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   September 1 , Wednesday

Thinking about Public Housing: Bridging Memory and Public Policy

9:30 a.m, - National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1431 W. TaylorBrad Hunt lectures on Thinking about Public Housing: Bridging Memory and Public Policy, for the National Public Housing Museum, at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, Chicago, September 1, 2010
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum
Free event

Lecture by Brad Hunt, Ph.D. Professor, Roosevelt University & NPHM Board

Information: on-line. RSVP to Jordan Glover, 312/996.0834, or via email, no later than noon on the Tuesday before the tour.

Studio Gang Architects: Current Projects

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationKara Boyd and John Wolers from Studio/Gang Architectures lecture on Current Projects at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, September 1, 2010
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

Architects Kara Boyd and John Wolters from Studio/Gang Architects present current projects, including the recently-completed Lincoln Park Zoo pavilion and South Pond rehabilitation, the renovation of Chicago’s historic Shoreland Hotel, which restores it to its former grandeur, an ecological education and tourism center in South Carolina, and a private residence that utilizes innovative structural paneling in Manhattan Beach, California.

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 you don't show up to study by 6:30 p.m., the office will be closed, and a bottomless sense of emptiness will invade your heart.

Information: 312/670.7770

   September 2 , Thursday

Commission on Chicago Landmarks - 2010 Preservation Excellence Awards and Monthly Meeting

10:00 a.m., - 2010 Preservation Excellence Awards Ceremony, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington.
11:15 a.m., Garland Room, 1st floor, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 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.

TIFs and Chicago Development

12:15 p.m. - Millennium Room, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free event

Rachel Weber, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, discusses Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Chicago development.

Information: 312/458.9454 or on-line.

LEED™ Extra Credit: Greywater – It’s Not Just for Indoors Anymore

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology, US Green Building Council
$10.00 members; $15.00 non-members
AIA/HSW SD & GBCI CE Hours: 1.5

Presenter: George Tuhowski, Leopardo Companies

When greywater design is being considered, applications for use outside the building are often overlooked. We will take a comprehensive look at the design and uses of greywater for the entire project – building and site. Attendees will interact with representatives and panelists involved in design, products and installation of greywater systems – both challenges and best practices.

Registration and information on-line.

   September 7 , Tuesday

The Abundant Community

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

In the new Planners Press book, The Abundant Community, John McKnight and Peter Block examine the limits of institutions to meet many basic needs. They describe how local neighborhoods are now the vital resource for providing health, security, food, John McKnight and Peter Block talk about their new book, The Abundant Community, at APA Chicago, September 7, 2010child-raising, economy and a healthful environment. As local communities move forward to produce these conditions for well-being, local governments, agencies, and businesses need to fashion new approaches to neighborhoods — stepping back when they are in the way and providing useful supports when they are called for.

McKnight and Block will examine the process by which local neighbors have become producers rather than consumers and take a look at how local government has supported the initiatives of citizen producers and removed barriers to productivity.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

Small Project Practitioners Socializing

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - The Benchmark, 1510 North Wells Street
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
No charge, members and non-members

All small project practitioners and sole proprietors are invited to attend. Meet others who are working on their own or in a small firm to exchange experiences, share stories, and network now.

Information online.
Reserve on-line.

First Tuesdays Happy Hour at Pecha Kucha

7:00 - 8:00 p.m., - Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
$10.00 members and non-members

We are again holding our happy hour right before PechaKucha starts at Martyrs. For PechaKucha newbies, this event brings together well-known and emerging creative minds (architects and others) for an evening of lightning-fast presentations, networking, and fun.

Information online.
Reserve on-line.

Pecha Kucha Chicago -Volume 15

Begins 8:00 p.m.,.-ish - Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue Pecha Kucha Chicago - Volume 15 - at Martyr's
Sponsor: Pecha Kucha Night Chicago
$10.00 (21 and over only)

PechaKucha Night brings prominent and emerging creative minds together for an evening of lightning-fast presentations, networking and fun. The Pecha Kucha format, where a dozen or so presenters are given 20 slides each shown for 20 seconds to reveal their passions, work and inspirations, is now held in over 230 cities around the world.
.  Chicago events are among the most popular, with over 300 people in attendance at each event. 

Organizer Peter Exley has sent the following message: "For all of the vegetarians out there, PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 15 is fat and gluten free. It even works for the lactose intolerant . . .There will be beer and bean burgers though.”

Presenters for this evening's event will include
architectural provocateur Ed Keegan, the comedic Daniel Shore, T.J. Thomas of Studio Murmur, landscape architect Peter Schaudt, young architect Carl Sergio, actor, historian, and Chautauquan Annette Baldwin, fisherman Phil Santoro, artist and School of the Art Institute professor Claire Ashley (the very first Scottish presenter in Chicago, we believe), graphic novelist Sean O’Neill, and Rick Valicenti of Thirst/Chicago fame.  Rumor has it that the tattooed and large haired Zak Baker will also appear.  The official poster of Volume 15 is designed by Rachel Yas.

Peter Exley and visual conceptualizer Thorsten Bösch will emcee the evening.

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

   September 8 , Wednesday

A Personal View: Why We Need a National Public Housing MuseumBrad Hunt lectures on Thinking about Public Housing: Bridging Memory and Public Policy, for the National Public Housing Museum, at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, Chicago, September 1, 2010

9:30 a.m, - National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1431 W. Taylor
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum
Free event

Lecture by Sunny Fischer, Executive Director, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation & NPHM Keeper of the Vision

Information: on-line. RSVP to Jordan Glover, 312/996.0834, or via email, no later than noon on the Tuesday before the tour.

