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   November 1 , Monday

Las Vegas, Film, and the Mobilized Gaze

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

Almost immediately upon its publication in 1972, Learning from Las Vegas was hailed as a landmark in the theory of modern Martino Stierli, co-curator, lectures on the new exhbition, Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Arhives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, at the Graham Foundation, November 1, 2010architecture and urbanism. For its authors Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour, traditional visual techniques were no longer adequate for the analysis and representation of the city. For this reason, they made extensive use of new media such as photography and film. Photography and film served them for both the analysis and the representation of the city. Despite its prominence in architectural debates, there have been only partial attempts to locate this seminal urbanistic study within the discourse on the image of the city prevalent in the 1950s and 1960s. Martino Stierli, co-curator of the Graham's current exhibition, Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, presents original film footage and photographs from the 1968 Learning from Las Vegas research, some of which has only been made accessible for the first time to the public in the exhibition.

RSVP on-line. Information: on-line.

   November 2 , Tuesday

First Tuesday Happy Hour

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., -Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 West Grand
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

It’s Election Day! Vote first, then join us. $5 appetizers are available before 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome, and we’ll keep an eye on the returns. Learn more about the Young Architects Forum at their Meetup page.

Information online.

Design and the Risk of ChangeVictor Margolin lectures on Design and the Risk of Change for the SAIDA

6:00 p.m., - Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Drive
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects
Free event

Lecture by Victor Margolin. Designers are among those whose contributions are essential to envisioning the material and immaterial forms of a more humane world. Victor Margolin's lecture will explore the potential of designers to imagine and contribute to such a world while also addressing the question of the risks, real and perceived, that are involved

Information: on-line.

First Tuesdays Happy Hour

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 West Grand
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

It’s Election Day! Vote first, then join us. $5 appetizers are available before 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome, and we’ll keep an eye on the returns. Learn more on the meet-up page.

Information online. Reserve on-line.

   November 3 , Wednesday

Thomas Jefferson, Architect of Private and Public AmericaJohnH. Waters of VOA Associates lectures on Thomas Jefferson, Architect of Private and Public America at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 3, 2010

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch, or a lunch bag, depending on their preference..
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by John H. Waters, AIA, Vice President, VOA Associates.

In his two homes, Monticello and Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson created personal statements of his ideas on American architecture. In the last years of his life these ideas came together in one of the largest building projects in America up to that time—the campus of the University of Virginia. Together these projects show the growth of a designer who, according to Frank Lloyd Wright, would sit at “at the head of the table” of American architects.

Information: 312/922.3432 or 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 - stop rattling the door!

Information: 312/670.7770

Adrian Smith: Towards the Zero-Energy CityAdrian Smith, Founding Principal, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, lectures at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, November 3, 2010

6:00 p.m. - Crown Hall, center core, 3360 S. State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Adrian Smith, Founding Principal, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago

Information: 312/567-3312 or on-line.

   November 4 , Thursday

Columbia College Chicago's New Television & Multimedia Space

12:15 p.m. - Millennium Room, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph
Sponsor: Friends of DowntownVP of Facilities Alica Berg lectures on Columbia College Chicago's New Television & Multimedia Space for Friends of Downtown, November 4, 2010
Free event

Alicia Berg, Vice President of Facilities, presents the development and operations of the new Television and Multimedia space at Columbia College Chicago.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line.

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

12:45 P.M., City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 201-A , Permit Review Committee meets afterwards at 33 North LaSalle, Suite 1600, where the Program Committee will meet at 11:15 a.m.
Open to the public

Information on-line.

   November 5, Friday

Film Screening: Strangers When We Meet

7:00 p.m. - Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Sponsors: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
$6.00, $4.00 for members, seniors, students with ID

Larry Coe (Kirk Douglas) is an ambitious modern architect who’s building a home for the arrogant, best-selling novelist Roger (Ernie Kovacs). Larry struggles to remain an “experimental” designer while juggling another challenge: his affair with Margaret (Kim Novak), a sultry and unsatisfied housewife. Reminiscent of Douglas Sirk’s eye-popping melodramas, Strangers When We Meet navigates the suburban mores of postwar America and its preoccupation with a subject the characters spell out in the company of children—S.E.X. Strangers When We Meet will be presented in a pristine archival, widescreen, 35mm print with thanks to Sony Pictures, and Anne and Kirk Douglas.

