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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.
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Community Interface Committee planning meeting
Monday, March 10, 6 pm- 7:30 pm
This event is sponsored by Community Interface Committee
Learning units: Not Available
Location: AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250
Member price: 0 Non-member price: 0
Healthcare KC planning meeting
Tuesday, March 11, 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Please join us if your are working in the field of healthcare design or you’d like to learn more about it.
If you are unable to attend in person but would still like to take part, dial in to the AIA Chicago conference bridge: 312-376-2799 / PIN = 4240#.
This event is sponsored by Healthcare KC
Archeworks as an Urban Design Catalyst
Wednesday, March 12, 12 pm- 1 pm
The Chicago Expander is a research initiative at Archeworks that brings together thinkers, designers and practitioners from a variety of disciplines to construct new discourses on regionalism and architecture and develop new models addressing large and small-scale design. Iker Gil, co-director of the program, will discuss how this interdisciplinary framework activates critical questions that challenge conventional boundaries and perceptions about the city and its position in the world. The current theme of Chicago Expander is water.Iker Gil is an architect, urban designer, and director of MAS Studio, a collaborative architecture and urban design firm with a multidisciplinary approach to a wide range of projects. The studio develops its work with an emphasis in research, built work, publications and exhibitions. Iker is also the editor in chief of the quarterly design journal MAS Context, director of the architecture series at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, and the editor of the book Shanghai Transforming (ACTAR, 2008). In addition, he currently teaches Masters Project Preparation at the College of Architecture at IIT. He is a board member of the Chicago Architectural Club. Iker has received several grants and awards for his work, most recently the 2010 Emerging Visions Award from the Chicago Architectural Club, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation grant, and Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts in support of MAS Context.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
This event is sponsored by Regional & Urban Design KC
Learning units: 1 LU
Member price: 0 Non-member price: $15.00
The Spotted Stone, Quarried in Chicago
Thursday, March 13, 12 pm- 1 pm
Nate Lielasus, AIA (Northworks Architects and Planners, LLC) will give a presentation outlining his research on the Spotted Stone of Chicago. Spotted Stone is a bituminous limestone which was quarried within the current city limits of Chicago and used for several significant buildings in the region. It differs from Joliet-Lemont limestone, which was known as “Athens Marble” and used in such structures as the old Chicago Water Tower, and Bedford limestone, quarried in Indiana and used extensively in Chicago.
Though largely unknown today, Spotted Stone was one of the few (if not the only) stone quarried within Chicago and used for facing and trim on buildings and so holds a special place in the history of construction in Chicago.Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
This event is sponsored by Historic Resources KC
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW
Location: AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250
Tour: Institute for Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University *THIS TOUR HAS REACHED CAPACITY*
Thursday, March 13, 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
This event is sponsored by Environment KC, USGBC Illinois, and SCB
Learning units: 1.5 LU/HSW
Location: 6349 North Kenmore Avenue
Environment KC/COTE planning meeting
Tuesday, March 18, 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Please join us to discuss plans for the rest of the year, including programs and future leaders for this KC.
This event is sponsored by Environment KC/COTE
Tour: The Admiral at the Lake
Saturday, March 22, 10 am- 11:30 am
Join us for a tour of The Admiral at the Lake, a unique 31-story high-rise senior living community, designed by the Dallas office of Perkins+Will. This multi-story vertical community is located near the lakefront on Chicago’s north side. Included in the facility are 200 independent living units, 39 assisted living residents, 36 skilled nursing residents, 17 memory support residents, and 12 garden homes. The tour will be led by Glenn Brichacek of The Admiral at the Lake (owner/operators of The Admiral) and Frank Muraca, AIA (ARCH Consultants Ltd., Owner’s Representatives). Limited to 25 participants.Founded in 1858, The Admiral is Chicago’s oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to creating senior living with innovative, responsive solutions to address the needs of Chicago area seniors.
This event is sponsored by Design for Aging KC
Location: 929 West Foster Avenue, Chicago
Design Better / Design Forward in Sub-Saharan Africa (Martin Roche Travel Scholarship)
Monday, March 24, 5:45 pm- 7 pm
What did Taylor Holloway, Assoc. AIA, learn as the 2013 recipient of the AIA Chicago Foundation’s Martin Roche Travel Scholarship?Design Better / Design Forward was conceived as an investigation of the built work of a loose confederation of emerging architects and activists in sub-Saharan Africa. A self-described group of “socio-technical designers” and “researchers in action,” they are not “social architects” in the do-gooder sense. Instead, their work consists of collective urban-spatial strategizing by means of critical engagement, experimentation, and grit.
