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

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   May 1 , Saturday

Working with a Green Architect

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Free event, seating limited.
AIA/CEU: 2

Presentation by Chris Turley, Turley Architects

Presented by three licensed AIA Architects that own their own residential housing focused firms, this seminar will focus on how to prepare for a project on your home, the special considerations that doing a green project creates in the process, how to select the right architect and other team members, and how to optimize the project for the minimum problems and the maximum value.

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.

The Bertrand Goldberg Archive

3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Morton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan
Sponsor: Community Associates Research
Free event with $18.00 museum admission.
Sarah Whiting, dean of architecture, Rice University, lectures on the Bertrand Goldberg Archive, at the Art Institute of Chicago, May 2, 2010
Best known for Marina City, Bertrand Goldberg designed numerous structures--residential, industrial and institutional--throughout his career. Sarah Whiting, dean of architecture at Rice University, examines his archives, now held by the Department of Architecture and Design and the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, in preparation for an Art Institute exhibition on Goldberg planned for 2011.

Information on-line.

   May 3, Monday

Christian Blaser: Size Doesn't Matter

12:00 p.m.,, Lower Level, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State StreetChristian Blaser, Balser Architekten, lectures on Size Doesn't Matter at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, May 3, 2010
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Lecture by Christian Blaser, Architect and CEO, Blaser Architekten, Basel, Switzerland.

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

   May 4 , Tuesday

Presentations for the 2010 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

5:15 p.m., cash bar, 6:00 p.m, dinner, 7:00 p.m., program -Pazzo's, 100 S. Wacker Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$45.00 members, $65.00 non-members. Advance reservations required.

The dinner meeting will feature presentations by the following project finalists in the 2010 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards program.Presentations for SEAOI's 2010 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards, May 4, 2010 at Pazzo's, Chicago

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 200 or via email. Information on-line.

First Tuesdays Happy Hour

5:30 - 8:00 p.m., - Citizen Bar, 364 W. Erie
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Summer is almost here! Please join us outdoors for our monthly Happy Hour at Chicago’s Citizen Bar. As always, there are specials for you: $3 Goose Island beers, $6 salads and ½ price bottles of wine. Please wear your social shoes and be prepared to make contacts and new friends! And check out our Meetup page for more activities.

Information online.

   May 5 , Wednesday

Chicago Riverwalk

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.
AIA/HSW/SD 1

Lecture by Richard Wilson, AICP, Urban Design Practice Leader, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Michelle Woods, Riverwalk Project Manager, Chicago Department of Transportation.

Once completed, the Chicago Richard Wilson of SOM and Michelle Woods of CDOT discuss the Chicago Riverwalk at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 5, 2010Riverwalk will become a unique pedestrian waterfront that will be universally accessible and accommodate passive and active recreation. Join Wilson and Woods for an overview of the planning and development of new amenities along the Main Branch, which will result in a new civic focal point and green amenity for the city of Chicago.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

a.DOT Exhibit (Architects Doing Other Things)

5:00 - 11:00 P.M. - AJ Kane Gallery, 119 N. Peoria, Unit 2B
Sponsor: Chicago Women in Architecture
Free for CWA members; $10.00, non-members

An exploration of personal journeys . . . between architecture and Doing Other Things.Chicago Women in Architecture present a.DOT (Architects Doing Other Things), an exhibition at the AJ Kane Gallery The trajectory of the profession is changing daily; tough economic times have made creative choices a must. CWA's membership is defining and redefining itself, identifying new opportunities, and findings its place within the structure of the new context. In order to support themselves financially . . . in order to find professional and personal fulfillment . . . out of necessary or creative imperative, to begin to do things other than was has traditionally defined the Architect.

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 cleaning woman will weep for you.

Information: 312/670.7770

Passive Houses for Active People: How to Plan for Energy-Efficient 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 Dave Hampton President, Board of Directors Urban Habitat Chicago.
Dave Hampton lectures on Passive Houses for Active People: How to Plan for Energy-Efficient Buildings for Urban Habitat Chicago at the John Merlo Branch of the Chicago Public Library, May 5, 2010Passive House is a high-performance energy-efficient design standard from Germany that grew out of superinsulated homes built in the Midwest from the early 1980’s. Useful for new construction and retrofits alike, projects large and small, this standard is fast gaining ground in the United States as the most realistic way to plan and implement energy-independent buildings. Sample projects will be highlighted.

Register on-line. Information on-line.

