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   January 5 , Tuesday

I-35W Bridge Collapse

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.

At 6:05 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, the I-35W Bridge failed and collapsed into the Mississippi River. The accident happened at the height of rush hour traffic with a Dr. Howard Hill of Wiss, Janney, Elstner discusses the I-35W Bridge Collapse for the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, in Chicago, January 5, 2010reported 50 to 70 vehicles on the structure. At the time of the collapse, four of the eight traffic lanes were also closed for resurfacing, and construction equipment and materials for this work were located within the work zone. Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. performed an investigation of the collapse at the request of the Minnesota Department of Transportation in cooperation with the overall investigation undertaken by the National Transportation Safety Administration (NTSB). Howard Hill of WJE will discuss the findings of the collapse investigation contained in the 2008 NTSB Accident report. Dr. Hill will provide a general overview of the bridge construction, describe the circumstances surrounding the bridge collapse, and discuss the investigation and analytical work that determined the mechanism of failure.

RSVP: to Donna Childs at call 312/726.4165 x200 extension 200 or via email by December 30. Information on-line.

First Tuesdays Happy Hour

5:30 - 8:00 P.M. - District Bar, 170 W. Ontario
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Start out the new year at a new Happy Hour location! Please join us at District Bar where Tuesday specials include $5 burgers and $3 drafts. Come out and meet other design professionals in a casual atmosphere! Everybody is welcome, including students and recent grads.

Information online.

The Wonderful World of Malcolm Wells

6:30 P.M. - Lincoln Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 1150 W. Fullerton Sponsor: Urban Habitat Chicago
Free event. Space limited, registration requested.

Lecturers Michael Repkin and Dave Hampton of UHC will explore the unique world Michael Repkin and Dave Hampton discuss the work of architect Malcolm Wells for Urban Habitat Chicago at the Lincoln Park Branch Library, Chicago, January 5, 2010envisioned by the late architect Malcolm Wells in evocative watercolors- well-designed, earth-sheltered, energy-efficient buildings integrated beautifully and seamlessly into the landscape - strikes the imagination. His recent passing highlights his influence on “sustainable” design, holding it to a high standard. This special presentation will include recollections of the man and his work, and efforts to bring his vision into reality with projects underway in our cities.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

   January 6 , Wednesday

The Jewel of the Gold Coast: Mrs. Potter Palmer's Chicago

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South MichiganSally Sexton Kalmbach, author, lectures on her book, The Jewel of the Gold Coast: Mrs. Potter  Palmer's Chicago, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, January 6, 2010
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, seating limited. Lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Sally Sexton Kalmbach, Chicago historian

Discover the rich architectural history of Chicago's magnificent Gold Coast while tracing the footsteps of famous society matron and leading lady of the World's Columbian Exposition—Mrs. Potter Palmer. Sally Kalmbach, author of the The Jewel of the Gold Coast: Mrs. Potter Palmer's Chicago, shares stories of this fascinating neighborhood at the height of its fame, highlighting many of the houses that played host to pivotal events in 19th century Chicago.

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

   January 7 , Thursday

Higher Education

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

Roosevelt University will be greatly expanding its presence in downtown Chicago by constructing the second tallest university building in the nation at 421-425 S. Wabash Lesley Slavitt of Roosevelt University and Chris Groesbeck of VOA Associates discusses the schools new 32-story dorm for Friends of Downtown at the Chicago Cultural Center, January 7, 2010Avenue. The 32-story building will provide space for classrooms, laboratories, recreation, student services, the University‚ a business college and student housing. The building will have a stunning glass exterior that will be an architecturally significant counterpart to the limestone facade of the Auditorium Building, the University‚ a national historic landmark. The new building will be connected to the Auditorium and its upper floors will overlook Grant Park and Lake Michigan.

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.

   January 12 , 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.

New Year Community Party

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare Architecture KC
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members

Healthcare architects, principals of healthcare architecture firms, all KC leaders, community members, and any interested AIA members are invited to meet and greet and explore opportunities to work together in this upcoming year. Refreshments will be served!