Part of the museum's film series, The American Architect in Focus.

Information on-line.

   November 6 , Saturday

Coffee and Art: Urban China and City Exhibitions

10:00 a.m. - noon. - Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary ArtCoffee and Art: Urban China and City Exhibitions, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, November 6, 2010
$20.00 per session, $16.00 MCA members, $14.00 students

Coffee and conversation: After viewing the exhibition Urban China: Informal Cities in the MCA's gallery, the group considers it within the context of a long history of exhibitions about the city, discussing what aspects of cities are represented, and which aspects tend to be left out. Led by architect, writer, and UIC professor Alexander Eisenschmidt.

No previous knowledge necessary.

Purchase tickets on-line. Information: on-line

Film Screening: Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe

2:00 p.m. - Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Sponsors: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
Free event.

Featuring interviews with Rem Koolhaas, Phyllis Lambert and his students and cThe documentary Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe screens at the Block Museum, Evanston, Illinois November 6, 2010olleagues, Regular or Super is an entertaining and enlightening portrait of one of the world’s best-known architects, Mies van der Rohe. Europe lost one of its shining talents when the Nazis shut down the Bauhaus, forcing Mies to emigrate to the US and set up shop in Chicago, where he melded the ultra-modern international style with his bold less is more aesthetic, and revolutionized the modern city. The documentary will be preceded by a screening of A Girl is a Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, which focuses on six women who worked and studied with Wright, including Lois Gottlieb and Eleanore Pettersen.

Part of the museum's film series, The American Architect in Focus.

Information on-line.

   November 8 , Monday

ARE at AIA Chicago: Site Planning & Design

5:45 - 8:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$25.00

This class is full. We will be offering another ARE review course in 2011, but no date has been determined.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

   November 9 , Tuesday

Nondestructive Tools and Techiques for SE's

8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, 330 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$375.00 members, $475.00 non-members, advance reservations required.
7.5 hours continuing education credit

This workshop will provide an overview of selected nondestructive testing tools and techniques that may be encountered by practicing structural engineers. It will provide an overview of selected NDE tools to supplement the standard visual inspection practices commonly used in constructions. Participants will include Thomas Rowe and Mark Rowe, Principal with Wiss, Janney, Elstner
, and Nathaniel Rende, an Associate III with the firm.

Information and registration form on-line.

Decarbonization Plan for the Central LoopPeter Kindel discusses Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architcture's Loop decarbonization plan at AIA Chicago, November 9, 2010

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

Peter Kindel, AIA, will present the Loop decarbonization plan developed by his firm, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture LLP. Details to follow. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

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.

Everything I Needed to Know in Life I Learned as a Structural Engineer: Three Guiding Principles

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., cocktail reception, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., lecture, 7:30 - 8:00 p.m., Q&A- Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Structural Engineers Association of IllinoisRichard Weingardt lectures on Everything I Needed to Know in Life I Learned as a Structural Engineer, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 9. 2010
Free event - registration required.
AIA/CES: 1.5

Lecture by Richard Weingardt, Chairman, Richard Weingardt Consultants, Inc., Denver, Colorado.

Structural engineer Richard Weingardt reviews the challenging projects and strange events—over his 50 years of practice—that have led to three guiding principles for business, leadership and achievement. Design and engineering are noble professions and those in them are hard working and intelligent, keeping up on the latest design standards, materials and systems, and computer programs. However, many avoid becoming pacesetters in big-picture events, where their talents are increasingly needed.
Weingardt will present ideas on how to do this and gain a new perspective on your career. Both technical problems and solutions, and client relationships will be addressed.

Registration on-line. Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

   November 10 , Wednesday

Site Design Group: Recent WorkErnest Wong lectures on recent work from the Site Design Group at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 10, 2010

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch, or a lunch bag, depending on their preference..
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Ernest Wong, Principal, Site Design Group

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Lighting for Senior Living

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design for Aging and Healthcare KCs, ASID Illinois KCs
Free for members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Lighting has been understood for some time as it affects plants and animals from the agricultural standpoint, but we are just learning some of the specifics of how lighting and the designed environment affects the well-being of humans. Ingrid McMasters, LC, IESNA, is a senior lighting designer at KJWW Engineering Consultants (Madison, WI). She will discuss lighting and the aging eye; circadian rhythms and memory-care facilities; and circadian rhythms and the night-shift worker. Learn about contrast and adaptation; light levels, duration of exposure and time of day; and providing flexible light levels for the various populations utilizing a senior care facility.

