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   June 1 , Tuesday

First Tuesdays Happy Hour at Pecha Kucha

5:30 - 8:00 p.m., - Martyr’s, 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Tickets $10.00 at the door

We will join Pecha Kucha Night again this month. For PechaKucha newbies, this is a night where prominent and emerging creative minds are brought together for an evening of lightning-fast presentations, networking and fun.

Reserve in advance on-line. Information online.

Pecha Kucha Chicago -Volume 14

Begins 8:00 p.m.,.-ish - Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue
Sponsor: Pecha Kucha Night Chicago
$10.00 (21 and over only)

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, Volume 3, March 2, 2010 at Martyr'sdozen 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.

Presenters for this evening's event will include
Punk Planet instigator Dan Sinker, the comedic Pete Aiello, Marco Kane Braunschweiler from the Golden Age, urban planner and city insider Julie Burros, English architect John Exley, tantric Abby Factor, photographer Kate Joyce, student Manuel Navarro, promoter of rock n roll for kids, Margie Newman, and Andy Sernowitz of “Damn, I wish I’d thought of that” fame. More to be announced. The official poster of PechaKucha Night Volume 14 is designed by Jennifer Swanson.

Peter Exley and writer Lara Brown (PechaKucha Volume 11 alum) will emcee the evening.

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

   June 2, Wednesday

The Development of a Vertical Campus–The expansion of Roosevelt University, Chicago

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. Leslie Slavitt, Christopher Groesbeck, Jeffrey Hrubec and Michael Siegel to discuss new dormitory tower for Roosevelt University at the Chicago Architecture Foundation June 2, 2010
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Lesley Slavitt, Vice President for Government Relations, Roosevelt University; Christopher Groesbeck, AIA, Principal, VOA Associates Incorporated; Jeffrey Hrubec, AIA, Senior Vice President, VOA Associates Incorporated; Michael Siegel, Associate Principal, VOA Associates Incorporated.

VOA Associates Incorporated is designing a state-of-the-art building for Roosevelt University, which will house classrooms, laboratories, a student recreation center, and residence suites for more than 600 students. The 469-foot-tall building will also be constructed as a "green" building and showcase a glass exterior on three sides, drawing in natural light and cutting energy costs. This project demonstrates Roosevelt’s role as a leader in both higher education and revitalization of the urban 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, and the empty silence in the hall will drive you mad.

Information: 312/670.7770

Farming Our Factories: New Uses for Old Buildings

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

Lecture by John Edel, owner and developer of the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center, a green business incubator in the Stockyards Industrial Corridor
. The discussion will take you through the grassroots redevelopment of the Chicago Sustainable Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center's John Edel lectures on Farming Our Factories: New Uses for Old Buildings, for the Urban Habitat Chicago, at the Merlo Branch of the Chicago Public Library, June 2, 2010Manufacturing Center, the trials and tribulations of working with the city and our plans for a 95,000 sq. ft. vertical farm and artisanal food business incubator. In partnership with Professor Blake Davis from the Illinois Institute of Technology, CSMC is designing an efficient aquaponics system to raise organic produce and several varieties of fish. The plan hinges on re-use of a vacant industrial building and seeks to break new ground in job creation, fresh food production and sustainable renovation methods. With the addition of new lighting technologies, open-source systems and careful control of all energy use and production within the building, the hope is to demonstrate that urban farming can be practical, profitable and commonplace.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

   June 3, Thursday

Infrastructures for Change

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), 233 South Wacker Drive (Willis Tower), Suite 800
Sponsor: Archeworks, Metropolitan Planning Council, Openlands.
$75.00 early registration through June 1st, $90.00 thereafter. Note: Due to security procedures at the Willis Tower, there will be no on-site registration on June 3rd.

