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   February 2 , Tuesday

Understanding Government Contracting and Legal Issues

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

Understanding Federal, State and local government regulations in public project contracting is crucial to liability and your bottom line. These issues include, ethics policies, contractor registration, response to Request for Proposal, Set-Aside and diversity programs and Joint Venture arrangements, bid protests, E-verify, and other laws that regulate government contracting. This dinner presentation will provide an overview of various regulations that can impact expose your firms to liability and impact your bottom line. The session will be interactive and questions are welcome. The presenter will be Michelle Kantor, Esq. heads up the Construction Law practice group in the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins LLC.

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. - Theory Chicago, 9 W. Hubbard
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

New month, new location - meet some new people! Tuesday specials include $5 burgers, $6 pinot grigio, and $3 Goose Island drafts.

Information online.

For Better or For Worse: Architects in Love

6:00 - 7:15 p.m., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsors: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$5.00 CAF members, $10.00 non-members (includes love-themed refreshments)

Does love spark creativity? Does romance make great architecture? Get ready for For Better or For Worse:  Architects in Love, panel at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, February 2, 2010Valentine’s Day at the Chicago Architecture Foundation with a tour deep into the heart of design partnership. Three prominent Chicago architectural couples reveal the joys and sorrows of working under Cupid’s wing. The panel, moderated by AIA Chicago’s Executive Director, Zurich Esposito, will have as its participants Stanley Tigerman and Margaret McCurry of Tigerman McCurry Architects; Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn of UrbanLab; Joe Valerio of Valerio Dewalt Train Associates and Linda Searl of Searl Lamaster Howe Architects.

Register on-line, or call Whitney Moeller, Manager of Public Programs at 312.922.3432 x 271 Information on-line.

Designing Natural Areas That Work

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 Jack Pizzo, Pizzo & Associates, LTD

The most fundamental sustainable action is returning the natural ecological function and balance to the Earth. Nothing can perform this task better than restoring our existing natural areas to health and returning our underutilized spaces to natural areas and native landscapes. Designing natural areas that function can be challenging, but with the correct site evaluation, design, implementation, and stewardship your natural areas can be beautiful attributes to you and your neighbors. Join Jack Pizzo for a discussion of successful design strategies for natural areas and native landscapes.

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.

   February 3 , Wednesday

2009 Patron of the Year Awards:
An Overview of Those Who Brought Great Architecture to 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.South Side Chiller Plant, University of Chicago, Murphy/Jahn architects among Chicago Architecture 2009 Patron of the Year Award winners to be discussed at lunchtime Chicago Architecture Foundation lecture, February 3, 2010
AIA/CES 1

Unique among architecture awards, the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Patron of the Year awards honor business and civic leaders who, by commissioning and financing buildings, significantly contribute to Chicago’s built environment. Hear jury members and winners of the 2009 awards discuss the relationship between clients and designers as they partner to create exciting, new architecture in Chicago.

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 and the cat will be very lonely.

Information: 312/670.7770

   February 4 , Thursday

And Finally, the Good News about Block 37

12:15 P.M., Millennium Room, 5th floor east, Chicago Cultural Center, Washington and Michigan Paul Fitzpatrick and Joey Carr of Joseph Freed and Associates discuss And Finally, the Good News about Block 37 for Friends of Downtown at the Chicago Cultural Center, February 4, 2010
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown.
Free event.

Paul Fitzpatrick and Joey Carr of Joseph Freed and Associates LLC (JFA) will report on the current status of the downtown mixed-use project known as Block 37. JFA purchased the project from The Mills Corporation in early 2007 and has been leasing the project while completing construction. As of October 15, 2009, the Pedway and certain street level retailers, including PUMA, Zara, Anthropologie, Steve Madden and Swarovski were due to open in November, 2009. The project will continue its leasing and as additional retailers complete their build outs, they will open, with the project projected to be completed by December, 2010.

Join Lesley Slavitt, Vice President of Government Relations and University Outreach for Roosevelt University and Chris Groesbeck of VOA Associates Incorporated, an architecture, planning and interior design firm, as they share their knowledge of and enthusiasm for this exiting project.