Traditional Architecture & Urbanism, Catholic Culture & Modernity

7:00 p.m., Historic Pleasant Home
217 Home Ave, Oak Park, I
Sponsor: Crossroads Cultural Center Phillip H. Bess, Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, lectures on Traditional Architecture & Urbanism, Catholic Culture & Modernity for Crossroads Cultural Center at the Pleasant House, Oak Park, May 5, 2010

A discussion with Philip H. Bess, Professor of Architecture, University of Notre Dame.Does the Catholic understanding of human nature influence how Catholics shape the constructed environment? Does the way that settlements have been built since the 1950s promote human flourishing? What trends are being pursued by modern architecture?

Information on-line or call 773/322.2337

   May 6 , Thursday

Illinois' Largest College Town: The Loop

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

Ty Tabing of the Loop Alliance and Sue Fogel of DePaul University will discuss a new study on how Chicago's Loop has evolved into Illinois' largest college town and how that's revitalizing the area.

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

Information on-line.

LEED™ EC: Economics and Feasibility
for Onsite Solar Energy Systems

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 - Chicago Chapter
$10.00 members, $20.00 non-members
AIA/CEU: 2

Moderated by Jason La Fleur, Eco Achievers

What is the economic feasibility of solar energy systems in Illinois? After a brief overview of solar technologies available, we will discuss the market for solar energy, including case studies where solar energy has been implemented. Different economic analyses and impacts will be explored for specific projects in both residential and commercial construction.

Information and registration on-line.

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Fine Art Interior

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

A lecture by Brian Reis, Assistant Curator at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.

In 1898, Frank Lloyd Wright opened his Oak Park studio with the intent of Brian Reis, Assistant Curator at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio lectures on Frank Lloyd Wright and the Fine Art Interior at Second Presbyterian Church, May 6, 2010revolutionizing American architecture. His furniture designs and interior compositions were vital to the unified environments he created for each commission. He hired artists, sculptors, and skilled craftsmen, such as Richard Bock, Orlando Giannini, and George Mann Niedecken, to assist in achieving his vision.

Information: on-line

   May 7 , Friday

UIC School of Architecture Year End Show 2010Year end show, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 7, 2010

5:00 - 7:30 p.m., galleries, Arts & Architecture Building, 845 West Harrison
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event

All galleries open to the public at 5p. A jury presentation will begin at 6p in Gallery 1100, with the granting of student awards to follow. Refreshments will be served.

Information on-line.

IIT Architecture Open HousesIIT College of Architecture Open House and exhibition of student work, May 7, 2010

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., annual student work exhibition, 6:30 p.m., student award ceremonyCrown Hall, M&M and 3410 South State Street,
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

   May 11 , 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.

More Smiles, Less Miles

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

Transportation is a major consideration when planning a region, city, suburb, or even a town center. It has become increasingly common for plans to discuss greenhouse gas emissions in addition to traffic congestion. The good news is that every day, more people John Addison, author of Save Gas, Save the Planet, lectures at APA Chicago May 11, 2010are riding clean, riding less, and riding together. This means that millions are spending less on gasoline, helping our country become energy secure, and reducing emissions.

John Addison, author of the book Save Gas, Save the Planet, will discuss how planners, government leaders, and engaged citizens can help create vibrant and sustainable communities through rail, bus rapid transit, last miles solutions to make transit accessible, bicycle and walking mode shifts, electric and high mileage cars, transportation demand management programs, and smart growth initiatives that include transit oriented development.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

Manufactured Housing: From IIT and in Our Region

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

Selected M.Arch. students from the Illinois Institute of Technology Advanced Studio on Manufactured Housing will present projects they completed during the spring semester. The studio instructor, Frederick Phillips, FAIA, along with Bill Shely from Hi-Tech Housing, Inc. (Indiana), will discuss the current status of manufactured housing in Chicago. Refreshments before the presentation.

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

Case Study: Logan Square Kitchen

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 Zina Murray, Logan Square Kitchen; Jean Dufresne, SPACE
Architects+Planners
; Sachin Anand, dbHMS

Logan Square Kitchen is a shared commercial kitchen incubator and private event space located at 2333 N. Milwaukee Ave. This seminar chronicles the transformation of a blighted foreclosure at 2333 N. Milwaukee Ave. into a LEED Gold Commercial Interior. Key elements include historic preservation, operating a social enterprise, local salvaged materials, energy efficiency and commercial kitchen design.

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.

White House Interiors, 1865 - 1902

7:00 p.m. - Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie, east gallery (use front Prairie Avenue entrance)
Sponsor: Glessner House Museum
$8.00 members, $10.00 for non-members

Robert Furhoff, a nationally recognized expert on historic interiors will guide us through the constantly changing interior of the White House during the last half of the nineteenth century. Using his extensive personal collection of stereoview images, Furhoff will discuss how the interior continued to evolve through various administrations, and how these changes reflected and influenced popular taste at the time. The lecture begins with the post-Lincoln era, the first time the interior of the White House was extensively photographed, and concludes with the McKim, Mead and White remodeling in 1902, during the administration of Theodore Roosevelt. A fascinating journey for anyone with an interest in 19th century interior design.