Inspired by the 1909 Plan of Chicago, the symposium will focus on the design and planning of the next 100 years of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and the built urban Archeworks sponsors Infrastructures for Change symposium, focusing on next 100 years of the Great Lakes Basin, at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, June 3, 2010environment within the Great Lakes Basin. The workshop will address three urban challenges facing Chicago and cities everywhere in the 21st Century: shrinking economies, health crises, and ecological security. Design practitioners, planners, and engineers, environmental scientists, ecologists, and policy makers will discuss new approaches to imagining and inventing better designed cities that work with natural systems to conserve energy and sustain diminishing natural resources. Cameron Davis, President Obama’s “Great Lakes Czar” and Senior Advisor on the Great Lakes at the U.S.EPA will be our keynote speaker.

The goal of this Infrastructures for Change workshop is to envision a new legacy of publicly-supported water-based infrastructure -- projects that explore the value of Great Lakes infrastructure not only as an engineering endeavor but as a robust design opportunity to strengthen communities and revitalize cities. At a time when substantial new investments in infrastructure are being made nationally, regionally and locally, the symposium’s partners believes it is incumbent on designers and planners to conceive and propose alternative recommendations so these investments increase the livability and sustainability of cities.

Registration on-line. Information on-line or call 312/867.7254.

Tour: Decorators Supply Corporation - Ornament and More

10:00 a.m., - 12:00 p.m. - 3610 S. Morgan
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources KC, Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America (Chicago Chapter)
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
Learning units: 2 LU/HSW

Established in 1883, Decorators Supply Corporation has been manufacturing plaster and composition ornament for over 125 years. They create everything from decorative plaster AIA Chicago offers tour of Decorators Supply Corporation, June 3, 2010moldings, ceiling medallions, and column capitals to decorative wood furniture. This tour gives participants an exceptional opportunity to tour Decorators Supply’s Chicago factory and learn more about composition ornament, its applications, how it is created in the factory and installed in the field, and how it is restored and recreated for historic applications. The factory is near the Sox/35th Red Line stop, and parking is available on site. No special clothing is required, but you may leave with a bit of plaster dust on whatever you wear. Limited to 50 participants.

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

Preservation Chicago - the battles ahead

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

Preservation Chicago was born amidst the controversy of tearing down the historic Chicago Mercantile Exchange building at Washington and Franklin, a site that still sits Executive Director Jonathan Fine talks on Preservation Chicago - the battles ahead, for Friends of Downtown at the Chicago Cultural Center, June 3, 2010empty. Over the past nine years, Preservation Chicago has issued its annual list of the Seven Most Threatened Buildings in Chicago, many of which are downtown. Some have been saved, some have been lost, and many others are still in limbo.

Join Preservation Chicago Executive Director Jonathan Fine for an overview of the organization's efforts and what battles it sees ahead.

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

Information on-line.

LEED™ EC: Should We Codify Green Building?

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Conference Room (lower level), 300 N. LaSalle St.
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, US Green Building Council
$10.00 members; $15.00 non-members
AIA/CEU: 2

Moderator: Helen Kessler, HJKessler Associates

Most of us are now familiar with LEED™, which is a voluntary green building rating system for various building and project types. While LEED™ was never intended as a mandatory “green building code,” many jurisdictions now require LEED™ certification for their own municipal buildings, and some require LEED™ certification for private buildings as well. Recently several code language green building standards have been developed, including ASHRAE 189, California’s CALGreen, the ICC’s International Green Construction Code and others. In this interactive presentation, we will review several of these standards and discuss the pros and cons of having a jurisdiction, such as Chicago, adopt a green building code, which would mandate many requirements similar to those in the LEED™ rating system.

Register closed. Information on-line.

Tour: Resurrection Medical Center, Patient Care Addition

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - 7435 West Talcott Avenue, at North Oriole
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC; Loebl Schlossman & Hackl; Power Construction; Resurrection Healthcare
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
Learning units: 1.5 LU/HSW

Learn how thoughtful and innovative planning strategies were utilized to integrate a new state-of-the-art patient care addition, designed by Loebl Schlossman & Hackl, seamlessly AIa Chicago offers tour of Resurrection Medical Center Patient Care Addition, into an existing hospital infrastructure, and how the addition, which opens in July, relates to an overall campus improvement Master Plan. David Urschel, AIA (LSH) will explain how the design process allowed the hospital to incorporate an acuity adaptability strategy and how a building information model was utilized to facilitate a very complex MEP infrastructure. The four-story facility includes a 30-bed Intensive Care Unit; two 30-bed Medical Surgical Units; a 30-bed Rehabilitation Unit; a comprehensive cardiodiagnostics center; and an education and conference center.

