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   August 3 , Tuesday

Introduction to Permit Services in Chicago

9:00 -11:00 a.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for members, $15,00, non-members
2 LU/HSW

Are you up to date on the policies and procedures of the Chicago Dept. of Buildings? Hear about this essential step in design and construction from Deputy Commissioner Gerard Pascazio, AIA, and Assistant Commissioner Hal Hutchinson, RA. They will cover six topics: East Permit Process; Standard Plan Review (Structural Peer Review; Certified Corrections, Self Certification Program); Developer Services; On-Line Account; and Permit Fee Method.

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

First Tuesdays Happy Hour

5:30 - 8:00 p.m., - Plymouth Restaurant & Bar, 327 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event.

Join us on the rooftop deck at Plymouth Restaurant & Bar. This month's specials are $3 select pints. As always, bring your business cards and your outgoing personalities.

Information online.

   August 4 , Wednesday

The Plan for Transformation and the Future of Public Housing

9:30 a.m, - National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1431 W. Taylor
Sponsor: National Public Housing MuseumPaul Fischer lectures on The Plan for Transformation and the Future of Public Housing, for the National Public Housing Museum, Chicago, August 4, 2010
Free event

Lecture by Paul Fischer, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Lake Forest College. The talk will be followed by a walking tour of the Public Housing Museum's future home, the last building the Jane Adams Homes, 1322 W. Taylor.

Information: on-line. RSVP to Jordan Glover, 312/996.0834, or via email, no later than noon on the Tuesday before the tour.

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. The building's cleaning staff will not respond to your pantomines of wanting to be admitted, no matter how creative.

Information: 312/670.7770

   August 5 , Thursday

A Break with the Past: The Bauhaus, Hitler, and Chicago

12:00 p.m., - Smart Museum of Art, 5550 South Greenwood
Sponsor: Smart Museum of Art
Free event, advance registration required.

Alan Fern, emeritus director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery, discusses the people and ideas that led to the foundation of the Bauhaus, a school of architecture and design that opened in Weimar in 1919. Eventually closed by Hitler’s Third Reich, the Bauhaus school of masters and students dispersed—only to play a major role in shaping contemporary aesthetics in America and around the globe.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mid-Century: "Good Design" in Europe and America, 1850–1950, on view at the Smart Museum of Art from July 8 to September 5, 2010.

To register, contact Kristy Peterson via email or call 773/702.2351. Information online.

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, where the Program Committee will meet at 11:15 a.m.
Open to the public

Information on-line.

All About IDP and ARE

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum, NCARB
Free event
1.5 LU

Whether you have just enrolled in the Intern Development Program or you're considering starting the Architect Registration Examination, this program is for you. Harry M. Falconer Jr., Nick Serfass, Rachel Allegra Kros, and Martin Smith from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, will explain these two phases of the licensure process, which in Illinois may now be undertaken simultaneously. Learn the essentials of both, and if you have questions about how you're proceeding through either one, bring them to this presentation. Frank Heitzman, AIA, IDP coordinator for AIA Chicago and AIA Northeast Illinois, will also participate in this program., as will Luis Martinez from the Illinois Architecture Licensing Board.

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

   August 10 , Tuesday

QuickBooks for Small Firms

9:00 -11:00 a.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC, Small Project Pratitioners Roundtable
Free for members, $15,00, non-members
2 LU

Are you using or considering QuickBooks for your practice? Learn from experts on how this software can help you track your firm's finances. Sandy Lange and Wendy Thompson from Mann, Weitz & Associates LLC, accountants for AIA Chicago, will show you how. They will cover: (1) QuickBooks software overview: QuickBooks Pro versus Premier version; what's new in QuickBooks 2010; things you didn't know QuickBooks could do; (2) Analyzing financial data using QuickBooks: using the report center; standard financial reports; graphs and charts; customer, vendor and sales reports; budget and forecast reports; customizing reports; etc. ; (3) Internal controls to reduce the risk of fraud: why you should care about internal controls; segregation of duties; internal controls assessment; how to implement internal controls in QuickBooks.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and registration 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.

Hospitable Design: Chicago Architects Design Here and Far

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Interior Architecture KCHospital Design: Chicago Architects Design Here and Far, panel at AIA/Chicago
Free for members, $15,00, non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

What’s new in hotel design? How do hotels distinguish themselves from each other? What are the differences working with domestic and foreign clients? Hear from four Chicago firms who are designing hotels in Chicago, Asia, and the Middle East: Walter Eckenhoff, FAIA, Eckenhoff Saunders; Patricia Rotondo, Assoc. AIA, IIDA, VOA Associates Inc.; Jackie Koo, AIA, IIDA, Koo and Associates; James Zheng, AIA, Goettsch Partners; moderator: Kristin Conry, AIA, director, Architecture & Design, Hyatt.

