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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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A Century of Progress - Architecture and Chicago's 1933-34 World's Fair - Tour

11:30 - Noon - ArchiCenter, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free Event

Tour of CAF exhibit featuring Architectural renderings, souvenirs, and never-before-seen photographs that recall Chicago’s 1933–34 World’s Fair, A Century of Progress, which introduced modern architecture to the heartland.

Information: Chicago Architecture Foundation 312/922-3432

UrbanLab: Recent Work and Research

Lunchtime Lecture: 12:15 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event. Guests may bring bag lunch

Martin Felson and Sarah Dunn, founders, UrbanLab

Information: http://www.architecture.org/lectures 312/922-3432, ext. 266.

Archeworks Student Midterm Critique and Review

5:30 - 8:20 P.M. Archeworks - 625 N. Kingsbury, at Ontario
$5.00 donation requested for 6:10 P.M. Dinner

First Midterm Critique and Review of the year at Archeworks, Chicago’s alternative design school. Archeworks students will introduce their projects and report on research and developments to date.

Information: http://www.archeworks.org/new/index.html Please RSVP Online or call 312/867.7254 x13

Beginnings: 10 Years of First Year

6:00 P.M. - Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State
Sponsors: College of Architecture IIT,
Free Event

Lecture by Catherine Wetzel, Assistant Professor of Architecture at IIT Chicago

Information: Jane Rothschild Ellis, 312/567.3279

Target Comes Downtown

12:15 P.M. - Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor, Chicago Cultural Center
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free Event - brown bag luncheon

Rich Varda, Vice President of Store Planning and Design, Architecture and Engineering for the Target Corporation, will discuss the new store that just opened in the South Loop at the northwest corner of Clark and Roosevelt, as well as other urban Target developments.

Information: Friends of Downtown - 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.
Open to the public
November agenda (requires Acrobat Reader)

Young Architects Network

5:30 PM–7:30 PM - Monk’s Pub, 205 W. Lake St
Sponsor: AIA Young Architects Forum
Free event.

Learn about upcoming events, lectures, and tours, get involved with community service projects, or just come by to network with other like-minded professionals. Note location change.

Information: Brett Taylor, AIA at brett.taylor@dmjm.com.

Graduate Program Open House

12:30 P.M. - Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State
Sponsors: College of Architecture IIT
Free and open to the public
Attendees should register with the College of Architecture by Nov. 3, 2004

Prospective students can learn more about IIT's Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture (Ph.D.) programs. Students, recent college graduates from other disciplines and working architects can learn about advanced degree programs in a series of panel presentations and informational discussions. The Graduate Program Open House features presentations about the curriculum and studio courses. The day will include tours of Mies van der Rohe's Crown Hall and Rem Koolhaas's McCormick Tribune Campus Center.

Online registration is available at http://www.arch.iit.edu . RSVP by telephone at 312.567.5858 or by e-mail to osbornen@iit.edu.

 

Towards a New Profession: Interior Architecture

6:00 P.M. - Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State
Sponsors: College of Architecture IIT,
Free Event

Lecture by Powell/Kleinschmidt Interior Architects, Chicago

Information: Jane Rothschild Ellis, 312/567.3279

ARE Study Hall and Starbuck’s®

4:00 PM–9:00 PM - 53 W. Jackson Blvd., #315
Sponsors: Young Architects Forum and IMI
Free Event

Five fall sessions of ARE Study Hall! IMI has purchased Kaplan/ALS study materials and offers its office as a study hall. Starbuck's coffee will be supplied: bring a sack dinner or snacks. No need to register; anyone preparing for the ARE is welcome.

Information: Cecile Bolek at cbolek@imiweb.org or 312/935-1242.

A Century of Progress - Architecture and Chicago's 1933-34 World's Fair - Tour

11:30 - Noon - ArchiCenter, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free Event

Tour of CAF exhibit featuring Architectural renderings, souvenirs, and never-before-seen photographs that recall Chicago’s 1933–34 World’s Fair, A Century of Progress, which introduced modern architecture to the heartland.

