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.

Friday / September 22, 2017 / 11:00 AM

FOBA closes next Thursday!

Chicago Design Market, 108 North State Street, 3rd floor (Block 37 building)

FOBA is open 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Tuesday - Saturday, through September 28. ​

In conjunction with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, AIA Chicago presents Functional Objects by Architects (FOBA), a pop-up exhibition at the Chicago Design Museum's Design Market. AIA Chicago has transformed one storefront on the third floor of the Block37 shopping center into a gallery inspired by the concept of open storage. The 27 individual objects on display were designed and submitted by AIA Chicago members ranging from Fellows to AIAS student members, showcasing a range of talents from furniture design to textiles and lifestyle accessories. Recognizing the contributions that architects and designers make in the commercial, private and institutional worlds, it became important to showcase smaller-scale projects that are tactile, aesthetically intriguing and grounded in utility. 

 

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Saturday / September 23, 2017 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Edgar Miller, Architecture and the Decorative Arts

1734 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614

Presented by: Robert Bruegmann PhD

There have been many attempts over the years to break down the professional barriers separating architects, artists and artisans in order to create integrating environments for living, working and playing. Edgar Miller and his band of collaborators achieved one of the most interesting and idiosyncratic examples of how this kind of collaboration might work. This session will consider this work in the context of contemporary practice in the United States and Europe.

Robert Bruegmann, PhD is a historian and critic of the built environment. He received his PhD in art history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and since 1979 has been at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning. Among his books are the award-winning The Architects and the City:  Holabird & Roche of Chicago 1880-1918 (1998), the controversial Sprawl: A Compact History (2005), and The Architecture of Harry Weese (2010). He is currently acting as editor of Art Deco Chicago: Making American Modern, about Chicago architecture, industrial design, graphic design and fashion c. 1910-50, to be published by the Chicago Art Deco Society. His main areas of research are in the history of architecture, urban planning, landscape and historic preservation.

Edgar Miller Legacy is proud to offer partner programming with the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Edgar Miller Legacy, in partnership with AIA Chicago, offers three distinct workshops and tours held at the Kogen-Miller Studios featuring special guest lecturers who will speak to different aspects of Miller’s architectural achievements and how they relate to the wider world of architectural history, decorative arts, and community building. All workshops include an in-depth tour of Edgar Miller’s Glasner Studio led by Edgar Miller Legacy Executive Director, Zac Bleicher

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH THE EDGAR MILLER FOUNDATION

 

Sponsored By

Edgar Miller Legacy and AIA Chicago

Learning Units

3LUs

Member Price

$30.00

Non Member Price

$30.00



Tuesday / September 26, 2017 / 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM

AIA Contract Documents Update: Owner/Architect Agreements and New Sustainable Projects Exhibit

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

Are you up to date on the revised AIA contract documents? Every ten years, AIA reviews and revises certain core documents – and 2017 is such a year. These revised documents were released at the AIA convention in April.

Whether you are new to using contract documents or want a refresher on how to select the appropriate AIA contract, as well as how to evaluate the suitability of alternative contract terms and language, you’ll want to attend this program. Learn about the new Sustainable Projects Exhibit and how it can provide a positive impact on the health and safety of building occupants.

Two Chicago architects, both members of the AIA Documents Committee, will present an overview of the A201-2017 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, and the companion Owner-Contractor agreements (A101, A102, A103, A104, A105) and exhibits.

Speakers:

  • Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Management Officer, Berkley Design Professional
  • Steven Weiss, FAIA, Principal and founder of Weiss Architects LLC

Light breakfast provided at 8:45 am. Program begins promptly at 9:00 am.

Since its inception in 1887, the AIA Documents Committee has been dedicated to creating and revising AIA Contract Documents. Qualified applicants for the AIA Documents Committee are licensed architects and members of the AIA actively engaged in the design and construction industry through employment in architectural firms or construction companies, or for building owners or developers. New members are appointed to maintain a balance of viewpoints based on diversity, including geography, firm size, practice type, and area of expertise. Members serve for ten-year terms. Numerous AIA Chicago members have served on this important committee.

Sponsored By

Practice Management KC

Learning Units

2 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

$15.00







Thursday / September 28, 2017 / 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

2017 Small Project Awards: Small But Mighty

Pella Crafted Luxury showroom, Merchandise Mart, #100

Each year AIA Chicago's Small Projects Awards recognizes high-quality work from small architectural firms and exceptional small local projects. Presented by the chapter’s Small Practitioners Group, the goal of this award program is to raise public awareness of the value that architects bring to small projects and to promote small practitioners as a resource for design excellence. All firms in the competition have fewer than nine licensed architects and architectural interns. Hear from the recipients of awards for:

  • Pot holders for Dispensary 33          Perimeter Architects
  • SOFA 2015: Entrance Installation    Wrap Architecture
  • Hopewell Brewery & Taproom          RANGE Design & Architecture
  • Ancona School Playground              UrbanLab

 

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Saturday / September 30, 2017 / 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Architecture as Experience: Human Perception & The Built Environment

University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago IL 60603

Science is now informing us that our perceptual engagement with the environment, including the built environment, is enacted at the most basic level as a multisensory “whole-organism experience.” Implicit in this view is the idea that architectural design is more than a symbolic or conceptual language—it is a process by which minds, bodies, built environments, and cultures interact with each other in a developmental process on multiple levels over the course of generations. This symposium will explore the inevitable shift of perspective from the “object” of design to the “experience” of those inhabiting the built forms, and consider the implications for the practice of architecture.