Limited to 40 participants. Meet in the cafeteria for the overview prior to the tour.
If you drive, park in the surface parking lot along Talcott Avenue. If you take public transportation, the campus is about six blocks from the Harlem Station on the Blue Line.

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

   June 5 , Saturday

SEAOI Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Banquet

6:30 - 11:30 p.m., John B. Murphy Auditorium, 50 E. Erie
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
$150.00 Advance reservations required.

The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois will hold its annual banquet and present the Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards. This gala event is the highlight of the SEAOI activities each year. In addition to announcing the winners of the 2010 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards, the 2010-2011 SEAOI officers will be installed. While this banquet will focus on Structural Engineering Excellence, all those involved in the construction industry are welcome. Architects, contractors, building Structural Engineers Association of Illinois  2010 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Banquet, June 5, 2010officials, material suppliers and the general public are invited to join structural engineers in honoring exemplary projects and structural engineers.

Large Projects:

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Patient Care Tower in Park Ridge, Illinois by OWP/P – Cannon Design
  • Aqua in Chicago, Illinois by Magnusson Klemencic Associates
  • Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
  • Elysian Hotel & Private Residence in Chicago, Illinois by Halvorson and Partners

Medium Projects:

  • · Hinsdale Modern – Private Residence in Hinsdale, Illinois by Robert L. Miller Associates
  • · United Arab Emirates Pavilion in Shanghai, China Halvorson and Partners

Small Projects:

  • The Burnham Pavilions in Chicago, Illinois by Rockey Structures
  • The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago, Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois by Halcrow Yolles

RSVP: to Donna Childs at call 312/726.4165 x200 extension 200by Friday, may 28, 2010. Information on-line.

Lionel Marchetti at Madlener House

8:00 P.M., Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundation, Lampo
Free event, but seating is limited

Lionel Marchetti will present a two-hour musique concrète performance, an “interpretation Lionel Marchetti performs at Madelener House for the Graham Foundation, Chicago, June 5, 2010with spatialization,” layering nature recordings, spoken text, pop songs and ethnic music through eight loudspeakers distributed around the Madlener House ballroom. Once on site, Marchetti will study the acoustics of the space and select appropriate works from his 20-year body of work. The evening will be divided into two parts, each with its own direction and theme—perhaps “the natural world” or “human psychology,” or “shamanism,” a favorite of Marchetti’s, who sees parallels between the medicine man and composer, both as someone who transports you into another world.

RSVP via email. Information on-line or call 312/787.407

   June 8 , 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.

   June 9 , Wednesday

Plans of Chicago

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, seating limited. Lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Samuel Roche and Aric Lasher to discuss their book, Plans of Chicago, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 9, 2010
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Samuel Roche and Aric Lasher, authors.

Plans of Chicago, the inaugural publication of the Chicago-based Architects Research Foundation, uses the 1909 Plan of Chicago as a precedent for reconnecting Chicago’s center to outlying suburbs. The authors discuss their development of an urban planning approach for Chicago based on principles derived from projects by Frederick Law Olmsted, Frank Lloyd Wright, landscape architect Jens Jensen, and Bauhaus city planner Ludwig Hilberseimer.

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

Design for Aging KC planning meeting

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design for Aging KC
Free event

Your participation is welcome. Meet KC leaders Steve Montgomery and Heidi Dahle and other members who are interested in facilities for the elderly. We'd like to hear from you.
This event is sponsored by Design for Aging KC

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

   June 10 , Thursday

At Home: The British Invasion!

5:30 - 7:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$10.00 CAF members, $15.00 non-membersAt Home: The British Invasion!, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 10, 2010
AIA 1.5

Learn about current design trends from the famed Fab Seven–Britain’s top interior designers. Members of the British Interior Design Group will share stories of celebrity clients—including Tina Turner, Sean Connery, and others—but you don’t have to be rich and famous to participate. Bring your questions and fabric swatches: panelists will field design challenges from the audience and show you how good interior design is accessible to everyone.