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

ARE Study Hall

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

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

Information: 312/670.7770

Curtis Moody: Recent WorkCurtis Moody, President and CEO, Moody Nolan, Columbus, lectures at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, November 10, 2010

6:00 p.m. - Crown Hall, center core, 3360 S. State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Curtis Moody, President and CEO, Moody Nolan, Columbus

Information: 312/567-3312 or on-line.

Small Firm Dinner Meeting

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Barclay's American Grille, 1120 Pleasant Street, Oak Park
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Small Project Practitioners Roundtable
Free event; participants pay for their own drink and/or meals

All small firm practitioners and sole proprietors are invited to gather, socialize, network, and dine. One topic we'd like to discuss is our "Working with an Architect" public outreach program. The leaders of the WWAA team would like to get the SPPR’s input on the program: reworking our presentation to better reach our potential clients; who should be our itarget audience; what the content should be to educate our audience; and are there particular venues or locations that should be targeted. Julie Liska will moderate the discussion.

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

   November 11 , Thursday

Chicago Foundations: An Essential History

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Historic Resources and Technical Issues KCs
Free for members; $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

Chicago has a storied history in the architecture, design, and construction of high-rise buildings. This history is no less storied for the foundation innovations that made these buildings possible. For over 100 years, Chicago has served as a full-scale geotechnical laboratory where foundation designs have been put to the test, and this tradition of innovation continues to the present. Tony Kiefer, P.E. (AECOM) will explain how foundations were constructed and tested 100 years ago and then address the latest innovations in full-scale caisson load testing, including Osterberg load cells and dynamic load testing. Performed on Museum Park in the Central Station development, these tests have culminated in end-bearing slurry caissons on the surface of bedrock, designed for a record 90 tons per square foot, well in excess of current Chicago code-allowable limits. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

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

H. H. Richardson and the American Public Library

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

This lecture will focus on five designs for public library buildlings produced by Richardson in the decade between 1876 and 1886. Four of these were constructed within the intellectual and economic orbit of Boston, at North Easton, Woburn, Quincy, and Malden, Massachusetts. The fifth design, which was not realized, was entered into a competition held in 1886 in East Saginaw, Michigan. As Richardson's first biographer, Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer observed in1888, his library buildings "afford an excellent chance to trace the development of his talent," a gift for design and invention which was widely acclaimed by both his colleagues and the American public at the time of his premature death at the age of 47 in 1886.

RSVP to 312/326.1480. Information on-line.

   November 12 , Friday

Film Screening: The Fountainhead

7:00 p.m. - Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Sponsors: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
$6.00, $4.00 for members, seniors, students with ID

In adapting her own bestselling novel about a staunchly individualistic architect, author The film, The Fountainhead, screens at the Block Museum, Evanston, IL, November 12, 2010Ayn Rand retained the heroic, larger-than-life tone and “Objectivist” philosophy that makes the source material as controversial today as it was upon publication. When Howard Roark (Gary Cooper) learns that his plans for an ambitious housing project have been altered due to the machinations of an unscrupulous architecture critic, he unhesitatingly risks his life and freedom rather than see his vision compromised. Patricia Neal co-stars as his steamy love interest—who’s also his client’s wife. Archival 35mm print from the Library of Congress..

Part of the museum's film series, The American Architect in Focus.

Information on-line.John Vinci and Ward Miller sign copies of their new book, The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan, at a benefit for and at Sullivan's Charnley-Persky House Museum, Chicago, November 13, 2010

   November 13 , Saturday

The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan

4:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Charnley-Persky House, 1365 N. Astor
Sponsors: Society of Architectural Historians, Society of Architectural Historians Chicago Chapter
Free event, RSVP and book reservations recommended.

A book signing for the newly published The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan with authors John Vinci and Ward Miller. This publication is a catalogue of the work of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan begun by Richard Nickel and Aaron Siskind at the Institute of Design in Chicago. The 472-page book contains 256 essays and more than 800 photographs of their work. Contributors include Timothy Samuelson, Kathleen Roy-Cummings, Elizabeth Baranski and David Norris.

Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Charnley-Persky House Museum Foundation and the Richard Nickel Archive. Price $95.00 + tax.

