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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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Final Day - Sustainable Communities: Learning from the Dutch Experience

Through October 1 - Illinois Institute of Technology, HUB Center, 3300 S. Federal St.
Sponsors: AIA Chicago, IIT, Alphawoods Foundation, CAF, City of Chicago, Consulate General of the Netherlands, and PPKS architects
$125 general; $75.00 for government/non profit workers; $20 for students (lunch included on both days)
Learning units: 1.5 LU/HSW

Speakers from Chicago and the Netherlands address issues related to urban planning, architecture and design, public policy, green technology, and construction and engineering. Speakers include Ben van Berkel, co-director of UN-Studio Amsterdam; Nathalie de Vries, principal MVRDV, Rotterdam; John Norquist, president/CEO of the Congress for New Urbanism; Peter Land, professor of architecture at IIT; and Sadhu Johnston, assistant to the mayor for green initiatives, plus many more.

Info and registration: www.dutchsustainablecommunities.com

Designight 2004

5:30 P.M. - Navy Pier, Grand Ballroom
Sponsor: AIA

49th annual Design Excellence Awards. Reception begins at 5:30 P.M., followed by dinner, awards presentation and a dessert buffet. Invitations mailed to AIA members.

Ceramic Tile

11:30 A.M. -2:00 P.M. - Union League Club, 65 West Jackson
Sponsors: Technical Issues PIA and IMI
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 2 LU/HSW

C-Cure and Packaged Concrete Inc. host three identical seminars on preparation of concrete substrates: vapor barriers, waterproofing membranes, crack suppression membranes, anti-fracture membranes, tile setting materials and associated ANSI specifications. Free; lunch is included. Pre-registration essential: contact. Business attire required..

Information: tracyc@packagedconcrete.com or 630/557-8252.

Ceramic Tile - see October 4th entry

Helmut Jahn

6:00 P.M. - Rubloff Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan - enter on Columbus Drive
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
Ticket Prices: TBD

2004 Auxiliary Board Legacy Lecture

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

Ceramic Tile - see October 4th entry

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

The Fair That Almost Wasn't

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

Lee Bey, Skidmore Owings & Merrill

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

The Chicago Theatre Reborn

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

Speakers Larry Wilker and Bill Becker of Theater Dreams, new owners of the Chicago Theater, will discuss plans for the theater and the adjacent Page Brothers Building. They will also talk about plans for shows and productions coming to the stage in 2004 and 2005.

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
October 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.

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

Current Trends in Austrian Architecture

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

Lecture by Dietmar Steine, Director, Architecture Center, Vienna, in conjunction with Crown Hall exhibit 4 Austrian Architects, a collection of Gerald Zugmann photographs of work by: Coop Himmelb(l)au, Gunther Domenig, Hans Hollein, Christoph Kapeller. Exhibition runs through October 25.

Information: Jane Rothschild Ellis, 312/567.3279

BEYOND GREEN ROOFS - Sustainable Building in Downtown Chicago
7:30 am (breakfast); program 8:00 to 9:30 am - The Union League Club, 300 South Federal
Sponsors: Union League Club, Friends of Downtown
Attendance restricted to Union League and Friends of Downtown members - enrollment available at the door. Business casual attire.

Panel discussing “green” from three unique but interdependent perspectives: developer, city official, and advocate. How do we move beyond the green roof to a complete vision of environmental sustainability in downtown Chicago? What are the best development practices, both in Chicago and around the world, for designing and constructing buildings and cities to minimize the impact on the environment? What public policies will encourage that these best practices will be applied in downtown Chicago?

Kerry Dickson, Senior Vice President, LR Development
Ned Cramer, Curator, Chicago Architecture Foundation
Michael Berkshire, Chicago Department of Planning & Development

Moderator: Geoffrey Baer, WTTW Channel 11

RSVP by e-mail, or phone 312/726 4030. Please reserve by October 8.

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

Millennium Park: Planner’s Perspective

12:00 PM - AIA Chicago
Sponsor: Planning and Urban Affairs PIA
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

Why is a project like Millennium Park so important to the local community, the region and beyond? Edward Uhlir, FAIA, director of land acquisition planning, Trust for Public Land, and project manager for Millennium Park, will discuss how a civic project of this scale came into being and how his experience as an architect and planner helped him through this undertaking. Bring lunch; beverages provided.

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

The Creation of the Bahai Temple: The Construction and Lighting of a Unique Edifice
Lunchtime Lecture: 12:15 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event. Guests may bring bag lunch

Barbara Geiger, Landscape Historian and Preservation Consultant and Darrell Line Lighting Consultant, Pilipuf-Grist Associates Inc.

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

THE ARCHEWORKS PAPERS VOLUME I, NUMBER TWO

6:00 P.M.- Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury (at Ontario)
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free Event

Lecture by design theorist and historian Clive Dilnot on the occasion of the launch of
Vol. I, Number 2 of the Archeworks Papers, a scholarly initiative exploring the importance of bringing socially conscious design solutions to underserved individuals and communities who do not receive high-quality design. Clive Dilnot was commissioned by Archeworks to present a paper for Vol. I, Number 2 and the dialogue will continue with written responses to be published in the spring of 2005.