Information: Chicago Architecture Foundation 312/922-3432

Wright in Racine

Lunchtime Lecture: 12:15 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event. Guests may bring bag lunch

Mark Hertzberg, author, Wright in Racine

Information: http://www.architecture.org/lectures 312/922-3432, ext. 266.

Housing 2020

5:30 pm - AIA Chicago
Sponsor: Planning and Urban Affairs and Housing PIA's
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

John Fregonese, regional planner and principal of Fregonese Calthorpe Associates (Portland) which has been helping develop Chicago Metropolis 2020, will discuss its draft Housing Accessibility Needs Plan, addressing housing issues on a regional basis. Bring lunch; beverages provided. Preview: www.frego.com/projects.html.

Information: info@aiachicago.org, or phone 312/670-7770

Measuring Old Buildings

12:00 pm - AIA Chicago
Sponsor: Historic Resources PIA
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

AIA forecasts predict that more than half of all construction dollars will be spent on additions and alterations. Existing condition documentation will be required for all such projects-pre-design drudgery for most firms. Learn how Quantapoint's Laser Survey Technology can document historic structures with a high degree of accuracy and detail. Case studies will be presented to illustrate the process and handling of unique structures.

Information: info@aiachicago.org, or phone 312/670-7770

On the Block: A discussion of Chicago's Block 37

6:00 P.M. - Fullerton Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
Ticket Prices: Free with museum admission

A panel discussion on Chicago's Block 37' features panelists John Sweeney, JPS Interests; Douglas Garofalo, Garofalo Architects; John Buenz, Solomon Cordwell Buenz; and Terri Haymaker of Chicago's Department of Planning and Development. The panel will explore the past, present and future of Block 37.

Information: 312/443-4751 or email: archsoc@artic.edu

Student Competition Reception

5:00 - 9:00 pm -SMED, 312 Merchandise Mart
Sponsor:Healthcare PIA
Non-member price: $15.00

Student teams from Midwestern architecture schools will present their innovative ideas on how medical campuses can incorporate concepts explored during last year's Emerging Horizons series on complementary and alternative medicine. Come honor the winners! Light refreshments.

Information: info@aiachicago.org, or phone 312/670-7770

Andrew Zago - Recent Works

6:00 P.M. - Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 S. State
Sponsors: College of Architecture IIT,
Free Event

Lecture by Andrew Zago, Principal Zago Architecture, Associate Professor of Architecture, City University of New York

Information: Jane Rothschild Ellis, 312/567.3279

Introduction to ASHRAE Standard 90.1 - 2001

7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. - Best Western, 1600 Oakton Street, Elk Grove Village
Sponsor: Environment PIA, IL Chapter ASHRAE, Chicago Section IESNA
Member and Non-member price: $110.00 - (includes copies of Standard 90.1-2001, user's manual, lunch and break refreshments)
Learning units: 7.5 LU/HSW

As states and local governments adopt ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1, and building owners require compliance, ASHRAE is responding to requests to provide training on the Standard.

Information: info@aiachicago.org, Registration at 708/636-3604.

ARE Study Hall and Starbuck’s®

4:00 PM–9:00 PM - 53 W. Jackson Blvd., #315
Sponsors: Young Architects Forum and IMI
Free Event

Five fall sessions of ARE Study Hall! IMI has purchased Kaplan/ALS study materials and offers its office as a study hall. Starbuck's coffee will be supplied: bring a sack dinner or snacks. No need to register; anyone preparing for the ARE is welcome.

Information: Cecile Bolek at cbolek@imiweb.org or 312/935-1242.

A Critical Voice: Implications of Media and Architecture in Chicago

6:30 P.M. -ISpace Gallery - 230 West Superior Street, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free Event

Panel Discussion with Lee Bey, former Sun-Times architecture critic, deputy mayor and current Director of Media and Government Affairs for SOM; Annette Ferrara of TENbyTEN, and Lynn Becker, freelance writer for the Chicago Reader. Recent discussions at the Chicago Architectural Club suggest the club operate as a "think tank", that can assist community groups, city governments and other public entitites with difficult civic problems through architectural design competitions and events. In what way can CAC enlist print, web and broadcast media in pursuing this goal?