Special guests:

  • James Charles, James Charles Design
  • Simon Hamilton, Simon Hamilton & Associates
  • Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, Spencer-Churchill Designs
  • Guy Oliver, Oliver-Laws
  • Moderated by Laura Patte

Register on-line. Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

The Benefit of Porous Pavement Systems

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 Dan Salsinger, ERO-TEX

Porous pavement systems offer unique advantages over traditional hard surface pavements. This seminar will introduce how these systems can address today’s environmental issues and stormwater management requirements in an attractive and cost effective way. This seminar will discuss several porous pavement applications that are currently on the market and will look at case studies where these options have been installed.

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.

   June 12 , Saturday

ReBuilding Exchange Tour and Workshop

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m, ReBuilding Exchange, 3335 West 47th Street
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative
Free and open to the public
AIA/HSW/SD 2

The ReBuilding Exchange diverts building materials from the waste stream and makes them accessible to the public for reuse at a low cost, protecting community health, creatingCAF and Historic Chicago Greystones Initiative sponsor at tour of the ReBuilding Exchange, jobs, and saving resources. Salvaged through sustainable deconstruction practices, the wide range of materials available at the ReBuilding Exchange can be incorporated directly into rehab projects or repurposed for other uses.

Tour the facility and see a presentation illustrating how materials from the ReBuilding Exchange have been incorporated into home improvement projects.

RSVP via email or call Blanche at 773/522.4637. Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

Touring Wrightwood Crossing: a LEED™ Platinum For-profit Residential Building

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Wrightwood Crossing Building Site, 1307 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, limited to 20 participants
AIA/CEU: 2

Presentation by Andrew C. Wilson and Josh Canale, [1016] Architecture, Inc.

Building on the previous “Designing Wrightwood Crossing” event, please join the the Chicago Center for Green Technology offers a tour of Wrightwood Crossing, architects on a guided site tour showing all of the green strategies employed at Wrightwood Crossing. You will tour both finished and unfinished spaces to see first-hand how LEED™ Platinum buildings can be achieved in urban environments like Chicago.

Register by calling the hotline at 312/746.9642, or by emailing your desired class and NOTE: Registration for this seminar is limited to 20 and will be taken on a first come,
first-served basis. Email Greentech@cityofchicago.org to register

   June 13 , Sunday

A Walk Through Time: Annual Tour of the Mansions of Prairie Avenue

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie, coach house
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$45.00 members, $50.00 for non-members

This annual fundraiser for the Glessner House Museum showcases the fine historic Glessner House Museum offers 2010 A Walk Through Time: Annual Tour of the Mansions of Prairie Avenue, Chicago, June 13, 2010mansions of the Prairie Avenue Historic District and surrounding area, most of which are only open to the public this one day per year. Attendees will have the opportunity to view five or six private homes and see beautiful carved mouldings, elaborate tilework, stunning light fixutres, and much more! Also included are Glessner House Museum, Clarke House Museum, and the landmark Second Presbyterian Church, with an arts and crafts sanctuary designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and nine stained glass windows by Tiffany & Company.

RSVP to 312-326-1480. Information on-line.

   June 14 , Monday

Hospitable Design: Chicago Architects Create Hotels Here and Far

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$30.00

What's new in hotel design? Hear from four Chicago firms who are designing hotels in Chicago and elsewhere: Eckenhoff Saunders Architects; Koo and Associates Ltd.; VOA Associates Incorporated, and Goettsch Partners. This program is our Association Forum at NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair.

Visit the Neocon website for more information.

Managing your Church Renovation Project

5:00 - 7:00 P.M. - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: Partners for Sacred Spaces Chicago
Free event . RSVP requested.

