Advance registration for educational events is strongly recommended. For events with limited capacity, as indicated by an asterisk (*), preference will be given to AIA Chicago members.
Questions: call 312/670-7770.
Note: For those driving to an event at AIA Chicago, a parking garage rebate is available at the InterPark Theater District Self Park on the southeast corner of Dearborn and Lake streets (the address is 181 North Dearborn Street).
Pick up a “chaser” ticket at the AIA Chicago office and use it along with your entry ticket when paying before exiting the garage.
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Wednesday / October 05, 2016 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. NO MORE RSVPS ARE BEING TAKEN. STEFANO BOERI WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER ON OCTOBER 6. MORE INFORMATION HERE: http://www.worldchicago.org/all-event-list/coffeeconversationoct2016/
Last November, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced that Bosco Verticale/Vertical Forest in Milan, designed by Stefano Boeri (Boeri Studio) was the 2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide. Now the Italian Trade Agency is bringing Stefano Boeri to AIA Chicago. Join us to hear the architect explain the Bosco Verticale and other work by his firm while enjoying refreshments courtesy of the Italian Trade Agency.
Bosco Verticale (left and center). Group image: Alida Forte Catella, COIMA (center), and Stefano Boeri (right) accept the Best Tall Building Worldwide award from IIT Dean Wiel Arets (left) at the 14th Annual CTBUH International Best Tall Building Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner on November 12, 2015, at IIT.
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. no more rsvps are being taken.
Italian Trade Agency, Italian-American Chamber of Commerce/Midwest, Italian Cultural Institute, and AIA Chicago
Non Member Price
Thursday / October 06, 2016 / 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
As Partner at A(n) Office and Principal of McEwen Studio, V. Mitch McEwen works in architectural and urban design, focused particularly on the intersection of urban culture and global forces. Led by McEwen with design partners in New York and Los Angeles, A(n) Office is currently one of 12 U.S. firms exhibited at the U.S. pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
This past summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit presented Methexis, a solo exhibition focused on McEwen Studio’s work in Detroit, presented as a series of 3d-printed alterations to balloon-frame structures. Before founding McEwen Studio, McEwen worked as an urban designer in the office of Bernard Tschumi Architects and New York City’s Department of City Planning. Her work has been published in Architectural Record magazine, ArtNews, and the New York Times and will be exhibited at the upcoming Istanbul Design Biennial.
The SAIC Mitchell Lecture series is free and open to the public.
Non Member Price
Thursday / October 06, 2016 / 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This event has been cancelled, but visit the Pella Crafted Luxury calendar to see other events taking place in the showroom.
Non Member Price
Thursday / October 06, 2016 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
AIA Chicago welcomes Kenneth Cobleigh and Susan Van Bell from the Contract Documents department at the American Institute of Architects in Washington, DC. They will discuss the various AIA contract documents of interest to small firms and sole practitioners, how to use them effectively, and resources available to make contract administration more efficient. ken and Susan will discuss common challenges small firms face and how to use appropriate contracts to properly allocate risks and responsibilities to achieve a successful project- to the benefit of all project participants, building inhabitants and the general public.
We'll start with refreshments at 5:30pm, and the program will begin promptly at 6:00.
Risk management and effective contract administration are crucial for small firms and sole practitioners. The Small Projects family of AIA Contract Documents provides comprehensive contract documents that can be used on residential projects, small commercial projects, or other projects of relatively low cost and brief duration, to protect the project and interests of all parties. Another useful resource is the Guide to AIA Contract Documents for Small Projects: Resources for Small Project Practitioners, including Small Firms, Sole Practitioners and Custom Residential Architects.
In addition, the AIA publishes numerous other agreements and guides that are useful to small firms, including the AIA Sustainable Projects documents, the AIA Guide for Sustainable Projects, and the Comparisons of AIA Documents for Sustainable Projects.
