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.

Monday / April 26, 2021 / 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



Tuesday / May 11, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Interior Architecture Details Behind (or In Front) - Part 2

Online

“In pure architecture, the smallest detail should have a meaning or serve a purpose.” - Augustus W.N. Pugin (1812 -1852), designer of Tower of “Big Ben”, London

This program features four 2020 AIA Chicago Design Excellence Award project submissions. Architects and designers will present their projects and discuss the development of a key detail and/or concept that enriches the architectural interior. Attendees will learn about development and impact of well executed project details. Join the IAKC in this stimulating design presentation!

Featured projects and presenters Include:

Register here to attend on Zoom 

Photos: Top left, The Studio: Sarah Crowley; Top right, Tree: Mariusz Mizera Photography; Bottom left, Feature Wall: Steve Hall, Hall + Merrick Photographers; Bottom right, Makom Rina: Steve Hall, Hall + Merrick Photographers.

Hosted By

Interior Architecture KC

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Wednesday / May 12, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Living in History: Tiger Senior Living

Online

Heidi Wang, AIA and John Cramer, Assc. AIA will give an overview of the opportunities and challenges involved in adapting historic buildings into apartments for seniors and will take a deep dive into a newly completed historic renovation project located in Paris, IL. The project involved converting a historic high school, built in 1909, into 40 apartments for lower-income seniors. They discuss the historic tax credit process and the specific design challenges that the historic requirements posed for the project. The architects will also take a virtual tour through the completed project, now in the early stages of occupancy.

Speakers: 

Register on Zoom

Hosted By

Design for Aging and Historic Resources KCs

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free






Thursday / May 13, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

CRAN Spring Series #1 -- Small Green

Online

Welcome to the annual Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) spring residential series. In pervious years we offered three sessions on one afternoon; this year, our three sessions are on three separate days. Our first session considers the green aspects of custom residential design. Our first speakers will address:

  • How can architects “future proof” their projects?
  • With limited time and budget, what are the most important ways to conserve energy and water?
  • For renovations and additions, how to manage the “energy interface” between new and old construction.
  • What is one detail most designers don’t get right?

   Speakers:

Click here to Register. 

Thanks to our sponsors:

         

Sponsored By

Dacor, PAC-CLAD

Hosted By

Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN)

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

$10.00

Non Member Price

$20.00



Friday / May 14, 2021 / 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Building ADUs in Chicago: New Coach Houses

Online

On May 3, 2021, the City of Chicago begins accepting permit applications for Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs) in five community areas. Would you like to learn more about this ordinance? Join AIA Chicago, ULI Chicago, and the City of Chicago for a three-part series on zoning and building code requirements for coach houses and conversion units (basement or attic units). These sessions are intended for design professionals and contractors. Click here for informaton on the ADU ordinance.

Speakers:

Grant Ullrich, JD, Assoc. AIA
Managing Deputy Commissioner
City of Chicago, Department of Buildings

Patrick Murphey
Zoning Administrator
City of Chicago, Department of Planning and Development

Click here to register with ULI Chicago

These sessions will be recorded and available on AIA Chicago’s Vimeo page.

Sponsored By

City of Chicago

Hosted By

ULI Chicago and AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Friday / May 14, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Taking expansion joint design from misery to victory

Online

Architectural drawings often include a manufactured expansion joint system, sized to accommodate the anticipated structural movement of the joint, with limited consideration to the adjacent building enclosure systems. Structural engineers view expansion joint systems as a separator between two buildings that move differentially, while building enclosure engineers consider expansion joints as a connector between roof, waterproofing, air/water/vapor control layer, and fire barrier systems. This BECC presentation will address how to detail, develop, and construct expansion joint systems to maintain enclosure air/water/vapor and thermal barrier continuity and prevent leakage. The presented approach is based on the presenters’ combined experience in managing projects that include expansion joints from design to final completion and in investigating failed expansion joint systems.  