Information on-line.

   November 15 , Monday

Mark Jarzombek

6:00 :00 p.m. - School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, Arts & Mark Jarzombek, Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT, lectures at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, November 15, 2010Architecture Building, 845 W. Harrison
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event

Lecture by Mark Jarzombek, Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT, Cambridge

Information: on-line.

   November 16 , Tuesday

Tour: Langston Hughes Elementary School

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - 240 West 104th Street
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Education KC
Free event
I LU/HSW/SD

Visit the Langston Hughes Elementary School, the first Chicago public school developed using the principles of universal design. Located in the Roseland community, this school was built by the Public Building Comission of Chicago and completed in 2009. It was designed by Schroeder Murchie Niemiec Gazda-Auskalnis Architects, Ltd. (SMNG-A) to respond to the needs of its students which include children with severe developmental disabilities and special health needs. Universal design principles included abundant natural light; classrooms for multi-sensory stimulation, interactive therapy, and motor development; an accessible landscaped discovery garden located at the center of the building, and a wheelchair-accessible softball field. The building received a LEED Gold for New Construction and includes a green roof, clerestory light monitors and an innovative radiant air floor system. Limited to 30 participants.

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

Spotlight on Shrinking Cities with Reed Kroloff

5:15 - 6:00. p.m., reception, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m., panel discussion- Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, 610 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Association of Architecture Organizations, A+DEN, American Architectural foundation
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
AIA/CES: 1

For decades, urban planning and design professionals focused on how to help cities manage growth. But in the last 50 years the Spotlight on Shrinking Cities with Reed Kroloff, panel at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 16, 2010number of shrinking cities has increased faster than the number of expanding ones. A huge media debate is now raging on how to reconfigure cities to best adapt to smaller populations, smaller economies, and different demands on the built environment. Some argue against demolition at all costs, while other voices urge communities not to fear the bulldozer as a tool for urban change. Reed Kroloff, Director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, discusses this trend and evaluates various solutions with a team of innovative thinkers and experts in the field, along with panelists Andre Brumfield, Principal and Director of Urban Design & Planning, AECOM; Daniel Kildee, Co-Founder and President, Center for Community Progress and Mayor Jay Williams, Youngstown, Ohio

Registration on-line. Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Studio/Gang Tour and Second Tuesday Happy Hour

6:30 - 7:30 p.m., -Studio Gang Architects, 1212 North Ashland Avenue; happy hour: Tocco, 1266 North Milwaukee
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Take a tour of Studio/Gang and learn what ensures the rising success of the firm as one of the most respected and innovative woman-owned architecture studios in Chicago. Find out more about the studio’s completed and on-going work. Tour is limited to 25 participants: register on the YAF Meetup page. After the tour, head to Tocco for socializing. Join us whether or not you were on the tour!

Information online. Reserve on-line.

   November 17 , Wednesday

Kick-Start Your Design Business

8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Practice Management KC, Small Project Practitioners Roundtable
Free for members; $15.00 non-members
3 LU

Are you considering opening your own firm or already managing a new practice? These three one-hour programs pack in much of the information you need to jump start your business:

Part I - Key Steps in Starting a Business
Part II - Risk and Insurance Solutions
Part III - Bringing on the Employees: hiring decisions and related legal issues

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

The Architecture of Harry Weese

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. MichiganRobert Bruegmann will  talk about his new book, The Architecture of Harry Weese, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 17, 2010
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

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

Chicago architect Harry Weese, whose career extended from the 1930s to the 1980s, was the creator of hundreds of significant designs ranging from small but highly inventive houses to large urban-scale commissions like the Washington, DC Metro system. Weese favored natural materials, human scale, comfort, and a fondness for intuition and the unexpected.

Prof. Breugmann will be signing copies of The Architecture of Harry Weese after the lecture.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Real Estate Forecast 2011

5:00 p.m., registration, 5:30 p.m., program; 7:00 cocktail reception - Hyatt Regency Chicago, Crystal Ballroom, 151 E. Wacker
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago
$75.00 members, $90.00 non-members. Price includes copy of the Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2011 publication.
under review for 1.5 CU

ULI Chicago presents its annual real estate trends and forecast meeting, featuring insights from leading experts both nationally and locally. The event will again feature a Real Estate Forecast 2011, ULI Chicago event, November 17, 2010presentation on the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2011 report-a publication from PricewaterhouseCoopers and ULI-as well as a session on the outlook for Chicago area real estate, including a panel of leading real estate experts.