Kenneth W. Cobleigh, Esq., serves as Managing Director and Counsel, AIA Contract Documents, at the American Institute of Architects. He works with a team of lawyers, specialists and support staff, and the AIA Documents Committee, in developing and publishing AIA Contract Documents, and in providing support services to contract document users. Ken joined the American Institute of Architects as Senior Director and Associate Counsel in October 2006 and was actively involved in the 2007 contract documents release. Prior to joining the AIA, Ken practiced for eighteen years as a construction attorney in private practice Maryland law firms.
Susan Van Bell, Esq., serves as Senior Director and Counsel, AIA Contract Documents, at the American Institute of Architects. Susan works with the AIA Documents Committee in the development of AIA Contract Documents, manages their production in paper and in AIA software, and directly supervises the customer support the AIA provides to its contract documents users. She obtained her undergraduate degree with honors from Georgetown University and her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law in 1992. Prior to joining the AIA in 2007, Susan served for two years as a judicial law clerk, followed by thirteen years in private practice. Susan is a member of the bar in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
PARKING NOTE: if you drive to this event, AIA Chicago has discount cards for the InterPark Theater District garage at Lake and Dearborn streets.
Small Practitioners Group, Practice Management, and AIA/Chicago CRAN
Non Member Price
Thursday / October 06, 2016 / 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
All are welcome to join KC co-chairs Steven Montgomery AIA (HED) and Heidi Wang, AIA (Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects) to discuss ideas for programs for the remainder of 2016 - and into 2017.
The Design for Aging Review (DFAR) is a biannual competition publication from the national Design for Aging KC, showcasing facilities that improve quality of life for the aging while exhibiting innovation in their design and execution. The DFAR12 book is now available. DFAR13 is currently in production and will be released this fall.
Click here to visit the national Design for Aging KC web page.
Design for Aging KC
Non Member Price
Saturday / October 08, 2016 / 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Join Glessner House Museum, in partnership with Landmarks Illinois, the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and Friends of Historic Second Presbyterian Church as we present Historic Preservation at 50: Chicago and the Future of the Movement. This day-long symposium event will celebrate one of the first great preservation success stories in Chicago, explore why we continue to save old buildings in the 21st century, and generate broad input into the future of historic preservation, its role in society now and for generations to come.
Symposium topics and speakers:
-- Glessner House: A Case Study - William Tyre, Glessner House Museum
-- A Half Century of Preservation Legislation - Vincent Michael, PhD
-- Justice, Community, and the Future of Historic Preservation - Jamie Kalven, Experimental Station and Invisible Institute
-- Panel: The Future of the Historic Preservation Movement - Nootan Bharani, AIA, Lead Design Manager, PLACE LAB, University of Chicago; Katherine Darnstadt, AIA, principal, Latent Design: Eleanor Gorski, AIA, Deputy Commission of Planning, Design and Historic Preservation, City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development; moderated by Bonnie McDonald, president, Landmarks Illinois
Tickets range from $10 - $30.
To purchase tickets and for more information click here.
Glessner House Museum, Landmarks Illinois, Friends of Second Presbyterian Church, AIA Chicago
up to 5 LUs
Non Member Price
Sunday / October 09, 2016 / 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Docomomo US Tour Day is a national annual event that works to raise the awareness and appreciation for buildings, interiors, sites and landscapes designed in the United States as part of the modern movement. Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, Tour Day invites organizations and people across the country to tour and appreciate significant 20th century modern design in their neighborhood, city, state and region.
Join Docomomo Chicago for a tour of the magnificent Lakeside Center at McCormick Place, led by architectural historian Kevin Harrington, Professor Emeritus at the Illinois Institute of Technology. In addition to the tour leader, several architects who were on the original design team for the building will be available to answer questions.
Built between 1968 and 1971, the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place is a multi-level convention center pavilion situated on Lake Michigan in Burnham Park on the Near South Side of Chicago. The building was designed in the International Style by architects Gene Summers and Helmut Jahn of C.F. Murphy Associates, one of Chicago's most prominent post-World War II architecture firms. The Lakeside pavilion was the sole convention center building in the McCormick Center complex prior to construction of the McCormick Center North in 1986. Despite further expansions of McCormick Place over the last 30 years, the 1971 McCormick Place building remains the most significant structure in the complex due to its architectural design and lakefront site.
