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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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Big and Green Chicago- Exhibition
Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century - through September 12

Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan

Shows how large-scale green architecture can be both healthful and practical. Models and drawings illustrate how major projects around the world can be made of renewable materials and can use energy-efficient utility systems to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, improve air quality indoors and out, limit our need for landfills, conserve water, and even stave off global warming.

Big and Green/Chicago - through August
Local efforts in green design will inform “Chicago Green,” a complementary exhibit organized by CAF to run concurrently with “Big & Green.” “Chicago Green” will explain public and private initiatives behind green projects as diverse as a Lincoln Park townhouse and a biomedical research lab converted from a Mies van der Rohe engineering building at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Finalists from the recent competition for a visitors center at the new Ford Calumet Environmental Center will also be on display.

Information: http://www.architecture.org/exhibits.html
312/922-3432, ext. 266
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Lakeshore East
12:15 P.M. - Brown Bag Presentation
Chicago Cultural Center Claudia Cassidy Theater
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown

Joel Carlins of Magellan Development will give an update on the plans for Lakeshore East located in downtown Chicago at the junction of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Lakeshore East is a 26-acre mixed used development with residential, retail, a public 6-acre park and a new public school. This village in the heart of Chicago is expected to take 12 to 15 years to complete. The master plan for Lakeshore East received the prestigious 2002 National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects for excellence in urban design by, as the judges stated in their decision, recognizing the importance of scale and position so as to preserve and enhance open space and views, not only for the future residents and workers in the neighborhood, but for those who live and work there now.

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 1:30 P.M.
June agenda (requires Acrobat Reader)

Young Architects Getting Together
5:30-7:30 P.M., Rivers, 30 S. Wacker Drive (Note new location)
Free Event
Sponsor: Young Architects AIA.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Green Homes for Chicago
10:00 a.m.
Factor 10 House, 1919 N. Keeler Avenue
$20 ($15 for CAF and Field Museum members). Please call 312.922.3432, ext. 918, for reservations.

Tour of case-study homes designed to use natural heat, light, energy, and ventilation; for example, strategically placed windows, high ceilings, and whole-house fans eliminate the need for air conditioning. Other features include nontoxic adhesives and paints, energy-efficient appliances and systems, and sustainable materials such as linoleum, carpet made of recycled fibers, renewable woods, and recycled Chicago brick. Join EHDD Architecture and Ross Architecture for a 90-minute tour of two houses.

The Elusive Charnley House

6:00 PM,; Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E Ontario
Sponsor: Graham Foundation

Lecture by Richard Longstreth

The house built for James and Helen Charnley on Chicago's Gold Coast in 1891-1892 is internationally renowned, yet very little has been known about this building. Almost no primary documents survive to answer basic questions about how and why the scheme evolved with such striking results. In the course of preparing a monograph on the house, a team of six scholars uncovered significant information that sheds new light on the design of the house and its urban context. This lecture explores some of these findings, including the question of the house's authorship (Louis Sullivan versus Frank Lloyd Wright), unusual aspects of its interior design, the role the Charnleys may have had in developing the scheme, and important relationships between this design and other work of the period.

Richard Longstreth is Professor of American Studies at George Washington University and former president of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Information: Graham Foundation, 312/787-4071

Trump Tower and Other Super-Tall Structures

6:00 p.m., Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
Free Event

Lecture by Adrian Smith of Skidmore-Owings-Merrill, architect of new Trump Tower Chicago.

AIA 2004 National Convention and Expo
Through June 12th - McCormick Place

American Institute of Architects convene in Chicago for the first time in over a decade. 150 continuing education programs, 45 tours, 50 special events and added attractions, and 700 leading-edge companies exhibiting their products and service

Information: http://www.aiaconvention.com

The Ark in the Park: The Story of Lincoln Park

12:15 p.m. Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph.
Sponsor: Friends of the Parks
Free Event

Information: 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.