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: LEED for 2030—Moving LEED Forward

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Merchandise Mart, Haworth Showroom - Suite 312
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, U.S. Green Building Council
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
AIA/CES: 2

Presentation by Gail Borthwick, AS+GG; Geoff Walters, OWP/P Cannon Design;
Mark Sexton, Kruek Sexton; David Wilts, Shen Milsom & Wilke

Our industry goals for 2030 are very ambitious. The USGBC with the LEED certification program has contributed greatly towards the achievement of the 2030 goals; however, the rating system will need to evolve in some significant ways in order for a “LEED” building to achieve the goals of 2030. Let’s start looking forward to the next version of LEED and how we can move building science to a more sophisticated level. This discussion is an overview of how the design and construction industry can work together moving forward in order to attain the 2030 goals

Information and registration on-line.

   February 8 , Monday

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby: Work in Process

6:00 - 7:00 P.M., Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
Free event

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby met as architecture students at the Royal College of Art in London and founded their British-based design firm BarberOsgerby in 1996. Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby: Work in Process, lecture sponsored by the Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, FebruaryLaunched to critical acclaim with the design of the Loop Table, produced by Isokon in 1997, the firm has since become known for their diverse output in which they experiment with new materials and technological processes to create elegant work pared down to its essential elements. Their portfolio of work includes lighting for Flos, furniture for Established and Sons, and glassware for Venini. In 2006, BarberOsgerby was jointly proclaimed, along with Established and Sons, "Designers of the Future" at Design Miami/Basel.

BarberOsgerby's work is held in the permanent collections of museums around the world including Victoria and Albert, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Design Museum, London; and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

   February 9 , Tuesday

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.

Fresh

6:00 P.M. - Lincoln Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 1150 W. Fullerton Sponsor: Urban Habitat Chicago
Free event for members only. ($25.00 annual membership, $45.00 family) seats very limited, registration requested.




Fresh
celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet. Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivor’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

Demystifying LEED for Homes

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 Jason La Fleur, Alliance for Environmental Sustainability

The U.S. Green Building Council’s residential rating system, LEED for Homes,
Jason La Fleur of the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability discusses Demystifying NEED for Homes at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, February 18, 2010covers major home renovations and new construction of single-family homes, multi-family apartments and condos, and mixed-use residential buildings. Learn how LEED homes are healthier, more comfortable and have lower utility bills. Common myths such as cost and complexity will be dispelled and the benefits of the LEED for Homes rating system will be featured, using local Chicago projects as case studies.

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.

   February 10 , Wednesday

Conservation and Restoration of Outdoor Sculpture

12:00 p.m. - SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Avenue
Sponsor: The School of the Art Institute, Historic Preservation ProgramKaren Fix lectures on the Conservation and Restoration of Outdoor Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, February 10, 2010
Free event

Karen J. Fix of Conservation Artisans has spent her career restoring and conserving a variety of sculpture and monuments in many materials, including bronze and stone nad has an advanced understanding of both chemistry and craft of scul[ture conservation.

Information: 312/629.6583

Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River Initiatives

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

Great Lakes issues are being addressed by a multitude of groups both in the US and David Ullrich, executive director of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, lectures at AIA Chicago, February 10, 2010Canada. The focus of these groups is primarily water quality and conservation, while others address governance issues. David Ullrich, executive director of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, will present an overview of Great Lakes organizations and their efforts to improve our great lakes. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

The Skyscraper and the Modern City: Chicago and New York

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Graham Foundation for the Fine Arts
Free event, seating limited. Lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Gail Fenske, professor of architecture, School of Architecture, Art & HistoricGail Fenske and Joanna Merwood-Salisbury discuss their books, Chicago 1890:The Skyscraper and the City, and The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, February 10, 2010 Preservation, Roger Williams University; Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, assistant professor, Parsons The New School for Design
.

Merwood-Salisbury and Fenske discuss their new books, Chicago 1890: The Skyscraper and the Modern City and The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York. The authors use iconic early skyscrapers as lenses through which to view the distinctive cultures of Chicago and New York at the turn of the twentieth 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

Good Taste Hides a Reckless Process

6:00 P.M., Center Core, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by Rick Valicenti, Principal of Thirst/3st, Chicago

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

   February 11 , Thursday

Ironing Out the Details: Challenges in Restoring Sullivan’s Cast Iron Façade

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250Gunny Harboe lectures on the restoration of the Louis Sullivan cast iron facade on the former Carson Pirie Scott store for AIA Chicago, February 11, 2010
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

The Sullivan Center, formerly the Carson Pirie Scott & Co. building, is one of the most recognized and significant historic buildings in Chicago. For over two years, Harboe Architects has been leading the restoration of the building's cast iron façade. Gunny Harboe, AIA will present this effort, starting with a brief history of the building and then discussing the assessment, disassembly, paint and corrosion removal, repair and reassembly of the façade. He will highlight the many technical challenges faced throughout the process. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

Exploring Chicago’s History

6:00 - 7:15 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan.
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Graham Foundation for the Fine Arts
$5.00 CAF members, $10.00, non-members

Lecture by Dominic A. Pacyga, professor of American history at Columbia College/Chicago.