A Look at R. Harold Zook’s Unique Architecture

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture FoundationBetty Green lectures on her new book, A Look at R. Harold Zook's Unique Architecture, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, September 8, 2010
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 Betty Green, CAF docent, author of Zook:A Look at R. Harold Zook’s Unique Architecture.

R. Harold Zook was one of the most prolific architects in the Chicago area during the early-20th century. His designs include the St. Charles City Hall, the Pickwick Theater in Park Ridge, and hundreds of other structures, including nearly 50 residences in his hometown of Hinsdale. Green provides an overview of Zook’s work, characterized by patterned brickwork with stone insertions, spider web-windows, and wrought iron hardware and light fixtures along with undulating, multi-layered cedar shake roofs.

A book signing will follow.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Jane Adams Hull House Museum Re-opening, 150th Birthday, and People's Block Party

4:00 -6:00 P.M. - Jane Adams Hull-House Museum, on the UIC campus, 800 S. Halsted
Sponsor: Jane Adams Hull House Museum
Free event

For the first time in 50 years, the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, in the historic 1856 Charles J. Hull House, has undergone a major renovation and will officially re-open on Wednesday, September 8. The restored Museum has dramatically expanded the House areas open to the public, developed a new temporary exhibition space relating issues of the early 20th century to today, and greatly increased the artifacts in its collection. For the first time ever, visitors will now be able to view the entire second floor of the Hull home, which includes a permanent exhibition, titled The Making of a Political Woman, including Jane Addams’ bedroom with personal artifacts such as her 1931 Nobel Peace Prize, childhood diary, letters, photographs, an 1881 class ring from Rockford Seminary, and more! Attached is the press with more information and details about the updated Museum and some of the never-before-seen artifacts included.

Celebrating the Museum’s re-opening and coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Addams’ birth will be two events on Wednesday, September 8. The first will be a special civic ceremony at noon at Daley Plaza, presented by the Hull House Association. The second will be a free “People’s Block Party” at the revamped Museum from 4-6pm, showcasing the new facility, where free refreshments, self-guided tours, and a chance to meet Museum heads, who will all be available.

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

   September 9 , Thursday

Trails, Trails, Trails: Completing the South Lakefront Park System and Connecting to the Southland Region

12:15 p.m. - Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph
Sponsor: Friends of the Parks
Free event

Joanne Bauer, Friends of the Parks, and Steve Buchtel, Active Transportation Alliance will discuss plans to complete Chicago’s south lakefront park and trail system from 79th to 95th streets and the growing connections to our regional trail system beyond Chicago..

Information: 312/857.2747 or on-line.

   September 12 , Sunday

Skyline Plunge - plunge the Bolt at the Wit to fight lung disease

8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (rappel slots will be provided to participants) - the Wit Hotel, 201 N. State
Sponsor: Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
$150.00 registration fee plus $1,000 fundraising minimum -

Stand at the corner of State and Lake and look upward. Rappelling 27 stories (278 feet) down the exterior façade of theWit Hotel’s signature lightning bolt will be 80 adventurous Chicagoans taking “the plunge” for bragging rights and the promotion of lung health. An exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime experience, Skyline Plunge! Chicago is an event expected to raise awareness and at least $100,000 for RHAMC for the fight against lung disease, which affects more than one million people in the Chicagoland area. Skyline Plunge! Chicago will raise funds through corporate sponsorships and a minimum commitment of $1,000 per individual climber. The event is expected to draw local celebrities, business executives, athletes, and everyday adventurers who will take part in this unique urban rappelling experience. In addition to theWit Hotel, RHAMC will partner with Over the Edge, a Canadian-based organization that oversees these exciting events in cities across the country.

Information: on-line.

   September 13 , Monday

Navigating the City of Chicago Permitting Process

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon. UBS Tower, 1 North Wacker, Michigan II Room, 2nd floor. A continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 am.
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$175.00 members, $200.00 non-members, advance reservations required.; after September 7, $250 and $300, respectively.
4 hours continuing education credit

The presentation, featuring Gerard Pascazio, a Deputy Commissioner in the Chicago Department of Buildings, Hal Hutchinson, ssistant Commissioner at the Department of Buildings, and Lindsay Anderson,a licensed architect and structural
engineer and is president of Lindsay Anderson Consulting, Ltd will provide an overview of the following:

  • The three different permit processes available
    Easy Permit Process (EPP); Standard Plan Review (SPR); Developer Services
  • Programs designed to expedite the Permit Process
    Structural Peer Review; Certified Corrections; Self Certified Residential and Commercial;
    Green Permit Process
  • Your DOB on-line account and navigating the website
    Creating an account; Application input; Scheduling an appointment
  • Calculating permit fees

Information and registration form on-line. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Donna Childs at the SEAOI office at 312/726.4165 by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2010.

Visiting Schools - Session 2

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., John Buck Lecture Hal
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Community Interface Committee
Free event

What buildings, ideas, people, or activities first made you excited about architecture as a kid? AIA Illinois president Mike Rogers has challenged every AIA member in the state to visit a school during 2010 in order to help students of all ages discover architecture and better understand the profession.96/9 The Community Interface Committee (CIC) of AIA Chicago is partnering with the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) during the 2010 – 2011 school year for a series of ‘Architects in the Schools’ visits to Chicago area 3rd – 8th grade classrooms. (Visits scheduled to begin in fall 2010; the number of visits is up to you.)

