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   July 1 , Thursday

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.

   July 6 , Tuesday

First Tuesdays Happy Hour

5:30 - 8:00 p.m., - Japonais, 600 W. Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Tickets $10.00 at the door

Bring your business cards and outgoing personality to this amazing space on the river, and come ready to speed-network. We encourage you to make as many contacts as you can, in and outside of architecture. We hope this event will facilitate your new adventure - a business opportunity, a job, or a friendship.

Information online.

Tracing the Evolution of Sustainability

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/CEU: 2

Presentation by Rich Mazzuca and Gary Keclik, Sustainable Environments by Design, LLC

From the ancient Puebloan peoples of North America’s southwest through the Roman Empire to recent civilizations, humanity’s interference in ecological systems frequently had disastrous consequences. The built environment offers an opportunity to use available technology to achieve significant and measurable change. This seminar focuses on the fundamentals of the Environmental Movement, the most important areas of environmental concern, and the foundations of green building. Attendees will receive an outline of the evolution of sustainability and a list of related digital resources. Participation in a discussion on the urgency of employing green building practices as an alternative to unsustainable practices is encouraged.

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.

   July 7 , Wednesday

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 your lonely footsteps will echo through the corridor like a rebuke.

Information: 312/670.7770

Community Activism through the Design Studio

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

University of Kansas’ Architecture Department, Chair and Associate Professor, Nils Gore, and Associate Professor, Shannon Criss, will discuss the community-based projects they’ve done with architecture students in Mississippi and Kansas.
Under the auspices of the Small Town Center (STC) at Mississippi State, an outreach center of the School of Architecture, Nils and Nils Gore Shannone worked in small towns, helping them with design and planning. They were able to focus their efforts on revitalizing downtowns after large corporations sucked the business out and create a symbol of community unity by building a park in a racially-divided town. After moving to Kansas (KU), they’ve done several projects in New Orleans, following Hurricane Katrina, working with a community organization in the 7th Ward. These are all small projects, prefabricated in Kansas, then transported to and installed in NOLA: a tool shed, an outdoor classroom, a mobile stage, and notice boards. Most recently they’ve also done a couple of projects in Kansas for a scientific research field station to help them with public outreach and education - an overlook deck with a view across a river valley and a visitors pavilion to introduce people to the field station.

They’ll also talk about the project that brought them to Chicago where they first met UHC’s Anna and Dave, which was a hypothetical, paper project they did with students regarding urban agriculture on the South Side. The projects all have the constant themes of localism, sustainable materials, cultural connection, and what they call “guerrilla” or insurgent architecture: small, independent projects done kind of on-the-sly, and definitely on-the-cheap. Their hope as educators is to introduce to students the idea that architecture can be found in small, meaningful grassroots initiatives, in contrast to corporate mega-projects.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

Kindred Spirits: The Works of Henry Hobson Richardson and Frank Lloyd Wright

7:00 P.M. - Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie (use 18th street entrance to coach house)
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$15.00, $10.00 for museum members

This lecture by noted scholar and author James F. O'Gorman is the first in the museum's ongoing H. H. Richardson lecture series. In James F. O'Gorman lectures on Kindred Spirits: The works of Henry Hobson Richardson and Frank Lloyd Wright at Chicago's Glessner House Museum, July 7, 2010this talk, O'Gorman will explore the context in which Wright developed some of his designs by demonstrating elements of continuity between his work and Richardson's architecture. James F. O'Gorman is a professor emeritus in the Wellesley College Department of Art and a widely acclaimed lecturer, historian, and author of numerous books on American architecture. In 1991 he published Three American Architects: Richardson, Sullivan and Wright, 1865-1915, which examined how the work of these three architects formed a continuous thread as the country struggled to create an architecture that was distinctly American and not based solely on European precedent.

Reserve by calling 312/326.1480. Information on-line.

