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.

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Wednesday / September 18, 2019 / 8:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Duties and Liabilities of Design Professionals Arising out of Contract Administration Services

Conference center adjacent to AIA Chicago office, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 260, Chicago

What are the design professional’s duties and limitations when providing construction contract administration services? How best to manage risks, site observation services, review of submittals, and RFI’s? The Practice Management KC welcomes attorney and architect Sue Yoakum, Esq., AIA, from the law firm Donovan |Hatem LLP (Boston) to speak about these issues. 

Speaker: Sue E. Yoakum, Of Counsel to Donovan Hatem LLP, is an attorney and licensed architect with approximately 30 years of domestic and international experience in design and construction. She focuses her practice assisting design professionals by providing claims and risk management assistance, contract reviews, and other related legal services. Sue frequently presents risk management seminars. She is a liaison to the national AIA Documents Committee and wrote a chapter in the 15th edition of AIA’s The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice on “Risks and Emerging Practices.”

Prior to pursuing her legal career, Sue practiced architecture for ten years, focusing on large projects.

Light breakfast provided starting at 8:45 am. The presentation will begin promptly at 9:00 am.

Sponsored By

Practice Management KC

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$15.00




Friday / September 20, 2019 / 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Stand with Greta: Global Climate Strike in Chicago

Federal Plaza, 50 West Adams Street

 

 

 

 

 

In August 2018, 15-year old Greta Thunberg walked out of her school in Stockholm, Sweden, to demand climate justice. Rallying together thousands of young people across the globe, her movement is gathering support for an international walk-out day for climate justice: September 20, 2019.
In Chicago, many architects and architecture firms have committed to attend the local rally, taking place at Federal Plaza. Please consider joining them. For more information on the Global Climate Strike, click here.

You may also read an opinion essay here, written by Tom Jacobs, AIA, on why architects should consider standing with Greta. 

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / September 24, 2019 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Understanding financial statements and how to determine key performance metrics

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

Are you a small firm owner or considering becoming one? Do you understand how to read and understand basic financial statements? Calculate overhead rates, break even, and billing multiplier? Spend an hour with Brian Cote, partner with the accounting firm FGMK, LLC, who will enlighten you regarding financial statements and industry metrics. 

Speaker: Brian L. Cote is a partner in FGMK’s Audit and Accounting Practice and provides assurance, accounting, and business consulting services to privately held businesses, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals. His primary industries served comprise of professional services, including architectural and engineering firms, as well as insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, technology, and transportation and logistics. Brian has been a speaker in AIA Chicago transFORM course.

Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Sponsored By

Practice Management KC

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$15.00




Wednesday / September 25, 2019 / 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Managing the Risks of Bringing Power for the Future on Underground Transmission Line

MORNING SESSION: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3800 / EVENING SESSION: The Conference Center at One North Wacker 1 N. Upper Wacker Drive, 2nd Floor

Belmont Light needed to upgrade its aging substation and power transmission and distribution systems to improve reliability and prepare for growing demands. The project involved constructing a new substation in Belmont, Massachusetts, and two 0.8 mile, 115kV buried transmission lines along an existing commuter rail right-of-way connecting area suburbs to Boston. This alignment, while the least disruptive to the community, posed significant technical challenges and at one point was considered practically unbuildable. In this presentation, we will explore this case study and highlight how the project team worked together to manage risks arising from several key challenges, including avoiding various environmental resource areas, excavating alongside an active commuter railway, and dealing with highly varying soil conditions.

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss design and construction challenges that arose on this project and how they were managed and resolved by the project team.
  • Illustrate how the appropriate technology can help overcome challenging site conditions.
  • Demonstrate how a proactive approach to involving all stakeholders, including utility owner agencies, during design development can minimize conflicts during construction.
  • Discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to meet demanding client needs.

Attendance is free and open to all; please invite colleagues. We will serve refreshments.

SPEAKER: Giuliana A. Zelada, PE, Senior Project Manager.  Giuliana Zelada specializes in geotechnical engineering and underground construction. She provides planning, design, risk assessment, and construction support services in the areas of shallow and deep foundation systems, earth retention systems, deep excavations, retaining walls, construction dewatering, and groundwater monitoring for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, as well as power stations and substations. Giuliana has also participated in several investigations into causes of building and structure settlement and heave, retaining wall failures, and slope failures, and has provided litigation support for various projects.

MORNING SEMINAR DETAILS

LOCATION

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3800
Chicago, IL 60603

SCHEDULE

  • 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
  • 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Presentation & Discussion
  • 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception

Click Here to Register for the Morning Session

EVENING SEMINAR DETAILS

LOCATION

The Conference Center at One North Wacker
1 N. Upper Wacker Drive, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

SCHEDULE

  • 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Registration & Refreshments
  • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Presentation & Discussion
  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Click here to Register for the Evening Session

 

Sponsored By

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Wednesday / September 25, 2019 / 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Healthcare Design Showcase - AIA Chicago 150th Anniversary

CallisonRTKL, 200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1800, Chicago

The Healthcare KC invites you to celebrate AIA Chicago’s 150th Anniversary with a Chicago Healthcare Design Showcase. Hear from Chicago design firms how they have impacted access to care for the Chicago community over the last 150 years:

