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 20, 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



Saturday / September 25, 2021 / 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

2021 AIA Illinois Emerging Professionals Summit

Online

Join fellow AIA EPs from across the State of Illinois as we explore three unique tracks of programming! Tracks are: 'How We Work,' 'Why We Work,' and 'Where We Work.'

How We Work | Morning Track Option 1 

-How We Work Panel 

-JUST Firm Culture Lecture

-Task Training in a Post-Covid World Workshop

Why We Work | Morning Track Option 2

-Communicating Your Value & Knowing Your Worth Panel

-Here... Or There : Resilience in Job Transitions Lecture 

-Investing in Your Future Workshop

Where We Work | Afternoon Track 

-The Reality of Starting Your Own Practice Panel 

-Advocating for Yourself through Mentorship Lecture

-Creating the Future of Work Workshop

Tickets are $15. Purchase your ticket and select your programming track on Eventbrite. 

Conference Schedule

  • 10:00-10:15 EP Summit Welcome
  • 10:15-11:00 Track Panel Discussion
  • 11:15-12:00 Track Workshop
  • 12:15-1:00 Track Lecture
  • 1:15-2:00 Panel Discussion
  • 2:15-3:00 Lecture
  • 3:15-4:00 Workshop
  • 4:00-4:30 Closing Remarks
  • 4:30-5:30 Optional Happy Hour & Game

Purchase your ticket on Eventbrite. 

Hosted By

AIA IL Emerging Professionals Network

Learning Units

Submitted for AIA CE approval

Member Price

$15.00

Non Member Price

$15.00



Monday / September 27, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The St Regis Chicago: The Supertall Tower as a Public Gateway

Online

Now the third tallest building in the Chicago skyline, the design for St. Regis Chicago (Vista) asks the question: What if skyscrapers can be porous connectors, rather than barriers, for the public realm? Juliane Wolf, Design Principal and Partner at Studio Gang, will discuss how the project prioritizes creating new ground plane connections, as well as environmental performance and creating community for its residents. Working in close collaboration with the building’s team of architects and engineers, she will describe the innovative structural system that enables the building’s central volume to be lifted from the ground plane, creating a new essential pedestrian connection between the Chicago Riverwalk and the nearby community park’s outdoor recreational facilities. She will also discuss the tower’s unique geometry, which is comprised of 12-story truncated pyramids called frustrums that produce a tall building with eight corners rather than the traditional four – a strategy which provides inhabitants with daylight and fresh air from multiple orientations, while also allocating green space atop the building’s various heights. Finally, she will discuss the bespoke glass, which reinforces the tower’s flowing appearance while also optimizing solar performance across variations in floorplate size.

Register on Zoom.

Sponsored By

Design KC

Hosted By

Design KC

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / September 28, 2021 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Winning Outdoor Kitchen Design

Backyard BBQ Store, 535 Green Bay Road, Wilmette, IL 60091

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, producer of Custom Outdoor Kitchens & Premium Grills, hosts this event at the Backyard BBQ Store to educate us on “Winning Outdoor Kitchen Design.” The course covers the key principles of outdoor kitchen design with a focus on creating usable spaces that are easy to live with. It will help designers expand their expertise and serve their clients on one of the biggest trends in outdoor living. Note that masks are required.

Schedule:

  • 5:30 PM                 cocktails and appetizers (bar indoors, cooking outdoors, large garage doorway)
  • 6:15 to 7:15 PM     presentation (indoors)

Parking: 

Parking on Green Bay Road is free of charge. Please avoid the store parking area because the store will still be open for customers.

COVID-19 RELEASE & HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
By registering and attending an event/meeting organized by or held at AIA Chicago’s offices or an offsite location, you acknowledge that there is an unknown risk of exposure to COVID-19 through exposure to contaminated objects, as well as through personal contact. Such exposure carries with it a certain degree of risk that could result in illness, disability or death. You agree to release and hold harmless AIA Chicago, its employees, officers, and vendors from and against all claims of damages and liability resulting from exposure to COVID-19. Registrants/Attendees also warrant they are abiding by their state/local laws regarding COVID-19 restrictions.

Sponsored By

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet and Backyard BBQ Store

Hosted By

Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN)

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Wednesday / September 29, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Adaptive Reuse Excellence – Models to Define Value

   Successful adaptive reuse projects can maximize the potentials for existing buildings to both redefine themselves and their context, while honoring history. Through exploring several case studies as potential prototypes to consider, be inspired by creative, high-quality design, learn innovations of sustainability, and come away with a greater understanding of the built environment’s role in communities.  Hosted by Committee on Design (COD) and Historic Resources Committee (HRC).

After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  1.  Investigate approaches that blend and translate histories to expand their life and give them new relevance. 
  2. Be inspired by design excellence projects in adaptive reuse that are a vehicle for positive change in communities.
  3.  Learn approaches to the technical challenges of cost, constructability, and sustainability for adaptive reuse projects and the role of data in these approaches.
  4. Explore the ways in which architecture can improve health and well-being through sustainable approaches to existing buildings.

Moderator: Craig Brandt, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, HBRA Architects (Chicago)

Speakers:

  • Todd Poisson, AIA, Partner, BKSK Architects (New York City)
  • Calli Verkamp, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Architect, Wheeler Kearns Architects (Chicago)
  • Douglas Farr, FAIA, LEED AP, Founding Principal, Farr Associates (Chicago)

Click here to register through national AIA

Sponsored By

AIA Committee on Design

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Wednesday / September 29, 2021 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

LGBTQI+ Alliance Pride History Social

Center on Halsted, 3657 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60613

In honor of LGBTQ+ History Month, AIA Chicago LGBTQI+ Alliance and Gensler, our hosting sponsors, will pay tribute to LGBTQI+ designers and architects that have made tremendous impact in our professions. The event also aims to foster connections and community among the professions while supporting a local cause. Designed by Gensler in 2007, the Center on Halsted is the benefactor of the Pride History Social. A suggested donation of $10 is to be made to the Center on Halsted.

Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood.

In accordance with CDC guidance, we highly encourage all guests to be fully vaccinated. If unvaccinated, masks are required for this event. The Center on Halsted rooftop garden and terrace is next to the event space.

Register to attend on Eventbrite. 

Thank you to the LGBTQI+ Alliance Pride History Social sponsors: 

COVID-19 RELEASE & HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
By registering and attending an event/meeting organized by or held at AIA Chicago’s offices or an offsite location, you acknowledge that there is an unknown risk of exposure to COVID-19 through exposure to contaminated objects, as well as through personal contact. Such exposure carries with it a certain degree of risk that could result in illness, disability or death. You agree to release and hold harmless AIA Chicago, its employees, officers, and vendors from and against all claims of damages and liability resulting from exposure to COVID-19. Registrants/Attendees also warrant they are abiding by their state/local laws regarding COVID-19 restrictions.

Register to attend on Eventbrite. 

Hosted By

AIA Chicago's LGBTQI+ Alliance & Gensler

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / September 30, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2022 Board Seminar

Online

This short, informational webinar is held for those interested in learning more about serving on the AIA Chicago Board of Directors.  

The AIA Chicago Nominating Committee is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors. The slate of proposed board candidates will be elected online as a part of our annual business proceedings this December. As a group, members of the board of directors are responsible for making governance decisions on behalf of the organization, its stakeholders and its members.

The Nominating Committee strives to achieve a mix of abilities and experiences that best serves AIA Chicago’s objectives. AIA Chicago is committed to fostering the diversity of its membership on our boards and our committees. If you would like to help design the future of the profession and the organization, you are encouraged to apply.

The 2022 AIA Chicago Board of Directors is currently seeking:

  • Board Director (licensed architect member): 3-year term
  • Board Director (licensed architect member): 3-year term
  • Board Director (licensed architect member): 3-year term
  • Associate Board Director (unlicensed architect member): 3-year term  
  • Student Director (student member from SAIC): 1-year term

Board member duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Attend local AIA Chicago programs and events
  • Participate in committees such as sponsorship cultivation, advocacy and member engagement
  • AIA Chicago has a long history of requiring its members to adhere to the highest ethical standards. Below are links to our AIA Chicago bylaws and AIA Code of Ethics 
  • As a resource for its members in service to society, AIA Chicago promotes positive change through the power of design. We advocate for the value of architecture and give architects the resources they need to do their best work

Learn more about the Call for Nominations here. Note, you must be a current member of the AIA Chicago chapter (dues paid for 2021) in order to apply for a Position on the Board.

Register for the Informational Seminar for the 2022 AIA Chicago Board of Directors here. 

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



Friday / October 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Roofing Design Considerations: Foams & Facers

Online

Matt Dupuis (SRI Consultants) will focus on adhesive low-rise foams and polyisocyanurate facer types. Low rise adhesive foams have replaced asphalt as the go-to adhesive for the roofing industry. These foam adhesives have advantages and disadvantages. Knowing these advantages and disadvantages and being able to recognize potential issues early in the design phase or early in construction can save a project from failure and or litigation. In another portion of the presentation attendees will be shown the different types of facers used in polyisocyanurate production, and the literal strengths and weaknesses of each in roofing designs.

Speaker: Dr. Matt Dupuis has a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. With the exception service in the US Army, he has spent the past four decades working in the roofing industry. Dr. Dupuis is the president of SRI Consultants, based in Middleton, WI. He is a licensed engineer in Texas, Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.  

Meeting registration and login information:

  • For BEC Chicago members, an invite with REGISTRATION LINK will be sent out approximately 7 to 10 days in advance of event. After registration, a confirmation email with LOGIN INFORMATION with be sent to you. 
  • For non-members interested in attending, contact Jeff Diqui at jdiqui@imiweb.org to request an invite. The invitation will include a REGISTRATION LINK.

Questions:contact Jeff Diqui at jdiqui@imiweb.org. 

Do you have a topic to share with the BECC? Submit a BEC-Chicago Call for Presentations form.

Hosted By

Building Enclosure Council-Chicago

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Saturday / October 09, 2021 / 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

31st Chicago Architecture + Design College & Career Day

Virtual

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, and urban planning.

From 9:00am -10:00am ZOOM Panel Discussion:

 “What You Need to Know to Get Started in Architecture School: A Student Perspective

  • Hsu Myat Aung, graduate student, IIT
  • Roberto Quiroz, graduate student, SAIC
  • Kendra Shouse, undergraduate student, UIUC
  • Nayh Tsai, undergraduate student, UIC
  • William Manzanilla, undergraduate student, IIT
  • Oana Tamas, undergraduate student, IIT
  • Moderator: Ivan Tejeda, Associate Professor, Department of Art & Architecture, Harold Washington College

Zoom Panel Registration

From 10:00am - 1:00pm School Fair:

Make one-on-one appointments for a 15 minute video chat with representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities from across the U.S. with degree programs in architecture, interior design, planning, construction management, landscape architecture and urban planning.

Fair Registration

For more information and to register visit chicagocareerday.org.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago Foundation, College of DuPage, Harold Washington College, Illinois Institute of Technology

Hosted By

AIA Chicago Foundation, College of DuPage, Harold Washington College, Illinois Institute of Technology

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



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