Presentation by Dan Ruzic, Chicago Project Management, Inc.
From scaffolding obscuring the beauty of your church’s belltower to the red tape involved in the building permit process, renovation projects can be a headache for clergy and congregation alike. Dan Ruzic of Chicago Project Management will outline proven approaches to structuring large and small building renovation projects using a clear project scope, realistic budget and a faithful maintenance schedule once the work is completed. Mr. Ruzic will also discuss the selection of an architect or general contractor, and the importance of fundraising coordination in defining your congregation’s building renovation.

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

Architecture and Policy in the Netherlands

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Architectuur Lokaal
Free event
Learning units: 1 LU

Cilly Jansen and Indira van ’t Klooster of Architectuur Lokaal will discuss the national architecture policy in The Netherlands, which arose in the nineties of the last century, in Cilly Lansen and Indira van relation to the changes in commissioning: from public clients to public-private partnership & project development (and the first effects of the economic crisis); and in the context of the spatial development: new urbanism, landscape, infrastructure, heritage, housing and public space.

Architectuur Lokaal is the independent national centre of expertise and information devoted to commissioning building development in the Netherlands. The foundation acts as bridge-builder between parties involved in the building process and can be consulted about matters relating to architecture policy, spatial quality policy and building commissioning. Refreshments will be provided.

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

   June 15 , Tuesday

Understanding Performance Contracting and Working with Energy Service Contracts

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management and Environment KC's
Free for members; non-members $15.00
Learning units: 1.5 LU

The federal government, state agencies, local units of government, and educational institutions have engaged energy services companies (ESCOs) to provide “guaranteed energy saving” performance contracts for over 25 years. ESCOs conduct energy audits that recommend energy conservation measures (ECMs) and provide detailed cost savings analyses. This enables the ESCO to acts as a design-builder to implement capital improvements that achieve guaranteed annual operating costs reductions. The client’s savings generated through this process are used to finance these capital improvements over several years, while the ESCO uses prescribed measurement/verification protocols to validate the annual savings. The panel, moderated by Ed Choklek, Advisory Council member to the Illinois Community College Sustainability Network, will include ESCOs, Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and school administrators will discuss the challenges and opportunities involved with guaranteed energy saving performance contracts and illustrate how design professionals could work with ESCOs on these types of projects.

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

   June 16 , Wednesday

A Parisienne Discovers Chicago: Impressions of the City and the World’s Columbian Exposition

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.
AIA/CES 1Mary Beth Raycraft, translator, discusses her new book, A Parisienne in Chicago: Impressions  of the World's Columbia Exposition, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 16, 2010

Lecture by Mary Beth Raycraft, Senior Lecturer in French, Vanderbilt University.

In her book, A Parisienne in Chicago, Madame Léon Grandin recounts her surprising discoveries during a cross-cultural journey through fin-de-siècle Paris, New York, and Chicago. This illustrated lecture will highlight the young parisienne’s reactions to social and cultural life in Chicago at the time of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and the unexpected consequences of her travels.

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

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

Good Decision-Making: The Key to Project Success (The Price is Right Series)

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC
Free for members; non-members $15.00
Learning units: 1.5 LU

In the leadership of design and construction efforts, good decisions are the key to a successful project. Focus on the importance of initial strategic decision-making; the need to obtain clear factual information from advisors in order to reach informed decisions; and a means for holding both internal and external project team members accountable to the decisions made. Ian Parr, president of Owner Services Group, Inc. covers the principles of successful strategic decision-making. Learn how to understand clients and the issues that affect them; how to organize the decision-making process; how to identify the quality of information and provide the framework required to reach decisions; and how to finalize discrete project goals for scope, quality, budget, schedule, and risk for the project implementation team.

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

   June 17 , Thursday

Advanced Technologies in Building Simulation

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

Several advanced building performance techniques are available for use. Computational Fluid Dynamics or CFD is one such growing area. Sachin Anand, PE (dbHMS), will focus on the application of CFD to a local project. He will showcase how CFD was used to not only reduce energy costs but also reduce first costs and improve comfort for Columbia College Chicago's new Media Production Center.1. Attendees will get an introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics as a building performance modeling tool.2. Attendees will see examples of where CFD can be used to improve building design.3. Attendees will get a brief understanding of the processes involved in using CFD for building.4. Attendees will also be able to understand the challenges involved with using CFD for building performance modeling.

