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.

Monday / September 21, 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



Wednesday / September 30, 2020 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meeting the Standard of Care

Online

At the center of the debate in every claim against an architect or engineer is: did the professional services provided meet the standard of care? This question arises often on projects when construction costs and change orders start to rise and endanger the ability to build the project for the anticipated construction costs. Today, there is added pressure on constructions costs and schedules to build the project as anticipated at the beginning of construction. Pressure that might result in claims against architects and engineers. Join Sue Yoakum, Esq., AIA, from Donovan Hatem LLP and the Practice Management Knowledge Community for this program.

 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.

Use the red "Registration" button below. [If the registration button isn't visible, click on the title of the program, and it will appear.]

A link to attend the presentation will be sent to you. Limited capacity available.  

Hosted By

Practice Management KC

Learning Units

1.5 HSW/LU

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$0.00



Wednesday / September 30, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Emerging and ongoing risks in the design industry

Online

Risk is something we face every day. Some risks are obvious, some are unexpected, and some we don’t even know are out there. We all consciously and subconsciously weigh risk and shape our actions to mitigate it in some fashion. In the design and construction industry, risk is an ongoing and evolving topic. Architects traditionally handle risk by avoiding it all together, managing it through procedures and language in contract documents, transferring risk to others, or simply accepting it. However we address risk, it should be done in a purposeful and deliberate manner based on knowledge of the risk versus potential reward for assuming the risk. It should consider our professional obligations to clients, the community, and its effect on our practice.

Join us for a free, live webinar that will explore strategies for identifying, understanding, and managing risks in the design industry. Presenters will cover changing standards of care; scope creep; fiduciary responsibility; BIM; and economic loss.

Speakers:

  • Mike Bomba, Esq., AIA Contract Documents (Washington, DC)
  • Peter Noone, AIA, Solomon Cordwell Buenz (San Francisco, CA)

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Sponsored By

AIA Contract Documents

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Saturday / October 03, 2020 / 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

30th Chicago Architecture + Design College Day & Panel Discussion

Virtual Platform to come

Chicago Architecture + Design College Day is going VIRTUAL this year due to the current climate. It 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

Nearly 40 college and universities will be present online from all over the United States. Representatives will be available for 10 minute video chats to provide information and answer questions on their respective degree programs. 

9a-10a: Zoom Panel Discussion: “What does it take? Getting started in Architecture and Design”

Zoom Registration for Panel

10a-1p: College and Career Fair

student registration for fair

Consortium for Design + Construction Careers Planning Committee:

  • AIA Chicago Foundation
  • Chicago Architecture Center
  • College of DuPage
  • Harold Washington College
  • Harper College
  • Illinois Institute of Technology

For more information visit: chicagocareerday.org.

Sponsored By

Consortium for Design + Construction Careers

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / October 06, 2020 / 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Design Chicago 2020 - for residential designers

Design Center at theMART and LuxeHome will host Design Chicago 2020, the Midwest’s largest residential design conference. The event moves from two days to three this year and will welcome leading interior design, architecture, and luxury custom home building professionals for educational and innovative virtual programming hosted by 120+ showrooms on the Merchandise Mart’s 1st, 6th and 14th floors, which feature the finest in kitchen, bath and home furnishings.

Programming is designed for a trade-only audience, and attendance is complimentary. Each showroom offering a virtual program is handling their own registrations, so read the schedule and start registering! 

Carlisle Wide Plank Floors and AIA Chicago's Custom Residential Network are partners in "COVID Conundrum: Designing during a Global Pandemic" on October 6 at 3:00 pm CT. Click here for details and registration.

Also, Design Chicago 2020 will highlight feature products and designs from participating brands, celebrating what’s new as well as the latest style directions. Additionally, Design Center and LuxeHome showrooms are scheduling individual appointments with designers who wish to have one-on-one, in-person time in Mart showrooms to discuss upcoming projects and needs. For the latest guidance on visiting theMART, go to:

  • Design Center at theMART, the world’s largest resource for custom home furnishings and interior design (Floor 6, 14)    
  • LuxeHome, the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation (Floor 1)   

Sponsored By

Merchandise Mart

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / October 06, 2020 / 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

COVID Conundrum: Designing during a Global Pandemic

Online

We are part of Design Chicago, the annual residential design conference organized by theMART for the trade. With our partner, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, AIA Chicago's Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) presents a virtual program that asks, how are architects and interior designers doing during the pandemic? Meeting with clients, visiting houses and apartments, going to job sites, and selecting products – how are we working around the limitations, restrictions, and health concerns of the moment? What are we learning as we go? Are we perhaps improving the way we work with clients as limitations force us to adapt our design processes? And finally, how do we market ourselves in such a difficult time? Join us to hear how a range of architects and a supplier are doing business with clients and coronavirus.

Speakers:

  • Julie Hacker, FAIA (Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects, Evanston) - moderator
  • Scott Cook, Carlisle Wide Plan Floors, Regional Director (theMART, Chicago)
  • Miriam Neet, AIA (Neet Architecture LLC, Chicago)
  • Gregory Williams, AIA (Gregory Ramón Design Studio, Inc., Chicago)
  • Cristina Gallo, AIA (Via Chicago Architects + Diseñadores, Chicago)
  • Manuel Hernandez, AIA (Design Seed, Inc., Chicago)

Click here to register for this program

Photos from left to right: Julie Hacker, Scott Cook, Miriam Neet, Gregory Williams, Cristina Gallo, Manuel Hernandez.