Dominic Pacyga discusses the history and character of Chicago in this illustrated lecture based on his new book, Chicago: A Biography, which traces the city’s storied past, from the explorations of Joliet and Marquette in 1673 to the new wave of urban pioneers today. Born and raised in Back of the Yards on Chicago’s southwest side, Pacyga spent his college years working at the Union Stock Yards. Chicago, therefore, gives voice not only to the city’s great industrialists, reformers, and politicians, but also to the city’s steelyard workers and kill floor operators. And their stories come alive through an extensive selection of evocative illustrations culled from major institutional archives, local historical societies, and the author’s personal collection.

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

Register on-line, or call Whitney Moeller, Manager of Public Programs at 312.922.3432 x 271 Information on-line.

   February 13 , Saturday

Tour: SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - 7600 S. Parnell
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

Beth Kalin of Studio Gang Architects and Tim McCormick of SOS Children’s Villages AIA Chicago offers tour of SOS Children's Villages Lavezzorio Community Center, Studio/Gang, architects, February 13, 2010of Illinois will lead a tour of the building and describe the mission of this international non-profit and how the project evolved over time thanks to significant donations. Despite a modest construction budget, the ‘strata wall’ is unprecedented in its use of cast-in-place concrete to create horizontal layers that are visible like strata in rock. The Community Center uses unconventional applications of ordinary materials to create playful, inviting and flexible spaces for the foster and daycare children it serves. Limited to 30 participants.

The center is located a few blocks west of the Dan Ryan Expressway: exit at 75th street, drive south one block, and take a right on 76th. Street parking is available around the village (south of the Community Center) or in the lot at the northeast corner of 76th & Parnell.

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

Permaculture V: Community

1:00 -3:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.

Presentation by Milton Dixon, Midwest Permaculture

Building on the concepts in Permaculture: Fundamentals and Principles (May 30,
2009), this course will look at how permaculture design principals can inform and enhance our understanding of community to help create the kind of places we want to live in. We will spend time looking at the Transition Towns movement and how it is bringing together communities all over the world

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.

   February 16 , Tuesday

Historic Preservation and Sustainability: A Generational Approach to Green

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 Carla Bruni, Green Historic Preservation Consultant

Which is the greenest building? What is the future of architecture? Is there still a place for vintage architecture in the wake of exciting new building materials and system Carla Bruni lectures on Historic Preservation and Sustainability: A Generational Approach to Green at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, February 16, 2010technologies, or is newer always better? Join Green Historic Preservation Consultant Carla Bruni to learn how these architectural movements can–and are beginning to–work together to form a more comprehensive architectural sustainability plan.

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.

   February 17 , Wednesday

Document Quality: An Audit Program to Improve Construction Documents

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

How does a firm achieve quality in its construction documents? Quality documents reduce (1) the firm’s exposure to litigation, (2) the potential to give back fees or offer extra services at no cost (3) RFI’s and change orders, and (4) improve client relations. How can checklists and audits, including second- or third-party peer reviews, improve document quality? How can quality be measured and used for continual improvement? Michael Lough, AIA, of Integral Consulting, will explain. And he'll provide dessert! Bring your lunch; beverages provided as well.

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

Community Activism and the Rise of Historic Districts

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.Vincent L Michael lectures on Community Activism and the Rise of Historic Districts at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, February 17, 2010
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by
Vincent L. Michael, PhD, John H. Bryan Chair of Historic Preservation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Michael's study of the history of historic districts in Chicago, New York, and throughout the U.S. offers new insights into historic preservation. In this lecture, he illustrates how community activists transformed preservation from an antiquarian, art historical concern into a planning tool used by neighborhoods to craft a sort of democracy of the built environment.