Copies of The Archeworks Papers, Volume I, Number 1 will be for sale at the lecture.

RSVP: 312/867.7254 x13 or www.archeworks.org

Carbide & Carbon = Hard Rock

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

Marcel Eberle, Lucien Lagrange Architects, will present the transformation of the 1929 Carbide & Carbon Building into the new Hard Rock Hotel. Adaptive reuse issues include programming, façade restoration, and structural analysis. Bring lunch; beverages provided.

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

The Burnham Plan, Built and Unbuilt

6:00 P.M. - Rubloff Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan - enter on Columbus Drive
Sponsor: Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago
Ticket Prices: TBD

Lecture by Neil Harris

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

Century of Progress Day

Noon - 4:00 P.M. ArchiCenter, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free Event

Share Your Stories and Show Off Your Souvenirs: Did you visit the 1933-34 fair or do you know someone that did and tells amazing stories about the fair, the colorful architecture or riding the Skyride? Come share your memories and favorite souvenirs, and see film footage from the fair. Bennett Johnson, CAF docent and President of the Chicago Art Deco Society and Rick Rann, organizer of the annual World’s Fair Memorabilia Show, will moderate. 1:30–2:30pm
Mini Downtown Deco Tours - Explore the architecture constructed in Chicago’s Loop around the time of the 1933-1934 World’s Fair in a walk to discover opulent setback skyscrapers and learn about the short-lived but lively architectural styles of the international Art Deco and Art Moderne movements. Times: 12pm - 1pm and 3 - 4pm
Exhibition Tours Curators and CAF docents will offer 30-minute gallery tours of the current exhibition, A Century of Progress: Architecture and Chicago’s 1933-1934 World’s Fair Times: Noon–12:30pm, 12:30–1pm, 3–3:30pm, 3:30–4pm

Information: Chicago Architecture Foundation 312/922-3432

Symbols in Architecture

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

Lecture by Gerd Zimmerman, Dean, Faculty of Architecture Bauhaus-University Weimar

Information: Jane Rothschild Ellis, 312/567.3279

Racine Art Museum: Building an Institution

Exhibition Continues
The John Buck Company Lecture Hall Gallery at the ArchiCenter, 224 S. Michigan

The exhibition explores the many individuals and groups who made the construction of Brininstool+Lynch's new Racine Art Museum possible, through a series of specially commissioned portraits by Scottish photographer Graham MacIndoe
.

Information: Chicago Architecture Foundation 312/922-3432

Home Grown: Top Ten Two

5:30 pm - AIA Chicago
Sponsor: Environment PIA
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1.5 LU/HSW

Two Chicago firms were among the winners of the AIA COTE "Top Ten Green Projects" competition. Marc L'Italien, AIA (EHDD Chicago) will speak on Factor 10 House in Chicago, and Rico Cedro, AIA (Krueck & Sexton Architects) will speak on Herman Miller in Zeeland, Michigan.

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

Rick Volicenti - THIRST

6:30 pm - ISPACE gallery - 230 W. Superior, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Free Event

Mr. Volicenti will present recent work and lead an open discussion regarding the current CAC journal and the role of future media for the club.

Information: 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

Alfonso Iannelli at the 1933 Fair
Lunchtime Lecture: 12:15 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event. Guests may bring bag lunch

David Jameson, ArchiTech Gallery

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

South Water Street Development

12:15- 1:00 P.M., Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington
Sponsor: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Free Event

Jeff Renterghem, Pappageorge/Haymes, Ltd will discuss the residential redevelopment of the South Water Market, designed in 1925 by Fugard & Knapp at 1015 W. 14th Place (at Sangamon Street).. The 14-acre, complex had long served as the city’s chief wholesale market.

Information: LPCI, 312/922-1742

Chicago Plan Commission

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

October 2004 Plan Commission Agenda

Design Exposed: EHDD

6:00 PM - EHDD, 626 W. Randolph St.
Sponsor: Design PIA
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1.5 LU/HSW

Principal Marc L'Italien, AIA will discuss the firm's design philosophy and current projects and lead a tour of the firm, the Chicago branch of San Francisco-based Esherick Homsey Dodge & Davis.

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

Racine by Bus Tour

8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. - leaves from Archicenter, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$80 ($90 member's guests) Paid, nonrefundable reservations are required.

Includes special tour of the S.C. Johnson Wax headquarters by Frank Lloyd Wright and a visit to Brininstool+Lynch's new Racine Art Museum and a viewing of its permanent collection.