In the course of three weeks, five cities, and nearly a dozen interviews, Design Better / Design Forward uncovered the network of individuals, universities, and non-government organizations that are changing the way they design in order to change the world in which they live.
Taylor is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Wellesley College. She is passionate about architecture that is contextual, all things handcrafted, and collaborative design. Martin Roche Travel Scholarship
Established in 1926 by architect Martin Roche, FAIA (1853–1927)and administered by the AIA Chicago Foundation, the Martin Roche Travel Scholarship gives an architecture student the opportunity to pursue an independent study abroad.
Past awards have been granted to students who studied a diverse group of subjects, such as the transformation of brownfield sites in Germany; the relationship between design and crime in Medellin, Colombia; modernist religious architecture in Italy; contemporary elementary schools in Finland; and the 20th century development of a national architecture style in Iceland.
A grant of $5000 is available to students enrolled in an architecture program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, or School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The deadline for 2014 applications is 5pm on April 4.
This event is sponsored by AIA Chicago Foundation
2030 Commitment Chicago Working Group meeting
Tuesday, March 25, 5 pm- 6 pm
See you next month. Everyone is welcome to join us and learn more about the 2030 Challenge.
This event is sponsored by 2030 Commitment Chicago Working Group
HVAC in Single-Family Homes: Principles and Best Practices
Wednesday, March 26, 5:30 pm- 7 pm
Shawn Mansfield, PE, Vice President, AA Service Co. Heating & Cooling, will present the trends and best practices in residential HVAC systems for single-family homes. Shawn has over fourteen years of experience in the field with a recent focus on “green” HVAC systems.
This event is sponsored by residential KC and Small Practitioners Group
Location: AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive #250
Working with an Architect
Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
This event is sponsored by
Location: NHS Homeownership Office, 1279 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Chicago Computation Group meeting
Thursday, March 27, 6 pm- 7:30 pm
This event is sponsored by Chicago Computation Group
Sunday, April 13, 2:30 pm- 4:40 pm
Location: Rebuilding Exchange, 1740 W. Webster
Working with an Architect - Spanish Language
Wednesday, April 23, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Interested in renovating or remodeling your home, but don’t know where to begin? AIA Chicago’s “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.This session will be in Spanish.
Location: St. John Berchmans, 2517 W Logan Blvd., Chicago
Saturday, April 26, 7:00 am- 4:00 pm
Come join us for a day of home repairs at our AIA Chicago-sponsored Rebuilding Together home in Riverdale, IL. This year we will be making the house more accessible to a family of 5 by adding grab bars and railings around the home. We will also be painting 7 rooms, making repairs to kitchen floors, and repairing screen doors. Transportation will be provided. More information on what to wear and bring will be provided to those individuals who sign up. All level of skills are welcome. IDP and community service hours are available.If you have further questions, please email Allison Freedland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is sponsored by AIA Chicago
Location: Riverdale, Illinois
Thursday, May 8, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Location: NHS Back of the Yards, Homeownership Center,
(located in Park Federal Bank)
1823 West 47th Street
Small Project Awards Reception
Friday, May 9, 5 pm- 8 pm
This event is sponsored by Small Practitioners Group
Location: Architectural Artifacts, 4325 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago
Working with an Architect - Spanish Language
Thursday, May 22, 5:30 pm- 7:45 pm
Location: North Pulaski Chicago Public Library, 4300 North Ave., Chicago
AIA National Convention and Expo June 26-28
Thursday, June 26, 8 am- 8 pm
Registration is now open! Early-bird registration rates end April 16. Join AIA and get free convention registration!Interested in host-chapter sponsorship opportunities? Please call AIA Chicago at 312/670-7770.
This event is sponsored by The American Institute of Architects
Location: McCormick Place-on-the-Lake
BUILDING Chicago /Greening the Heartland expo and conference
Monday, September 29, 9 pm- 5 pm
The call for papers for the 2nd annual BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Expo and Conference is now open. The event will take place September 29-October 1, 2014, at North America’s largest LEED Gold-certified hotel, the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza.
The inaugural BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Conference & Expo, held in September 2013, drew more than 500 attendees from 27 states and was jointly produced by Building Design+Construction magazine, published by SGC Horizon, along with the U.S. Green Building Council — Midwest Chapters, the Greening the Heartland Committee, and AIA Chicago, with additional support from the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Builders Association (AGC).
This event is sponsored by Building Design + Construction, USGBC-Illinois, AIA Chicago
Location: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
Friday, October 24, 5:30 pm- 10:30 pm
Location: Grand ballroom at Navy Pier