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.

Wednesday / July 07, 2021 / 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

Catch Up on AIA Chicago's Virtual Programming

AIA Chicago's Vimeo

During this time, AIA Chicago continues to offer a robust roster of programs virtually. Any program recordings are then housed on AIA Chicago's Vimeo.

Recent programs include: 

Additional program recordings can be found on Vimeo, and AIA Chicago will continue to update this as programs occur.

Visit AIA Chicago's Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/aiachicago

[Note: watching these program recordings cannot be self-reported for CEU credits, per AIA national.]

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / July 29, 2021 / 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

A'21 - AIA conference on Architecture

Online

This four-day digital experience defines the year ahead. 

  • June 17      Firm Resilience
  • July 8         Sustainable Practice
  • July 29       Community Engagement
  • August 19   Building Efficiencies

Hear from the best in architecture, design, and beyond, including keynotes by José Andrés, Venus Williams, Dr. Robert Bullard, Shelley Halstead, Gabriella Gómez-Mont, and leaders from ARO, BIG, McKissack & McKissack, SHoP Architects, and Moody Nolan!

  • Live access to all four days
  • On-demand access for 30 days following each event
  • HSW, GBCI, RIBA, & all your AIA LU credits for the year
  • Networking & sponsor activities
  • VIBE @ A’21: One-on-one meetings with building product manufacturers (invite only—apply during registration)

Sponsored By

AIA

Member Price

$299.00

Non Member Price

$375.00



Tuesday / August 03, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Net Zero Nation: How does net-zero become part of a firm’s DNA?

Online

Has your firm taken an interest in integrating highly efficient, net zero energy use design, but not been able to fully commit to embracing these strategies into your firm's DNA? Please join AIA Chicago's Committee on the Environment Net Zero Design speaker series to hear from sustainable design leaders from coast to coast on how to deeply "root" a net zero design philosophy into your firm's genetic code.

Click here to register through Zoom

Speakers:

        Andrea Love (left) and Stephanie Horowitz (right)

Andrea Love, AIA, Payette (Boston) 

As a Principal and Director of Building Science at Payette, Andrea’s interests are in pushing the performance and minimizing the environmental impact of her projects. She also enjoys building the firm’s knowledge and intuition about sustainability through research endeavors and project explorations. Andrea works across projects to bring rigor to the performance of projects. She integrates performance modeling tools into Payette’s design process at the very beginning to inform and push designs. Additionally, she leads a number of internal research projects and the firm’s efforts on the AIA 2030 Commitment. Andrea received a Master of Science in Architecture Studies in Building Technology from MIT where she teaches a class on building envelope performance. She serves on the Board of Directors for the USGBC Massachusetts chapter, as well as the national USGBC Chapter Steering Committee and Education Steering Committee.

Stephanie Horowitz, AIA, CPHC, ZeroEnergy Design (Boston)

As Managing Director of ZeroEnergy Design, Stephanie orchestrates projects that range from net-zero energy workspaces to Passive House certified homes. She believes that great design should enhance the value of each place, be long-lasting, and make optimal utility of both space and energy. Recently awarded Boston Home Magazine's Best Sustainable Architect, her work has garnered a design award from the Boston Society of Architects as well as Citation for Sustainable Design. Her designs have appeared in notable publications such as Architectural Record, Design New England, New England Home and The New York Times. In addition to her role at ZED, Stephanie served on the Massachusetts Design Selection Board as the AIA Massachusetts representative and is a founding board member and president of Passive House Massachusetts. She holds a BArch from Cornell University. 

Hosted By

Environment KC/COTE

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / August 03, 2021 / 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Canstruction Chicago 2021 - Interested Teams Meeting

Online

  Registration for Canstruction Chicago 2021 opens July 26. Here's why it matters.

In its 42-year history, the Greater Chicago Food Depository has never seen a hunger crisis like the one caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even now, the need is greater than it was pre-pandemic. This is especially true among communities of color, where systemic inequities and racial injustice have led to higher poverty and food insecurity rates for generations, and COVID-19 only served to worsen these disparities. 

This is why your support of Canstruction Chicago 2021 is so important. Canstruction is not only a design competition: it is about coming together to fight hunger and to raise awareness for the communities served by the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Last year, the Chicago design and construction community raised over $140,000 for the Food Depository’s network of community partners. While Canstruction Chicago is historically the Food Depository’s largest one-day food drive, the funds raised through this virtual competition allowed the Food Depository to provide food and address root causes of hunger. 

This year, we are hosting another virtual design competition, but with an exciting change from last year: there will be an in-person ChicagoCAN Awards Reception at theMART on Tuesday, November 2.

Are you new to Canstruction? Learn more about citywide Canstructions and about Canstruction Chicago.

Important dates:

  • Monday, July 26: Team Registration & Fundraising Opens
  • Tuesday, August 3: Interested Teams Virtual Meeting
  • Friday, August 27: Team Design Draft Info Due
  • Thursday, September 30: Final Renderings/Video Due
  • Tuesday, November 2: ChicagoCAN Awards Ceremony at the MART 

Click here to register for the Interested Teams Meeting on Zoom

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / August 17, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Intentional Change: Women in Architecture and How the Industry Can Be More Supportive

Online

Perceptions regarding gender, gender roles, and gender identity have shaped the practice of architecture in ways that have resulted in bias, discrimination, and policies with negative outcomes for women — and the industry as a whole. 

In this Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee-led panel discussion, our panelists will explore how these issues have impacted them, share their strategies for how to overcome them, and offer suggestions to promote change.  

Panelists:

  • Moderator Sheila F. Cahnman, FAIA, FACHA, President at JumpGarden Consulting, LLC 
  • Celestia Carson, AIA, LEED AP, Principal at VCBO Architecture
  • Pallavi Puranik, AIA, Architect at Cox Graae + Spack Architects
  • Rada Doytcheva, PhD, FAIA, MBA, LEED AP, Principal at RADA Architects

Register for the Zoom Webinar here. 

Hosted By

AIA Chicago's EDI Committee

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Saturday / August 21, 2021 / 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Small Practitioners Group Summer Picnic

SE corner of Grove 16 at Montrose Beach, Chicago

Small firm leaders past, present, and future, please join the AIA Chicago Small Practitioners Group in our first post-pandemic in person gathering.  We will be hosting a low-key, socially distanced picnic (BYO-whatever you like) to allow our local leadership time to connect, brain dump, and share in our community.  We hope to see you there!  

We will be at the SE corner near the trees.  See the red circle below.  Call Frank if you are having trouble finding the group, 773-719-3180.

Click on the event to register.

Hosted By

Small Practitioners Group

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Thursday / August 26, 2021 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

CRAN Chicago Summer Social

Northworks, 1518 North Throop Street, Chicago

AIA Chicago’s Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) invites residential designers to a summer social at Northworks Architects + Planners. Attendance is limited to 50 guests, and reservations are essential.  Click on the event name to register.

Hosted By

Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) and Northworks

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Monday / October 04, 2021 / 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

NeoCon2021

NeoCon returns in-person this fall, reuniting the industry to share ideas, products, knowledge, and inspiration necessary to successfully Design Anew.

  • Registration to attend the 2021 show in person is now open.
  • Registration for keynote sessions and CEU presentations opens August 9.

Keynote speakers:

  • Jeanne Gang, FAIA, Founding Principal and Partner, Studio Gang
  • Frans Johansson, Author and CEO of The Medici Group
  • Jackie Koo, AIA, NOMA, IIDA, LEED AP, Founding Principal, KOO

Click here for more information and registration
 

Sponsored By

TheMART

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free