Guest Speaker will be Charles DiRocco, Director of Real Estate Research, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Moderator, Keith A. Largay, Principal, Kelar Capital Partners; and Local Respondents, John L. Bucksbaum, President & CEO, General Growth Companies, Inc., Michael M. Mullen, CEO, CenterPoint Properties, Daniel T. Ryan, Midwest Market Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Registration and information on-line.

From Brownfield to Urban Oasis

5:30 p.m., reception, 6:15 p.m., panel discussion - Millennium Room, 6th floor, The University Club, 76 East Monroe
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Consulate General of Sweden Chicago
Free event - limited seats, RSVP required

Chicago South Works is a new exciting project to turn a brown field in to a modern new neighborhood. This event will consider the concept of sustainability in urban design and building and provide an opportunity to network with fellow green building industry participants. The discussion will explore the concept of sustainability in urban design and construction and provide an opportunity to network with fellow green building as well as industry participants. The evening will be divided into two panels::

How to turn Brownfield into a modern neighborhood :

  • Erik Freudental, Head of communication, Hammarby Sjöstad
  • Gunnar Söderholm, Head of the Environment in the City of Stockholm
  • Nasutsa Mabwa, McCaffery Interests
  • Phil Enquist, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Dave Graham, Chicago Department of Environment
Increase value and lower cost by making existing buildings more energy efficient through Green Building utilizing Swedish-American Technologies"
  • Egil Ofverholm, Swedish Energy Agency
  • Dan Haas, Skanska USA Building
  • Per Dalin, CEO, Capital Cooling
  • Deborah Kuo, Director of Real Estate & Facilities from Com Ed
  • Kevin Pierce, Director Shaw Sustainable Design Solutions
  • RSVP via email or by calling 312/781.6262. Information: on-line.

    Opening Reception: Neighborhoods Go Green Exhibition

    5:30 p.m., reception, 6:15 p.m., remarks, -, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
    Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
    Free event

    Neighborhoods Go Green! Scaling Up Sustainability opens to the public Nov 19 and will be free and open daily from 9:30 to 5 pm daily through February 15, 2011. Designed to bring attention to the need for sustainable neighborhoods, the exhibition includes suggestions to select a “smart” site as well as creating livable neighborhoods, all while Opening Reception for new exhibition, Neighborhoods Go Green: Scaling Up Sustainability, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 17, 2010reducing energy consumption. Examples of sustainable neighborhoods in the United States and Canada describe neighborhoods that have good public transportation, affordable housing, and places where people can walk and bike without having to drive a car.

    The exhibition focuses on the national standard for rating and certifying sustainable neighborhoods known as Leadership in Energy Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND). It was curated by the US Green Building Council and Farr Associates. Its opening coincides with the AAO and Greenbuild conferences, taking place in Chicago in November 2010. The Chicago architecture Foundation has partnered with the UK-based design and engineering company, Dyson, to present the exhibition opening.

    Doug Farr, President, Far Associates, and David Walker, Managing Director, Dyson, will both speak at the opening.

    Information: 312/922.3432 or 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

    North Grant Park Renovation Project - event Cancelled!

    6:30 P.M. - Columbia College Chicago, Stage Two Center, 618 S. Michigan, 2nd Concept plans for the North Grant Park Renovation project will be presented at Columbia College, Chicago, November 17, 2010floor
    Sponsors: Grant Park Advisory Council, Grant Park Conservancy, Chicago Park District
    Free event

    The landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates will present the concept plans for the North Grant Park Renovation Project and gather input. A large-scale model and images will be presented. This plan was created after the Chicago Park District and GPC/GPAC organized a large public input meeting attended by over 200 people as well as input taken via the internet and several other public meetings.

    Information: 312/927-8795

       November 18, Thursday

    Computational Fluid Dynamics for Improving Building Performance

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

    Several advanced building performance techniques are available for use, and computational fluid dynamics, or CFD, is one such growing area. Sachin Anand, P.E. (dbHMS) will focus on the application of CFD to a local project. He will show how CFD was used to not only reduce energy costs but also reduce first costs and improve comfort for Columbia College Chicago's new Media Production Center. Bring your lunch or purchase a cafeteria ticket in the first-floor shop.