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

   May 12 , Wednesday

Growing Energy/Water: Using the Grid to Get Off the Grid

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

Growing Energy/Water builds upon the award-winning Growing Water concept, which envisions Chicago developing into a sustainable urban model for addressing the global Martin Felsen of Urban Lab lectures on Growing Energy/Water: Using the Grid to Get Off the Grid, at AIA Chicago, May 12, 2010water scarcity dilemma. Martin Felsen, AIA, principal of Urban Lab and co-director of Archeworks explains how the Growing Energy/Water investigation will (1) dive into the social and environmental value of Blue/Green Infrastructure in the city; (2) discuss water as one of the world’s most valuable resources; and (3) consider Chicago as a model city for recycling or “growing” water, through the Eco-Boulevards project. This proposal received of the 2009 Latrobe Prize for research from The American Institute of Architects. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

Transforming Systems

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.
AIA/HSW/SD 1Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith+gordon Gill Architecture talks about Transforming Systems at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 12, 2010

Lecture by Gordon Gill, AIA, Design Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Gordon Gill of Chicago’s Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture discusses systems and strategies for reducing energy consumption and carbon within and between buildings and, ultimately, between city blocks. These concepts, which are part of the firm’s Chicago Decarbonization Plan, help articulate a transformative approach that integrates architecture, engineering, and urban planning to address energy and carbon management.

Information on-line or call 312.922.3432 x224

Legal Risk Avoidance and Managing Unavoidable Civil Liabilities

5:00 - 7:00 P.M. - Church of Our Saviour, 530 W. Fullerton, Chicago
Sponsor: Partners for Sacred Spaces Chicago
Free event . RSVP requested.

This workshop is highly recommended to all in the religious community. An understanding of the potential liabilities of religious institutions as well as a knowledge of appropriate responses to legal issues is integral to organizational operations. The presenters will briefly review the numerous legal issues that are currently affecting the religious community. The workshop will touch upon the actual operations of not for profit organizations that have been forced to be litigants in avoidable law suits. There will be a discussion of various organizational policies that should be implemented to protect children, employees, property and the people who are invited to come into and use religious facilities. Two presenters will engage a lively dialog designed to stimulate the participants to open their eyes and evaluate the risks inherent in their own institutional environments.

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

ARE Study Hall

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

Study materials are available in an informal setting. You're also welcome to study any time the office is open. Note: if no one shows up to study by 6:30 p.m., the office will be closed.

Information: 312/670.7770

Drinking in Your History

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Green Door Tavern at 678 N. Orleans.
Sponsor: Preservation Chicago
$25.00, includes 2 drink tickets, light appetizers and a copy of Historic Bars of Chicago

Preservation Chicago announces a new member event with author Sean Parnell, author of Historic Bars of Chicago. The building housing the Green Door Tavern, one of the most historic in Chicago, was built in 1872. It was one of the first constructed after the Great Drinking in Your History, member event at the Green Door Tavern, Chicago Fire of 1871, and one of the last wood-frame buildings allowed to be built within such proximity to the Loop. It opened as the Green Door Tavern in 1921 and survived Prohibition as a speakeasy. The bar is making its speakeasy room available for this Preservation Chicago lecture, book signing, and social event.

Sean Parnell is a native of the Chicago area and also the founder of the Chicago Bar Project . Of the wooden structure that leans a bit because of its almost 140 years, Parnell says, “it has enough Americana crammed into every nook and cranny to make the Smithsonian jealous.” Lake Claremont Press specializes in books about Chicago and its history, including niche guidebooks like Historic Bars of Chicago that preserve our city’s historic and cultural identity and promote local businesses.

Buy tickets and information on-line.

An Introduction to Environmental Gerontology: Modifications to Facilitate Living at Home for Those with Alzheimer’s Disease

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design for Aging KC
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

Mary Frances De Rose will make an introductory-level presentation covering various approaches to assessing home environments for community-dwelling dementia patients. She is a principal in the design firm DRMK/Sullivan+Partners. Since 1988, her research and practice has focused on both the micro and macro elements of environmental gerontology. In collaboration with geriatricians, psychologists, neurologists, occupational therapists, and other designers, she established the VESTA Project, an aging-in-place home modification service for dementia patients and their families. Recipient of a Fulbright and National Endowment for the Arts management fellowship, De Rose has degrees in policy, planning, administration, and gerontology as well as in architecture and urban design and is currently on the graduate faculty at DePaul University in the School of Public Service.

