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.

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Tuesday / May 21, 2019 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

High Performance Facades

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

 Cornell University, Bill & Melinda Gates Hall, Computing and Information Science. (Photograph by Matthew Carbone, Photographer LLC)​

Façade transparency can connect building occupants to the outdoors, as well as bring daylight and fresh air in. However, glass is also a key driver of energy consumption, besides being a potential source of glare and thermal discomfort. Designing a high performance façade that enhances transparency without increasing a building’s carbon footprint requires understanding the needs of the space and meeting them through one of many alternatives for façade design. This session will cover the basic principles and latest research on façade thermal performance and associate visual comfort and occupant comfort, as well as introduce a variety of façade design strategies that can help a design team find the right façade solution to meet their design needs.

Our speakers will:

  • Define high performance facades.
  • Provide an overview of factors which affect energy performance of a façade.
  • Explain the basic principles behind envelope heat loss, and the critical aspects of tackling thermal bridging and infiltration simultaneously.
  • Describe the aspects of facade design that impact thermal comfort.

Speakers:

  • Alejandra Menchaca, PhD, LEED AP, WELL AP, Senior Associate, Sustainability – Boston Leader
  • Diarmuid Kelleher, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, Associate, Façade Engineering – Chicago Leader

Bring your lunch/beverages provided.

Sponsored By

Environment KC/COTE

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$15.00




Tuesday / May 21, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

YAF FIRM CHAT: Partners by Design

Partners by Design, 363 West Erie Street, Suite 600, Chicago

At Partners by Design​, architecture and new business venture go hand-in-hand. Is this the future of design firms? Learn about the firm’s entrepreneurial beginnings, interdisciplinary approach, and business model, all started out by entrepreneurial employees enabled by PBD. The firm believes it has created an amazing platform that represents the future of practice, far beyond traditional architecture. In addition to PBD, their companies are Spark (Environmental Graphics), VIZFIRE (Design Visualization), and gravity.labs (Advertising Agency), and ONE Global Design. We will tour the office and hear from:

  • Ron Carlson, Founding Partner and CEO
  • Kiley Maas, Newly Licensed Project Architect
  • Jeremy Gentile, Assoc. AIA, Project Architectural Designer

Attendance limited to 40.

Please note that this event is intended for young architects and emerging architects.

Sponsored By

Young Architects Forum and Partners by Design

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Wednesday / May 22, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Women Leading Hospitality Design in Chicago

IIDA, 111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 222, Chicago

Designers and Architects Talk: Design and its Impact on Client Success is a three-part series presented by IIDA (the Commercial Interior Design Association) and AIA Chicago to address commercial interior architecture and design. Both architects and commercial interior designers will learn from the provocative discussions about projects, firm leadership, and design strategy.

Program #3: Women Leading Hospitality Design in Chicago

Moderated by Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA; IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO

  • Karen Herold, principal, Studio K
  • Jackie Koo, AIA, IIDA, principal, KOO
  • Laurie Miller, AIA, principal, Anderson/Miller
  • Meg Prendergast, principal, Gettys Group
  • Patricia Rotondo, Assoc. AIA, IIDA, senior principal, Antunovich Associates

All programs take place at the national headquarters of IIDA and include a reception.

  • 5:30 pm      Networking Reception
  • 6:00 pm      Panel Discussion

Continuing education will available for both architects and commercial interior designers.

IIDA and AIA member price: $10 + processing fee  >>> Use promo code IIDA-AIA-Member

Non-member price: $20 + processing fee 

Student members of IIDA, AIA, and AIAS will receive a free ticket with the student promo code; limited free tickets available. Contact IIDA or AIA Chicago for details.

Click here to register through eventbrite

Sponsored By

Host Sponsor: Corporate Concepts. Champion Sponsors: Bernhardt Design, Mohawk Group, Mortarr, Patcraft, Shaw Contract, Steelcase, Tarkett, Wilkhahn

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

$10.00

Non Member Price

$20.00



Thursday / May 23, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

UIC Master Plan Update: 2018 Implementation Plan

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

What will the University of Illinois at Chicago campus look like in the future? The UIC Master Plan Update: 2018 Implementation Plan builds on the University’s 2010 Master Plan and provides data-driven and inspirational recommendations for the physical development of UIC’s campus over the next ten years. The update provides a framework to guide the construction of new facilities and open-space improvements that will support UIC’s strategic priorities, drive excellence, enhance UIC’s identify, strengthen the student experience and connect the campus with the city of Chicago.

