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This calendar of Chicago architectural events is jointly sponsored by Repeat and the Chicago Architectural Club.

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   March 1 , Monday

Susan K. Weiler: Great Thinkers Making Great PlacesSusan K. Weiler of OLIN lectures on Great Thinkers Making Great Places at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, March 1, 2010

Noon, Lower Level, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by Susan K. Weiler, FASLA OLIN Partner, co-author, Green Roof Systems: A guide to the Planning, Design and Construction of Building Over Structure

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

Ron WitteRon Witte of WW, Houston, lectures at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, March 1, 2010

6:00 p.m., Gallery 1100, Art & Architecture Building, 845 W. Harrison, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event

Lecture by Ron Witte, Principal, WW, Houston

Information on-line.

Sarah Whiting: Super

6:00 p.m., Center Core, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State StreetSarah Whiting lectures at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, March 1, 2010
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by Sarah Whiting, Dean & Watkin Professor of Architecture, Rice University; Partner, WW Architecture, House.

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

   March 2 , Tuesday

Career Stimulus: Working for Yourself - Legal and Liability Issues

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

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

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

The Burj Khalifa

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.Structural Engineer James Pawlikowski discusses the Burj Khalifa at the Structural Engineers Association of Illionis in Chicago, March 2, 2010

On January 4, 2010, the Burj Khalifa (formerly the Burj Dubai) officially opened, and in so doing officially claimed its title of not only the tallest building in the world, but also the tallest manmade structure. At 828m and over 160 stories in height, Burj Khalifa is 320m taller than the previous record holder.

Designed by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, it is a project almost 7 years in the making between all design and construction phases. The project represents the collaboration of literally thousands of people from across the globe, all striving to build a structure which pushes the limits of our current technology in order to create something never before seen. James Pawlikowski, one of the senior structural engineers for the project, will provide an overview of the features of the world’s tallest building, as well as the challenges faced in designing this unique and unprecedented structure. James Pawlikowski is an Associate Director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.

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

First Tuesdays Happy Hour at Pecha Kucha

7:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Martyr's, 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

The YAF will gather for an hour before Pecha Kucha Night begins at 8:00 p.m. For Pecha Kucha newbies, this is a night where prominent and emerging creative minds are brought together for an evening of lightning-fast presentations, networking and fun. Tickets are $10 at the door or reserve your spot in advance.

Information online.

Pecha Kucha Chicago -Volume 13

Begins 8:00 p.m.,.-ish - Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue
Sponsor: Pecha Kucha Night Chicago
$10.00

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 Jimenez Lai, lighting design Noah Levin, Brett Taylor, Lisa Davies, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Director of Cultural Planning Julie Burros, the Object Design League, Walter Street, architect Joseph Altshuler, photographer Andreas Larsson, Thorsten Bösch and Ken Maschke. Peter Exley and Andy Hall will co-emcee.

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

   March 3 , Wednesday

Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationRichard Cahan and Michael Williams will discuss their book, Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, March 3, 2010
Free event, seating limited. Lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, authors of Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home. Miller was a Chicago artist and chief creator of the North Side artists' colony that evolved into Old Town. He also collaborated with architect Andrew Rebori on the façade of the Fisher Apartments and created glass-relief panels for the Diana Court. Cahan and Williams discuss Miller’s architectural works of art and offer a rare look into the homes he created.

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

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

Lighting Restoration: The Technical How to Guide Historic Light Fixture Survey and Design

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., lecture, School of the Art Institute, 33 S. State, Room 1226 (12th floor), followed by a site visit, 6:45 - 7:30 p.m., to the Palmer House Hilton
Sponsor: Association for Preservation Technology, Western Great Lakes Chapter
Free event.
RSVP by March 2nd.
2 CES

Presentation by Peter Janko of Lumenelle, who will share what he has learned in the Peter Janko of Lumenelle will present a seminar, Lighting Restoration:  The Technical How to Guide for Historic Light Fixture Survey and Design, for the Western Great Lakes Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology, March 3, 2010course of performing fixture restorations, both good and bad. It will help the preservationist, architect, and building owner, in understanding small things that make big differences. Mr. Janko will share creative ways to help assure the best possible restoration and eliminate unnecessary costs. Maintaining historical integrity and financial value, savings for historic fixtures, and safety are key elements of the seminar.

