 - 7:00 P.M. - St. James Catholic Church, 2942 S. Wabash, Chicago (Rectory)
Sponsor: Partners for Sacred Spaces Chicago
Free event . RSVP requested.

Presentation by
Sally Wagenmaker, Mosher & Wagenmaker, LLC. Most religious institutions own and operate real estate that is necessary for the conduct of religious Sally Wagenmaker lectures of Management of Sacred Property Requires Good Stewardshp for Partners for Sacred Spaces Chicago, services. There are numerous legal issues that must be understood by property managers and the governing boards. Property tax exemption is a substantial privilege that must be protected. The good stewardship of property often requires that more than one organization will share a tax-exempt facility. Leases and similar land use agreements involve a wide range of legal issues that must be considered in every space-sharing situation. This workshop will concentrate on land use regulations and the laws affecting shared space agreements. Participants will study a series of “due diligence” checklists that the presenter has developed in her practice of law during the past 15 years.

RSVP via email or call 866/796.0297, ext 97. Information: on-line.

Harry Mallgrave: New Hellerau: Architectural Theory and Design in the Age of Biology

6:00 p.m.,, Lower Level, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State StreetHarry Malgrave lectures on New Hellerau: Architectural Theory and Design in the Age of Biology, at Crown Hall, IIT,
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by Harry Mallgrave, Professor of Architecture, IIT

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

Lessons from Guatemala - Applying 3rd world sustainable practices in the developed world

6:30 p.m., J. Merlo Branch of the Chicago Public Library 644 W. Belmont Avenue
Sponsor: Urban Habitat Chicago
Free event.

Lecture by Julie Siegel, J. Siegel Designs, Inc., AFOPADI in Guatemala (Earthways Foundation),landscape landscape designer Julie Siegel lectures on Lessons from Guatemala: Apply 3rd world sustainable practices in the developed world, for Urban Habitat Chicago at the J. Merlo Branch of the Chicago Public Library, April 7, 2010designer, and is the past president of Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association.
Fine Gardening magazine describes Julie Siegel as having combined her background in dance, animation, architecture and writing with her love of plants to create gardens that are full of energy and speak to the larger regional aesthetics. Being raised by a photographer and a painter guaranteed Julie’s creative sensibility. Her decades of teaching and public speaking developed strong communication skills and independent thought. Julie’s involvement with various community, environmental, and social projects links her professional activity with her humanitarian beliefs.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

   April 8 , Thursday

Saving 20th Century Architecture: Lessons from Europe

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
Learning units: 1 LU

Douglas Gilbert, AIA, who recently spent time in Europe as a University of Illinois Plym Fellow, studying architecture and preservation, will share his learning there on the origins of Modern movement in architecture, some of the key architects who led the movement, and its distinct regional variations. How did public attitudes affect its development? How do regional differences affect preservation efforts? How do European attitudes toward its Modern heritage differ from American ones with regard to both the creation and preservation of these buildings, land use planning, and blight? And finally, what are the technical challenges of restoring Modernist buildings, such as material deterioration, energy inefficiency, and poor detailing? Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

Walkable Urbanism and the Green Future of Cities

12:15 p.m., Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph
Sponsor: Friends of the Parks
Free event

As America struggles with sustainability, cities can play a central role in reducing our Carol Coletta of CEOs for Cities and Doug Farr of Farr Associates lecture on Walkable Urbanism and the Green Future of Cities for Friends of the Parks at the Chicago Cultural Center April 8, 2010carbon emissions. Discover the importance of healthy urban places that enable residents to walk, bike and take transit. Learn how cities are going green with high-performance infrastructure and buildings combined with planning strategies that reduce driving. Two national leaders in the sustainable urbanism movement will address why urbanism is a key solution and how cities and urban planners are building a greener future. Carol Coletta is president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, a national network of urban leaders co-founded by Mayor Richard Daley and headquartered in Chicago. Doug Farr is one of the nation’s leading experts on sustainable development and author of Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature, a guidebook that visualizes sustainable urbanism as the normal pattern of development in the United States.

Information on-line.

Martin Roche Scholarship Presentation by Ernest Bellamy

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Foundation

Ernest Bellamy, who recently graduated from IIT, will give a presentation on his research in Medellin, Columbia, in 2009. This project was sponsored by the AIA Chicago Foundation which administers the Martin Roche Travel Scholarship. Refreshments will be served.

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

   April 9 , Friday

Publishing Futures

6:00 - 7:30 p.m., reception, 8:00 p.m. til late, , University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture Gallery 1100 A&A, 845 West Harrison
Sponsor: UIC School of Architecture
Free event.

