EVENTS

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.

To view a calendar of events click here.

To view an archived list of events click here.

Tuesday / July 26, 2016 / 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Construction Administration: Dos and Don’ts for Architects

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250

Robert G. Stanton, CPCU, ARM, RPLU of Willis Towers Watson will direct an interactive discussion relative to an architect’s risk management approach to the construction phase of any project.  Topics will include:

·        Basics on Construction phase services

·        Standard of care in regards to construction administration

·        Design professional construction concerns

·        Job site specific duties and proper documentation

·        Do’s and Don’ts of photographing construction work

·        General rules regarding jobsite safety

·        Collecting information, meeting minutes, and site visit reports 

 

Sponsored By

Project Management KC

Learning Units

1.0

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

$15.00




Wednesday / July 27, 2016 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Resilient Landscapes: Designing for Water, Risk, and Remediation

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

Our urban environment is in constant flux brought on by changes in economies and climate change. Issues of adaptation and resiliency are increasingly more relevant to all design disciplines. Jim Wasley and Jennifer Cooper-Sabo will discuss their design projects and research related to managing stormwater, revitalizing brownfields, and assessing climate change risk and adaptation in the Great Lakes and Bay Area regions.

 

SPEAKERS:

James Wasley is a Director of the Institute for Ecological Design and the former Chair of the UWM Department of Architecture. He is the past president of both the Society of Building Science Educators and the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance. Professor Wasley’s current research is in the creation of ecological urban waterscapes at a variety of scales. He has been designing and building stormwater demonstration projects on the UWM campus since 2005. Since 2011, he has led the school-wide Milwaukee Inner Harbor Project, which has explored the redevelopment and ecological restoration of the 200+ acres of brownfields surrounding the Port of Milwaukee. This has in turn led to a suite of ten demonstration projects on the harbor at the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences that are moving towards implementation. Other ongoing research interests include carbon neutral design, the evolution of environmental ratings systems, architectural daylighting, and the creation of ‘extreme case’ healthy environments.

Jennifer Cooper-Sabo, CLARB, LEED AP ND, spearheads an integrated landscape architecture practice at Perkins+Will. She is an award-winning landscape architect with fifteen years of experience in professional practice as well as in academia leading performative landscape design studios. Working alongside scientists on contaminated sites, her hybrid landscape typologies diversify habitats and reinterpret industrial and cultural histories. She seeks to explore larger regional thinking while engaging the human scale working in close collaboration with urban designers, architects and client teams from concepts through to project design ground level detail.

Sponsored By

Environment KC/COTE

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

$15.00




Thursday / July 28, 2016 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Gates of Harvard Yard with Blair Kamin

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

Enter Harvard Yard with Blair Kamin, architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, editor and one of eleven authors in the recently published Gates of Harvard Yard.

Offering the complete, never-before-told story of the twenty-five gates that form portals to Harvard Yard, this beautiful gift book recounts the aesthetic vision for America’s preeminent university, developed by renowned architecture firm McKim, Mead & White.

The book discusses the architectural intentions of the gates, as well as the human drama behind their fruition --- tales of wealth, power, and institutional and personal ambition. Illustrated with previously unpublished sketches by Roger Erickson, architect and landscape architect; stunning color photographs of each gate by Ralph Lieberman; and a beautiful hand-drawn three-dimensional aerial map of Harvard Yard that denotes the location of each gate by RISD graduate student Christopher Beck. Ann Marie Lipinski, curator of the Niemann Foundation at Harvard University and formerly of the Chicago Tribune, wrote the foreword.

Blair's previous books include two collections of his columns: Why Architecture Matters: Lessons from Chicago and Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age.

Books will be available for purchase at a special event price of $14 per copy plus sales tax (retail price is $15.95 plus tax), and Blair will sign them for you. 

Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

 ‘Gates of Harvard Yard’ Reveals Chicago Connection - Chicago Tonight (WTTW), June 30, 2016

Sponsored By

Regional and Urban Design KC

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Thursday / July 28, 2016 / 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CRAN Brew and View

Assured Corporation Showroom, 445 North Wells Street, Chicago

AIA / Chicago Area Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) invites you to a craft beer tasting and viewing of Assured's latest product displays. 

New displays will showcase:

  • Fleetwood Windows and Doors
  • Loewen's New Multi Slide Product
  • Hope's Thermal Evolution Technology
  • Nana Wall's Energy Efficient Systems

RSVP to admin@assuredcorp.com by July 21. 