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

   January 13 , Wednesday

Recognizing the Challenge: A 100-Year Vision for the Great Lakes

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

The Great Lakes hold 84% of North America's fresh water (21% of the world's fresh Skidmore, Owings and Merrill presents its report, Recognizing a Global Resource: A Vision for the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Region, at AIA Chicago, January 13, 2009water), yet there is no comprehensive planning for this crucial resource and its region. The Urban Design Studio of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP will share its work on Recognizing a Global Resource: AVision for the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Region, that addresses sprawling development, congestion, urban runoff, agricultural runoff, power generation, invasive species, and the challenge of multiple jurisdictions. This presentation kicks off a series of programs on Great Lakes issues. Bring your lunch; beverages (including water) provided.

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

Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing

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. D. Bradford Hunt, author, discusses his book, Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, January 13, 2010
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by D. Bradford Hunt, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Social Science, Roosevelt University

What went wrong with public housing in Chicago? To answer this complicated question, D Bradford Hunt traces public housing’s history in Chicago from its New Deal roots through current mayor Richard M. Daley’s Plan for Transformation. In the process, he chronicles the Chicago Housing Authority’s own transformation from the city’s most progressive government agency to its largest slumlord.

A book signing for Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing, 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

Tour: Aqua Tower

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - 225 N. Columbus Drive
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design for Aging KC
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

Representatives from developer Magellan Development Group and Studio Gang Architects will present the project and discuss the design, development and marketing of the building. Limited to 50 participants (preference given to AIA Chicago members). Hard-soled shoes are required.

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

Design for Aging: What's Happening in the Chicago Area?

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Residential Design KC
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members

If your practice includes any type of residential or healthcare facilities for the elderly, we want to meet you. Steve Montgomery, AIA (Harley Ellis Devereaux) and Heidi Dahle, Assoc. AIA (Worn Jerabek Architects PC) are the leaders of our newest KC: Design for Aging. Your ideas on programs for 2010 are welcome.

Visit the website for the national Design for Aging KC, which was organized in 2004 to "foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society. This includes relevant research on characteristics, planning, and costs associated with innovative design for aging. In addition, DFA provides outcome data on the value of these design solutions and environments."

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

   January 14 , Thursday

SEAOI Workshop: Vibration Seminar – Floors Subject to Pedestrian
and Equipment Loading

7:30 a.m., registration and continental breakfast, 8:00 a.m. - noon, workshop
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$175.00 members, $250.00 by January 7, $225.00 and $300.00 after.
4 houses continuing education credit

In this workshop, a numerical method for analysis of floor dynamic performance will be outlined. The workshop will begin with a discussion of basic structural mechanics theories. Techniques used for modeling complex structures will be considered. Factors that influence dynamic response, such as damping, will be reviewed. Discussion will also include four recent projects designed for dynamic performance.

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

Preservation Planning and Funding

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
Free event for members, $15.00 non-membersAIA Chicago offfers its members a tour of Trump International Hotel & Tower from an architect from SOM, January 14, 2010
1 LU

Preservation projects demand a high level of advance planning, but funding this initial work is often challenging and can be a major hurdle for non-profit or institutional clients. Chris Morris, program officer with the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Midwest Regional Office, discuss the planning process and possible sources of funding grants for design work. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

Tour: Trump International Hotel & Tower

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 401 N. Wabash
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU
/HSW

Get an insider’s view of recently completed Trump International Hotel & Tower on a tour led by an architect from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Learn about the design and construction process as well as the current life inside of this building. And see some wonderful views! Limited to 20 people (preference given to AIA Chicago members).

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

Alternative Financing: Make Your Property Energy Efficient

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 Peter Locke, Terralocke Sustainability Consultants

Do you want to improve your home or commercial property’s energy efficiency, maybe even implement renewable systems such as solar or wind, but don’t know how you can afford it? Discover an alternative financing mechanism being employed in communities across the country from Berkeley, California to Babylon, New York enabling property owners to save money through energy retrofits. Learn about current federal and Illinois legislation that could bring this finance mechanism to the Chicago area and drive local green jobs as well. If you like, come ready to join in the discussion by visiting Green Economy Chicago to review the idea, “Implement PACE Bonds to Build a $500 Billion (Yes Billion) Building Energy Retrofit Market.”

