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Primitively designed and luridly colored, this is your one-stop resource for
architectural events taking place in the Chicago area.

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University Center of Chicago
5:30 pm presentation; 6:15 pm building tours; 6:45-8:00 pm reception
625 S. State, just south of Congress
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown Members - $20; Nonmembers - $30

Learn about and tour University Center, a new, state-of-the-art student residence located in the heart of Chicago's Educational Corridor at State and Congress. University Center, designed as a multi-institutional community, is just steps from Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University and Roosevelt University, which jointly built this unique facility. Presenters and tour guides include the property manager Ed Bell of U.S. Equities,Scot Ferguson of Antunovich Associates and Patricia Rotondo of VOA Associates.

RSVP by July 30 to FODChicago@aol.com or by calling 312/726.4030

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Monthly meeting. 12:45 P.M., 33 N. LaSalle, Room 1600
Note: Permit Review Committee meets after Landmarks Commission - estimated start time 1:30 P.M.
Program Committee meets at 11:15 A.M. to consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places of the Chicago & North Western Railway Terminal Power House, 211 North Clinton Street; and University Apartments, 1401 and 1451 East 55th Street and 1401 and 1450 East 55th Place
Open to the public
Chicago Landmarks Permit Review Committee follows, estimated at 1:15 P.M.
August agenda (requires Acrobat Reader)

Tour: Protecting Marshall Field & Company

12:00 noon sharp- meet under clock at State and Randolph Streets
Sponsor: Historic Resources PIA
Non-member price: $15.00 - Limited to 25 participants
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

Stephen Kelley, AIA, Wiss Janney Elstner and Robert Score, AIA, McClier, lead a tour of the cathodic protection installation at Field's as a follow-up to their January presentation. The group will be escorted to the 11th floor for a presentation and viewing of the terra cotta insallation process. Hard hats and work boots must be worn.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Green Architecture in the Loop walking tour
3:30 P.M.
Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan

$12.00, $9.00 for seniors and students with valid I.D. free to Chicago Architecture Foundation and Field Museum members.

90-minute tour will show how Chicago School architects maximized natural light and air, mid-century modernists used technology to control indoor environments, and today’s designers have turned to district cooling plants and rooftop gardens.

Information: Allison Krier, 312/922.3432, ext 266.

SPAN: Small Practice Architects Network

5:45 p.m.- AIA Chicago, #1049, Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: Young Architects Forum
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1 LU

Panel discussion hosted by Derrick Bennett and David Bradley, AIA of SPAN, Small Practice Architects Network. Find out what led these architects to take the leap of faith and start their own firms. Discuss the trials and successes involved with maintaining your own firm.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Chicago Plan Commission

Monthly meeting. 1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers
Open to the public
July agenda (requires Acrobat Reader)

Farnsworth House by Bus

9:45 A.M., leaves from ArchiCenter shop, 224 S. Michigan
$50; seniors and students, $45 (CAF members, $40). Prepaid, nonrefundable reservations are required.

Tour an acknowledged masterpiece of modern residential architecture: Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois, 65 miles southwest of Chicago. Recently acquired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, Farnsworth House is one of only three homes that Mies designed in the United States. The tour fee includes transportation, admission, and guided interpretation of the house’s interior and exterior by LPCI staff.

Information: 312/922-3432, ext.240.

Hands-on Masonry Workshop

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. .- Bus leaves from south entrance of Merchandise Mart - Limited to 35 participants
Sponsor: Young Architects Forum and Technical Issues PIA, IMI
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 2LU/HSW

Learn the fundamentals and challenges of bricklaying by building brick and concrete block mock-ups under the supervision of journeymen bricklayers at Local 21 IMI Training Center, 1950 W. 43rd Street. See firsthand how the components of a cavity wall will fit together, pick up a trowel and get the feel of the materials, or just watch and learn. This tour will also address technical issues related to masonry design and workmanship. IMI will provide trowels, lunches and transportation to and from the Merchandise Mart, however, if intending to use workshop to seal up an avenged enemy, must bring own wine. If driving, arrive at training center by noon. Wear jeans and work boots.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Great Chicago Loop Flood: Mold Management

12:00 noon.- Chicago Bar Association, 312 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: Technical Issues PIA
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

What were the mold aftereffects of the Chicago floop of 1992? James Loring, PG, manager of environmental services with Engineering Consulting Services Ltd., will discuss this and other related matters. Definition of mold and health concerns associated with mold; types and cuases of mold in buildings; preventing mold growth; and elimination of existing of existing mold will also be discussed. Current regulations and litigation scenarios will be reviewed. Bring lunch (no cafeteria service.)

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Big and Green/ Chicago Green Exhibition tour
12:15 P.M.
Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Free: No reservations required.

CAF’s docents will interpret the main features of “Big & Green” and “Chicago Green”exhibits in 30-minute gallery tours.

Information: Allison Krier, 312/922.3432, ext 266.

the (Richard Nickel) transaction Ensemble

Improvisatory music group whose works play off videos of Chicago architecture. The Ensemble will among the five cutting edge ensembles performing at the Chicago Landmark Jazz Festival.. $25.00 admission includes complimentary beer and wine, food discounts, raffle entry, and viewing privileges to the Holy Family Vault archive.

Chicago Landmark Jazz Festival, 7 p.m. til midnight
Holy Family church grounds, 1080 West Roosevelt, Chicago, IL

Farnsworth House by Bus

9:45 A.M., leaves from ArchiCenter shop, 224 S. Michigan
$50; seniors and students, $45 (CAF members, $40). Prepaid, nonrefundable reservations are required.

Tour an acknowledged masterpiece of modern residential architecture: Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois, 65 miles southwest of Chicago. Recently acquired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, Farnsworth House is one of only three homes that Mies designed in the United States. The tour fee includes transportation, admission, and guided interpretation of the house’s interior and exterior by LPCI staff.

Information: 312/922-3432, ext.240.

Tour: Cultural Center Now and Ahead

5:30 p.m.- 77 E. Randolph - Meet at 5:20 p.m. in the Visitor Center on the first floor, Randolph Street entrace - limited to 30 participants
Sponsor: Historic Resources PIA
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

What's new (and old) at the Cultural Center? Renovation, restoration and modernization are planned or underway, including improving accessibility; restoring decorative plaster and painting, as well as the two stained-glass domes; and modernizing the theater and a black box studio performance space. Julie Burros, AICP, director of cultural planning for the Department of Cultural Affairs, and Tim Samuelson, city historian, are the guides.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770


     

 

 


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