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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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What's New on State Street?

12:15 P.M., Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor, Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph at Michigan
SSponsor: Friends of Downtown

Free Brown Bag lecture

New executive director of the Greater State Street Council Ty Tabing gives an update on projects, plans and developments on State Street. Highlights include an update of Block 37 plans, the new design of Pritzker Park, a reuse of the vacant Toys-R-Us store, and residential conversion plans for 36 S. State.

Information: 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
September agenda (requires Acrobat Reader)

Extra Credit, a series of roundtable discussions on LEED
5:30 pm - 7:30 p.m.
Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento St.
Sponsor: U.S. Green Building Council, Chicago Chapter

An opportunity to ask your questions regarding LEED credits. This month's discussion will explore fundamentals of Building Commissioning including Energy and Atmosphere Prerequisite 1 and Credit 3. What is commissioning, why is it important for green buildings, who benefits, how much does it cost, what is ASHRAE Guideline 0, what is functional testing, and why should commissioning begin in the early or pre-design phase of a project? These are just some of the issues that will be highlighted.

Speakers: John Albrecht, Chicago Department ofGeneral Services; Tom Vannatta, E-Cube; Helen Kessler, HJKessler Associates

Please RSVP to Helen Kessler by August 31, hjkessler@alumni.upenn.edu

Information: www.usgbc.org/Chapters/chicago

FINAL WEEK! - 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.

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

IIT Campus: Past Present and Future

12:00 noon - Merchandise Mart Conference Center, 350 N. Orleans, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Planning and Urban Affairs PIA
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

Art historian and Mies biographer Franz Schulze will discuss the planning and evolution of the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Home Concrete Home

5:30 P.M.- Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street
Sponsor: Housing AIA
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 fo the Precast/Prestressed Producers of Illinois and Wisconsin will discuss developments in Chicago.Issues from cost-saving ideas to fire resistance, insulation, faster construction and form liner design options will be covered briefly.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Young Architects Networking Happy Hour

5:30 - 7:30 P.M. - Rivers, 30 S. Wacker Drive
Sponsor: Housing Young Architects Forum

Network and meet with other young architectural professionals. Meet at north end of the patio to discuss issues such as studying for the ARE, community service projects, charettes and design competitions, tours of firms and buildings. Bring a friend.

Information: brett.taylor@dmjm.com

Green Futures: A Forecast for Architecture in Chicago

6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. - Museum of Contemporary Art auditorium, 220 east Chicago Avenue
Sponsors: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art
Free ($3 nonrefundable handling fee for all phone and on-line orders)

CAF curator Ned Cramer moderates a dialogue on the future potential for green building technologies and methodologies to affect contemporary architecture in Chicago. Panel will include architects Dirk Denision, John Ronan, Joseph Valerio of Valerio De Walt Train and Ross Wimer of Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill

Information: Space is limited. Up to four tickets may be reserved in advance at the MCA box office, by calling 312/397-3841, or by logging on to www.mcachicago.org

Places of Power - Economic and Political Driving Forces of Landscape Change in the 21st Century

Through September 11th - Chicago Illini Union, 828 S. Wolcott, Chicago
Sponsors: Landscape Architecture Foundation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
$80 Professionals; $30 Students

Includes sessions on Real Estate and Land Markets; Regional Trade and Investment, Political Economy of Social Movements; Rural Livelihoods and Development; Urban Politics and Public Space; Global Financial Institutions and Urban Life; Political Institutions and Ecology; and International Landscape Policy

Registration form at on the web here
Information: Scott C. Miller, 312/575.7875 scmiller@uiuc.edu

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

Representing Revolutions

2:00 day-long symposium, Hull-House Dining Hall, 2nd floor, 800 S. Halsted
Sponsors: Art History Department, University of Illinois at Chicago; Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; and the David M. Sokol Fund for the Art of the Americas
The conference is free but space is limited for the afternoon session. Reservations are highly recommended. For more information call the Art History Department at 312-996-3303, or e-mail Susanne Uslenghi at susl@uic.edu, or go to:
http://www.aa.uic.edu/ArtHistory/AH_Revolutions.asp.

Includes sessions on Getulio Vargas and Brazil (Eric Mumford); Mexico City in the interwar years (Diane Davis); on The Panama Canal Zone during American rule and after (Carol McMichael Reese); and preservation and the 23 January housing project and self-built housing in Caracas (Paul Byard and Leslie Klein)

For more information call the Art History Department at 312/996.3303, or
e-mail Susanne Uslenghi or go to:http://www.aa.uic.edu/ArtHistory/AH_Revolutions.asp.