Sponsored By

theMART and Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

Hosted By

Custom Residential Architects Network of AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Wednesday / October 07, 2020 / 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Leading By Design: Sustainability Symposium

Online

With escalating climate impacts alongside a world-altering pandemic and major societal shifts, architects have reached a crossroads. Join AIA San Francisco for discussions with architects, business, and government representatives to explore how design firms of all sizes, but especially small and medium-sized firms, and types can enhance their sustainable design leadership efforts and thrive in changing times.

Join us for one, two, or all three morning events! 

  1. Wednesday, October 7, from 8:00 to 9:50 am CT     Leading by Design: Where do we need to go?
  2. Thursday, October 8, from 8:00 to 9:50 am CT         Leading by Design: What can we do now?      
  3. Friday, October 9, from 8:00 to 9:30 am CT              Virtual Exhibit on Sustainability + a roundtable discussion
  • Three-day registration: AIA member $60, general $90, student $15
  • Single-day registration: AIA member $25, general $35, student $10

Click here for full details and registration

Sponsored By

AIA San Francisco

Hosted By

Environment KC/COTE

Learning Units

Pending (anticipated 1.5 LU each day)

Member Price

$25.00

Non Member Price

$35.00



Wednesday / October 07, 2020 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Social Practice of Architecture, Jennifer Park, AIA & 2019 Dubin Family Young Architect Award Recipient

Online

Jennifer Park, AIA, NCARB, is a Principal at Brininstool + Lynch in Chicago and recipient of the 2019 Dubin Family Young Architect Award, presented by the AIA Chicago Foundation. The award was established in 1983 to recognize excellence in ability and exceptional contributions by Chicago area architects between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-nine, or one who has been licensed less than 10 years.

Design leadership, design perspective and design services distinguish and identify Jennifer as an architect. At Brininstool + Lynch, she plays a critical role in establishing the future of the design-focused firm. Previously, Park was principal and owner of Jurassic Studio, a design firm known for its exploration of the relevance of patterns and ornamentation to create an architecture of effect and meaning. Jennifer's practice is reinforced by a decade of teaching.  In her current position of Visiting Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Second Year at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), she teaches the fundamentals of form and tectonics, but believes the most fundamental lesson is to enjoy what they are doing. Jennifer also advocates for diversity in both the academic and professional setting through her work as the Co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at IIT and for the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable of AIA Chicago. In this role, she champions the statement "what is good for business is creativity and what is fuels creativity is diversity."

Jennifer will speak about her definition of the Social Practice of Architecture. The practice of architecture requires architects to work in service of people and communities creating environments that enable and animate their lives. To do so, we need to understand the social circumstances in which they live work and play.  However, a "social practice" is also looking at how we practice: with fellow architects, for future architects, and beyond current environments and context. The social practice of architecture involves looking at how we enable a more equitable and social profession, how to train future architects, and how we might reengage social significance through design.

Register via Zoom.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago Foundation

Hosted By

AIA Chicago Foundation

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / October 08, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Managing risk on residential design-build projects

Online

Contracts for residential design-build projects offer some unique challenges. Many jurisdictions impose specific language requirements in residential construction projects for certain consumer protections. These provisions can range from notifying the owner about how and why a mechanic’s lien may be filed on the owner’s property, to what specific warranties must be provided for the project. Often statutory language must be included following specific rules.

Join us for a free, live webinar as expert presenters survey the unique risks that architects face when working on residential design-build projects, as well as contracts and tools available to manage these risks.

Speakers:

  • Mike Bomba, Esq., AIA Contract Documents
  • James Germano, Esq., AIA Contract Documents

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Sponsored By

AIA Contract Documents

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Friday / October 09, 2020 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

“By Others” – The Elusive Sub-Contractor Responsible for Transitions

Online

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at the transitions between environmental separators for the roof, wall, and fenestration assemblies related to water control, air leakage control, thermal performance and vapor control. Critical details that can contribute to building performance related issues will be the focus of this discussion.  Several variations of roof to wall connections and wall to window connections specific to curtain wall systems will be reviewed. A step by step evaluation of critical details in regard to sequence of construction, transition material options, and the various connections methodologies to produce airtight/watertight and thermally protected details will be presented.  Construction photos and job conditions will bring the realities of the construction process to illustrate typical issues found and how they can be potentially be addressed.

Speaker: Andrew Dunlap, AIA, NCARB, CDT, LEED AP, is a Principal and Building Technology Studio Leader at SmithGroup (Detroit). His work is focused on the analysis and development of building enclosure systems including wall cladding assemblies, air barrier systems, roofing, skylights, fenestration systems, and waterproofing. Specializing in the Energy and Hygrothermal Evaluation and Analysis of wall, fenestration, and roof systems, Andrew utilizes advanced computerized analysis and simulation tools to perform his work. His work extends from evaluating existing buildings, investigating problem buildings, revitalizing historic structures, to the design and consultation of new and specialty facades.

Andrew received his BArch, BS in Mathematics, and MArch degrees from the University of Detroit Mercy. He is active participant in the design and construction community, providing presentations and publications to several industry organizations including ASTM, BETEC, BEC, CSI, AIA2030, ABAA, and the USGBC. He has been involved in the local chapter of the Building Enclosure Council since its inception in 2008 and is a member of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), serving as the secretary for sub-committee on the Performance of Building Enclosures (E06.55). He currently serves on the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) Board of Directors as the Vice Chair and is the Co-Chair of the ABAA Research Committee. Mr. Dunlap is also on the University of Detroit Mercy’s advisory board for the Architectural Engineering program. He was the 2019 president of AIA Detroit.

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Sponsored By

Building Enclosure Council-Chicago

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



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