Reservations: Chicago Architecture Foundation 312/922-3432 - ext. 905


Determining “Green” in Specifications

8:00 am–12:00 PM - Merchandise Mart Conference Center 350 N. Orleans St., 2nd floor (or enter from Merchandise Mart)
Sponsors: Architectural Products, MMPI and AIA Chicago
Free Event
Learning units: 3 LU/HSW

"What is green?" is a key question facing members of the building team. Determining product ratings, certifications, environmental criteria, and attributes is critical to determining life-cycle analysis. The Architectural Products Educational Conference is an opportunity for professionals with an interest in reviewing and selecting green products for commercial, institutional and multi-family projects to learn more about this critical topic.

Speakers will include:

• Paul Bertram Jr., U.S. EPA, Great Lakes National Programs Office
• Kirsten Ritchie, director, Environmental Claims Certification, Scientific Certification Systems
• Representative from the City of Chicago addressing plans to make Chicago a world leader in green and sustainable design.

Registration and information: Mary Jo Pape mj@arch-products.com or 847/209-1185.

Ricardo Legorreta - Recent Work

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

Myron Goldsmith Memorial Lecture of Ricardo Legorreta of Legorreta + Legorreta, Mexico

Information: Jane Rothschild Ellis, 312/567.3279

Workshop: Planning Our Common Ground

4:00 PM–6:00 PM - NIPC, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, 18th floor
Sponsor: Planning & Urban Affairs PIA
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 2 LU/HSW

Ron Thomas, executive director, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC), will present the draft of Common Ground: A Blueprint for Regional Action and give us an opportunity to critique and comment. Preview the subject at www.nipc.org/cg.

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

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

A Tale of Two Fairs: The 1893 and 1933–34 Expositions in Chicago’s Park
Lunchtime Lecture: 12:15 P.M., Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan.
Sponsor: CAF
Free event. Guests may bring bag lunch

Julia Bachrach, Chicago Park District and Diane Dillon, Newberry Library

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

Possibilities, Pitfalls and Profits

5:30 PM - OWP/P, 111 W. Washington St., #2100
Sponsor: Design/Build PIA
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1.5 LU/HSW

Attorney Mark Friedlander, Schiff Hardin LLP, will offer tips to architects leading or participating in design/build teams — or considering it — through this integrated delivery process, now approaching 50 percent of the market. Understanding the risks and how to minimize them may be key to professional survival. Will you choose to lead the charge, manage the risks and reap the rewards?

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

The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Create Change/Create, Change

6:00 P.M.- Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury (at Ontario)
Sponsor: Archeworks
Free Event

Lecture by Chris Persons of Inspiration Corporation, which assists people in improving their lives through the provision of social services, housing and employment training in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Persons will explore the question, "How does an organization vested in social justice blend in capitalist ideals without compromosing its social mission?"

RSVP: 312/867.7254 x13 or www.archeworks.org

Psychoanalysis and Architectural Practice

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

Lecture by Robert Gutman, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture , Princeton University

Information: Jane Rothschild Ellis, 312/567.3279

Fifth International Conference on Justice Design

6:00 P.M. - (reception) Fairmont Hotel
Sponsor: Committe on Architecture for Justice, American Institute of Architects
$450 (see registration form for full list of registration options- requires Adobe Acrobat)

Three-day conference on challenges and opportunities in the design of justice facilities for the future. The primary goal of the conference is to examine critical relationships between the design of physical environments and the ways justice is served.

Wednesday: 7:00 P.M. 2004-2005 Justice Facilities Review Award Banquet at the Chicago Yacht Club - tickets required for this event.

Information: Delivering Design Excellence or e-mail questions to Douglas Paul

Fifth International Conference on Justice Design

9:00 A.M.. - Fairmont Hotel
Sponsor: Committe on Architecture for Justice, American Institute of Architects
$450 (see registration form for full list of registration options- requires Adobe Acrobat)

Second day of three-day conference on challenges and opportunities in the design of justice facilities for the future. The primary goal of the conference is to examine critical relationships between the design of physical environments and the ways justice is served.

Thursday events include 11:00 a.m. keynote address by Thomas Mayne.

Information: Delivering Design Excellence or e-mail questions to Douglas Paul

DCAP Progress Report

5:30 PM - Merchandise Mart Conference Center, 350 N. Orleans St., 2nd floor (or enter from Merchandise Mart)
Sponsor: Interior Architecture PIA
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1.5 LU/HSW

Rafael Hernandez, executive director of the City of Chicago Department of Construction and Permits, and his management team will report on programs and services implemented over the past two years: Developer Services, Standard Review, and Expanded Self Certification.

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

Fifth International Conference on Justice Design

8:30 A.M.. - Fairmont Hotel
Sponsor: Committe on Architecture for Justice, American Institute of Architects
$450 (see registration form for full list of registration options- requires Adobe Acrobat)

Final day of three-day conference on challenges and opportunities in the design of justice facilities for the future. The primary goal of the conference is to examine critical relationships between the design of physical environments and the ways justice is served.

Friday events include 1:30 P.M. panel discussion on Justice Architecture Design including William Pedersen, Rafael Vinoly and Fred Koetter.

Information: Delivering Design Excellence or e-mail questions to Douglas Paul

 


     

 

 


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