RSVP via email to allow you to easily get through the schools security check-in. 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 and the cat will be very lonely.

Information: 312/670.7770

Urban Habitat Chicago: Who we are, what we do, and why we do it

6:30 p.m., J. Merlo Branch of the Chicago Public Library 644 W. Belmont Avenue
Sponsor: Urban Habitat ChicagoUrban Habitat Chicago:  Who we are, what we do, and why we do it, March 3, 2010, at the John Merlo Branch of the Chicago Public Library
Free event.


A retrospective of the first five years of Urban Habitat Chicago, which since 2005 has been quietly transforming their corner of the world. This
presentation will cover the the development of projects and the lessons learned along the way - from seed balls and mud bricks to green roofs, concrete pathways and youth leadership (and Jerusalem artichokes). Presented by UHC co-founder Anna Glenn.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

   March 4 , Thursday

How to retrofit/green the Willis Tower

12:15 P.M., Millennium Room, 5th floor east, Chicago Cultural Center, Washington and Michigan Sarag Beardsley of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture will lecture on the sustainable retrofitting of the Willis Tower, Chicago, for Friends of Downtown, March
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown.
Free event.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has been commissioned by the owners of Willis Tower – formerly known as Sears Tower – to design a Sarag Beardsley of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture will lecture on the sustainable retrofitting of the Willis Tower, Chicago, for Friends of Downtown, March 4, 2010retrofit/greening project that will use sustainable technologies and strategies to modernize the 1973 landmark and make it much more efficient. The project will reduce the base building electricity use by 80 percent. The greening project at Willis Tower will demonstrate how to save a significant amount of energy and improve the occupant experience of an existing building during a large-scale 21st century modernization. Sarah Beardsley of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture will describe how this significant project that will affect all of use, whether or not we work, dine or sightsee in Willis Tower.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

12:45 P.M., City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 201-A , Permit Review Committee meets afterwards at 33 North LaSalle, Suite 1600
Open to the public

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

LEED Extra Credit: Energy Monitoring

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, U.S. Green Building Council
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
AIA/CES: 2

Presentation by Jeff Pekarek, Trane

Do you have concerns about your building’s energy performance? Come to
this LEED Extra Credit session to learn what tools are available for monitoring a building’s energy consumption. Also, hear from an industry expert on how to utilize energy data to measure and improve a building’s performance. This interactive presentation will identify local projects and describe how they have effectively used energy monitoring in their facilities.

Information and registration on-line.

   March 6 , Saturday

Landmarks Illinois 2010 Legendary Landmarks Gala

6:30 p.m., cocktails, Red Lacquer Room, 8:00 p.m., dinner, grand ballroom, followed the dessert and dancing in the Red Lacquer Room, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe.
Sponsor: Landmarks IllinoisErnie Banks, Lee Flaherty and Harold Ramis honoroed at Landmarks Illinois 2010 Legendary Landmarks Gala, March 6, 2010
$500.00, other sponsorships to $25,000.

This Gala provides the financial support for Landmarks Illinois to help preserve historically significant sites, structures, and districts throughout Illinois. In addition, the Gala supports Landmarks Illinois’ Preservation Heritage Grant Fund, which has assisted nearly 100 communities and groups in preserving architectural and historical treasures throughout the state.
2010's Legendary Landmarks are Ernie Banks, Lee Flaherty and Harold Ramis

Information and forms: on-line.

   March 9 , Tuesday

Chicago Community Development Commission

1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers, 121 North LaSalle
Open to the public

Monthly meeting.