Workshop Session 1 covers what to expect at the school, how to work with various age groups, and introduces the classroom-ready lessons. Session 2 includes hands-on training in specific activities requested by local teachers to help integrate architecture into their math, science, history, and art lessons. For over ten years, CAF has been at the forefront of K-12 architectural education in the US. Youth Education staff Jennifer Masengarb and Jean Linsner will share activities from CAF’s publications Schoolyards to Skylines: Teaching with Chicago’s Amazing Architecture and The Architecture Handbook: A Student Guide to Understanding Buildings. Both books have received a national AIA Honor Award for Collaborative Achievement and are used across the country.

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

   September 14 , 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.

Annual SEPAC-SEAOI Dinner Meeting

5:15 p.m., cash bar, 6:00 p.m., dinner, 7:00 p.m.,program, the Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor
Sponsor: SEPAC, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$45.00 members, $65.00 non-members, advance reservations required.

The 14th annual SEPAC/SEAOI Dinner Meeting features Alderman Toni Preckwinkle. Alderman Preckwinkle has been a dedicated community leader for over two decades. She acquired both Bachelors and Masters degrees from The University of Chicago. Toni dedicated the following 10 years teaching history to high school children before choosing to run for Alderman of the 4th Ward. Since taking office, she has established a distinguishable track record of progressive and independent leadership. She was the recipient of the 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2005 and 2008 IVI-IPO Best Alderman Awards and the 1997 and 2009 Leon Despres Award. In addition to being a community leader, she is also a wife and mother of two children. As with everything SEPAC does, this is a bi-partisan effort.

Information on-line. For reservations, via email. or contact Donna Childs at the SEAOI office at 312/726.4165, ext. 200.

   September 15 , Wednesday

History Coming Home: Reflections on Home & HopeBrad Hunt lectures on Thinking about Public Housing: Bridging Memory and Public Policy, for the National Public Housing Museum, at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, Chicago, September 1, 2010

9:30 a.m, - National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1431 W. Taylor
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum
Free event

Lecture by Commissioner Deverra Beverly, CHA Commissioner, NPHM Founding Chair
& ABLA President
.

Information: on-line. RSVP to Jordan Glover, 312/996.0834, or via email, no later than noon on the Tuesday before the tour.

Justice: Housing as a Human Right

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: 1Keith L. Magee, Executive Director of the National Public Housing Museum, lectures on Justice: Housing as a Human Right at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, September 15, 2010

Lecture by Keith L. Magee, Executive Director, National Public Housing Museum.

The history of public housing is very complex. While there has been the illumination of drugs, violence, and stolen childhoods, there have also been flower gardens, helpful neighbors, and hope for the future. Which is the true story of public housing? Both scenarios have existed at different times, and often at the same time.. The story of public housing is complex, but it starts with a simple truth—that all people need a home.

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

   September 16 , Thursday

AIA/Chicago's Professional Development Conference

7:15 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Renaissance Chicago Hotel, One West Wacker Drive, at State
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$200.00 before September 1, $225.00 after for full AIA members- see registration information for full schedule of fees and options

The AIA Chicago 2010 Professional Development Conference combines forward-thinking industry education with actionable AIA/Chicago Professional Development Conference features James Cramer, Kermit Baker, and Peter Bohlin, September 16, 2010concepts you can implement immediately to get your practice and career moving forward. Gain a wealth of knowledge, refine your professional skills and network with your peers during this solid day of presentations by outstanding industry leaders. This years twelve education sessions center around the topics of Practice Track, The Green of Green Track, and Architects Taking the Lead Track. Plenary sessions include:

  • Breakfast Plenary: Moving Forward: Design Entrepreneurship. with James Cramer, The Greenway Group
  • Luncheon Plenary: Charting the Recovery in the Design Professions, with Kermit Baker, Ph.D., Hon. AIA, AIA Chief Economist
  • Evening Plenary: The Nature of Circumstance, with Peter Bohlin, FAIA, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Registration brochure on-line. Information and registration on-line.

The Evolution of the Chicago Bascule Bridge

12:00 noon., Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum, 376 N. Michigan, at the riverJim Phillips founder of chicagoloopbridges.com will discuss The Evolution of the Chicago Bascule Bridge at the Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum,
Sponsor: Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum
Free Event

Jim Phillips, founder of chicagoloopbridges.com, will explore how the now-ubiquitous Chicago bascule evolved and why this is the predominant bridge style spanning the Chicago River

Reservations recommended but not required, call 312/939.0490, ext. 23. Information on-line.

Chicago’s Emerald Necklace

12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd floor, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West Washington
Sponsor: Landmarks Illinois
Free EventSusan Benjamin and Jean Follett discuss Chicago's Emerald Necklace at a Landmarks Illinois Preservation Snapshots lecture September 16, 2010

1869 Chicago had one of its best ideas ever: the creation of a boulevard and park system that would encircle the city from north to south. For the next 70 years, this extraordinary vision would guide and shape Chicago’s outward expansion. Join historians Susan Benjamin and Jean Follett as they give us a guided tour of the boulevards, the buildings along them and the stories they tell us about Chicago’s ethnic and economic history.

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.

Peter Bohlin: The Nature of Circumstance

5:45 p.m., reception; 6:30 p.m., lecture. - Renaissance Chicago Hotel, One West Wacker Drive, at StatePeter  Bohlin lectures on The Nature of Circumstance and the work of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson for AIA Chicago
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
$30.00

Peter Bohlin, FAIA, 2010 Gold Medalist of the American Institute of Architects. The New Yorker’s architecture critic, Paul Goldberger, Hon. AIA, calls Bohlin “an architect’s architect.” Bohlin, whose design credits include the Apple stores in Chicago and New York, will speak on The Nature of Circumstance and the work of his firm, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. This event is open to the public and is part of AIA Chicago’s Professional Development Conference.

Conference registration brochure on-line. Information and registration on-line.