 

   July 8 , Thursday

Practice Enhancement: Representing Clients in Obtaining Historic Development Incentives

12:00 -1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC
Free for members, $15,00, non-members
1 LU

Architects involved in historic rehabilitation projects may be missing out on significant opportunities to enhance their practice and boost their fees by assisting developers in obtaining historic development incentives. Many historic rehabilitation projects succeed or fail, depending on their owner's ability to maximize available incentives such as tax credits. Architects are integral to the process of obtaining those incentives but many shy away from helping clients qualify for them, often referring that work to consultants who may lack a detailed understanding of the project. But the good news is that there’s no great mystery in gaining the knowledge necessary to become an expert in incentives. Gary Cole, AIA, Esq., will explain what incentives are and how they impact project economics. He'll discuss how to research and combine available incentives for any project; basics of dealing with local, state and federal preservation agencies when applying for historic development incentives, including interpreting the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards correctly and in a project’s best interest. Learn how to correctly describe the scope of these new professional services, structure fees, limit professional liability, and identify other professionals and consultants who may be needed. Architects who assist their clients in obtaining incentives to pay for projects may expand their range of professional services, increase project compensation, and enhance their reputation in the development community. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

Additions over the Decades - The Art Institute of Chicago

12:15 P.M., Millennium Room, 5th floor east, Chicago Cultural Center, Washington and Michigan
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown. Erin Hogan of the Art Institute of Chicago talks about additions to the museum over the decades for Friends of Downtown at the Chicago Cuultural Center, July 8. 2010
Free event.

The opening of the blockbuster Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago last year was but the latest in a series of expansions that have taken place at the world- renowned institution since it first opened in 1893.

Join museum communications director and author Erin Hogan as she recounts the various additions over the decades that have created not only one of the world's finest art museums, but also one of the largest.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

Residential Energy Modeling

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

Presentation by Tim Heppner, Sustainability Designer, Builder and Consultant

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

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

   July 13 , 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.

The Art of Chicago Architecture: Past, Present & Future

6:00 P.M., Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 South State
Sponsor: Harold L. Washington Library
Free event.

Some of Chicago’s most noted architects gather to discuss the rich architectural heritage and future direction of our city. The distinguished panel includes: Frank Christopher Lee of Johnson & Lee, Ltd.; Dirk Lohan of Lohan Anderson; Avram Lothan of DeStefano + Partners; and Eva Maddox of Perkins + Will. Moderating the discussion is Lee Bey, Executive Director of the Chicago Central Area Committee and noted architecture critic.

Information: 312/747.4300 and on-line.

   July 14 , Wednesday

High-Speed Rail: Opportunities for Linking the Midwest

12:00 -1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional & Urban Design KC
Free for members, $15,00, non-members
1 LU

Rick Harnish, executive director of the Midwest High-Speed Rail Association, returns for an update on developments, potential opportunities for architects and planners, and the overall benefits for establishing high-speed rail transportation across the Midwest. Case-studies of established high-speed rail networks will also be presented for comparison and discussion. The Midwest High Speed Rail Association is a Chicago-based, member-supported, non-profit organization advocating for fast, frequent, and dependable trains linking the entire Midwest region. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

ARE Study Hall

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

Study materials are available in an informal setting. 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

   July 15 , Thursday

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: Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center

4:45 - 6:00 p.m. - Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road., Glencoe
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC, Booth Hanson, Chicago Botanic Garden
$20,00, members and non-members
1 LU/HSW/SD

Charlie Stetson, AIA (Booth Hansen) will lead us through this new facility, focusing on the highly specialized and technical components AIA Chicago and Charles Stetson of Booth Hansen present a tour of the new Daniel F and Ada L Rice Plant Conservation Science Center July 15, 2010of the laboratory spaces and the structure's LEED elements: Site Development, Reduced Heat Island Effect, Alternative Transportation, Water-efficient Landscaping, Reduced Water Use, Optimal Energy Performance, On-site renewable Energy, Construction Water Management, Recycled Materials, Regional Material, Certified Wood, Low-Emitting Materials, Daylight and Views, Construction IAQ Management Plan, and Green Roof Garden. There is a $20 admission fee, inclusive of parking, and we need at least fifteen people registered by July 9 in order to proceed with this tour. Final details on where to meet the trolley will be sent to participants.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

The Restoration of the Nickerson Mansion

6:00 p.m. - Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 50 East Erie
Sponsor: Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America
$15.00 members; $25.00 general public; Space limited, RSVP by July 12th