          

Sponsored By

AIA / Chicago Area Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN), Assured Corporation, Pollyanna Brewing Company

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / August 02, 2016 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Summer Tour West: Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences

1900 West Jackson Boulevard

Please join City College of Chicago, CannonDesign, and Moody Nolan for a tour of the new School of Health Sciences building at Malcolm X College. As part of City College’s reinvention, this new 545,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility provides learning and support spaces for the community college. The School of Health Sciences focuses on educating allied health professionals and was designed to emphasize hands-on training.

Academic classrooms and teaching laboratories as well as recreation facilities, a conference center, and other support spaces are organized around a student union, library, and roof garden. The facility is crowned by an eight-story tower which represents a “virtual hospital” and allows students to learn through simulated, real-world healthcare scenarios. 

Meet inside the main entrance on Jackson Boulevard (between Damen Avenue and Wood Street).

Speakers:

Luis Martinez, AIA, City Colleges of Chicago (lead architect)

Renauld Mitchell, AIA, partner, Moody Nolan (architect of record)

Jim Jankowski, FAIA, principal, CannonDesign (design architect)

 

“With New Campus, Malcolm X College Bets Big On Health Care Careers”

DNAInfo, January 8, 2016

Click here to RSVP for Summer Tour North to see two new North Shore projects: Writers Theatre and Rosewood Beach.

Sponsored By

Education, Healthcare, and Design KCs

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Wednesday / August 03, 2016 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

NCARB & You: AXP, ARE, & Certification

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams Street, first-floor auditorium

Change is happening on the road to licensure. Whether you’re just starting or already moving forward, this program is for you. If you supervise or mentor emerging architects, this event is for you as well.

NCARB staff will explain the new Architecture Experience Program® (AXP), until recently known as IDP. They will also cover the current Architecture Registration Examination (ARE) 4.0 and the forthcoming ARE® 5.0 which starts in November 2016. Bring your questions and a colleague!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH NCARB.

Program:

  --  Welcome by AIA Chicago’s Young Architects Forum

  --  AXP® and ARE® presentations by NCARB

  --  How I did it: A recently licensed architect’s perspective

  --  AIA Chicago’s ARE® prep course: Mike Newman, AIA

Who Should Attend: 

  --  architecture school students and graduates

  --  AXP® and ARE® record holders with questions

  --  Firm principals

  --  AXP® supervisors and mentors

NCARB Speakers:

Patricia Ramallo, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C & Homes, CPHD

Manager, Experience + Education 

Patricia Ramallo joined NCARB late 2015 as part of the Experience + education team.  Her focus is to provide support and contribute to the development of the Architect Licensing Advisors Community. Patricia has over 14 years of experience in architectural design, management and construction administration. Prior to joining NCARB, she worked in Michigan, Kentucky and New York in a variety of projects ranging from residential and multifamily, to religious, commercial and mixed-use buildings. Patricia holds a Master of Architecture degree from Lawrence Technological University and is licensed to practice architecture in Argentina, Kentucky, and New Jersey. She is a Certified Passive House Designer and LEED AP® Homes & BD+C; a member of the American Institute of Architects; and holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity.

Michelle Cohn, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Manager, Examination Development

Michelle Cohn joined NCARB in 2014 as a manager in examination development. Her work focuses on the development of ARE 5.0 and continued support of ARE 4.0, as well as outreach events on the importance of licensure. Prior to joining NCARB, Michelle worked as a project architect and project manager in several architecture firms in Washington, D.C. Her work spanned multiple project types, including institutional, mixed-use, residential, and affordable housing across all phases of design and construction. Michelle is a graduate of Tulane University with a Masters of Architecture.  She is licensed to practice architecture in the District of Columbia, is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity.

Patricia Ramallo (left) and Michelle Cohn (right)

 

Click here for location and transporation details. 

This event is supported by

 

Sponsored By

NCARB, AIA Chicago, Black Spectacles

Learning Units

2 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Saturday / August 13, 2016 / 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Summer Tour North: Writers Theatre and Rosewood Beach

325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, IL 60022

AIA Chicago invites you to attend a Saturday morning tour of two new projects on Chicago’s North Shore: Writers Theatre in Glencoe by Studio Gang Architects, and the renovation of Rosewood Beach in Highland Park by Woodhouse Tinucci Architects. Leading the tour will be Juliane Wolf of Studio Gang and David Woodhouse, FAIA and Andy Tinucci, AIA of Woodhouse Tinucci. The tour will begin at Writers Theatre, after which attendees will be taken by bus to Rosewood Beach. After the tour of Rosewood Beach, the bus will bring attendees back to the theatre.