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

SPPR Social

6:00 p.m. - Red Canary, 695 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Small Project Practitioners Roundtable

Join us to say thanks to Bud Dietrich, AIA, for getting this Knowledge Community up and running for AIA Chicago. Bud has passed his "SPPR Co-Chair" hat on to Jean Dufresne, AIA (Space Architects & Planners) who has stepped forward with lots of enthusiasm and ideas so we will also be welcoming Jean that evening. (FYI: there’s plenty of meter-free parking available in that area of Milwaukee Ave.). All small firm architects and sole proprietors are welcome.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

   May 13 , Thursday

CANstruction 2010 - ACANemy Awards

6:00 - 8:30 P.M., Merchandise Mart, 1st Floor
Sponsor: Greater Chicago Food Depository
$25.00 per person to the GCFD. Please bring your canned food donation to the Merchandise Mart 1st floor lobby and drop it in one of the Food Depository Food Drive barrels.

CANstruction combines the competitive spirit of a design/build competition with a unique way to help feed hungry people. Competing teams, led by architects and engineers, CANstruction 2010 ACANemy Awards benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Merchandise MArt, May 13, 2010ashowcase their talents by designing giant sculptures. Teams design and build structures made entirely from canned foods within a 10'x10'x8' space. All canned goods are donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository following DeCANstruction.
emphasis on the conservation of Le Corbusier designs. Food, cocktails, music and more. Celebrity judges will vote on the best structures and awards will be presented.

Purchase tickets on-line. Information on-line.

The Restoration of Modern: The Buildings of Le Corbusier

6:00 - 7:15 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, AIA Historic Resources KC, Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship alumni
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members.
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Pierre-Antoine Gatier, Chief Architect of Historic Monuments and General Inspector of Historic Monuments for portions of France
Pierre-Antoine Gatier, Chief Architect of Historic Monuments, lectures on the The Restoration of Modern: The Buildings of Le Corbusier, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation May 13, 2010

Gatier is a member of the committee of experts for the protection of the works of Le Corbusier at the Foundation Le Corbusier, and includes Le Corbusier’s Maison la Roche in Paris among his responsibilities. He also oversees French-owned historic buildings in a number of countries outside France and led a French assistance team to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Gatier shares his insight about preservation in France, with an emphasis on the conservation of Le Corbusier designs.

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

   May 14 , Friday

Michigan Avenue Bridge 90th Anniversary

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River
Sponsor: McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
Free event

A free season preview between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. with a celebration of the bridge and the Chicago River that will include remarks by:-

  • Alderman Brendan Reilly of the 42nd WardMichigan Avenue Bridge, Chicago, celebrates its 90th anniversary, May 14, 2010
  • Thomas Powers, Acting Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation
  • John Chikow, President and CEO of The Greater North Michigan Avenue Association
  • Timothy Mitchell, General Superintendent, Chicago Park District
  • Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director, Friends of the Chicago River

Then gather in the bridge gear room at 10:30 a.m. to blow out the candles on the birthday cake, provided by Chicago’s own Swedish Bakery. Jim Phillips, bridge docent and founder of chicagoloopbridges.com, will be on hand all day at the Bridgehouse Museum to answer visitors’ questions about the Michigan Avenue Bridge, which was the first double-leaf, double-deck bascule trunnion bridge ever built. It was considered an engineering marvel in 1920 and continues to inspire awe today. On select days this spring, you can watch the gears in action from inside the Bridgehouse Museum. For bridge lift schedule and details click here.

Information on-line.

Louis Sullivan's Holy Trinity Church

6:30 p.m. - 121 N. Leavitt Street
Sponsor: Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago Chapter
$50.00 suggested for Holy Trinity's Building & Restoration Fund - space limited, respond by May 7th.

Join City of Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson for an exclusive look at an architectural gem, Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, 1903, Louis Sullivan ArchitectChicago Cultural Historian lectures on Louis Sullivan's Holy Trinity Church for the Chapter Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, May 14, 2010
Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oevres in the parish social hall with a lecture to follow in the sacred space. Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral is the Cathedral Church of the Orthodox Church in America Diocese of the Midwest. It is one of only two churches designed by Louis Sullivan, one of the seminal architects of the 20th century. Construction work, partly financed by Tsar St. Nicholas II of Russia, lasted from 1899 to 1903. The church retains many features of the Russian provincial architecture, including an octagonal dome and a frontal belltower.