BaA closing night panel for the exhibition, A Few Zines: Dispatches from the Edge of Architectural Production, which highlights complete runs of several noted zines that beganPublishing Futures, panel discussion on April 9, the closing night of the exhibition A Few Zines: Dispatches from the Edge of Architectural Production, at UIC School of Architecture in the nineties, when zines such as Lackluster, Infiltration, loud paper, Dodge City Journal, and Monorail subverted traditional trade and academic architecture magazine trends by crossing the built environment with art, music, politics and pop culture. The show also features contemporary publications that continue to draw inspiration from the self- publishing tradition, such as Pin-Up, Sumoscraper, Junk Jet, and Thumb

The panel is scheduled to include Brendan Crain, Where; Penelope Dean, University of Illinois, Chicago, Flat Out; Iker Gil, UIC, University of Illinois, Chicago, MAS Context
Marc Fischer, Temporary Services; Jimenez Lai, University of Illinois, Chicago, Bureau Spectacular, and will moderated by Mimi Zeiger, loud paper

Information on-line.

   April 10 , Saturday

Homeowner Stormwater Management: How to Use Gardens, Pavers,
Barrels, and Trees

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.

Presentation by Sue Cubberly, Rain Garden Network.

If you have built a garden, planted a tree or added a rain barrel under your downspout you are helping to reduce stormwater runoff and might not even know it. Eliminating stormwater in the form of gardens, pavers, barrels and trees is an accessible venture and something all homeowners should know. Join Sue Cubberly of the Rain Garden Network as she shares the variety of ways homeowners can take stormwater management into their own hands and properties.

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and contact information with “Green Tech U” as the subject line.our desired class and contact information.

   April 12 , Monday

Edward Windhorst: High-Rise and Long-Span Research at IIT: The Legacy of Goldsmith and SharpeEdward Windhorst lectures on High-Rise and Long-Span Research at IIT: The Legacy of Goldsmith and Sharpe, at Wishnick Hall, IIT, Chicago, April 12, 2010

6:00 p.m., Wishnick Hall Auditorium, IIT, 3255 S. Dearborn Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by Edward Windhorst AIA, ?93, Principal, Edward Windhorst James Gorski Architects LLC.

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

   April 13 , Tuesday

ASCE 7-10 – Changes from ASCE 7-05

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Maggiano’s, 111 W. Grand Ave.
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$300.00 for SEAOI members, $400.00 non-members by April 6, thereafter
$375.00, SEAOI members, $475.00 non-members
7.5 CE units

This seminar will present a detailed and comprehensive overview of the substantive changes from ASCE 7-05 to ASCE 7- 10. Major revisions have taken place in both the wind design and the seismic design provisions. Wind design has changed more drastically than any time since the publication of ASCE 7-95. The reorganization of the wind provisions will be discussed and the changes to the wind maps and the corresponding changes to the load factors will be explained. In addition, the new simplified version of the general analytical procedure under Method 2, which is applicable to buildings of all heights, will be addressed.

Dr. S.K. Ghosh, President of S.K. Ghosh Associates, is 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.

Information and registration form on-line.

Chicago Community Development Commission

1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers, 121 North LaSalle
Open to the public

Monthly meeting.

Meeting schedules and agenda's on-line.

   April 14 , Wednesday

Stormwater: From Nuisance to Resource

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional & Urban Design KCs
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW/SD

Understand the opportunities to prevent rain - our only free water - from becoming stormwater, a costly nuisance. In the Chicago region, this is a particularly significant issue given the accounting rules of Lake Michigan diversion, wherein every drop of stormwater lost to our sewer system counts as water “taken” from the lake. Josh Ellis of the Metropolitan Planning Council will examine the Chicago region’s water supply and its intersection with stormwater issues, then discuss challenges and opportunities with putting stormwater to use. Beyond rain barrels and rain gardens, how can we simultaneously recharge water supplies, reduce utility costs, stimulate community redevelopment, and be a better steward of our Lake Michigan diversion? Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

300 East Randolph Vertical Completion

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, seating limited. Lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Joe Dolinar of Goettsch Partners, Lou Rosetti of Walsh Construction and Jim D'Amico of the John Buck Company lectures on the vertical completion of 300 East Randolph at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, April 14, 2010
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Joe Dolinar, Partner, Goettsch Partners; Lou Rosetti, Senior Project Manager, Walsh Construction; Jim D’Amico, Vice President, The John Buck Company

Chicagoans have watched the expansion of 300 East Randolph since 2006, as builders have nearly doubled the size of the massive building, adding 24 new floors to the original 33 stories. Learn about the challenges of this project, as well as the innovative features of the building’s original design that made the expansion possible.

