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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Thursday / December 17, 2020 / 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.

[Note, watching these program recordings cannot be self-reported for CEU credits, per AIA National.]

Visit AIA Chicago's Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/aiachicago

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / January 28, 2021 / 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

How Trauma-Informed Design Can Help Heal and Empower Our Communities and Schools

Online

Educational challenges and the amplified exposure to systemic inequities wrought by the pandemic are having wide-ranging effects on students and educators everywhere—particularly those who have, or are, experiencing trauma. (Even before COVID-19 struck, the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence found that over 60% of children under the age of 18 had experienced some form of trauma, crime, or abuse in the prior year, with some experiencing multiple traumas.) This interdisciplinary and interactive presentation will offer several design patterns and processes with the hope of helping school and community architects address two of the most critical issues of our time—social-emotional learning and trauma-informed design. 

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Speakers:

Victoria Bergsagel is an educator passionate about designing schools where all students achieve. She founded and directs Architects of Achievement  (Mercer Island, WA) and has a gift for nurturing people’s talents and insights to arrive at inspired solutions. She has been a teacher, counselor, principal, adjunct professor, community relations director, and school district administrator. As director of educational design in a large school district, she led the educational program planning upon which the construction of new schools was based. As the director of educational partnerships at a brain research institute, she worked with an interdisciplinary team to conduct, integrate, and interpret the world’s leading brain research. Now working as an educational design strategist throughout the US and abroad, Victoria has served on numerous award-winning design teams, advised the White House on STEM education, published several articles, co-authored Architecture for Achievement, served on the AIA jury to select the nation’s best K-12 and higher education designs in 2015, and has served as a lecturer at Harvard, Berkeley, USC, Lewis and Clark College and Seattle Pacific University. Four of her high school projects have been recognized as James D. MacConnell Award finalists—considered by many the top school planning and design award in the world. In 2011, her Marysville Getchell High School project won the MacConnell and was named the best school design in the US by the National School Boards Association.

Lorne McConachie, FAIA, is a Principal at Bassetti Architects (Seattle, WA). Lorne has over 40 years of experience planning schools that focus on personalized, collaborative spaces that support differentiated learning, engaged communities, and sustainable connections to place. He is especially adept at trauma informed design where safe, welcoming, and flexible spaces are vital. Lorne's architecture, writing, speaking, and consulting have contributed to enhancing learning environments, inspiring students, and enriching communities. Lorne co-authored Architecture for Achievement and several published articles. His work has been recognized with A4LE's MacConnell Award for Raisbeck Aviation High School (2014 finalist), Lynnwood High School (2010 winner), Todd Beamer High School (2004 finalist), and Edmonds-Woodway High School (1999 winner). Under his leadership, Bassetti has been recognized locally, regionally, and nationally with numerous awards for transformational educational designs that embrace strategies for changing curricula, enhancing communities, environmental stewardship, and technology integration.

Amy Yurko, AIA, is the founder of Chicago-based BrainSpaces, Inc. As both a licensed architect and educator, she applies brain-focused strategies to the planning and design of learning environments. Incorporating a growing body of brain-focused research, her firm’s unique approach blends education and architecture, promoting the allocation of physical resources where they will yield the maximum educational value. Through an extensive body of work, Amy had earned the international distinction of “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Association for Learning Environments for her excellence in engaging communities to plan and design powerful environments for learning throughout the world, including several award-winning projects with co-presenters Victoria and Lorne. Amy has held faculty positions at Harvard University, the University of Southern California, Illinois Institute of Technology, and within Chicago Public Schools.  She currently serves on the national AIA Board Knowledge Committee, as immediate past chair of the national AIA Continuing Education Committee and has served on the AIA Chicago Board of Directors.

Hosted By

Education KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / February 02, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Design for Aging KC Planning Meeting

Online

Join the Design for Aging KC for a lunchtime planning session for winter and spring programs. All are welcome to attend and contribute ideas. 

Register for this collaborative meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrce2grzwqGtyUY5WLCtZM2TeYW_qx05W9 

Hosted By

AIA Chicago Design for Aging Knowledge Community

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / February 04, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Socially Just Design in Chicago: 5 projects that activate communities

Online

Socially just design is defined by the following objectives: first, to engage a broader cross-section of society, especially those not typically able to access architectural services and, second, to create innovative design solutions that address complex social and economic inequities that impact these communities. Learn about projects, firms, and organizations addressing the design needs of Chicago communities.

Panelists: 

This program is the second in a series to highlight the AIA Chicago Foundation's new award The Roberta Feldman Socially Just Award. The award intends to honor excellence in built projects and design programs guided by the conviction that access to high quality architecture is not a privilege, it is a human right. It will be launched in 2021 in conjunction with AIA Chicago's Design Excellence Awards.

  

Photos:  1) The Hive  2) Boxville

Register via ZOOM

Hosted By

AIA Chicago Foundation & Community Interface Committee

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / February 04, 2021 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Healthcare New Year Party with Sara Marberry

Online

  

Join AIA Chicago’s Healthcare Knowledge Community for our annual New Year Party! Hosted virtually via Zoom, this year we will network, recognize our community’s 2020 accomplishments, and hear an inspirational speech from the renowned Sara Marberry, EDAC, writer, blogger, and marketing consultant at Sara Marberry LLC. You are welcome to join with your favorite beverage in hand for an evening of conversations and inspiration for the upcoming year. Thank you to our event sponsor, Interwoven, a new brand of Kimball International, for helping to make this virtual event a success. Registration will be limited to 100 attendees: a waitlist will be available for those who register after the 100-person cap.

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Speaker: Sara Marberry, EDAC, is a nationally known healthcare knowledge expert. A frequent speaker, blogger, and tweeter on current trends, she is the author/editor of five books and a regular contributor to healthcare and senior living design publications. Sara is also a strategic marketing and business development consultant, working with companies and organizations in the healthcare and design industry. A founding board member of the nonprofit Center for Health Design (CHD) in 1993, Sara was instrumental in its growth and development, serving in various volunteer, consulting, and staff roles. Sara served as CHD’s Acting President in 1999 and as its consulting Director of Communications for more than 14 years.She has spoken at many national conferences and meetings, including the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress, Children’s Hospital Association International Facilities & Capacity Conference, Healthcare Design, the Joint Commission Conference on Quality & Safety, and NeoCon World Trade Fair.
 

Sponsored By

Interwoven, a brand of Kimball International

Hosted By

Healthcare KC

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / February 11, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Self-Advocating: The Missing Soft Skills of Architecture

Online

"Professionalism" is a broad term that encompasses numerous soft skills, yet many professionals-- emerging or fully emerged-- struggle to understand what they entail, and why they are so highly prized by employers. In this workshop, led by YAF co-chair Justin Banda, Assoc. AIA (Legat Architects), attendees will work to uncover their inherent leadership traits such as management, team spirit, initiative, and presentation skills, and how to apply them to real-world office situations. Learn about the traits of an ideal team player and prepare to become one in your workplace.

  • Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to identify a variety of soft skills and be able to differentiate them from hard skills as they relate to the AEC industry.
  • Upon completion of this session, participants will utilize the DiSC method to identify their own personality drivers and establish clear lines of communication with their teams.
  • Upon completion of this session, participants will understand the dichotomy of the "ideal team player" in the context of humble, hungry, and smart co-working and project management.
  • Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to analyze and transcend difficult interpersonal situations in the workplace by identifying potential personality stumbling blocks and heading them off early.

A handout will be sent to attendees on registration.

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Hosted By

Young Architects Forum

Learning Units

1.5 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free