  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
    • Anne Gibson, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Design Director / Principal, Gensler Chicago
    • Tom Trenolone, AIA, LEED AP, Design Director, HDR Inc., Omaha
    • Design by HDR; Gensler, in association with Clive Wilkinson Architects and EGG Office
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Reimagined
    • Mike Czyrka, AIA, HKS Inc.
  • Rush University Medical Center
    • Bridget Lesniak AIA, LEED AP, Managing Principal, Perkins&Will
  • Advocate Outpatient Centers
    • Tom Lee, AIA, NCARB, HDR Inc.
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center, New Patient Tower
    • Troy Hoggard, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC, CannonDesign
  • University of Chicago Medicine, Adult Emergency Department and Trauma Center
    • Roderic Walton, AIA, NCARB, Associate Principal, Moody Nolan
  • Center for Advanced Care, Advocate Aurora Health, Illinois Masonic Medical Center
    • Coty Sandberg, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, SmithGroup
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    • Douglas King, AIA, ACHA, Principal, Stantec
  • Presence Center for Advanced Care at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
    • Yong Yun, AIA, Senior Associate / Vice President, CallisonRTKL

 

5:15 pm            arrival and networking

5:40 to 6:45      presentations, followed by Q&A

7:00 pm            closing remarks

Sponsored By

Healthcare KC and CallisonRTKL

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$15.00




Thursday / September 26, 2019 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Making Your Architectural Finishes Work with LED Lighting

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

Have you learned—the hard way—how certain architectural finishes have a less-than-ideal reaction to LED lighting? The small, intense diode sources in LED lighting can render very differently on some finishes as compared to other lighting sources. As LED lighting becomes more prevalent, architects are finding that some finish options do not react to the light as their customers envisioned. Join us for a demonstration of the challenges LED lighting presents to finish selection. You'll leave with concrete tips for anticipating and overcoming the challenges you're sure to encounter.

This program will be presented by Jim Baney, Partner and Lighting Designer, and Bradley Fritz, AIA, architect and Theatre Consultant, from Schuler Shook.

Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Sponsored By

Technical Issues KC; co-hosted by Interior Architecture KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$15.00




Thursday / September 26, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Content Creation and Innovation: Libraries for the Digital Future

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

     

The Education KC invites you to explore the latest trends in the design of academic libraries. Join us for a presentation and a panel discussion review of new concepts that redefine how we share information, create content and innovate.

In the age of digital information, libraries are evolving to remain the life blood of thriving communities, new schools and great universities. They have the capacity to connect – by creating points of intersections between people, disciplines, and ideas. From cyber cafes to makerspaces and innovation centers, interactive elements and digital studios, libraries continue to shift and reinvent to embrace new technologies and space programs.

Janette Blackburn, FAIA and Luke Voiland, AIA, both principals from Shepley Bulfinch (Boston), will explore the latest trends in library design to best utilize space and technology, balancing research, patron needs, and social relationships.

Greg Moquin, CTS, senior audiovisual system engineer and associate principal at Shen Milsom & Wilke (SM&W) in Chicago, will address the new technologies required to deliver the latest library concepts.

  • 5:30 PM               Networking       
  • 5:45 PM               Presentations
  • 6:45 PM               Panel + Q/A
  • 7:30 PM               Event ends   

Sponsored By

Education KC

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price

Non Member Price

$15.00




Friday / September 27, 2019 / 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Facades+

Mid-America Club, 200 East Randolph Drive, 80th Floor, Chicago (Aon Center)

Facades+ ChicagoTHE PREMIER CONFERENCE ON HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING ENCLOSURES

The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high-performance facades, and the future face of Chicago. These well-rounded, expert dialogues will inform and inspire.

The Facades+ conference series is a robust dialogue encompassing all things building skin—bridging the profession, industry, academia, operations, and ownership.

Click here to learn more and register. AIA Chicago members receive 20% off registration with code AIA19.

 

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Wednesday / October 02, 2019 / 9:00 AM

Design Chicago

Merchandise Mart, Chicago

Join us for Design Chicago, the Midwest’s largest residential design conference, featuring two days of events about kitchen, bath, and home furnishings, intended for interior designers, architects and luxury custom-home builders. Plan your schedule and register now!

AIA Chicago is hosting two sessions on Thursday, October 3:

10:00 to 11:00 am at Pella Windows & Doors, Suite 100: Iconic House

For most of recorded history, the history of architecture has been the history of the house. Stuart Cohen, FAIA and Julie Hacker, FAIA (Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects), Doug Farr, FAIA (Farr Associates), and Scott Fortman, AIA (Gibbons Fortman) will discuss the houses that have most influenced their architectural thinking and their built work. The panel will be moderated by S. Claire Conroy, Editor in Chief of Residential Design magazine. Join us to hear about Iconic Houses that have widespread appeal based on culturally determined ideas and forms which they embody, idealize, and often transcend.

2:00 to 3:30 pm at Waterworks, Suite 136: Iconic Room

The rooms that move us the most as memorable experiences can be the conceptual starting points for interior architecture and design. Stuart Cohen, FAIA (Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects) will introduce the idea of an iconic room and three architects and interior designers will then make presentations discussing what they consider to be a room or space that has been influential in their work. They will then show examples of their current work and discuss the relationship between the two. Julie Hacker, FAIA will moderate a discussion with Margaret McCurry, FAIA, FIIDA (Tigerman McCurry Architects, Ltd.), Summer Thornton (Summer Thornton Design), and Vladimir Radutny AIA (Vladimir Radutny Architects). 

Sponsored By

Merchandise Mart

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Saturday / October 05, 2019 / 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Chicago Architecture + Design College Career Day

Illinois Institute of Technology, Hermann Hall, 3241 South Federal Street, Chicago

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:

  • architecture
  • interior design
  • construction management
  • landscape architecture

More than 50 colleges 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 as an exhibitor or an attendee, visit chicagocareerday.org.

    

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago and AIA Chicago Foundation, City Colleges of Chicago, College of DuPage, Harper College, Illinois Institute of Technology

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$0.00



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