The Great Houses of Chicago, with Stuart Cohen and Susan Benjamin

6:00 p.m. - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 50 E. Erie
Sponsor: The Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America
Free for Chicago-Midwest ICA&CA members; $20.00 for non-members Space limited, advance registration required.co-authors Stuart Cohen and Susan Benjamin discuss their book, The Great Houses of Chicago, at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, for the Chicago-Midwest Capter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and ClassicalAmerica, September 16, 2010

Co-authors of the book, Great Houses of Chicago: 1871–1921, architect Stuart Cohen and historian Susan Benjamin present an illustrated lecture exploring a selection of historical homes of Chicago society, their architects, and their owners. While great attention has been paid to the Prairie School, the houses of Solon Beman, Burnham and Root, Pond and Pond, Frost and Granger, Howard Shaw, and David Adler have been largely overlooked. Adventurous, civic-minded, and newly rich Chicago clients hired these architects and the savviest art and antiques dealers to design and furnish private houses that ultimately defined Chicago as a center of American capitalism, culture, and architecture. Along Prairie Avenue, Lake Shore Drive, and Astor Street, the Armours, McCormicks, Pullmans, and Ryersons immortalized their place among Chicago’s elite with mansions that ranged from Richardsonian Romanesque to Beaux-Arts Classicism and the Prairie Style.

A reception with refreshments will follow.

Registration on-line. Information: on-line.

   September 17 , Friday

PARK(ing) Day 2010 - installation in Logan SquareArchitcture for Humanity's Chicago Chapter transforms parking spaces in Logan Square into a temporary public park for PARK(ing) Day 2010, September 17, 2010

all day event - 2338 North Milwaukee
SponsorL PARK(ing) Day 2010, Architecture for Humanity, Chicago Chapter

Free event

As part of an annual grassroots event called “PARK(ing) Day,” on Friday, September 17th, Architecture for Humanity Chicago is changing parking spaces in Logan Square into a venue for public activity. Essentially a temporary public park, the day-long installation morphs asphalt and concrete into a verdant streetscape featuring planters, benches, and open space that invites visitors to relax and engage with other members of the community. The installation will feature several events with partnering area groups during the day and evening, including yoga and gardening demonstrations. And yes, all the day’s meter stickers will be posted.

Information on-line.

   September 18, Saturday

Song About Buildings and Moods

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - tours depart from the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington
Sponsor: Accessible Contemporary Music
$20.00, must be booked on-line

Songs About Buildings and Moods celebrates Chicago's spectacular architectural legacy in music. Six Chicago composers will compose new works inspired by five landmark buildings in downtown Chicago. The works will be performed live. Guided tours Songs About Buildings and Moods - iconic Chicago buildings inspires local Chicago composers original compositions, September 18, 2010will depart from the Chicago Cultural Center and guides will impart background information on the buildings and how each building inspired the composer musically. A final reception will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center in the Chicago Rooms, which will is featuring the exhibition, Louis Sullivan's Idea.

Program:
The Monadnock Building by Dave Hampton and Seth Boustead (scored for violin, cello and French horn); The Marquette Building by Jason Raynovich (scored for flute, trumpet, violin, viola and cello); The Tiffany Dome at the Cultural Center by Amos Gillespie (scored for clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello and percussion); The Aqua Tower by Randall West (scored for clarinet, violin, cello and electronics) and The Bertoia Sculpture by Kyle Vegter (scored for 2 violins and electronics). Performers include Alyson Berger, Robin Clevenger, David Keller, Alica Poot and KT Somero.

Purchase tickets on-line. Information: 773/334.3650 and on-line.

   September 19, Sunday

The École des Beaux Arts of Lake Forest:

3:00 p.m. - Lake Forest Library, 360 E. Deerpath
Sponsor: Lake Forest Historical Society
Free event

Scott Mehaffey, Landscape Coordinator for the City of Chicago, will discuss The Foundation for Architecture and Landscape Architecture. When launched in Lake Forest in 1926, its founders had grand plans. They sought to establish an annual summer academy, modeled after the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, which would be the watchword in modern, collaborative education for student architects and landscape architects. “A working for the future of America and its expanding beauty,” they called it.
For five years, it looked like they would succeed, but their timing was unlucky. The Depression intervened – the era of great country estates drew to a close – and by 1935, the Foundation had to close its doors.

Information: on-line.

   September 20, Monday

Photovoltaic and Solar Systems

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Häfele Chicago showroom, 154 W. Hubbard
Sponsor: Häfele America Company - Chicago Showroom, Trainor Glass Company
Free event
AIA learning units pendingPhotovoltaic and Solar Systems, presentation at Hafele America Chicago Showroom, September 20, 2010

A design and installation seminar devoted to the 21st century field of Solar Photovoltaic Systems. Learn the features & benefits of different types of applications, and see examples of the industry's best practices. Notably, there is also a discussion of sample budget figures and government incentives. Learning Objectives:
• How solar PV systems function and install
• How solar Thermal systems function and install
• How BIPV (building integrated photovoltaics) function and install.
• Budgetary pricing and economic incentives for all solar systems.

Registration on-line. Information: on-line.

Jurgen Bey

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
$10.00 members, $15.00 for non-members, $5.00 students and SAIC faculty and staff

Dutch designer Jurgen Bey is known for investigating the emotional meaning of everyday objects in order to highlight their overlooked attributes. As he explains, “I appreciate the unsung qualities of things that most people would consider clumsy, unwanted, or no longer cool. Instead of treating them as waste, I let people look at them in a new way.” Conceptually-driven and playful projects such as Slow Car (2007), which takes the ubiquitous cubicle out on the road serving as a “desk that you can drive,” or the Tree-Trunk Bench (1999), produced in collaboration with influential Dutch design collective Droog, feature Bey’s trademark reuse of materials and reworking of old traditions, as well as the privileging of social rather than economic concerns.
Studio Makkink & Bey was founded in 2002 in Rotterdam by Jurgen Bey and his partner Rianne Makkink. Bey is currently the director of the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and senior design tutor at the Royal College of Art in London.