RSVP by May 7th via email or call 773-728-1386. Information on-line.

   May 15 , Saturday

Tour: Food Service Building at Ravinia Festival

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
Learning units: 1.5 LU/HSW

The world-renowned Ravinia is home of North America's oldest music festival (circa 1904). Design for the new dining pavilion was developed to maximize views and AIA Chicago offers a tour of the new Food Service Building at Ravinia, May 15, 2010interaction with the expansive lawn and music pavilion while offering multiple culinary experiences from casual carry-out to fine dining. Though there are four distinct dining options in the new facility, the interior spaces were designed to complement each other. Project architects Michael Barnes, AIA and Laura Garcia, AIA of Lohan Anderson will lead the tour and discuss the role of this structure in Ravinia's traditions. Limited to 30 participants. Meet at the front entrance to the park. After the tour, those who are interested in socializing will re-gather for self-paid lunch at a restaurant outside the park. For directions and transportation information, visit the Web site.

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

   May 17 , Monday

Grant Park Advisory Council

6:30 p.m. - Daley Bicentennial Plaza, 337 E. Randolph, east of Columbus
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council, Grant Park Conservancy
Free event

Updates and discussion about events and happenings in Grant Park this summer.

Information: 312/927.6795

   May 18 , Tuesday

Practical Design of Post-Tensioned Buildings

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon., UBS Tower, One North Wacker Drive, Michigan I Room
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$175.00, SEAOI members, $250.00 non-members by May 10th, thereafter, $225.00 and $300.00, respectively. No refunds after May 10.
4.0 CE units

This half day seminar on the use of post-tensioning (PT) for concrete structures will focus both on the design of posttensioning systems and on the practical considerations necessary for preventing performance deficiencies and field problems. Key concepts of post-tensioning and its advantages over mildly reinforced concrete will be discussed. A variety of topics will be covered beginning with the basics such as post-tensioning methodology, code criteria and stress losses to more advanced concepts such as load balancing, anchorage zone design and external post-tensioning. Practical considerations such as layout of restraining elements to avoid cracking, utilizing slip details to mitigate cracking and efficient placement of pour strip locations will also be addressed. Design examples will be presented as time permits. Application of post-tensioning to bridge structures will be briefly reviewed; however, the focus of this seminar will be its use in buildings. The seminar will be presented by Ken Nizamuddin, S.E., P.E., Senior Project Manager with Halvorson and Partners in Chicago.

Information and registration form on-line.

AIA Education KC - Planning Meeting #2

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

Please join the newly formed Education KC's planning meeting. Bring your lunch, beverages provided.

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

AIA 2030 Commitment – Part 2: Project Tracking and Reporting Requirements

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

Raising public awareness about the benefits of sustainable design, understanding the science in the solutions, and empowering design firms to try new technologies requires leadership and innovation. Please join us for the second presentation on AIA Chicago 2030 Commitment initiatives, led by the local design firms committed to take a leadership role in reducing the energy consumption in the built environment by adopting the AIA 2030 Commitment.

A panel of Chicago-based sustainable design experts will provide an in-depth review of AIA 2030 Commitment project reporting requirements, tools developed for easier project tracking and share their experiences in implementing energy-efficient building design. The presenters will discuss how building energy modeling can inform and guide architectural design and help design firms successfully reduce the energy consumption in the Chicago built environment.

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

Chicago Chapter Annual Banquet & Recognition Night

5:30 p.m., cash bar 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., dinner and awards, Osteria Via Stato, 620 N. State
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute,
$47.00 members or guests

A night of celebration and recognition at this end of the season dinner for members and guests. The food will flow in the private room of this casual and high-acclaimed Italian eatery, which is known for its seasonally prepared dishes using fresh, authentic ingredients founded on Chef DiGregorio’s travels through Italy. Awards and recognition will be given throughout the evening to members and companies who have contributed to another great CSI year. Whether a member for 40 years or four months, this is a special, friendly evening and your guests are welcome.

Registration and info on-line.

Unity Temple - South Slab Celebration & Annual Meeting

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street
Sponsor: Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
Free event, support the restoration of Unity Temple.

Celebrate the restoration of Unity Temple's South Roof Slab at Unity Temple Restoration Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, South Slab Celebration & Annual Meeting, Oak Park, May 18, 2010Foundation' s Annual Meeting. A special appreciation of the donors who made this project possible, and a thank you to the architects, engineers, contractors and many volunteers who made it happen. Food, Wine & Great Architecture :: Tours & Updates

RSVP 708/383.8873 or via email.