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. You're also welcome to study any time the office is open. Note: if no one shows up to study by 6:30 p.m., the office will be closed.

Information: 312/670.7770

Brett Steele

6:00 p.m., Gallery 1100, Art & Architecture Building, 845 W. Harrison, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event (rescheduled from March 15th)

Lecture by Brett Steele, Director, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London

Information on-line.

Herbert Dreiseitl: Urban Waterscapes

7:00 p.m.,- Siegel Hall Auditorium, IIT, 3301 S. Dearborn
IIT College of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by Herbert Dreiseitl, landscape architect and water hydrologist, who will present Herbert Dreisteitl of Atelier Dreisetil lectures on Urban Waterscapes at Siegal Hall Auditorium, IIT, Chicago, April 14, 2010his works on Urban Waterscapes. Dreiseitl's designs have drawn international praise for their physical and thematic integration of water. "Water is far from being just a designer's resource or material: It begs to have its vital possibilities rediscovered," Dreiseitl says. "This starts at the beginning of the planning process for water projects, and involves linking up and integrating element themes. Knowledge of water's particular qualities as a material are needed, and often experiments need to be conducted to give a real idea of the result." He formed Atelier Dreiseitl in 1980 with a goal to promote sustainable projects with a high aesthetic and social value.

Information: on-line.

   April 15 , Thursday

It’s Easy Being Green - Sustainable Design for Non-Residential Wood Structures

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW/SD

This presentation by Cheryl Ciecko, AIA (WoodWorks North-Central) identifies major issues facing the building industry regarding climate change, while also examining the carbon cycle and the positive role wood plays in green building. The scientific measurement of "green" is introduced through discussion of Life Cycle Assessment along with the various Web-based tools available to measure LCA. This evaluation provides insights into how the most common building materials affect our environment. The most popular green rating systems will be reviewed, along the benefits of using wood and forestry issues in North America. Case studies will be presented. Bring lunch to buy a ticket in the first-floor store for the upstairs cafeteria.

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

Mid-Century Houses of Worship: A Radical Departure

12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Claudia Cassidy Theater, second floor of the Chicago Cultural CenterFrancis Butterfield and Matthew Crawford lecture on Mid-Century Hosues of Worship: A Radical Departure for Landmarks Illinois at the Chicago Cultural Center, April 15, 2010
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free event.

Lecture by Francis Butterfield and Matthew Crawford. The concept of religious spaces in the 20th century was a radical departure from the architectural traditions of centuries past. Following the Second Vatican Council of 1962-1965, Roman Catholic church architecture--and even worship spaces from other denominations--underwent a radical shift in both theory and design.

From Gothic Revival to Space Age Modernism, learn how the academic principals behind the 1950s-60s Liturgical Movement shaped a generation of religious architectural design.

Information: on-line or call 312/922.1742

Chicago Plan Commission

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

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

Warren Berger

5:30 p.m., lecture, book signing, 6:30 p.m., - Siegel Hall Auditorium, IIT, 3301 S. Dearborn
Harrington College of Design, IIT College of ArchitectureWarren Berger author of Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life, Your Business, and Maybe Even the World, lectures at Siegal Hall, IIT, for the Harrington College of Design, April 15, 2010
Free event

LeLecture by Warren Berger, author of Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life, Your Business, and Maybe Even the World. Design has moved far beyond million-dollar interiors and cool typefaces; today it’s all about optimism, action and unlimited possibilities. In GLIMMER, written by journalist Warren Berger in collaboration with Bruce Mau and other world famous designers, ten groundbreaking principles of design are shown in action-addressing business, social and personal challenges, and improving the way we think, work, and live.

Information: on-line.

Harold's Chicago: How Mayor Washington Changed the Face of the City

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold L Washington Library, 400 S. State
Free eventLee Bey lectures on Harold's Chicago: How Mayor Washington Changed the Face of the City, at the Harold L. Washington Library, Chicago, April 15, 2010

Lee Bey, Executive Director, Chicago Central Area Committee, gives an illustrated talk about Mayor Washington's key urban planning and public works initiatives which set the stage for a modern, resurgent Chicago that, sadly, the mayor did not live long enough to see.

Information: on-line.