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

   February 18 , Thursday

Lithocrete: The Innovative Structural Alternative in Architectural Concrete

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC
1 LU
/HSW

Sean Lanahan will explain Lithocrete systems which can be used in both interior and exterior applications. Learn the value of using Lithocrete, including installation and maintenance cost savings to clients, potential LEED points, structural integrity and durability, and aesthetic qualities that the architect can create and control in order to achieve desired visual interest. Comparisons will be provided between Lithocrete and other architectural and decorative concrete and surface systems. Detailed examples of Lithocrete combined with other high quality architectural paving practices will be shown. When and where the use of Lithocrete is recommended and how to specify it will also be covered. Bring your lunch or purchase a ticket in first-floor shop for the CBA cafeteria upstairs. Check with the reception desk regarding the room in which we'll be meeting

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

Pond and Pond: Progressive Architects

12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Claudia Cassidy Theater, second floor of the Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free event.

Lecture by Terry Tatum, architectural historian, co-author of The Autobiography of Irving K. Pond, which will be available for sale after the lecture. Irving K. and Allen B.architectural historian Terry Tatum will discuss his new book The Autobiography of Irving K. Pond for Landmarks Illinois at the Chicago Cultural Center, February 18, 2010 Pond, brothers and partners, are lesser-known compared with their contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright, with whom they once shared studio space at Steinway Hall.

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.

Native Landscapes and Natural Areas Management

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 Nicholas Fuller and Kyle Banas, Pizzo & Associates, LTD.

Do you ever wonder why we need to manage our natural areas? Why can’t we let nature take its course? People play a major role in the ecology of our planet but are often overlooked in the natural areas management equation. Human beings have been influencing their surrounding natural landscapes for centuries but today the scale of that influence has exceeded its capacity for sustainability. Natural areas management continues to play a role in the stewardship of the planet and has become a critical component due to the destruction, dissection and degradation of our natural areas. Join Nick Fuller and Kyle Banas for a discussion of stewardship and the role native plant selection plays in management of our natural areas and landscapes.

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.

Anthony Alofsin : Frank Lloyd Wright: A Golden Anniversary

7:300 p.m., Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation.Anthony Alofsin discusses: Frank Lloyd Wright: A Golden Anniversary, at Unity Temple,  Oak Park, Illinois, February 18, 2010
$15.00 UTRF members, students and seniors, $20.00 non-members

One of the world's leading experts on Wright, Dr. Anthony Alofsin will look critically at the architect's reputation since his death in 1959, and will offer an overview of the fate of Wright's persona from neglect to international stardom and sensational celebrity. How golden is the golden anniversary of Wright's death? Is Wright now a victim of his own success? What does the future hold for the posterity of his ideas, work and legacy?

Purchase tickets on-line. Information: on-line.

   February 20 , Saturday

Green Materials for Creators and Consumers

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.
AIA/CES: 2

Presentation by Jessica Weninger, Materials Engineer

This class seeks to educate designers, engineers and consumers on the environmental impact of their material choices. We will examine the lifecycle of some interesting green materials–from extraction, transport, processing, fabrication, installation, reuse, recycling, to disposal. Through this process we will expose inefficiencies in today’s materials economy and highlight areas for improvement while also discussing methods for evaluating materials and their lifecycle.

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.

Hands-on Plaster Workshop

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -Luczak Brothers, 4052 North Elston
Sponsor: Association for Preservation Technology, Great Lakes Chapterthe Association for Preservation, Great Lakes Chapter, holds Hands-on Plaster Workshop, February 20, 2010, Chicago
Free event, RSVP required.
CEU: 2

PreLearn about ornamental and flat plaster from a studio that has been around since 1896. The workshop will include an overview of plastic materials, tools and systems; explantion of mold making (running and negative molds); demonstration of benching a plaster molding; and demonstration of casting plaster. There will be plenty of opportunties for "hands on" participation.

RSVP via email by Thursday, February 18th. Information on-line.

Pecha Kucha Chicago -Global Day for Haiti

Doors open 1 :00 P.M., begins 2:00 P.M.-ish - Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue
Sponsor: Pecha Kucha Night Chicago
$25.00; VIP seating, $100.00, all ages event. All proceeds will benefit Architecture for Humanity's Haiti reconstruction efforts.

