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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Tuesday / November 27, 2018 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Architectural Acoustics: Controlling & Optimizing Sound in the Built Environment

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


A discussion of the physics and nature of sound, as they relate to architectural acoustics in general and senior living buildings, specifically. This course will share details and use examples to cover design criteria, such as NRC, CAC, STC and IIC factors of sound control, for the specification of building materials and systems.

Our speakers are from USG: architectural services representative Stacy Craig and senior acoustics researcher Andrew Schmidt.

  • Discuss the physics of sound and acoustical terminology
  • Recognize noise control measurements and their meanings
  • Identify acoustical issues in senior living buildings and their different areas
  • Locate guidelines specific to noise control, as they relate to healthcare environments

Bring your lunch; beverages provided. This presentation is approved for AIA and GBCI continuing education credit.

Sponsored By

Design for Aging KC

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Tuesday / December 04, 2018 / 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Gingerbread Architecture Competition

Glessner House Museum, 1800 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL

Show off your cookie construction skills at our 2018 Gingerbread Architecture Competition! 

Assemble your team of friends and show off your construction skills at our 2018 Gingerbread Architecture Competition! 

We’ll supply materials and refreshments, you can just show up and create your dream home (feel free to bring more supplies if you want, but everything must be edible).  You’ll have two hours to realize your confectionery architectural masterpiece.  No experience with graham cracker construction? No problem. Unfamiliar construction technology has never stopped architects before!

Prizes will be awarded for the top two structures. All proceeds support Glessner House, Henry Hobson Richardson’s masterpiece of urban residential design.

Advanced registration is required.  Snacks and adult beverages are provided and tours of Glessner House will be available.

$10 per person
$8 for members of Glessner House and AIA Chicago

Registration deadline is November 30, 2018

Registration and complete contest rules here.

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Glessner House Museum and AIA Chicago

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Wednesday / December 05, 2018 / 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

AIA Chicago Annual Meeting & Holiday Party 2018

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, Preston Bradley Hall

Join your colleagues in the architecture & design community at AIA Chicago's 2018 Annual Meeting & Holiday Party. We will welcome our newly elected 2019 Board of Directors, honor our 25-year and 50-year members, and recognize Chicago's newly licensed young architects.

Event highlights include the presentation of the Chicago Awards in Architecture (student projects), Distinguished Service Awards, and our two Professional Excellence Awards - Firm of the Year and Dubin Family Young Architect. 

6:00-6:30 - Program & Awards
6:30-8:30 - Reception

Special congratulations to

2018 Firm of the Year


2018 Dubin Family Young Architect


2018 Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Cost of admission includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. All proceeds from the event go towards funding AIA Chicago's numerous professional events and outreach initiatives.

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Sponsored By

LEAD SPONSORS: Lightswitch // MasterGraphics.aec // Petersen Aluminum | PAC-CLAD // Sierra Pacific Windows

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