Interior Images in Architecture

2:00 pm - NeoCon at The Merchandise Mart
Sponsor: AIA/Chicago
Member price: $30.00; Non-member price: $50.00
Registration for NeoCon is not required.
Learning units: 1 LU

Jack Hedrich, from Hedrich Blessing, and Rik Master, AIA, of USG, will present AIA/Chicago's Association Forum during NeoCon on the capture and communication of design solutions. Better understand the importance of texture, color, material selection, lighting, and how important it is to graphically present your designs.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Cafes in the Parks: Design Opportunities

6:30 PM-8:00 PM; Daley Bicentennial Park Plaza, 337 E. Randolph St.
Sponsor: Friends of the Parks
Free Event

Architects and planners present ideas for unique designs for park cafes.

Information: 312/857.2757

Unity Temple Restoration

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

Keith Bringe, executive director, Unity Temple Restoration Foundation

Information: 312/922.1742

Big and Green Chicago - Exhibition tour
Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Contact CAF for time(s)
CAF’s docents will interpret the main features of “Big & Green” and “Chicago Green”exhibits in 30-minute gallery tours.

Center for Neighborhood Technology
3:00 p.m.
2125 W. North Avenue
$20 ($15 for CAF and Field Museum members). For reservations, please call 312.922.3432, ext. 908.

The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) purchased a 13,800-square-foot abandoned industrial building where the organization could practice what it preaches through a model rehabilitation. The rehab, which began in 2002, affordably added a thermal ice-storage cooling system, reflective roof, stormwater runoff, indigenous plantings, high-efficiency lights, CO2-controlled ventilation, recycled ceiling tiles and wallboard, wood from a certified sustainable forest, nontoxic interior finishes, and resource-efficient workplace procedures. Join Sharon Feigon, CNT’s renovation project manager, and architect Jonathan Boyer of Farr Associates, for a 90-minute private tour.

Big & Green Day at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan

Tour of the Chicago Center for Green Technology
9:45am–1:15pm:
(A free shuttle will leave CAF regularly. Please see www.architecture.org for shuttle times, or call 312.922.3432, ext. 266.)

In 2002, the Chicago Department of Environment opened CCGT at 445 N. Sacramento Boulevard as a headquarters for organizations that offer environmental products and services. CCGT is the third building in the United States designed to the highest standards of green technology as established by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and the only one that is a renovation. CAF docents will lead interpretive tours of the facility.. Hands-on experiences will demonstrate the basic concepts behind solar energy, rooftop gardens, water conservation, recycling, and the use of recycled materials.

Exhibition tour
10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
CAF’s docents will interpret the main features of “Big & Green” and “Chicago Green”exhibits in 30-minute gallery tours.

Green Architecture in the Loop walking tour
11:00 am; 1:00 p.m.
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.

Green-themed activity stations
10:00 am–2:00 pm:
Hands-on activities for all ages at five project stations are designed around the exhibition’s themes of energy, light and air, greenery, water, and waste, construction, and urbanism. Example: For urbanism, a town-planning exercise will invite participants to arrange a new town, while CAF staff members introduce challenges such as placement of the town dump.

9:45am–1:15pm: Tour of the Chicago Center for Green Technology
(A free shuttle will leave CAF regularly. Please see www.architecture.org for shuttle times, or call 312.922.3432, ext. 266.)
Mayor Daley wants Chicago to be the "greenest city in America." In 2002, the Chicago Department of Environment opened CCGT at 445 N. Sacramento Boulevard as a headquarters for organizations that offer environmental products and services. CCGT is the third building in the United States designed to the highest standards of green technology as established by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and the only one that is a renovation. CAF docents will lead interpretive tours of the facility.. Hands-on experiences will demonstrate the basic concepts behind solar energy, rooftop gardens, water conservation, recycling, and the use of recycled materials.

Congress for the New Urbanism -CNU XXII

Through June 27th
Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe
Sponsor: Congress for the New Urbanism

12th Annual Congress

Information: http://www.cnu.org/cnuxii 800/788-7077

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.


     

 

 


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