Green Renovation: Materials Options

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 Jenny Babcock, Green Depot

This seminar will cover green products and finishes available on the market that save money, are sustainable and look great. We will focus on local materials and samples will be available to view. We will discuss interior design elements, popular color palettes and combinations of materials. Jenny will also provide some ideas to show how you can save money by using materials more creatively.

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.

   May 19 , Wednesday

Chicago's Sustainable Branch Libraries

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.
AIA/HSW/SD 1

Lecture by Basil Souder, AIA Lohan Anderson; Michael Elsen, ASLA, LEED AP BauerLatoza Studio
Basil Sounder of Lohan Associates and Michael Elsen of BauerLatoza Studio discuss Chicago's Sustainable Branch Libraries at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 19, 2010

Lohan Anderson is leading a team including BauerLatoza Studio to design the building, site, and landscape for two new prototype libraries for the Chicago Public Library and the Public Building Commission of Chicago. Fully utilizing the potential of the design team LEED charette, the designs will provide positive sustainable design examples for their neighborhoods and the entire region.

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

Build or Buy? Adding Services, Expanding Geographically, or New Markets

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

Firms contemplate adding new services, entering new markets or expanding geographically but aren’t sure which direction to take. Do you build it and market it methodically knowing this takes time or do you acquire a firm that already has or is doing what you’ve envisioned? It’s a difficult decision but more information and full consideration of the options can be enlightening. This session presents successful case studies for both situations. Christine Brack, PMP, principal of ZweigWhite, will present.

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

   May 20 , Thursday

Resinous Floors and Walls: How to Use Them

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

David Haddon from Stonhard Inc. reviews polymer flooring and wall systems. He will distinguish the differences between coatings, broadcast, self-leveling, and trowel-applied flooring systems. Applications and areas of use are reviewed for industrial and/or commercial environments. Topics such as chemical resistance, design, performance technology, surface preparation, installation techniques, engineering details and specifications, life cycle costs, and high performance wall systems will be presented. Bring lunch to buy a ticket in the first-floor store for the upstairs cafeteria.

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

Louis Sullivan’s Idea

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

Lecture by Tim Samuelson, City of Chicago, Cultural Historian. Despite his notoriety, late-19th century architect Louis Sullivan often has been misunderstood. According to Chicago Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson lectures on Louis Sullivan's Idea for Landmarks Illinois at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago’s Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson, Sullivan was not trying to be the father of modern architecture. His phrase—“Form Follows Function”—was more a philosophical idea than the actual purpose of the buildings he designed. Come hear Samuelson, the curator of an upcoming exhibit on Sullivan, opening June 26th at the Chicago Cultural Center, try to put the pieces of this architectural puzzle into place.

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.

Tour: Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - 155 East Superior Street, first floor conference center
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC; Children’s Memorial Hospital; Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca Architects; Solomon Cordwell Buenz; Anderson Mikos Architects, Ltd.
Free for members, $15.00 for non-members
Learning units:2 LU/HSW

Children’s Memorial Hospital is providing an opportunity for members of the healthcare architectural community to participate in a tour of their new facility, the Ann and Robert AIA Chicago offers a tour of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Hospital, May 20, 2010H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, currently under construction, and to meet with the design team consisting of Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, and Anderson Mikos Architects Ltd. The program will include a brief presentation by Children’s Memorial Hospital and the design team, a question-and-answer period, and then tour of the facility. Limited to 40 attendees; advance registration is essential. Appropriate attire and hard-toe footwear is required: those not meeting the safety protocol will not be allowed to participate in the tour. The contractor will provide safety gear. Preference given to AIA Chicago members. Presenters: Bruce Komiske and Robert McKenna (Children’s), Mark Elliott (ZGF), and Robert Schaefer, AIA (AMA).

  • 5:30 p.m. presentation by ZGF and AMA, light refreshments
  • 6:15 p.m. site safety training and orientation by Mortenson/Power
  • 6:30 p.m. on-site tours in groups of six or eight
  • 7:30 p.m. reconvene in conference center for final Q&A and comments
  • 8:00 p.m. adjourn

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

Snøhetta: architecture - landscape - interior - opening reception

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.,, S.R Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

Opening exhibition of work by Snøhetta, architecture – landscape – interior, which offers insights into the design and construction of the firm’s most important works, including theSnøhetta, architecture - landscape - interior - exhibition opens at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago with an opening reception May 20th, lecture by Craig Dykers on May 25th celebrated Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt, the recently completed Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway, and the planned National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York.

Organized and initially presented by the National Museum – Architecture in Oslo earlier this year, this exhibition includes films, photographs, drawings, models, and interactive learning devices.