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

   August 11 , Wednesday

Public Housing and Historic Preservation

9:30 a.m, - National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1431 W. Taylor
Sponsor: National Public Housing MuseumAnne Dodge lectures on Public Housing and Historic Preservation, for the National Public Housing Museum, Chicago, August 4, 2010
Free event

Anne Dodge, NEH Project Director, NPHM lectures on how saving buildings saves history.. The talk will be followed by a walking tour of the Public Housing Museum's future home, the last building the Jane Adams Homes, 1322 W. Taylor.

Information: on-line. RSVP to Jordan Glover, 312/996.0834, or via email, no later than noon on the Tuesday before the tour.

Urban Design Practice: SCB in the Middle EastChristine Carlyle discusses Urban Design Practice: Solomon Cordwell Buenz in the Middle East for AIA Chicago, August 11, 2010

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Solomon Cordwell Buenz, 625 N. Michigan Ave., 8th floor
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional & Urban Design KC
Free for members, $15,00, non-members
1 LU

Explore the professional practice of urban design by visiting Solomon Cordwell Buenz and hearing from Christine Carlyle AIA, AICP, about her firm's work in the Middle East, followed by a tour of the office. SBC will discuss their work in Abu Dhabi, UAE: the Capital District City Center Master Plan, which focuses on the post-oil era and sustainable energy. The firm's work in Saudi Arabia will be reviewed as well. The differences between working in the U.S. and abroad in terms of relationships between client, designer, consultants, and government agencies will also be considered.

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. 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

   August 12, Thursday

Significance and Survival of the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio/Residences in Los Angeles

8:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, AIA Chicago, Friends of the VDL Research Site
$20.00; $10.00 students, proceeds to benefit the Friends of the VDL Research Site
1 LU

When Richard J. Neutra (1892-1970) emigrated to the U.S. in 1923, he came to Chicago, whose architecture he had studied in Dr. Raymond Richard Neutra lectures on Significance and Survival of the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio/Residents in Los Angeles, at AIA/Chicago, August 12, 2010Vienna. He spent three years here, working at Holabird and Roche and at Taliesen with Frank Lloyd Wright. He then moved to Los Angeles where he spent the rest of his life. One of his most significant works, the VDL Studio/Residences in Los Angeles, is in need of restoration. Friends of VDL and Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Environmental Design have launched a joint campaign to restore the compound, to fund its ongoing maintenance, and to institute new on-site programming.

Dr. Raymond Richard Neutra will give a lecture on Neutra compound, which was a social and technological experiment designed in three phases: 1932, 1940, and 1966 (the final phase was undertaken by Richard and his architect son Dion Neutra, FAIA). It accommodated three households and Neutra's small architectural office on a 60 x 70 foot lot. Aside from the historic interest in the careers of Neutra and others who started their work in this location, the compound reminds visitors of ongoing design questions: (1) How can one accommodate life and work on a small footprint? (2) How can one emphasize the sights, sounds, and smells of nature on a small urban lot? (3) How can one make beautiful use of new and sustainable technologies and materials? (4) How can one be sensitive to climate? (5) How can one inform design with sociological and biological research knowledge.

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

   August 16 , Monday

Independence Park Bungalow: Planning Old and Green

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Häfele America Co, 154 W. Hubbard
Sponsor: Hafele Chicago Showroom

Free event, registration requested.
1.0 CES, AIA

Presentation by Robin Whitehurst, AIA, LEED AP, Principal of Bailey Edward Architecture; and Greg Williams, LEED AP, AIA Assoc, Bailey Edward Architecture, Robin Whitehurst and Greg Williams discuss the green renovation of the Independence Park Bungalow at Hafele Chicago showroom, August 16, 2010

The Independence Park Bungalow was constructed in the early 1920s as a single family residence. The Chicago Park District purchased the bungalow in 1936 and incorporated it into Independence Park where it is currently used for community activities, staff offices and storage. Now, 78 years later the Park District is updating the structure to be more energy efficient, while still maintaining the historic fabric of the Chicago bungalow -- which is a defining housing type for the city of Chicago. All work performed will meet the LEED Silver standard, a City of Chicago requirement. In addition, the renovation of this bungalow will serve as a model for the green renovation of historic buildings for future Chicago Park District projects.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