Meeting schedules and agenda's on-line.

Healthcare Architecture KC planning meeting

5:30 - 6:300 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare Architecture KC

If you are working in healthcare architecture, or you'd like to learn more about it and meet those who are experienced in this project type, we invite you to get involved with this KC. No need to register - just show up.

Information: on-line or call 312/670.7770

Natural Finishes for Urban Dwellings

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 Anna Wolfson, Wolfson Earthen Finishes

Natural finishes are exceptionally gentle on the planet, on a building’s fabric and on the senses. Locally sourced clay-rich soils can be made into paints, plasters, glues, heat sinks, and architectural ornaments that can complement any urban interior. What’s more, these materials are easy to make and fun to apply! This hands-on class will cover a range of natural finishes, their unique compositions and applications and include the creation of clay paint and clay plaster for application.

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.

   March 10 , Wednesday

The City That Works - On Environmental Issues

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-membersCity of Chicago Landscape Coordinator Scott Mehaffey delivers a talk to AIA Chicago, March 10, 2010
1 LU/HSW/SD

Scott Mehaffey, RLA, FASLA, Landscape Coordinator for the City of Chicago, Department of Environment, Natural Resources & Water Quality Division, will present an overview of green programs and initiatives underway at City Hall: Chicago Climate Action Plan; Adding Green to Urban Design Plan; Landscape Ordinance Analysis; Chicago Trees Initiative and Urban Forest Agenda; Growing School Gardens; Sustainable Streetscapes; etc. Scott will provide links or other resources for us. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

The Daniel Burnham Memorial by David Woodhouse Architects

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. David Woodhouse discusses his winning design for a Daniel Burnham Memorial at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, March 10, 2010
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by David Woodhouse, FAIA, President, David Woodhouse Architects. As part of the Burnham Plan Centennial, the Burnham Memorial Committee invited 20 international designers to submit concepts for a memorial honoring Daniel Burnham and his 1909 Plan of Chicago. David Woodhouse, FAIA will present his winning design, which will be built in front of the Field Museum.

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 - 700 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design for Aging KC

If you are working senior housing projects, or you'd like to learn more about them and meet those who are experienced in this project type, we invite you to get involved with this KC. No need to register - just show up.

Information: on-line or call 312/670.7770

The Revolution will Be Cultivated

6:00 p.m.,- The Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton
Sponsor: Graham Foundation
Free Event

Lecture by artist and designer Amy Franceschini.

Information: on-line

   March 11 , Thursday

Preserving Art in Architecture

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-members
1 LU

Peter Schoenmann, senior paintings conservator and co-director of Parma Conservation, Ltd., will discuss preservation and conservation of interior elements in historic buildings. Peter Schoenmann of Parma Conservation discusses Preserving Art in Architecture at AIA Chicago, March 11, 2010Learn to identify situations that will require the services of a conservator; differences between working on site versus in a lab; and what to expect in terms of the time requirements, staging requirements, and costs. His case studies will showcase WPA murals in post offices; decorative architectural elements in the Nickerson Mansion, now the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, on the Near North Side; and conservation of murals and ornamental plaster in the Blackstone Memorial Branch Library in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

   March 13 , Saturday

A Model City: Chicago Architecture Foundation's 35th Annual Gala

6:30 p.m., cocktails and silent auction, Red Lacquer Room, 8:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom, 9:30 p.m., - dancing to the music of the Stanley Paul Orchestra, the Palmer House Hilton
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$500.00, other sponsorships to $25,000

Proceeds from the annual gala benefit the Chicago Architecture Foundation and its youth education programs. Each year, these programs reach over 35,000 students. Student field trips, teacher support, the critically acclaimed textbooks Schoolyards to Skylines and The Architecture Handbook and the Newhouse Program & Architecture Competition, all bring the wonders of architecture and design to students. Students practice working together, analyze problems and create solutions, and learn to express themselves creatively. Ultimately, students gain a sense of ownership and appreciation for their environment. The Chicago Architecture Foundation recognizes that programming designed for young people can help foster their natural interest in design, building, and construction, preparing them for their eventual role in shaping their city’s future.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

