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National Architecture Week
National Architecture Week is a chance to learn more about the positive role architects play in our communities and to highlight the power of design. Look for ways you can take part in National Architecture Week:
- Find AIA (national and local) on Facebook and become a fan
- Join an online conversation on the national Facebook fan page. Throughout the week you'll hear from some innovative and creative practicing architects on what design projects they're working on and why design matters. Share your views with them.
- Follow national AIA on Foursquare and explore your city. You'll earn Foursquare points while discovering architectural tips about some of the best award-winning design projects near you.
- Include the national AIA official hashtag #archweek11 when you check-in on Foursquare and share it with your friends on Twitter. Each day during National Architecture Week, AIA will award a prize to a randomly selected follower whose tweet includes the hashtag. (See sweepstakes rules.)
Attend an event at AIA Chicago:
- April 12 at noon: Neighborhoods Go Green: LEED-ND for Neighborhood Development
- April 14 at noon: The Art of Stained Glass Restoration: Bradley Hall Dome Glows Again
More details on our calendar
Attend an architectural event elsewhere in Chicago:
- April 9: Historic Chicago Bungalow and Green Home Expo
This all-day event at the Merchandise Mart includes AIA Chicago's Working with an Architect presentation at 12:00 pm., and bring your questions to "Ask An Architect" at the AIA Chicago booth.
- April 11: Building from the Past to Create Innovative Homes
David Wytmar, AIA, Groundwork, Ltd., Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, 7:00 pm.
- April 12: CSI: House (Construction Science Investigation)
David Wytmar, AIA, Groundwork, Ltd., Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., 7:30 pm
- April 13: Chicago, New York, and the Invention of the YMCA Building
Paula Lupkin (Washington University), Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., 12:15 to 1:00 pm.
- April 13: Harry Weese and the Windy City
Robert Bruegmann (UIC), Kathleen Murphy Skolnik (Roosevelt University), and Ben Weese, FAIA; discussion based on the books The Architecture of Harry Weese (2010). Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., 6:00 pm.
- April 13: "But I Don't Want to Share"
F. Christopher Lee, FAIA (Johnson and Lee, Ltd.), IIT College of Architecture, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, McCloska Auditorium, 3201 S. State St., 6:00 pm.
- April 14: Building the Hospital of Tomorrow: Green Hospitals & Healthcare
- April 14: Designing High Performance Buildings: Using an Integrative Design Process
- April 14: The Calumet Region: Coexistence of Nature, Industry, & Community for a Sustainable Future
Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Blvd., 6:00 pm