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.

   January 16 , Saturday

Future City Competition 2010, Chicago Regional

8:30 a.m., judging of projects begins, 3:00 p.m., winners announced, University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East, 750 South Halsted
Sponsor: National Engineers Week
Free event, open to the public

The Future City Competition is a national program sponsored by the engineering Future City Competition Chicago Regional, UIC, January 16, 2010community to promote technological literacy and engineering to middle school students in the 7th and 8th grade, who work with an engineer mentor and teacher to design a future city with the aid of the computer game SimCity 4 Deluxe™. It is in its 18th year of existence and Chicago has the honor of being the only city to participate every year. The program fosters an interest in math, science, and engineering through hands-on, real world applications.

Information on-line.

   January 19 , Tuesday

Corie Sharples of SHoP Architects: From Studio to Building

6:00 p.m. - MCA Theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Women in Architecture
$10.00 general admission, $8.00 MCA members, $6.00 students with valid ID

Corie Sharples, a Founding Principal of SHoP Architects and SHoP Construction, Corie Sharples of SHoP Architects and ShoP Construction, lectures at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, January 19, 2010discusses the firm's work with a focus on how it bridges the relationship between innovative design strategies developed in the studio and the contingent processes of building. SHoP Architects, a 60-person practice, is a leader in rethinking architectural practice through the transformation of complex theoretical design into easily understood construction models. Their wide-ranging practice extends into the areas of software design, branding, real estate development, construction, and the co-development of new sustainable technologies.


Registration information via email, or call 866/786.1394 or on-line.

How to Choose the Right ArchitectHow to Chose the Right Architect, presentation by architect Danta Domenella for Partners for Sacred Spaces Chicago, at St. Philip Neri Church, January 19, 2009

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd Street, Chicago
Sponsor: Partners for Sacred Places Chicago
Free event

Presentation by Danta Domenella of Domenella Architects, Ltd.

Registration information via email, or call 866/786.1394 or on-line.

   January 20 , Wednesday

Greening New and Old: Two Chicago Examples of Sustainable Design

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited. Lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Jonathan Boyer, Farr Associates, discusses the Yannell Net Zero Energy Residence and Shaw Technology and Learning Center at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, January 20, 2010
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Jonathan Boyer, Principal, Farr Associates

This presentation explores two groundbreaking projects: The Yannell Net Zero Energy Residence and the Shaw Technology and Learning Center (STLC). The Yannell Residence is a newly constructed home producing more energy than it consumes, while STLC is the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the historic Sears power plant into a sustainable high school.

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

   January 21 , Thursday

Performance-Based Design for Green Buildings

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

How are performance-based design methods used to perform analyses of smoke management and fire rating on unique buildings? Vincent Pellegrini from Rolf Jensen Associates (RJA) will use a case study of how green buildings and unique layouts can affect the accuracy of smoke management analysis and fire rating and how to overcome those inaccuracies. Learn how to integrate code-required and fire safety systems while maintaining the green design of your project. Understand how fire modeling offers an improved understanding of how your structure will react in actual fire and emergency situations. 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.

Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home

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

Lecture by Richard Cahan, co-author of Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home: Chicago's Forgotten Renaissance Man, who will discuss Miller’s architectural works of art and offer a rare look into the private homes he created. Join us on Thursday, January 21, Richard Cahan will discuss his new book, Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home: Chicago's Forgotten Renaissance Man, for Landmarks Illinois at the Chicago Cultural Center, January 21, 20102010 at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater. Edgar Miller was a Chicago artist who used recycled material to create handmade homes in the 1920s and ’30s that were works of art. His four apartment complexes—at 155 W. Burton Place, 1734 N. Wells Street, 2150 N. Cleveland Avenue and 1209 N. State Parkway—have changed over the decades, but much of Miller's work and the spirit he brought to each home remains, offering lessons about beauty, creativity and honesty.

