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 / June 28, 2016 / 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Projects by Chicago Architects: Designing the National WW1 Memorial

The Cliff Dwellers, 200 South Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor, Chicago

The Cliff Dwellers, in co-sponsorship with Pritzker Military Museum and Library, Friends of Downtown, and AIA Chicago, are pleased to present are pleased to present another in a series of lectures on Projects by Chicago Architects: Chicago designer Joseph Weishaar and New York sculptor Sabin Howard discussing their winning entry, “The Weight of Sacrifice,” in the competition for a National World War 1 Memorial in Pershing Park in Washington, DC, to honor the 4.7 million Americans who served in the Great War. The competition was organized by the World War 1 Centennial Commission.

Speakers: Joe Weishaar is a 26-year-old artist and intern architect. Joe was a Project Architect at Brininstool+Lynch. He now owns and operates his own small consulting business and plans to open his own architecture practice. Joe is an active oil pastel painter and has participated in multiple gallery exhibitions in Chicago.

Sabin Howard is an internationally renowned classical figurative sculptor and draughtsman who has participated in more than 50 group and solo shows and garnered prestigious commissions. His sculptures and drawings have been acquired by museums and private collectors all over the world. Sabin is the author of The Art of Life, a photo essay about figurative art through the ages.

                        The winning design

Additional Info: The club and bar open at 5:30pm. The presentation will begin at 6:15, followed by dinner. The program is free, and the price per person for dinner is $25.

Reservations are required for dinner and requested for the program. Call 312-922-8080 or send an e-mail to reservations@cliff-chicago.org; reservations can be made until the afternoon of the event. Payment for dinner and charges at the bar are by credit card or charged to a member’s House Account only.

Discount parking is available after 4:00 pm at the 17 East Adams Street garage: enter on Adams between Wabash and State. Ask for a discount coupon at the Cliff Dwellers check-in desk.

Sponsored By

The Cliff Dwellers, Pritzker Military Museum and Library, Friends of Downtown, AIA Chicago

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Wednesday / June 29, 2016 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Five Homes: Architects, Clients, and What They Made

Pella Crafted Luxury, Merchandise Mart, #100

How do architects and clients work together to create a home? What led the clients to their architects, and how did they move through design development and construction to achieve a completed project? 2016 AIA Chicago Small Project Award winners Greg Howe, AIA, Searl Lamaster Howe Architects; Elissa Scrafano, AIA, Scrafano Architects and Linc Thelen, Linc Thelen Design; Gary Beyerl, AIA, Burns + Beyerl Architects; Kevin Toukoumidis, AIA, dSPACE Studio; and Tom Shafer, AIA, Thomas Shafer Architects, LLC, will be speaking, along with several of their clients.

Join us at the Pella Crafted Luxury showroom for this presentation.

 

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago, Pella Crafted Luxury, and promotional partner Chicago Architecture Foundation

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Wednesday / June 29, 2016 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tour & Social - FitzGerald Associates Architects & G-Cue

FitzGerald Associates Architects, 912 West Lake Street, and G-Cue, 157 North Morgan Street

Join us for a tour of FitzGerald Associates Architects and presentation on a recently completed project. Please arrive promptly at 5:30 pm. Afterwards, join us for drinks at G-Cue where tables and space near the bar has been reserved for our group. Those unable to attend the office tour are encouraged to arrive at G-Cue around 6:30 pm. 

Use the YAF Meetup page to let us know you'll be there.

Sponsored By

Young Architects Forum (YAF)

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Monday / July 11, 2016 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Demystifying Fellowship

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250

Learn all about the AIA College of Fellows and the process of nomination to Fellowship from Linda Searl, FAIA (Searl Lamaster Howe Architects).

Fellowship was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors before the public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. The presentation will explain the nomination, application, and review process.

All are welcome to attend, regardless of current eligibility status, and learn about the road to this achievement.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Tuesday / July 12, 2016 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Green Relief: Designing Chicago's First Cannabis Dispensary

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

Chicago’s first medical cannabis dispensary opened in 2015 at 5001 North Clark Street in the Andersonville neighborhood. How did Perimeter Architects, designers for Dispensary 33, approach this new type of business which has similarities to a medical facility but also carries an association to illegal activity? Currently, 39 serious and debilitating health conditions qualify for medical cannabis in Illinois,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times.* Dispensary 33’s mission is to provide compassionate, high quality service to its patients. How did the designers create a healing environment that is bright and sophisticated yet sensitive to the privacy needs of the clients and the security needs of the operator? Custom displays, artwork, and lighting elevate user’s experience. The strict requirements of access and security were blurred with strong, clean design elements and innovative space planning and place making.