   March 15 , Monday

Interior Glazing

5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Hafele America, Chicago Showroom, 154 W. HubbardInterior Glazing: a
Sponsor: Hafele America, Chicago Showroom, Trainor Glass Company
Free event
0.1 CEU – IIDA, ASID, and 1.0 CES – AIA.

A
design & specification seminar devoted to the intricacies of glass. Learn how to specify different types, including decorative and privacy glass. You will leave with the information you need to confidently choose glass for any application.

Registration on-line. Information on-line.

Peter Hales note: this event has been rescheduled to April 5thPeter Hales, Chairperson, Department of Art History, lectures at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, March 15, 2010

6:00 p.m., Gallery 1100, Art & Architecture Building, 845 W. Harrison, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event

Lecture by Peter Hales, Chairperson, Department of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago
.

Information on-line.

   March 16 , Tuesday

The Evolution of Our Suburbs

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

For the last few decades the Chicago region has been suburbanizing with little regard to energy use, climate change, and urban form. The relentless pursuit of property tax revenueMahender Vasandani lectures on The Evolution of Our Suburbs for APA Chicago, March 16, 2010 and a focus on single uses and single-site developments distracts many suburban communities from the task of planning for a sustainable and livable built environment.

As planners, what should be our approach to the future of our suburbs? Can we afford to continue the growth and development patterns of the past few decades? Are there new growth patterns and new development tools that we can get ready now to be prepared for a different future? Mahender Vasandani from M Square Urban Design will share thoughts on these and other questions in an effort to start a dialogue among planners about where we go from here and how.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

RAW2

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Rodan, 1530 N. Milwaukee Ave.RAW2, presentation of proposals submitted to AIA Chicago at Rodan on Milwaukee, March 16, 2010
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU

All young professionals and architecture students are invited to submit projects for RAW2, Reimagined Architecture Worlds - experimental proposals that question and challenge traditional practice. Start by sending a description and images of your project to contact@darya-web.com by February 16 so we can select four projects for fifteen-minute presentation and discussion. Come and listen, challenge, and spark some new ideas!

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

AIA 2030 Commitment - Part 1: Introduction

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

AIA Chicago Committee on the Environment invites you to join us for a panel presentation by ten Chicago-based architectural firms who had successfully challenged their designers and employees to take a leadership role in reducing the energy consumption in the built environment by adopting the AIA 2030 Commitment and designing their project to meet 2030 Challenge goals. The presenters will provide information about the 2030 design project selection and tracking, review reporting process and provide an update on future training programs that will be available to Chicago firms later this year.

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

Introduction to Energy Efficient Mechanical 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 Kevin Polka, Paragon Mechanical

The first of a multi-level education on energy saving mechanical systems, this session will introduce attendees to the basics of heating and cooling systems. We will consider appropriate mechanical systems for comfort in a home or office space, which systems are available for energy savings and system cost effectiveness. Kevin will touch on general HVAC in a conditioned space and then follow up with brief intros of geothermal heating and cooling, solar heating, hybrid systems, tankless systems, and more.

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.

