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.


Wednesday / November 20, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Snøhetta: The Democratization of Knowledge - FULL!

Pella Windows & Doors, Suite 100, Merchandise Mart, Chicago

 

THIS EVENT IS FULL, and ITS WAITING LIST IS NOW CLOSED.

The value of libraries is often questioned as the digital communication age has come to dominate much of our interactions. However, it is precisely because of this that the role of the library has never been more vital. Elaine and Craig will discuss their thoughts on how libraries can better support the diverse needs of a democratic society through interactive design. If knowledge is power we should never take that power away from those who might not otherwise have access.

Craig Dykers, FAIA, Int FRIBA, FRSA, RAAR, PhD, LEED AP, is a Founding Partner of Snøhetta, a design firm based in New York City and Oslo, Norway. Elaine Molinar, AIA, LEED AP, is a Partner in the firm and Managing Director for The Americas. The interdisciplinary firm covers architecture, landscapes, interiors, product design, and graphic design. The firm also has offices in San Francisco, Innsbruck, Paris, Hong Kong, and Adelaide.

Pella Windows & Doors is generously donating all ticket proceeds to the AIA Chicago Foundation. Refreshments will be provided.

This event is a partner program of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Image: Calgary Central Library © Michael Grimm

Sponsored By

Pella Windows & Doors

Hosted By

AIA Chicago and AIA Chicago Foundation

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

$15.00

Non Member Price

$15.00



Thursday / November 21, 2019 / 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Chicago Fire Code: The Changes You Need to Know

Assured Corporation downtown showroom, 445 North Wells Street, Chicago

  

Chicago has recently adopted the International Building Code, which means some major changes in the way Architects, Glazing Contractors and other industry professionals think about balanced fire protection. Please join us as Thomas Zaremba, partner of Roetzel and Andress and the fenestration industry's IBC consultant, provides an outline of fire-rated glazing code requirements. He will also discuss code changes in the Chicago region and answer your questions.

Mr. Zaremba's practice focuses on advising and educating clients in all aspects of the development of national and local building codes and standards such as the DOE, EPA, ICC, NFRC, NFPA, and ANSI. He offers counsel to primary glass and window makers regarding all aspects of the development of U.S. building codes and standards affecting architectural glass and glazing.  

  • Arrive any time after 11:30 am; presentation from 12:00 to 1:30 pm.
  • Lunch will be provided. We are currently seeking AIA/CES accreditation for this event.

Space is limited - click here to register.  

 

Sponsored By

Assured Corporation and VetroTech/Saint-Gobain

Hosted By

AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$0.00



Thursday / November 21, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Community Interface Committee Quarterly Meeting

AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr., Ste. 250

Are you interested in strengthening the link between architects and the greater community? Join the Community Interface Committee for our next planning meeting. We’ll get together to discuss the next tour and outing related to our 2019 theme, Neighborhood Diversity. CIC has visited the Lawndale neighborhood including a tour of the Nichols Tower and organized a walking tour of the Uptown neighborhood. We will also offer an update on the ongoing Architects in Schools (AIS) program, our volunteer initiative to integrate design skills into elementary school classrooms in partnership with CPS.

Refreshments are provided; please bring your enthusiasm and ideas for promoting architecture’s involvement in the community.  

      

Sponsored By

Community Interface Committee

Hosted By

Community Interface Committee

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Tuesday / December 03, 2019 / 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM

AIA Chicago Annual Meeting & Holiday Party 2019

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, Chicago

Join your colleagues in the architecture & design community at the Annual Meeting & Holiday Party. We will welcome our newly elected 2020 Board of Directors, honor 25-year and 50-year members, and recognize newly licensed architects. Event highlights include 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. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER THROUGH EVENTBRITE

Members: use coupon code 150member

25-year and 50-year members, newly licensed members, and student members: use the codes that were sent to you by email or contact klarsen@aiachicago.org for the appropriate code.

>>>  Buy your ticket before December 3: prices at the door will be $75 for members and $100 for non-members.

Interested in being a sponsor of this event? Contact Debora Donato at ddonato@aiachicago.org or 312/374-1726.

 

(Photos of 2018 Annual Meeting & Holiday Party)

Hosted By

AIA Chicago

Member Price

$65.00

Non Member Price

$90.00



Wednesday / December 04, 2019 / 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Project StaSIO: Connecting Performance Questions with Graphic Outputs

webinar - time shown is Central Time

Building performance simulations are a critical tool for designing buildings that meet our urgent sustainability goals, but they are only effective if they can communicate results and conclusions that align with the environmental, economic and social aspirations of the project. When the results of simulations are shared in lengthy reports, endless tables, or complicated graphics, architects and owners have a difficult time understanding and distilling this data into a format that can inform design decisions.