For the event schedule, please visit www.driehausfoundation.org

Please note the following:

-Dress code as set by the University Club house rules is traditional business or business casual attire. Shorts, t-shirts, athletic shoes and flip-flops are not permitted.

-This event will be recorded via video and photography for distribution through various outlets. All audience members consent to the possibility of appearing on these recordings, without compensation and release The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation from all liability related to these recordings by virtue of attending or participating in the event.

Click here to register with The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Sponsored By

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

Learning Units

6 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Sunday / October 01, 2017 / 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Designing with Light

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

The role of light in architecture has a long history. Light is a defining element in the creation of the built environment.  A dynamic and ephemeral tool, it shapes the experience of architectural space like no other factor. Designing with Light explores how practitioners, historic and contemporary, have used light in architecture.

Speakers:

  • Mark Hertzberg, author, photographer, and historian (Racine), will consider Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterful use of glass and natural light at the SC Johnson Administration Building.
  • Hervé Descottes, co-founder of the lighting design firm L’Observatoire International (New York City), will discuss the importance of lighting in the public realm.
  • Kulapat Yantrasast, founding partner and creative director of wHY Architecture (Los Angeles), will share his experiences with light in designing museums and art galleries.

Following an illustrated presentation by each speaker, they will be joined by Frank Lloyd Wright Trust curator David Bagnall for a discussion and audience questions.

Click here to register with the FLW Trust.

Thinking Into the Future: The Robie House Series on Architecture, Design, and Ideas is presented annually by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.

 

Sponsored By

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, University of Chicago, and AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / October 03, 2017 / 9:00 AM

Design Chicago - Inspiration starts here!

Merchandise Mart, Chicago

Join us for Design Chicago, the Midwest’s largest residential design conference, featuring two days of events for kitchen, bath, and home furnishings. Planned for interior designers, architects and luxury custom-home builders, the conference is capped with two special evenings: Chairs for Charity on October 3, and the 9th Annual Chicago VIP Luxury Gala on October 4, celebrating the best in Chicago and Midwest design.

• 39 Featured Presentations
• 25 CEU Programs - including AIA Chicago's "The Iconic House"
• 50 Open Houses
• 56 Product Debuts
• 14 Strategic Media Partners

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH DESIGN CHICAGO

Sponsored By

Merchandise Mart

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / October 05, 2017 / 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Bridge the divide: envelope and HVAC design integration

DIRTT showroom, 325 North Wells Street, 10th floor, Chicago

The design of a building’s exterior envelope affects performance from day one and often remains unaltered throughout the building’s life. When it comes to energy efficiency and occupant comfort, the envelope arguably has the greatest impact. Optimized envelope designs create the opportunity for simplified and more efficient HVAC systems, and balance first costs. Andrea Love, AIA, LEED Fellow, Director of Building Science at Payette, will discuss how to effectively leverage building science throughout the architectural design process to achieve long-lasting, healthy, high-performance buildings.

As a result of this event, you will be able to:

  • Explain how occupant comfort and energy performance interact.
  • Describe high performance thermal envelope design strategies.
  • Discuss tools that predict façade comfort implications and energy impacts.
  • Explain design strategies and approaches to improve envelope and HVAC performance.

Who should attend?

Architects, building owners, developers, mechanical and electrical engineers, project managers, general contractors, energy efficiency specialists, commissioning authorities, and anyone involved and interested in high-performance building design.

Schedule:

3:30 pm                registration
4:00 to 7:00 pm    presentation and reception

Cost:

  • $15
  • $10 AIA Chicago and USGBC Illinois members with promo code OCT5PARTNER

Click here to register with seventhwave for this event. 

Speaker: Andrea Love, AIA, LEED Fellow, is Director of Building Science and Associate Principal at Payette in Boston. She received the 2017 AIA Young Architect Award.

As a building scientist, 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 their sustainability intuition through research endeavors and project explorations. At Payette, she works across projects to bring rigor to the performance of projects. From the onset of projects, she integrates performance modeling tools into Payette’s design process to inform and push designs. Additionally, she leads various internal research projects and leads the firm’s efforts on the AIA 2030 Commitment. 

Andrea earned her MS, Arch. Studies, Building Technology, from MIT for which her thesis focused on the thermal performance of facades. She is a lecturer at MIT in the Department of Architecture’s Building Technology group where she teaches a class on building envelope performance. Andrea is active in both the Massachusetts chapter and national USGBC. She received her B.Arch. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Sponsored By

seventhwave, ComEd, AIA Chicago, USGBC IL

Member Price

$10.00

Non Member Price

$15.00



Monday / October 09, 2017 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do Ho Suh

Rubloff Auditorium 230 S Columbus Dr.

At this SAIC event,​ Do Ho Suh will discuss his works across various media, creating drawings, film, and sculptural works that confront questions of home, physical space, displacement, memory, individuality, and collectivity. Suh is best known for his fabric sculptures that reconstruct to scale his former homes in Korea, Rhode Island, Berlin, London, and New York. Suh is interested in the malleability of space in both its physical and metaphorical forms and examines how the body relates to, inhabits, and interacts with that space. He is particularly interested in domestic space and the way the concept of home can be articulated through architecture that has a specific location, form, and history. For Suh, the spaces we inhabit also contain psychological energy, and in his work he makes visible those markers of memories, personal experiences, and a sense of security, regardless of geographic location.

 

Sponsored By

SAIC and AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1.5 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



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