   March 17 , Wednesday

Steel Plate Shear Walls

University Center of Chicago, 525 S. State, Lake Room, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
By March 10: $300.00, SEAOI members, $400.00 non-members; after March 10, $375.00 and $475. No refunds after March 10.
7.5 CE units

Steel plate shear walls are a relatively new seismic-load resisting system that is becoming more attractive as its seismic performance and economy become better understood. Steel plate shear walls have been used in applications ranging from high-rise construction to single-family residential construction. The system offers the opportunity to provide high strength and stiffness in a concentrated area of the building. Proper detailing of the system permits excellent seismic performance. This seminar draws on the AISC Design Guide 20, by Rafael Sabelli, SE, and Michel Bruneau, Ph.D. It gathers the information available to date from analytical studies, physical tests, design applications, and design specifications, and presents a clear, logical, and coherent design methodology that is consistent with the observed behavior of the system and the goals of the design specifications. The range of analytical approaches possible for the system is presented, with discussion as to the appropriate applications for each compares their efficiency in terms of design effort and economy of the structure. A design example is presented, including analysis and sample designs of key elements.

Information and registration form on-line.

Chicago: City of Steel

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 1

Lecture by Damien Flynn, Vice President, Strategy and Integration, ArcelorMittal FCA. From the downtown skyscrapers to the Northwest Indiana mills, Chicago has a unique Damien Flynn of ArcelorMitta FCA lectures on relationship with steel. Discover the role of steel in the city’s architectural and industrial history and hear how the steel industry is evolving to support the aspirations of Chicago and the creativity of its architects and engineers.

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

   March 18 , Thursday

Improving Energy Performance in the Building Envelope

8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Merchandise Mart Conference Center, 350 West Mart Center Drive, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues and Environment KCs, Merchandise Mart Properties Inc.
$65.00 for members, $75.00 non-members
5 LU/HSW/SD

Learn the latest information on "Improving Energy Performance in the Building Envelope" at this annual program organized by ITX Corp. John Lister (Canam Building Envelope Specialists), Robert Dazel, AIA (Dryvit Systems Inc.), John Breidenbach, AIA (Tremco Incorporated), and Fred Kramer (Tremco Global Sealants Group) will be teaching you the latest on Delivering Energy Efficient Air and Vapor Barrier Systems; Achieving Energy Efficient Roofing with Building Integrated Photovoltaics, Green Roofs, and Energy Star Design; Insulated Cladding Solutions for High Performance Buildings; Elements of Commissioning and Testing for High Performance; and Building Enclosures. Each speaker will also have a tabletop display for more information.

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

Industrial Conversion: Sears Power House

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

Lecture by Jonathan Boyer, Farr Associates and Allen Johnson, MacRostie Historic Jonathan Boyer of Farr Assoc8ates and Allen Johnson of MacRostie Historic Advisors discussion the industrial conversion of the Sears Power House for Landmarks Illinois at the Chicago Cultural Center, March 18, 2010Advisors LLC. How do you turn a 1905 industrial power house into a 21st century learning institute? Boyer and Johnson will discuss the award-winning conversion of the Sears, Roebuck and Company world headquarters power house, designed by the architectural firm of Nimmons & Fellows, into the Henry Ford Academy: Power House High, a new math and science educational facility in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.

Information: on-line.

Chicago Plan Commission

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

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

Design Exposed: Thornton Tomasetti

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Thornton Tomasetti, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 1500
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

Registration for this program is now closed. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

Recovery and Stimulus: Legislation and Funding Related to Planning + Development

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., John Marshall Law Suit, 315 S. Plymouth, Room 1102
Sponsor: Women in Planning and Development
$20.00 members, $30.00, non-members - light reception (appetizers and wine) will follow until 8:30 p.m.

An overview of recent "Recovery" legislation, programs, and Federal stimulus funding related to planning and development. This Professional Development event will help you make sense of recent federal programs related to HERA, ARRA, TARP, and others.
Confirmed speakers: Patricia Berry, Principal, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP); Kimberly Danna, Senior Community Planning & Development Representative, HUD; and John Webber, Director, Office of Communications, Illinois Department of Transportation

Information: on-line.

Green Tour Series: Tour of Lincoln Park Whole FoodsChicago Women in Architecture present a Green Tour Series tour of Lincoln Park Whole Foods, March 18, 2010

6:30 p.m. - Whole Foods Lincoln Park
Sponsor: Chicago Women in Architecture
$10.00
RSVP early, tour limited to 40, advance payment required.