This presentation will identify some of the challenges of communicating building simulation results and outline strategies to overcome these obstacles to ensure this important data has an impact on influencing building design – especially early in the design process when critical choices are being made. The presenters will outline a process, based on ASHRAE Standard 209, to alleviate ambiguous modeling results by clearly defining various analysis scenarios undertaken at the early design stage and the corresponding granularity of inputs and outputs that serve the intent of the analysis.

The focus of the session will be on Project StaSIO, a crowd-sourced, public website that connects performance questions with graphics from simulation outputs. Supported by IBPSA-USA, Project StaSIO aims to be a resource for building performance simulators looking for ways to graphically communicate their simulation outputs in a clear and compelling manner, empowering them to make a real impact in the performance of a future building.

Project StaSIO Team:

  • Kjell Anderson, LMN Architects
  • Rushyan Yen, LMN Architects
  • Jacob Dunn, ZGF
  • Alejandra Menchaca, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Michael Sawford, EDSL
  • Amarpreet Sethi, tk1sc
  • Aman Singhvi, AECOM
  • Tarek Rakha, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Supriya Goel, PNNL

 This program was organized by AIA Chicago's Environment KC/COTE and 2030 Commitment Working Group in partnership with IBPSA Chicago.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WEBINAR.    

Hosted By

Environment KC/COTE and 2030 Commitment Working Group; IBPSA Chicago

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Wednesday / December 04, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Diversity By the Numbers: A View from the States

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

Mike Armstrong, CEO of NCARB (Washington, DC), joins us to discuss equity, diversity, and inclusion in the architecture profession as seen through the perspective of licensure: how have the numbers on who is entering theprofession been changing in recent yers and what are the trends for the future. Social time will preceed and follow Mike's presentation.

NCARB celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Did you know it was located in Chicago for its first twenty years?

Speaker: Michael J. Armstrong is the chief executive officer of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Prior to joining NCARB in 2011, Mike held senior positions at the International Code Council, ICF International, FEMA, and the Colorado Governor's Office of Energy Conservation. He began his career with 10 years as an assistant city attorney specializing in land use, zoning and planning, code enforcement, historic preservation, and human resources management.

Mike is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University and is a trustee on the Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation Board. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the District of Columbia Preservation League. He has authored a number of articles for professional journals, and he has provided testimony before committees of the U.S. Congress. He is also licensed to practice law in Colorado and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Juris Doctorate from the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, CA, where he served on the Law Review.

Sponsored By

NCARB

Hosted By

AIA Chicago

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Thursday / December 05, 2019 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Ins and Outs of Engineered and Composite Wood Doors

GlenviewHaus showroom, 520 West Erie Street, Chicago

Are your doors up to date? Ivan Zakatey, business manager for GlenviewHaus Custom Doors & Wine Cellars, will discuss construction techniques and materials, along with ideal requirements in terms of installation and coordinating architectural styles. Finishing, energy efficiency, and flexibility in design are all reasons these constructions will provide a high-end look and superior performance.

Lunch will be provided so reservations are essential.

 

 

Sponsored By

GlenviewHaus Custom Doors & Wine Cellars

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Thursday / December 05, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

AIA 2030 Commitment: XS S M L XL

Leopardo, 210 North Carpenter Street, Suite 300, Chicago

Please join us for the next highly anticipated AIA 2030 Chicago event at which we will highlight five different architecture firms of various sizes on how the AIA 2030 Commitment has made an impact on their firm culture:

  • Studio Nigro
  • Kipnis Architecture + Planning
  • Landon Bone Baker Architects
  • HPA
  • HED

The panelists, led by moderator Doug Farr, FAIA (Farr Associates), will be sharing their experiences, identifying how AIA 2030 has advanced the quality of their designs, and the impact it has had in determining the next steps as they continue to push for more energy efficient buildings.  In addition, short case studies will present the opportunities and challenges that each firm has experienced while integrating the 2030 Commitment and trying to shift firm culture to make energy performance part of the dialog of the design process. The short panel presentations will provide a comparative look at a diversity of firms’ experience that will set the stage for dialog with the audience on transformation of firm culture.

NATIONAL AIA RESOURCES

Sponsored By

Leopardo

Hosted By

2030 Comittment Working Group and Environment KC/COTE

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Tuesday / December 10, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Healthcare KC planning meeting

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

All heathcare designers and industry colleagues are invited to our final planning meeting of the year. We will be discussing plans for 2020, including:

  1. 2020 KC leader elections
  2. New Year Party Planning
  3. 2020 Programming

Call-in number: 312/376-2766, then enter 4240 #

Hosted By

Healthcare KC

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free