PechaKucha Night brings prominent and emerging creative minds together for an evening of lightning-fast presentations, networking and fun. The Pecha Kucha format, where a Pecha Kucha Chicago, Saturday afternoon, February 20, 2010, at Martyr's benefit's Haiti reconstructiondozen or so presenters are given 20 slides each shown for 20 seconds to reveal their passions, work and inspirations, is now held in over 230 cities around the world. On Saturday 20 February PechaKucha events will be held all around the world, which will all be connected by a 24-hour PechaKucha presentation WAVE that will gradually move westward city by city, circumnavigating the globe.

Presenters for today's Chicago event will include Katherine Darnstadt of Architecture For Humanity, Nadia Lemoine Andre - speaking passionately of her homeland, musician Jon Langford, architect Andy Warfel and designer Mark Taylor from the U of I, Champaign Urbana, architect John Ronan, among others.

Charge by phone: 800.585.8499, Tickets can be purchased on-line. Information on-line.

   February 23 , Tuesday

The Building Envelope and Moisture Problems from Three Perspectives

7:30 - 10:00 a.m.,Maggiano's, 516 N. Clark, or Meridian Banquets,1701 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute, Association of Licensed Architects
$25.00 members, $35.00, Chicago; $35.00 members, $45.00 non-members, Rolling Meadows
2.0 LU’s in HSW /SD

Topics:
• Four Barriers Every Building Enclosure System Should Have
• Computer Modeling to Predict Building Performance
• Reducing Construction Related Liabilities by Specifying Temporary Climate Control Panelists include Len Anastasi, 2nd Vice Chairman, Air Barrier Association of America, Boston; Lucas Hamilton, Manager of Building Sciences, Certainteed, Pennsylvania; and
Russ Brown, National sales manager-construction services, Moisture Control Services (MCS), Indianapolis

Registration and info on-line.

Crain's Real Estate Forum with Steven D. Fifield

7:30 a.m., Coffee networking reception, 8:00 a.m., - 9:45 a.m., breakfast program - the Chicago Club, 81 East Van BurenFifield Companies Steven D. Fifield guest at Crain's Real Estate Forum, Chicago, February 23, 2010
Sponsor: Crain's Chicago Business

$65.00

Featured guest is Steven D. Fifield, founder, chairman, Executive Committee, Fifield Companies.

Information and registration on-line.

Career Stimulus: Marketing Yourself - Resumes and Interview Techniques

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago

Josh Filus, account manager, and Beth Perillo, senior recruiter, from Aerotek Architecture & Engineering will offer a presentation on resume writing, interview strategies, and networking tips in order to give you an advantage in finding a job, whether temporary or permanent. Learn how to correctly sell yourself and your skills to land that next position, as well as key ways to network in this challenging environment. Josh and Beth will offer one-on-one resume reviews after their presentation.

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

Beyond Burnham

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

Since the publication of Burnham and Bennett's Plan of Chicago in 1909, powerful institutions such as the Chicago Plan Commission and Regional Transportation Authority, among others, have emerged to promote metropolitan goals in the Chicago Joseph Schwieterman and Alan Mammoser discuss their book, Burnham: an Illistrated History of Planning for the Chicago Region, for APA Chicago February 23, 2010region. In their new illustrated book on the topic, Beyond Burnham: An Illustrated History of Planning for the Chicago Region, Joseph Schwieterman and Alan Mammoser show how the human face of planning appears in the interplay between public officials and citizen advocates. Schwieterman and Mamoser will share how a century of visionary planning for metropolitan Chicago has shaped the region's identity and character. From Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett's famed 1909 Plan of Chicago to the push for superhighways and airports to battles over urban sprawl, they will describe the big personalities and the "big plans" they espoused.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

Deconstruction Panel Discusssion

5:30 - 6:15 p.m., registration/nbetworking; 6:15 - 630 p.m., introductions; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., deconstruction presentations, Walsh Construction, 940 W. Adams
Sponsor: U.S. Green Building Council, Chicago Chapter
$20.00, students/emerging professionals, $10.00


A
panel will cover deconstruction in various aspects, from WHY it is important to utilize methods of deconstruction over a traditional demolition process, HOW it is done, and U.S. Green Building Council, Chicago Chapter presents a panel on Deconstruction February 23, 2010NOW covering projects and resources available to facilitate deconstruction.

Today, many whole buildings full of reusable materials are simply knocked down and carted to landfills - making demolished buildings one of our primary sources of waste.