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

Chicago Plan Commission

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

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

3D Printing for Architecture / Engineering / Construction

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Hafele Chicago Showroom, 154 W. Hubbard St.
Sponsor: Hafele America Co., Impact 3D Models
Free event, registration requested.
1.5 CES, AIA

3D printing is the common name for additive model making. Historically, models were made by hand or by using a subtractive process such as lathing. Today’s 3D models start Impact 3D Models presentation on 3D Printing for Architecture/Engineering/Construction, at GHafele America Chicago showroom, January 21, 2009with your files, take digitally “sliced” layers and in effect “print” them one on top of another until a full model is made – in full color and with the highest resolution available today. This technology accurately shows details such as windows, doors, railings, decks and stairs, beam ends, and site/landscape features. Join us to see how you can visualize your designs like never before with a detailed 3D model.

Information and registration information on-line.

Formulating Design Quality: A Novel Approach

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design and Practice Management KCs
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU

History shows that poor building design results in high costs and low value for money. By capitalizing on the economic, social and environmental benefits of improved design, value and productivity can be increased. The Design Quality Indicator, new to the US but popular in the UK, offers a way to improve design. Marc Sallette, civil engineer turned real estate businessman, founded DQI Inc., LLC, to "capture the voice of all project stakeholders, quantify design intangibles, and validate the design of a building or space from start to finish." Learn more at this session.

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

   January 22 , Friday

SEAOI Trade Show 2010

7:30 - 11:30 a.m., breakfast schedule for 8:30 a.m., Cathedral Hall, Ninth Floor, University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$10.00 per person, including breakfast. Reservations required. University Club dress code prohibits denim of any kind. Also chain mail.
1.5 hours continuing education.

A once-a-year opportunity for all building professionals to learn about recent developments in the construction industry. Attendees also have the opportunity to meet with company representatives whose products and services they might use.

Reservations: contact Donna Childs, at 312/726.4165 x200. x200. Information and registration form on-line.

   January 26 , Tuesday

Data Mining on Federal Websites

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 late 1990s, planners have grown to rely on the rapid exchange of information John Shuler and Rana Salzmann discuss Data Mining on Federal Websites at APA Chicago, January 26, 2010and enhanced data analysis tools enabled by sophisticated computing power. With this proliferation of information and technology, planners need practical strategies for making sense of electronic information. John Shuler, from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Rana Salzmann, from APA, will discuss how to use the Web to find relevant planning information efficiently and discuss how the Internet's reach has changed the practice of planning through the expansion of digital government services.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

Social Media for Small Architecture Firms

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Small Project Practitioners Roundtable
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU

The SPPR welcomes Justin G. Roy to discuss social media for the small architecture firm. Justin works with individuals and companies on their social and new media strategies as part of growing and maintaining their personal or corporate brand through the use of WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other new electronic means. Previously, as the Chief Operations Officer for SullivanKreiss, Inc., a professional services management consulting firm, Justin was responsible for planning, executing, and measuring all internal operations, social media and marketing campaigns and human resources consulting. He has experience working with the architecture and engineering community and will focus on how owners and managers of a small business can effectively use their time to navigate these online marketing tools.

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

CSI Chicago Chapter Meeting and Program: Green Roof Design, Construction and Maintenance

5:00 p.m., registration, 5:30 p.m., dinner, 6:30 p.m., program, Crystal Room, the Union League, 65 W. Jackson
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute
Complimentary for CSI Chicago members, $45.00 non-members

Landscaped roofs are becoming common in the industry. Environmental Systems Design (ESD), V3 and Intrinsic Design will explore the technical advantages and challenges to landscaped roofs. Learning Objectives:

  • Define mechanical design considerations with the use of landscaped roofs including the increased roof U-Value, reduction of equipment and energy savings.Construction Specifications Institute Chicago discusses Green Roof Design, Construction and Maintenance at Chapter meeting, January 26, 2010
  • Analyze plumbing issues associated with the design of landscaped roofs, including drainage, water storage and usage for irrigation.
  • Weigh Current Chicago acceptance, regulations, and issues for water detention on green roofs.
  • Summarize Design coordination with green roofs, field issues including plant/growing medium wind loss, pests, maintenance and irrigation.