Thomas Gordon Smith: Vocabulary, Proportion and Invention in Contemporary Classical Architecture

6:00 p.m. - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 50 E. Erie.
Sponsor: The Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America
$15.00 Chicago-Midwest ICA&CA members; $30.00 general public. Space limited to 60 guests.

University of Notre Dame professor, architect and author Thomas Gordon Smith's lecture Thomas Gorden Smith lectures on Vocabulary, Proportion and invention in Contemporary Classical Architecture at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, April 15, 2010will provide an introduction to the forms and ideas of the classical system of architecture as originally developed in ancient Greece and interpreted by Roman and Renaissance architects. The presentation will also explore how contemporary architects are inventively employing and reinterpreting the ancient canons to define a new classical architecture for our time.

Download registration form on-line. Information: on-line.

Design Exposed: SOM Black Box Studio

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, 224 S. Michigan Ave., #1000
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KCKeith Besserud conducts a tour of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP's Black Box Studio for AIA Chicago, April 15, 2010
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
Learning units: 1.5 LU

Keith Besserud, AIA, head of the Black Box Studio at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, will discuss projects on which his group has collaborated and the advanced computational design technologies the studio has developed. What is the role of design research and a specialized in-house “consultancy” within the context of an architecture firm? We will also look at the interdisciplinary approach towards algorithmic/parametric design as well as tools to create and investigate the “optimal” and the “novel.”

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

   April 16 , Friday

Juhani Pallasmaa: Twelve Themes in my Work: interplay of thought and formJuhani Pallasmaa lectures on Twelve Themes in my Work: interplay of thought and form at Siegal Hall, IIT, Chicago, April 16, 2010

6:00 p.m., Siegel Hall Auditorium, IIT, 3301 S. Dearborn Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by Juhani Pallasmaa, Architect, SAFA, Professor of Architecture, University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

   April 17 , Saturday

Tour: Redefining the Community Hospital

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Northwest Community Hospital, 800 W. Central Rd., Arlington Heights
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare Architecture KC
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
Learning units: 2 LU/HSW

Visit the innovative campus for a top-rated, community-based healthcare system. The AIA Chicago offers a tour of the new Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, April 17, 2010hospital’s “Triad of Care: Patient, Family, and Caregiver” concept informed decision-making throughout the process of creating its new building, designed by OWP/P Cannon Design. Process mapping and operational simulations assured that the hospital's needs are met for the present and future. Master planning facilitated the creation of a cohesive brand image, standardization, flexibility, clear circulation, easy way-finding, expansion of key services, and healing gardens. This project is on track toward a LEED Silver certification.

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

The Care and Maintenance of Your Historic Masonry Home

10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m., Community Room, Manning Public Library, 6 S. Hoyne
Sponsor: Chicago Greystone Initiative, Neighborhood Housing Services of ChicagoMario Machnikci lectures on The Care and Maintenace of Your Historic Masonry Home at the Manning Public Library, Chicago, April 17, 2010
Free event

From Greystones to Bungalows, Chicago neighborhoods are defined by brick & stone buildings. However, many homeowners are uncertain of how to preserve, maintain, and repair their historic masonry homes. Please join Mario Machnicki, President and Founder of Marion Restoration, for a free workshop on the care and maintenance of your historic masonry homes. With over 30-years of masonry construction experience, Mr. Machnicki will discuss common deterioration problems, how to identify priority repairs, and best practices for cleaning, repointing, etc.

RSVP via email or call Blanche at 773/522.4637. Information on-line.

   April 18 , Sunday

Architectural Walking Tour of Woodlawn Avenue with Sam Guard

1:00 p.m. - southeast corner 55th & South Woodlawn Avenue
Sponsor: Hyde Park Historical Society
Free event

Jack Spirice and architect and historian Sam Guard will lead a walking tour and conversation focusing on the houses on Woodlawn Avenue designed by Allen and Irving Pond. The discussion will include the work of other architects, as well as the social context of the street as it developed between the Columbian Exposition and World War I.

Information: on-line.

   April 19 , Monday

David Fisher: The Creator of Dynamic ArchitectureArchitect David Fisher, the Creator of Dynamic Architecture, lectures at Crown Hall, IIT, April 19, 2010

12:30 p.m., Lower Core, Crown HAll, IIT, 3360 S. State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by David Fisher, Architect, Dynamic Architecture, Florence Italy.