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

    The Challenge of Preserving Public Housing

    12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd floor, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West Washington
    Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
    Free Event

    One of the most difficult building types to preserve and reuse in the United States has been Architect Mike Jackson will lectore on The Challenge of Preserving Public Housing for Landmarks Illinois at the Chicago Cultural Center, November 18, 2010public housing. Although early projects—dating from the 1930s and 1940s—were widely praised for their innovative designs and site plans, most of them have been demolished in recent years with little thought of reuse. Architect Mike Jackson will address the history of public housing design, some recent rehabilitation successes (and failures), and some new directions.

    A new exhibition, History Coming Home reveals public policies, oral histories and artifacts from public housing in cities from Chicago to Boston and New Orleans to Sacremento, including a 1950's-style public housing apartment that visitors can walk through. The exhibition runs at the Cultural Center through April 15, 2011.

    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.

    Interior Partition System Basics

    5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Häfele America Co, 154 W. Hubbard
    Sponsor: Hafele Chicago Showroom, Trainor Modular Walls Company
    Free event, registration requested.
    1.0 CES, AIA

    Learning Objectives:Interior Partition System Basics, at the Hafele America Chicago Showroom, November 18, 2010

    • Discover sustainable design advantages.
    • Differentiate the 2 most commonly used assembly methods and identify the most eco-friendly method.
    • Recognize schedule characteristics and discuss how schedule relates to sustainability.
    • Identify and differentiate performance characteristics and how these affect the surrounding environment.

    Presented by Bill Griftner, National Business Development, Trainor Modular Walls Company.

    Register on-line. Information on-line.

    Bilbao’s strategic evolution. From the industrial to the post-industrial city

    6:00 p.m., opening reception, 6:30 p.m., lecture - Instituto Cervantes - Sala de Actos, 31 W. Ohio
    Sponsor: Instituto Cervantes Chicago, MAS Studio
    Free event

    Lecture by Ibon Areso, architect and Deputy Mayor of Bilbao City Hall. First of three lectures on the theme, Restoring, Regenerating, Rethinking: The Urban Transformation of Madrid, Barcelona, & Bilbao

    Bilbao gradually acquired relevance as a mercantile town due to its geographical location as a link between Spain and Northern Europe. However, this growth slowed down in the Ibon Areso will talk about Bilbao's strategic evolution: From the industrial to the post-industrial city, at the Instituto Cervantes Chicago, November 18, 20101970s. The economical and social transformations of those years altered the structure of the world economy, and their effects were especially detrimental to the former driving forces sectors of the great industry: the iron-and-steel, shipbuilding and textile sectors. In the face of a decline situation similar to that of other former industrial areas in Europe and other regions of the world, Bilbao had to commit itself to finding a new model for the future, while starting from the existing one. Ibon Areso has participated in the development of several master plans, both as an architect as well as part of the local government. He has been the delegate of the urbanism and environmental department of Bilbao City Hall as well as an advisor to Bilbao Ria 2000 since its foundation, member of the board of directors of Bilbao Metropoli-30 and Guggenheim Museum among others.

    Presented in English with simultaneous English translation.

    Information: 312/335.1996 or on-line.

    PositivEnergy Practice & Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

    6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture, 111 West Monroe Street, #2300
    Sponsor: AIA Chicago Design KC
    Free for members; $15.00 non-members
    1 LU/HSW/SD

    Roger Frechette, III, ME, president of the newly formed PositivEnergy Practice LLC, an Roger Frechette of PositivEnergy Practice will present current projects and research iniatives for AIA Chicago, affiliate of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture LLP, will present current projects and research initiatives of his firm: work on large scale decarbonization master planning and the integration of high-performance, sustainable strategies and systems for existing and proposed buildings. Roger will also explore the interdisciplinary nature of this work and the firm's collaborations with the architecture and urban planning teams of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture LLP. Limited to 30 participants.

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

    Appetite for Design at Terzo PianoAppetite for Design at Terzo Piano, with Dirk Denison and Tony Mantuano,  at the Art Institute of Chicago, November 18, 2010

    6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Terzo Piano, 3rd floor, The Art Institute of Chicago, 159 East Monroe
    Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
    $45.00 members, $55.00 non-members
    AIA/CES: 1.5

    Housed on the third floor of the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago, Terzo Piano is a natural extension of Renzo Piano’s art gallery aesthetic. The interior, designed by Dirk Denison of Dirk Denison Architects, is dazzling white-on-white, with spidery chairs by Harry Bertoia and display vitrines that present a rotating selection of art. Join Denison and executive chef Tony Mantuano for a discussion of how Denison’s sleek design complements Mantuano’s contemporary Italian cuisine, while enjoying a sampling of menu items.