Speakers:

  • Luke Niezelski joined the building technology division of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) in 2014. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Massachusetts and is experienced in the investigation/assessment, design, construction administration, monitoring/inspection and field-testing of historic and contemporary building enclosure systems.  Luke has been involved in various Boston high-rise construction projects and is routinely collaborating with architects, owners, and contractors on complex building enclosure designs.
  • Sophia Salah is a consulting engineer and has been with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) for over ten years. She is licensed as a Professional Engineer in California and Massachusetts and works frequently with architects, owners, and contractors on both new design and rehabilitation projects. Ms. Salah is experienced in both the west coast and New England regions, and specializes in investigation and design of complex enclosure systems including below-grade waterproofing, plaza waterproofing, roofing systems, opaque cladding, and curtain wall systems.

Registration: BEC Chicago members will receive an invite with registration link approximately 7 to 10 days before the event. Non-members should contact Jeff Diqui at jdiqui@imiweb.org to request an invite.

Hosted By

Building Enclosure Council-Chicago

Learning Units

1.5 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / May 18, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

CRAN Spring Series #2 -- Beyond the Pretty Picture: Telling the Home Story

Online

The full value and character of a project often cannot be captured by one, or even a series of still images and there are many types of projects that simply cannot be done justice using visuals alone. Furthermore, for most people the custom residential design process and the distinctions of a fully customized home are often not clear. This presentation will focus on the importance of explaining the process and how best to document the final product.

   Speakers:

Click here to Register.

Thanks to our sponsors:

          

Sponsored By

Dacor, PAC-CLAD

Hosted By

Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN)

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

$10.00

Non Member Price

$20.00



Tuesday / May 18, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Condominium Projects: If You Build It, They Will Sue

Online

AIA Trust presents a webinar for AIA members that will focus on the risks faced by architects in designing condominium projects, including residential subdivisions, common interest developments, and mixed-use projects. Importantly, it will also focus on ways to mitigate those risks.

Even during a pandemic, multifamily developments continue to be built. Condo projects are also notoriously prone to claims. Design firms must be meticulous about their risk management practices in order to avoid pitfalls and protect your practices. The presentation will offer practical approaches to manage these risks with a focus on best contract practices, suggestions for maintenance manuals and CC&R protections, and a discussion on insurance options.

The webinar will be presented by respected construction attorneys Jacqueline Pons-Bunney, Esq. and Peter Stacy, Esq., who run the AIA Trust Practice Coach service for AIA members. 

Click here to register with AIA Trust

Members of AIA Chicago are eligible to call Practice Coach for access to legal professionals who can help manage risks and minimize claims, whether dealing with clients, contractors, employees, or others. Practice Coach is a service of AIA Trust, geared toward smaller firms who have questions or concerns but may not be ready to engage legal counsel: risky practice scenarios including negotiating and interpreting contracts, resolving or mitigating disputes, determining when to hire a lawyer, and more. Click here to learn more about this service or call 800/688-9780 to speak with an attorney. 

Hosted By

AIA Trust

Learning Units

1.5 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Wednesday / May 19, 2021 / 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

Managing, Adjusting and Innovating through Disruption: Accelerating Forward

Online

The LCI Lean in Design Forum will take place virtually on May 19-20, 2021. This year’s theme is Managing, Adjusting and Innovating through Disruption: Accelerating Forward. The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) is excited to present its annual Design Forum again this year. LCI’s goal is to transform the design and construction industry through Lean solutions. The Design Forum is intended for designers and architects interested in improving efficiency and workflow by integrating Lean methods into their work.

When you attend this year’s Lean in Design Forum, you will:

  • Learn about how Lean innovations have supported the design industry in the COVID environment
  • Build and strengthen valuable relationships with fellow design and construction professionals
  • Build upon what Lean design and construction experts discussed in 2020 and discover ways to accelerate forward!

Click here for LCI Lean in Design Forum information.

Get connected with LCI by following us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Search #LCIDesign21 to stay up to date with the LCI Design Forum!

Sponsored By

Lean Construction Institute

Member Price

$375.00

Non Member Price

$375.00



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