Information: Chicago Architectural Club or email Robert Benson

 

 

 

A Century of Progress - Architecture and Chicago's 1933-34 World's Fair - Tour

11:30 - Noon - ArchiCenter, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free Event

Tour of CAF exhibit featuring Architectural renderings, souvenirs, and never-before-seen photographs that recall Chicago’s 1933–34 World’s Fair, A Century of Progress, which introduced modern architecture to the heartland.

Information: Chicago Architecture Foundation 312/922-3432

A Century of Progress and the Evolution of Modern Architecture

Lunchtime Lecture: 12:15 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event. Guests may bring bag lunch

Ned Cramer and Jennifer Masengarb, CAF

Information: http://www.architecture.org/lectures 312/922-3432, ext. 266.

Chicago Plan Commission

Monthly meeting. 1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers
Open to the public

November 2004 Plan Commission agenda

 

7th Annual Tile Marble Terrazzo Expo and Seminar

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm - Embassy Suites Downtown/Lakefront, 511 N. Columbus Dr.
Sponsors: Interior Architecture PIA, IMI and others
Member and non-member price: $25.00
Learning units: 3 LU/HSW

IMI hosts this program, including exhibits and three seminars: tile seminar on design applications and case studies of common installation methods; marble seminar on stone selection and finishes, anchoring systems, tolerances, and restoration; terrazzo seminar on common systems of sand cushion and epoxy terrazzo, as well as the new flowable cement technology

Information: info@aiachicago.org,, reservations with credit card at 312/347-2500.

Chicago Architecture: Ten Visions

New exhibit opens today in Regenstein Hall of the Art Institute of Chicago, running through April 3, 2005.

Curated by Stanley Tigerman, the exhibit includes the work of 10 different Chicago architects, each of whom was asked to" define an issue important for the future of the city and create a 'spatial commentary' on that theme. "

Information: Chicago Architecture: Ten Visions

ARE Study Hall and Starbuck’s®

4:00 PM–9:00 PM - 53 W. Jackson Blvd., #315
Sponsors: Young Architects Forum and IMI
Free Event

Five fall sessions of ARE Study Hall! IMI has purchased Kaplan/ALS study materials and offers its office as a study hall. Starbuck's coffee will be supplied: bring a sack dinner or snacks. No need to register; anyone preparing for the ARE is welcome.

Information: Cecile Bolek at cbolek@imiweb.org or 312/935-1242.


Tales from the Tenth Floor - Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

5:00 P.M. (Registration); 5:30 P.M. (Annual Meeting); 5:40 P.M. (Panel Discussion); 7:00 - 8:30 P.M. (Reception)- The Lookingglass Theater, 821 North Michigan
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
$30 for FOD members, $40 for non-members.
Join FOD, get the member rate and also save $10 off $35 membership.
Reservations encouraged; space is limited.

Tales from the 10th Floor is a roundtable discussion featuring four former Commissioners of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development: Alicia Berg, Chris Hill, Valerie Jarrett and Dave Mosena. moderated by John McCarron, retired urban affairs writer for the Chicago Tribune.

Click here to RSVP by e-mail, or phone 312 458 9454, or send payment to Friends of Downtown, PO Box 1635, Chicago 60690.

Regular or Super - Views on Mies van der Rohe

6:00 P.M. film, preceded by 5:30 P.M. reception, and followed by 7:00 P.M. panel
Cindy Pritzer Auditorium, Harold Washington Library, 400 South State Street
Sponsors: Illinois Insttitute of Technology and the Mies van der Rohe Society
Tickets to reception: $40.00, proceeds to help fund restoration of Mies's IIT campus.

Chicago premiere of award-winning Canadian documentary on the work of architect Mies van der Rohe, followed by panel discussion moderated by WBEZ's Edward Lifson, with note architects Stanley Tigerman and Gene Summers,who worked with Mies and succeeded him as Dean of IIT's college of architecture, and Chicago Reader film and arts critic Fred Camper.

Tickets for the reception are available for credit card purchase by calling 312-567-5042 Information

 


     

 

 


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