The exhibition runs through June 4th, 9:00 a.m., - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Craig Dykers ,Senior Partner/Director, Snøhetta, Oslo/New York, will deliver a noontime lecture on May 25th.

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

P10 Portfolio Review

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Gensler, 11 E. Madison St.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum

This event has proven to be successful time and time again for recent graduates to young professionals who have been in the workforce for a while. A portfolio is a constant work in progress, so come and have it reviewed by prominent Chicago architects from different backgrounds and experience. Get feedback, share ideas with other young peoples, and walk away with a vision to take your portfolio to the next level. Limited to 30 participants.

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

   May 24 , Monday

Modern Architecture in Cuba

12:00 p.m.,, Room 14, S.R Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State StreetJulio César Pérez Hernández lectures on Modern Architecture in Cuba  at Crown Hall, IIT,Chicago, May 24, 2010
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Architecture
Free event

A lecture by
Professor Julio César Pérez Hernández, Harvard University Loeb Fellow '02
President, Cuban Chapter of CEU an
Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

The Nurse / Physician Perspective on Healthcare Facilities Planning - Workshop #1

5:30 - 7:00 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, AIA, 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. Attendance is by advance reservations only

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

North Grant Park Renovation Project

7:00 p.m. - Spertus Institute, 610 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Park District, Grant Park Advisory Council, Grant Park Conservancy
Free event

The Chicago Park District and the Grant Park Conservancy and Advisory Council are co-Public meeting on North Grant Renovation Project at Spertus Museum, Chicago, May 24, 2010hosting a city-wide public meeting that will kick-off the public planning process for the North Grant Park Renovation Project. This is an opportunity for the public to come out and meet the design firm: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and for us to get public input and begin the process. Subsequent meetings are also scheduled for Wednesday, May 26 at South Shore Cultural Center (7059 S. Shore Drive), Wednesday, June 9 at the Broadway Armory (5917 N. Broadway), and Thursday, June 10 at the Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N. Central Park Avenue). All meetings start at 7:00 p.m.,

Information: on-line or call 312.742.7529.

   May 25 , Tuesday

The New McPier - The Future of the Convention and Tourism Industry in Chicago

7:30 a.m., registration and continental breakfast, 8:00 a.m., announcements and program, 8:45 a.m., Q&A, 9:00 a.m., adjourn, Main Lounge, Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago
$50,00 members, $65.00 non-members

Chicago's convention industry has recently suffered some highly publicized defections to lower cost alternatives, however, public and private leadership have initiated massive changes to protect this key component of the local economy. ULI Chicago will hear from a panel of experts regarding the strategy to restore Chicago's position as the preeminent convention destination, the impact of new legislation and the effect upon the local real estate market.

  • Who (City/State/Public/Private) controls McPier and how does that effect change?
  • What are the challenges to Chicago's appeal within the convention industry and what solutions are being implemented?
  • How far does new legislation go towards addressing our needs?
  • How much impact does the convention and tourism industry have on the local economy?
  • What is the direct effect on the local real estate market - hotels, restaurants, retail?

Moderator and Panelist will be John S. Gates Jr., Chairman, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PortaeCo LLC. Additional Panelists: Sheila O'Grady, President, Illinois Restaurant Association; Tim Roby, President and CEO, Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau

Information on-line. Registration form on-line.

Craig Dykers Snøhetta

12:00 p.m.,, Room 14, S.R Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State Street
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of ArchitectureOslo Opera House, Craig Dykers of Snohetta lectures at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, May 25th, 2010
Free event

A lecture by Craig Dykers, Senior Partner/Director of Opening exhibition of Snøhetta, Oslo/New York, presented in connection with the exhibition Snøhetta, architecture – landscape – interior, which
runs through June 4th, 9:00 a.m., - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Information on-line or call 312/567.3312

Preserving the Magic and Poetry of Havana

6:00 - 7:15 P.M., John Buck Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, AIA Historic Resources KC, Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship alumni
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members.
AIA/CES 1

Lecture by Professor Julio César Pérez Hernández, a practicing architect and urban planner, and adjunct professor at the School of Architecture in Havana.
Julio César Pérez Hernández lectures on Preserving the Magic and Poetry of Havana, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 25, 2010

Havana, a Caribbean Metropolis with strong European influence, was spared the damage caused by global urban renewal and overdevelopment during the second half of the 20th century. The unique and appealing spirit of Old Havana, listed in 1982 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, stems not only from the well-known quality of its music and rhythms, its vibrant street life, and its friendly ambience, but also from its built environment that is currently preserved with great pride. Cuban architect and planner Julio César Pérez Hernández addresses the issues of historic preservation in Old Havana that aspire to give the old city its past splendor and make it a unique place to live.