Meet at 1:45pm at the top of the waterfall on the east (lake) side of the building. Tour begins at 2:00 pm sharp.
Free for Docomomo members
$10 for non-members (cash only)
Theme image: Albert Frey House I, 1954 (Palm Springs, CA); Julius Shulman, photographer. Credit: © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10).
Non Member Price
Friday / October 14, 2016 / 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
THE DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS HONOR OUTSTANDING WORK FROM CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FIRMS FOUND ALL OVER THE WORLD.
JOIN US FOR THE 61ST ANNUAL DESIGNIGHT CELEBRATION ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 AT NAVY PIER'S GRAND BALLROOM
5:30 PM: COCKTAIL HOUR IN THE LAKEVIEW TERRACE
7:00 PM: DINNER AND AWARDS PRESENTATION
SUGGESTED DRESS CODE: BUSINESS FORMAL
ALL TICKETS WILL BE HELD FOR PICK-UP IN THE LAKEVIEW TERRACE
The Design Excellence Awards honor recipients of the following:
Distinguished Building Award
Interior Architecture Award
Divine Detail Award
Regional & Urban Design Award
RON A. Krueck, FAIA, recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award
Individual tickets may be purchased by clicking HERE.
Tables of 10 may be purchased by clicking HERE.
Non Member Price
Saturday / October 15, 2016 / 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Chicago Architecture + Design College Day is a free event open to high school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors interested in learning more about careers in:
- interior design
- construction management
- landscape architecture
Nearly 50 college and universities will be present from all over the United States. Representatives will be available to provide information and answer questions on their respective degree programs.
For more information and to register, visit: chicagocareerday.org
Consortium for Design + Construction Careers
Non Member Price
Tuesday / October 18, 2016 / 8:30 AM
Join BIMobject for a BIMscript® Hackathon and learn how to become an expert in creating Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects with our BIMscript® & LENA solution for Rhino. Our BIMscript® Hackathon is a free, two-day event that is taught by our core developers and offers content developers and mechanical CAD internal department team members a unique opportunity to learn from the masters.
BIMscript® & LENA is free software that opens a new world of opportunities to users and manufacturers who wish to develop their own content for most BIM platforms, using a single script. Smaller developers may also develop content rich multi-format parameters in multiple languages, with a single Rhino and LENA license.
On Day 1, participants will learn how to use BIMscript® & LENA for Rhino to create BIM files for ArchiCAD, Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD, IFC, and 3DStudio. Check out scenes from Day 1 of our 2015 Hackathon in Budapest, Hungary!
At the end of the hackathon, participants will receive accreditation to use BIMscript® & LENA. As an accredited BIMscript® & LENA professional, you will:
• Use BIMscript® & LENA in real projects with real BIMobject clients and projects (brand owners pay publication fee to be published in the BIMobject Cloud)
• Upon request, receive a free hidden Project Cloud to create a content catalog, with limited access, for non-profit purposes, demonstration, testing and training
• Receive invitations to future events, as well as on-going support and training
• Exchange knowledge and ideas for the future with other accredited professionals
• Join our Forum and Wiki
"Future Features" (smart connectors) Workshop
On Day 2, among other activities, we will present our "Future Features" workshop to demonstrate and discuss our future innovations within BIMscript, called “smart connectors”. The workshop will include scripting capabilities for MEP connectors, laser positioning holes for stations, and relationships between objects and subcomponents.
How to register?
Participation is free, and seating is limited. As a result, interested participants must register online and include a brief statement as to why BIMobject should select you to participate. If several employees of the same company wish to participate, each person must complete a separate entry. Also, be sure to specify if you would like to attend our "Future Features" workshop held on Day 2. To receive accreditation, all participants must attend and complete the hackathon session and be prepared to present your work.
Software /Hardware Requirements
A laptop computer with Windows installed. If selected, participants will receive an email with instructions and a complete list of recommended programs and support software for installation.
Non Member Price
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