   August 17 , Tuesday

RAW3 (Reimagined Architecture Worlds)

6:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Rodan,1530 N. Milwaukee
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free for members, $15,00, non-members - limited to 50 attendees
1 LU

All young professionals and architecture students are invited to submit their projects for RAW3, or to come and listen to those who do present. RAW, or Reimagined Architecture Worlds, will reveal proposals which question and challenge traditional practice. If you have a project which suggests an experimental or innovative approach within architecture or design, you are encouraged to present: built, unbuilt and conceptual proposals are welcome. The format is open - projector, pin-up areas, and model displays will be provided - but you are limited to a fifteen-minute presentation. Join the exciting discussion we’re hoping to provoke. Be there and be inspired! If you are interested in presenting, e-mail a project description and images by July 20 to contact@darya-web.com.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line. RSVP on-line.

   August 18 , Wednesday

A Cultural Experience: Exploring the Society and Culture of Public Housing

9:30 a.m, - National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1431 W. Taylor
Sponsor: National Public Housing MuseumKeith L. Magee lectures on A Cultural Experience: Exploring the Society and Culture of Public Housing, for the National Public Housing Museum, Chicago, August 4, 2010
Free event

A lecture by Keith L. Magee, Executive Director, NPHM. The talk will be followed by a walking tour of the Public Housing Museum's future home, the last building the Jane Adams Homes, 1322 W. Taylor.

Information: on-line. RSVP to Jordan Glover, 312/996.0834, or via email, no later than noon on the Tuesday before the tour.

Best Practices: Project Checklist

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free event

The national AIA Best Practices Committee is looking to develop a series of Project Checklists which willl become attachments to a corresponding series of Best Practices essays posted on the AIA Web site. These checklists will help architects as they address project delivery methods, sustainability, BIM, building performance requirements, and quality management. The committee's plan is to start with a Best Practice focused on Schematic Design and then continue developing additional checklists through 2010-2011. Michael Lough, AIA, principal of Integral Consulting LLC, chairs the AIA Best Practices committee, and he will lead this effort with volunteers from AIA Chicago. Anyone interested in contributing to this effort is encouraged to attend the first working session. Can't attend the meeting? Contact Mike via email and let him know you want to get involved.

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. 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

   August 19, Thursday

Understanding Architectural Hardware Submittals - DSS 310

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
1 LU/HSW

Learn to read and interpret hardware submittals, leading to a better focus on how hardware submittals and specifications must work together. Dewain Peterson, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions, will cover: where to look for signs of fire ratings and how to determine if openings meet fire ratings, life safety codes, and accessibility standards; and how to look at hardware schedule submittals to confirm security issues are being met as specified

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
Open to the public

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

Tour: Columbia College Media Production CenterAIA/Chicago offer tour of Columbia College Media Production Center, designed by Studio/Gang Architects,

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Columbia College Media Production Center, 1600 S. State St.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design and Education KCs
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members - limited to 40 participants
1 LU/HSW/SD

Columbia College and Studio/Gang Architects host a tour of the recently completed Media Production Center. This innovative building houses large film and animation studios, sound stage, classrooms, and workshops for the college's School of Media Arts. The tour will be led by a member of the Studio Gang design team and a representative from the college. In addition to the unique programmatic and site requirements, learn about the building's sustainable elements that put it on track for LEED Silver certification.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information and registration on-line.restoration architect Gunny Harboe offers a tour of Louis Sullivan's Carson Pirie Scott Building sponsored by Chicago's Glesnner House Museum, August 19. 2010

Tour of Sullivan's Carsons Building with Gunny Harboe

5:30 p.m. - former Carson Pirie Scott Building, State and Madison
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$25.00 per person, pre=paid reservations required.

Join restoration architect Gunny Harboe for this exclusive tour of the recently restored Carsons Building, generally regarded as one of Louis Sullivan's masterpieces. Learn about the restoration process, the hidden surprises and treasures discovered along the way, and see Sullivan's beautiful design up close, as it appeared when the building was first completed.

Information:on-line. RSVP to 312/326.1480

   August 23 , Monday

Visiting Schools - Session 1

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., John Buck Lecture Hal
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Community Interface Committee
Free event

What buildings, ideas, people, or activities first made you excited about architecture as a kid? AIA Illinois president Mike Rogers has challenged every AIA member in the state to visit a school during 2010 in order to help students of all ages discover architecture and better understand the profession. (President Roger’s letter is here). The Community Interface Committee (CIC) of AIA Chicago is partnering with the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) during the 2010 – 2011 school year for a series of ‘Architects in the Schools’ visits to Chicago area 3rd – 8th grade classrooms. (Visits scheduled to begin in fall 2010; the number of visits is up to you.)