His work will appear in the upcoming exhibition Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design, that explores how contemporary practitioners are sharing resources, ideas, and ways of making across all disciplines of architecture and design. The resulting new projects are helping us further our relationships with the world around us. The exhibition will be on display in galleries 283-285 in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute from December 11, 2010-July 20, 2011.

Information: 312/443.3631; Information and registration on-line.

   September 21 , Tuesday

Deep Foundations/Lateral Earth Support

8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.. University Center of Chicago, 525 S. State, Lake Room, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$300.00 members, $375.00 non-members, advance reservations required.; after September 7, $375.00 and $475.00, respectively. Lunch is included in the cost of the program.
8 hours continuing education credit

This presentation, led by instructors from GEI and AECOM, will refresh Illinois Structural Engineers in foundation engineering as it relates to the analysis and design deep foundations and deep excavations in an urban setting. The instructors will also address
performance monitoring and verification of structural performance of permanent and temporary structures.
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Morning - Deep Foundations (8:00 to 12:00)

  • Geotechnical Exploration, Testing and Reporting (what to look for)
  • IBC Seismic Site Classification (what does it really mean)
  • Lateral Loading of Deep Foundations (Broms to LPile)
  • Driven Foundations
  • Drilled Foundation
  • Deep Foundation Construction, Inspection and Post Construction Testing

    Afternoon – Lateral Earth Support (12:30 to 5:00)
  • Overview of Earth Retention (Sheeting, Soldier Pile & Lagging and Slurry Walls)
  • Jet Grout and Soil Nail Walls
  • Secant Pile Walls
  • Performance Monitoring and Verification
  • Case Histories (Infinity Tower and Capital Mall) Walton

Information and registration form on-line. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Elizabeth O'Connor at the SEAOI office at 312/726.4165, ext. 301.

CSI Chicago Chapter Meeting and Program: Growing Impact of Green Codes

5:00 p.m., registration, 5:30 p.m., dinner, 6:30 p.m., program, the Union League, 65 W. Jackson
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute
Complimentary for CSI Chicago members, $45.00 non-members

Alan Bilka, R.A., Senior Staff Architect, International Code Council, will present the "in progress” development of the ICC Green Construction Code (IgCC version 1) recently released for use and public review with a presentation of the most current status of the code development following the end of the first public review period and the August 2010 public hearings held by ICC. IgCC will be presented in the context of the other sustainable rating systems & standards such as LEED, ASHRAE 189.1. , ICC 700 and other voluntary standards and developing regulatory requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the code writing, compilation and review process and the resulting version 1 of the IgCC code.
  • Distinguish the importance and differences between mandatory sustainable code requirements and voluntary sustainable guidelines.
  • Compare the content of version 1 and the "in progress" review and potential changes to version 2 of the first sustainable "code" to be offered as mandatory regulatory requirements to be used by AHJ's all around the country.
  • Recognize the importance and impact of "green" sustainable design principles, practices, and outcomes,
  • Analyze how to construct a regulatory vehicle that provides a base line standard with the consistency desired by the regulatory and development community and the flexibility desired by the design and engineering community.

Registration and info on-line.

Moving America Forward: Federal Transportation Reauthorization

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

America's current transportation system—the network of highways, railroads, public transportation, walkways, and bikeways — serves as the backbone of our economy, connects our communities, and provides access to the American Dream of opportunity foKathleen Woodruff of Transportation for America lectures on Moving America Forward: Federal Transportation Reauthorization, for APA Chicago, r all. But today, the system is both incomplete and threatened.

America deserves a modern transportation system, one that runs efficiently, is funded wisely, and provides Americans more options to ensure we all can get where we need to go regardless of age, ability or income. Kathleen Woodruff from Transportation for America will share how the authorization of the next six-year federal surface transportation bill is a historic opportunity to transform our transportation system to make it more modern and accountable.

Information: 312/431.9100 or on-line

Urban Trees, Urban Soils, and Stormwater Management

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

After several hundred years of planting trees in cities under pavements, the typical US street tree still only averages 13 years before dying. In dense urban areas, green infrastructure options are limited to green roofs, green walls, and urban trees. Recent groundbreaking research has shown a direct cause and effect between soil volumes and tree size. Large trees are orders of magnitude more effective than small trees at providing ecological services such as stormwater management, pollution abatement, heat island temperature reduction; and economic services such as prolonging material lifecycles, increasing real estate values and reducing traffic speeds and street crime. Peter MacDonagh, ASLA, The Kestrel Design Group, Minneapolis), will focus on the need for greater soil volumes under pavement to grow large trees and fulfill regulatory stormwater requirements in urban environments. The MARQ2 project in Minneapolis (the North and South Transit streets for the City) and the Olympic Village for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, will be presented as case studies.

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

Dan Pitera: More People, More Programs, More Geographies

6:00 p.m. - Archeworks, 625 North Kingsbury, at Ontario
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free event, space limited, RSVP requested.Architect Dan Pitera lectures on More People, More Programs, More Geographies at Archeworks, Chicago, September 21, 2010

Internationally renowned architect and installation artist Dan Pitera will discuss his evolving body of work and innovative approach to urban design in Detroit, drawing from a forthcoming book. Pitera is a political and social activist masquerading as an architect. He is presently the Executive Director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. With the view that “design” is an essential force in establishing human relations, the Design Center is dedicated to fostering university and community partnerships that create inspired and sustainable neighborhoods and spaces for all people. The sustainability and regeneration of any neighborhood lies in the hands of its residents. Thus, the Design Center provides not only design services but also empowers residents to facilitate their own process of urban regeneration.