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

From Ziggurat to Streamline

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

Lecture by Keith Bringe, Chicago Art Deco Society. Art Deco is an eclectic style Keith Bringe of the Chicago Art Deco Society lectures on From Ziggurat to Streamline for Landmarks Illinois at the Chicago Cultural Center, associated with sleek lines, bold geometric blocks, and references to many different cultures and historic architecture. The non-profit Chicago Art Deco Society (CADS) has undertaken a survey of 650 buildings, sites and monuments in the Chicago area associated with Art Deco design from the interwar period. Project Director Keith Bringe will unveil the CADS Survey Catalogue including overlooked gems and an update on the status of Art Deco preservation.

Information: on-line or call 312/922.1742

Chicago Plan Commission

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

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

Remembering Bruce Graham

6:00 - 7:15 P.M., Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$10.00 CAF members, $15.00 non-members
AIA/CES 1

A leading architect for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Bruce Graham transformed Lucien Lagrange, Franz Schulze and Richard F. Tomlinson panelists for Remembering Bruce Graham, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 17, 2010Chicago's skyline, designing some of the city's most famous skyscrapers. His most visible legacy is the 100-story Hancock Center, completed in 1970, and the 110-story Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower), the world’s tallest building when it was completed in 1974. He also played a major role in designing the Inland Steel Building (1958), Three First National Plaza (1981), and the 1986 expansion of McCormick Place. In this memorial tribute, our distinguished panelists reflect on the legacy of one of Chicago’s most important architects.

Panelists:

  • Lucien Lagrange, AIA, Principal, Lucien Lagrange Architects
  • Franz Schulze, Hollender Professor of Art Emeritus, Lake Forest College
  • Richard F. Tomlinson II, FAIA, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Register on-line. Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

LEED™ Professional Credentials & Maintenance

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 Katie Kaluzny, U.S. Green Building Council-Illinois Chapter

This session will explore the Green Building Certification Institute’s (GBCI) professional credential and maintenance system. You’ll learn about the new, tiered LEED™ exams, the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP), how to maintain your LEED™ AP status, and/or how to become a LEED™ Green Associate or LEED™ AP with Specialty. The session will also cover exam eligibility requirements, 14 testing specifics and available study tools and resources.

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.

   June 18 , Friday

Design for Education: National and Local Partnerships

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Education KC
Free event. Lunch will be provided by USG so please make a reservation.
Learning units: 1

Many communities of participation exist around the common goal of creating better Kerry Leonard of OWP/P Cannon Design, authors of The Third Teacher: 79 Ways you can Use Design to Transform Teaching & Learning, will discuss Design for Education: National and Local Partnerships at AIA Chicago, June 18, 2010educational environments for K-16 students. AIA Chicago’s new Education KC can connect with and benefit from these existing communities, as well as creating its own identity based on our members and goals. Possible connections to other established educational networks locally and nationally will be discussed. Kerry Leonard, AIA (OWP/P Cannon Design), author of The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching & Learning, will review recent activities of national AIA’s Committee on Architecture for Education. Specific leading-edge educational ideas and trends that are being implemented around the country will be discussed along with possible ways to share that knowledge. The Third Teacher is available both as a book, as through its website.

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

   June 21 , Monday

Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision - Book Signing and Talk

6:00 p.m. - Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place
Sponsor: Graham Foundation
Free event. Reservations required. EVENT SOLD OUTIgor Marjanovic and Katerina Redi Ray will discuss and sign copies of their new book: Marina city: Bertrand Goldberg's Urban Vision, at the Graham Foundation, June 21st.