    Registration on-line. Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

    Eric Owen Moss

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m. -Rubloff Auditorium, the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan (enter at Columbus)
    Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
    $15.00 general public; $10.00 members, $5.00 students

    In Construction Manual (published in 2009), a comprehensive survey of built and unbuilt projects over the last twenty years by influential Los Angeles-based firm Eric Owen MossEric Owen Moss lectures for the Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, November 18, 2010 Architects, founder Moss proclaims, “No durable signature is my signature.” The firms’ current works include a 120,000 square meter mixed-use project in Kazakhstan, a master plan for a new ecologically integrated city in La Paz, Mexico, and the Samitaur Tower, a 72-foot-high open air weathered-steel structure that will serve as an arts center in Culver City, a formerly derelict industrial area that Moss has been reinventing and reinvigorating since 1986.

    Eric Owen Moss is known as much for his academic credentials and intellectual rigor as he is for his experimental approach to the built environment. He is also a co-founder and current director of SCI-ARC (Southern California Institute of Architecture), an innovative and independent architecture school based in downtown Los Angeles.

    Information and registration on-line.

    Film Screening: Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner

    7:00 p.m. - Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
    Sponsors: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
    $6.00, $4.00 for members, seniors, students with ID

    A disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner left an indelible mark on contemporary The documentary, Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner screens at the Block Museum, Evanston, Illinois, Novemberhome architecture with his airy, often playful designs and preference for nontraditional building materials. Though largely unknown to the public during his lifetime, Lautner frequently caught the attention of peers, aspiring architects, and filmmakers (his work provided eye-popping locations for such films as Diamonds Are Forever and The Big Lebowski). Director Grigor couples sweeping, lovingly shot tours of Lautner’s most celebrated projects with audio recordings of the master assessing his life, works, and method.

    Part of the museum's film series, The American Architect in Focus.

    Information on-line.

       November 19, Friday

    Reinventing Community: Branding, Rebranding and Economic Development

    7:15 a.m., check-in and continental breakfast, program 8:00 a.m., - 12:00 noon, optional lunch 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. - DePaul University, Loop Campus, 1 East Jackson
    Sponsors: DePaul University Chaddick Institute, the Real Estate Center
    $125.00; optional lunch with speakers, $50.00. Space limited.

    A discussion about “branding” and “rebranding” communities in today’s grueling economy. These marketing techniques, once limited mostly to the private sector, are now Reinventing Community: Branding, Rebranding and Economic Development, conference sponsored by DePaul University, Chicago's Chaddick Institute, November 19, 2010all the rage in many cash-strapped municipalities eager to attract residents, investors, visitors, and shoppers.

    The moderator of the event, Aaron Renn, has written extensively about the rebranding of Columbus, Ohio, and other cities--he is author of the popular Urbanophile blog. Keynote speaker Claudia Sieb, an Arizona-based consultant, will share her national perspective on branding, while Carl Wohlt will discuss cutting edge techniques being used to brand local communities.

    Information and registration on-line.

       November 20, Saturday

    Film Screening: Building Blocks: Architecture Shorts

    2:00 p.m. - Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
    Sponsors: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
    Free event

    This free Saturday matinee showcases an eclectic group of short films and videos that feature American architecture, from Shirley Clarke’s Skyscraper (1960) to a 1940s “Popular Science” short featuring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship, and much more.

    Part of the museum's film series, The American Architect in Focus

       November 22, Monday

    Thomas L. Woltz: Stewardship and Design in the Urban and Agrarian Thomas L. Woltz lectures on Stewartship and Design in the Urban and Agrarian Landscape at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, November 22, 2010Landscape

    6:00 p.m. - Crown Hall, center core, 3360 S. State
    Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
    Free event

    Lecture by Thomas L. Woltz, Principal and co-owner, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.

    Information: 312/567-3312 or on-line.