In 1879, Chicago banker Samuel Nickerson commissioned a new home from the architectural firm of Burling and Whitehouse of architect Joseph Antunovich lectures on The Restoration of the Nickerson Mansion at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, July 15, 2010Chicago. This home, built during the Gilded Age, became known as the Marble Palace and was the largest private residence in Chicago at the time of its completion. According to Inland Architect of February 1883, the house “reached a standard of excellence never before attained in Chicago.” After being sold to another owner, the house eventually was donated to the American College of Surgeons. In April 2003, the property was established as a house museum by Chicago philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus. Between 2003 and 2008 the Nickerson Mansion underwent a meticulous and extensive restoration to become the Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Please visit http://www.driehausmuseum.org to learn more about the Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

Architect Joseph Antunovich, the principal in charge for the restoration effort of the Nickerson Mansion and the adjacent Murphy Auditorium, will present an illustrated lecture explaining the restoration process, its challenges and outcome.

Information and registration form on-line.

Chicago Green Homes Program

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/CEU: 2

Presentation by Timothy Heppner and Team, Chicago Green Homes Program

Building green generates a number of positive impacts, from the increased market value of a home to lowered CO2 emissions. The Chicago Green Homes Program (CGHP) provides an integrated design approach for homeowners, residential builders and developers looking to incorporate sustainable, “green” design into their own residential building. The CGHP equips participants with the tools and resources needed to meet their building goals, and ultimately achieve a sustainable environment for us all. Join lead consultant, Tim Heppner, and CGHP team members for an interactive program discussion, including innovative design features, requirements and enrollment opportunities.

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.

Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: American Planning Association, National Building Museum
$10.00 members of APA and NBM; $15.00 non-members; free for college students with ID. Registration required.
CM: 1.5

Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Barry Bergdoll delivers the APA/NBA L'Enfant Lecture for 2010, Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront, at the Chicago Cultural Center, July 15, 2010Museum of Modern Art will discuss MOMA's current exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront. This innovative project addresses one of the most urgent challenges facing the nation's largest city: sea-level rise resulting from global climate change. Five inter-disciplinary teams have worked together to re-envision New York City's harbor and coastline.

The American Planning Association and the National Building Museum established an annual lecture to draw attention to critical issues in city and regional planning in the United States. The lecture, named for Pierre Charles L'Enfant, who created the plan for Washington, D.C., features leading figures in planning, architecture, urban design, governance, and other fields. The goal of the lecture series is to enliven national dialogue about urban and regional growth, while challenging individuals to create communities of lasting value for the 21st century and beyond.

Information and registration on-line.

   July 17 , Saturday

A Chicago First: Green Condo Certification

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CEU: 2

Presentation by Lisa Elkins and Ron Elkins, 2 Point Perspective Inc.

Join architects Lisa and Ron Elkins of eco-focused architectural firm 2 Point Perspective as they showcase their design for “greenovating” an existing West Loop condo unit. When the conscientious clients became frustrated that there were no certification options to distinguish their super-green single condo unit, the team approached the City and was deemed worthy of submitting for the Chicago Green Home Program. In addition to revealing the stylish materials and creative techniques that made this project green, an overview of the Chicago Green Home Program and the differences between designing for condos vs. homes will be covered.

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.

   July 20, Tuesday

Tour: Gensler in the Historic Carson Pirie Scott Building

5:25 - 7:00 p.m. - 11 E. Madison
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Environment and Interior Architecture KCs
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
1 LU/HSW/SD

The third in a series of visits to recently renovated architecture firm offices that include a high level of sustainable elements. Gensler’s new Chicago office features a modern aesthetic while incorporating historical elements of the Sullivan Center ( Louis Sullivan, 1899-1903; additions by D.H. Burnham & Co. and Holabird & Root.) The project is slated for a LEED for Commercial Interiors Platinum level certification and has incorporated many sustainable elements while retaining the famous day-lit interior. Additional project considerations such as flexible spatial layout will be explained during the tour. Meet in the ground floor lobby at 5:25 p.m. sharp from which we will ascend to the third floor. A brief presentation will start at 5:45pm, followed by the office tour. Limited to 50 participants.

