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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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Northwestern Memorial Hospital Master Plan
12:15 P.M. - Brown Bag Presentation
Chicago Cultural Center Claudia Cassidy Theater
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown

Speakers Ralph Weber and Anne Bolger will discuss the long-range development plans for Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and the constant challenge to balance the technological demands for state-of-the-art facilities that can help to deliver the highest quality health care in a dense urban context

Information: 312/726-4030

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Monthly meeting. 12:45 P.M., 33 N. LaSalle, Room 1600
Open to the public
Chicago Landmarks Permit Review Committee follows, estimated at 1:15 P.M.
July agenda (requires Acrobat Reader)

Young Architects Networking Happy Hours

5:30 - 7:30 PM,; Rivers, 30 S. Wacker Drive (at Madison)
Sponsor: Young Architects AIA.

Meet at the north end of the patio. Discussion of issues such as studying for the ARE, community service projects, charettes and design competitions, tours of firms and buildings, lectures.

Information: brett.taylor@dmjm.com

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.

ARE Study Hall and Starbuck's®

4:00-9:00 P.M., Rivers, 53 W. Jackson, #315
Anyone preparing for the ARE is welcome
Sponsor: Young Architects Forum and IMI

IMI has purchased the Kaplan/ALS study materials and is offering its Loop office as a study hall. Starbuck's® coffee will be provided. Participants may bring a sack dinner or snacks.

Information: Cecile Bolek, 312/935-1242

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.

Annual Work Session

12:00 noon, AIA Chicago, Merchandise Mart, #1049
Sponsor: Planning and Urban Affairs PIA

Collectively develop ideas and themes for presentations on urban planning and related topics on the built environment. The group will review and comment on past presentations, with a focus on those involving other PIA's and related agencies for groups. Bring lunch, beverages provided.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Big and Green/ Chicago Green Exhibition tour
10:15-11:00 A.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 45-minute gallery tours.

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

Current Trends in Fire-Stopping

12:00 noon - Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: Technical Issues PIA
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

An overview of fire-stopping systems, methods and materials, with focus on installation techniques and strategies, trends and current industry practices. Bill McHugh, executive director of Firestop Contractors International Association will be among the industry experts to speak. Bring lunch (no cafeteria service.)

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Egypt in America

12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E Randolph, 5th Floor East Meeting Room
Sponsor: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Free Event

Heather Plaza-Manning, Society of Architectural Historians

A review of Egyptian-Revival architecture

Information: 312/922.1742

Chicago Plan Commission

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

Archeworks Open House

5:30-8:00 P.M. - 625 N. Kingsbury (at Ontario)
Spaces available for 2004-05 academic year. Scholarships and financial aid available.
5:30 P.M. - Archeworks site tour
6:30 P.M. - Learn about Archeworks' post-degree program and how to participate
7:00 P.M. - Presentation of 2004-05 Archeworks Projects
Sponsor: Archeworks
Refreshments will be served.

Archeworks is an alternative design school where postgraduate students work in multidisciplinary teams with nonprofit partners to create design solutions for social concerns.

Rsvp/Info: www.archeworks.org 312/867.7254, ext. 13

City Hall's Green Roof

9:15 a.m. sharp- 121 N. LaSalle Street (LaSalle Street entrance)
Sponsor: Environment PIA
Limited to 16 participants. Sturdy shoes are required; steep stair climb to roof.
Non-member price: $15.00 - non-members accommodated if space is available.

Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

The first municipal green roof in U.S. Learn how the city documented benefits; what plants grow well, what wildlife has moved in, and how the roof mediates the urban heat island effect compared to roof over those laggards in the adjoining County Building.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Home Concrete Homes

5:30 P.M.- Evanston Public Library
Sponsor: Housing PIA
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1.5 LU/HSW

Dan Kolb, vice president of product development at Prestress Engineering Corporation and Marty McIntyre, executive director of the Precast/Prestressed Producers of Illinois and Wisconsin, will introduce precast concrete, with an emphasis on developments in the Chicago area. Single-family, townhome and apartment projects will be discussed, along with issues such as cost saving ideas, fire resistance, insulation, faster construction and form liner design options.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Tour of OWP/P Architects

5:45 P.M.- 111 West Washington, #2100
Sponsor: Young Architects Forum
Non-member price: $15.00 - Limited to 30 participants.
Learning units: 1 LU

Tour led by Charles Smith, AIA, president of AIA Chicago and principal of OWP/P, founded in 1958, a leader in education, corporate, retail/mixed-used, civic facilities and health-care markets..

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

City Hall's Green Roof

9:15 a.m. sharp- 121 N. LaSalle Street (LaSalle Street entrance)
Sponsor: Environment PIA
Limited to 16 participants. Sturdy shoes are required; steep stair climb to roof.
Non-member price: $15.00 - non-members accommodated if space is available.

Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

The first municipal green roof in U.S. Learn how the city documented benefits; what plants grow well, what wildlife has moved in, and how the roof mediates the urban heat island effect compared to roof over those laggards in the adjoining County Building.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Millennium Park Art, Architecture and Landscape Symposium

Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago (Use Columbus Drive entrance)
1:00- 8:00 P.M.
Sponsor: Architecture & Design Society of the Art Institute
$20.00 for each panel (or $50.00 for all three) for Architecture & Design Society Members;
$25.00 for each panel (or $60.00 for all three) for the general public
$10.00 for each panel (or $25.00 for all three) for students with a current I.D.

To order tickets: call 312-443-7300 or email: archsoc@artic.edu

The Landscape of Millennium Park
1:00 - 2:30 P.M.

Panel Discussion with Kathryn Gustafson, Terry Guen, Piet Oudolf and Robert Israel. Moderator: Ed Uhlir, Millennium Park Project Design Director

The Art of Millennium Park
3:30-5:00 P.M.

Panel Discussion with Anish Kapoor and Jaume Plensa. Also participating are Mark Sexton of Krueck and Sexton and Craig Webb of Gehry Associates.
Moderator: Tony Jones, President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Co-CEO of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Architecture of Millennium Park
6:00-8:00 P.M.

Panel Discussion with Frank Gehry, Tom Beeby and Blair Kamin.
Moderator: Charlie Rose of PBS

Humboldt Park Walking Tour

Location: TBA
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Sponsor: Friends of the Parks
$5:00

Walk through historic Humboldt Park and see recently completed restorations.

Info: 312/857.2757

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.

ARE Study Hall and Starbuck's®

4:00-9:00 P.M., Rivers, 53 W. Jackson, #315
Anyone preparing for the ARE is welcome
Sponsor: Young Architects Forum and IMI

IMI has purchased the Kaplan/ALS study materials and is offering its Loop office as a study hall. Starbuck's® coffee will be provided. Participants may bring a sack dinner or snacks.

Information: Cecile Bolek, 312/935-1242

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
5:30 - 6:30 P.M..
2430 N. Cannon Drive
$15 00.
For reservations, please call 312.922.3432, ext. 905.

Sustainability features integrated in the museum stem from the building's form and site orientation. The compact design enabled over 30,000 square feet of landscape to be returned to parkland. Thomas Mozina, project architect of Perkins & Will, and the education staff of the nature museum give a tour of the building's green features.

Held in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Foundation's exhibit, Big & Green and Chicago Green, continuing throughout July at 224 S. Michigan

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

Green Architecture in the Loop walking tour
10:15 A.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.


     

 

 


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