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

Navigating the Environmental Asset Maze–Carbon Offsets, RECs, RINs, and Energy Savings Certificates (ESCs)

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 Brian Dolan, Scott Maloney and Rory Gopaul, Carbon Solutions Group

Environmental assets have the potential to increase environmental awareness, lower emissions, incentivize sustainable projects, and promote a more sustainable planet. Unfortunately, environmental assets are frequently used incorrectly for the wrong sustainability claim, or are advertised as having more or different environmental benefits than they actually contain. This presentation will clarify these issues by identifying individual environmental assets and detailing how they are created, certified, monitored, and how they should be used to make appropriate environmental claims. Green buildings and communities are in a unique position to incentivize the generators of these assets further. This session details the present and future uses of environmental assets in green building projects within LEED™.

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.

   May 26 , Wednesday

A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Organic Principles in the Context of Today's Sustainable Initiatives

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.
AIA/HSW/SD 1

Lecture by Lira Luis, AIA, RIBA, LEED®AP, Taliesin Fellow and graduate of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Principal Architect at Atelier Lira Luis LLC
Lira Luis lectures on a Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Organic Princicples in the Context of Today's Sustainable Initiatives at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 26, 2010

Wright's Taliesin has become regarded as a living laboratory for sustainable design. The pairing of the native landscape with Wright’s organic architecture provides the perfect setting for studying the relationship between the natural and built environment. Luis discusses living in Taliesin shelters, highlighting the “learning-by-doing” methodology and how this strategy can be applied to achieving sustainable benchmarks in LEED.

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

Jeanne Gang

6:30 - 7:30 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

Jeanne Gang, a leading voice in the field of architecture and one of the most creative practitioners working today, established Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects in 1997. Aqua architect Jeanne Gang lectures at the Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, May 26, 2010The office operates as a laboratory with an innovative approach to constraints and opportunities in architecture that is expressed through a portfolio of environmentally conscious, technically innovative, and aesthetically beautiful projects.

Buildings of note include a recently completed media production center at Columbia College, Ford Calumet Environmental Center, and the SOS Children’s Village Lavezzorio Community Center, all in Chicago, as well as internationally acclaimed projects in Shanghai, China, and Hyderabad, India. Aqua, a trailblazing 82-story, mixed-use residential skyscraper located in Lakeshore East in Chicago has garnered international acclaim for Jeanne Gang. The New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger has championed this groundbreaking building, asserting, “It reclaims the notion that thrilling and beautiful form can still emerge out of the realm of the practical.”

Information on-line. Purchase tickets on-line, or call 312/443.3631.

   May 27 , Thursday

Designing Wrightwood Crossing: A Case Study of a LEED™ Platinum
For-profit Residential Building

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

Hear a first–hand account of the process of designing a building to LEED™ Platinum standards in the City of Chicago. The talk will touch on broad sustainability issues, such as the importance of infill development, as well as specific systems and products used at Wrightwood Crossing, which is scheduled to be one of the first ten Platinum rated buildings in Illinois.

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.

Lockwood de Forest and the East Indian Craft Revival x

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

Lecture by Roberta A. Mayer, Associate Professor, Art History, Department of the Arts, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania

Roberta A. Mayer, de Forest scholar and author of the recently published, Lockwood de Forest: Furnishing the Gilded Age with a Passion for India (University of Delaware Press, 2009), will explore the designer’s career within the context of the late-19th-century East Indian Craft Revival. Lockwood de Forest (1850–1932) had recently established a business partnership with Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) when he began his first jRobert A Mayer lectures on Lockwood de Forest: Furnishing the Gilded Age with a Passion for indian, at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, May 27, 2010ourney to India in 1880. His aim was to acquire exotic goods for Tiffany & de Forest Decorators. Along the way, he encountered many individuals involved in the late-nineteenth century East Indian Craft Revival, a movement that found support amongst the British proponents of Arts and Crafts and the British Colonial government in India. He soon developed his own strong appreciation for India’s living craft traditions. When de Forest returned from his travels in 1882, it became clear that he and Tiffany would not continue their joint venture (although they shared many clients in the years thereafter). From 1882 until 1908, de Forest ran his own decorating establishment in New York City, first at 9 East Seventeenth Street and later from his house at 7 East Tenth Street. He focused attention on marketing the Indian style, but also promoting the work of the mistri of Ahmedabad, India, a sub-caste of highly skilled wood carvers. De Forest’s lavish Indian rooms were in demand by some of the most visible figures of the Gilded Age and graced fine houses across the county.

Reservations (required): 312.482.8933, x21 by May 26th, or via e-mail Information: on-line.