Information, RSVP via Paypal, online.

   March 20 , Saturday

Greening Your Vintage Home

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.

Presentation by Matt Cole, Neighborhood Housing Services

Join Matt Cole of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) for a free workshop on practical, affordable ways to green your vintage home. The workshop will highlight strategies for making homes more energy efficient, improving indoor air quality and conserving resources. A key goal of this workshop is to demonstrate how thoughtful improvements and good stewardship can enhance the performance and comfort of a vintage home, while preserving the materials and architectural details that make it unique. In addition, Mr. Cole will discuss a range of financial and technical resources offered by NHS and its partners that may assist you in the green renovation of your home.

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.

Film Screening: A Chemical Reaction

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Ferguson Auditorium, Columbia College, 600 S. MichiganFilm, A Chemical Reaction, The Story of a True Green Revolution to screen at Columbia College, Chicago, March 20, 2010
Sponsor: Columbia College, Grant Park Conservancy, Grant Park Advisory Council
Suggested donation: $10.00; no charge for Columbia College students. Space limited.

A screening of the film A Chemical Reaction: The Story of a True Green Revolution, which explores how the elimination of lawn pesticides transformed one community in Canada. It will be followed by a panel discussion with the film's executive producter Paul Tukey, Rachel Rosenberg, Executive Director of the Safer Pest Control Project, Mike Nowak, WCPT radio host and Steve Neumann, co-owner, Clean Air Lawn Care Chicago.

Space limited, call 773-878-7378 to reserve. Information: on-line.

   March 22 , Monday

The New Meccano Set: The Development of the DCHGlobal Building SystemDavid Hovey, Jr. lectures on The New Mecaano Set: The Development of the DCHGlobal Building System, at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, March 22, 2010

6:00 p.m.,, Lower Level, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by David Hovey, Jr., Vice President, Optima, Inc.

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

   March 23 , Tuesday

Kengo Kuma: Recent WorkKengo Kuma lectures on his recent work at the Siegel Auditorium, IIT, Chicago, March 23, 2010

1:00 p.m., Siegel Auditorium, IIT, 3301 S. Dearborn Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by Kengo Kuma, Kengo Kuma Associates, Tokyo

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

Green Litigation

5:00 p.m., registration, 5:30 p.m., dinner, 6:30 p.m., program, at the Union League, 65 W. Jackson
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute,
Free for chapter members, non-members $45.00
.1 CSI CEUs; 1.0 AIA/CES LU's in HSW and SD

Christopher Henson of Clausen Miller, P.C. will analyze green building litigation that is expected to arise in the near future from the perspective of a Design Professional. The issues of LEED certification, possible legal claims, defenses and recommendations as to avoiding such litigation will be addressed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the “green building” concept, and describe the entities that will be involved in this area, including the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) progr
  • Determine how possible claims will arise in the future
  • Identify the legal theories that may be used in green litigation
  • Analyze what steps a Design Professional needs to take to avoid litigation and to minimize exposure

Registration and info on-line.

Zoë Ryan in Conversation with Alice Rawsthorn

6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute of Chicago,
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$15.00; $10.00 A/D members, $5.00 students

A
dialogue between Art Institute of Chicago Neville Bryan Curator of Design Zoë Ryan and Alice Rawsthorn that will focus on what design has to offer us now and in the Alice Rawsthorn in conversation with Zoe Ryan at the Art Institute of Chicago, March 23, 2010future. Rawsthorn writes critically about design for the International Herald Tribune, which is syndicated worldwide, and in her Object Lesson column for the New York Times Magazine. Following a degree in art and architectural history from Cambridge University, she was director of the Design Museum in London (2001–2006). Her publications include an acclaimed biography of the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. Rawsthorn has served on numerous juries including the Turner Prize for contemporary art and the British Council's selection panel for the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Information on-line. For tickets, call 312/443-3631

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 on 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.