       November 23, Tuesday

    Cultural Resource Protection

    5:30 P.M. - Burnham Conference Center at APA, 205 N. Michigan., Suite 1200,
    Sponsor: American Planning Association\
    Free event
    CM 1.0

    In 1993 the Town of Ithaca, New York, Planning Department and Cornell University collaborated to launch the Inlet Valley Archaeological Survey (IVAS), a pre-emptive George Frantz lectures on Cultural Resource Protection at APA Chicago, November 23, 2010cultural resources survey to identify areas of archaeological importance in an area south of Ithaca slated for major development. The IVAS permitted Ithaca's planning department to work with developers to design around and ultimately protect identified historic and cultural resources. George Frantz, AICP, a visiting lecturer at Cornell, will discuss IVAS and explain how it became the genesis of two public parks and a revival of interest in the area's Native American heritage.

    Information: on-line

    Barcelona—Finally Free of Icons! Architecture as an Interface for Private/Public- event cancelled

    6:00 p.m. - Instituto Cervantes - Sala de Actos, 31 W. Ohio
    Sponsor: Instituto Cervantes Chicago, MAS Studio
    Free event

    Lecture by Eduard Bru. Second of three lectures on the theme, Restoring, Regenerating, Rethinking: The Urban Transformation of Madrid, Barcelona, & Bilbao

    Eduard Bru and his partners, Neus Lacomba and Victor Setoain, working in all scales, have been involved in each one of the major projects of transformation of their base city Eduard Bru lectures on Barcelona - Finally Free of Icons! Architecture as an Interface for Private/Public, at the Instituto Cervantes Chicago, November 23, 2010Barcelona since the Olympic Games in 1992. Its current process of internationalization does not pretend to export a brand image but an attitude -one that prefers to find things without searching for them, playing and getting involved with reality, in a “Picassian” way more than a natural science research - tested in their studio as well as in the academic work of Eduard Bru, who is the director of the Masters program “Mediterranean Cities” from the Mies Chair organzied by the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, UPC and the Mediterranean Union de la European Comunity.

    Presented in English.

    Information: 312/335.1996 or on-line.

       November 30, Tuesday

    Celebrating The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan

    5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
    Sponsor: AIA ChicagoJohn Vinci and Ward Miller will discuss and sign copies of the new book, The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan, at AIA Chicago, November 30, 2010
    Free event

    Celebrate the publication of this much-anticipated book, The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan, at a reception with John Vinci, FAIA (Vinci/Hamp Architects Inc.) and Ward Miller (The Richard Nickel Committee). Books will be available for purchase and signing. AIA Chicago was one of many financial supporters in the creation of this essential work on Chicago's architectural achievements.

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

    Healthcare Legislation: What Do We need to Know?

    5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Conference Center, #260
    Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC
    Free for members; $15.00 non-members
    1.5 LU

    Patty Looker, Assoc. AIA FACHE, EDAC, VOA Incorporated, will discuss political currents affecting the healthcare industry. Watch for details, including date confirmation.P

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

    on Empathy, Storytelling, & Prototyping: 3 stories + 1 conversation

    6:00 p.m. - Archeworks, 625 North Kingsbury
    Sponsor: Archeworks
    Free event - space limited, RSVP requested.
    on Empathy, Storytelling, & Prototyping, at Archeworks, Chicago, November 30, 2010
    An evening of insightful storytelling, and a glimpse into the working methods of three Chicago-based designers.
    After each speaker shares a brief story from his professional practice, Archeworks will moderate a discussion engaging speakers and audience.

    on Empathy, Adam Goss, Spirit of Space
    Adam and his business partner began their collaboration out of a shared interest in film as a tool to communicate design process. Their goal is to bring an increased awareness of the designed built environment and the value of design to the architectural profession and the wider public audience.

    on Storytelling, Chris Force, Design Bureau/ALARM Press
    Chris, a 15-yr veteran of publishing, began ALARM Press to create a music and art magazine that featured bands, artists, and genres that weren't usually covered in glossy newsstand magazines but were just as inspirational. In Fall 2010, he launched the Chicago-based print magazine Design Bureau.

    on Prototyping, Martin Thaler, IIT Institute of Design
    Martin, a visiting Associate Professor at ID, is keenly interested in the fundamentals of design. Martin is committed to providing students with real world opportunities in hospitals, schools, businesses, and other institutions from which they learn how design makes a difference in people's lives.

    RSVP on-line.