Deconstruction, the process of carefully dismantling a building in order to salvage components for reuse, results in products for sale, a trained labor force, and improved environmental quality by keeping air and water cleaner while diverting thousands of tons of material from overtaxed landfills.

Speakers:

Registration and information on-line.

Chicago Green Homes Program Case Study: 2237 N. Campbell

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 Josef Kalina, General Contractor

This seminar will present the making of a Three Star Chicago Green Home from the perspective of a general contractor embarking on his first “green” project. Josef Kalina will present images and narration as he reflects on the building process and the building blocks of this home’s green design. He will discuss working with the architects, homeowners and subcontractors throughout the project.

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: Inaugural Meeting

6:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago

Growing out of last year's Bridge mentoring program, the newly-formed Community Interface Committee is dedicated to increasing the visibility and participation of architects within community groups and non-profit organizations. The committee will function as:
1. A network and forum for exchange of knowledge related to public interest work.
2. A point of contact for community groups and non profit groups that seek solutions.
3. A liaison between the AIA and established pro-bono design groups
4. Support for architects’ involvement in civic activities
The committee is inspired by the 2007 AIA Code of Ethics which states that “Members should render public interest professional services, including pro bono services, and encourage their employees to render such services... Members should be involved in civic activities as citizens and professionals, and should strive to improve public appreciation and understanding of architecture and the functions and responsibilities of architects.”
Please join us for our first committee planning meeting. We will be discussing general committee organization and communication, including the establishment of a committee website, partnership opportunities with community groups, continuing education programming ideas and planning for a survey on local pro bono services.

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

   February 24 , Wednesday

The 2010 Chicago 7 Most Endangered…

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Graham Foundation for the Fine Arts
Free event, seating limited. Lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.Jonathan Fine, Executive Director of Preservation Chicago, lectures on the 2010 Chicago 7 Most Endangered at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, February 24, 2010
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Jonathan Fine, Executive Director, Preservation Chicago

Each year in January, Preservation Chicago announces its list of most endangered buildings—the “Chicago 7”—in an effort to raise public awareness of the threats facing some of our city’s most at-risk architectural treasures. The list may include single buildings, unique neighborhoods, or even theme nominations such as last year’s entry, the “old-fashioned wooden window.

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

Mies Building Art: A Sneak Preview

6:00 P.M., Center Core, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State StreetFranz Schulze and Edward Windhorst present Mies Building Art: A Sneak Preview of their upcoming biography at Crown Hall, IIT, February 24, 2010
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by
Franz Schulze, Emeritus Professor of Art, Lake Forest College, and Edward Windhorst. AIA, ?93, Principal, Edward Windhorst James Gorski Architects LLC.

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

Tristan d’Estree Sterk and Douglas Pancoast - The Quiet War: Architecture and Digital Technologies

6:30 p.m., refreshments, 7:00 p.m., discussion - Flatiron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free event

Long ago a quiet war sent the deepest core of western beliefs into battle with the natural Architecture and Digital Technologies, a Chicago Architectural Club event with Tristan d'Estree Sterk nd Douglas Pancoast, February 23, 2010world. This war happened well before our modern societies adopted the technical systems, processes, products, and values that have enabled much of today's architectural thinking and doing. Tristan d'Estree Sterk, founder of The Office for Robotic Architectural Media & The Bureau for Responsive Architecture (ORAMBRA) and Douglas Pancoast, founder of Until Architecture, will lead a discussion of digital technologies and their use in architecture.

Information on-line.

The Autobiography of Irving K. Pond

7:00 p.m., Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie, East Gallery (use front entrance on Prairie)
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$10.00 members, $8.00 non-members

Irving K. Pond was a distinguished Chicago architect, author, gifted storyteller, and national president of the American Institute of Architects. His richly anecdotal autobiography, published for the first time in 2009, gives us an irreverent account of Chicago architect David Swan lectures on his new book, The Autobiography of Irving K. Pond, at the Glessner House Museum, February 24, 2010Chicago architecture and its architects at the turn of the last century. It should be read alongside the autobiographies of Sullivan and Wright to remind us that seminal developments in architecture, like those of the Italian Renaissance, emerge from a collaborative environment, and are not the product of an individual genius working alone. The lecture is presented by Chicago architect David Swan, who along with Terry Tatum (Supervising Historian and Director of Research for the Landmarks Division, City of Chicago) edited the text of The Autobiography of Irving K. Pond, and gathered several hundred photos and line drawings that accompany it. Copies of the book will be available for sale following the lecture.