   March 24 , Wednesday

Last Four Miles: Completing Chicago’s Lakefront Parks

12:15 - 1:00 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Graham Foundation for the Fine Arts
Free event, seating limited. Lunchtime lecture - guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Peter Kindel lectures on the Last Four Miles: Completing Chicago's Lakefront Parks at the Chicago Architecture Foundaiton, March 24, 2010
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Peter J. Kindel, AIA, ASLA, Topografis and recently named Direct of Sustainable Urbanism for Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Friends of the Parks launched the Last Four Miles Initiative to develop plans for closing the gaps in public access to lakefront parks on the south lakefront between Calumet Park and 71st Street; and on the north lakefront between Hollywood and the Evanston border. Kindel presents a plan for completing Chicago’s lakefront parks.

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

Developing Realistic Budgets at the Master Planning/Programming Stages of Design: "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 and CCS/OS
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members

1.5 LU

Is the design industry providing effective insight to clients about cost of a project at its inception? What are the fundamentals of a shaping an accurate project budget? Clive Bransby, principal at Construction Cost Systems, Inc./Owner Services Group, Inc., and Michael Behm, AIA, vice president at Leopardo Companies, Inc., will discuss the logistics and constructability issues related to realistic budgets, the Construction Cost Model, and the relationship between project risk and project cost. Mr. Bransby’s has over 23 years of industry experience with cost estimating and cost management. Mr. Behm brings design/build and direct construction vantage points to our discussion.

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

Living in Style: The Development of the Interior Decorator in the Gilded Age

6:00 p.m., Richard H.Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie
Sponsor: Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Free event. Reservations required.

Lecture by Nina Gray, Independent Curator and Consulting Curator for the Park Avenue Armory, New York

During the Gilded Age, the role of the interior decorator evolved aesthetically and commercially in the creation of stylish interiors. The high style interiors of the 1870s were mainly created by cabinetmakers. During the 1880s, artists took up interior design and Nina Gray, Consulting Curator for the Park Avenue Armory, lectures on Living in Style: The Development of the Interior Decorator in the Gilded Age, at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, March 25, 2010 added a new level of sophistication. Many of the architects who were commissioned to design the houses of the very wealthy during the 1890s designed the interiors as well. By the turn of the century the professional interior decorator emerged to assemble interior schemes advocating good taste and comfort. Nina Gray has served as an independent curator and architectural historian since 1991. Among the institutions she has worked with are the Park Avenue Armory, Frick Collection, the Brooklyn Museum, the Landmark Preservation Fund, and the New-York Historical Society. Prior to her independent work, she held positions at such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Sotheby's.

Reservations (required): 312.482.8933, x21 or via e-mail Information: on-line.

The Women Behind the Names: Ida B. Wells

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Conaway Center, Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum, Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media
Free event.

The inaugural event of a series of programs focusing on the lives and work of the women The Women Behind the Names: Ida B. Wells, panel discussion sponsored by the National Public Housing Museum, at Columbia College, Chicago March 24, 2010for whom many public housing communities have been name, this panel discussion, Journalism as Activism: Using Media to Expose Inequality and Impact Social Change, will focus on the journalism legacy of Ida B. Wells, celebrated jornalist, civil rights activist, suffragist, community organizer and founder of the NAACP. Several veteran journalists including Clarence Page, Barbara Reynolds, David Protess, Thandi Chimurenga and Megan Cottrell, who are working in the tradition of Ida B. Wells, will discuss today's issues and how they are using current media outlets to address them.

Information, 312/369-8829, and on-line.

Richard Cahan and Michael Williams: Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home

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

Edgar Miller was a Chicago artist who used recycled material to turn old homes into works of art. He called it a "social adventure." His four apartment complexes in the Gold Richard Cahan and Michael Williams discuss their book, Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home, at the Glessner House Museum, Chicago, March 24, 2010Coast have changed over the decades, but much of Miller's work and the spirit he brought to each home remains. They offer lessons about beauty, creativity and honesty.