The Architecture of the Cuban Revolution

6:00 P.M., Fullerton Hall, Chicago Art Institute
Sponsors: Graham Foundation; Architecture and Design Society of the
Art Institute of Chicago

Free Event

New York, architect Belmont Freeman, President, Storefront for Art and Architecture will present a lecture that is part of the First Annual Conference on the Art of the Americas organized by the Art History Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This is the concluding event of today's "Representing Revolutions" Symposium.

Information: 312/857.7102 or archsoch@artic.edu

Places of Power - Economic and Political Driving Forces of Landscape Change in the 21st Century

Final Day of two-day conference.
7:00 A.M. Walking tour of recent loop landscape projects
8:00 Arrival at day's location - Stock Exchange Room, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue (Columbus Drive entrance)
Sponsors: Landscape Architecture Foundation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
$80 Professionals; $30 Students

Includes sessions on Real Estate and Land Markets; Regional Trade and Investment, Political Economy of Social Movements; Rural Livelihoods and Development; Urban Politics and Public Space; Global Financial Institutions and Urban Life; Political Institutions and Ecology; and International Landscape Policy

Registration form at on the web here
Information: Scott C. Miller, 312/575.7875 scmiller@uiuc.edu

FINAL DAY! - 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.

Information: http://www.architecture.org/exhibits.html
312/922-3432, ext. 266
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2004 Chicago Green Symposium

5:30 P.M. opening reception at Millennium Park
Sponsors: City of Chicago and Chicago Park District
Cost: $250 for late registations (after August 31st)

Four-day symposium with two concurrent programs: 1. Focusing on the resources required for cities to foster a green environment, and 2. How to develop environmentally sound policies for urban sustainability and a healthy environment. Includes numerous tours and workshops. Opening address on Thursday by Mayor Richard M. Daley, as well as keynote address by landscape architect Carol Franklin.of Andropogon.

Information: City of Chicago (includes acrobat brochure) or call 312/744-2642

Progressive Collapse of Structures

6:00 P.M. (dinner) 7:00 (program)
Sponsor: Structural Engineer Association of Illinois
$40 for members; $45 non-members

Presentation by R. Shankar Nair of Teng & Associates on the progressive collapse of structures - the collapse of all or a large part of a structure precipitated by damage or failure of a relatively small part of it. The phenomenon is of particular concern since progressive collapse is often disproportionate, i.e., the collapse is out of proportion to the event that triggers it. Examples of progressive and disproportionate collapse and approaches for the prevention of these disasters, including code provisions and governmental user-agency standards, will will be discussed.

Information and reservations: contact Donna Childs (312/373-4198) by 9.10.04 .

Expert Witness: On the Other Side of the Bar

12:00 noon - AIA Chicago
Sponsor: Practice Management PIA
Non-member price: $15.00
Learning units: 1 LU

Richard Cook, FAII, Stowell Cook Frohlichstein will discuss the specialized field of architect as expert witness and how to market your services. Bring lunch, beverages provided.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Cloning Terror: The War of Images, 2001-2004

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

W. J. T. Mitchell, Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, will discuss the way images, doubles, duplicates, and twins function in the War on Terror. The lecture deals with the ethics and politics of images, including the suppression and banning of images, the iconoclastic disfiguring or destruction of images, and the effort to deploy images as weapons. Images discussed will include photos of the Iraq war, the capture of Saddam Hussein, the Falluja atrocities, and the Abu Ghraib torture photographs.

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

2004 Chicago Green Symposium continues

Day one activities include opening address by Mayor Richard M. Daley and keynote by landscape architect Carol Franklin. See entry for September 14th for details.

Chicagoland Watch List

12:15 P.M. to 1:00 P.M, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph Street
Sponsor: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Free Event

LPCI President David Bahlman will unveil the groups 2004 list of endangered properties in the Chicago metro area.