Information: 312/670.7770; Registration on-line.

Penny Wise, Pound Fuelish: New Measures of Housing + Transportation Affordability

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

Under the traditional definition of housing affordability, seven out of 10 U.S. communities are considered "affordable" to the typical household. But in almost all metro regions of the country, when the definition of affordability includes both housing and Scott Bernstein and Peter Haas discuss New Measures of Housing + Transportation Affordability at APA Chicago, July 20, 201transportation costs, the number of communities affordable to households earning the area median income decreases significantly.

The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) has developed the Housing+Transportation (H+T) Index to address this shortcoming. The index is a publicly available database that demonstrates the transportation costs associated with a home's location thereby providing a more accurate measure of a community's affordability.

CNT President and Founder Scott Bernstein and Chief Research Scientist Peter Haas will provide an overview of the H+T Index, key findings, its public policy applications, and report on related federal policy initiatives.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

Striking a Balance

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Hafele America Company, Chicago Showroom, 154 W Hubbard
Sponsor: Hafele America, Chicago Women in Architecture
Free for CWA members, $10.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW/SD

Striking a balance between an Architect Parent’s professional and personal lives. Chicago Women in Architecture is organizing a Striking a Balance, panel discussion sponsored by Chicago Women in Architecture at the Hafele America Showroom, July 20, 2010panel discussion in order to clarify current issues and explore ideal situations for integrating one’s family life into one’s life as an architect. How do people do it? How can the workplace help integrate a parent’s two lives? Must “family” and “work” be separate? How can they be combined for everyone’s benefit? Hear some stories; bring your questions. Moderator: Rachel Branagan, Architect and mother of a one year old. Panelists: Marsha Spencer, Architect and mother of a two year old; Kim Haig, Architect and mother of high school kids; Dorothy McCarty, Architect and mother of college-age kids; Lina Grigaitis, Part-time Architect and full-time mother; and Scott Prestangen, Architect and single father

Information: online; RSVP on-line.

   July 21 , Wednesday

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

   July 22 , Thursday

Sculpture Among the Skyscrapers: Chicago Public Art with Geoffrey Baer

6:00 P.M., Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 South Geoffrey Baer lectures on Sculpture Among the Skyscrapers: Chicago Public Art, at the Harold L. Washington Library, Chicago, July 22, 2010State
Sponsor: Harold L. Washington Library
Free event.

Chicago takes pride in its brawny, big-shouldered image. We love our skyscrapers and sports and three-inch-thick pizza. But even the roughest, toughest Chicagoan has a soft spot for those lions outside The Art Institute and the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza. How does Chicago’s amazing collection of public art reflect (and contrast with) the city’s personality? WTTW (PBS) host and producer Geoffrey Baer draws from more than 15 years of his TV programs about Chicago history, culture and architecture to offer surprising insights into the city’s public art, downtown, in the neighborhoods and all over the region.

Information: 312/747.4300 and on-line.

   July 24 , Saturday

Tour: Framing the Future of Healthcare: The OSF Milestone Project

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - OSF St. Francis Medical Center, 800 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC; OSF; AIA Central Illinois
$30.00 members and non-members
2 LU/HSW

The OSF Milestone Building, which brings together a new entry and identity for St. Francis Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois (CHOI) in Peoria, will open later this summer. The Milestone Building consolidates CHOI inpatient services, including AIA Chicago offers tour of the OSF Milestone Building of the St. Francis Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Peoria, July 24, 2010PICU, an all-private room NICU and general pediatrics, as well as a new outpatient center for St Jude Research Hospital. The emergency department is a Level 1 Trauma Center. Other program elements include an adult cardiac ICU, surgery, vascular/cardiac cath procedure rooms as well as support and public functions. The tour will visit the new patient care areas including the emergency department, surgery, NICU, and cardiac ICU of this 440,000 sf project by OWP/P Cannon Design. Learn how the hospital defined Guiding Principles and a design concept based upon the St. Francis prayer, The Canticle of the Sun, which allowed for the hospital’s faith-based mission to be infused into the project and keep the various stakeholders in alignment. Limited to 50 participants.