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

Buildings Without Walls: Plate Glass and the Chicago Skyscraper of the mid-1890's

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.,, refreshments, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., lecture, 18 S. Wabash
Sponsor: Association for Preservation Technology, Western Great Lakes Chapter, Construction History Society
Free event for APTWGLC members & sponsors, $10.00 for non-members, payable at theThomas Leslie lectures on Buildings Without Walls: Plate Glass and the Chicago Skyscraper of the mid-1890's for the APT Western Great Lakes Chapter, Chicago, April 19, 2010 event.
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A lecture by Thomas Leslie, AIA, Associate Professor, Iowa State University,
which will examine the brief history of plate glass manufacture in central Indiana and its effects on skyscraper design in Chicago. While the commercial architecture of nineteenth century Chicago is generally seen as an outgrowth of the metal skeleton frame in the 1880s, an equally intriguing tectonic development occured a decade later. Following the discovery of natural gas in central Indiana and the subsequent relocation of American glass production to within 100 niles of the Loop in 1891, commercial construction in Chicago adopted a radical new economic formula, one that pushed the transparency of the earlier skeleton framed buildings to fantastic lengths.

RSVP by Friday, April 16th via email. Information on-line.

Jesse Reiser + Nanako Umemoto

6:00 p.m., Gallery 1100, Art & Architecture Building, 845 W. Harrison, University of Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto lecture at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, April 19, 2010Illinois at Chicago
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event (rescheduled from February 8th.)

Lecture by Jesse Reiser + Nanako Umemoto, Principals, Reiser + Umemoto, New York

Information on-line.

   April 20 , Tuesday

Green Building Innovation Delegation Conference

8:00 a.m., - 5:00 p.m. - Deloitte Building - LEED Gold Certified Conference Center, 29th Floor, 111 S. Wacker Drive
Sponsor: The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest
Free event, registration required.

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACCoM) will bring a Green Building Innovation Delgation Conference, sponsored by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest in Chicago, April 20, 2010delegation of innovative German companies who specialize in energy-saving technologies and expertise for commercial and residential buildings to Chicago. The delegation’s purpose is to generate discussion and cooperation between German green building suppliers and their U.S. counterparts, by introducing their technologies to leading U.S. architects, construction firms, and suppliers in the industry.

This Green Building Innovation Conference will bring together leading companies from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss opportunities for cooperation and trends in energy efficient building technology.

Speakers will include Iris Behr, Vice Managing Director, Institute for Housing and Environment (IWU), John S. Durbrow, AIA, LEED Owner, BlueWork Design Group, LLC, Dr. Hartmut Grewe, Coordinator for Energy and Environmental Policies, Konrad Adenauer Foundation , and others
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Register on-line. Information on-line.

Chicago's Central Area Action Plan

5:00 P.M. - Burnham Conference Center at APA • 122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1600,
Sponsor: American Planning Association
Free event
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Over the past decade, the central six square miles of Chicago have undergone a dramatic transformation with unprecedented growth in both the residential and educational sectors as well as the construction of new public facilities and museums (most notably the opening of Millennium Park and the modern wing of the Art Institute on the north side of Grant Park).

The 2003 Central Area Plan provided a broad framework for new infrastructure and open space projects as well as a basis for Zoning Reform in 2004, and the 2009 Central Area Benet Haller of the City of Chicago lectures on Chicago's Central Area Action Plan for APA ChicagoAction Plan builds on this framework. The public projects are prioritized and quantified and growth projections updated to reflect current market conditions.

The CAAP takes as a given that the majority of new construction will be by the private sector, but that key public improvements will facilitate this investment and improve the quality of life for everyone who lives, works, or plays in the core of this world city.

Benet Haller from the City of Chicago will present this plan and discuss the impact of the global economy and other factors on the final recommendations.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

Tour: Perkins+Will, LEED-CI Platinum Certified

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 3600
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
Learning units: 1.5 LU/HSW/SD

The Chicago office of Perkins+Will was renovated between 2007 and 2008. Throughout the renovations, sustainability and creating a quality environment were primary influences in design and execution. The focus on efficiency of resources from water reduction to building reuse is evident in the resulting office space. As an extra challenge, the space was partially occupied during the phased construction, making air quality conditions both during and after construction a high priority. The final space is an open, flexible, efficient environment, friendly to both the environment and the users. Meet at the 36th floor of 330 N. Wabash Ave. at 5:30 p.m. sharp. A brief presentation starts at 5:45, followed by the office tour at 6:00. Limited to 50 participants

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and Registration 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.

Presentation by Tom Barrett, Green Water Infrastructure, Inc.

Capturing and using rainwater is enjoying revival as an alternate source of water enhancing 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.