Igor Marjanovic and Katerina Rüedi Ray will discuss their recently published book, Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision. Chicago has many iconic buildings, but perhaps none as instantly recognizable as Bertrand Goldberg’s Marina City. Occupying an entire city block—number 1 of the original town of Chicago—the mixed-use riverside complex consists of two cylindrical sixty-five-story residential towers, a saddle-shaped auditorium, a midrise office building, and a rectangular podium comprising an open plaza with a variety of services. Each tower contains more than four hundred apartments and a continuous, upward-spiraling ramp of parking spaces. Built between 1960 and 1967 at a time when Chicagoans were fleeing to the suburbs, the hugely ambitious project was architect Goldberg’s collaborative attempt at urban revitalization—as he called it, “a city within a city.”

This event is now sold out. Registration and wait-listing on-line.

   June 22 , Tuesday

Tour: Landon Bone Baker Architects

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - 734 North Milwaukee Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Community Interface Committee
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
Learning units: 1

Since its inception, Landon Bone Baker Architects has focused on community- based, affordable and environmentally responsible housing and design in Chicago and the region. AIA Chicago offers a tour of Landon Bone Baker Architects June 22, 2010With the belief that good design should be available to all, the firm has successfully balanced context, technology, and economy in its work while bringing a strong sense of ownership to the residents of a wide variety of new and rehabbed affordable, subsidized, and supportive housing developments. From large-scale urban design and planning initiatives to small non-profit projects integrated into existing neighborhoods, Chicago's diverse housing needs AIA Chicago offers tours of Landon Bone Baker Architects June 22, 2010require unique design solutions both big and small for people in communities across the city. The Legends South project (replacing the CHA's Robert Taylor Homes) for instance, is a large multi-phased Hope VI development that will eventually include construction of 2,388 mixed-income rental and ownership units, community facilities, and new retail space. The award-winning La Casa Norte Solid Ground Supportive Housing Project is a comparatively small infill rehab project providing shelter and supportive services for 16 homeless male youth. Visit the firm and discuss the design and impact of these diverse project, as well as their other recent housing, outreach, and volunteer activities.

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

Archeworks Summer Open House

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event

Learn how to apply for the 2010-11 school year. Tour the Archeworks studios, meet students, staff, and Directors Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn. Learn about upcoming Archeworks projects

RSVP on-line. Information on-line or call 312/867.7254.

Ecology of Design

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 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.

   June 23 , Wednesday

Julius Shulman: Chicago Mid-Century Modernism

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.
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Lecture by Gary Gand, author and Vice President of Chicago Bauhaus and BeyondGary Gand, discusses his new book, Julius Shulman: Chicago Mid-Century Modernism, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, June 23, 2010

In 2006, Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond, a non-profit organization that celebrates and promotes 20th-century modern architecture and design, contacted legendary photographer Julius Shulman to record Chicago’s modernist residential architectural heritage. Gand discusses Shulman’s final book project before his death in 2009, which documents modern masterpieces by Edward Dart, Bertrand Goldberg, Paul Schweikher, Edward Humric, Harry Weese, and others.

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

Film Screening: Beyond the Motor City

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event, but registration required - EVENT SOLD OUT
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Opening remarks by Carol Coletta, President and CEO, CEOs for Cities

Beyond the Motor City, a new documentary directed by acclaimed filmmaker Aaron Woolf (King Corn), takes a broad look at our country’s transportation history through the lens of the experience of Detroit, a city once renowned for its auto manufacturing and now notorious for its extreme deterioration. In a journey that takes us into the neighborhoods of Detroit and then beyond to Spain, California, and our nation’s capital, Beyond the Motor City urges us to ask how we might finally push America’s transportation system into the 21st century.
Beyond the Motor City is part of Blueprint America, a national, multi-platform initiative examining the state of America's transportation infrastructure

Register on-line. Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224 - EVENT SOLD OUT

Chicago Riverwalk: Our Newest Public Place

5:45 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Regional & Urban and Design KCs
Free for members, $15.00 for non-membersArchitect Carol Ross Barney discusses her work for the Chicago Riverwalk: Our Newest Public Place, at AIA Chicago
Learning units: 1.5 LU/HSW/SD

Join Carol Ross Barney, FAIA (Ross Barney Architects) as she discusses her firm’s design for the recently complted first phase of the Chicago Riverwalk, a major public amenity at the river level along lower Wacker Drive, extending from Michigan Avenue west to Wabash Plaza. Following the guidelines established by the City of Chicago for riverside development, the Riverwalk includes features that provide symbolic links to the City’s past, while creating state-of -the-art facilities for visitors, joggers, strollers, office workers on lunch break, and fans of the river and it flows through Chicago. This program will begin in the AIA Chicago office with a presentation of the design and process, followed by a walking tour of the project, starting directly across the street from 35 W. Wacker Dr.

