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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Tuesday / December 10, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
All heathcare designers and industry colleagues are invited to our final planning meeting of the year. We will be discussing plans for 2020, including:
- 2020 KC leader elections
- New Year Party Planning
- 2020 Programming
Call-in number: 312/376-2766, then enter 4240 #
Non Member Price
Monday / December 16, 2019 / 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Please join us for the last presentation of 2019 with a brief update from the computation group and a presentation from Scott Davidson, Product Manager from Robert McNeel & Associates, developer of Rhino. Recently, McNeel has been introducing a series of new development tools and open source projects that really expand where Rhino geometry can be used both inside and outside Rhino. Scott will explain the current and future strategy of these tools including Rhino/Grasshopper inside Revit. This new technology presents a fundamental change in the way we look at the Rhino and Revit interoperability workflows.
The presentation will start at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments provided.
Chicago Computation Group
Non Member Price
Wednesday / February 19, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Can you give three mornings or more of your time? Become a mentor in the AIA Chicago Foundation's Architects in Schools (AIS) middle school program.
AIS is an initiative that brings architecture professionals into Chicago Public School classrooms to introduce middle school students to the field of architecture and to discuss the broader theme of architecture as a change-maker. It is a 8-week long program, with 4-6 practicing architect volunteers visiting a single classroom once a week for the duration of one class period (1.5-2.5 hours depending on school) and culminating in a loop architecture field trip and firm tour. The curriculum consists of an introduction to architecture and design, design exercises, and a final group project.
Beginning in March we will be teaching in the schools listed below. Teaching days and times are forthcoming.
Chavez Elementary School (Back of the Yards)
Pullman Elementary School (Pullman)
Sawyer Elementary (Gage Park)
6:00-7:30 – Curriculum overview and teaching tips (mandatory if you are new to the program) & Q & A
7:30-8:00 – Meet your team and sign up for classroom sessions
Dinner will be provided.
More about Architects in Schools. Find Mentor job descriptions here.
Can't make the training session, but still interested volunteering or have a specific questions about the program? Contact Allison Freedland, email@example.com.
The program is run by the Community Interface Committee with support from the AIA Chicago Foundation.
Community Interface Committee and AIA Chicago Foundation
Community Interface Committee
Non Member Price