Speakers:

Branyo Dvorak, AIA, Lynsey Sorrell, AIA, principals, and Jaime Magaliff, Perimeter Architects

Bryan Zises andand Zachary Zises, owners of Dispensary 33

“7,000 medical marijuana patients now registered in Illinois”

Chicago Sun-Times, June 6, 2016

 

“Illinois medical marijuana sales near $11M mark”

Chicago Sun-Times, June 2, 2016

 

“Chicago's first medical marijuana dispensary opens”

Chicago Sun-Times, November 16, 2015

Sponsored By

Design and Healthcare KCs

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

$15.00




Wednesday / July 13, 2016 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

CRAN Planning Meeting

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

The AIA / Chicago Area Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) welcome anyone  designing or interested in designing custom reidential projects to join us in reviewing our schedule for 2016: programs we've done, programs we're planning.

Sponsored By

AIA / Chicago Area CRAN

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Saturday / July 16, 2016 / 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Working with an Architect & Ask an Architect

The Evanston ReBuilding Warehouse - 2101 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60201

Interested in renovating or remodeling your home, but don’t know where to begin? AIA Chicago’s free “Working with an Architect” session brings together residential architecture specialists and the general public to talk about choosing an architect, navigating zoning and permit regulations and avoiding costly surprises. Following the session, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a 15-minute one-on-one consultation with an architect.  Homeowners are encouraged to bring along photos, plans or drawings of their homes.

Register here.

 

Sponsored By

Small Practitioners Groups

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Tuesday / July 19, 2016 / 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Summer Tour South: Saieh Hall for Economics and Gordon Parks Arts Hall at the University of Chicago

Join us to see two recent projects at the University of Chicago.

The tour will begin at the Saieh Hall for Economics at 5757 South University Avenue. The conversion of the former Chicago Theological Seminary (1928), two adjacent houses, and a new connecting structure into Saieh Hall was completed in 2014. The tour will include the site and public spaces: new entrance and lobby; new stair; restored student spaces in the historic building (chapels, cloister, grad loft); and student and work spaces in the addition.

We will then walk to Gordon Parks Arts Hall, a 2015 addition to the UChicago Lab School, at 1362 East 59th Street. A brief discussion of the building will be conducted by the architects and a representative from the owner, followed by a tour of the facility: 700-seat auditorium, 250-seat black box theater, lobby, enclosed courtyard, music classrooms and practice rooms, visual and digital arts studios.

    4:00 to 5:00 pm              Saieh Hall for Economics tour

    5:00 to 5:15                     walking

    5:15 to 6:15 pm               Gordon Parks Arts Hall tour 

After the formal tour concludes, participants may choose to view the Lab School’s Earl Shapiro Hall (2013, VDTA) and UChicago’s adjacent Chicago Child Care Center-Stony Island (2013, Wheeler Kearns Architects) on the 5800-block of South Stony Island Avenue from the exterior.

SPEAKERS:

Saieh Hall for Economics: Ann Beha Architects (design architect), with Gensler (AOR)

Speakers: Philip Chen, AIA (ABA), Larry Blouin (UChicago), Brad Carter (Turner); Gensler representatives

 

Gordon Park Arts Hall: Valerio Dewalt Train ASSOCIATEs (design architect), with FGM (AOR)

Randall Mattheis, AIA and Sheri Andrews, AIA (VDTA); Jim Woods, AIA (FGM); Gerardo Galvan (UChicago), Diane Zimmer (Lend Lease)

Left: Saiaeh Hall for Economics; right: Gordon Parks Arts Hall. Photos from the architecture firms’ Web sites.

 

Click here for a campus map.

Sponsored By

Education, Design, and Historic Resources KCs

Learning Units

2 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

$15.00







Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Moisture Management for Masonry Walls

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

Presented by Scott Conwell, FAIA, CDT, LEED AP of the International Masonry Institute, this program takes a detailed look at a masonry cavity wall’s moisture management system, analyzing the components of air space, flashing, weeps, air barrier, mortar joints, drainage accessories, the masonry materials themselves, and perhaps the most critical component to a watertight wall, workmanship procedures. It will look at details and conditions throughout the wall that present unique opportunities for moisture intrusion via bulk water, air infiltration, and vapor diffusion, and how to mitigate moisture at these conditions. 

Lunch will be provided by IMI.

Sponsored By

Technical Issues KC and IMI

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




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