RSVP on-line. Information on-line.

Building a Furnace-free House in Chicagoland

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

Presentation by Tom Bassett-Dilley, Architect; Marko Spiegel, CTI; Mary Chris Jaklevic, Homeowner

Learn what it takes to build an ultra-efficient, furnace-free house on an urban lot. Members of the project team for the Jaklevic/Schuster home in Oak Park will discuss how they dramatically reduced energy use with thick insulation and an airtight shell, inspired by German passive houses. The house is heated by the sun, appliances and occupants’ bodies. Presenters will explain how superinsulation, solar orientation, compactness, mechanical systems, lighting and appliance selection factor into the energy-efficient 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.

Profession: Architecte- Jacques Ferrier

6:30 p.m. - Alliance Française of Chicago, 54 W. Chicago
Sponsor: Alliance Française of ChicagoJacques Ferrier, author of Hypergreen, will lecture at the Alliance Francaise of Chicago, September 21, 2010
Free for members; $10.00 non-members

A talk (in English) with Jacques Ferrier, author of Hypergreen and champion of architecture for a sustainable society. His optimistic and humanist vision of the future city is well expressed by the French Pavilion for the Shanghai World Exhibition 2010 through the theme of the "Sensual City". Brian Lee, from the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, will introduce Ferrier.

Register on-line. Information: on-line.

   September 22 , Wednesday

Architecture for Change Summit

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. - registration, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., programs, Performing Arts theater, University of Illinois at Chicago, EPASWArchitecture for Change Summit addresses affordable housing, University of Illinois at Chicago, September 22-24, 2010 Building, 1040 W. Harrison
Sponsor: Architecture for Change Summit
General registration $75.00 students $35.00, Friday tours $45.00
Continuing education credits available

Opening night of three-day conference where architects, developers and affordable housing activists address the affordable housing crisis.

  • Affirm the ways design matters in the affordable housing crisis;
  • Hear about the dedicated work of nationally recognized affordable housing design advocates;
  • Understand how conventional housing development practices and policies impede affordable, appropriate and sustainable housing design; and
  • Mobilize support for meaningful and inclusive change in these practices and policies.

Tonight's program includes welcoming remarks by Roberta Feldman and others; and a panel Why Change is Necessary, with Teddy Cruz and Michael Pyatok, Roberta Feldman, moderator.

Registration on-line. Information on-line.

What About Us?: The Residents of Public HousingBrad Hunt lectures on Thinking about Public Housing: Bridging Memory and Public Policy, for the National Public Housing Museum, at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, Chicago, September 1, 2010

9:30 a.m, - National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1431 W. Taylor
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum
Free event

Lecture by
Francine Washington, NPHM Board & Washington Park resident.

Information: on-line. RSVP to Jordan Glover, 312/996.0834, or via email, no later than noon on the Tuesday before the tour.

Chicago Architecture in Motion

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Filmmakers
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.Todd Lillethun, Program Director of Chicago Filmmakers lectures on Chicago Architecture in Motion at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, September 22, 2010
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Todd Lillethun, Program Director, Chicago Filmmakers.

Studio films often use Chicago as a backdrop for another city or another time. In this program, past and present unite as the buildings are pulled out of the background and into the limelight. Experience architecture through cinema with these featured historic documentaries and new experimental works. Some titles will be included in a longer program playing on Saturday, September 25, while others will be exclusive to this special CAF event.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

R+D Symposium [Geek is Good]

2:30 - 5:30 p.m. various locations, opening reception 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Trump Tower
Sponsor: Architect Magazine, Hanley Wood LLC
$250.00
Education credits for individual events

Opening day of this two day symposium includes a choice of three tour tracks:

  • Tall Buildings 3 HSW LUs
    Go inside two of the newest towers to grace Chicago’s skyline, and see first-hand the systems employed.
    Aqua Tower, Studio Gang
  • Engineered Details 3 HSW LUs
    Showcasing projects with innovative structural systems, and the lessons learned during the design process.
    111 South Wacker Drive by Goettsch Partners
    Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Krueck & Sexton Architects
  • Green Design & Adaptive Reuse 3 SD/HSW LUs
    Explore how sustainable design can be seamlessly integrated and added into existing and historic structures.
    The Modern Wing, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, tour led by Zoë Ryan, Neville Bryan Curator of Design and Acting John H. Bryan Curatorial Chair of Architecture and Design, Art Institute of Chicago

Registration on-line. Information on-line.

Fellowship Mentoring Session

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago
Free event

AIA Chicago will host a mentoring session for Fellowship candidates. Potential Fellows can meet one-on-one with recently elevated Fellows to review their progress on the Fellowship applications, answer questions and give constructive feedback on their submittals. This review session is also open to people assisting candidates with their submissions (e.g. marketing staff); however, it is highly recommended that the candidate attends the session. The deadline for Fellowship submissions to AIA National is October 15, 2010 before 5:00 pm, Eastern Time.

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

   September 23 , Thursday

Architecture for Change Summit

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - registration, 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., programs, Performing Arts theater, University of Illinois at Chicago, EPASWArchitecture for Change Summit addresses affordable housing, University of Illinois at Chicago, September 22-24, 2010 Building, 1040 W. Harrison
Sponsor: Architecture for Change Summit
General registration $75.00 students $35.00, Friday tours $45.00
Continuing education credits available

Second day of three-day conference where architects, developers and affordable housing activists address the affordable housing crisis.

