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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To view an archived list of events click here.

Monday / November 23, 2020 / 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.

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

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

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / December 01, 2020 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Fluid-Applied Air and Water-Resistive Barriers

Online

Garrett Hovest, CSI, iMarket Development Manager, Building Solutions Team, at MBCC Group, will be our presenter. He will host the program through Microsoft Teams:

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Hosted By

Technical Issues KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / December 01, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hospital Planning and Design Advances in Infection Control

Online

The United States has a National Pandemic Strategy and an implementation plan centered on three pillars: preparedness/communication: surveillance/detection; response/containment. While most of these plans are concentrated on protocols/procedures that hospital staff and administration follow, few US hospitals are designed with flexibility allowing immediate physical change to enhance infection control during pandemic outbreaks. This presentation by HOK demonstrates planning and design strategies of three international facilities from Canada, the UK, and Southeast Asia. The lessons learned during the SARS outbreak in 2002 results in a unique approach to hospital design. These facilities have features designed to contain airborne infections, including instantaneous flexing from normal operation to pandemic treatment mode through spatial and mechanical system changes. This understanding is vital with the current COVID-19 global pandemic and future new infectious diseases.

Speakers:

  • Mark Banholzer, AIA, Senior Project Designer 
  • Will McConnell, AIA, LEED AP, Regional Leader of Healthcare 
  • Heather Fenniman, Senior Medical Planner
  • Cam Twohey, AIA, NCARB, Senior Associate - moderator

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Hosted By

Healthcare KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Wednesday / December 02, 2020 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Solid Resilience: Between Pragmatic and Projective Design Thinking in Miami (CRAN Virtual Seminar Series #5)

Online

The project Solid Resilience acknowledges an obligation to confront the blasé attitude towards architectural decisions responsible for shaping our environment. Architecture must acknowledge an evolving ecological dialogue; capable of developing strategies and techniques that anticipate dynamic and active environments. Solid Resilience takes a bold approach to this problem by establishing the design process through the lens of ecology, material, and resource. Christopher Meyer, AIA and Shawna Meyer, AIA, principals of Atelier Mey in Miami, will offer a dialogue on the project’s exploration for a new model of residential design established through innovative and resilient construction methodologies, focused sub-tropical formal strategies, and contextual empathetic design-decision making.

At the conclusion of each seminar, there will be a 30-minute discussion with Platinum Sponsor Andersen Windows & Doors about how they are implementing COVID-19 safety, sustainability, and social justice. This discussion does not include AIAU learning units.
 

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Sponsored By

Andersen Windows & Doors

Hosted By

national AIA's CRAN

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

$25.00

Non Member Price

$40.00



Thursday / December 03, 2020 / 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Livable Cities: A Panel Discussion with B.V. Doshi & Moshe Safdie

Online

  

The pandemic, climate change and equitable access are global triggers shifting today’s experience of metropolitan living, while predicted mass global migrations loom in the future.  In this period of uncertainty, how do we envision our tomorrow?  Internationally renowned architects Balkrishna Doshi, Hon. FAIA, and Moshe Safdie, FAIA, will participate in a rare live virtual discussion to reconsider the question "what makes a livable city?" This program takes place nearly half a century after Doshi and Safdie worked together on the Habitat Bill of Rights. Written in 1976, the Bill of Rights was conceived as a response to increases in urbanization in developing countries and, in part, as a timely guide to developing equitable housing in a period of rapid industrialization.

This dialogue between two architects who redefined the foundations of how one views livable cities will be moderated by Chicago architect Monica Chadha, AIA, principal & founder of Civic Projects Architecture.

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Sponsored By

Wrightwood 659

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free






Thursday / December 03, 2020 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Art of (Integrated) Lighting Design

Online

Lighting is an important part of interior architecture so it should be integral from the start of a project. Lighting can transform spaces; it can affect mood and create comfort and unique experiences. This program features three experts sharing their knowledge about well-integrated lighting design. Designers will lead virtual tours of their projects and discuss the use of lighting design in projects or present about a specific feature lighting in a project. Join IAKC in this inspiring design presentation!

  • Learn about projects that integrate artful lighting with varying scales and complexity.
  • Observe techniques with using new lighting solutions to achieve unique effects in a space.
  • Gain insight to how best approach integrated lighting design in the project process.

Speakers:

  • Patrick MacBride, lighting designer, SmithGroup (Detroit)
  • Laura Román, Assoc. IALD, LEED AP, senior lighting designer, Schuler Shook (Chicago)
  • Gwen Grossman, LC, IALD, IES, Gwen Grossman Lighting Design (Chicago)

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(Photos left to right: 600 W Chicago Ave, lighting by Schuler Shook; Columbia College Student Center, lighting by GGLD; General Motors Design Dome by SmithGroup)

Hosted By

Interior Architecture KC

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / December 03, 2020 / 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

YAF Socializing While Social Distancing - Holiday Edition

Join your AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum for one final night in 2020 of socializing while social distancing—holiday edition! Bring a mug of your favorite warm beverage (we won’t tell), and be sure to wear your silliest holiday sweater (best one wins a $10 Starbucks card!) and your most festive Zoom background (again, most festive background wins a $10 Starbucks card)! We’ll look back on the past year and discuss highs and lows, professional progress and goals, and lessons we’ve learned for 2021.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqfu2hrTgtG9w-R3CNXlPf0D4oT2mro3Y7 

Hosted By

Young Architects Forum (YAF)

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Monday / December 07, 2020 / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pathways to Equity: A History of Race and Development (Two-Part series)

Session 1 will provide an overview of examples of how racial injustice is embedded in our built environment. Participants will learn about the history of race-based zoning, redlining, block busting, racially restrictive covenants, and other determinants of inequity in the built environment. Participants will gain a better understanding of racial segregation in our cities, and the long-lasting impacts that have an influence on current inequities.

Session 2 will and move towards a more equitable built environment through personal responsibility and behavior change. Exposing racialized history is a precondition to connecting and using the tools of environmental design to build just cities. Candid reflections on this topic are needed to disrupt the status quo. Participants will learn about biases, disrupt patterns of status quo, and build a practice reflecting behavioral change.

  • December 7 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • December 14 from 11:00 PM to 12:00 PM

Attendance at both sessions is required to receive LU credit.

Speakers:

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Hosted By

national AIA’s Housing and Community Development KC 

Learning Units

2 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / December 08, 2020 / 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lessons in Liability

Online

Why do you need practice insurance? Do you really understand the insurance your coverage? Professional Liability is arguably the greatest exposure of any design professional firm, and there are critical risk management practices every design professional should be aware of in order to effectively mitigate their firm’s risk against costly claims and client disputes. Dan Buelow, Managing Director for the Architects and Engineers Practice at Willis A&E, will identify current claim trends and practical measures firms can take to reduce their exposures; discuss types of damages by category of project type and discipline; and provide an analysis of non-technical contributors to risk exposure for designers, including contracts, client selection, and team capabilities. Willis A&E is the specialty division of Willis Towers Watson that is exclusively dedicated to providing insurance and risk management solutions to over 600 architect and engineering firms across North America. 

Dan will review types of damages by category of project type and discipline; provide an analysis of non-technical contributors to risk exposure for designers, including contracts, client selection, and team capabilities. He will also include an in-depth review of the standard of care; effective documentation practices (including what not to put in an email – or video chat!) - and the role and risks of the design professional in construction administration. 

This is an excellent primer for all levels of staff for any design firm as it reviews critical issues associated with the standard of care, communications, documentation, construction administration and managing client expectations.

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Hosted By

Practice Management KC and Young Architects Forum

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



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