Presenters: Kurt Karnatz, PE, CEM, LEED-AP, Environmental Systems Design, Inc., Laura Shafer, V3 Companies of Illinois, and Allison Cornman, Intrinsic Landscaping

Registration and info on-line.

David Swan on the Autobiography of Irving Pond

5:30 p.m., reception, 6:00 p.m., lecture- AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago Chapter
Free for members, $10.00 for guests, reservations required

Irving Kane Pond (1858-1939) was a partner with his brother Allen in Pond & Pond, an important architectural firm in Chicago from 1890 through 1929. Their buildings are Chicago architect and editor David Swan discusses The Autobiography of Irving Pond for the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians at AIA Chicago, January 26, 2010among the best Chicago examples of the Arts and Crafts style. Among their best known structures are the Hull House dining halls, the American School of Correspondence Building and several buildings on the University of Chicago Campus. SAH members may remember the Julius Hegeler House (1902) adjacent to the Hegeler Carus mansion in LaSalle Peru from the summer 2007 trip.

Irving Pond wrote his autobiography between 1937 and 1939. The handwritten manuscript was given to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1939 where it has been kept since. Chicago architect David Swan has redacted and edited the book and added several hundred photographs. Copies of The Autobiography of Irving Pond will be available for sale at the event.

Information: on-line.

   January 27 , Wednesday

Chicago 2040 - Chicago Crew Networking Luncheon

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Maggiano's Little Italy, 516 North Clark
$50.00 for CREW Chicago members, $75.00 for guests.
Sponsor: CREW Chicago

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) was created in 2005 to integrate land-use and transportation planning for a seven county region in northeast Illinois. CMAP Randy Blankenhorn, Executive Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, will be the presenter for Chicago Crew's January 27, 2010 networking luncheonhas estimated that this seven county region will grow by approximately 2.8 million people by 2040. Recently CMAP has completed a comprehensive regional planning campaign called GO TO 2040. The goal of this comprehensive study was to create strategies to address the infrastructure and development necessary to accommodate this projected growth. The event's presenter will be Randy Blankenhorn, executive director of CMAP. Under his leadership, CMAP takes an integrated approach to the region's challenges, with an emphasis on changing how development and infrastructure investment decisions are made.

Information on-line.

Great Chicago Planning Disasters

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited. Lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Robert Bruegmann lectures on Great Chicago Planning Disasters by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, January 27, 2009
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Robert Bruegmann, PhD, Professor of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago

Most urban planning works pretty much as intended, however, in some cases it misses the target or even backfires. In this lecture, Bruegmann looks at some of these Chicagoland planning "mistakes" including the Crosstown Freeway, South Side urban renewal, the State Street mall, the Zion nuclear power plant, and the Northwest municipal waste incinerator.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

Social Media for Small Architecture Firms

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU

Louis Scherschel, AIA from RBC Wealth Management will address innovative ideas for establishing or reevaluating the sole proprietor’s responsibilities and administration of their personal or firm plan. Specific issues will include: approaches on how to save plan administration costs; how to modify a current retirement plan when a firm or individual practitioner undergoes changes in structure or size; and how to evaluate which type of plan may be most efficient with regards to tax consequences or long-term benefits. In addition, recent changes in retirement plan law and offerings will be discussed that meet the protection standards of ERISA Section 404(c) as well as methods for monitoring a plan’s performance. Lunch will be provided by RBC Wealth Management.