Participants for today's nine programs includes Charles McAfee, Dan Pitera, Casius Pealer, David Baker, Sergio Palleroni, and others.

Registration on-line. Information on-line.

R+D Symposium [Geek is Good]

8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash
Sponsor: Architect Magazine, Hanley Wood LLC
$250.00
Education credits for individual events

Closing day of this two day symposium includes a keynote by Matthew Herman, presentation of the Fourth Annual R+D Awards, a lunch keynote with Blaine Brownell, as well as case studies from Thomas Phifer, Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen, and a closing panel on developing an R&D Practice with Sheila Kennedy, James Tichenor and Nicolas Holt.

Registration on-line. Information on-line.

Specification Writing: A Critical Element in Project Success

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

Well written, project coordinated specifications are critical to the success of communicating a project’s design intent. Renee Doktorczyk, AIA, CCS SCIP (ArchiTech Consulting Inc.), and Dean Walker, AIA, CCS, SCIP (Dean Walker – Specifications), two of Chicago’s top independent specifiers, will discuss current specification practices and the role of the specifier in the integrated project process. You will leave the seminar with a better understanding of what makes a good specification and how drawings and specs go hand in hand. Bring your lunch or purchase a cafeteria ticket in the first-floor store.

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

Saarinen/Girard/Kiley - Miller House: An American Icon

6:00 p.m., reception, 7:00 p.m., lecture - Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Friends of Historic Second Church
$10.00

The Miller House was built for J. Irwin and Xenia Miller between 1953 and 1957 in Columbus, Indian, one of the architectural R. Craig Miller of the Indianapolis Museum of Art will discuss Eero Saarinen's house for J. Irwin and Xenia Miller, at the Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago, September 23, 2010meccas of the United States. The complex is the result of the exceptional collaboration of three major designers - the architect Eero Saarinen, interior designer Alexander Girard, and landscape architect Dan Kiley - and is now recognized as one one of the finest examples of mid-twentieth-century modern design. R. Craig Miller, Senior Curator of Design Arts the Indianapolis Museum of Art, will explore the design and renovation of this extraordinary complex.

Information: 1/800.657.0687 and on-line.

   September 24 , Friday

Architecture for Change Summit

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - registration, 8:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., programs, Performing Arts theater, University of Illinois at Chicago, EPASW Building, 1040 W. Harrison. 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., tours
Sponsor: Architecture for Change Summit
General registration $75.00 students $35.00, Friday tours $45.00
Continuing education credits available

Closing day of three-day conference where architects, developers and affordable housing activists address the affordable housing crisis.

Participants for today's five programs includes Patrick Clancy, Kathy Dorgan, Sherry Ahrentzen, Royce Yeater, and others. Three tours will follow in the afternoon, conducted by Peter Landon of Landon Bone Baker Architects, Jane Sloss of Chicago Associates Planners and Architects (CAPA), and Susan King of Harley Ellis Devereaux..

Registration on-line. Information on-line.

AISC Steel Day Cruise Chicago

11:45 a.m., boarding, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., event, board Summer of George on the northeast side of State Street bridge
Sponsor: American Institute of Steel Construction
Free event, registration required, please register by September 10th. Space limited.

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) invites you to a special SteelDay celebration on the Chicago River. This event is free of charge. Join your peers, colleagues and other industry professionals for a networking lunch aboard 'Summer of George' while cruising past some of Chicago's most famous steel framed buildings. Following the event, guests are invited to cross the street and visit AISC's offices to meet some of our staff.

Registration on-line. Information on-line.

   September 25 , Saturday

The Power of Preservation

7:00 - 10:00 p.m, - The Historic Sears Power House (Charles H. Shaw Technology Center), 931 South Homan
Sponsor: Preservation Chicago
$85.00 in advance, $100.00 at the door

Preservation Chicago’s annual fundraising event celebrates the power of preservation with the re-use of one of Chicago's historic The Power of Preservation, Preservation Chicago's fall fundraiser at The Historic Sears Power House, Chicago, September 25, 2010buildings that has been repurposed as the Henry Ford Academy: Power House High, charter school. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was designed by Chicago architect George C. Nimmons in 1905 as the main power station for the Sears retail complex. In 2009, Doug Farr and Associates restored it, cleverly using innovative green technology while incorporating such exciting Industrial age elements as the 40-ton gantry crane and coal hoppers.

The party includes open bar, superb hors d'oeuvres, the dynamic sounds of the Corey Wilkes quartet and Preservation Chicago's always popular silent auction; all for $85 in advance or $100 at the door. Preservation Chicago is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to save and protect Chicago’s irreplaceable historic architecture. All monies raised will go directly to funding that mission and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Purchase tickets: on-line. Information, call 773/334.8800 or via e-mail or online.

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

   September 28 , Tuesday

The Chicago Office Market: Downtown versus Suburbs

7:45 - 9:15 a.m. - Main Lounge, the Union League, 65 West Jackson
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago
$50.00 members, $65.00 non-members

A discussion of the Chicago office market with a team of market leaders representing ownership, leasing, and capital markets to discuss current trends and opportunities in both the downtown and suburban office markets, including current leasing trends, opportunities in distressed assets, recent property sales, and forecasts for recovery within each market. Panelists:

  • Jack F. McKinney, President, J.F. McKinney & Associates
  • Joseph I. Neverauskas, Senior Vice President, BPG Properties, Ltd.
  • James J. Postweiler, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Casey R. Wold, Senior Managing Director, Tishman Speyer

Registration and information 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.
AIA/CEU: 2

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.