Now, for the first time, Miller's life and the homes that he built are documented in a 400-page book by architectural historians Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, with stunning photography by Alexander Vertikoff. The book carefully details the forces that shaped an artist who was called "the blond boy Michelangelo" in the 1920s, "a new luminary" in the 1930s, and "one of the most versatile artists in America" in the 1940s. The illustrated lecture will shed light on "Chicago's forgotten Renaissance man" who is a legend in the Chicago architectural community. Copies of the book will be available for sale following the lecture.

Information: 312/326.1397 and on-line.

   March 25 , Thursday

Buy Design: The Retail Attraction Factor

12:00 p.m., Lower Core, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. StateBuy Design: the Retail Attraction Factor, lecture by John M Genovese and David Piper of Macerich, at Crown Hall, IIT, March 25, 2010
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by John M. Genovese, Executive Vice President, Development and David Piper,
Vice President, Design & Planning, Macerich.

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

Riddle Mies This

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 South State Street
Sponsor: Mies van der Rohe Society
$90.00 per person, includes one year Brick level membership in the Mies van der Rohe Society, $40.00 for current society members, discounted rates for IIT staff, faculty & Riddle Mies This - a benefit for the Mies van der Rohe Society on the occassion of the architect's 124th birthday, at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicagostudents

Celebrate Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's 124th birthday with an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and trivia. Test your knowledge of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and modern architecture, and challenge the experts in a rousing round of trivia.

Geoffrey Baer will server as game show host, with the roster of trivia players to include
Lee Bey, Kevin Harrington, Edward Keegan, Edward Lifson, Donna Robertson, and Edward Windhorst. Plus IIT students and guest experts Dirk Lohan and Franz Schulze.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

Geothermal Systems for the Home

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 Tony Bozhilov, Geothermal House

Modern geothermal systems use the constant temperature of the earth to heat in the winter and cool in the summer, reducing the need to burn fossil fuels. Homeowners enjoy year round comfort at low cost with no direct environmental emissions. Learn about the design and installation of the geothermal-HVAC system, the homeowner benefits and the theoretical vs. actual efficiency.

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.

   March 30 , Tuesday

Implementing the Chicago Climate Action Plan: Updates on Strategies and Engagement

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 Dana Kenney, Donna Cicinelli and Thomas Jacks, Chicago
Department of Environment

Launched in September 2008 the Chicago Climate Action Plan (CCAP) outlines the city’s Dana Kenney, Donna Cicinelli and Thomas Jacks of the Chicago Department of Environment discuss Implementing the Chicago Climate Action Plan at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, March 30, 2010roadmap for addressing global climate change at the local level and proposes strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to changes already underway. Attend this interactive discussion to hear about how those strategies have evolved, learn about the programs being implemented or developed and find out how you can become involved and take action.

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.

   March 31 , Wednesday

Walter Frazier: Frazier, Raftery, Orr & Fairbank Architects, Houses of Chicago’s North Shore, 1924–1970

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 1

Lecture by Arthur Miller, archivist and Librarian for Special Collections, Lake Forest Arthur Miller lectures on Walter Frazier: Frazier, Raftery, Orr & Fairbank Architects, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, March 31, 2010College; Kim Coventry, Chicago book producer and consultant. Miller and Coventry discuss the work of Walter Frazier, who designed stylish classic residences, clubs, and hotels, many on Chicago’s North Shore. His unique designs are significant for the unity of their fashionable exteriors, garden settings, and handsome interiors. A newly discovered firm photo archive brings the story of this work to colorful life.

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

Jeffrey Kipnis: Why Bother?

6:00 p.m., lower core, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by Jeffrey Kipnis, Professor of Architecture, Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University
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Information on-line or call 312/567.3312