Information: Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois - 312/922.1742

Points of View: Insights Into the Creative Drawing Process in Architectural Illustration

12:00P.M.- Art Institute of Chicago, Price Auditorium
Lecture free with museum admission

Frank M. Costantino, president, F.M. Constantino, Inc. ASAI, FSAI, JARA, Assoc AIA; Co-Founder and President Emeritus, American Society of Architectural Illustrators

Info: : 312/443.3600

Tour: Pullman State Historic Site

10:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M, 11111 S. Forrestville Avenue, at Cottage Grove Avenue - Tour departs from the west-facing verandah of the Hotel Florence, In the event of wet weather, boots are recommended.
Sponsor: Historic Resources PIA
$4.00 ($3.50 seniors, $2 students) limited to 80
Learning units: 3 LU/HSW

Mike Wagenbach, site superintendent for the Pullman Historic Site leads a tour of the Hotel Floence and the Pullman Palace Car Company factory buildings and discuss rescuing cultural resources in an era of limited public financial assistance and the absence of a clearly definied adaptive reuse plan.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Tour: Columbus Park and the Villas of Austin

10:00 A.M., leaves from ArchiCenter shop, 224 S. Michigan
$50 (CAF members, $40). Prepaid, nonrefundable reservations are required. Walk-ins will be welcome if space permits.

For the first time in years, Frederick Schock's own home will be open for viewing. The West Side neighborhood of Austin began as an upscale railroad suburb designed much like neighboring Oak Park. Columbus Park is considered the greatest work by Jens Jensen, dean of Prairie-style landscape design. Beautiful churches, homes, and wide tree-lined streets made Austin the West Side's equal to the South Side's Kenwood. William Drummond, who worked with Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, designed churches and houses in Austin, his boyhood home. Resident architect Frederick Schock's artistic vocabulary ranged from shingled Queen Anne to classical to Gothic revival here. This bus and walking tour will focus on landmark works by Jensen, Schock, and Drummond, possibly visiting a few interiors.

Information: 312/922-3432, ext.240

the (Richard Nickel) Transaction Ensemble

2:00 P.M. - Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan

Multimedia improvisational music ensemble offers tribute to architectural photographer and pioneering preservationist Richard Nickel.

Information: 773/489.9564

Environment Planning Meeting

5:30 P.M. - AIA Chicago
Sponsor: Environment AIA
$15.00 for non-members

Sustainable design methodologies continue to take of the design and construction industry at an ever-increasing pace. Get involved and be a part of the solution. Bring your ideas, enthusiasm or simply an eagerness to learn.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Tour: Teng & Associates

5::45 P.M. - 205 N. Michigan Avenue, #3600
Sponsor: Young Architects Forum
$15.00 for non-members
- Limited to 40 participants
Learning Units: 1 LU

Tom Hoepf, AIA, director of design and Nicole Donoso will offer a first-hand look at the projects and office culture of Teng. The firm is a specialized, value-added, integrated services organization providing design, construction, and development for all major business markets. www.teng.com.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Lecture: Unsolicitated Actions

6:00 P.M. - McCloska Auditorium, McCormick Tribune Campus Center
Sponsor: Illinois Institute of Technology
Free Event

Lecture by Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn, UrbanLab

Information: Illinois Institute of Technology - 312/567.3263

Sealants Demystified

12:00 noon - Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court
Sponsor: Technical Issues PIA
$15.00 for non-members
- Limited to 40 participants - Bring lunch or buy at CBA cafeteria
Learning Units: 1 LU/HSW

:Learn about sealants from manufacturer's representative Kurt Moehlman, who will review design, installation and application options, as well discuss sealant problems and corrections.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

Chicago Plan Commission

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

Tour: Millennium Park

5:30 P.M. - Meet at peristyle at the corner of Randolph and Michigan
Sponsor: Design PIA
$15.00 for non-members

Learning Units: 1.5 LU/HSW

Ed Uhlir, FAIA, project director for the park, leads a tour that will include the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Pedestrian Bridge (Gehry Partners LLP); Lurie Garden (Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd) and Crown Fountain (artist Jaume Plensa and Krueck & Sexton Architects) and other features.

Information: AIA Chicago 312/670-7770

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

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

Filling the Stacks: The Competition for the Harold Washington Library

9:30 A.M. - 3:-00 P.M. .- Art Institute of Chicago, use Columbia Drive Entrance
$20 for Art Institute members; $15 for students; $25 for general public - limit of 30 partipants.

Visit the Art Institute's Unbuilt Chicago exhibition to see plans for the losing entrants to the competition to design what would become the Harold Washington Library, view a video on the entries. Lunch in the Winter Garden of the Harold Washington Library with the building architect, Tom Beeby, and developer Bob Wislow.

To register: call 312/575.8000 or stop at any museum admission counter. Use event code (EAIL0930) when ordering tickets. Information: 312/443.3680

 


     

 

 


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