Diagnosing the Gingerbread District Port-au-Prince, Haiti

6:00 p.m.,refreshments, 6:30 p.m., presentation, AIA/Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: Association for Preservation Technology, Western Great Lakes Chapter
Free for members, $5.00 non-members
HSW: 1

Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 Mw with the epicenter only 25 km, west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. With a loss of life estimated at 300l,000 and ten times that amount left homeless it is the greatest recorded natural disaster experienced in the western hemisphere.

Stephen J. Kelley of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) visited Port-au-Prince in the last week of April 2010 as part of a Stephen J. Kelley of Wiss, Janney, Elstner talks about Diagnosing the Gingerbread District Port-au-Prince, Haiti for APT Western Great Lakes Chapter at AIA Chicago, team developed by the World Monuments Fund and the International Council on Monuments and Sites. The purpose of the visit was to take part in rapid earthquake damage assessment of the homes in the Gingerbread Historic District following the earthquake. The Gingerbread houses are analogous to the Victorian era homes in the U.S. THE WMF-ICOMOS team, a mix of American and Haitian Nationals assessed more than 200 of the estimated 300 structures. Stephen J. Kelley will describe the process, the buildings themselves, and the recommendations of their team.

Information on-line.

   September 29 , Wednesday

From the Projects to Politics: My Story in Public HousingBrad Hunt lectures on Thinking about Public Housing: Bridging Memory and Public Policy, for the National Public Housing Museum, at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, Chicago, September 1, 2010

9:30 a.m, - National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1431 W. Taylor
Sponsor: National Public Housing Museum
Free event

Lecture by
Senator Mattie Hunter, Illinois State Senator & Robert Taylor Homes alum.

Information: on-line. RSVP to Jordan Glover, 312/996.0834, or via email, no later than noon on the Tuesday before the tour.

Vanished Public Spaces: Office Building Modernization during the Great Depression

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michiganarchitecturial historial Jean Guarino lectures on Vanished Public Spaces: Office Building Modernization during the Great Depression, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, September 29, 2010
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Filmmakers
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Lecture by Jean Guarino, architectural historian.

Modernization was all the rage during the 1930s, as downtown property owners desperately sought ways to attract and retain tenants in a hyper-competitive market. From enameled glass to rubber tile flooring, Guarino discusses the latest innovations in modernity during this era, as seen in the Monadnock building and others.

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

Jens Jensen 150th Birthday Celebration

6:00 p.m. - Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1359 N. SacramentoJulia S. Bachrach and Edward Torrez lecture on the history and restoration of Chicago's Humboldt Boathouse on the ocassion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jens Jensen, September 29th, 2010
Free event, open to the public

Julia S. Bachrach, Chicago Park District Historian will present Humboldt Park: Jens Jensen's Living Laboratory. Jensen’s redesign of Humboldt Park between 1906 and 1908 provided him with an exciting opportunity. He had lived in the neighborhood for several years and had served as the park’s superintendent in the 1890s. Inspired by natural Midwestern scenery, Jensen created the park’s prairie river, edging it with native plants, rocky cascades, and stepping stone paths. He also Julia S. Bachrach and Edward Torrez lecture on the history and restoration of Chicago's Humboldt Boathouse on the ocassion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jens Jensen, September 29th, 2010incorporated Prairie style architecture in to the park, most notably the Boat House and Refectory designed by Schmidt, Garden and Martin.

Edward Torrez, AIA, Principal at BauerLatoza Studio, presents The Boathouse: Then and Now. He will show the meticulous process undertaken by the firm to restore this landmark building which originally housed boat storage, concessions, and provided a warming shelter for ice skaters and a public gathering space for summertime. The 2002 restoration project has won a number of awards including the Richard H. Driehaus Preservation Project of the Year.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Michael Van Valkenburgh: Recent Parks and Projects in the Public Realm

6:00 p.m. - Crown Hall, lower level, 3360 S. StateMichael van Valkenburgh lectures on Recent Parks and Projects in the Public Realm at Crown Hall, IIT, September 29t, 2010
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Michael Van Valkenburgh, principal, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.

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

Working with an Architect

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, SPPR
Free event

Presented by three licensed AIA Architects that own their own residential housing focused firms who will speak 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.
If available, please bring drawings or ideas pertinent to your project.

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

   September 30 , Thursday

Chicago’s Next Great Project : GATEWAY – The Team, the Deal – and 14 Million Square Feet

5:30 p.m. - registration and reception, 6:30 p.m.,, panel presentation and discussion, Congress Lounge, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan
Sponsor: the Gerald Fogelson Forum on Real Estate

Panelists will include Tim Desmond, President, Central Station Development, Richard Levy, Attorney, Ungaretti & Harris LLP, and David A. Haymes, COO and Principal, Pappageorge/Haymes. Gerald Fogelson, President, The Fogelson Companies, will moderate.

Information: 312/281.3269. Information and registration on-line.

Chicago's modern marvels - after-hours tour of Robie House and Crown Hall

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. -trolley buses leave from S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State, Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn every half hour begining at 7:00 p.m.
Sponsors: Mies van der Rohe Society, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
$35.00 for Preservation Trust & Mies Society members; $40.00 non-members

Open houses featuring two of Chicago´s modern marvels on Chicago´s South Side: Frank the Mies van der Rohe Society and Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation presents Chicago's modern marvels - after-hours tour of Robie House and Crown Hall, September 30, 2010Lloyd Wright´s Robie House (in its centennial year) and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe´s S. R. Crown Hall, featuring a festive evening exploring both spaces with cocktails and appetizers and experts on the restoration of these extraordinary icons. Start at either location and enjoy a guided tour or simply wander the spectacular spaces on your own. Transportation between the two sites is provided to allow guests time to explore both architectural wonders.

Purchase tickets on-line. Information: on-line.