This is the first in a series of programs examining the process of campus planning, needs assessment, project funding and implementation. We seek to explore the latest developments in the large urban university campus master planning, explore resulting impact on local community, economy and diversification of educational opportunities. Join us in a discussion about the urban campus development options, future project typologies, and the challenges of creating academic campus capable of supporting multigenerational students and accommodating diverse learning styles.

SCHEDULE

  • 5:30 PM     Networking       
  • 5:45 PM     Presentation     
  • 6:30 PM     Q/A                  
  • 7:00 PM     Event ends       

Speaker: David Taeyaerts, AIA, PE, Associate Vice Chancellor Learning Environments & Campus Architect at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Sponsored By

Education KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$15.00







Wednesday / May 29, 2019 / 12:00 AM

Lean in Design Forum Returns to Chicago

Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago

The annual 2019 LCI Lean in Design Forum, in partnership with P2SL and national AIA, is a unique event at which designers come together to learn about and advance lean methodologies. Industry-leading design practitioners will present on how lean techniques free up time for creative decision-making and innovative problem-solving on current topics affecting the design community.

Click here for full details and registration from LCI.

Sponsored By

Lean Construction Institute, P2SL, American Institute of Architects

Member Price

$595.00

Non Member Price

$705.00



Saturday / June 01, 2019 / 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take me out to the ball game: summer fun for members, friends, family - June 14

Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 West 35th Street, Chicago

June 1 is the last day to get tickets for the annual AIA/CSI/ASSA ABLOY baseball event.

Members, friends, and family are welcome to enjoy ASSA ABLOY’s hospitality and an evening watching the Chicago White Sox play the New York Yankees at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 14 - Rock N' Roll Night with post-game fireworks! Enjoy a tailgate picnic courtesy of Dewain Peterson, CSI, CDT, ASSA ABLOY. All seats are $30 for members of the three sponsoring organizations and their guests. Tickets are in Section 154.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS THROUGH AIA EASTERN ILLINOIS. 

Parking is on your own. Click here for “Getting to the Game” information.

SCHEDULE

  • 5:10 PM            come to Parking Lot "B" for tailgate and to get your tickets from Dewain Peterson
  • 7:10 PM            play ball!  

Sponsored By

AIA Eastern Illinois, ASSA ABLOY, CSI Chicago chapter, and AIA Chicago

Member Price

$30.00

Non Member Price

$30.00



Saturday / June 01, 2019 / 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tour: Senior Living at Independence Branch Library and Senior Apartments

Independence Branch Library and Apartments, 4024 North Elston Avenue, Chicago

This mixed-use building is a collaboration between the Chicago Public Library, Chicago Housing Authority, and developer Evergreen Real Estate Group, and is one of three such projects across the city. It combines a neighborhood library branch with affordable senior housing above. The architect for the Independence Branch was John Ronan Architects. Representatives from both the developer and architectural team will lead the tour of this recently completed project.

Learn about best practices in senior housing and new models of community integrated senior housing. We will also discuss the challenges of design senior housing as part of a larger, mixed use, urban project.

Meet at the apartment entrance.

Sponsored By

Design for Aging KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$15.00




Thursday / June 06, 2019 / 12:00 AM

A '19 AIA Conference on Architecture - Advance rates end May 8

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

     

Every year the Conference on Architecture travels to an iconic city for three immersive days of what’s new and now in architecture and design. In 2019, we’re heading to Las Vegas, a city that captivates millions of visitors each year and is home to some of the most exciting and imaginative architecture and experiences in the world.  

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Saturday / June 08, 2019 / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Volunteer at the HOW organization with the Community Interface Committee

HOW North is located at 1607 W Howard St., Third Floor, Chicago, IL, 60626.

Join the Community Interface Committee and volunteer with the HOW organization, a homelessness advocacy group that runs a housing first model with accompanying programs and services that help women, families, and children pull themselves out of homelessness and prevent them from re-entering it. Volunteers are needed to sort, count, fold, and determine usability of donations for their In-kind donation program.

Since 1983, HOW has been a leader in permanent solutions to homelessness. Through prevention strategies; expanded, affordable, supportive housing; and individualized support services we have helped thousands take back their lives. HOW operates under the Housing First Model, which ensures that homeless individuals are housed as quickly as possible, and then provided with tools for success and self-sufficiency.​

 

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago and its Community Interface Committee (CIC)

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




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