Writers Theatre

Theater’s ability to bring people together across boundaries has made it an important force in urban life since ancient times. Studio Gang’s design for the new home of Glencoe’s Writers Theatre is designed to maximize this potential for a 21st-century theater company, creating an architecture that energizes the daily life of its community and becomes an exciting, region-wide cultural destination. Organized as a village-like cluster of distinct volumes that surround a central hub, the building’s form resonates with the character of Glencoe’s downtown. The theater’s two performance spaces — a main stage and a smaller black box venue — employ innovative staging and seating configurations to maximize the sense of intimacy between actors and audience and to enhance the immersive experience of Writers’ productions.

Rosewood Beach

Rosewood Beach is Highland Park’s pride and joy-its only public beach for the experience of Lake Michigan’s water, sand, sun. It needed an environmental education center (also used for parties and summer camps), snack bar, lifeguard station, restrooms, and improved access from the neighborhood park atop the bluff. Woodhouse Tinucci wanted to root the design in the elemental experience that draws us to the lake-a leisurely stroll along the beach. The design started with a canonical waterside element - a boardwalk that meanders 1500-ft, connecting access points at each end and giving visitors an ever-changing journey along Lake Michigan. Then, to minimize bulk, only functions needing privacy or separation are enclosed. Everything else, including circulation, is outdoors on the boardwalk itself, which wraps up and over to form simple, low-profile pavilions and site furnishings.

 

Click here to RSVP for Summer Tour West, a tour of the new School of Health Sciences building at Malcolm X College.

Sponsored By

Design KC

Learning Units

1.0 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

$10.00







Tuesday / August 16, 2016 / 8:15 AM - 2:15 PM

Moisture Management and Building Enclosure Detailing: Concepts for Durable Wood Assemblies

Maggiano's Little Italy at The Streets of Woodfield in Schaumburg

Led by experts in wood science and building enclosures, this seminar focuses on the effects of moisture on wood as a building material, as well as design considerations and best practices associated with detailing for durable wood structures. Beginning with a review of relevant wood science, the first half focuses on how wood is affected by moisture, how moisture travels through wood, and wood’s relationship with humidity and liquid water. The second half focuses on wood-frame assemblies for walls, low-slope roofs, and balconies. Details and case studies will be used to illustrate detailing best practices for these locations to provide moisture protection while allowing evaporation, with the goal of achieving maximum durability. Topics will include ventilation, placement of control layers, dew point location, and lessons learned from past balcony issues.

Check-in                            7:45 am
Program starts                   8:15 am
Program ends                    2:15 pm

Speakers:

Ron Anthony, Wood Scientist, Anthony & Associates

Colin Shane M.Eng., P.Eng., RDH Building Science Inc.

 

Click here to register with WoodWorks – Wood Products Council for this program.

Click here for details about the event location in Schaumburg.

Sponsored By

WoodWorks-Wood Products Council and promotional partner AIA Chicago

Learning Units

4 LU/HSW

Member Price

$40.00

Non Member Price

$40.00



Tuesday / August 16, 2016 / 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Building Performance: Designing for Energy Performance

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250, Chicago IL

'Building Performance' is a series of free programmed events for design professionals being hosted in Chicago, San Francisco, New York, and Atlanta. Each event will enable an in-person, thought leadership based engagement opportunity for local design audiences. Evening events will address key topics of interest and business issues faced by architects while delivering a unique in-person educational experience. 

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM | Arrival/Registration

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM | Introduction: Mikael Salonvaara, Building Science Leader, Owens Corning

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Program: Peter M. Babaian, Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger 

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Networking Reception

 

Program: Designing for Energy Performance
 
For the past decade and more, energy codes have become increasingly more stringent in an effort to cut down on the estimated 40% of the total energy consumption in the United States for which buildings are responsible (2015 EPA estimate).  The codes first focused on increased insulation for much of the early 2000s, and only recently included an air barrier requirement to reduce air leakage.  As more and more states adopt the latest I-Codes, these requirements will become ubiquitous.  The codes include prescriptive and performance requirements; however, the prescriptive requirements often are what most designers utilize.  Following the prescriptive requirements without thought to the environmental conditions, both interior and exterior, can result in unintended performance of wall and roof systems.  In addition, the misuse of air barriers and vapor retarders can lead to increased issues as well.  This presentation will discuss the current state of the code requirements, both prescriptive and performance, as well as when prescriptive requirements may result in inadequate performance.

Click here to RSVP!

Learning Units

1.0 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



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