   April 21 , Wednesday

Society of Architectural Historians 2010 Annual Meeting
Society of Architectural Historians, 2010 meeting, in Chicago, April 21-25
8:00 a.m., today through Sunday, April 25th., Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza and other locations
Sponsor: Society of Architectural Historians
$255,00 SAH members, 375.00 non-members; $355.00 and $475.00, respectively for visitors to Chicago not staying at a contracted hotel. $160.00 SAH Student member, $350.00, Chicago Chapter SAH (includes one year membership in the nationa. SAH), $205.00 student non-member.

Five days of symposiums, papers and tours. including an introductory address by Robert Bruegmann of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and sessions, such as

  • Territorial Imperative: Neighborhood Units, Superblocks, and Other Modern Techniques
  • Counter-Histories of Sustainability
  • South Asian Architectural and Urban Historiographies
  • Chicago in the World
  • Roman Architecture After Hadrian
  • Sensational Space: Architecture and the 7 Senses
  • Starlets and Starchitecture: “The Woman Business” in Contemporary Architecture
  • Exiled: Modern Architecture in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Beyond the City Limits: Midwestern Architecture Outside of Chicago
  • Redefining The Study of African Architecture

Also included are also over three dozen tours, led by historians such as Bart Windall, Geoffrey Baer, Rolf Achiles, Julia Bachrach, Gunny Harboe, Kevin Harrington, Lynette Stuhlmacher, Sally Sexton Kalmbach, Sam Guard, Stuart Cohen, Dennis McLendon and William Tyre, open to the public, but limited in the number of participants, usually 15 to 25.

Reservation form on-line. Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

Methods and Content in Landscape Histories:“SB 47 0” and Beyond - Landscape History Symposium

8:30 a.m., 5:30 P.M., Steamboat Room, Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
Sponsor: Society of Architectural Historians
$75.00 SAH members, $90.00 non-members, $60.00 students. Pre-registration required.
AIA/CES: 6 LU

This inaugural symposium explores the way changes in historical methods and content have informed landscape history scholarship. This symposium is an outgrowth of the roundtable pedagogy sessions held for the past five years during the annual SAH meetings offering an opportunity to critique the state of landscape history scholarship and teaching.

Susan Herrington and Thaisa Way will serve as moderators for a daylong schedule of speakers who examine or compare historical approaches with methodologies from parallel fields such as geography, anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, and architecture. Are there hybrid approaches? Are various methods competing with each other? To what extent do we enrich or dilute the formation of our own perspective of landscape history when we use other methods?

Reservation form on-line. Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

The Challenge of Preserving Public Housing - Historic Preservation Colloquium

9:00 a.m., 4:00 P.M., Merchants Room, Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
Sponsor: Society of Architectural Historians
$75.00 SAH members, $90.00 non-members, $60.00 students. Pre-registration required.

One of the most difficult building types to preserve and reuse in the United States has been public housing. Although early projects—dating from the 1930s and 1940s—were widely praised for their innovative designs and site plans, most of them have been demolished in recent years with little thought of reuse. The causes are multiple: poor public perceptions, outmoded housing authority policies, and criticisms of failed high-rise public housing projects. The 2010 Historic Preservation Colloquium will address the history of public
housing design, some recent rehabilitation successes (and failures), and some new directions.

The program will be moderated by James Peters, President and Executive Director, Landmarks Illinois. Participants will include: Sunny Fischer, Board Member, National Public Housing Museum and Executive Director, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation;
Michael Jackson, Chief Architect, Preservation Services Division, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency; and Elizabeth Milnarik, Associate Architect, Stewardship of
Historic Sites, National Trust for Historic Preservation
After lunch, there will be an afternoon of works highlighted in the morning discussion.

Reservation form on-line. Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

The Autobiography of Irving K. Pond

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, seating limited. Lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.David Swan, co-author, discusses his book The Autobiography of Irving K. Pond, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, April 21, 2010
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Lecture by David Swan, Chicago architect and author.

Although Irving K. and Allen B. Pond—brothers and partners—are lesser-known architects compared with their contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright, they also built modern architecture that met the needs of late 19th and early 20th century Chicagoans. Join Swan as he presents graphic material that has not been seen for more than a century.

A book signing will follow in the Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop.

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. You're also welcome to study any time the office is open. Note: if no one shows up to study by 6:30 p.m., the office will be closed.

Information: 312/670.7770

Jim Patchett/Conservation Design Forum: Design for Sustainable Systems

6:00 p.m., Wishnick Hall Auditorium, IIT, 3255 S. Dearborn Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by Jim Patchett, Adjunct Professor of Architecture, IIT, Conservation Design Forum, Ann Arbor, Michigan and Elmhurst, Illinois.