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

Shanghai: Outbuilding the Rest of the World

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU

How we interpret the ironies and complexities in Shanghai's new architecture? How does Shanghai architecture reflects China's powerfully ambivalent relationship with the West? Jay Pridmore discusses his book, Shanghai: The Architecture of China's Great Urban Center, at AIA Chicago, Grant Uhlir, AIA (Gensler), has been working in Shanghai for several years. Jay Pridmore has been observing Shanghai and wrote Shanghai: The Architecture of China's Great Urban Center (2008). In Jay's words, "What we see here, and everywhere in Shanghai, is the outright desire to out build the rest of the world; to out-Manhattan Manhattan, or just beat everyone else in what looks to them like a race to the future." They will offer inside and outside views of this fascinating place, and copies of Jay's book will be available for purchase.

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

Working with a Structural Engineer

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Quinn Chapel, 2401 S. Wabash
Sponsor: Partners for Sacred Places Chicago
Free event

Presentation by Kevin Wilson, TGRWA Structural Engineers.

Registration information via email, or call 866/786.1394 or on-line.

   January 28 , Thursday

SEAOI Workshop - Steel Connections

7:30 a.m., continental breakfast; 8:00 a.m. - noon, workshop, UBS Tower, Michigan Room, 1 North Wacker, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$150.00 members, $250.00 non-members by January 18, $225.00 and $300.00 after.
4 hours continuing education.

Often, problems in steel design are not so apparent until after the job has been awarded and is in detailing, fabrication or erection. Small oversights can have big impact and may cause delays or additional costs. Potential issues are avoidable are by understanding structural steel systems and their connections. This seminar will address different aspects of lateral system design, main member design, connection design and avoidable problems. Actual examples from real projects will be highlighted and discussed. The workshop will be conducted by Carol J. Drucker, SE, PE, SECB, is a Principal of the award-winning firm Drucker Zajdel Structural Engineers in Naperville, IL.

Reservations: contact Donna Childs, at 312.726.4165 x200. Information and registration form on-line.

The Future: How America will Live, Work, and Spend and the Impact on Real Estate Investment & Development

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
$55,00 members, $65.00 non-members

Even in the current downturn, smart institutional investors and developers are targeting investments that will meet the long-term needs of the U.S. population, creating out-sized return potential. ULI Chicago will hear from three industry leaders on how a changing America over the next several decades will have different real estate needs and how today's investment and development decisions should identify and embrace these trends.

A wide range of topics will be discussed highlighting the impact on real estate, including:

  • How will the U.S. accommodate the growth of 3 million people per year? Will The Future: How America will Live, Work, and Spend and the Impact on Real Estate Investment & DevelopmentThe Future: How America will Live, Work, and Spend and the Impact on Real Estate Investment & Developmentsuburban sprawl continue or will infill development be favored?
  • Will the coastal markets continue to experience most of the wealth creation at the expense of the middle of the country?
  • What will consumer spending look like in the future? Will it return to 70% of GDP or will consumers save?
  • How will changing household size and an aging population affect multi-family investment?
    Will mass transit take off and if so, how will that affect real estate development?
  • Are LEED/Sustainable buildings a fad or a requirement?

Guest Speaker J. Walker Smith, Ph.D., President, The Futures Company and Yankelovich, Inc.will be joined by panelists Richard Hanson, President & Founder, Mesa Development, LLC and Mary Ludgin, Director of Global Investment Research, Heitman LLC

Information on-line. Registration form on-line.

Architects & Beyond

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. - HOK, 60 E. Van Buren
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU

In this competitive market, you must learn how to promote yourself effectively and identify key skills that will set you apart and make you a valuable asset to any given company. Hear from entrepreneurs who capitalized on particular skills to successfully tap into a niche market. Learn networking techniques that will put you in front of the right person at the right time. Be ready to turn your focus back to you and identify your own strengths to create your own success story, and before you leave this event, you'll have at least three new connections! Speakers: Jessica Lybeck, Assoc. AIA, Till Creative; Cagri Kanver, HOK Advance Strategies; Nathan Benjamin, PlanetReuse LLC; and Annie Mohaupt, architect and founder of Mohop Shoes.

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