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

   June 24 , Thursday

IPRO: Zero CommunIITy

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 Steve Beck, Coda LLC and Bryan Zacharias, IPRO Team Member

An Inter-Professional Project - IPRO is a team-based learning environment in which Illinois Institute of Technology students, from various concentrations and disciplines, work together to solve a real-world problem. In considering a net-zero energy community, Zero CommunIITy - IPRO, initially committed to energy reducing tactics. Energy usage was innovatively reduced utilizing technology, unit planning, building systems, construction methods, and community planning. Utilizing this ‘energy conscious design approach’ allowed the team to produce the required energy on-site, easily meeting their goal of a net-zero energy community. We are anxious to share the most recent results of our team’s work.

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.

   June 28 , Monday

The Nurse / Physician Perspective on Healthcare Facilities Planning - Workshop #2

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare Architecture KC
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members. Advance reservations required.
Learning units: 1.5 LU/HSW

Nurses, physicians and practitioners are invited to participate alongside architects in two workshop sessions. The nurses, physicians and practitioners are asked to share their perspective on the healthcare design process and key issues facing the built environment they deliver care in. The sessions will focus on particular unit-based roles and work activities that take place every day on patient care units, but require new process design to achieve more efficiency and better outcomes. Accordingly, the new processes call for innovative facilities solutions to optimize particular process features.

The workshop will include case studies of some new best practice patient care units in the Chicago area. Small groups will work in the session to evaluate the case studies presented, get a perspective from nurses and physicians on the design process, and brainstorm innovative solutions for designing / planning the patient care unit of the future.

Facilitators: Sandra Shelley, President - Sandra Shelley & Associates, Inc. & John R. Sierra, Principal – the Eckroth Planning Group

Case Studies: Northwest Community Hospital, Resurrection Hospital, Central Du Page Hospital, Silver Cross Hospital, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s, Children’s Memorial Hospital + more to follow.

Attendees: Physicians, nurses, practitioners, members and guests of the AIA Chicago Healthcare Knowledge Community.

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

   June 29 , Tuesday

Open Hand Studio Meet and Match: Architecture Engineering Ideas Exchange

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. -networking and resource fair; 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., Meet and Match, Hyde Parks Arts Center
Sponsor: Open Hand Studio
Free event

A celebration of community-based design that provides an opportunity for for Chicago designers and non-profit, community-based organizations to meet face-to-face and match design needs with design services.

Daytime Event (1:00 – 5:00 p.m.) a networking and resource fair featuring community Open Hand Studio Meet and Match: Architecture Engineering Ideas Exchange at the Hyde Park Arts Center, June 29, 2010organizations, pro-bono design organizations including architects, interior designers, product and organizational designers, graphic designers and art groups.

Evening Event (5:30 -8:00 p.m.) will start off with quick and compelling presentations on successful partnerships between non-profit groups and design firms and organizations. After the presentations, attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and “Meet and Match,” meet someone new and match skills with needs.

Registration form on-line. Information on-line.

   June 30 , Wednesday

Celebration of Light: Restoration of the Chicago Cultural Center’s Tiffany Dome

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. Mark Wight and Thomas Vukovich discuss the restoration of the Chicago Cultural Center Tiffany dome at the Chicago Architectural Foundation, June 30. 2010
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Lecture by Mark Wight, Chairman & CEO, Wight & Company; Thomas Vukovich, City Architect, City of Chicago.

The documentary by Wight & Company and Left Brain/Right Brain Productions provides an inside look at the restoration of one of Chicago’s world-renowned landmarks. At 38 feet in diameter and with more than 30,000 pieces of glass in 241 sections, it is the largest Tiffany dome in the world.

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