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

Modular Interior Construction: Design, Bottom-line and the Environment

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 Ellen Hanson, DIRTT Environmental Solutions.

Modular Interior Construction: Design, Bottom-line & the Environment is a presentation designed to discover why material choices are not enough to create a truly environmentally sustainable workspace. Participants will explore and discuss the evolution of the modular interior construction industry from being movable parts and pieces to a design opportunity offering end-users better return on investment and an environmental choice that does not simply create a better class of waste.

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.

Community Interface Committee: Visiting Schools

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Community Interface Committee
Free event

In response to the challenge from AIA Illinois president Mike Rogers that every member of AIA Illinois visit a school during 2010 and talk to students, as well as to continue our efforts at encouraging community interface, the CIC invites you to an evening with Jennifer Masengarb, education specialist from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Jennifer will discuss school visit techniques, review available reference materials for K-12Jennifer Masengarb, author of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's The ARchitecture Handbook: A Student Guide to Understanding Building, lectures at AIA Chicago April 21, 2010 education, and describe what an architect can expect when making his/her first school visit. All are welcome to attend. Anyone who is already well-versed in meeting with children and teens is welcome to share experiences and advice.

In her role at CAF, Jennifer has written curricula and developed workshops for K-12 teachers and students over the past ten years. She is the author of two CAF publications: Schoolyards to Skylines: Teaching with Chicago’s Amazing Architecture and The Architecture Handbook: A Student Guide to Understanding Buildings. Both books have received national AIA Honor Awards for Collaborative Achievement. Jennifer is also the primary author for CAF’s newly-developed digital curriculum which teaches upper-level high school students about the design and construction of green schools.

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

   April 22 , Thursday

SEAOI Midwest Bridge Symposium

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, 111 W. Grand Ave.
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$250.00 for SEAOI members, $350.00 non-members by April 14, thereafter $300.00, SEAOI members, $400.00 non-members
7.5 CE units
SEAOI Midwest Bridge Symposium, Chicago, April 22, 2010
The Bridge Symposium has been held annually since 2004. It was started to give bridge engineers a forum to share analysis, design, and construction information from recent projects with unique and/or distinguishing design characteristics. The symposium comprises a single session with breakfast and lunch. The session includes approximately 15 presentations.

Information and registration form on-line.

Education KC planning meeting

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Education KC

Please join the newly formed Education KC's planning meeting. Bring your lunch, beverages provided.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

   April 24 , Saturday

Communal Healing Frameworks for Wounded Warriors and Their Families

8:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Prentice Women's Hospital, 250 East Superior Street, 3rd floor conference center
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare Architecture KC, American Academy of Healthcare Architects
$40.00, members and non-members
Learning units: 5 LU/HSW

The symposium will bring together a variety of perspectives from former military physicians, combat veterans, researchers, psychologists, civilian physicians, complementary medicine researchers, and designers to examine communal healing frameworks for wounded warriors, vets, and their families. Presentations will be made about the integration of communal healing programming with communal healing space: examining how communal environments can be used as a tool for communal healing programming.

Panel 1 (morning): Communal Healing Programs; Panel 2 (afternoon):Communal Healing Environments

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

Society of Architectural Historians 2010 Benefit: Chicago's Cutting Edge 70's

6:00 - 9:00 P.M., Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: Society of Architectural Historians
$125.00. Reservations requested by April 16.

The Society of Architectural Historians is celebrating two special landmark events on the last evening of its 63rd Annual Meeting in Chicago: the 70th anniversary of SAH's founding and the vital, innovative Chicago architectural community of the 1970s. There will also be a silent auction.

This years honoree's include:

  • Seymour Persky, Parliament Enterprises
  • Carter Manny, The Graham Foundation
  • Founders of The Chicago Seven: Tom Beeby, Larry Booth, Stuart Cohen, James Ingo Freed, James Nagle, Stanley Tigerman, and Ben Weese
  • Founders of Chicago Women in Architecture: Cynthia Weese, Carol Ross Barney, Gertrude Lempp Kerbis, Nancy Abshire, Gunduz Dagdalen, Natalie de Blois, Laura Fisher and Jane Jacobson

Master of ceremonies will be WTTW's Geoffrey Baer.

Proceeds from the benefit will support the ongoing educational mission of the Society of Architectural Historians. Among the Society's new educational initiatives are the development of two national humanities-based architectural programs for middle and high school students, particularly those in economically vulnerable states such as Mississippi and Michigan.