Transportation by van with a box lunch is available to those coming from Chicago for $30: watch for details of the departure/return location (and a possible second stop in the suburbs). The hospital tour will begin at 11:00 a.m. and conclude at 1:00 p.m. Email Megan Bell if you will be taking the van.

If you are driving: meet at the front entrance of the Milestone Building, located off Berkley Avenue on the OSF St. Francis Hospital campus. Parking is available in a parking deck adjacent to the Milestone Building.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

   July 27 , Tuesday

Architects & Beyond III

6:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Rodan, 1530 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event
1 LU

Architects & Beyond I brought to you architects that used their skill sets and built creative and successful businesses within and outside of the architecture arena. Architects & Beyond II focused on how to stay afloat in this economy and “staying connected to the consultants” was an underlying theme. From there, Architects & Beyond III emerged.

Architects & Beyond III will feature the professionals who were educated and trained as architects and succeeded to gain expertise as architectural consultants in various areas of design, development and construction. The event will expand your understanding of who are the key players involved in the realization of projects, and how you may expand your area of focus and expertise. Learn through personal stories of prominent Chicago architects that have built their business from the ground up or are currently leading or have key roles in an established Chicago practice. Among the speakers are Rada Doytcheva, (Rada Architects, Ltd.), architect and developer, and Hana Ishikawa (Site Design Group, Ltd.), project designer in a landscape architecture firm.

This event will also provide the time to network with individuals from a broad spectrum of the design and construction world and to develop and understanding how to grow mutually beneficial professional relationships. Come prepared with a pad and pen and make new connections before you leave this event.

Information: 312/670.7770; or on-line. Registration 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/CEU: 2

Presentation by Jason LaFleur, Alliance for Environmental Sustainability

The US Green Building Council’s residential rating system, LEED™ for Homes, covers 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

   July 28 , Wednesday

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

   July 29 , Thursday

Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable, Sustainable Wood for Windows, Doors & Siding

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Häfele America Co, 154 W. Hubbard
Sponsor: Hafele Chicago Showroom
, Sierra Forest Products, Titan Wood
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, Acetylated Woods, at Hafele Chicago showroom, July 29th, 2010

Learning Objectives:
• Learn the basic history of acetylated wood
• See the acetylation process
• Understand the benefits of acetylated wood
• See practical applications where acetylated wood may be used

Register on-line. Information on-line.

Constructing Rain Gardens and Bioswales: New Tools for Sustainable Site Development

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

Presentation by Tom Barrett, Green Water Infrastructure, Inc.

In its Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, the American Society of Civil Engineers rated our nation’s wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water systems a “D” minus, the lowest grade in any infrastructure category. Rainwater gardens and bioswales are transformative approaches to sustainable site development. Constructing Rain Gardens and Bioswales is part of a continuing series of engineering solutions to water management that protects, restores, and mimics the natural water cycle. Rain gardens and bioswales incorporate both the natural environment and engineered systems to provide clean water, conserve ecosystems, and provide a wide variety of benefits for people and wildlife. Additionally, all this can be accomplished at a significantly lower cost than conventional concrete and mortar infrastructure. Join Tom Barrett as he explains how the use of locally produced water helps develop a “natural approach” to the efficient use of water and relieves stormwater management issues.

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

   July 30 , Friday

Tour: Sankofa House, A Residence for Kinship Families and Young Adults

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. - 4041 W. Roosevelt
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design for Aging KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1 1.5 LU/HSW/SD

Susan King, AIA, along with representatives from Sankofa House and Interfaith Housing Development Corporation, will lead a tour of this innovative facility that combines kinship families (families in which grandparents, aunts, or uncles assume parenting roles for grandchildren or nieces/nephews) and young adults aging out of the foster care system who are considered legally independent by the State at age 18. Susan is a principal in the architectural firm of Harley Ellis Devereaux, design discipline leader in the firm’s Life Enhancement Studio, and leader of the firm’s sustainable design affiliate, GreenWorks Studio. Discussion during the tour will focus on the programmatic requirements and evolution of the design and will include post-occupancy insights.Limited to 15 participants (preference to AIA Chicago members)

Information: 312/670.7770; Registration on-line.