Workshop Session 1 covers what to expect at the school, how to work with various age groups, and introduces the classroom-ready lessons. Session 2 includes hands-on training in specific activities requested by local teachers to help integrate architecture into their math, science, history, and art lessons. For over ten years, CAF has been at the forefront of K-12 architectural education in the US. Youth Education staff Jennifer Masengarb and Jean Linsner will share activities from CAF’s publications Schoolyards to Skylines: Teaching with Chicago’s Amazing Architecture and The Architecture Handbook: A Student Guide to Understanding Buildings. Both books have received a national AIA Honor Award for Collaborative Achievement and are used across the country.

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

   August 24 , Tuesday

Design of Low-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings

all-day seminar. UBS Tower, 1 North Wacker, Michigan I Room
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$300.00 members, $400.00 non-members, advance reservations required.; after August 16th, $400 and $475, respectively.
8 hours continuing education credit


This seminar will assist in the analysis, design, and detailing of low-rise reinforced concrete buildings in accordance with the 2009 International Building Code and the 2008 ACI Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. The following topics are covered:

· Selection of economical floor system
· Selection of lateral system
· Design and detailing for SDCS A and B
· Design and detailing for SDC C
· Design and detailing for SDCS D, E, and F

Flowcharts, design aids, and worked-out examples are presented that illustrate the design and detailing of beams, slabs, columns, walls, diaphragms, and foundations for different seismic design categories. Approximate methods to determine lateral stiffness of lateral-force-resisting systems and distribution of lateral forces to the vertical resisting elements are also provided.

David A. Fanella, Ph.D., S.E., P.E., F.ASCE, is Associate Principal and Director of New Structures at Klein and Hoffman Inc., Chicago. He has authored or co-authored many structural publications, including a series of articles on time-saving methods for reinforced concrete design.

Information and registration form on-line. If you have questions, please call Elizabeth O'Connor at 312/726.4165, ext. 301.

Urban Morphology

5:30 P.M. - Burnham Conference Center at APA • 122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200,
Sponsor: American Planning Association
Free event
CM 1.0

Urban morphology seeks to understand the spatial structure and character of an urban area by examining its patterns and the process Christopher Miller lectures on Urban Morphology for APA Chicagoof its development. While urban morphology has been a disciplinary specialization amongst American geographers for years, only in southern Europe, where there was no historical separation of planning and architecture, has the work of urban morphologists been brought to bear in the training of architects.

In the ongoing work of the International Seminar on Urban Form, Christopher Miller, Graduate Program Coordinator for Judson University's Department of Architecture, is exploring with his students a more research-oriented approach to the American architectural value in contextual design. Miller will share recent student work that examines questions like: Can typology be used to solve the problem of the big box in a 19th-century fabric? How is morphology a condition for pedestrian connectivity? Can the connectivity inherent in a historic fabric be the prescriptive standard for infill.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

   August 25 , Wednesday

From the Projects to Princeton: Using My Past to Change My Future

9:30 a.m, - National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1431 W. Taylor
Sponsor: National Public Housing MuseumShalanda Dexter lectures on From the Projects to Princeton: Using My Past to Change My Future, for the National Public Housing Museum, Chicago, August 4, 2010
Free event

A lecture by Shalanda Dexter, historian and Cabrini Green alum. The talk will be followed by a walking tour of the Public Housing Museum's future home, the last building the Jane Adams Homes, 1322 W. Taylor.

Information: on-line. RSVP to Jordan Glover, 312/996.0834, or via email, no later than noon on the Tuesday before the tour.

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

   August 30 , Monday

Swiss Design Award Panel Discussion and Reception

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State
Sponsor: IIT School of Architecture, Swiss Consulate of ChicagoVictor Margolin leads a panel discussion at the opening of the exhibition Get Inspired! The Swiss Design Award, at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, August 30, 2010

A panel discussion on design will be led by Victor Margolin, Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, followed with a cocktail reception. The program is put on to mark the opening of Get Inspired! The Swiss Design Award traveling exhibit, whichwill be on display in Crown Hall from Tuesday, August 31 to Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Information: on-line. RSVP required. Respond by August 25 via email.