Reservation form on-line. Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

   April 27 , Tuesday

The Shanghai Tower Adventure” Living and Working in China

5:00 p.m., registration, 5:30 p.m., dinner, 6:30 p.m., program, at the Union League, 65 W. Jackson
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute,
Free for chapter members, non-members $45.00
1.0 AIA/CES in HSW

Alexsandar “Sasha” Zeljic and Michael Concannon of Gensler- Chicago will focus on the aspects of working and living in one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the world, Alexsander Zeljic and Michael Concannon of Gensler-Chicago discuss The Shanghai Tower Adventure: Living and Working in China for the Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute at the Union League, April 27, 2010coupled with the task of developing the 632 meter tall Shanghai Tower.

  • Analyze the “China specific” design processes and how to balance it within the complex and multiple layered design review processes essential to the approval of the project.
  • Understand the essentials of any supertall building – an efficient structural system; Class “A” elevatoring concept; and delivering innovative architectural design…2000 feet in the air.
  • Evaluate the implementation of unique sustainable features for an emerging energy conscious country involving passive dual skin design; wind turbines, geothermal piles; co-generation and water re-usage.
  • Getting the most out of working in China and emerging countries within Southeast Asia

Registration and info on-line.

   April 28 , Wednesday

Soldier Field and the Hopes 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. Lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.Author Liam T.A. Ford lectures on his book, Soldier Field and the Hopes of Chicago, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, April 28, 2010
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Lecture
by Liam T.A. Ford, Chicago Tribune reporter.

The cultural significance of Chicago’s lakefront stadium goes well beyond the design of the original arena. Soldier Field and its place in Chicago history show how Chicagoans—and their less-than-reform-minded politicians—adopted the City Beautiful spirit of the Burnham Plan. Ford, who led the Chicago Tribune’s reporting on Soldier Field’s remaking, discusses the stadium’s complex history.

A book signing will follow in the Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop

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. You're also welcome to study any time the office is open. Note: if no one shows up to study by 6:30 p.m., the office will be closed.

Information: 312/670.7770

   April 29 , Thursday

Real Estate Investment Acquisitions 2010 - The Thawing-out Process Begins

7:45 a.m., registration and continental breakfast, 8:15 a.m., announcements and program, 9:00 a.m., Q&A, 9:15 a.m., adjourn, Main Lounge, Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago
$50,00 members, $65.00 non-members

In the wake of a gridlocked transaction market over the last couple of years, signs of market activity are surfacing. ULI Chicago will hear from a panel of industry participants, regarding the current state of the real estate investment acquisition market.

•What are investor’s financial goals, including risk and return parameters, in today’s market?
•Who is buying and and what is their strategy and approach?
•What are today’s metrics for valuation and underwriting and how do these compare to three years ago?
•What are the pricing trends?
•What does it take to get a deal done today?

Moderator and panelist will be James S. Smith, Managing Principal, Kensington Realty Advisors, with additional panelists Alan W. George, Executive Vice President, Equity Residential and George A. Pandaleon, President, Inland Institutional Capital Partners

Information on-line. Registration form on-line.

Japanism and the Arts and Crafts Movement

6:00 p.m., Richard H.Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie
Sponsor: Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Free event. Reservations required.

Lecture by Ellen E. Roberts, Assistant Curator of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.

Ellen Roberts explores the relationship between the Arts and Crafts movement and Japanism, or the craze for all things Japanese, in Britain and America. Arts and Crafts practitioners admired Japanese works because they were thought to derive from a culture that was free from the depravities of modern industrialism. This romanticized view of Japan made its art seem the perfect model for Arts and Crafts creations. At the same time, as artisans studied more Japanese objects, they began to emulate these works’ underlying design strategies. Japanesque characteristics such as simplicity, geometry, and modularity helped to lead British and American designers toward modernism.

Reservations (required): 312.482.8933, x21 or via e-mail Information: on-line.

Architects & Beyond II

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - location, TBD
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
Learning units: 1.5 LU

Our first Architects & Beyond event brought to you architects who built a creative and successful business outside of the architecture arena. Architects & Beyond II will focus on architects who started their own practice and developed the skills necessary to managing, promoting and growing a successful business. Hear from young firms around on how they started their practice, their struggles and successes, marketing strategies, and vital business resources for growing their practice - and lessons learned along the way. Come prepared with a pad and pen as you will hear some key strategies that these individuals employed in order to turn themselves into valuable assets and gain recognition on a wide scale. Be ready to turn your focus back to you and identify your own strengths to create your own success story, but not before you take the time to gain at least three new connections before you leave.

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