Lecture by Terry Tatum, architectural historian, co-author of The Autobiography of Irving K. Pond, which will be available for sale after the lecture. Irving K. and Allen B. Pond, brothers and partners, are lesser-known compared with their contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright, with whom they once shared studio space at Steinway Hall.

Information: 312/326.1397 and on-line.

   February 25 , Thursday

Managing Your Career in 2010

12:00 - Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, 134 N. LaSalle
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
Free event, advance reservations required.

As a new service to our members, SEAOI will offer periodic sessions that will help our members and friends better manage their careers. Career coach David Kaiser will discuss why it is essential for all professionals to manage their careers and make sure their activities are in alignment with their long-term goals. He’ll also share critical information
on what steps we need to take to make sure we’re “managing our own brand.” Career
management includes focusing on the type of expertise one wants to develop, pursuing
continuing education opportunities, networking, and a number of other activities.
This event is geared toward design professionals and is available to non-SEAOI members as space permits.

RSVP: call 312/726.4165.

Career Stimulus: Working for Yourself - Legal and Liability Issues

2:00 -4:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
2 LU

If you are suddenly on your own, you might decide to work for yourself or be a consultant to others. Eric Singer, Ice Miller LLP, and Melissa Roberts, AAI, Euclid Insurance Agencies, will offer guidance on what you should know before you start. Topics will include:
· what contracts to use in your new business, and why letter agreements are bad
· business entities: corporations, partnerships, solo?
· protecting your assets
· promoting your business: can you take credit for work at prior firms?
· basic risks and exposures and tips on how to manage
· insurance products every design firm should consider

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

Money Was No Object: The Tiffany Mosaic of Chicago's Marquette Building

6:00 p.m., reception, 7:00 p.m., lecture - Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Friends of the Historic Second Church
$5.00

No expense was spared to make the Marquette Building rotunda the most impressive lobby in Chicago. This lecture explores the key players and events behind the 1895 Ruth D. Nelson lectures on The Marquette Building's Tiffany mosaics at the Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago, February 25, 2010Tiffany mosaic, which tells the story of the 17th century French missionary explorer, Father Marquette. Art Historian and free-lance writer Ruth D. Nelson, whose forthcoming book will examine Marquette, will present this first lecture of the Friends of Historic Second Church's 2010 Evening Lecture Series.

Information: on-line

Alex Lehnerer: Grand Urban Rules

6:00 p.m.,- The Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton
Sponsor: Graham FoundationAlex Lehnerer discusses his book, Grand Urban Rules, at the Graham Foundation, Chicago,
Free Event

Alex Lehnerer, partner in Kaisersrot, the Zurick-based collaboration of researchers in the field of architecture, urban design and computational technology, and Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, UIC, discusses his book Grand Urban Rules, "a tribute to the city's will to form, manifest in its vast number of steering regimes . . . We read cities by their rules!"

Information: on-line

   February 27 , Saturday

Ecology of 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.
AIA/CES: 2

Presentation by Michael Iversen, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Ecology of Design is based on the study of integrated human/natural environments as complex dynamical ecosystems, which are being stressed from the convergence of urbanization, fossil-fuel energy depletion, and climatic change. Using an ecosystem-based approach, design is viewed as the intentional shaping of energy, material, information and monetary flows that act as inputs and outputs of an urbanized ecosystem. The inventory and analysis of these system flows may then serve as the basis for informed design decisions and policymaking.

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.

2010 Marian and Leon Despres Preservation Awards

6:00 p.m. - Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th
Sponsor: Hyde Park Historical Society2010 Marian and Leon Depres Preservation Awards to be presented at Hyde Park Historical Society annual dinner, Chicago, February 27, 2010
$50.00, $60.00 after February 22nd.

Presented at the Society's annual dinner, which will also feature a celebration of 50 years of Gilbert and Sullivan in Hyde Park. Awards will be presented to the Chicago Public Library and PARMA Conservation for the restoration of the murals at the Blackstone library, and to Stacy Stewart, Ishmael Smith, and Bryanna Stalling for advocacy of the making the Carl Hansberry House, the family home of playwrite Lorraine Hansberry, a Chicago landmark.

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